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Valve Testing Equipment (Radio / Audio)

Postby steve_horsfall » Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:23 pm

I might have picked on the wrong site for my research, but now I have a login ID , I will ask a stupid question!
"anyone out there have information on old RADIO VALVE TESTER's"
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Re: Valve Testing Equipment (Radio / Audio)

Postby stosostu » Sat Aug 27, 2011 1:19 am

What would you like to know?
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Re: Valve Testing Equipment (Radio / Audio)

Postby steve_horsfall » Sun Aug 28, 2011 7:58 pm

I have a valve tester made by Transmission Products Pty Ltd Sydney. Type 862. I am looking for any info regarding operating instructions / circuit diagram. It is similar to the PATON-PALEC tester, but has an adapter that is not the same as the Paton-Palec.
I found this website by typing in Tansmission Products Pty Ltd,(google) It seems this site is more for the muso's than for old radio techs like me. But any info is good info!
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Re: Valve Testing Equipment (Radio / Audio)

Postby mylesgm » Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:48 am

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Re: Valve Testing Equipment (Radio / Audio)

Postby stosostu » Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:40 am

There is one of these at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, so they may be able to help. I also understand that one of the members of the Geelong Amateur Radio Club has one with a manual, which he may be willing to copy for you.
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Re: Valve Testing Equipment (Radio / Audio)

Postby Ben M » Mon Aug 29, 2011 1:51 pm

Steve
PM'd you a contact who will know.

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Re: Valve Testing Equipment (Radio / Audio)

Postby rick » Tue Sep 13, 2011 5:35 pm

Plenty of old radio tube type guys hiding amonst our lurking ranks
So dont be afraid of the music:)
Lots of guys with specific and seemily useless information
Hang around here
Its not untill we all start talking that we find out
The useless is very usefull

I have one of those valve testers you have
But mine is magical
Any tube you place in it ends up not working!
Looks good while it ruins them though
Smells good too :)
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Re: Valve Testing Equipment (Radio / Audio)

Postby stosostu » Wed Sep 14, 2011 2:00 am

Rick, your valve tester reminded me of a device one of the students at RMIT made, when I was there. It was for testing glass fuses. If the fuse was OK it would blow it and light up a LED indicator. If the fuse was already blown it would not do anything. It certainly worked as described, but I don't think it ever made it to market.
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