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Re: EEVblog #416 - 35 Years Of Test Equipment
« Reply #25 on: February 02, 2013, 05:42:59 pm »
Ah, at 21:12, the "University Professional MVA-50", the almost twin sister of my Micronta 22-203.


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Re: EEVblog #416 - 35 Years Of Test Equipment
« Reply #26 on: February 02, 2013, 11:24:48 pm »
Dave,  as promised, here are couple of photos of the NLS LM-4 digital meter.  It arrived today and it is still new and unused in the original box where it's been for the past 38 years. It's serial number 069.  I'm not opening the probes packet but I did plug it in and confirmed it still works on all ranges.  It's tiny. The face is only 2 1/2 inches wide.  I can't believe I found a new one still in the box.

WOW, serial number 069!
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Re: EEVblog #416 - 35 Years Of Test Equipment
« Reply #27 on: June 26, 2013, 10:14:31 pm »
I remember as a child I tweaked the "funny" little switches on one of those LM-4. :palm:  ;D
Two of them laying around on my fathers workbench. One of it was damaged if I remember correct and he repaired the unit. I clearly remember the strange odor when he solder on the small PCBs.
I have to ask him where they are today ;-).

Here are some of the old gear porn in my little "museum".

HP 970A Probe Multimeter and Tektronix TEK T202. The T202 is not showing any signal. Not even noise or zero.  :-\

Note: I have a very nice german Tektronix brochure "Die Multi-Mini-Oszilloskope" with a lot of nice pictures. The scan is a 6.6MB PDF. If anyone interested in I could send it via eMail.

YES - The late 80's -  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: EEVblog #416 - 35 Years Of Test Equipment
« Reply #28 on: June 27, 2013, 01:07:43 pm »
Great video Dave! I love old vintage test gear porn!
Thanks to you I now know where my onehunglow volt meter got it's face from.
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Re: EEVblog #416 - 35 Years Of Test Equipment
« Reply #29 on: June 28, 2013, 01:35:07 am »
Ah, at 21:12, the "University Professional MVA-50", the almost twin sister of my Micronta 22-203.

I've got one very similar to that one but the 4 probe connections are on the left side and the sections are color coded.

The 22-204 "Range Doubler"
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Re: EEVblog #416 - 35 Years Of Test Equipment
« Reply #30 on: October 24, 2013, 04:53:07 pm »
enjoyed this video, I love seeing older electronics magazines and project books!

I suppose when I started fully getting into electronics was the time it really started to die for hobbyists, I remember reading all the books in school and borrowing as many as I could from the library, I managed to save up and bought funway 1 and funway 2 into electronics ( dick smith electronics books and these never really had any ads in them for test equipment, the older project books were far more interesting to me) sadly by the time id built all the projects in funway 2 and wanted to get funway 3 it got phased out and replaced by the " discovery " series and started to get out of my range of affordability, internet then became one of the broadest resources of all this amazing knowledge. I remember when a friend of the family found all these books he left in his shed and were getting damaged by the leaky roof so he handed them all to me!

project books
Talking electronics - security devices
Talking electronics -bugging and its prevention
eit - circuit techniques volume two  ( the how, what, which, where, why and how much anthology of electronic components, circuits and techniques.) 1983
eti - simple projects volume 3
eti - top projects volume 4
eti - top projects volume 5

I still now refer to some of those books and some times just flick though them page by page over and over and wonder and wish I could get my hands on some of the test equipment from back then just cause of how it looked  :-DD

out of all the projects this one out of volume 4 I found the most satisfying, one of the PCBS actually came with the books which were given to me but the other I had to make my self- ended up putting together a stereo amplifier after sourcing all the bits and after the 30 seconds I lost faith in audio gear available off the shelf for home use.  :--

heres the backs of 2 of the books
bugging and its prevention on the left and eti simple projects vol 3 on the right

and seeing the add for this made me smile! I had been wondering how much they sold for here in Australia and that video answered that question for me.  :-+ :-+
Trio CS1560  ;D


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