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Offline retiredcaps

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I would love to find this article (6 page technical analysis in Electronics magazine) about the Fluke 8020 as per

"The little gray box that started a revolution"

support.fluke.com/find-sales/download/asset/2386856_a_w.pdf

I have searched on/off for months and I realize Electronics magazine is now defunct.

If anyone has a scan or would be willing to share a copy of the 6 page technical analysis in Electronics maagazine, I would appreciate it.  I'm trying to learn more about how multimeters work and I think this article might help me understand more.
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You need that PDF file you linked? If so I just got it on my PC from the net, let me know so I can figure how to put it here. It is only 4 pages article by the way but over 13mb.

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The problem was file being 13mb and the online PDF reader (adobe in my case) was timing out and giving a lot problems that’s why I directly downloaded it.

Now I have remake the pdf file and it is less than half mb so I am uploading it here on the forum, you can download it from here now  ^-^

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Sorry if I was not clear.  I'm looking for the 6 page technical analysis in Electronics magazine as referenced in the article called The little gray box that started a revolution.

I can read and download the Fluke article fine.  I want the 6 page technical analysis of the Fluke 8020 that as written in Electronics magazine.
 

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I looked best I could and it doesn't seem to be on the 'net.

You might take a look at the service manual, it's as detailed as you could possibly want.
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Sorry if I was not clear.  I'm looking for the 6 page technical analysis in Electronics magazine as referenced in the article called The little gray box that started a revolution.

I can read and download the Fluke article fine.  I want the 6 page technical analysis of the Fluke 8020 that as written in Electronics magazine.

No, you dont have to say sorry, it is my busted a$$ English I should read better sorry.

Offline retiredcaps

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I looked best I could and it doesn't seem to be on the 'net.
I appreciate your effort in locating this article.

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You might take a look at the service manual, it's as detailed as you could possibly want.
I have looked at the service manual, but since I'm relatively new to this area, I wanted a historical perspective of how "leading edge" the 8020 was when it was released.  I have no idea of the evolution of the hand held multimeter.

For example, did the 8020 introduce any new technology during its time that we all taken for granted now?  Or was the manufacturing and assembly of the 8020 a break through process?
 

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I'm keen to know what "Electronics" magazine is, never heard of it?  :-//

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Offline GK

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I'm pretty sure that's "Electronics and Wireless World" - an excellent magazine that was hijacked by audiophile nut jobs in the end and then promptly died.
 
EA in the 80's used to re-print  Electronics and Wireless World circuits in their "Circuit and Design Ideas" section (very distinct drawing style), and always attributed them  "From Electronics."
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I'm keen to know what "Electronics" magazine is, never heard of it?  :-//
I think it was this one?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronics_(magazine)

And no, I don't have $10K for anyone who has the article.  ;)
 

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronics_(magazine)
And no, I don't have $10K for anyone who has the article.  ;)

Ah, well there you go!
Most likely never reached aussie shores, and it died pretty much pre-internet, so that's why I've never heard of it.
There has to be some prize for anyone who find the article!

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Found some scans of the mag:
http://users.monash.edu.au/~ralphk/electronics-nostalgic-adds.html
Oz reader, so it did make it here by the sounds of it.

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My memory is probably faulty then; though I'm reasonably sure Electronics was a common abbreviation for E&WW.
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