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Do You use signal tracers now?
« on: September 22, 2019, 06:36:32 pm »
I see few old tube signal tracers with 3" speakers https://people.ohio.edu/postr/bapix/Heath_ST.jpg
But why I never seen transistor signal tracers?
Are you using signal tracers now?
Any benefits vs scopes?
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Re: Do You use signal tracers now?
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2019, 07:39:39 pm »
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Are you using signal tracers now?
Never have. I did use current tracer ( HP-547A ) to find out where my shorted power rail touched the GND though.
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Any benefits vs scopes?
Can't think of any beside the immediate audible feedback the technician gains and the built in test signal source.
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Re: Do You use signal tracers now?
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2019, 07:49:07 pm »
The signal Tracer comes from the time of the glowing radios.
A Tube is a very high impedance input what you cannot destroy with high voltage.
There is also a indicator tube what help you to see when there is a not modulated HF.
 
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