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Products => Test Equipment => Topic started by: N8AUM on May 29, 2016, 09:35:22 pm

Title: Info needed on Ballantine 3440A RF Millivoltmeter
Post by: N8AUM on May 29, 2016, 09:35:22 pm
Hello all,
I just purchased this 3440A RF multimeter complete with 2 sets of 50 ohm RF probes and two 100:1 50 ohm T adaptors.
After calibration from Ballantine back in September 1989 it has been in a box until last week when I pulled it out and plugged it in.
As far as I can tell it STILL WORKS and it looks brand new !
Doing a quick search for a user's manual yielded zip so hopefully someone out there might have one for this beauty ?
 
Title: Re: Info needed on Ballantine 3440A RF Millivoltmeter
Post by: radhaz on May 29, 2016, 10:22:49 pm
Ballentine appears to still be doing business.
http://www.ballantinelabs.com/manuals.htm (http://www.ballantinelabs.com/manuals.htm)
Title: Re: Info needed on Ballantine 3440A RF Millivoltmeter
Post by: N8AUM on May 29, 2016, 11:01:28 pm
radhaz: tnx for the quick reply ! I saw that but $100 is a bit way tooo far out of reach for me for just a manual
Title: Re: Info needed on Ballantine 3440A RF Millivoltmeter
Post by: N8AUM on May 31, 2016, 06:34:18 pm
Great news,
the folks at Ballantine Laboratories, Inc. just sent me the manual which also includes the alignment procedure AND schematic ! :clap:
   
Title: Re: Info needed on Ballantine 3440A RF Millivoltmeter
Post by: Vgkid on May 31, 2016, 10:46:55 pm
That is good news. Their manual pricing drove me to buying one on epay for my 323-07 meter.
Title: Re: Info needed on Ballantine 3440A RF Millivoltmeter
Post by: N8AUM on May 31, 2016, 11:18:33 pm
Nice meter, how much did did the manual cost on epay ?
Title: Re: Info needed on Ballantine 3440A RF Millivoltmeter
Post by: Vgkid on June 01, 2016, 12:17:05 am
Nice meter, how much did did the manual cost on epay ?
i argued them down to 15, wanted 30. Plus 12 in shipping  :-//
That 12 in shipping confused me.
Title: Re: Info needed on Ballantine 3440A RF Millivoltmeter
Post by: N8AUM on June 01, 2016, 12:37:20 am
Nice meter, how much did did the manual cost on epay ?
i argued them down to 15, wanted 30. Plus 12 in shipping  :-//
That 12 in shipping confused me.

Was that for a paper copy or CD ?
 
Title: Re: Info needed on Ballantine 3440A RF Millivoltmeter
Post by: Vgkid on June 01, 2016, 02:38:28 am
Paper, but it was a copy.