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Offline willb

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Tek 547 and 575 weekend haul
« on: April 18, 2016, 02:35:00 pm »
A few weeks ago I scored some vintage HP test equipment. This past weekend was Tektronix. A 575 curve tracer and 547 oscilloscope, both with carts! Both needed a lot of cleaning, inside and out. I took all the knobs off, cleaned them with a brush, cleaned every tube individually, cleaned the sockets, cleaned and lubricated the fans, cleaned all the switches and pots, and did some minor adjustments on the 547 for DC balance. The 547 is awesome, I've been wanting a 500 series scope for a long time, but the shipping made them unrealistic for me to buy. This one appears to be sharper than my Tek 2445 and 475A!!! I absolutely love it. I have a few cabinet parts on their way from Austria to complete the units.
 

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Re: Tek 547 and 575 weekend haul
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2016, 08:34:35 pm »
Nice!  :-+ :-+

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Offline med6753

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Re: Tek 547 and 575 weekend haul
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2016, 12:38:38 am »
I hate you!  :-DD I've wanted a 547 forever.

Just kidding.....Nice!  :-+
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Re: Tek 547 and 575 weekend haul
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2016, 02:16:52 am »
Nice score. They are still using a 575 at my college.
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Re: Tek 547 and 575 weekend haul
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2016, 02:45:31 am »
I remember using one decades ago, nice scope.
You scored well.  :-+ :-+
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Re: Tek 547 and 575 weekend haul
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2016, 08:36:55 am »
Awesome haul.

I really want a 500 series but my other half said no when I explained the requirement of a "scope-mobile" to her :(
 

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Re: Tek 547 and 575 weekend haul
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2016, 01:38:19 pm »
My spouse was with me when I picked them up, which was not a good idea! Haha.  Luckily for me, we have an agreement that the basement is pretty much all mine! My spouse gave up a long time ago trying to understand my "need" to have so much test equipment.
 

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Re: Tek 547 and 575 weekend haul
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2016, 01:43:32 pm »
I'm still working on that, and lack the basement :)
 

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Re: Tek 547 and 575 weekend haul
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2016, 07:54:28 am »
Your boat won't be going anywhere with one of those beauties on the end of the chain!


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Re: Tek 547 and 575 weekend haul
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2017, 02:37:27 pm »
I realize this thread is old but wanted to try here before making a new post:

 I recently picked up a nice 547 but the amplitude adjustment is not working. I've downloaded the manual and begun reading up on it but want to know if anyone here may know (from experience) the best place to start trouble shooting it. Thank you.


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