[Boatanchors] How Good is the Hickok 752 (non A) tube tester?

Glen Zook gzook at yahoo.com
Fri Sep 13 10:17:17 EDT 2013

The best tube tester in the world is the unit itself!  On occasion, I have found tubes that test bad in a tube tester work fine in the equipment and tubes that test fine don't work!

In general, the Hickok tube testers are among the best around.  I have several tube testers including some from the 1930s.  When I do see a need to use a tube tester, the Hickok is the one that I use.

Several of the tube testers are pictured at:  http://k9sth.com/uploads/Even_more_recent_restoration_projects.pdf
Glen, K9STH

Website:  http://k9sth.com

 From: Robert <w4rl at bellsouth.net>
To: boatanchors at puck.nether.net 
Sent: Friday, September 13, 2013 1:29 AM
Subject: [Boatanchors] How Good is the Hickok 752 (non A) tube tester?

Subject says it all.  I have one. I've electronically cleaned all 
contacts/sockets (non-residue electronic cleaner, the tip applied "Pro 
Gold" etc), new rectifier tube (80's series) and wishing comments.  
Regardless, it's a keeper for me here in the shack.  Seems to work well 
for me (for guidance) vs 'plug a new tube in'.

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