[Boatanchors] Test Equipment FS - updated list

Ken, W8EK kenw8ek at gmail.com
Fri Jun 16 10:42:29 EDT 2017

Oscilloscope, Variacs,
HP, RCA, and other Test Equipment For Sale:

Heath SO-4552 Dual Trace Oscilloscope:

The SO-4552 dual trace scope is a 25 MHz scope
that is very high quality.  It is patterned after the
Tektronix scopes, and looks and functions in much
the same way.

If you need a high quality dual trace scope, this is it!

This one functions 100%, and looks extremely close to new.

Manual is included for $150.


Most of us call this a Variac.  It is usually used to bring the
AC line voltage up slowly, especially on vintage equipment.
It is manually adjusted to set the AC voltage desired.

This one is rated at 300VA, with output of 0-130VAC, usable
on 60HZ.  Maximum current is rated at 3 amps.

This unit has a 3 prong grounded cord, as well as a 3 prong
grounded outlet, and a voltmeter to read the output voltage.
It also has a switch on top and a 3 amp fuse.

More info is available at
They say that the Estimated Retail Price is $186.50, which
is ridiculous.  This one works fine, and looks very close
to new.  Buy it for only $75 plus shipping from Florida.
Open Frame "Variacs"

Although we call these "Variacs" that is really a trade
name.  They are variable autotransformers, usually used
to control 120 V AC and output from zero to 130 V AC.
Often they are used to slowly bring up the voltage, or
to control plate or filament voltages in an amplifier.
Both of these are open frame type, designed to be
mounted behind a panel.

Ohmite VT-2
Rated 60 to 400 Hz, at 1.75 amps maximum, 0 to 132 V
AC output.
This one is still in its original box, unused.  EBay had
one listed at $82.  Buy this one for $45.

Superior Electric PowerStat Type 10 B
Rated at 50 to 60 Hz, 2.25 Amps Maximum, 0 to 132 V
AC output.
This one apparently has been used, as it has solder on its
terminals; it functions 100%.  EBay has these in the $50
vicinity.  Buy this one for $35.

RCA WV-150 A, Analog Expanded Scale AC Line Meter

The RCA WV-120 Power-Line Monitor is designed for use
where it is important to know the power line voltages.
It provides continuous, accurate indication of the AC
line at a glance, without the inconveniences of handling
probes and switches.

It can be used with frequencies of 25 Hz, 50Hz, 60Hz, or 400
Hz. The instrument features accuracy of +/- 2% at 120 volts
and +/- 3% at 100 volts and 140 volts. The meter has a large
special expanded scale with large, easy-to-read voltage

The meter movement is a moving-vain type. It indicates RMS
values even when the waveform is distorted. This feature is
highly desirable because it permits the meter to indicate the
presence of line-voltage "bounce" or fluctuations.

More info at

This one works 100% and looks fine. $40

RCA WA-44 B Audio Signal Generator:

This signal generator produces sine waves from
20 Hz to 200 KHz.

More details at

This one produces a nice sine wave and looks fine.

With manual for $40.

RCA WR-70 A Marker / Adder:

For more details, please see

This one works fine and looks great also.

Please make a reasonable offer.

Hewlett Packard HP 400 AC Voltmeter:

The HP-400 series is the standard for good lab quality
voltmeters with a wide frequency response (20 Hz to
4 MHz). These meters have an amplified output
terminal that can be used as a preamp for a digital
scope, a chart recorder, etc.

The HP 400 meters are all RMS reading AC voltmeters
with a large mirrored meter.

HP 400 E
This unit has ranges from 1 mv to 300 volts full scale
(-60 to +50 dbm), with a linear mirrored scale.

This one works fine, has a calibration sticker on it,
with paper work for $75.

HP 3476 A Digital Multi Meter:

The HP model 3476A is a 3½-digit instrument that
measures dc and ac volts, dc and ac current, and
resistance. It has autoranging and autopolarity
selection but it also has a range-hold function that
retains a range regardless of input changes. Note that
it measures AC currents, which many do not measure.

Full-scale ranges are from ±0.110V to ±1000V dc and
ac, ±0.110 to 1.10A dc and ac, and 1.10kΩ to 11,000kΩ.
The frequency range for ac voltage and current
measurements is 45Hz to 5kHz.

This is a very high quality DMM for the bench.
It has a calibration sticker on it (that is out
of date), which shows the quality of this meter.

This particular unit works as it should, and is
in very nice cosmetic condition.

With paper work for $120 or REASONABLE offer.

HP 5306 A, Precision DMM and Counter:

The HP 5306 A is a precision 4 1/2 digit digital multi
meter and counter combination unit. This is a lab
quality precision instrument. It is not a very high
precision, $10,000 unit, but is right below that category.
It is much better than the standard "bench" meter. It
measures DC and AC voltages to 1000 V (AC frequency
response from 40 Hz up to 100 KHz), and resistance to
10 Megs. Input impedance is 10 Meg, with extremely
high (over 80 db) Common Mode Rejection Ratio.

It also has a built in frequency counter, as an added
It is in a metal, shielded, enclosure, and is powered by
120 V AC.

This one works 100% with really great accuracy. It looks
extremely nice.
Paper work is included for only $200 or REASONABLE offer.

LG (EZ Digital) 1.5 GHz Frequency Counter:

The LG (EZ Digital) FC-7150 1.5GHz Frequency Counter
measures frequencies between 0.1Hz~150MHz in A input,
50MHz~1.5GHz in C input. Input A measures Period, Total,
and RPM. It has a 9 Digit display.

Frequency measuring range: 0.1Hz~150MHz in A input,
...50MHz~1.5GHz in C input
Period/Total/RPM measurement for input A
9 digit display
High sensitivity external reference input function
Microprocessor controlled
Reciprocal technique for high resolution at low frequency
Push-scanning for selecting function and gate time
Low-pass filter installed for removing noise signal
AC/DC coupling function with selectable X1 / X10 attenuator
Data hold function

More info at

This unit works 100%, and looks extremely nice.

With paper work for $250 or REASONABLE offer.

Bird 50 C Slug:

As many people know, the Bird 43 series of watt
meters use slugs to set the frequency and power
range that they measure.

This is a Bird 50 C slug.  That means it measures
50 watts full scale and covers a frequency range
from 100 to 250 MHz.  This obviously includes the
2 meter ham band,m as well as the 220 MHz band.

This one works fine, and appears to be new.  It
has been tested. Only $50.

I will be having more test equipment available (many
with calibration stickers on them) as I get it checked
out including items such as
RCA SC-611 Broadband Sweep Generator
RCA WR-41B UHF Sweep Generator
Boonton 92 B, RF Milli Voltmeter
Boonton 92 AD, RF Milli Voltmeter (calibrated to 600 MHz)
and some General Radio and CDE items

I also have many other accessories available such as many
different types of microphones, HTs, VHF and UHF rigs, HF
and VHF/UHF antennas, connectors, miscellaneous accessories,
Just too many to list here. Please e-mail your requests.

Prices do not include shipping from Florida.



Ken, W8EK

Ken Simpson
E-mail to W8EK at FLHam.net or W8EK at arrl.net
Voice Phone  (352) 732-8400


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