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    Takes me back to the old TV-7 tube tester...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Stranger View Post
    Takes me back to the old TV-7 tube tester...
    Just curious, does anyone else remember when they used to have tube testers in stores and you could bring in tubes and test them yourself? I know, I know I am giving away my age.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msgt/ret View Post
    Just curious, does anyone else remember when they used to have tube testers in stores and you could bring in tubes and test them yourself? I know, I know I am giving away my age.


    yep.... I went with my Dad every Saturday afternoon to one of the corner stores in town to take a cardboard box full of tubes from the old console tv..... he never missed "Saturday Night at the Fights", at least not because of a bad tube (he did manage to break a few tubes one night, including the picture tube...right in the middle of the first big win for Cassius Clay.....but that's another story)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stranger View Post
    Takes me back to the old TV-7 tube tester...
    Quote Originally Posted by msgt/ret View Post
    Just curious, does anyone else remember when they used to have tube testers in stores and you could bring in tubes and test them yourself? I know, I know I am giving away my age.
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    yep.... I went with my Dad every Saturday afternoon to one of the corner stores in town to take a cardboard box full of tubes from the old console tv..... he never missed "Saturday Night at the Fights", at least not because of a bad tube (he did manage to break a few tubes one night, including the picture tube...right in the middle of the first big win for Cassius Clay.....but that's another story)

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    Oh yes!........I remember our family's first color tv.....my dad & I kept it running until the late 1970s by taking the tubes up to the tester at the store. It seemed to be an almost weekly thing......he'd take the tubes plug them in the right socket & hit the test button. Then get a replacement from the compartment underneath the unit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JD View Post
    That's what I need for Christmas, a current multimeter that does true RMS. We've got a ton of tubes here at work, every now and then we still have to work with some of that old stuff, it really is becoming lost art, kind of like soldering, almost everything now days is becoming swap-tronics of some sort.
    I'd settle on a good-quality ANALOG mutimeter..... this digital s#!+ today stinks.....Let's bring back the Triplett or Simpson!!! Nice big, easy-to-read meter face, plenty of range....MADE IN U.S.A.----!!!

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    Neat, and I'm old enough to remember tubes as well!

    The box that I use was $79.95 from ChampionShooters and is fairly well built. You might want to check it out:

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    Just curious, does anyone else remember when they used to have tube testers in stores and you could bring in tubes and test them yourself? I know, I know I am giving away my age.
    Yep. :) I also remember the hardware stores sold guns and ammo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JD View Post
    Don't get me started, we radio guys are probably the worst kind of pack rats.
    Lol...but you know where to go when you need parts or tools...

    Nice box btw...
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    Quote Originally Posted by packinnova View Post
    Nice box btw...
    Thanks, I've got about $8.00 invested in it now. Some magnetic strip tape, some double sticky mounting pads to secure the foam and some foam from work to fill the area where I stow the scope plus some tiny wire nails to reinforce the seams.

    Now if I could just find my super glue.

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    I remember a tube tester just inside the entrance of the Supermarket we went to as a kid...

    Back to the box. I think it's great! Probably less likely to get stolen, it's way to easy to identify and it doesn't give a clue what's inside.

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    Hey, that's pretty slick, John.
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    Hey JD nice box! I got one to just like it for $5.00. And had it for years now. I always get a comment or two about it when I go to the range...mines black and a little more beat up then yours but holds everytime from targets to ammo..AND my favorite popping pistol My MK2 gov. target...
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    Quote Originally Posted by msgt/ret View Post
    Just curious, does anyone else remember when they used to have tube testers in stores and you could bring in tubes and test them yourself? I know, I know I am giving away my age.
    I remember those very well. They made me feel like a genius when I could replace a tube and the TV worked again.

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