NEVEE 6 Test Equipment Report

I attended the New England Vintage Electronics Exposition #6 in Windham, New Hampshire, on Sunday, March 5, 2023.

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I had a great time. I enjoyed seeing some old buddies and making some new acquaintances. The heavy snowfall on Saturday may have limited attendance from folks from out of state - I missed seeing some familiar faces - but the event was well-attended.

I mostly focussed on photographing the test equipment at the show, but I’ve included a few radios and TVs of personal interest, 

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such as this Excelsior 55 ...

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… and this oriental-themed TV.

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I picked up this Westinghouse for a new kitchen radio.

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This Simpson 263 “Dual Sensitivity” VOM was in excellent condition. I would have bought it if I didn’t already have one - I like the Simpson line of 7” VOMs.

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Boatanchor test equipment was a bit thin on the ground. There were lots of tube testers, and some smaller test gear, but not many HP 606A-sized pieces of test gear :-(

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A ReadRite 432A tube tester.

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Radio City Products 802N tube tester.

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Some unknown-to-me set tester.

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A Heathkit C-3 Condenser Checker.

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Heathkit IT-121 FET/Transistor Tester.

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Heathkit TV Alignment Generator.

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Philco 53-960 Tropic-Master. I have one of these in the restoration queue.

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Triplett 310-C. I wish I’d taken this home - I don’t have a 310-C, only the regular 310’s.

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HP 5300 Measuring System witb the 5304A Counter/Timer attachment.

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I took this GR 1205-B and 1210-C home, though I already have examples of each. Can’t ... resist … General Radio ...

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Hickok, on the other hand, I’ve mostly avoided. The prices are bid up too high.

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It seems the same Hickok 203 VTVM ended up on another table, later in the show.

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I should have picked up this Eico 324. People keep asking for signal generators, but I don’t have any to spare at the moment. I’m sure it would have been easy to restore and flip.

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These L&N Poteniometers always look intriguing, but who needs to measure thermocouples that way any more? If it were more useful in my cal lab, maybe ...

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An Eico 666 tube and transistor tester.

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A Hickock 600A tube tester.

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An Eico 950A Resistance Capacitance Comparator Bridge. I'm partial to the Eico blue paint scheme, but this wasn’t the day to start collecting them.

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Eico Model 145 Signal Tracer.

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Heathkit HD-1250 Solid-State Dip Meter. Note that the foam in the lid has been replaced. The black foam in mine turned into black goop that was a heck of a job to clean off the coils.

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A nice Millen Solid-State Dip Meter.

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Some nice power supplies. A Kepco Model 615 and a Kepco ATE 6-10M.

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A Clarostat 240-C. This one followed me home, too.

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A Hickock I-777 tube tester.

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An Eico 667 tube tester.

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Another view of the Kepco ATE 6-10M power supply.

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An RCA WA-44C Audio Oscillator.

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Heathkit AG-9A audio generator.

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Central Scientific something-or-other, probably a Wheatstone bridge.

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Scopes were pretty scarce. This one was an HP 1222A, a pretty low-end dual-channel scope.

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An Eico 377 Sine and Square Wave Audio Generator.

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Heathkit IC-5281 RLC Bridge.

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A Yaesu FRG-9600 VHF/UHF Receiver. I’ve always wanted one, but I’ve always been too cheap to buy one. This one looks like a nice example.

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Simpson 229-2 A.C. Leaskage Current Tester. Looks like a formidable instrument.

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A dandy Agilent 34401A 6.5-digit DMM.

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Agilent E1844B Power Meter

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Ohmite 3420 Ohm-Ranger.

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Heathkit Digital Designer breadboard setup.

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A National Panasonic DR-49, which is a European version of the Panasonic RF-4900.

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A set tester. I don’t recognize the logo on the meters, and I don’t see a name of the manufacturer.

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A very nice Measurements Corp Model 59 Megacycle Meter. I don’t think this sold at the show, or at least it didn’t sell until near the end. I have one, but I should have picked this one up rather than let it sit.

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A Heathkit PS-3 Variable Voltage Regulated Power Supply.

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An Eico 369 TV-FM Sweep and Post=Injection Marker Generator was hiding in a box underneath its manual. A very nice sweep generator.

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A Heathkit IT-1 Isolation Transformer, and a homebrew isolation transformer.

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Leader LTC-906A Transistor Checker.

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A nice-looking Sprague TO-6A Tel-Ohmike.

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A Heathkit high voltage probe.

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A military ME-297/U multimeter, missing a range knob.

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Weston 771 Tube Checker

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Heathkit TS-4  TV Alignment Generator, CT-1 Capacitor Tester, GD-1 Grid Dip Meter, with coils, and an IT-10 Transistor Tester.

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Heathkit AA-1 Audio Analyzer

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KLH Model 21

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Another view of the KLH Model 21. I was considering it as a new kitchen radio, but Sue didn’t like the styling.

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An RCA Station Allocator

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This fellow was selling off VOMs from his dad’s estate. Some nice Simpson 260’s, a Triplett 630 “Red Dot”, and a Triplett 630-APL. 

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Heathkit IP-12 Battery Eliminator.

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Heathkit IM-58 Harmonic Distortion Meter. I’ve been keeping an eye out for the earlier IM-12 version, as I prefer that styling, but I bought this one anyway.

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Two JacksonModel 112 Condenser Checkers.

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A couple of random radios.

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I rather liked the styling of this Crosley AM/FM, but Sue nixed it.

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