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 Post subject: Send to Repair
PostPosted: Mar Mon 23, 2020 11:40 pm 
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Where can I get my vintage selective voltmeter repaired?


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 Post subject: Re: Send to Repair
PostPosted: Mar Mon 23, 2020 11:49 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Send to Repair
PostPosted: Mar Tue 24, 2020 11:02 am 
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The usual basic questions ...
Make and Model # of your vintage selective voltmeter?
How "vintage" is it ?
What is your intended usage?
What part of the country are you located?
Is it even worth the cost of shipping?

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 Post subject: Re: Barry H Bennett
PostPosted: Mar Tue 24, 2020 6:40 pm 
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Make: Philco/Sierra
Model: KS-15538, L5A
Year: 1960’s - 1970’s
Part of US: CA
Intended Usage: seismic monitoring, in conjunction with an Alexanderson type antenna.
- The machine was working when I bought it but it stopped when I took it on a trip. The road was fairly bumpy and the voltmeter shifted a few times. I looked for loose parts and didn’t find anything.


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 Post subject: Re: Send to Repair
PostPosted: Mar Tue 24, 2020 7:24 pm 
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Try giving Equiptek Labs in Menlo Park, CA a call...it's a one man operation, don't know what his workload is like these days.


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 Post subject: Re: Send to Repair
PostPosted: Mar Wed 25, 2020 1:12 am 
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If it had a rough ride, might want to pop the case open and see if a connector or ribbon cable may have become unseated or partially seated in there.... with the power OFF

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 Post subject: Re: Barry H Bennett
PostPosted: Mar Wed 25, 2020 1:24 am 
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Yeah I wiggled all the wires, and (safely) rocked it around a couple of times listening and looking for anything loose. I checked the exposed capacitors and didn't find anything wrong.


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 Post subject: Re: Barry H Bennett
PostPosted: Mar Wed 25, 2020 3:57 am 
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Loose_coupler wrote:
Yeah I wiggled all the wires, and (safely) rocked it around a couple of times listening and looking for anything loose. I checked the exposed capacitors and didn't find anything wrong.
Meter? Taut Band movements break. D'Arsovals jump out of the jewels...

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 Post subject: Re: Chas
PostPosted: Mar Wed 25, 2020 7:14 am 
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Well the display, dials, and switching works as normal, but the audio has seem to fail. The audio jack is in fine condition and doesn’t have any loose wires connected to it.


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