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 Post subject: Re: Fluke 27/FM
PostPosted: Nov Mon 21, 2016 2:58 pm 
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He already has 4 in each hand! :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Fluke 27/FM
PostPosted: Nov Mon 21, 2016 6:04 pm 
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WoodchuckTN wrote:
He already has 4 in each hand! :shock:


A dedicated test gear junkie like John would never say no to one more. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Fluke 27/FM
PostPosted: Nov Mon 21, 2016 8:38 pm 
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The 2 I ordered showed up today. They were bubble wrapped and then put in a foamed packing box. Amazing.

Both were functional once a battery was installed and they look pretty close to spec at a quick look. After I get some leads these are going to bump a couple of those HF cheapies down the queue.

On the downside, I did have to find a replacement screw and clean off some sticker residue :)


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 Post subject: Re: Fluke 27/FM
PostPosted: Nov Mon 21, 2016 9:37 pm 
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My second one came today. Wasn't supposed to be here until Friday. Battery in and it works just as well as the first. This one is in better shape than the first one. Wow, what a deal.

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 Post subject: Re: Fluke 27/FM
PostPosted: Nov Tue 22, 2016 2:26 am 
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Several of us paid $50-100 a while back which was already a great deal. $15 is simply fantastic and it is nice to know that more of us can have participate in owning such top notch multimeters. The Fluke brand has a well earned reputation for manufacturing reliable gear. Even a cheap brand meter has more precision and accuracy than we need for antique radio work. Howver a Fluke advantage is in superior protection from operator mistakes (range overload, wrong mode selected). The 27/FM has all this plus superior case construction. You will have to REALLY try to harm these meters electrically or mechanically in order to actually kill the meter. Congrats to all on a fine purchase.


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 Post subject: Re: Fluke 27/FM
PostPosted: Nov Tue 22, 2016 4:31 pm 
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I think I paid around $60 for mine five years ago, it came with the hard shell case and the 6 kV probe. I grabbed one of the 40 kV probes for it not long ago, they are often found at reasonable prices on E-Bay. The only thing I don't like on these is how they power down any time you switch past one of the two off positions, and it has to restart. Not much of a bother considering the quality of the meter.

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 Post subject: Re: Fluke 27/FM
PostPosted: Nov Tue 22, 2016 7:26 pm 
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Mine came today, packed exactly as mentioned above. It works, unlike the other one that I got months ago. I guess if you average the costs, I may still be ahead since the other one had all accessories but failed power up.

Again, thanks for the heads up.

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 Post subject: Re: Fluke 27/FM
PostPosted: Nov Wed 23, 2016 3:38 am 
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Mine still haven't arrived. They are stuck up in CO; multiple listings that just say 'In transit'--4 times for a town called Commerce City. I think their commercial enterprise is pot growing and pot smoking. They don't seem to have much interest in delivering any packages.


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 Post subject: Re: Fluke 27/FM
PostPosted: Nov Wed 23, 2016 3:13 pm 
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Main board of a 27/FM. The attention to protection is very evident. No software calibration here! (And you'll probably never have to adjust anything, it stays in spec.) Other than the main uP, it's all through-hole components, none of that pesky surface mount stuff that hardly anyone over age over 40 can see. Caddock precision resistor array is common to quality multimeters from most manufacturers of this period.

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 Post subject: Re: Fluke 27/FM
PostPosted: Nov Thu 24, 2016 12:51 pm 
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Finally got the meters yesterday; they all work and are accurate.


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 Post subject: Re: Fluke 27/FM
PostPosted: Nov Fri 25, 2016 6:30 am 
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Johnnysan wrote:
Finally got the meters yesterday; they all work and are accurate.

Good start, but you have a way to go to catch Excavatoree. See his famous Fluke staircase photo over at

http://www.eevblog.com/forum/chat/anyon ... fluke-27s/


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 Post subject: Re: Fluke 27/FM
PostPosted: Jan Sun 22, 2017 4:20 am 
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FYI - the seller has them back in stock again/ but now 25usd. Just ordered one. I think these are great meters.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/292006401195?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT

I have no affiliation with the seller.

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