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 Post subject: Heathkit IO-4541 Scope
PostPosted: Jan Sun 12, 2020 5:07 am 

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Is a Heathkit IO-4541 scope good enough for troubleshooting TV's from the late 1940's to early 50's?

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 Post subject: Re: Heathkit IO-4541 Scope
PostPosted: Jan Sun 12, 2020 6:28 am 

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Yes. We used two (actually the Bell and Howell badged versions) for a few years before we got a Leader and a Sencore SC61. This was the 70s and 80s....and we serviced many tube sets. Chroma stuff can be a pain with them, but for looking at sweep signals, they do fine.

If you haven't already purchased or obtained one, I'd hold out for a Hitachi, B&K, Kenwood/Trio, or Leader scope. Not kit built, and feature filled. A dual trace 20MHz scope is my daily driver, with a 4-Channel 100 MHz Kikusui scope for the heaviest lifting.

And should you need parts for one of the Heathkits, I have the remnants of 3 of them, junked for parts(and room!) as the cabinets and knobs precluded the sale to anyone.

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