This is the sixth part of an “N” part series documenting my restoration of the Hickok 209A VTVM, SN 1333254.
Hickok 209A VTVM Restoration Part 6: Component replacement decisions
In this Part 6 of the series I will document the condition of the passive circuit components in the Hickok 209A VTVM, and justify why I decided to replace (or not replace) them.
Initial resistor and capacitor measurements Hickok 209A
Starting with the resistors, I measured 8 initially, and of those 5 were out of marked specification on the high side. One more was right at the high side specification and two were within specification. These were all 5% and 10% tolerance carbon composition resistors. Based on these data, I made the decision to replace all the 5% and 10% carbon composition resistors. I used 1% metal oxide resistors with … Read More »