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Old 21st December 2001, 01:55 AM   #1
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Default Hickok 539A settings

I wanted to test 6550's on this old beast and noticed these weren't listed on any of the scroll or supplementary charts. EL34'S were listed though. I had found the set ups and readings for an EL34,on a newer Hickok, and the set up is OK but meter readings are very different than for 539A. Anyone have a clue? Thanks
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Old 21st December 2001, 02:25 AM   #2
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John,
If you're trying to test 6550s, see if it has a listing for KT88s.

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Old 21st December 2001, 02:48 AM   #3
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Yeah,checked for that right away.No listing.I wonder why.One of the supplementary charts is dated 3-1-61 and I'm fairly sure 6550's were in production by then.I poked around a couple of the Hickok sites,but didn't come up with anything conclusive.I'll keep searching though.
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Old 23rd December 2001, 04:13 PM   #4
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After poking around a bit and l came to a general consensus of opinion.First off,the 539A seems to set up a little differently than the B and C models. Tried a recommended set up for them and nothing worked.Found 2 great sites for those of us that have Hickok testers.Both Mr. Straub and Mr. Padgett have much info to share on these really neat pieces of equipment.They're also well built,a joy to operate,and I consider it industrial art.So anyway,what I came up with is: JR-5347-2 1.4v bias and a reading of 6000 on the A scale. This seems to only apply to the 539A.
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Old 27th December 2001, 03:16 AM   #5
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Update-I stumbled upon the correct settings for KT-88 on this machine. It wasn't quite where I had expected. Correct set up for KT88/6550 on a 539A is: JR-5347-2/3.8v bias/4250 on the B scale.
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