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Old 02-12-2011, 04:44 PM   #1
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Happiness is defined, at least in the minds of some, as a place where there's a Simpson 260 on everyone's desk.
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Old 02-12-2011, 06:00 PM   #2
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Great meters Wade! Used to use them all the time when I worked at the Telco and we still had tube multiplex carrier systems.
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I bought one in 1973, while in high school. Still have it. And in this particular shop, where I was loaned out for a week, there really was a Simpson 260 on everyone's desk.

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I have the "Triplet" (SP?) version of the 260 , got it back in the 60's and a later F.E.T. Radio Shaft knock-off, still use them both from time to time.
Being the "Ole Fart" that I am , there are some things that I just feel more comfortable measuring with an analog meter than I do a digital, also , some digital meters (even the high $ Flukes) don't always show you an AC signal floating on what should be a DC path (hard to miss the needle "twitch" on an analog meter).
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I had one of them thangs some time ago but got dropped in sewer lift station never was much good after that. I didn't drop it the guy I was working with did. Have one from RC now, still like analog readout guess I'm behind times. Every thing I have Is old and out dated. and some of it doesn't work too good.
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Looks something like this.
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I used an RCA WV-77E but hey. I know the feeling.. What was even better is a few years later when I took Electronics in College.. .Guess what meter we used.. YUP, RCA Same model I had at home.
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I've never owned a Simpson, but had a Radio Shack meter that was very similar in looks to it. I have a coouple of digital meter now and a cheap-o analog meter. Do they still manufacure a meter similar to the old Simpson I wonder?
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Old 12-03-2011, 07:22 PM   #9
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Do they still manufacure a meter similar to the old Simpson I wonder?
Last I heard the Simpson 260 meter is still in production. Sometimes you just have to have an analog meter.
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I agree Wade. I would prefer an analog meter in most of my applications but the digital is usually closer at hand.

Wade, the meter in your photo looks like brand new. You take care of your stuff, it's obvious.
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