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 Post subject: Classic Tek, RM565
PostPosted: Jul Sun 20, 2014 8:38 am 
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yesterday I was on a meeting and got it there, now arrived is the old RM565 Dual Beam Tek.

One of his 3A6 Plugins the chopper failed, the scope self is healthy (typical for this quality of production)
But a very lot of cleaning is to do. Washing is 80% of this hobby ...

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 Post subject: Re: Classic Tek, RM565
PostPosted: Jul Mon 21, 2014 12:17 pm 
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Hello Martin,

Excellent find!! Looks like a bit of a rare scope, since it is rack mount version. I believe its the last of a breed.

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 Post subject: Re: Classic Tek, RM565
PostPosted: Jul Mon 21, 2014 5:00 pm 
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hello Mike,

I don`t know if RM565 is rare, but I wonder to see, this unit is made in Beaverton, not in Portland.
I have never seen a warm scope made in Beaverton, only small systems like 200 series.

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 Post subject: Re: Classic Tek, RM565
PostPosted: Jul Tue 22, 2014 5:54 pm 
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Newspaper article: German man found crushed to death under a massive amount of blue metallic debris when his upper-floor apartment caved in from a massive overload. Man was thought to be an eccentric hoarder.

Tek made the move to Beaverton in the 1960s and the 565, 566, etc. were the last of those product lines (late 1960s, early 1970s) so Beaverton could easily be the manufacturing location at that time.

By the way, did you ever find a 211? I noticed one for sale on ebay -- the U.S. version and it seems to be inexpensive.

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 Post subject: Re: Classic Tek, RM565
PostPosted: Jul Thu 24, 2014 11:58 am 
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hello Dean,

have I seen there a bad CRT in the 211? (deflection plate)

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 Post subject: Re: Classic Tek, RM565
PostPosted: Jul Fri 25, 2014 4:13 pm 
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I have a couple of nearly-new CRTs for the 211/212 around somewhere. I just bought a 212 inexpensively so that I can resurrect the one I have that was built up from spare boards and the batteries allowed to corrode, destroying a lot of the interior. I also now have six SC501 scopes, but since the bandwidth is 5MHz, those CRTs are probably the same as that of the 221. I need to check that out for sure. Usually, the most likely CRT failure for a 200-series is a broken filament from dropping. Usually, dropping a 200 will destroy the filament long before a deflection plate is bent as the plates are usually pretty solidly mounted in the glass rods.

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 Post subject: Re: Classic Tek, RM565
PostPosted: Jul Fri 25, 2014 10:04 pm 
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the Family picture is missing the 211 to be complete :wink: a really small Tek collection.

from left to right: 221, 214, 213, 212
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 Post subject: Re: Classic Tek, RM565
PostPosted: Jul Sun 27, 2014 10:40 pm 
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Trouble is, your biggest problem will be keeping the batteries from leaking or corroding.

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 Post subject: Re: Classic Tek, RM565
PostPosted: Jul Mon 28, 2014 11:53 am 
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Dean Huster wrote:
Tek made the move to Beaverton in the 1960s and the 565, 566, etc. were the last of those product lines (late 1960s, early 1970s)


hello Dean,

I have never seen a 566.
567 is the Sampling-Nixi-Tek (3S- and 3T Plugins), a highlight of old engineering. 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Classic Tek, RM565
PostPosted: Jul Thu 31, 2014 11:01 pm 
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Sorry. It was a typo. I meant 556, not 566.

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