[time-nuts] HP nixie counters, free!

Pete Lancashire pete at petelancashire.com
Fri Jan 5 14:55:45 EST 2018


Worse case pull and keep/offer the boards and the oven. Gets the shipping
costs down. Other than the power transistors they are 90% of what goes
wrong.



On Jan 5, 2018 11:45 AM, "Don" <dlewis6767 at austin.rr.com> wrote:

> Hi Scott....
> I have two of these counters and just love them.
> With the proper 'tuned-cavity' plugins, they can measure into the
> gigahertz.  Such nostalgia.
> Unfortunately, I am in Austin, TX.  They are heavy!  Want to meet in
> Atlanta????  hihi.
> Seriously, ...if you have any left over, with no homes, I might be
> interested in just the Nixie readout modules, if you would ship some to
> me.  I'll pay shipping, of course.
> Don
> N5CID
> ===========================================================
> On Fri, 2018-01-05 at 13:10 -0500, David Scott Coburn wrote:
> > Hi All,
> >
> > I have some old HP nixie tube counters (5245Ls) which I would like to
> > give away to a good home.  See the attached photo.  (Sorry for the
> > poor quality.)
> >
> > Some of them power on, some of them do not.  I don't think any of
> > them actually work correctly.  They would be good for parts.
> >
> > I am giving these away for free to anyone who is interested.
> >
> > I would rather not have to box these up and ship them.  I am located
> > on Long Island (NY) and would be willing to drive them part way
> > (within reason!) to meet if you are willing.
> >
> > I tried Craig's list with no luck.  I do not want the hassle of eBay.
> >
> > If no one is interested I will probably tear them down and get the
> > various parts into the right metal recycling bins at the landfill
> > (sadly).
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Scott
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