by Gary Steinbaugh, PE, AF8L
This bestseller is unique among electronics books. After explaining tube parameters and which are important to test, it describes how to design and construct testers for the tubes used by contemporary audio connoisseurs and amateur radio enthusiasts. It illustrates working with metal, plastic, glass, and vintage components; many examples and schematics are presented. It also shows how to work safely with the high voltages that are seldom encountered in modern circuitry. At home on a coffee table or a workbench, this book is full of color photographs that celebrate the artistic aspects of vacuum tubes. It delves into electron tube history, taking a humorous and even a philosophical perspective. The reader can make a shiny new tube tester that produces laboratory-quality results for a fraction of the price of a worn-out vintage tube tester.
Softcover, 240 pages