Tag Archives: Vintage

IBM 8060A/AA (Fluke 8060A) Refurbish

Not much time for blogging these days, but this one is overdue.  A reader of this blog was kind enough to send me his retired IBM 8060A/AA multimeter.  (Thank you HK.) This is really a Fluke 8060A in a light … Continue reading

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A Very Unique Fluke 8060A

Blog reader “Dmitri” has sent pictures of a very unique and interesting modification he performed on his recently acquired Fluke 8060A.  The LCD was ruined, so he has fashioned a replacement using green SMD LEDs arranged to form 7-segment numerals, … Continue reading

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Dirty Multimeter Clean-up

Recently someone asked how I get the old used multimeters featured in these blog posts to look shiny and clean.  For the most part, the answer is surprisingly simple: disassemble, scrub parts with soap and water, dry, and re-assemble. But … Continue reading

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Nixie Glow

My first ever digital multimeter was a Heathkit IM-1212.  I built it from a kit when I was a teenager (thanks, Dad.)  A whopping 2½-digit, 200-count unit with 1% ± 1 digit basic DC accuracy.  Barely a step up from … Continue reading

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Fluke 8020A LCD Replacement

Fluke introduced the 8020A in the late 1970s as its first handheld DMM.  These 3½-digit, 2000-count models can still be found on the used market, and can still be very useable, if they’re in working condition.  Unfortunately though, LCD problems … Continue reading

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Fluke 8060A Repair

[Updated June 2013, see end of article.] [Also see: newer article on IBM 8060A/AA Refurb] The Fluke 8060A is another early-80s vintage handheld DMM.  With a 4½ digit  20,000-count display, RMS-responding AC bandwidth to 100kHz, and direct readout in dB, … Continue reading

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