BOAT ANCHOR TUBE SCOPE
While making scope measurements I thought I it would be cool to fire up an old Navy vacuum tube oscilloscope and see if I could use it for my images.
But, I changed my mind pretty quickly.
After fighting to get a signal to show up after waiting 15 minutes to warm up, I decided to take the easy road.
But, it certainly makes for a better photo!
TRANSFORMER ABUSE IS NOT A CRIME
Ten hertz at 20 volts peak is absolute hell on small signal audio transformers.
The poor core has to start giving up somewhere! I felt very sad for it but now I'm over it.
Wow! It looks nasty but I'll bet it sounds really cool on some recorded Godzilla foot steps!
CLEANING UP YOUR ACT
This 1176 clone cleans up really fast above 20Hz. This is still at about 20Vpk output!
Seriously though, 20Vpk at 20Hz, this is crazy but fun. That's why we do this stuff !
FROM DC TO LIGHT
O.k., it doesn't do that. But, up to 20kHz and beyond looked really flat.
It started to roll off around the upper end of the audio spectrum.
The peaks are now just under the 20V division mark on the grid.
Again, no one in their right mind is ever going to run it this hot. At least I wouldn't think so...
Next up will be some DC measurements around the circuit. Stay tuned!