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  • Dual Trace
  • 17 Valves (5 per Y-amp + 7 timebase)
  • 5" Green screen CRT with 4KV EHT.
  • 15MHz Bandwidth
NOTES

A dual trace 'scope based around the use of plug-in units. The following plug-ins were available :-

CX1441   Wide-band amplifier, DC-15MHz, 10mV/cm
CX1442   High gain differential amplifier. 100uV/cm but a lousy DC-7.5KHz bandwidth
CX1443   General purpose timebase to 0.5uS/div
CX1444   Sweep delay timebase, based on CX1443 but added 0-100mS trigger delay and TV synch seperator.
CX1448   Wide range timebase
CX1449   Wide band differential amplifier. DC-10MHz, 10mV/cm.

This particular example is fitted with two CX1441 Y amplifiers and a CX1443 unit timebase / X amplifier.

Click on image for complete advert [121K]
In the USA, this scope was distributed by the Heathkit company. Although Heathkit are better known for supplying kits, this scope was supplied ready built and rebadged as a "Heath-Solartron". However it seems to have been quite expensive, the $450 price tag being for just a base unit. Add at least $350 for two 'Y' amplifiers and a timebase plug-in. Thanks to Bob Perlstein for this additional information.
Advertisement from a 1969 Heathkit catalogue.
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SERVICE
DATA
You can fins a copy of the operating instructions and basic schematic on the service data page.
CURRENT
STATE
CRT is bright and well focussed. Time base works, as does channel 2. However channel 1 only seems to work on "A.C. x 10", the trace dissapearing on "A.C." and "D.C.".
WHERE
FOUND
The NVCF for 10. I must have been ill that day as there was a pile of 3 of these 'scopes on offer for 20 but I didn't buy them all because I was concerned about where to put them all. Like I usually think about such things!

Left Hand Chassis [20K]

Left Hand Chassis [21K]


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