[time-nuts] any experts at repairing WaveTek 288's?

Brooke Clarke brooke at pacific.net
Wed Apr 30 09:46:52 EDT 2008

Hi Scott:

I've found with older equipment the most common by far problem is oxidized 
electrical joints.  Most of the time simply cycling all the connections will 
restore operation.  For more on that see: http://www.prc68.com/I/HaT.shtml

Have Fun,

Brooke Clarke
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Scott Burris wrote:
> This may be a little too far off the topic of this list -- if so, feel
> free to ignore this message :-)
> I'm trying to get a WaveTek 288 back in working order.  First problem
> is that the rotary switch on the front panel doesn't work.  Checking
> with a multimeter, it never closes any switches when rotated.  Anyone
> know of a commercial equivalent to WaveTek's part?
> Second problem is when I run calibration, I'm getting a ERR OFST ZERO
> message.  The service manual isn't helpful beyond saying to check the
> motherboard.  Anyone seen this error who could suggest the mostly likely
> failed components?
> Thanks.
> Scott

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