The TV-10 is not a very well known tube tester. There just
wern't very many of them made. It is basically an upscale version of the ever
popular TV-7. Like most other US military tube testers, the TV-10 is a mutual
transconductance tester designed by Hickok.
Uses the mutual transconductance method of measuring tube quality. This
is the most reliable method known for assessing tube quality. The TV-10 reads
the mutual transconductance directly on the meter in micromhos while the TV-7
only reads a relative number on it's meter.
Neon light shorts test
Sensitive gas/grid emission test
Sockets include 4 pin, 5 pin, 6 pin, 7 pin, loctal, octal, 7 & 9 pin
minature, acorn, (SEPTAR and 2C39 on TV-10/D only. The TV-10/A does not have
the 2C39 or Septar sockets). The TV-10/A and TV-7 require adapters for septar
and 2C39 type tubes.
Built in roll chart for popular tube settings.
Bias circuit is fused (TV-7 is not)
Includes copy of Setup Book, Setup Supplement with obsolete tube types,
and Field & Depot Maintenance Manual