Where to get these manuals and is there any progress in making
I have a Tek
1230 which I was lucky enough to get some
pods with. I had another one w/o pods and GOOD LUCK on
getting schematics, etc on this stuff - it's a "black
art" proprietary sort of thing.
I don't hink that's the real problem. At the time of the Gould K100/K105,
both Gould and Tektronix did publish full service manuals for their
instruments, complete with schematics (I have the schematics for the
K100D, and I used a similar-vintage Tekky which had a similar manual).
Heck, Tektronix even published a service manual for the pod.
The problem is that the pods did contain custom circuitry, often as
ceramic hybrid circuits. And the 'service' was to replace a defective
hybrid. Needless to say, these hybrids are now unobtainable (although the
manuals are useful for working out kludges to replace them!).