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Tektronix 316
10 MHz 3" tube scope
Tek 310

Produced from 1959 to (?)

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The Tektronix 316 is a 10 MHz three-inch scope introduced in 1959, similar to the 317. It was designed by Ron Olson.

The main difference is that the 317 has more CRT accelerating voltage (9 kV versus 1.8 kV) for a brighter, sharp display. The 316 has a portable benchtop shape.

The scope was also made in two other forms, the RM16 and the RS16. The RM16 is a rackmount version of the 316. The RS16 is also a rackmount version of the 316, but has the power supply in a separate unit so it can fit in shallow racks.

Early 316 units had selenium rectifiers. A modification kit, #040-216, was made available to replace them with silicon diodes.

316-S1

The regular Type 316 scope runs on 50 Hz to 60 Hz power and has an AC fan motor. The 316-S1 runs on 50 Hz to 800 Hz power and has a DC fan motor. A kit was available to convert a 316 to a 316-S1 in the field. From the 1958 catalog:

Fan Motor Kit — For converting Type 316 for use on 50 to 800 cycle line frequency (Type 316-S1). Contains brackets, rectifier, and fan motor. 040-141 Fan Motor Kit $40.00

RH316

Tek made a rackmount version of the 316 for Hughes in Hughes green called the RH16.

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Some Parts Used in the 316

Page Class Description Used in
12AT7 Vacuum Tube (Dual Triode) dual high-gain triode 161 180 310 310A 315 316 360 502 502A 512 513 513D 514 514AD 514D 516 524AD 529 RM529 544 546 547 556 3A2 3A75 1M1 A B C G H K L M N K R S Z
12AU7 Vacuum Tube (Dual Triode) dual medium-μ triode 122 160 161 162 181 190 310 316 317 502 502A 512 516 517 517A 526 535 536 545 545A 545B 547 549 555 575 581 581A 585 585A C D E N Q
12B4 Vacuum Tube (Triode) power triode 126 310 310A 316 317 502 502A 526 541 541A 535 535A 545 545A 546 547 549 551 555 513 581 581A 585 585A
5642 Vacuum Tube (Diode) directly-heated high-voltage rectifier 310 310A 316 317 360 453 502 502A 503 504 506 513 515 516 529 RM529 533 533A 535 536 543 543A 543B 545 545A 545B 547 551 555 556 567 575 581 581A 585 585A 647
6080 Vacuum Tube (Dual Triode) dual power triode 132 160 316 317 535 535A RM35A 541 541A 535 536 545 545A 545B 546 547 549 575 581 581A 585 585A
6AL5 Vacuum Tube (Dual Diode) high-perveance dual diode 163 181 190 310 310A 315 316 317 502 502A 503 511 511A 512 516 517 517A 526 535 535A 545 545A 549 581 581A 585 585A 551 C T Telequipment S52
6AN8 Vacuum Tube (Triode/Pentode) triode-pentode combo 310 310A 316 317 360 502 502A 516 517 517A 526 575 N
6AQ5 Vacuum Tube (Pentode) beam pentode 310 310A 316 360 512 517 517A 536 575
6AU6 Vacuum Tube (Pentode) RF pentode 2A60 80 107 160 181 190 310 310A 316 317 360 502 502A 512 513 516 517 517A 526 529 RM529 531 531A 535 536 545 545A 546 547 549 555 575 581 581A 585 585A C CA Q
6BQ7A Vacuum Tube (Dual Triode) dual triode 107 163 310 316 360 181 315 524 531 532 535 536 541 545 T
6CB6A Vacuum Tube (Pentode) pentode 105 112 316 317 503 504 513 517 517A 541 535 545 63 2A63
6CL6 Vacuum Tube (Pentode) miniature power pentode 132 310 310A 316 317 515 524 525 531 535 535A 545 545A 545B 549 581 581A 585 585A 3A74
6DJ8 Vacuum Tube (Dual Triode) dual triode 80 132 161 310A 316 317 3A75 502 502A 503 504 515 516 519 526 529 RM529 533 535 536 543 544 545 545A 545B 546 547 549 555 556 565 581 581A 585 585A 661 2A60 63 2A63 3A7 3A8 1121 1A4 67 81 82 86 3B1 3B4 1S1 B O W Z Telequipment S32A Telequipment D52 Telequipment TD51 Telequipment S52 Telequipment S51 Telequipment Type A
6U8 Vacuum Tube (Triode/Pentode) triode-pentode combo 130 160 163 310 315 316 535 545 T
T31 CRT 316
T3160 CRT 3" CRT 316