HP 200B Serial Number 187

Hewlett-Packard's "Bench Briefs" magazine was a long running periodical dedicated to service personnel and equipment maintenance. Articles typically discussed advanced troubleshooting techniques, basic electronics (as they applied to the service bench), important service tips for current HP equipment, and indexes of parts cross-references and Service Notes. Started in 1960 (?), and running until 1998 there were over 100 issues published. HP Archive needs many missing issues, please volunteer. In the current collection (1973-1998), there are only two editors. The first was Dick Gasperini, and the second was Jim Bechtold. The last page of the Nov-Dec-1974 issue has a short biography of Dick Gasperini, and he left HP in 1976 to start his own training company (with it's own periodical). He mailed this copy of DIGITAL UPDATE to previous attendees of his HP training courses (or was it to all BB subscribers). 

Jim Bechtold is retired and living in California, and we are grateful to him for loaning us many of the post 1976 issues. Jim's magazine binder also included this unpublished index.

 

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Volume Number Month Year/Link Comments
5 2 Jun-Jul 1964  
5 4 Oct-Nov 1964  
6 1 Apr-May 1965  
7 3 Aug-Sep 1966  
8 2 Feb-Mar 1968  
8 3 May-Jul 1968  
11 2 Jun 1971  
11 3 Sep 1971  
12 3 Sep 1972  
12 4 Nov 1972  
13 1 Apr 1973  
13 2 May-Jun 1973  
13 3 Jul-Aug 1973  
13 4 Sep-Oct 1973  
13 5 Nov-Dec 1973 Replacement parts cross-reference
14 1 Jan-Feb 1974  
    Apr 1974 Service Note Index
14 2 Mar-Apr 1974  
14 3 May-Jun 1974  
14 4 Jul-Aug 1974  
14 5 Sep-Oct 1974  
14 6 Nov-Dec 1974 Dick Gasperini bio
15 1 Jan-Feb 1975  
15 2 Mar-Apr 1975  
15 3 May-Jun 1975  
15 4 Jul-Aug 1975  
15 5 Sep-Dec 1975 Replacement parts cross-reference
16 1 Jan-Apr 1976 Safety related service notes for older instruments !!!
16 2 May-Jun 1976  
16 3 Jul-Aug 1976  
16 4 Sep-Dec 1976  
17 1 Jan-Feb 1977  
17 2 Mar-Apr 1977  
17 3 May-Aug 1977  
17 4 Sep-Oct 1977  
17 5 Nov-Dec 1977  
18 1 Jan-Apr 1978  
18 2 May-Oct 1978  
19 1 Nov_78-Apr_79 78-79  
19 2 May-Jul 1979 Extensive IC cross-reference
19 3 Sep-Oct 1979  
20 1 Jan-Feb 1980  
20 2 Mar-Apr 1980  
20 3 May-Jun 1980  
20 4 Jul-Aug 1980  
20 5 Sep-Nov 1980  
21 1 Jan-Feb 1981  
21 2 Mar-May 1981 Extensive IC cross-reference
21 3 Jun-Aug 1981 Replacement parts cross-reference
22 1 Jan-Feb 1982 Battery cross-reference
22 2 Mar-Apr 1982  
22 3 May-Jun 1982  
22 4 Jul-Oct 1982  
22 5 Nov-Dec 1982  
23 1 Jan-Feb 1983  
23 2 Mar-May 1983  
23 3 Jul-Aug 1983  
24 1 Jan-Feb 1984  
24 2 Mar-Apr 1984  
24 3 May-Jun 1984  
24 4 Jul-Sep 1984  
25 1 Jan-Feb 1985  
25 2 Mar-May 1985  
25 3 Jun-Aug 1985  
26 1 Jan-Feb 1986  
26 2 Mar-Apr 1986  
26 3 May-Jun 1986  
26 4 Jul-Oct 1986  
27 1 Jan-Mar 1987  
27 2 Apr-Jun 1987  
27 3 Jul-Sep 1987  
27 4 Oct-Dec 1987  
28 1 Jan-Mar 1988  
28 2 Apr-Jun 1988  
29 1 Jan-Mar 1989  
29 2 Apr-Jun 1989  
30 1 Jan-Mar 1990  
30 2 Apr-Jun 1990  
30 3 Jul-Dec 1990  
31   Jan-Mar 1991  
32 1 Jan-Mar 1992  
32 2 Apr-Dec 1992  
33 1 Jan-Mar 1993  
33 2 Apr-Dec 1993  
34 1 Jan-Mar 1994  
34   Apr-Jun 1994  
35 1 Jan-Mar 1995  
35 2 Apr-Dec 1995  
36 1 Jan-Mar 1996  
37 1 Jan-Mar 1997  
38 1 Jan-Mar 1998 Last Issue !!