Manuals, Service Notes, Brochures, and Data Sheets

The historic rollout of Hewlett-Packard equipment is detailed below, along with our archive of equipment manuals, service notes, data sheets, brochures, and any available collector references. The dates below mark the first and last year of appearance for an item in printed catalogs, or price lists. Models prefixed by an “*” character use waveguide or band designations (i.e. “*281A” waveguide launch is/was available in S281A, G281A, through P281A), and “#” represents suffixes (often for dB attenuation or coupling).

Please click here for our PARTS PAGE. Also, collectors interested in the age of vintage equipment, please see the SERIAL NUMBER page.

Sorry, but the dates column are current only through the 1955 catalog… Please volunteer to give us a hand! There are other versions of this kind of table published, but all lack the date ranges critical to collectors. There are some old HP manuals available at BAMA and their mirror site, as well as not-so-vintage manuals from Agilent in their Technical Support section, or at the Agilent FTP account that holds manuals not yet posted …

Vintage HP Equipment Dates, Descriptions, Manuals, and Other Links
Model Number First Year Last  Year  Description Manual Link or Other Link
2 and 3 digit Models 4 and 5 digit Models are below
none 1972 1972 Barney Oliver Stereo Amplifier (Photograph of S/N 230) Internal Memo
100A 1941 1948 Secondary Freq Standard 100kHz, 10kHz, 1kHz, 100Hz Manual
100B 1941 1948 Same as 100A, adds temp controlled crystal Manual
100C 1950 1952 Freq Standard 100kHz, 10kHz, 1kHz, 100Hz Manual-sn-57
100D 1950 Freq Standard 100kHz, 10kHz, 1kHz, 100Hz, 10Hz Manual-sn-142
100E Freq Standard
110 1948 1948 Frequency Divider output 100 to 10 Hz
120A-AR Oscilloscope 200kHz BW Manual s/n prefix 051
120B Oscilloscope 450kHz BW Manual
122A-AR Oscilloscope 200kHz BW dual trace s/n<100 Manual
130A Oscilloscope 300kHz BW Manual 1956-ed.
130B-BR Oscilloscope 300kHz BW Manual s/n prefix 201
Manual s/n prefix 521 
Manual s/n prefix 946
130C Oscilloscope 500kHz BW Manual s/n prefix 644
140A Oscilloscope Manual s/n prefix 326 , Brochure
141A Oscilloscope Manual
143A Wide screen oscilloscope Manual s/n prefix 925
150-1000 AC/DC Preamp Chopper Manual
150-1100 Carrier Preamp Manual
150-1300 DC Coupler Manual
150-1500 Low Level Preamp Chopper Manual
150-1800 Sanborn Division Stabilized DC Pre-Amplifier Manual
150-2000 Sanborn Division Dual Channel DC Amplifier Manual
150A-AR Oscilloscope 10MHz BW Manual-SN-40
162B Oscilloscope plug-in dual trace amplifier Manual
166D Delay Generator Plug-in for Oscilloscope Manual
175A Oscilloscope Manual SN344-x
Manual SN235-x
Service_Notes 175A
180A Oscilloscope Brochure
181T-TR Oscilloscope 5 MHz Manual SN1503A-1531A
183A/B Oscilloscope Brochure
184A-B Oscilloscope with plug-ins Manual SN1316A
185A Oscilloscope, 500 MHz Sampling Brochure
185B Oscilloscope, 1000 MHz Sampling Manual
187B Dual trace vertical amplifier for the model 185A/B oscilloscopes Manual
196A Oscilloscope Camera Manual
2S XY recorder (Moseley Division) Manual
200A 1941 1952 Audio Gen 35Hz to 35kHz, 1W/500 Ohms Manual-1951Manual-1961
Terman and Hewlett’s October 1939 oscillator article in the IRE (now IEEE) Proceedings Oct-1939-IRE
200AB 1955 Audio Gen 20Hz to 40kHz, 1W/24.5V Manual s/n>7725Manual s/n prefix 008
200B 1941 1952 Audio Gen 20Hz to 20kHz, 1W/500 Ohms Manual
Brochure (1941)
200C 1941 1952 Audio Gen 20Hz to 20kHz, 10V/1000 Ohms Manual-sn-above 50000
200CD 1955 Audio Gen 5Hz to 600kHz, 160mW or 20V o/c Manual-sn-605
200D 1941 1952 Audio Gen 2Hz to 70kHz Manual Circa 1950
200H 1950 1952 Audio Gen 60Hz to 600kHz Manual-sn-438
200i 1945 Audio Gen 6Hz to 6kHz Manual
200S Signal Gen 5 Hz to 600 kHz in 5 ranges Manual SN-001-103-129-229-332
200T 1955 Audio Gen 250Hz to 100kHz, 160mW or 20V o/c Manual-sn-200T
201B 1945 Audio Gen 20Hz to 20kHz, 3W/42V/600 Ohms, 1% Distortion Manual-sn-768
201C Audio Gen 20Hz to 20kHz Manual
202A 1952 Audio Gen 0.01Hz to 1kHz Manual s/n above 5612
Manual s/n prefix 037
202B 1948 Audio Gen 0.5Hz to 1kHz, 10V/1000 Ohms Manual-sn-1647
Service Note 202B-1
202D 1948 1952 Audio Gen 2Hz to 70kHz Manual-sn-81053
203A  Variable Phase Function Gen 60kHz Manual-sn-425
204A 1950 1952 Audio Gen 2Hz to 20kHz, portable battery operation Manual-sn-186
204B Audio Gen 5Hz to 560kHz Manual sn-416
205A 1941 1952 Audio Gen 20Hz to 20kHz, 5W, output meter and attenuator Manual-sn-953
205AG 1941 Audio Gen 20Hz to 20kHz, 5W, output meter, attenuator, gain set Manual-sn-953
205AH 1945 1952 Audio Gen 1kHz to 100kHz Manual-sn-223
206A 1948 Audio Gen 20Hz to 20kHz, output meter and attenuator Manual
207A Audio Sweep Oscillator 20Hz to 20kHz Manual
209A Sine/Square Oscillator 4Hz to 2MHz Manual-sn-818
210A 1941 1952 Square Wave Gen 20Hz-10kHz Manual-sn-1112
211A 1955 Square Wave Gen 1Hz-1MHz ManualService Note 211A-1A
211B Square Wave Gen 1Hz-10MHz Manual
212A 1950 Pulse Gen 70ns to 10us pulses, rep rate 5kHz Manual
230A 1952 1952 Carrier Test Oscillator 35Hz to 35kHz
233A 1952 Carrier Test Oscillator 50Hz to 500kHz Manual-snprefix-003
234A 1952 1952 Carrier Test Oscillator 160Hz to 160kHz
240A Sweep signal generator 4.5 to 120MHz (Boonton) Manual
*281A 1952 Adaptors, Waveguide to Coax *=Band
*290A 1952 Adaptors, Cover to Choke Flange *=Band
297A Sweep Drive (motorized) Manual
300A 1941 Harmonic Wave Analyzer 0-16kHz Manual
320A 1941 1952 Distortion Analyzer 400Hz-5kHz Brochure
320B 1941 1952 Distortion Analyzer (50Hz to 7.5kHz in 6 frequencies)
325B 1941 1948 Distortion Analyzer (30Hz to 15kHz in 9 frequencies)
330B 1945 Distortion Analyzer (20Hz to 20kHz) Service Note 330B-3E
330C 1948 Distortion Analyzer (20Hz to 20kHz) VU meter
330D 1950 Same as 330C with AM detector
335B 1948 FM broadcast monitor 88-108MHz Manual
335C 1950 1952 TV broadcast monitor 60-88MHz Manual
335D 1950 1950 TV broadcast monitor 180-216MHz Manual
335E 1955 TV broadcast monitor channels 2 to 83 Manual
336C 1952 1952 TV broadcast monitor 60-216MHz
350A 1945 Attenuator: 1 to 110 dB, 100kHz, 500 Ohm
350B 1948 Attenuator: 1 to 110 dB, 100kHz, 600 Ohm
350C Attenuator: 1 to 110 dB, 1MHz, 500 Ohm Manual
350D Attenuator: 1 to 110 dB, 1MHz, 600 Ohm Manual
360A 1950 Low pass filter 700 MHz
360B 1950 Low pass filter 1.2GHz
360C 1950 Low pass filter 2.2GHz
360D 1950 Low pass filter 4.1GHz
*370# 1952 Attenuators, Fixed *=Band, #B=6dB, #C=10dB, #D=20dB, #E=30dB
*375# 1952 Attenuator Variable Flap, 25dB max *=Band, #B=6dB, #C=10dB, #D=20dB, #E=30dB
*380# 1952 Calibrated attenuators *=Band, #B=6dB, #C=10dB, #D=20dB, #E=30dB
*382A Waveguide variable attenuator Service Note 382A-1A
AC-4A Decade Counter Manual
AC-4B Decade Counter 200 kHz Manual
400A 1941 1952 VTVM 30mV to 300V, 10Hz to 1MHz Manual s/n prefix 8504
400AB 1955 VTVM 10Hz-600kHz, 3mV-300V in 11 ranges Manual s/n prefix 482
400B 1950 1952 Low Frequency VTVM, 2hz to 100kHz Manual s/n prefix 8938
400C 1950 1952 Wide range VTVM 20Hz to 2MHz Manual
400D 1955 Wide range VTVM 10Hz to 4MHz Service Note 400D-2CService Note 400D-4B
403A AC Voltmeter Manual
403B AC Voltmeter Manual s/n prefix 0986A
404A 1950 1952 VTVM portable Manual s/n prefix 462
405C & CR Digital Voltmeter Manual
410A 1945 1950 VTVM 20Hz to 700MHz Manual
410B 1952 VTVM 20Hz to 700MHz Manual s/n prefix 024
410C VTVM Military Manual
Safety Note 410C-14A-S
411A RF Milivoltmeter Manual-Scan-1
412A VTVM Manual-ArmyManual s/n prefix 004

Manual s/n prefix 134

Service Note 412A-2A

Service Note 412A-4

Service Note 412A-5

Service Note 412A-6

Service Note 412A-7

Service Note 412A-8

412AR VTVM ManualService Note 412AR-2
415A 1950 1952 Standing wave indicator (for slotted line) Manual s/n prefix 2852
415B 1955 Standing wave indicator (for slotted line) Manual
416A 1955 Ratio Meter
417A 1950 VHF detector 10MHz to 500MHz Manual
420A 1955 Crystal Detector Type N
425A Microvolt Ammeter Brochure
427A AC Voltmeter Manual s/n prefix 947
428B Clip-on DC milliamp meter Manual s/n prefix 131
Manual s/n prefix 995
430A 1950 1950 Bolometer power meter Manual
430B 1952 1952 Microwave Power Meter Manual s/n prefix 461
430C 1955 Microwave Power Meter
431B Microwave Power Meter Manual s/n prefix 233
440A 1952 Detector Mount Type N
442B 1952 Type N broad band probe (for slotted carriage)
444A 1952 Type N broad band probe un-tuned (for slotted carriage)
450A 1948 Amplifier 10Hz to 1MHz, 20/40dB gain Manual s/n prefix 010
451A 1952 1952 Bridging amplifier 20Hz to 1MHz
452A 1950 Capacitive Voltage Divider 1000:1 Manual
452-95A 1952 Adapter for 452A to 410B-VTVM
453A 1950 Capacitive Voltage Divider 100:1 (410A)
454A 1950 Capacitive Voltage Divider 100:1 (400C)
455A 1948 50 Ohm Type N adapter for 410A (bridge)
456A AC Current Probe 25Hz to 20MHz Manual s/n prefix 103
458A 1948 50 Ohm Type N adapter for 410A (terminating)
459A 1950 Resistive Voltage Multiplier 100:1 (410A)
460AR 1950 Amplifier 3kHz to 140MHz, 20dB Manual s/n prefix 046
Manual s/n prefix 1996
460B/BR 1952 High output 460A Manual
470A-F 1950 Current Shunt for 400A,B, or C VTVM
475A 1950 1950 Bolometer mount 300MHz to 1GHz
475B 1950 Bolometer mount 1GHz to 4GHz Manual s/n prefix 11
476A 1952 Universal Bolometer mount 10 MHz to 1GHz
477A 1955 Coaxial Thermister Mount
*485 1952 Detector Mount  *=Band
490A 1955 TWT Amplifier 2-4GHz, 10mW
491A 1955 TWT Amplifier 2-4GHz, 1W
492A TWT Amplifier 4-8GHZ 20mW Manual s/n prefix 010
494A TWT Amplifier 7-12.4GHZ 20mW Manual s/n prefix 010
500A 1942 1952 Direct Reading Frequency Meter 10Hz to 50kHz Manual sn prefix 2589
Manual s/n prefix 2315
500B 1955 Frequency Meter 1Hz to 100kHz Manual
500C 1955 Tachometer Frequency Meter 60RPM-6,000,000RPM Manual
505A 1945 1952 Tachometer Frequency Meter 300RPM-3,000,000RPM  (calibration / scale variant of HP 500A) Manual s/n prefix 2589
505B 1945 1952 Tachometer Frequency Meter 50Hz to 50kHz (calibration / scale variant of HP 500A) Manual s/n prefix 2589
506A 1955 Optical Tachometer pickup
508A 1955 Tachometer Generator 15-40,000 RPM with 60 cycles per revolution Data Sheet
508B 1955 Tachometer Generator 15-40,000 RPM with 100 cycles per revolution Data Sheet
508C/D Tachometer Generator Data Sheet
510A 1952 1952 Mixer for 500A
512A 1955 Pre-Scaler Extends Range of 524A Counter to 220 MHz (Hi sens 50 Ohm)
512B 1955 Pre-Scaler Extends Range of 524A Counter to 220 MHz (140mV input)
520A 1952 Nuclear pre-scaler 10 MHz, 100:1
521A 1955 Frequency Counter 1Hz to 120kHz
522A 1952 1952 Same as 522B but with only 1 second gate time
522B 1952 Electronic Counter 10Hz to 100kHz
523B Electronic Counter Manual s/n prefix 894
523DR Electronic Counter Service Note 523DR-2Service Note 523DR-3A
524A 1952 1952 Frequency Counter 0.01Hz to 10MHz
524B 1955 Frequency Counter 0.01Hz to 10MHz
525A 1955 Frequency Converter Extends 524B’s Range to 100 MHz
525B 1955 Frequency Converter Extends 524B’s Range to 220 MHz
526A 1955 Video Amplifier (Can be used with 524B to increase sensitivity)
526B 1955 Time Interval Unit, 1us to 100 days Manual s/n prefix 024
*530A 1952 Frequency Meters, Reaction *=Band
540A Transfer Oscillator 100 to 220 MHz Manual
561B Digital Recorder Manual s/n prefix 334
562A Digital Recorder Manual s/n prefix 134
606A RF Signal Generator 50 kHz to 75 MHz Manual
608A 1950 1952 RF Sig Gen 10MHz to 500MHz
608A-16D 1952 1952 Tuned output cables for 608A
608B 1952 1952 RF Sig Gen 10MHz to 400MHz
608C 1955 RF Sig Gen 10MHz to 480MHz
608D 1955 RF Sig Gen 10MHz to 420MHz Manual
608E RF Sig Gen 10MHz to 480MHz Manual
608F RF Sig Gen 10MHz to 455MHz Manual
610A 1948 1948 RF Sig Gen 500MHz to 1.35GHz
610B 1950 1950 RF Sig Gen 450MHz to 1.2GHz
612A 1952 RF Sig Gen 450MHz to 2.1GHz
614A 1950 RF Sig Gen 800MHz to 2.1GHz Service Manual
616A 1948 RF Sig Gen 1.8GHz to 4GHz
618B 1952 RF Sig Gen 3.8GHz to 7.6GHz Manual
620A 1955 RF Sig Gen 7GHz to 11GHz
623B 1952 RF Sig Gen 5.9GHz to 7.7GHz
624B 1952 1952 RF Sig Gen 8.5GHz to 10GHz
624C 1955 RF Sig Gen 8.5GHz to 10GHz
650A 1948 RF Sig Gen 10Hz to 10MHz, 600 Ohms, VTVM and attenuator Manual (1956) service
Manual s/n prefix 6148
651B Model 651B Test Oscillator, Frequency Range: 10 Hz to 10 MHz, 6 bands Manual-s/n prefix 647
670HM 1955 RF Sig Gen Swept 7-10GHz
683C RF Sig Gen Swept 2-4 GHz Manual
686A RF Sig Gen Swept 8.2 to 12.4 GHz Manual
686C RF Sig Gen Swept 8.2 to 12.4 GHz Manual
691A Sweep Oscillator 1GHz to 2GHz Manual
692A Sweep Oscillator 2GHz to 4GHz Manual
693A Sweep Oscillator 4GHz to 8GHz Manual
694A Sweep Oscillator 8GHz to 12.4GHz Manual
710A 1945 1952 Power Supply 180-360V, 75mA, and 6.3 volts AC, center-tapped
710B 1952 Power Supply 100-360V, 75mA, and 6.3 volts AC, center-tapped Manual
711A 1955 Power Supply 0-500V, 100mA Manual s/n prefix 102
Manual s/n prefix 002
712A 1950 1952 Power Supply 0-500V, 200mA and 0-150V,5mA and 6.3VAC/10A
712B 1955 Power Supply 0-500V, 200mA and 0-150V,5mA and 6.3VAC/10A Manual s/n prefix 002
Manual s/n prefix 511
715A 1952 Klystron Power Supply 250-400V, 50mA
717A 1955 Power Supply 800-1000V, 25mA Powers Type 5721 Klystrons
721A Power Supply 30V, 150mA Manual
722A Power Supply 0-60V, 2A Manual s/n prefix 105
738A/AR Voltmeter Calibrator Manual
739A Frequency Response Test Set, 5 Hz to 10 MHz Manual-Early
Manual s/n prefix 010
*750# 1952 Dir. Couplers, Cross Guide *=Band, #C=10dB, #D=20dB, #E=30dB coupling
*752# 1952 Dir. Couplers, Multi Hole *=Band, #C=10dB, #D=20dB, #E=30dB coupling
777D Dual Directional Coupler  1900 to 4000 MHz Manual
803A 1950 VHF Bridge 50MHz to 500MHz Manual
805A 1950 Slotted line 500MHz to 4GHz type-N
805B 1950 Slotted line 500MHz to 4GHz for 7/8 hardline
806B 1952 Slotted line 3GHz to 12GHz type-N
809B 1952 Universal probe carriage
851B Spectrum Analyzer Display Section Manual SNP 526
*810A 1952 Slotted Sections, Waveguide, will fit 809B carriage *=Band
*810B 1952 Slotted Sections, Waveguide, has built-in carriage *=Band
*840A 1952 Waveguide Tees, Series *=Band
*841A 1952 Waveguide Tees, Shunt  *=Band
*845A 1952 Waveguide Tees, Hybrid *=Band
*870A 1952 Transformers, Slide Screw *=Band
*880A 1952 Transformers, Slide E-H *=Band
*885A Waveguide Phase Shifters Calibration Service Note 885A-1
890A Power Supply 0-320V, 0.6 Amps (Harris Division) Manual
*910A 1952 Terminations, low Power *=Band
*912A 1952 Terminations, High Power *=Band
*914A 1952 Moving Load *=Band
*920A 1952 Adjustable Shorts *=Band
K05-5060A K05-5060A Phase detector / comparator Manual S/N S-7418
FOUR and FIVE Digit Models
10811A/B Quartz Crystal Oscillator Op and Service Manual
11096A HF Probe Manual
11153A True RMS Converter for Model 3484A Multifunction Unit Manual
11180A The data storage option for the HP Model 3480A/B Multifunction Digital Voltmeter Manual
11664A Detector: RF signal levels from -50 to +10 dBm, 10 MHz to 18 GHz Manual
11729C Carrier Noise Test Set Ops-Service
11848A Phase Noise Interface Service-1st-Edition
12799A 16-Bit Relay Register plug in for 2570A Coupler Controller Spec Sheet
1331A X-Y Display Storage CRT Manual
1415A Time Domain Reflectometer for 140A Manual
1430C Sampler DC to 18 GHz Manual
1707A Oscilloscope Manual
1707B Oscilloscope Manual
1728A Display Scanner Manual
1744A Oscilloscope Manual
1750A Dual Trace Vertical Amplifier Manual
1784B Delay Generator: Provides the model 175A Oscilloscope with delayed sweep Manual s/n prefix 415
17950A XY Trace Generator Manual
1805A Dual Channel Vertical Amplifier for HP 180-series oscilloscope mainframes Manual
3047A and
Phase Noise Measurement System (also see HP 11729C, 11848A and 35601A system components)
NOTE: is a copy of the RMB software that’s been repackaged for use with the
Transera HTBasic emulator. The existing 3048A software zipfile is an archive of the original disk images.

There is also a patched software version HERE for the HP859xE series



3320A/B Frequency Synthesizer 0.001 Hz to 12.9999 MHz Manual
3450A Multifunction DMM Troubleshooting Guide and Modifications Troubleshooting
3465A Digital Multimeter Manual s/n prefix 1546
3470 Measurement System Manual
3476B Digital Multimeter Manual Ops And Service
3484A Multifunction Unit Manual
35601A Spectrum Analyzer Interface Ops-Service
35676 35676-66301 “50 Ohm Signal Divider” for 3577A Network Analyzer Schematic
Internal Photo
3577A Procedure for repairing the cursor knob assembly, submitted by Paul Grohe 3577A-Knob-Repair
3720A Spectrum Analyzer Display Unit Service Manual
3780A Pattern generator and error detector Manual
3960 3960 Series Instrumentation Tape Recorder Manual
5480A Signal Analyzer with plug-ins Manual
5501B Laser Head (Op and Service manual edited by Jack Hudler) Op_and_Service_Manual
J06-59992A Time Interval Calibrator Manual
6101A DC Power Supply 0-20V / 1A (Manual Recreated by Fons Janssen ) Manual
6200B DC Power Supply (Harris Division) Scheamtic
6236A Triple Output Power Supply Dual 0-20V and 6V Manual s/n prefix 1507A
6237A Triple Output Power Supply Dual 0-20V and 18V Manual s/n prefix 1507A
63005C Power Supply 5V 22A Manual
63315D Power Supply 5V/18A, and +/- 11 to 16V at 2 Amps Manual
6443 DC Power Supply Manual
6920B Meter Calibrator Manual_Manufacturing_Code_A
6960A Power Supply 0-36V/300 mA Manual s/n prefix G604
7414A Thermal Tip Chart recorder Manual s/n prefix 1145A
78100A Telemetry System Manual
78101A Telemetry System Manual
8552B 8552B Spectrum Analyzer RF Section Manual
8554B 8554B Spectrum Analyzer RF Section, 0-1250 MHz Manual s/n prefix 1245A
8571A Digital Signal Generator Operating and Service Manual Manual
86290B RF Plug-In 2.0-18.6 GHz Manual
8753A Network Analyzer Service-Manual
8746B S-Parameter Test Set 0.5-12.4 GHz Manual s/n prefix 1114A
8754A Network Analyzer 4MHz-1300MHz Manual