Author Topic: BK Precision 1045/1050 Telephone Tester - Sightings!  (Read 7135 times)

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Re: BK Precision 1045/1050 Telephone Tester - Sightings!
« Reply #60 on: May 17, 2018, 03:06:11 PM »
Very nice post DSK!  I too have several very good, life-long friends that I have met through telephone collecting; it IS a very special hobby indeed.

PS: I sure wish we all knew each other's "real" names on here; of course, maybe some of you like it just the way it is! ;-)

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Ray Kotke (aka Kleenax)

Agreed! I feel I have a lot of friends I have never met, and some I have, through this hobby.

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Re: BK Precision 1045/1050 Telephone Tester - Sightings!
« Reply #61 on: May 17, 2018, 03:09:56 PM »
Agreed, well said dsk. Everyone has their strengths and weaknesses and together we all help each other with our hobby. I know that if I have a problem with a circuit or need to design something to make something else work, Dag (dsk) will almost certainly draw something up and help out from 9 time zones away.

Many use their real names and others don't. I have my handle but almost always sign with my first name. To each their own, no set requirements in this area. I've often thought that a "button" by our screen name and Avatar would be a nice forum feature that when pushed would reveal the real name of a member ONLY if the member has agreed to this in his account set up AND if the member pushing the button is logged in. Just as a quick reminder of who is who. My memory is short! Of course there is the CRPF Criss Cross directory that I need to update again soon.

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=17572.0

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Re: BK Precision 1045/1050 Telephone Tester - Sightings!
« Reply #62 on: May 17, 2018, 03:21:51 PM »
Agreed! I feel I have a lot of friends I have never met, and some I have, through this hobby.

Harry Smith (aka HarrySmith)

I have never met another phone collector, ever.
But I'll take this opportunity to say again, my appreciation goes out to all who take the time to reply to my posts with help and encouragement. Thank you.

CJ (aka FabPhones)

ETA: I would love a 1050 but I don't think they had them available in Blighty.
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Re: BK Precision 1045/1050 Telephone Tester - Sightings!
« Reply #63 on: May 17, 2018, 03:31:00 PM »
Thank you for that positive feedback, it felt just important to share that feelings.
dsk are just short for my full name: Dag Ståle Karlsen.
It is a pretty tough name to pronounce for many non Norwegian tongues.  :o

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I have even got a regular New York number :-) 646 570 1796

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Re: BK Precision 1045/1050 Telephone Tester - Sightings!
« Reply #64 on: May 17, 2018, 05:47:23 PM »

It is a pretty tough name to pronounce for many non Norwegian tongues.  :o

Dag, I lived in Carinthia, Austria for while as you maybe remember. In regional accent the å is pronounced same, like an O. For example the city of Klagenfurt, pronounced Klågenfuat in Carinthian dialekt. So I always pronounced Ståle like Stole :)

My real name, well, no real secret but leads to missinterpretations by english speaking people. Glad my family name isn't "Dawn"

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Re: BK Precision 1045/1050 Telephone Tester - Sightings!
« Reply #65 on: May 17, 2018, 06:10:56 PM »
ETA: I would love a 1050 but I don't think they had them available in Blighty.

They come up ocassionally over there. That is the reason for this topic, when a member spots one they put it up here for anyone interested. Keep watching, you will find one eventually.
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Re: BK Precision 1045/1050 Telephone Tester - Sightings!
« Reply #66 on: May 26, 2018, 01:35:04 PM »
A new BK1045 listed today at a better price. Opening bid $60 or BIN $85. Free shipping within the US makes it a “deal” I would say.

Is everything normal on the back of this one? Several holes in plastic but nothing there? Power cord upper right side I guess.

Terry
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Re: BK Precision 1045/1050 Telephone Tester - Sightings!
« Reply #67 on: May 26, 2018, 08:16:42 PM »
Thanks for posting that Terry. I was just going to do the same. I haven't seen one at a good price in a long time. I have a 1045A, great tool. I don't know the difference between a 1045 & a 1045A.
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Re: BK Precision 1045/1050 Telephone Tester - Sightings!
« Reply #68 on: May 26, 2018, 09:10:48 PM »
I'm always Leary when they picture it with out power on.
I bought a couple like that years ago, got burned on one, the second one didn't work at first, but I replaced a capacitor and it worked perfectly.

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Re: BK Precision 1045/1050 Telephone Tester - Sightings!
« Reply #70 on: September 28, 2018, 10:33:13 AM »
Here ya go .... 1050 for $50 and $30 shipping within the USA! Screaming deal on the deluxe tester!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/183458202087

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Re: BK Precision 1045/1050 Telephone Tester - Sightings!
« Reply #71 on: September 28, 2018, 01:09:44 PM »
Hi all,
This is my first post but I've been lurking on the site for about a year.

I grabbed the 1050 while the grabbing was good  :D

I've got the 1045A and also the RS tester. Haven't been on for over a week and just happened to check in today and saw this. I couldn't believe it was still available at that price.

The good news is a site member got it. The bad news is another site member didn't get it.

Mike

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Re: BK Precision 1045/1050 Telephone Tester - Sightings!
« Reply #72 on: September 28, 2018, 01:34:45 PM »
Well at least a member got it. Unusually good deal. I have the 1050 and the RS tester.

My RS tester is giving me grief, function selection buttons flakey...now these ones work, later some others don’t. One of those flat plastic strips that pushes into a connector. Cleaned it and reinserted but still flakey. If anyone has a RS tester with different problems let me know, you can have mine for shipping cost.

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Re: BK Precision 1045/1050 Telephone Tester - Sightings!
« Reply #73 on: September 28, 2018, 02:31:13 PM »
I have been wanting to ask this question forever..... what do you use these for?

I have been refurbing telephones for almost 40 years and have never needed anything besides another line....and spare parts. In the beginning I had two POTS lines. When we went to Comcast (we now have Verizon) I purchased a Panasonic 616. Still have it....runs like a champ. I bought a 308 as a back years ago at a yard sale...finally sold it. The 616 is great! Just keeps on running. I use it on my test bench and for my rotary phones to play in the world outside my home.

I am confident that when I refurb a phone and say it works...it works, unless the carrier does not support rotary dial.

What am I missing by not owning one of these?  This is a sincere question and not meant to be confrontational. ...thanks...Doug
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Re: BK Precision 1045/1050 Telephone Tester - Sightings!
« Reply #74 on: September 28, 2018, 03:03:39 PM »
I've not seen the BK 1050 for sale in the UK (I do keep a lookout though) but I bought a similar thing, I got it to gauge the pulses on dials. I have a box or two of dials which need fixing up. It will come in handy where any dial needs attention, especially the phones I buy in France as those older dials are very often in need of repair and the calibration is all over the place.

This is the version I have:

'BT line tester 422a designed to test telephone lines by dividing the line and the exchange line circuit thus giving total control, designed to work to the exchange neg 50v supply or 240v ac mains. MF tones are detected by the built in detector and indicated on a led display, dial speed and ratio tests can be carried out'.
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