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What can I do with a lineman's test set?

I bought a lineman's test set at a garage sale for a dollar. What can I do with it, anything legal?

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AndyGadget3 years ago
 
It's not going to give you any special capabilities on the phone system but you could put a standard connector on it and use it as a fancy-shaped telephone.

buffysissy1 (author)  AndyGadget3 years ago
Could you tell me how to do that? Thanks.
 
Yep, as I say . . . Fancy telephone #;¬)
back in the day you could use it to hook up to the grey box on the outside of someones house and make long distance calls.

But that was before the Gov'ment handed out cellphones like welfare checks and people actually had land lines.

framistan3 years ago
It is just a telephone handset. made extra rugged for use outside in the rain and snow and mud. Some models have a battery inside 9volt that needs replacing occasionally.
lots can you post a pic, does it have a reflectometer and pocket oscilloscope?
A reflectometer sends a single down a wire and the oscilloscope tells you where the break in the line is.
it has a hundred pratical uses.
buffysissy1 (author)  Josehf Murchison3 years ago
It's the TS19 model, photo above
iceng3 years ago
You appear to Craft Questions like some of us create instructables
buffysissy1 (author)  iceng3 years ago
Yes, I agree, very insightful of you.
buffysissy1 (author) 3 years ago
I'll send a pic later, it's pretty basic, just a keypad I think