This box contains precision tools and sometimes doubles as a forensic assortment which I take along on due diligence or on electrical inspection as it provides the minimum needed to investigate basic power quality problems
Notes on tool
Fluke model 111 meter
The raison detre for this meter is its low susceptibility to RF - I bought this meter with the 'crash protector' option, which is an impact shield in a bright yellow color. This extends the life of the meter from any thing short of the worst abuse and the bright color makes it much easier to find after a long night when you're packing up.
Cen-Tech Model 266 Digital amprobe/multimeter
bought this for $10.oo new so how good could it be but then again, I'm not worried about what happens to it.
Triplett Model 30 'The Grabber' analog amprobe/ohmmeter
Old faithful as it has been with me since about 1976. Has a wonderful multiplier accessory that allows current measurements of small AC line inputs, which is a most helpful troubleshooting aid for smaller plugin devices. In this box mainly for auld lange sine.
Your basic Sears builders' model 39840 protractor/inclinometer for sat alignment and a determination of pitch. One edge has a mag strip, which is helpful, when you are working on earth stations as you can attach it to some metal member that is inline with the feedhorn antenna and have both hands free to adjust elevation.
Basic belt tool pouch
Contains a leatherman tool, a small flashlight and a 4 in 1 screwdriver -- invaluable
A basic Bell System 'butt set'
For checking phone lines and sampling audio in 'bridging mode'.
At least four clip leads with #18 wire of different colors
for troubleshooting control circuits and wiring in any of the multimeters for continuous measurements
for all battery powered devices --- usually a couple of 9 volts, AAs (for the flashlight), AAAs(for pagers), etc.
There are also some 'strange' specialty items in this case such as:
Notes on tool
An electronic stud finder
A simple AC present neon detector
Voltage present pencil detector
A bag of 600 ohm termination resistors; 1 inch Phillips head rack screws in all popular sizes including 10-32,10-24 & 12-24; an IC pin straightener; a selection of under 1% precision resistors to test any ohmmeter AND a handful of #5 (that's right, # 5 thread) panhead Phillips screws to replace the ones that you lose from all those endless terminal strips that take # 6 lugs which you drop never to be found again at the most inopportune moments.