Yes regens are nice. Yup, never had a meter with a needle. I know, like old stuff, and not opposed to them, but digital readout can spoil you. I built the nixie heath around 1974-75. It was the first digital meter a regular person could afford. Or should I say Dad could. I think it was about $80.00, and thats all I got for Christmas that year.
It worked pretty good till someone tried to measure AMPS on the OHM setting. Don't know who would do that.
Got another one at a hamfest, and darn it, same mistake
. I've had my trusty beckman DM15XL for quite a long time now. I had to use a meter the other day with a needle, and had to stare at it for a few min to read the scale.
I can recommend a cheap digital CAP only meter. The ELENCO CM-1555. $30.00 and it is accurate.
My BK-875B LCR wasn't cheap, but it sure makes life real nice. Got some cheap rf chokes at hamfests. No clue on the value, but my BK sure told me
Well I have no Ideal what all this has to do with the selectoject...
I'll have to do some more digging on the SOJ.