Joe, I've always been intrigued by the 3CX5000A7 and 3CX10,000B7 but Ive
yet to find a surplus one. These require no socket (bolt directly to
chassis), and the heaters draw less current than a pair of 3-500Z's. The
cathodes are oxide coated, indirectly heated (obviously), so warm up is
Don't know anyone that's used one for an amateur amp but there must be
At 06:26 PM 2/18/99 -0500, you wrote:
>OK ... I looked at my Varian catalog and the 103 Amps was for the "J"
>version of the 4CX5000/4CX1000. Still, the requirements for filament
>power, air socket and air flow are a bit stiff for the amateur builder
>(and no amateur commercial builder is using the 8171). What do you
>think ... 9 KW with 7 KV on the anode and drive by a FT-1000 <G>?
> ... Joe Subich, W8IK/4 ex-AD8I
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