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[AMPS] What (modern) tube to use?

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Subject: [AMPS] What (modern) tube to use?
From: (Steve)
Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999 09:52:35 -0500
Hello all,

Henry has been using this tube in some of there amps since the mid 80's.

73 de Steve, NJ4F

At 09:21 AM 2/19/99 -0500, Joe Subich, W8IK/4 wrote:
>> Consider the 3CX1200A7. This IS a 3-1000Z in a ceramic-metal package. A
>> very rugged, instant on, tube.
>The 3CX1200A7 (instant on, reasonable drive/gain, etc.) is certainly an
>interesting tube but I'm concerned that the only commercial user seems
>to be Ameritron and I have my doubts about the long term availability of
>a tube designed for the amateur market that is not getting a lot of use.
>The Ameritron amplifiers seem to have suffered from "marketing redesign"
>according to user reports and the quality of the components used in the
>plate circuit don't seem to be up to heavy duty operation (RTTY contesting,
>   ... Joe Subich, W8IK/4  ex-AD8I
>       <W8IK@IBM.NET>
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