Richardsons owns Amperex.
Richardsons owns Cetron.
73, Tom W8JI
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Fuqua" <email@example.com>
To: "Tom W8JI" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>;
"jeremy-ca" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "c s"
Sent: Thursday, July 05, 2007 12:42 PM
Subject: Re: [Amps] tubes??
> Amperex power tubes are made by Covimag in France.
> As far as I know covimag the only one still making
> 3-1000Z,H, 4PR1000A and 4-1000A tubes.
> Triton was not very successful at making these tubes. All
> that I had seen from them were
> gassy. The Amperex ones are great and have graphite anodes
> with very internal strong plate
> supporting hardware.
> Bill wa4lav
> At 06:56 AM 7/4/2007 -0400, Tom W8JI wrote:
>> > The original Taylor seemed to disappear shortly after
>> > WW2 - or at least, they didn't seem to advertise. Yet
>> > prior to WW2, they were considered quite a good
>> > supplier
>> > of transmitting tubes. Are Cetron still around? Or have
>> > they gone, like Hytron, GE, RCA, H&K, Sylvania, Penta,
>> > and
>> > so on?
>> > Peter G3RZP
>>A US company called Richardsons Electronics is the driving
>>force behind the decline of multiple tube sources.
>>They own Amperex, Cetron, and many others. Eimac was even
>>stupid enough to allow Richardsons to become the exclusive
>>distributor of their tubes. Whoever heard of allowing a
>>company that owns or markets all the competition to be an
>>The old owner of Richardsons even publicly announced
>>(sometime back around the 80's) his goal was to corner the
>>tube market because people would pay a premium to keep
>>equipment running. That was about the time when they
>>Cetron and made it impossible to market a 572B amplifier
>>with a huge price hike.
>>If you want to see the single worse thing that ever
>>to the tube industry, look carefully at the history of
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