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Re: [Amps] tubes??

To: <>, "jeremy-ca" <>,"c s" <>, <>,"Bill Fuqua" <>
Subject: Re: [Amps] tubes??
From: "Tom W8JI" <>
Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2007 17:32:44 -0400
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Richardsons owns Amperex.
Richardsons owns Cetron.

73, Tom W8JI
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From: "Bill Fuqua" <>
To: "Tom W8JI" <>; <>; 
"jeremy-ca" <>; "c s" 
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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.
> 73
> 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
>>exclusive distributor?
>>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
>>73 Tom
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