----- Original Message -----
From: "John Lyles" <email@example.com>
To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2011 3:40 PM
Subject: [Amps] 2 ways of Gettering...
> Actually the getter is there all the time and what you are speaking about
> is how to reactivate the gettering process.
> By heating "some" metallic getters such as coated plates, they attract
> more ions and molecules of gas in vacuum device. Running the plate with
> is risky in itself as it may liberate additional molecules from the plate
> which then have to be absorbed. Some tubes may be
> worsened after this process.
But this doesnt apply to the ham type tubes in service today. A 3-500 doesnt
outgas at a red color and I havent found any decrease in a hi-pot even after
an extended bright orange.
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