On 2/12/2012 6:27 PM, N2BC wrote:
> 10 Commandments of Electrical Safety:
Thanks, that's one of the versions, but not nearly as colorful as the
one we had in the shop. <:-))
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> Subject: Re: [Amps] 3-500z amp homebrew question
> On 2/12/2012 12:52 PM, John Lemay wrote:
>> If you did not understand the reason for that choke, do you think you
>> should be doing any work inside the amplifier ?
> We all have/had to start some where and asking questions is a good place to
> start. It's where you learn to keep one hand in your pocket and don't wear
> rings, watches, neck chains, or other jewelry while working on *stuff*, but
> we didn't have to worry about static electricity ruining parts.
> My first transmitter didn't work worth...crap. Pair of 6L6's Then I
> discovered those blue resistors were all wire wound. Wondered if that might
> have an effect, probably not but I replaced them with carbon composition to
> see if it did and it it worked great, right off.
> It was amazing to watch the blue glow change in time with the keying...along
> with the glow of the plates. (Two years later I was working with 100 to 200
> KW Plus.) There were all kinds of tubes available for a buck or two new, and
> generally free at the local TV repair shops.
> On top of that the local hams would usually help out and sell or give parts
> to build most anything unless it was their favorite final like 304TLs, Of
> course even the high power ones were a whopping $5 or $10 USD.
> 800V can kill you just as dead as 3000, it just can't reach quite as far and
> you know those filter caps can hold a charge a longggg time without a
> Beware the lightning that lurketh in charged capacitors!
> Anyone have the 10 commandments of electrical safety?
> Roger (K8RI)
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