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RE: [TowerTalk] Vacuum tube 100 years old today

To: 'Tom Rauch' <>,,160m QTH <>,
Subject: RE: [TowerTalk] Vacuum tube 100 years old today
From: Steve Katz <>
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2004 09:29:49 -0800
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> "For many applications a relative newcomer, the transistor,
> is replacing vacuum tube types because of the greater
> inherent reliability, lower power consumption, and smaller
> size. However, the complete replacement of the tube by the
> transistor does not seem likely, for the latter has
> shortcomings at high temperatures and high radiation
> intensities and in the production of high power at high
> frequencies. "
> ::Funny part is, that description is still pretty accurate, isn't it?
> Especially the part about high radiation intensities and the production of
> high power; I guess it depends on your definition of "high."  I haven't
> seen any solid state microwave ovens yet....-WB2WIK/6

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