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Subject: [TenTec] 3-500Z
From: aa8ve@juno.com (JEFF S JOHNSON)
Date: Wed, 6 Oct 1999 11:09:07 -0400
Sorry Phil, I don't have a source for you ( May want to try 'RF Parts' ) 
but I do have a question to anyone about the 3-500Z.  A few months ago I
was into my Centurion cleaning and inspecting and noticed the tubes have
a silver coating around the lower part of the glass on the inside. I
can't see it when the tubes are on but when the filaments are off and
outside light source is used . This amp is about 3 years old and not used
all that much maybe 10 hours a month tops and generally don't run over 1
kw out. I've not noticed any drop in output or change in loading. Just
wonder if this is normal ageing or something to worry about. I have a few
older tube rigs that I know have this silver color in them, more than
just around the getters, and some are almost black but I never knew if
this was a sign of a weak tube or not.   

Thank you all, 73   Jeff  AA8VE

On Wed, 6 Oct 1999 09:00:38 -0500 psmith@indian.vinu.edu writes:
> Where can I get a good price on a pair of 3-500Z tubes?
> Phil, AA9ZZ
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