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[AMPS] Re: Tube chimneys

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Subject: [AMPS] Re: Tube chimneys
From: (Jon Ogden)
Date: Mon, 9 Mar 98 18:26:51 -0600
>Got a question about do it yourself chimneys. Having determined that the
>oil cap will do just fine in my power supply, I'm now setting my attention
>on the amplifiers that it will power. I have a Svetlana 4CX800 and socket
>that I'm planning on using on 6 meters. There is, however, no readily
>available chimney for it. RF parts lists one made of teflon but they're out
>for a few months. I know I could wrap one up out of teflon sheet, but in
>discussing this with a friend he told that someone he knew made a chimney
>from a small 'microwave safe' freeze and heat container.

I am not sure how big the 4CX800 is, but I do know of people who have 
used the glass shroud from a Coleman camping lantern as Chimneys for some 
of the bigger tubes.  That could work quite well and you know that glass 
is HV safe and heat safe.



Jon Ogden

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