You are right about the 'not a directly heated cathode'. I've not detected
what-so-ever in this amp with the B- setup I have. If I used a standard CT
transformer for B- the hum would be there. When time allows, I will hook
the scope up and double check the amp.
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Subject: Re: [Amps] YC-156 Triode
In a message dated 9/8/2005 5:56:31 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
My filament transformer didn't have a center-tap
so I improvised a B- by using an artificial centertap made of diodes
to each leg of the filament's secondary.
This tube is NOT a directly heated cathode. It has a indirectly heated
cathode ... connection to the cathode is the outside heater connection. This
is where you connect the B- through a RF choke to the tube. I found that any
other B- connection to this tube will induce hum in the transmitted signal
do to the AC heater current ending up in series with the cathode B-.
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