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Re: [Amps] 3CX1200 tubes

To: "'Jim Thomson'" <>, <>
Subject: Re: [Amps] 3CX1200 tubes
From: "Dick Hanson" <>
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:53:57 -0500
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These tubes are electrically similar, so they would have same IMD specs etc.

That said, the Z7 would be the better choice; an even better choice is the
YC229 which has a larger anode cooler = more dissipation.

Definitely do not need socket, but the silver plated metal clips could be
used to contact the fil pins.

Dick, K5AND

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From: Amps [] On Behalf Of Jim Thomson
Sent: Thursday, March 26, 2015 2:00
Subject: [Amps] 3CX1200 tubes

Date: Sat, 21 Mar 2015 07:30:20 -0700
From: "Randy" <>
To: <>
Subject: [Amps] 3CX1200 tubes

Aside from the physical and filament differences is there much difference in
RF performance between the 3CX1200A7, D7, and Z7 tubes?  Is one more suited
for HF SSB service (lower IMD, etc.)?  If you had all three types available
and wanted to build an HF SSB amp project from scratch, which of these would
be the best choice?



Randy, W7HR

##  For a HB amp, go with the Z7  version.  No socket required... just a
grid flange.
And WAY less C  from anode to cathode. That makes a huge difference to
A grid flange bonded to chassis provides the lowest inductive path  from
grid to chassis there is. 

##  Now if ameritron used a socket on their latest Z7 version, they have it
The older ameritron amps with the  A7 version , neutralized the amp, cuz of
the inherent high C  from anode to cathode. 

##  You want to machine screw the grid flange of the Z7 directly to the

Jim   VE7RF  

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