[Amps] triode or tetrode

DAVE WHITE mausoptik at btinternet.com
Fri Aug 27 09:37:25 PDT 2010

The downside, of course, is that I've spent the last 20 years trawling fleamarkets and amassing useful parts (ok, my wife calls it "junk") that I may need some day.  In my case (I think I must be descended from squirrels) that means a *LOT* of stuff.  I have so many old transformers of varying shapes and sizes that when the Royal Air Force practice their low flying up and down the Trent valley I'm sure that they must detect a magnetic anomaly....

Dave G0OIL

--- On Fri, 27/8/10, Bill, W6WRT <dezrat1242 at yahoo.com> wrote:

From: Bill, W6WRT <dezrat1242 at yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [Amps] triode or tetrode
To: amps at contesting.com
Date: Friday, 27 August, 2010, 16:04


On Fri, 27 Aug 2010 10:09:31 +0100, Dave White
<mausoptik at btinternet.com> wrote:

>If you love spending workshop time then how about finding the best of both worlds? Buy a second hand amp to use when you need to and so you're in no rush, and build whatever takes your fancy and provides the intellectual stimulation that floats your boat in the workshop.


Excellent suggestion. New homebrewers, please take note. Doing it
Dave's way takes away the urgency to get your project done and lets
you get some QRO on the air between workshop sessions. 

The think what surprised me the most about homebrewing my own was how
long it took from start to finish. Even with all the parts on hand
right at the start (not likely, by the way) it can still take months
to do it right. One does not slap an amp together in time for next
week's contest.  :-)

73, Bill W6WRT
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