Topband: Russian Vacuum Variables on EBAY

Guy Olinger K2AV olinger at
Mon Jan 10 11:25:26 PST 2011

Bought two 1200 pf 4 kV for use on big 160 antennas out at N4AF, from
QRO-stuff.  No problems and have done the job out in remote box for
seven or eight years now. Very stable.  Quite large, drive shaft is
NOT 1/4, 12mm or almost 1/2. Most likely have to fabricate a knob or

Those big things are the final answer, absent direct lightning
strikes, for going the distance QRO.  Prices for Jennings brand new
retail are simply awful new, but on eBay the Russian listings are
affordable.  This is most like what we bought:

73, Guy.

On Sun, Jan 9, 2011 at 9:00 PM, Robert Harmon <k6uj at> wrote:
> I see some good prices on new Russian vacuum variables on EBAY.  Thinking about getting several
> for a vertical tuning unit I am planning.  Anyone bought vac vars from the Russian EBAY vendors,
> good results ?
> tnx es 73,
> Bob
> K6UJ
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