[AMRadio] Compactrons Used In Ham Gear

Larry Will lwill at voicenet.com
Thu Apr 1 10:10:04 EST 2004

Hi Don,

The 6AN8 is a 9 pin miniature not a compactron.

Larry W3LW

At 09:49 AM 4/1/04 -0500, you wrote:
>Here is the list I come up with after searching the web and getting all of 
>your replies. Some people expressed an interest in the 6T9 tube and I 
>think those are available cheaply from AES. There is probably lots missing 
>from this list, especially many sweep-type compactron finals.
>For what it's worth, here it is. I will be going through my compactron 
>pile and posting any that I don't need. I gathered them all together last 
>night and probably have 200. But I don't recall seeing many of these types.
>Updates are always welcome.
>73, Don Merz, N3RHT
>6AF11 used by early Yaesu and GE homebrew plans. 
>See  http://www.jvgavila.com/compac.htm
>6AN8 used in Heathkit and Dynaco audio amplifiers
>6AS11 used in Heathkit SB-300, SB-301, SB-400, SB-401
>6AV11 used in Heathkit SB-401. A triple-triode supposed to be 1.5 12AU7s.
>6C10 used in Heathkit HO-10 and HO-13 'scopes
>6D10 used in Heathkit SB-401 and WRL SB-175. 6D10 is a triple triode.
>6E10 used in Heathkit SB-610 scope
>6GE5 used in Heathkit HW-16 in the final. Equivalent to octal 6DQ6B.
>6HF5 used in Drake 2-NT in the final.
>6HF9 used in Heathkit SB-300 (may not be a Compactron per-se)
>6J11 used in Heathkit SB-401
>6JB6 used as finals in the Drake T4-series transmitters
>6JM6 used in Yaesu FT-100 Transceiver
>6JS6 used in Yaesu FT-101
>6M11 used in superhet published in Elementary Electronics magazine
>6T9 used in 1972 ARRL Handbook 80/40 CW rig
>12GE5s (2) used by Heathkit HW-12,22,32
>Yaesu FT-DX560 uses compactrons in the final
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