[AMRadio] 3-500Z vs 4-400A


W7QHO at aol.com W7QHO at aol.com
Thu Dec 9 22:21:44 EST 2004


Patrick,

Never tried it, but my understanding is one simply needs to tie the screen 
and control grids directly together on the 4-400 to make it a zero bias Class B 
triode.   This is what is done with 813s.   Not sure what kind of a peak 
grid-to-grid input voltage swing would be needed but 1 KV seems kinda high.   Have 
used 807s with the 20K resistor setup.   Worked FB.   Have also had good luck 
with sweep tubes by grounding the control grids and driving the screens only.

Give your scheme a try and   let the rest of us know how it works out.

Dennis D. W7QHO
Glendale, CA



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