[AMRadio] 813 tx (EL-34 comment)


W7QHO at aol.com W7QHO at aol.com
Sun Nov 28 15:43:18 EST 2004


In a message dated 11/28/04 12:18:08 PM, k4kyv at hotmail.com writes:


> Unfortunately, the audiophool community has got in on the action.  People
> are paying top ridiculous dollar for EL-34's now.  Last year at Dayton,
> someone bought an Apache transmitter at the flea market, paid the vendor's
> price for it on the spot, opened it and removed the EL-34 modulator tubes
> and left the rest of the transmitter at the vendor's booth.
> 

Must have been "rare" examples with just the right color brand name lettering 
or some other premium technical characteristic.....   Just checked and lots 
of these tubes currently being offered for reasonable prices on the e-place .   


The EL-34s are good tubes.   Couple of these will put out a lot more audio 
running AB1 than a pair of 807s.   Swapped a pair into a Viking 2 a while ago 
and eliminated many of the well known audio shortcomings found in the stock 
version of that rig.   

Dennis D. W7QHO
Glendale, CA



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