|[AMRadio] 813 question|
brett.gazdzinski at verizonbusiness.com
Tue Jan 31 19:09:34 EST 2006
Sorry to hear about the bad news.
I suspect there is a load of equipment sitting in peoples basements,
in barns, garages, etc, just rusting away.
People cant seem to part with it, but don't use it.
I know a friend close by who has two 32v3's sitting in his basement,
he never used them in 30 years, and has not used his regular rig
in 10 years.
I just don't get it, I got rid of everything except 2 pieces
(G76 and a 32V3) as I never used the other stuff, even though
it was nice to look at and fool with.
I built the homebrew stuff and sold all the classic stuff off, let someone
use and enjoy it, I had my fun with it.
Parts and tubes are the same way, plenty of people have a bunch of it
and I wonder how much will get used before it rusts away, rots, leaks
air, goes in the dumpster, etc..
> I read this email in a different way than most. To
> me it was a wake up call to get my projects moving,
> and not asumme that there is always another 20-30
> years remaining to do fun ham radio stuff. In the last
> few months two close family members have received bad
> medical news that took the wind out of their forward
> going outlook. Something to think about since someday
> we will all be a SK. :-(
> So make some "Angel-Music" with them 813's!
> --- charles free <mjcal77 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Hello all,
> > I have a buddy who insists that if I don't get my
> > old
> > 813's out of the "future project" box and fire the
> > filaments up on them now and then, the base seals
> > will
> > eventually deteriorate. I guess he is talking about
> > the adhesive that secures the base to the bulb. I
> > don't see how the glass envelope where the leads
> > pass
> > through the glass could be affected by lack of use,
> > but maybe one of you folks has experience with this.
> > Anybody heard of this one before?
> > W4MEC, Charlie in NC
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