[AMRadio] 6BG6 ad

Mike Dorworth, K4XM k4xm at arczip.com
Wed Mar 1 20:35:12 EST 2006

Maximum voltage for the 6L6 is 360 volts. Fot the 1614, it is 500 volts.
That is why the ranger, which uses 500 volts or a bit more uses the 1614
instead of the cheaper 6L6. The 1614 is RF rated as a transmitting tube
while the 1614 is not. A 6L6GC is a pretty close relative.. My $0.02..Mike
----- Original Message -----
From: "W5OMR/Geoff" <w5omr at satx.rr.com>
To: "Discussion of AM Radio" <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Wednesday, March 01, 2006 8:04 AM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] 6BG6 ad

> Jim candela wrote:
> >Hmmm, Well it seems like the ads claim is true, verified by Mahlon, K4OQ.
> >that case I reiterate, this is "one heck of a deal". Try pricing the
> >from any source NOS or new, and compare. How many AM rigs use the 6L6 as
> >modulators?
> >
> >Johnson Ranger (is this correct?)
> >1614
> >7027
> >
> >How many others?
> >
> Yogie/KC5MIP had a Temco that used (4) 6L6's in the Modulator stage.  I
want to say it had a pair of 807's in the final, but I don't remember,
> Ronnie/K5WLT built a modulator for his Knight Kit T-50, just after he
> graduated up from being a Johnny Novice, to General.  That's an
> interesting modulator, in that it uses a pair of 6L6's and was built
> from a Popular Elextronics magazine article, from back in the
> mid-to-late 50's.  One of those 6L6's is apparently slightly
> microphonic.  He can take the plastic handle of a screwdriver, hit the
> metal 6L6 and the tube 'rings' like a bell.  Ronnie has had so much fun
> with that rig, running a single 807, modulated by a pair of 6L6's... and
> has worked all over the country with it.
> I, myself, have plugged in 6L6's into the Ranger, and Rager II I had,
> back before I got the titanic.
> I've got an old audio amp here, that I got from John/W5MEU that runs
> either a pair, or 4, in p-p paralell.
> 6L6's are populare everywhere.  And, while the engineers mght have
> decided to use either 1614's in the Rangers, or 7027's in the Ranger
> II's, I couldn't tell a nickles worth of difference in the rigs that I
> had, between those tubes, and the 6L6.
> Just my .02c.
> Do I get change? ;-)
> --
> 73 = Best Regards,
> -Geoff/W5OMR
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