[AMRadio] Octal Sockets.... more Ranger stuff


Bob Bruhns bbruhns at erols.com
Sun Oct 22 01:33:09 EDT 2006


> Question:  can new pins be inserted into such a socket to
> repair it?  If so, where would one get replacement pins?

It is possible that someone at the tube socket factory screwed up way back when.  Just make certain that you are counting the pin
numbers right.  If so, then see if there are enough contacts in the socket to make the necessary connections to the tube.  You may
be able to remove unused contacts, and move them to the right places.  You might be able to steal some unused contacts from a
rectifier socket, too.  But if the contacts were moulded into the socket, then that won't work.

You could also take contacts out of a similar socket from a junkbox, and put them in.

   Bacon, WA3WDR



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