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

Gary Schafer garyschafer at comcast.net
Sun Oct 22 11:47:15 EDT 2006

If you haven't done so already look in the tube manual at the tube that goes
into that socket. Some tubes have more than one pin connection for the
cathode. As an example, tubes with a suppressor grid sometimes have that
grid run to a pin and also an internal connection between the suppressor and
cathode, with the cathode going to a pin on the socket also. That
effectively leaves the cathode with two pins on the socket. Sometimes the
manufacturer will chose one or the other pins on the socket as the cathode

Gary  K4FMX

> -----Original Message-----
> From: amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net [mailto:amradio-
> bounces at mailman.qth.net] On Behalf Of Jack Schmidling
> Sent: Sunday, October 22, 2006 8:27 AM
> To: Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service
> Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Octal Sockets.... more Ranger stuff
> Jim Wilhite wrote:
>    Just takes a little
> > work. There is a tang that holds the pins in place.  Just straighten it
> > to get the lock past the shoulder and push the pin out with a tube or
> > sharp pointed pick.
> Do you pull out from the bottom or push up and pull from the top?
> js
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