{Collins} Re: BAD Tubes



Sounds more like a shorted filter cap. That will give you the same
flash/bang scenario, and a filter cap is a thousand times (or more) more
likely to fail then a tube, much less a set of four different tubes.
Check your caps!

73, Ray  W2EC

WB7DYW wrote:
> 
> Wow I had no idea so many folks were up this early, guess everyone is
> warming up the rigs for the New Year hamathon???
> In answer to all of the questions about testing tubes, I have several
> excellent tube testers and the fellow I purchased them from tested them
> also, the real test is to put them in service and under a working load this
> will separate the men from the boys so to speak. When you see a bright blue
> flash from the top of the tubes and smoke billows out of the stacked chokes
> you can be fairly sure ya got a bad tube no matter what the tube tester
> says.
> 
> That brings me to the next subject, I am now in need of a couple of 516F-2
> power supplies or Junkers I can use for parts (Looks like I will need at
> least one power transformer and a few chokes) any one with an old one laying
> around please let me know the cost and condition and go easy on me I am a
> poor ham.... Well that's what my wife says anyway and she has the check
> book.
> 
> See you all on the air this afternoon, if the Gold Dust Twins don't tank in
> the meantime.
> 
> Thanks & 73's Dutch
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