From: "Michael A. Terrell"
Subject: Re: Digital divide by ten, 1949 style
Date: Sun, 15 Sep 2002 21:47:23 -0400
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Chuck Simmons wrote:
> I can't remember ever seeing a 6K8 in an AM broadcast radio and I fixed
> radios that were antiques even in 1957 (TRF recievers that predated the
> superheterodyne) - I was able to do that because my father had a lot of
> tubes he had collected during the 1930s and 1940s.
> I did run across an oddity I had forgotten about. There was an AA5
> variant that used a rectifier with a 117 volt filament. The other tubes
> had 1 volt filaments. These were rare indeed.
Not unusual, they were AC, DC, battery radios. On 115 volts they
used the 117Z3 rectifier. If the radio didn't play on DC you turned the
plug over. On battery power, you didn't need the 117Z3.
> No, the 6K8 was almost unknown in broadcast band radios in the US. I
> never saw one in a US made radio.
> ... The times have been,
Tell the people at news:rec.antiques.radio+phono that the 6K8 wasn't
used in radios. A quick check of Goggle groups shows: Searched Groups
for 6K8. Results 1 - 10 of about 2,290. Search took 0.27 seconds.
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