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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 7:02:45 AM on 5 September 2015.
Clive Durham's Gravatar
 Location: Grenfell, NSW
 Member since 8 July 2015
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It would seem that I need a 6AQ5 for my Astor, can anyone help or suggest where to purchase please.



 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 6:36:33 AM on 6 September 2015.
Wa2ise's avatar
 Location: Oradell, US
 Member since 2 April 2010
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I've got tons of these, but I'm located on the other side of the planet. Let me know if you don't find any sources closer. $1 plus postage I'd want.

 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 8:52:39 AM on 6 September 2015.
Clive Durham's Gravatar
 Location: Grenfell, NSW
 Member since 8 July 2015
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Wa2ise thank you for your offer I will keep that in mind..


 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 1:04:38 PM on 6 September 2015.
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 Location: Cameron Park, NSW
 Member since 5 November 2010
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Email me your postal address and I will send you a NOS 6AQ5 for the post and a Jiffy bag cost.

 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 7:06:16 AM on 9 September 2015.
Clive Durham's Gravatar
 Location: Grenfell, NSW
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Email sent Gandhn, Thanks


 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 11:09:34 AM on 9 September 2015.
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 Location: Wangaratta, VIC
 Member since 21 February 2009
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A general warning with that tube for those who did not look at the original post:

That tube has two grid one pins & sometimes things get put on the spare that should not be there.

OP transformer: If it goes open the screen can be destroyed as it then becomes the Plate.

If the secondary / speaker VC goes open then the transformer can "ring" & that generates EHT and causes a flashover. The flashover can do damage like cause the plate bypass cap to fail & if it goes Plate to ground, that can lead to the primary failing.

The easiest quick check of the OP transformer & speaker is to "crack" a 9V battery across the primary: No sound equals problem. This should be considered a mandatory check on some Nippers with tar coated OP transformers and any Kriesler. There the ones I find with the highest attrition rate.


 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 7:05:55 PM on 12 September 2015.
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 Location: Bathurst, NSW
 Member since 7 August 2008
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Evatco in Queensland have a good supply of valves.

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