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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 10:07:39 PM on 13 August 2017.
Tallar Carl's avatar
 Location: Latham, ACT
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I have won a heap of valves on ebay this week and will be wanting assistance in working out if they are radio or television. When they arrive I will list all the numbers here. Could any of you please assist. I have no use for TV valves.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 1:43:44 AM on 14 August 2017.
Robbbert's avatar
 Location: Sydney, NSW
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Sure. That's an easy task.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 10:20:55 AM on 14 August 2017.
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 Location: Windella, NSW
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If you don't have one already, you should have a good valve data book, a Philips is one of the best.
They list all the operating data, pin outs and more importantly, the application the valve was designed for.
Harold

One now on Ebay:-

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/332339625214


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 10:38:05 AM on 14 August 2017.
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 Location: Belrose, NSW
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Yes Carl, my hand is up for that task.

Transformer is good, BTW. Thanks, I owe you.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 5:03:45 PM on 15 August 2017.
Tallar Carl's avatar
 Location: Latham, ACT
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Cool thanks. I actually do have a Philips valve book. Dopey me lol.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 9:42:25 PM on 18 August 2017.
Robbbert's avatar
 Location: Sydney, NSW
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When they arrive I will list all the numbers here.

Any news?


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 10:22:56 PM on 18 August 2017.
Tallar Carl's avatar
 Location: Latham, ACT
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Yes they are at the post office and I cant pickup till tuesday Sad


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 5:05:55 AM on 19 August 2017.
Wa2ise's avatar
 Location: Oradell, US
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TV tubes aren't completely useless as the rectifiers, horizontal and vertical outputs and sharp cutoff pentodes and triodes can be built into audio amplifiers. And the IF amp tubes may work in some radios. And of course used in TV sets, some people here have vintage TV sets.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 8:02:01 AM on 19 August 2017.
Tallar Carl's avatar
 Location: Latham, ACT
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Yeah I will be sorting the radio tubes from the tv ones as I myself wont have much use for them but others will. I dont believe in throwing anything out that someone else can use. I bought 5x 6g8g new old stock valves which the guy tested in front of me , because they are nos and still in pristine boxes I thought yep they were worth 20 bucks each no worries.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 10 · Written at 9:27:05 AM on 19 August 2017.
Marcc's avatar
 Location: Wangaratta, VIC
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Careful as to what you think is only a TV valve. Apparently 6M5's were getting scarce & I have a set where someone wired in a 6BQ5 & got the pin outs wrong. 6M5 is electrically similar to several Pentodes (interesting) 6CK6 (Video OP) Never unusual to find valves designed for one thing, some where else, like 6CM5 & 807 in Audio OP.

6CK6 has its suppressor on pin 6. 6M5 it's a dead pin: IC, so you need to clear the pin & tie it to cathode.

Marc


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 11 · Written at 9:38:13 AM on 19 August 2017.
Robbbert's avatar
 Location: Sydney, NSW
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Yes they are at the post office and I cant pickup till tuesday

At my post office if I don't pick up stuff within 3 business days they send it back!

I won't be here on Tuesday but will be back sometime Wednesday.

Anyway as you know I'm interested in getting whatever valves you don't need or want.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 12 · Written at 12:22:45 AM on 25 August 2017.
Tallar Carl's avatar
 Location: Latham, ACT
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Finally got hold of them and with the help of my smart phone I was able to sort the radio valves from the TV valves . I got a couple of UX120s and a 42 and a lot of new old stock. So pretty pleased. Will send some pictures.

Mullard Valves
Mullard Valves
Mullard Valves
Mullard Valves
Mullard Valves


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 13 · Written at 10:20:54 AM on 25 August 2017.
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 Return to top of page · Post #: 14 · Written at 3:25:52 PM on 25 August 2017.
Tallar Carl's avatar
 Location: Latham, ACT
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One of my friends has scarpered off with them. Smile


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 15 · Written at 10:59:32 PM on 25 August 2017.
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 Location: Clare, SA
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How goods the 42? If you have one for sale I'm in!


 
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