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Friday, August 2, 2019

Electronical Excitement

(#0180) Spectacular Failure and Replacement of Vacuum Tube in Atwater Kent 55C AM Radio
[Action starts at 4:50 and runs to failure at 8:00]

Roberta is taking out about out an old radio transmitter and she mentions that Kennetron repairs vacuum tubes, so I go looking for pictures and I find this video. This guy isn't actually repairing a vacuum tube, he's jury-rigging an adapter in order to make use of a different tube. Now he has a bad tube which he proceeds to run to destruction for our amusement (above). Kennetron only repairs vacuum tubes which are worth repairing, i.e. big industrial / commercial tubes. They aren't going to repair the tubes in your audio amplifier.

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