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Old 18th July 2010, 07:23 PM   #1
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Default Western Electric settings for Hickok 600A?

Hi folks! I have a decent amount of Western Electric tubes that I need to test. The problem is that I have a Hickok 600A tester, which doesn't supply settings for WE tubes. Does anyone know where the 600A settings can be found for the following tubes?


I really don't want to buy another tester just to test these tubes, as I rarely come across WE tubes. With that in mind, any help would be greatly apprecited!
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Old 18th July 2010, 10:58 PM   #2
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The 417a is very close in performance to a 5842, and has the same pin outs.

5842 heater=6.3 DZ-5106-0 bias=19, english=94 mutual cond=12000

I have a fair amount of tube data for the 600a, but I struck out on the remaining tubes that you listed.
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Old 19th July 2010, 12:19 AM   #3
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6.3  KR-7608-0  20  88  P4  5000  Triode No. 1
6.3  KR-3402-0  20  88  P4  5000  Triode No. 2
Data from Hickok Publication Code Number 3200-101
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Old 19th July 2010, 12:42 AM   #4
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Thank you both for your help. I actually found the 300B setting in an email a friend sent me a long time ago. In case you or anyone else needs it, it is:

5 Volts, JR-3200-0, Bias 60, English 87. Min Mutual Cond of 4600.

I remember I used this setting roughly two years ago, and can assure you they are correct. Now if I can just track down the rest of my tube settings, I would be a happy camper.

Thanks again for your help!
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