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Old 27th September 2003, 11:40 AM   #1
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Does anyone know where I can get an AZ1 tube base in the UK????

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Old 27th September 2003, 05:29 PM   #2
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You're a very brave man, wanting to use a side contact valve - only Philips and Mullard made them, and they were rarely used after WWII - Octal based valves had more reliable bases and were less noisy. I'd be inclined to change the base and replace the AZ1 with a 4 volt Octal rectifier, possibly an AZ31, but if you want to use an AZ1 I think you will have to try a vintage radio site.

You could try Past Times Radio (http://www.pasttimesradio.co.uk/) located in the north of England, they have a 'junk' section with parts removed from old radio sets - drop them an e-mail and ask if they have a base. Otherwise post a message on the Vintage Radio and Repair Discussion Forum (http://www.vintage-radio.com/cgi-bin...aBB.pl#general) in their 'Parts Wanted' thread. Otherwise you might have to wait for the next National Vintage and Communications Fair at the NEC.
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Old 28th September 2003, 08:49 AM   #3
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Which is tomorrow but I can't make it this time since I'm going to VSAC next weekend I couldn't obtain a day pass out of Scarborough for tomorrow.
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Old 28th September 2003, 02:14 PM   #4
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Well, the NVCF is probably a bit expensive if you are only looking for a valve base - 15 (approx $25) admission and 6 (approx $10) for parking, plus the cost of getting there and the prices of stuff aren't cheap either. I've haven't been for a long time.

I believe that there is a vintage radio rally at Cowbit in Lincolnshire in November, and the prices there would be cheaper. Alternatively Raja could try posting a wanted ad on the Vintage Radio Emporium (http://www.vintageradio.info/).
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Old 28th September 2003, 02:30 PM   #5
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Try Ask Jan First . Jan has most obsolete European bases available - some from new manufacturing. His service is excellent and Jan is a very friendly guy.

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Old 28th September 2003, 02:44 PM   #6
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Hi,

Good idea, James.

And I think he's got some as well.

Raja,

The one you need is marked "P":

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Old 28th September 2003, 04:09 PM   #7
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Thanks you guys for the help I'd be lost without you

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