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Old 6th April 2004, 10:15 PM   #1
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My Dad was a ham radio hobbiest, and made his living as a TV/radio repair technician. I was up in the atic of the old homestead a few days ago and found a bunch of old vacuum tubes. I'm wondering if there's a market for them, and if it makes any sense to get a tube tester and check them.

I see stuff like 6SN7's, and a 6V6GT that were used in audio. But most are 12, 35, and 50 volt radio tubes (35Z5, etc) with octal sockets. Some transmitting tubes he had for ham use too, with plate or grid caps and 4-pin sockets. Type 80's, 83, and an 807 with ceramic base.

These things have been undisturbed in Mom's attic since the early 60's. Anybody think there's a market fr them?
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you could try contacting a tube dealer to see if he wants to buy them (assuming you have enough of them). the first place that comes to mind is:
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Originally posted by maylar
My Dad was a ham radio hobbiest...
Was he the hobbiest hobbyist?


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Old 7th April 2004, 03:57 AM   #4
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Radio and transmitter stuff is certainly still of use. Lots of us still use vintage radios and ham gear on a daily basis.

Contact me off-line and I should be able to be of some help. I'm just a bit north of you.

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