Information on radios/amps with "windows"

kd4e doc at KD4E.COM
Thu Dec 20 23:02:07 EST 2007


    I made the same request a while back and generally
the reply was that in Amateur Radio one is more likely
to acquire such gear modified from commercial surplus,
homebrew, or modified (window added).

    I am sure many Hams will be fascinated to read what
you discover - hopefully you get more leads on gear
than I did!

> Hello to the list. I am hoping someone here can help me out with 
> finding gear that has a "viewing window" of the tubes inside. The
> only piece of equipment I can find is a Gonset VHF amplifier. Are
> there any other pieces of gear out there that let you see the tubes
> glowing inside? I thought this was a great feature, but can't seem to
> find anything else that was ever produced like this. Hope someone can
> help, or point me in the right direction, or even give a reason why
> most radios DIDN'T have this feature. Thanks & Happy Holidays to all!
> ...Larry


Thanks! & 73, doc, KD4E

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