[Boatanchors] 2C39 Tubes

Ron Barlow imalowfer at yahoo.com
Sun Apr 20 12:50:46 EDT 2014

 There was a town named "Mars", near the location, where I seriously mis-spent my youth. (It is reputed to be the only town of that name in North America, or perhaps anywhere on earth).
 The lettering on the back of the local trash pick up truck states "Satisfaction gauranteed or double your garbage back".
 I often wonder if anyone ever accepted their offer?? Perhaps not a bad idea, if the contents were electronic throw aways, such as SX-28s, etc?

                   73 de Ron  n4gjv
On Sat, 4/19/14, elawson at aspect1.net <elawson at aspect1.net> wrote:

 Subject: Re: [Boatanchors] 2C39 Tubes
 To: "boatanchors at puck.nether.net" <boatanchors at puck.nether.net>
 Date: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 10:49 PM
 Rather than get up from the bench to
 go get a new tube, I'd try swapping the two 2C39s.  It
 always irritated me when someone else had already done
 that.  :-)
 In high school, I had my own little business taking care of
 several companies' spcial industrial radios.  I hated
 the radios in the "fix other trucks" trucks.  It never
 failed that those radios would be coated with  gear
 lube.  Not only is that stuff sticky...it also
 stinks... and it transfers from item to item just by
 touch.  I finally made a radio washer & dryer to
 get that @*~,-":@ lube off the radios.  I was glad that
 those radios never seemed to break very often.
 That work helped me escape engineering school with no
 student loans.
 ------ Original message------
 From: Glen Zook
 Date: Sat, Apr 19, 2014 8:36 PM
 To: elawson at aspect1.net;orion at datasync.com;boatanchors at puck.nether.net;
 Subject:Re: [Boatanchors] 2C39 Tubes
 The Motorola T-44A- series used one 2C39 as a tripler/driver
 and the other as the final amplifier.  Towards the end,
 Motorola started supplying 3CX100A-5 / 7289 tubes instead of
 the glass 2C39 tubes.
 During my junior year at Georgia Tech, when I worked for the
 Motorola Service Station in Atlanta, Georgia, they had a
 service contract with a garbage pickup service that used the
 T-44AAV-3000 series equipment.  Being "low man on the
 totem pole", I usually got the "honor" of working on those
 units.  I swear that the drivers had more, well aged,
 garbage in the cabs of the trucks than in the back! 
 After working on some of those trucks, everyone gave me a
 "wide berth"!
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