[Boatanchors] 2C39 Tubes

Al Parker anchor at ec.rr.com
Sun Apr 20 13:07:50 EDT 2014

Ah, yes, Mars, PA.  Been there a few times, even was offered a job there 
at one time long past.  Didn't take it, too long a commute from across 
the Allegheny River.  No, I guess it was actually in Callery, a mile 
north of Mars.

Al, W8UT

"There is nothing -- absolutely nothing -- half so much
worth doing as simply messing about in boats"
Ratty, to Mole

On 4/20/2014 12:50 PM, Ron Barlow wrote:
>   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.
>   Eric
>   ------ 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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