[Boatanchors] JOHNSON 500 speech clipper mod?

gary skillicorn garyskillicorn at hotmail.com
Mon Sep 26 17:35:41 EDT 2016

Not familiar with the 500 but being around from the tube days I recognize that the 6AL5 and 6C4 are entirely different, dual diode vs triode.  Entirely different functions. For starters you sure correct tubes are in place?
Gary. K3GS

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> On Sep 26, 2016, at 5:26 PM, Gary Franklin <franklin6209 at att.net> wrote:
> I have a Johnson 500 which has developed a problem which I believe to be in the audio chain up to the 6B4G driver.  The factory tube line up is:  12AX7 ( first and second audio amplifier),  6AL5 (audio peak clipper), 6AU6  (third audio amplifier),  6B4G (audio driver).   My transmitter has been modified in the clipper stage. Instead of a 6AL5 it has a 6C4 ....  Anyone know of this modification?  could it be a WA1HLR mod??    I also have a small board mounted to the bottom of the chassis which has a SK 3021  NPN power transitor. Handles 300 vceo,  500 vcbo, 35 watt, 2amps in a TO-66 case. On the board is also (3) diodes and a 10K ohm 2 watt resistor.  What mod might this be ???  may or may not be related to the 6C4.
> Gary
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