• N2HMM
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    Hello,

    I'm reaching out to the uW world who might be able to identify this tube (see attached). This came out of a 30 year old 2304 transverter setup that was used for VHF contesting. There are no identification marks on this tube and I have no schematic or drawings.

    I believe it's a Western Electric Microwave Tube maybe used in the TD-2 uW generator but I'm not sure.

    The power connector is a four pin DIN microphone type connector. No precautions were taken for things such as arcing so it has to be a low voltage tube. Another item of interest is there was a solid state 2304 driver circuit that puts out ~0.5W that was connected to the input of the tube. It certainly wasn't an LO driver as there was a transverter from SHF System (vintage 1992) inside this very heavy chassis.

    What stumps me too is the three tuning knobs on the tube. At first I thought it was a uW oscillator but not with a 0.5W driver.

    I was told long ago that it put out ~5W of RF power. But without schematics or diagrams I'll never be able to wire this up (without potential damage) and test it.

    Any thoughts would be appreciated.


    73,

    John
    N2HMM
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    uW tube (396K)
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