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Posted by Tommy Woods (Member # 2437) on January 26, 2012, 05:30 AM:
Hi All
Does anyone know where you can have old radio valves checked,preferably around the Cheshire area?
Posted by David Park (Member # 123) on January 26, 2012, 08:22 AM:
Try a local Ham radio club.
Posted by Bruce Wright (Member # 2793) on January 26, 2012, 08:53 AM:
Tommy - Replace the value with a new one. Testers are not real accurate. I have two very good testers, uaually when they say bad ,the valve is bad , when they say good it MIGHT be good.
I have been a ham radio operator for over 50 years,and have tested many many valves(tubes). They glow in the dark !
Posted by Bryan Chernick (Member # 1998) on January 26, 2012, 03:23 PM:
You can find them on ebay that say they have been "tested". It's hard to figure out which one is bad when you don't have a tester handy. I usually look at the visible condition and start with the ones I think are most likely to be bad. I just fixed an old radio that way but I had a box of tubes that I picked up at an estate sale and just started swapping them out until it worked.

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