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    Hi All, I’m short a couple tubes to complete my old Philco . I need 1 5Y4G and 1 6K5G. If there are a pair of 6F6’s out there (glass or metal) that would be great as well.
    Stay home and stay safe. Time to play in the house with our old radios. Plenty available on line, but shipping from the States is often more than the tube itself. My local guy is out of the

    Thank’s Gary in Montreal

    Jean Marcotte
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    Gary, I have a few 5Y4G’s. I’ll test them this afternoon and check for the other tubes. Pretty sure I can find a pair of 6F6 also.


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    That would be fantastic Jean. Have to keep busy with the radios in these crazy times! Happy to buy them or trade other tubes. My home email is garykuster at yahoo.com Or 514 369 0328.

    Don Henschel
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    If the members here can’t help you there are some great sources down south and here is one example
    I have some other sources as well and now I do not use eBay!! Most of the time the shipping calculator is a joke or the bug wits use Global Shipping Program! Many also have expensive junk as well!
    Mostly I gravitate to 1930’s radios including European and those CT8 base tubes can be a challenge

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    Jean Marcotte came through for me and was kind enough to stop by my place with a 5Y4G. The radio plays pretty well now and the short wave band is great! I was listening to Radio Prague in English last night with 4 feet of wire! I have plans to go on the roof and put up a basic antenna in the summer. I will be picking up a matched pair of military spec VT66’s (6F6’s) this afternoon and I hope that cleans up the sound a bit as I have 1 glass and one metal mis matched 6F6’s in there now. The tuner with the preset cones is a PITA, and one can see why this tuner was only used 1 year!!

    Thanks for the link Don. I do have a great local guy as well, but he was out of the 5Y4’s at the moment. I’m becoming a big fan of the 30’s era as well. More room for my fat fingers to navigate the chassis, but pots and switches seem to be harder to find and they are often worn out. after only 80 years !
    I posted his link below.


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