Tube or Röhre ID, Triode, vacuum, Nuvistor and Universal shown. Radio tubes are valves. Find great deals for NOS Vacuum Tube Jan RCA Nuvistor. Shop with confidence on eBay!. The nuvistor is a type of vacuum tube announced by RCA in Most nuvistors are basically – First one released, medium mu triode; – Sharp cutoff tetrode; – triode for low plate voltages; – triode, with plate cap & grid.

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More typical amateur applications would use Nuvistor triodes as low-noise pre-amplifiers for 70cm MHzthough A triodes in a B9A envelope, allowing the use of five pins for the critical grid connectionwere also popular at this time.

Frank Philipse’s excellent site. I don’t know whether these valves were mounted onto nuvisto PCB, or onto some form of tag-strip construction.

The first commercial field-effect transistors FETs also came out in One explanation is that Nuviztor ‘transferred’ the design and manufacturing technology to Mullard under some mutually beneficial arrangement, as happened with many other valve designs. I’m not sure how prospective constructors could get hold of the special socket for their Nuvistor, so this was a challenge in itself. These microphones are still very well regarded and there are restoration services available to bring them back to pristine condition.

Some useful links are at: Geloso’s advert indicating the use of Nuvistors in their range of Nuvistr sets. Nuvistors were released as triodes and tetrodes I use the plural here, which is just about valid: From the date of this advert, the picture is nuvkstor an artist’s impression of a Mercury mission.

Brimar described its 6AM4 introduced in as being ‘for grounded-grid amplifier or mixer use in the frequency range to MHz’. You can see the insulated lead spreader at the base. Nuvistors, specifically the 6CW4, seem to have become commonly available in the UK in the first half of The tetrode grid number 1 connection is made via the metal shell, giving a solid low inductance connection to the chassis in grounded-grid amplifiers.

Their application was mainly in high-impedance cathode-follower vertical and trigger input circuits, and also Miller time-bases.

Use in the Audio Studio One famous audio application of the Nuvistor was in the mids Ampex MR, a costly studio-grade 1-inch 4-track tape recorder whose entire electronics section was based on triodes and push-pull pairs of tetrodes.

Published in July The lower power requirements of Nuvistors when compared to ‘conventional’ valves help extend the life of the sonobuoy in nuviator water, when of course it is operating from internal batteries.

Note how the valves’ part numbers are deeply stamped into the tops of the metal shells – no chance of it rubbing off, which is definitely a problem with glass-enclosed valves! These are small floating platforms equipped with sensors, both active and passive, often dropped from 75586 aircraft, which float above potential submarine targets for some time, relaying the results from their sensors back to the circling aircraft.


It is interesting to note that the Collins RA valve-based radio, juvistor used ‘in anger’ during the Korean War, was rushed back into US military service in the first Gulf War because many of the state-of-the-art solid state receivers with their transistor RF front-ends were failing due to the high static charges attributed to the desert heat, low humidity and sand storms!

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Although mica is a very good insulator and capable of withstanding the high temperatures inside valves, it is brittle and can be a source of failure if the mica discs de-laminate or splinter.

Here is a list of the more frequently seen Nuvistors Industrial. RCA brands Vacuum tubes.

Potentiometer digital Variable capacitor Varicap. The accompanying photograph showed a Nuvistor ‘being born’, breaking out of an egg. This could explain why the prototype Clansman radio used Nuvistors, but these were designed out for the production version of the radio.

The Nuvistor Brand The ‘Nuvistor’ name was intended to evoke similarities to the words ‘new’ and ‘transistor’, presumably to help overcome bias against the use of ‘old fashioned’ valve technology.

This microphone was highly regarded by artists all over the world, nuvistlr was used by many top recording artists such as Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, and so on. Heater power of less than 1W was achieved for most Nuvistors, and with typical anode voltages in the range V and even lower in some specialised applicationsHT power consumption could also be kept low.

The VF was used in the war in portable field radios, and was not manufactured after the war, and suitable valves were selected from what nuvistog stocks still existed.

RCA even shipped Nuvistors in a special box at least in the early days – See picture above with the Nuvistor logo on it, rather than the generic ‘RCA Electron Tube’ printed on nucistor of their boxes. By the 6CW4 was priced at 1 in a magazine costing 30p, so it was considerably nhvistor in real terms by then. Some sources of data that I use are: For the fans of conspiracy theories among you, I’ll just say how convenient for the US space program and military industries that a miniature, low power, static-proof, nuclear-hardened and rugged technology, with a plausible cover story, should nuvistoe to be developed at a time when it was needed the most.

A special case design was developed for these new valves, resulting in small size and very good high frequency performance, which are nuviwtor good news for the RF stages nuvustor TV sets, but also have other useful attributes for more onerous applications. Lower noise figures and higher frequency operation are obtained Tubes can handle momentary overloads while solid state devices generally will burn out.


Nuistor as not to obsolete their equipment the manufacturers of valve testers introduced adaptors as new valve types, such as Nuvistors emerged. Conclusions Texas Instruments and Fairchild announced their development of the first integrated circuits in late In the cold war environment of the late s I think we should assume that RCA’s designers already had military and space uses for these valves in mind, even as they were testing the first prototypes and perfecting the novel production process.

The Nuvistor is often regarded as nuvistr last desperate effort by valve manufacturers to stem the flow of ‘transistorisation’ which was becoming a torrent by this time.

Rangers were all failures, and variously failed to leave Earth parking orbit, lost contact with the Earth, missed the Moon or suffered failures of their cameras.

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Another competing valve was the E88CC which in theory should have been numbered as the ECC88, but the special quality of the valve was indicated in the Mullard coding system by the numbers being presented immediately after the ‘E’ twin triode service code CVagain in a B9A envelope, and with a 6. Make sure you have a source for the socket, otherwise you’ll struggle to connect to the tiny leads!

It was also later found that, with minor circuit modification, the nuvistor made a sufficient replacement for the obsolete Telefunken VF14 tube, used in the famed Neumann U 47 studio microphone. In a RCA advert the company claimed: The Nuvistor was the final evolution of the thermionic valve as a general purpose active circuit element.

Mullard’s diagram of the internal structure of a Nuvistor helps work out which parts of the ‘de-capped’ 6CW4 do what. In amateur service the EF was mainly used in the transmit, rather than the receive, path of VHF equipment.

Some sources of data that I use are:. The 6CW4 is to the right of the chassis. The diagram above shows an extract from RCA’s datasheet for the 6CW4 showing the physical construction and dimensions. Valve Testers and Test Equipment So as not to obsolete their equipment the manufacturers of valve testers introduced adaptors as new valve types, such as Nuvistors emerged. Since they only have to survive for a short time once powered up, but they need to be very reliable for this period, components for sonobuoys were tested for 20 and hour reliability, as well as short and long-term shock and sweep-frequency fatigue vibration 758.

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