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    Default Nuvistor Socket

    I'm trying to make a Nuvistor-Octal adapter (Hickok SA-3 clone, to test parts for some Tektronix restoration projects), but I'm having a real bear of a time trying to get a real 6CW4-type Nuvistor socket. I've located an outfit in Canada, but they want $7.50 for the socket and $8.90 for shipping...

    If someone has one or two 7586/6CW4-compatible Nuvistor sockets that they'd be willing to let go of for a more reasonable rate, please email me...

    Thanks!

    73, Danny
    KK4E/6

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    Try Leeds Radio in Brooklyn.
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    I have been also searching, after having given away most of my supply.The flange mounted sockets are the nicest and install easily. They show up on eBay regularly.

    Dale W4OP

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    Thanks for the quick responses! I should've mentioned that I DO know how to use Google, too!
    FYI:
    Surplus Sales - Not 5-pin 6CW4-type Nuvistor sockets...
    PacificTV, Golden Eagle Radio, & Leeds Radio: Price + Shipping or Min. Order req'ts ~ $15+ are much greater than I want to pay at this point

    I'm looking for someone (individual) that may have a few lying around... BTW, they don't have to be new, or shiny, in "in the box"

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    Quote Originally Posted by W4OP View Post
    ... after having given away most of my supply....

    Dale W4OP
    I once had many of these... Hindsight's 20-20, eh? (And Foresight's 50-50... )

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    Quote Originally Posted by KK4E View Post
    I once had many of these... Hindsight's 20-20, eh? (And Foresight's 50-50... )
    Same here.... in the decade previous, when I wasn't much into radio and never thought I'd
    build stuff anymore, I sold SCADS and SCADS of cool and NOS parts on eBay. Granted, I
    did make a lot of money doing it but my oh my how I wish I hadn't sold so much cool stuff!

    Dave
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    My site: www.W7UUU.net - it's not all about yew ewe you!

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    The Octal plug (tube base) is $2 at Hoffman amplifiers.
    http://www.hoffmanamps.com/MyStore/p...R_ID=633404937

    I checked Sphere (Canada), but they SOLD OUT their inventory.
    http://www.sphere.bc.ca/test/sockets.html

    Pacific TV (Canada) does have stock, which I think you were referring to ($7.50)
    http://www.pacifictv.ca/socket.htm#nuvistor

    RCA 6WC4 manual
    http://www.ko4bb.com/Manuals/RCA/RCA...4_Nuvistor.pdf

    I have a call to a radio restorer that has deep parts bin.
    http://www.antiqueradios.com/forums/...c.php?t=132505

    Checking "New Old Stock" tube sockets from: http://www.electronicsurplus.com. in Cleveland.
    Last edited by W9GB; 03-05-2013 at 10:24 PM.
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