RCA Electronic Valve/Tube No. JAN-2E26 New Other NSN 10CV 5960-001888569 MBL3-57


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RCA Electronic ValveType 2E26-JAN
M of D Contract K/LT/33B/2045
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These have an Octal (8 pin) base if sockets required see our item no.s391276986696 and 391632053498
 Electronic Valve no. JAN-2E26Military Grade Equivalent CV3990 NSN – 10CV 5960-00-188-8569A NATO Stock Number, or National Stock Number (NSN) as it is known in the US, is a 13-digit numeric code, identifying all the ‘standardized material items of supply’ as they have been recognized by all NATO countries including United States Department of Defense. 
Made in USA 
Length 95mm ApproxVacuum Tube Valve Ham Amateur Radio transmitter Beam tetrodeThe 2E26 is a small VHF transmitting beam tetrode that was typically used in mobile transmitters. As a single ended Class C RF amplifier it would generate up to 5.5 Watts in the VHF range to 125 MHz. If used in push-pull with up to 500 volts on the anodes the pair could produce up to 50 Watts but 27 would be more typical. The maximum dissipations of 10 Watts anode and 2.5 Watts for the screen had to be observed and so it is probably that they would have been used for telephony rather than CW.As with other transmitting valves the design allowed them to be used as AF modulators as well. For AM modulation the 2E26 would be used as either class AB1 push-pull or single ended for low powers. With this dual use the transmitter would need fewer valve types as spares. This was particularly required in mobile communications.
They are stored with us still sealed in original suppliers boxes and are absolutely ‘as new’ – you will be the first one to open the box since it was packaged at the factory.  Originally supplied to a large ‘Milspec ‘ type Co. here in the UK, they came to us as part of a lot of surplus stock, having been in storage for some years (dated 73-26) we have classified them as ‘new other’. In fact they are still in their original packaging and ‘as new’ in all respects.  These are genuine RCA Military grade valves.  

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If you or your company has items similar to the above, or indeed any electronic components surplus to requirements, please contact us with details as we are keen to increase our stock profile.

 As many of our lines come in to us as surplus – sometimes from high end ‘Milspec’ type manufacturers we try to pass on our savings to our customers – often selling industrial grade or military spec components rather than the commercial equivalent.