RCA Ham Tips

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Volume 1, Number 1
  • Pair RCA 809's Puts Over 100 Watts in Antenna
  • RCA 1852 and 1853 Have High Gain up to 60 Megacycles
  • RCA 814 Gives Good Output with Low Driving Power
  • Excellent Economy Obtained Through Low Driving Power and Tube Cost
  • Electric Characteristics of the RCA 809
  • 832 Ideal for Line-of-Sight Transmitters

September, 1938

   Volume 1, Number 2
  • Rapid Band Change Simplified with New RCA-814
  • New RCA-813 Beam Power Tube Excellent for High Power Rigs
  • New Methods Used for Presenting Circuits
  • Low-Loss Socket Designed to Fit New RCA-813 Tube
  • Voltage Regulator Tubes Operate Over Wide Load Changes

October, 1938

Volume 1, Number 3
  • Push-Pull RCA-810's Deliver 750 Watts to Antenna
  • 50-Watt Rigs are Easily Modernized with New RCA-810
  • Power to Spare!
  • New High-Mu Triode Reduces Cost of One K.W. Amateur Transmitter
  • New Tubes: RCA-1616 & RCA-1623
  • RCA Filament Type Acorn Tubes FB for UHF Units
  • Typical Circuits for RCA-810 Show Suitable Wiring Constants
  • Sturdy Socket

November, 1938

  Volume 1, Number 4
  • One-Tube XTAL Rig Gives 150-Watt Output on C-W
  • High-Power Crystal Oscillator a Reality with RCA-813 Tetrode
  • RCA 806 is Tops for High-Power Ham Transmitters
  • For Television Experimenters
  • Four Television Tubes Announced to Experimenters
  • V-Cut Crystals
  • RCA Sockets

December, 1938

Volume 2, Number 1
  • RCA-813 Creates Unusual Interest Among Amateurs
  • Compact Design is Feature of RCA-921 and 922
  • ARRL Field Day Won by W9AIU with RCA-802's in all CW Rigs
  • Popular-Priced Beam Power Tetrode
  • Letters to the Editor

January - February, 1939

  Volume 2, Number 2
  • Versatile Operation Brings Popularity to RCA-807
  • Frequency Easily Checked with RCA XTAL Calibrator
  • RCA-832 Socket
  • Impedance Chart for RF Lines
  • Questions and Answers
  • Faradon Facts

March - April, 1939

Volume 2, Number 3
  • RCA-808 Tantalum-Plate Triode FB for Medium-Power Rigs
  • Reinartz Takes Position with U. S. Navy Dept.
  • RCA-808 has 150 Watts Output on CW - 100 on 'Phone
  • Questions and Answers
  • Television

May - June, 1939

  Volume 2, Number 4
  • Push-Pull RCA-806's Take Full Kilowatt Input
  • Ham Tips Seeks Amateur's Help
  • RCA-806 Gives 450 Watts Output on CW - 400 on 'Phone
  • Inductance of Coils Wound One Turn Per Inch
  • Inductance Chart has Many Uses for Experimenters
  • High-Voltage Power Supply for Push-Pull 806's
  • Ham Tips has First Birthday
  • New RCA 2051 Gas Triode is Excellent for Relay Circuit
  • TT-3 Manual

September, 1939

Volume 2, Number 5
  • A Double Scoop
  • New RCA-811 and 812 Greatest Tube Values Yet
  • New Dual Rating System Announced by RCA
  • Circuit UC-23 Shows Single-Ended 811 R-F Amplifier for CW Telegraphy
  • RCA-811 Tentative Characteristics and Ratings
  • CW R-F Power Amplifier
  • Circuit UC-24 Shows Push-Pull Plate-Modulated 812's
  • RCA-812 Tentative Characteristics and Ratings
  • Plate-Modulated R-F Power Amplifier
  • Thumb-Nail Data Showing CCS and ICAS Comparisons
  • New RCA-828 Beam Power Tube Designed for A-F Service - Also Excellent for R-F Application
  • Top View of Socket Connections for the New RCA-811 and 812

October, 1939

  Volume 2, Number 6
  • R-F Tube Cost of 450-Watt Rig Only $11.50
  • RCA-812's Driven by RCA-807 Make Excellent Combination
  • New RCA Dual Ratings Meet Wide Approval
  • Miniature!
  • Fine Low-Power Rig Made with 6l6-G/809 Tube Combination
  • CW Rig for 40 and 20 Meters

November, 1939

Volume 3, Number 1
  • Cathode Modulation: The Whys and Wherefores
  • New Super has Stability and Sensitivity Plus
  • Steady as a Rock: AR-77 Receiver
  • Operation Curves for Cathode-Modulated R-F Amplifiers

January - February, 1940

  Volume 3, Number 2
  • New Bottles Put Out Real Power on U. H. F.'s
  • RCA-829 Needs No Neutralizing to 250 Mc
  • RCA-1628 Takes Max. Ratings to 500 Mc
  • AR-77 Features High Signal-to-Noise Ration
  • Megacycles? - Going Up: RCA-1628
  • Prices Greatly Reduced
  • RCA-829 200-Mc R-F Power Amplifier
  • Ether Buster Uses RCA-806
  • Station Log Pads Available Through Your Distributor
  • 30 Every 60 Minutes
  • Two RCA-804's Feature Flexibility, Versatility
  • 2 RCA-811's Deliver 225 Watts of A. F.
  • RCA-828 Beam Tube Takes 270 Watts (ICAS) on C. W.
  • RCA-828 Tentative Ratings
  • RCA-828 R-F Power Amplifier
  • Power on 1 1/2 Meters

March - April, 1940

Volume 3, Number 3
  • New RCA-1847 Makes Ham Television Practical
  • "Mini-Ike" Paves the Way
  • New RCA Ham Guide Receives Wide Praise
  • "Calling CQ - Video"
  • Functional Diagram of the 1847 Mini-Ike
  • Thoriated-Tungsten Filaments Revived

June - July, 1940

  Volume 3, Number 4

Volume 4, Number 1
  • New RCA-866-A/866 has Radically Different Filament
  • "Sweepstakes" Winners Again Use RCA Transmitting Tubes
  • Last Word on Phototubes
  • Ham Guide, Ham Guide!  Who has the Ham Guide
  • Finals in the Hall of Fame
  • Structure of RCA-866-A/866
  • Ratings for RCA-866-A/866

January, 1941

  Volume 4, Number 2
  • Simple Curves Make Correct Rectifier Filter Design Easy
  • New High-Power Triode has Broad Field of Uses
  • Power Plus: RCA-8000
  • R-F Power Amplifier Using RCA-8000
  • W3BKX/3 Using RCA Tubes Wins Field Day Contest
  • Filter Design Curves
  • RCA Log Sheets Simplify "Bookkeeping"
  • W3BKX/3 7-Mc Portable Transmitter
  • AR-77 Prices Revised
  • RCA-8000 Tentative Characteristics and Ratings
  • Prize-Winning Portable

February - March, 1941

Volume 4, Number 3
  • New Low-Cost Tubes Fill Vital Needs in Communications
  • P-P Beam Tube, Junior Rectifier, UHF Midgets, Among Many Announced
  • New RCA Guide on XMTG Tube Nationally Acclaimed
  • Power Tube Book Deluxe
  • P-P Beam Power to 2 Meters: RCA-815
  • Push-Pull RCA-826 Oscillator, 150 - 200 Mc
  • Junior of the 866-A866
  • High Beam Power to 75 Mc: RCA-8001
  • Super Triode: RCA-8005
  • Phototube is Supersensitive: RCA-931
  • Gain - 230,000 Times: RCA-931
  • King of the 100 Watters: RCA-8003
  • Push-Pull 1623 Oscillator for 2 1/2 Meters
  • Simple Oscillator Delivers 45 Watts on 2 1/2 Meters
  • UHF Midget
  • Low-Loss RCA Wafer and Acorn Sockets Now Available
  • W9NNO Preselector Uses 954 Type Acorn Tubes in Push-Pull
  • Band-Switching 810 Final, NE-Plus
  • Super Watzit
  • Effective Network Eliminates Parasitics in P-P UHF Oscillator

June - July, 1941

  Volume 4, Number 4
  • Low-Cost P-P Beam Tube Finds Multitude of Ham XMTR Uses
  • Midget Tubes Enjoy Wide Approval by Hams and Engineers
  • UHF Midget: RCA-9001, 9002, 9003
  • Push-Pull RCA-815 Oscillator 2 1/2 Meters
  • RCA Guide Hits New Highs Among Power Tube Users
  • 330 Watts Input: RCA-8003
  • 600-Mc Oscillator Using Midget Triode 9002
  • Ship-Shape Gear from Stem to Stern: W3NT
  • R-F Power Amplifier Using RCA-8005
  • 100% RCA with 808's in Final: K7FST
  • Polariscope

November, 1941

Volume 5, Number 1
  • VFO Gives 10 to 25 Watts Output from 10 to 160 Meters
  • RCA Tube Handbooks Indispensable to Radio Engineers
  • W6RTO Builds 807 Rig in Virtual Show Window
  • W3DGP 807 - 813 Rig a Masterpiece of Design and Construction

 

January, 1942

  Volume 5, Number 2

Volume 5, Number 3

  Volume 5, Number 4

Volume 6, Number 1   (thanks to K5JWK)
  • "Ham Tips" Announces Contest for RCA Tube Equipped Rigs
  • Small Oscillator Does Bang-Up Job on 2 Meter Band
  • RF Choke Formula Helps Make Coil Fabrication Easy
  • Prices Down and Ratings Up on Popular Ham Type RCA-813
  • Ham Tips Service For Rig Queries
  • RCA-807 is "Little Magician" to Hams Using Versatile Tube
  • Three New Tubes Join RCA Family
  • Push-Pull Beam Power Amplifier: RCA 815

July, 1946

  Volume 6, Number 2  (thanks to K5JWK)
  • Final Amplifier Using Pair of RCA-813's is a DX Demon
  • Compact Oscillator a Giant Performer for 2 Meter Work
  • "Ninety-Ninety" Rarin' for the Air
  • 807 XTAL. Oscillator Converts This Rig From 40 to 15 Meters
  • RCA-813 Transmitting Beam Power Amplifier

September, 1946

Volume 6, Number 3
  • New "Ham" Ratings Announced for RCA Receiving Tubes
  • Grid Controlled Power Supply is a Versatile Unit
  • This Month's Prize Winner: James E. Hausser, W8LB
  • RCA-2050 Thyratron

November - December, 1946

   

 

Volume 7, Number 1  (thanks to K5JWK)
  • Novel Rig Gives Top Notch Performance on 2 Meters
  • New, Small "IKE" for Ham Video Work
  • Understanding Frequency Doublers Aids in Efficient Tube Operation
  • V-H-F Beam Power Amplifier: RCA 2E26

January - April, 1947

  Volume 7, Number 2
  • 807's Versatile in RF Service and Class B Modulation
  • Torpedo Twins in 150 Watt Final Works All Bands from 3 to 30 Mc
  • New Modulator Circuit Utilizes 807's in Class B with Zero Bias
  • RCA-807 Beam Power Amplifier

May - June, 1947

Volume 7, Number 3
  • 807 Drives 8005 Final in Flexible Four Stage Rig
  • An Analysis of Grid Driving Power as Listed in Tube Operating Data
  • New 816 Voltage Ratings
  • RCA-8005 Transmitting Triode

July - September, 1947

  Volume 7, Number 4
  • Modern Speech Amplifier Uses 6AS7-G Output Tube
  • Easily Built Electronic Bias Supply Gives Remarkable Voltage Regulation
  • RCA-6AS7-G Low Mu Twin Power Triode

October - December, 1947

Volume 8, Number 1
  • Unique 'Ray Gun Monitor Checks Modulation Quality
  • Analysis of Class B Modulators for Amateur 'Phone Application
  • RCA 2BP1 2" Oscillograph

January - April, 1948

  Volume 8, Number 2  (thanks to K5JWK)
  • Deluxe Transmitter Uses Pair of 812-A Tubes in Final
  • Low-Noise Broad-Band Pre-Amplifier Designed for 2-Meter Receivers
  • Now - A Better Triode: RCA-812-A

May - August, 1948

Volume 8, Number 3
  • Versatile NBFM Transmitter Designed for Mobile Use
  • High-Fidelity Audio Amplifier Delivers 10 Watts Power Output

 

September - October, 1948

  Volume 8, Number 4  (thanks to K5JWK)
  • New Practical Method Developed for Curing TVI!
  • Simplifying the Calculation of Transmitting Triode Performance

November - December, 1948

Volume 9, Number 1  (thanks to K5JWK)
  • A Practical Method for Reducing Harmonic Radiation
  • Self-Contained VFO Designed for Stability on All Bands
  • "Tin-Can" Wavemeter

January - February, 1949

  Volume 9, Number 2  (thanks to K5JWK)
  • "Tiny Tran" - A Miniature Rig for 10 and 11 Meters
  • All Band Frequency Multiplier is Ganged Tuned for Rapid QSY

May, 1949

Volume 9, Number 3
  • A Simplified Procedure for Designing Audio Modulators
  • RCA  Voltohmyst Electronic Meter is Highly Versatile in Ham Shack
  • It's Safety Factor that Counts
  • Specifications of the WV-65A Battery VoltOhmyst

 

July, 1949

  Volume 9, Number 4
  • RCA Announces New 811-A Triode and Ham Ratings
  • Frequency Chart Aids in Computing Harmonic Relations
  • Using the RCA-5763 for Frequency Multiplication

September - October, 1949

Volume 10, Number 1   (Thanks N7ZWY)
  • RCA Batteries Engineered for Radio Services
  • A Simple Code-Practice Unit for the Novice
  • Ham Display Greets RCA Visitors
  • Electronic Keying Systems
  • Meet the Gang: Mack Seybold, W2RYI
  • What's New in Tubes
  • Simple Over-Modulation Indicator
  • Up to 3000 MC!

January - March, 1950

  Volume 10, Number 2
  • A Panoramic Adaptor with a Circular Base Line
  • Meet the Gang: George E. Jones, Jr., W2CBL

Spring, 1950

Volume 10, Number 3
  • Design and Application of High-Pass Filters

Fall, 1950

  Volume 10, Number 4
  • 300-Watt Modulator with 811-A Push-Pull Output
  • TVI Bibliography (Part I)

Winter, 1950 - 51

Volume 11, Number 1
  • Compact 2-Meter Civil-Defense Transmitter Employs RCA Miniatures and Popular 2E26
  • Keying the Beam-Power Phone Final
  • TVI Bibliography (Part II)

Spring, 1951

 

  Volume 11, Number 2
  • "The Big Hunt" De-TVIing a 600-Watt, 14-Mc Transmitter

Summer, 1951

Volume 11, Number 3

  Volume 11, Number 4

Volume 12, Number 1
  • The "Twomobile" A 144-Mc Transceiver
  • Meet the Author: H. W. Brown, Jr., W2OQN
  • There'll Be An RCA 6146 in Your New Rig

January - February, 1952

  Volume 12, Number 2
  • Unusual Transmitter for the Novice Features the New RCA-6146
  • Second Novice License in 2nd District Held by Son of RCA's Frank F. Neuner, W2ZPD

July, 1952

Volume 12, Number 3
  • An All-Band Antenna and Coupler
  • A New Superhet S-Meter Circuit
  • Meet the Author: J. H. Owen, W2FTW
  • Omissions (Novice-Transmitter Article)

November, 1952

  Volume 12, Number 4

Volume 13, Number 1
  • George M. Rose, K2AH, and his History-Making, 146-Mc Transistor Transmitter
  • Construction of Inductors for TVI Filters

January - March, 1953

  Volume 13, Number 2
  • A Bandpass Transmitter-Exciter Using an RCA-6146, Part I

 

June - July, 1953

Volume 13, Number 3
  • A Bandpass Transmitter-Exciter Using an RCA 6146, Part II
  • Clarence A. West, W2IYG, Using his "Transdipper"
  • RCA Transistors Now Commercially Available

August - September, 1953

  Volume 13, Number 4
  • A Precision "Slick Whistle" for 3.5 to 4 Mc
  • How to Determine Driver-Transformer Requirements for the Modulator

December, 1953

Volume 14, Number 1
  • Design Tables for Low- and High-Pass Filters for the Reduction of TVI

March - April, 1954

  Volume 14, Number 2
  • Components for Pi-Coupled Amplifiers
  • New RCA Type 80

July - August, 1954

Volume 14, Number 3
  • Determination of Typical Operating Conditions for RCA Tubes Used as Linear RF Power Amplifiers

December, 1954

  Volume 15, Number 1
  • 144-Megacycle Transmitter, Part I

May, 1955

Volume 15, Number 2
  • 144-Megacycle Transmitter, Part II

August, 1955

  Volume 15, Number 3
  • Single-Ended Class-C Amplifier Design

October, 1955

Volume 15, Number 4
  • A Secondary Frequency Standard

December, 1955

  Volume 16, Number 1
  • Ham-Band Charts: Useful Data on Ham Bands from 1.8 to 148 Mc

March, 1956

Volume 16, Number 2
  • Versatile Monitor

July - August, 1956

  Volume 16, Number 3
  • The Make-Your-Own Microphone: High Quality, High Output with a Transistorized Microphone

September, 1956

Volume 16, Number 4
  • Visualizing SWR: 'SWR Circle' Clarifies Mistaken Theories

December, 1956

  Volume 17, Number 1
  • Automatic CONELRAD Alarm: Provides Constant Guard for Conelrad 'Alert'
  • New Mike Box

February, 1957

Volume 17, Number 2
  • RCA Publications for Hams: New Transmitting Tube Manual Now Available
  • Longer Life for Your 6146's and 866-A's
  • Back Issues of HAM TIPS Available
  • Let's Face It!  Correction for the Automatic Conelrad Alarm

April, 1957

  Volume 17, Number 3
  • A Transistorized QSO-Getter: For 40-Meter QRP CW Operation

July, 1957

Volume 17, Number 4
  • Ham Shack Trouble-Shooter: Solve Your Operations Problems with the Versatile RCA VoltOhmyst (Part I)
  • Here's an Automatic Tube Tester for the Shack

December, 1957

  Volume 18, Number 1
  • Ham Shack Trouble-Shooter: Practical Applications of the Versatile RCA VoltOhmyst (Part II)

February, 1958

Volume 18, Number 2
  • A Transistorized Grid-Dip Meter, Part I

April, 1958

  Volume 18, Number 3
  • A Transistorized Grid-Dip Meter, Part II: Operation and Use
  • Longer Life for Your RCA-6146 Beam Power Tube

June, 1958

Volume 18, Number 4
  • Which is What?  A Review of Some Modern Amplitude-Modulated Systems

September - October, 1958

  Volume 19, Number 1
  • The Weekend Special: A Complete, Portable 40-Meter CW Station

February, 1959

Volume 19, Number 2
  • 5-Band Mobile Transmitter: A 50-Watt Rig for Phone and CW Operation

June, 1959

  Volume 19, Number 3    (thanks to K7DYY)
  • For SSB Service: Cathode-Driven Linear Amplifier Using RCA-7094 Beam Power Tube

August, 1959

Volume 20, Number 1
  • A Two-Transistor Regenerative Receiver: For 80 and 40 Meters

 

January - February, 1960

     
Volume 20, Number 2
  • A Low-Cost, One-Tube Walkie-Talkie: With Transistorized Audio Stages

May, 1960

  Volume 20, Number 3
  • An RF Modulation Monitor: Modified RCA WO-33A 3-Inch Oscilloscope
  • Half-Kilovolt RF Probe

September, 1960

Volume 20, Number 4
  • Determination of Typical Operating Conditions: For RCA Tubes Used as Linear RF Power Amplifiers, Part I

December, 1960

  Volume 21, Number 1
  • Determination of Typical Operating Conditions: For RCA Tubes Used as Linear RF Power Amplifiers, Part II

February, 1961

Volume 21, Number 2
  • Nuvistor Two-Meter Converter

May, 1961

  Volume 21, Number 3
  • Nuvistor Preamplifier: For Amateur Receivers
  • New N-85-R Filament Adds Even Longer Life to These Popular RCA Rectifier Tubes

September, 1961

Volume 21, Number 4
  • Transistors As RF Power Amplifiers
  • New RCA-6DS4 Nuvistor Triode: Improved Two-Meter Converter
  • Beam Power For All Powers

December, 1961

  Volume 22, Number 1
  • Nuvistor Two-Meter Transmitter

Spring, 1962

Volume 22, Number 2
  • A 120-Watt 50-Mc Transmitter

Summer, 1962

  Volume 22, Number 3
  • A Nuvistor Converter for 432 Megacycles

Fall, 1962

Volume 23, Number 1
  • A Mobile 50-Watt Transmitter for the Six- and Two-Meter Bands, Part I

Winter 1962 - 1963

  Volume 23, Number 2
  • A Mobile 50-Watt Transmitter for the Six- and Two-Meter Bands, Part II

Spring, 1963

Volume 23, Number 3
  • Ham-Band Charts: Covering FCC Allocations From 1.8 to 450 Megacycles

Summer, 1963

  Volume 23, Number 4
  • A Low-Noise UHF Transistor Amplifier

 

Fall, 1963

 

Volume 24, Number 1
  • 300-Watt-Output, 432-Mc Amplifier: Utilizes RCA-8122 for Class C Operation

Winter 1963 - 1964 

  Volume 24, Number 2  (thanks to K7DYY)
  • A Transistorized Keyer

Spring, 1964

Volume 24, Number 3
  • A Low-Cost High-Efficiency Modulator

Summer, 1964

  Volume 24, Number 4
  • A 144-Mc Antenna-Matching Preamplifier

Fall, 1964

Volume 25, Number 1
  • Radio Propagation and the Amateur Radio Operator

Winter 1964 - 1965

  Volume 25, Number 2
  • Transistors and Nuvistors in a Two-Meter Transceiver, Part I

Spring, 1965

Volume 25, Number 3
  • Transistors and Nuvistors in a Two-Meter Transceiver, Part II

Summer, 1965

  Volume 25, Number 4
  • Paralleled Nuvistors on 220 Megacycles

Fall, 1965

Volume 26, Number 1
  • All-Transistor Two-Meter Converter
  • RCA Amateur Radio Operator Builds $250 Ground Station to Record Weather Pictures from TIROS Satellites

Winter, 1965 - 1966

  Volume 26, Number 2
  • 'Special' Tube Types and the Amateur Radio Operator

Spring, 1966

Volume 26, Number 3
  • RF 'Sample-Box' for 'Scope Monitoring of Amateur Transmitter Output

Summer, 1966

  Volume 26, Number 4
  • A Solid-State A-M Transmitter for Two-Meter Operation

Fall, 1966

Volume 27, Number 1
  • A Power Supply for Transistor Circuits

June, 1967

  Volume 27, Number 2
  • A VFO Calibrator

August, 1967

Volume 27, Number 3
  • Using the MOS Field-Effect Transistor as a Product Detector and AGC Gate

October, 1967

  Volume 27, Number 4

Volume 28, Number 1
  • RCA Silicon Power Plastic Transistors in a Regulated DC-to-DC Converter

February, 1968

  Volume 28, Number 2
  • An Audio Control System for SSB

July, 1968

Volume 28, Number 3
  • A Dual-Gate MOS-FET Preamplifier for the 10-Meter Band

November, 1968

  Volume 28, Number 4
  • A Single-Gate MOS-FET Preamplifier for the 2-Meter Band

December, 1968

Volume 29, Number 1
  • Ham-Band Charts: Covering FCC Allocations, Sub-Allocations, and Authorized Emissions from 3.5 to 450 MHz

May, 1969

  Volume 29, Number 2
  • A Precision Three-Mode Voltage Calibrator

November, 1969

Volume 29, Number 3
  • A Magnetic-Tape Keying System for Code Recording and Transmission

December, 1969

     
Volume 30, Number 1
  • Ham-Band Charts (Phase Two): Covering FCC Allocations, Sub-Allocations, and Authorized Emissions from 3.5 to 450 MHz

January, 1970

  Volume 30, Number 2
  • 2- and 10-Meter Band Transceiver: A Practical, Simplified Approach to Module-Package Construction

August, 1970


 

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