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Re: magnetron tubes?
Original poster: "Ed Phillips by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <evp-at-pacbell-dot-net>
> The magnets are quite powerful and occasionally useful. That said,
> once these
> are removed, the tube itself is basically useless. So they are potentially
> useful as either surplus
> tubes (for microwave heating experiments, radar, but probably not
> microwave radio broadcast) or as a source of high power magnets.
It's also worth while to cut one open and examine the beautiful
workmanship inside. Those things which sell for a few bucks are as
nicely built as radar magnetrons which sell for kilobucks! Marvels of
low cost mass production.