Vacuum Tube Quiz
February 1961 Popular Electronics

February 1961 Popular Electronics

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There are still a lot of vacuum tube guys out there who might remember enough about them to score well on this quiz that appeared in the February 1961 edition of Popular Electronics. My own exposure was mainly with airport surveillance and precision approach radars while in the USAF. We didn't have a lot of the fancy special purpose tubes shown here, but I was able to guess correctly on some of them based on how the tube is constructed and the response curves. Still, I'm embarrassed to tell you my overall score. Don, I know you'll do this; tell me your score and I'll tell you mine.

Vacuum Tube Quiz

By Robert P. Balin

Glancing at a tube's symbol or one of its constructional features should remind you of the graph of its characteristic curves or its outward appearance or application. Try to identify the numbered items at left, below, with the corresponding lettered items at right. Answers are at the bottom.

Vacuum Tube Quiz in February 1961 Popular Electronics - RF Cafe



Popular Electronics published many quizzes over the years - some really simple and others not so simple. Robert Balin created many of the quizzes. This is a listing of all I have posted thus far.













Vacuum Tube Quiz Answers

1.    F Triode
2.    H Kinescope (magnetic deflection type)
3.    G Diode
4.    E Pentode
5.    C Electron-ray "tuning eye" (6E5)
6.    A Tetrode
7.    B Kinescope (electrostatic deflection)
8.    D Pentode with remote cutoff grid





Posted August 17, 2012