Will the New USA Audio Tube Initiative spill over to Ham Radio?

There are some good things happening in the world of top-notch Audiophile Vacuum Tubes:

Exclusive: Western Electric confirms plans to tackle the tube crisis with its Georgia factory

Basically their 300B production will be expanded to include 6L6, EL34, 6V6, EL84, 12AX7 and other audiophile grade tubes.

Presently their production is considered “Ultra-Premium” and is priced accordingly to the level of TLC and technical perfection Western Electric brings to the vacuum tube game.

Western Electric is actually a new company that picked up the heritage and licensing of the original.

Here is a link to the website for the plant:


And a link about the audio tubes they are successful in producing:


In the RF world it may not be possible to support an Ultra-Premium product and pricing, but there is room for a high quality.

Could the growth in range eventually include radio vacuum tubes?

Would sure be nice!



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