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807

Sensibly equivalent to:
5B/250A ATS25A ATS25 CV124 CV1060 CV1364 CV1374 CV1572 QV05-25 RK39 VT-100 VT60 VT60A
See also:
Beam Tetrodes and the 807 - CV1060 short entry
    
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The classic 807 beam tetrode valve is unusual in still being designated as current production in the 1960s and having a five pin base. The 807 was normally run hard and different makes of 807 held up better than others. This example has a fatter envelope than most and a tropicalised base. We have no specific information as to how well these imported valves worked.
The parameters given are for single ended use. When used in a class AB1 as a push pull pair with 600 volts on the anode an output power of 65 Watts was normal.
Turned through 90 degrees the other anode supports become visible as does the anode connecting lead and the pair of getter carriers.
Looking down past the silver gettering the pinch holding the supports can be seen.
These valves were much used in medium power amateur radio transmitters for high level modulation. In this use the output transformer, called a modulation transformer, would be impedance matched to the anode circuit of the RF power valve. The audio power would increase or decrease the amplitude of the RF envelope.
The 807 was also a workhorse of the HF bands. As a transmitter power amplifier (shown in the lower table) operating in class C producing 40 Watts of RF, it would need a pair of 807's in push pull to generate the 20 Watts of audio required to fully modulate the valve. Other modulation systems operating on the screen grid would require much less audio drive but with less RF output.
The classic envelope is 50 mm in diameter, and excluding the UX5 base pins is 121 mm tall.
References: Datasheet & 1040.

 

Pin Connections
UX5
1
2
3
4
5
tc
h
g2
g1
k
h
a

 

Absolute Maximum Operating Conditions
Beam Tetrode
Vh
Ah
Va
Vs
Vg
mAa
mAs
ra
gm
Pout
6.3
0.9
300
250
-14
83
8
20k
6.5
6.7W

 

Absolute Maximum Operating Conditions
Beam Tetrode
Vh
Ah
Va
Vs
Vg
mAa
mAs
mAg
Pdriv
Pdiss
Pout
freq
f.max
6.3
0.9
600
250
-45
100
7
3.5
0.2W
25W
40W
60
125
Thanks to Frank Philipse for supplying the above PDF datasheet.
Updated April 03, 2015.
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