>I have a couple of Heath radios that need the Octal plug and shell (hood)
>to make up
> some connecting cords.
> Anyone know a supplier for these? I know I can make do with a tube base
> (which I have)
> but would rather use the plug and shell.
> Bill K7NOM
Let's halt any rumors beginning (again) about "unavailable components"
You Octal socket in plug was originally made by Amphenol, their Series 86
Amphenol "spun-off" this connector (and several others) as well as the
Salem, NJ factory where these are made to Wire-Pro, Inc. (WPI) in the 1980s.
Here is their main web page:
Section 4 of the WPI catalog has photos and specs
WPI connectors are available from the regular radio parts distributors that
have been around for decades (Allied Radio, Newark, etc.)
Triode Electronics, owned by Ned Carlson in Chicago, IL also has these
connectors in stock. 5633 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago IL 60634 USA Ph
773-871-7459 Fax 773-327-5652 Open 11 AM to 7 PM CT, (1700-0100 UTC)
Monday-Friday; Major credit cards accepted for orders