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 Post subject: RCA 40673 dual mosfet
PostPosted: Jan Tue 08, 2013 12:20 am 
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Is there a direct replacement for the 40673 out there somewhere? Someone must still make one! Lenny


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 Post subject: Re: RCA 40673 dual mosfet
PostPosted: Jan Tue 08, 2013 1:00 am 
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Try Dans Small Parts " www.danssmallpartsand kits.com " he may have NOS units.


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 Post subject: Re: RCA 40673 dual mosfet
PostPosted: Jan Tue 08, 2013 1:34 am 
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Try Dans Small Parts
Dead domain.

He apparently let the domain registration expire.

Some broker picked up the home page and that's all. Name is for sale.

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 Post subject: Re: RCA 40673 dual mosfet
PostPosted: Jan Tue 08, 2013 1:47 am 
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He's been selling out stock on eBay... this is his latest webpage with the final closeouts.

http://danscloseoutsandspecialdeals.com ... overs.html


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 Post subject: Re: RCA 40673 dual mosfet
PostPosted: Jan Tue 08, 2013 2:27 am 
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Click on the link at the top of the page. He is not going out of business, this is just his close out page.


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 Post subject: Re: RCA 40673 dual mosfet
PostPosted: Jan Wed 09, 2013 12:22 am 
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[quote][Is there a direct replacement for the 40673 out there somewhere? Someone must still make one! Lenny


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NTE222 is supposed to be an equivalent.
David.


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 Post subject: Re: RCA 40673 dual mosfet
PostPosted: Jan Wed 09, 2013 4:26 am 
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Got a 40673 in my junkbox, but I'm keeping it to repair a HW-7 I have.
There's a few on eBay which are waaaaaay too expensive.
If I find one or two for a reasonable price I'll let you know.

~ Mitch ~

P.S. - Isn't the 2N311 an equivalent? Something about that number rings a bell.
Maybe I'm just trippin'.


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 Post subject: Re: RCA 40673 dual mosfet
PostPosted: Jan Wed 09, 2013 6:20 am 
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If you can use an SMT part, NXP devices are still available through distribution at reasonable prices. Mouser and Avnet have these.

If it's for a repair, you might solder one (tiny!) lead to a PCB land, then run 30 ga wires for the other connections.

Ted


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 Post subject: Re: RCA 40673 dual mosfet
PostPosted: Jan Wed 09, 2013 5:01 pm 
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Isn't the 2N311 an equivalent? Something about that number rings a bell.
Maybe I'm just trippin'.


I think you mean 3N211? A dual-gate FET has 4 connections, therefore is a "3N" number.

Rich
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 Post subject: Re: RCA 40673 dual mosfet
PostPosted: Jan Wed 09, 2013 5:03 pm 
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You might find some Japanese parts... they made the 3SK series of dual-gate FETs.

http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/6 ... rodKeyWord

Rich


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 Post subject: Re: RCA 40673 dual mosfet
PostPosted: Jan Wed 09, 2013 5:13 pm 
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Rich, W3HWJ wrote:
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Isn't the 2N311 an equivalent? Something about that number rings a bell.
Maybe I'm just trippin'.


I think you mean 3N211? A dual-gate FET has 4 connections, therefore is a "3N" number.

Rich
http://www.dz863.com/datasheet-83832128 ... Depletion/


Yep, and they probably might make a good sub for the 40673 RCA dual gate. Dan's Small Parts has them in stock.

Pete


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 Post subject: Re: RCA 40673 dual mosfet
PostPosted: Jan Thu 10, 2013 2:36 am 
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I would go with the 3N201, maybe. That and the 40673 were used to supposedly upgrade the front end performance(gain?) of many Yaesu transceivers by modders, and seemed to have accomplished practically identical results. I am sort of hoarding my US made type dual gate mosfets with standard leads, instead of SMD. Getting harder to find, cheap. But it may also depend on the freq. range you need it for, HF, VHF, UHF. Mixer or RF Amp. Etc. Like, you don't need the lowest noise for the mixer, I don't think, but still get the characteristic improvements over a bipolar mixer.


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 Post subject: Re: RCA 40673 dual mosfet
PostPosted: Jan Sat 12, 2013 7:41 pm 
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About two years ago I spent a lot of time trying to find a vender and part number for a dual gate MOSFET in current production- preferably leaded for a day job design requirement.
I came up basically empty-handed. I could fine no currently produced dual gate RF fet and could fine only a small number of current production surface mount devices.

I wondered how this could be and came up with the following conclusion.
Most dual gate RF FETS seemed to have been design for and used for AGCable front ends in TVs and FM radios. These have been replaced by integrated circuit front ends or entire receivers/tuners on a chip. For this reason these useful parts no longer have a significant OEM market and have been widely discontinued.

There is an opportunity for someone to come up with a small daughter board with a still available SM Dual gate fet that inserts nicely into the old fashion 4 lead 40673 type pcb footprint. The daughter board most likely would need some additional SM passive components to limit the UHF response of the SM fet in order to tame the UHF spurious osc that can be expected to be induced by the inductance of the leads.


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 Post subject: Re: RCA 40673 dual mosfet
PostPosted: Jun Sun 29, 2014 4:04 pm 
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I have RCA 40673 if you still need some.
Paul


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 Post subject: Re: RCA 40673 dual mosfet
PostPosted: Jul Thu 03, 2014 11:00 pm 
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E-bay has several choices. Cheapest is from Greece---$4.90
plus $8 shipping.


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 Post subject: Re: RCA 40673 dual mosfet
PostPosted: Jul Fri 04, 2014 12:10 am 
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Most dual gate RF FETS seemed to have been design for and used for AGCable front ends in TVs and FM radios. These have been replaced by integrated circuit front ends or entire receivers/tuners on a chip. For this reason these useful parts no longer have a significant OEM market and have been widely discontinued.


I was with Siliconix in the 80s and 90s. We discontinued dual-gate in the mid-80s. Not enough volume. Japanese continued to make 3SK-types for many more years.

Rich


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 Post subject: Re: RCA 40673 dual mosfet
PostPosted: Jul Sat 05, 2014 3:55 pm 
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I have hoarded what mosfets I could lay hands on easily. Still used in aeronautical radios. I also have hoarded some regular MPF type fets too as they are cheap at this point. Actually non SMD components are not a bad thing to hoard away overall. Look at what is being produced in current electronics products and what percentage of stuff still made is not surface mount? Remember, as supplies dwindle, opportunist sellers raise prices. And if you can get a handful of useful parts now for cheap, they don't take up too much room and saves grief later.


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