General Electric Co. VI507  
Written by Accutron on 2008-09-22  

The General Electric Co. (GEC) VI507 is an argon-mercury spark gap tube used as a TR cell in Great Britain's second-generation AMES Type 2 metric radar network. The VI507 is rated for several hundred hours of operation at 25kW.

A note of disambiguation: GEC should not be confused with the US company General Electric.


GEC VI507 spark gap tube, a primitive gas-filled TR cell. The tungsten-tipped electrodes of the VI507 are sheathed in glass, to restrict the zone of discharge.

This article is part of the [Spark Gap Tubes, Trigger Tubes & Passives] exhibit.

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