CV3340 high power X-band klystron amplifier
This is a high power X-band 4-cavity broadband klystron amplifier.
*: the valve is supplied pre-tuned to any frequency in this band
The valve must be mounted cathode down (as in the main photo)
CV3340 is one of a series of CV numbers which have no entry at all in in the CV Register, which has a gap after CV2999 up to CV3499.
The label on this valve says CV3340, serial L2006LAB 8509, and the code KFRR. Looking at K1001, 'F' is not listed as a qualification approval letter, but the manufacturer code RR indicates Ferranti. The Ferranti part number for this is SY41.
The valve is surrounded by a powerful magnet and has electrical connections for 'heater' and 'block', plus one which appears to have a missing label. The 'block' connector seems to be electrically connected to the frame, while the other is connected to the metalwork which can be seen between the two connectors in the right hand photo below. It has cooling ports for 'collector' and 'block'.
The pipework connects internally via a mix of metal and rubber pipes.
There are two ports under the device. The output port is nearest the cooling ports, and the input port nearest the cathode. Each connects separately to the internal structure. The aperture size is 28x17mm.
Below is a side view of the ports between the frame and the magnets. Below that are photos of the internal structure showing the rear of the ports connecting in.
(left hand picture by Joshua Harmer)
The internal structure can be viewed through two removable (glued) plastic covers revealing what appears to be tuning slugs.
This file was last modified23:10:26, Wednesday February 23, 2022