Re: What’s actually better?


You can always curve trace them if you are in doubt as to if they are real.  I keep my eyes open for “JAN”… and good old original “RCA” parts at the flea markets.  Extremely good quality…



From: [] On Behalf Of AndyH
Sent: Saturday, May 30, 2020 5:11 PM
Subject: Re: [BITX20] What’s actually better?


I'd love to hear from anyone that can advise either where/how to acquire good quality 2N2222A, or 2N5109, of 2N3866 for a decent price.

Mouser has 2N2222A in stock, but the least expensive are now $4.49 in lots of 10.  2N5109 are no longer available.  2N3866 appear to be available but only for ordering in large lots.

I purchased some DCP68 that arrived today, but these are surface mount devices.  They're $0.325 each in lots of 10.  I haven't put them in a test circuit yet.


On Sat, May 30, 2020 at 01:29 PM, ajparent1/kb1gmx wrote:

Also anyone paying high prices for 2n2222A are nuts, seems the
supply of a lot of devices (leaded) are low (are we surprised?)
so everyone figure out to hose everyone else.  


Other known candidates include 2n3866, 2n5109 and likely others may be 
listed in the Wiki.

No direct email, it goes to bit bucket due address harvesting in groups.IO



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