|Welcome to my Collins KWS-1& 75A4 Page|
Welcome to my Collins KWS-1 & 75A4 Page. I have included some pictures of my Collins KWS-1 and 75A4 station. I have owned this station for about
4 years, after
purchasing the receiver from a ham in California and the transmitter from a ham here in St. Paul.
The transmitter seller was located about 5 blocks from my work. I
stopped off after work to view it, stopped by the next day with the money to
buy it, load it, bring it home, drag it into the basement. Sure beats
buying it from across the country and either driving or shipping it.
The transmitter is very (!) exciting to have in the shack, to operate, and make contacts with. I enjoy running classic SSB, AM, and CW with this fine rig. I get great AM and SSB audio reports! Interestingly enough, the AM is single sidebanded AM, and most folks can't tell unless they try to zero beat me and notice the missing sideband. AM Audio quality is excellent and only seems to drop after someone notices the missing sideband :) I run an Astatic 10DA microphone.
You know, when I flip the high voltage switch on this transmitter, with the filament and plate voltage jewels glowing red and green, and the blower sound as it trys to cool those 4x250's, and the look of the large transmitter, it feels like I am running 100,000 watts. Its just gotta give me an extra 12 db just from the "cool" alone.
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