Collins Gold Dust Twins

This is the full setup from a 1950’s Collins brochure.

Here is the 75A-4 which I have and love . . .

Here is the transmitter – which I would buy of a pristine one fell in my lap like the receiver did . . .

Here is what I have been told is extremely rare – the station console

I also have a brochure for another Collins trasmitter, but this set of “Gold Dust twins is one of the most famous and beloved ham radio setups – and they still compete with todays gear. As far as “user interface” is concerned – I think this set could be the best ever. Digital interfaces just don’t have what this set has. Its hard to explain – but a direct, “tactile” and nicely laid out interface beats menu driven interfaces.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: