Fun Testing Tubes!

Inside the Collins KWS-1 power supply. There are voltage regulator and rectifier tubes. Its quite a surprise – what a “soothing” thing it is to test tubes. I’ve had an “interesting” first two months of this year, and am so thankful to have time to get back into the hobby again. What better way than to make sure the KWS-1 power supply is running…

Hollow State

Eimac 4X250B – beautiful little tubes . . .  The restoration of my KWS-1 will begin this weekend. I expect it to be a good 2 weeks at least before it is done. While I am waiting – I will restore the power supply – which is the easy part. I might invest in a tube tester – there are some nice one’s under…

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…