Gold Dust Twins: Stays Young!

Excellent old advertisement – with a 60+ year old rig in front of my face . . .

KY6R “Playground” Shack

The New KY6R Shack – all set up for the “vintage” on the top shelf (National SW-3, Collins 75A4, 270-G3 Speaker, KWS-1), and the “new” ICOM IC-7300 on the bottom (far left). With the Geochron 4K and the new workbench area, I’ll be set when the KWS-1 comes back from being restored. N3ZN paddle, Begali Intrepid Bug and Astatic D-104 microphone. Missing from the…

A Very Gold Dust Twins Christmas

I’m just starting my Gold Dust Twins journey, but its already been fun – getting the shack re-arranged to support these rigs, replacing my old work table with a rolling workbench, new lighting, etc. Today I received the microphone connector for the D-104, and also the 110v TR switch (relay). Both were NOS – and both were priced fairly. I was surprised at the…

2019: The Year of 3Y0I and The Gold Dust Twins

I have perhaps one of the best restored Collins 75A-4 receivers and speaker . . .  I fell in love with my 75A-4 and am in awe every time I use it. I recently picked up a rough looking KWS-1 transmitter to match. The KWS-1 will be restored in January, 2019 . . .  During my week off between Christmas and New Year’s, I…