[AMRadio] 51J3 or 75A3?


W1EOF w1eof at hamnutz.com
Sun Mar 5 17:42:40 EST 2006


I've never been able to keep the Hammarlund line sorted out in my mind. What
distinguishes the 160???

73,

Mark W1EOF

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> From: wa1zuf at juno.com [mailto:wa1zuf at juno.com]
> Sent: Sunday, March 05, 2006 1:12 PM
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> Subject: Re: [AMRadio] 51J3 or 75A3?
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>
> Great Thread!
>
> Under the category of, "For what it's worth," I grew up using a
> 75A4 and about 20 years ago had my own 75A3. I will admit to
> being mesmerized by the Collins mystique and indeed they are
> outstanding receivers.
>
> Recently, I went out to re-obtain a 75A3 for my shack, along the
> way I came across a number of other receivers when all was said
> and done, I found the Hammarlund HQ-160 to be a far superior in
> an audio than the Collins Equipment. (as compared to the an
> unmodified Collins)
>
> This is not to say a Collins receiver doesn't have a future spot
> in my shack, however for the difference in price, I am very
> pleased with the HQ-160.
>
> I also picked up a HQ-170A, there is no comparison to the HQ-160
> for audio quality, however it is very comparable to the Collins
> in Stability and dial accuracy. It's a Great "Battle Mode" receiver.
>
> Bottom line,  for $100 less than what I was going to pay for a
> 75A3 that needed repair, I bought 2 outstanding and in there own
> way comparable receivers.
>
> Best Regards,
>
> Steve W1TAV
>
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