[AMRadio] collins 828c

Rob Atkinson ranchorobbo at gmail.com
Sun May 31 11:01:27 EDT 2015

I think he is interested in a Collins "power pebble" that is free for
the taking in Camden NJ.   (the 5 KW version was called the "power

I sent him what I could find about how to get hold of the guy who
wants to get rid of it.

This rig, if I have the right one in mind, is the last tube rig
Collins made for 1 KW AM broadcasting.  Came out around 1975.

Collins sold that part of their business to Continental who made and
sold the same design rig as the Continental 314.

It is a pulse width modulated rig.  Only tubes are pair 3-500Z in the
final and another 3-500Z for a pulse switching tube.

A couple guys have put them on 160.  Don't know about higher bands.
The B+ supply is 8 KV.  I am glad some guys can use this rig but it
doesn't interest me all that much because about all I get is high
level plate modulated class C rigs.  I understand the general theory
of the class D stuff but it's too out there for me.
Also, 8 KV is full of surprises unless you know how to deal with it.


On Sun, May 31, 2015 at 8:13 AM, Geoff <ars.w5omr at gmail.com> wrote:

>> -----Original Message----- From: Tracy Griffin Sent: Saturday, May 30,
>> 2015 10:28 PM To: AMRadio at mailman.qth.net Subject: [AMRadio] collins 828c
>> i have been trying to get in touch with the proper people since 1hr after
>> the collins went on the net. leaving emails , my phone no.also...im 8 hrs
>> away from camden nj but i cant get anyone to respond, please help
> From what I can glean, apparently on some net, a Collins something or
> another went up for sale and he's attempting to contact the seller.
> It'd be helpful if we knew
> 1) What net.
> 2) Who (in New Jersey) listed the rig.
> that's my take on it, anyway.  (Collectively) Your Mileage May Vary

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