[AMRadio] collins 828c


W2XJ w2xj at w2xj.net
Sun May 31 21:32:34 EDT 2015


You have had a direct email address for the last three days so stop complaining. 

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> On May 31, 2015, at 8:46 PM, Robert W Boyd <rwboyd at distributel.net> wrote:
> 
> I also relied immediately on receipt of the posting without any results
> whatsoever and wasting time corralling resources for the pick-up. Perhaps in
> the future only the actual owners of the equipment should post or contact
> details should be provided, rather than attempting to be a go-between.
> 
> Thanks, Robert, VE3BE   
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: AMRadio [mailto:amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net] On Behalf Of Rob
> Atkinson
> Sent: Sunday, May 31, 2015 11:01 AM
> To: Geoff
> Cc: Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service
> Subject: Re: [AMRadio] collins 828c
> 
> 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
> rock.")
> 
> 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.
> 
> 
> Rob
> K5UJ
> 
> 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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