[Hallicrafters] FS: Collins KWS-1 and 75A-4

Roger K8RI hallicraftersgroup at rogerhalstead.com
Tue Jul 11 02:12:59 EDT 2006

>I have for sale a Collins KWS-1 and a 75A-4 receiver. The KWS-1 is serial 
>number 95. At some time during its life it was factory upgraded. Finals are 
>4CX250, ALC control was replaced with a test key switch. V403 has a 6AL5 in 
>place of the 6X4.  It has a 4 to 1 spinner knob. As I have said this is a 
>factory upgrade professionally done by Collins Radio Co.
> The 75A-4 is serial #4612. It comes with one Collins 3 kc mechanical 
> filter and (2) Dave Curry filters, 2.7 kc and a 6 kc. Has a 4 to1 spinner 
> knob.

I had a set up much like this back in the late 70s.  I sold it to some one 
in the Grand Rapids, or Kalamazoo area.  I loaded the whole works in the car 
and met them over by Greenville or some where in that area. Possibly the 
Williams (Boyd's) parking lot.

AT the time I lived just south of Breckenridge.

That was one of the nicest rigs rigs I owned. 
At the time of the photo I didn't own any Hallicrafters, but shortly there 
after picked up a beautiful HT-33B that looked like new.  This was back when 
I worked for a living<:-)) (Looking South)  Lower left is the Drake C-line, 
Tentec (544 I believe), Omni-5, and a Dentron MLA-2500 setting atop the 
antenna tuner.  Top row left to right, it the KLM 2-meter-440 satellite 
tranceiver, Kenwood 7800 2-meter rig, Prototype Heath HF solid state 
tranceiver with remote VFO, Heath conduction amp (SB320?) (I saw a very nice 
one at the Midland swap the 15th of June this year, Dentron Peak reading 
watt meter, and finally the 75A4 setting atop the KWS-1. Out of the photo to 
the right at the West end of the room was a Collins S-Line (Winged Emblem) 
http://www.rogerhalstead.com/ham_files/boat3.htm  I don't have any photos of 
the antennas at that site that I can find.

Being on a pension with SS, my current station is a good one, but it is no 
where near as elaborate although I did build a pretty hefty antenna system.

> I also have a replica (made by me) 312A-1 speaker. It's not exact but 
> close. The Lumaline lamp with hood and the grill and emblem at least have 
> some value.
> All units are in very nice condition.
> I cannot ship these items so if you are interested please plan to pick 
> them up at my QTH. I live in Kalamazoo, Michigan. I will give priority to 
> interested buyers by the dates I have received their emails, earliest 
> first and so on. I can furnish plenty of photo's. Payment must be in cash.
> Please send me an email if you are interested and we can get into the 
> details.

I'd be very interested and even put them to use, but unfortunately my budget 
would not stretch that far. <sigh>
If you have the time I would like to see a photo of the set up though.


Roger Halstead (K8RI and ARRL 40 year Life Member)
N833R - World's oldest Debonair CD-2

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> Gary  K8BKB
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