K0DEW has been collecting and restoring Collins
equipment for over twenty-five years, but this old broadcast transmitter turned
out to be one of the most challenging and interesting. I had restored a KW-1 and several
large military transmitters, so I was ready for this project.
My goal was to make each and every part like it looked and worked when it moved out the front door of the Collins factory in Dallas TX almost fifty years ago. I was informed on a Tuesday that the transmitter was going to the land fill on Saturday, so on a Wednesday I loaded my pick-up with a few hand tools and a friend, KC0VOB.
Be careful when you work on an old radio.You might get a charge out of it.
R-388 and TCS-5 receivers
Latest additions to the Collins collection
Working on WD0EIL's tower. Check here for more photos.