|Collins KWM-1 worlds first
Introduction Date / Price: 1957 / $820 in 2010 dollars $ 7364 who says ham radio is expensive, today
The Collins KWM-1 is the first amateur band transceiver designed for mobile and fixed station applications. Final amplifier plate input power is 175 watts PEP on SSB or 160 watts on CW. A crystal plug-in unit allows for the selection of ten crystal positions, each covering a 100 kc segment in the frequency range of 14 to 30 Mc. NO 40 and 80 meters, The Pi-L output network with roller-inductor provides for efficient and continuous tuning throughout the entire frequency range of operation. This Radio was Rumored to be used in the U2 that Gary Powers was shot down in.
|a little additional personal info, here is kŘip
using his KWM-1 in 1970 was HS6ADE , Thailand . Your webmaster
!!!! in the store room at the Takhli PMEL building. a note,
by the 1970's these were considered almost junk, an all tube
relic from the 50's and 60's. so it did pay much. I
sure wish I still had my radio.
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|Central Electronics 20 A , First
band switched SSB radio.. the predecessor was the 10B it
used plug in coils to change bands, the was a
Phasing SSB exciter , 20 watts out, ,
Webmasters note, this was my transmitter after I graduated from Novice
to General, A nice radio. I worked lots of DX on
the 20 watts and a hy-gain 14AVQ vertical
this radio did not have a built in power supply it was extra, $240 in 1966 is $1838 in 2018.. Who says Ham Radio is Expensive in the 2000's , its cheap
it includes calibrated bandspread for the ham bands and a BFO
for copying code and SSB in 1965 this cost $90, and the accessory 120VAC supply was another $10 in 2018 dollars $800 !! and you think Ham Radio is expensive now.
For more info about his radio please visit KB8TAD https://people.ohio.edu/postr/bapix/hMohican.htm
Heathkit HR-10B Receiver
This handsomely-styled amateur receiver is a perfect match for the DX-60 Transmitter, providing complete high-performance station receiver facilities at low cost!
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Johnson Viking Valiant Modes: AM/CW Bands: 160 - 10 Meters Input Power: 200W-AM, 275W-CW Final Tubes: Three 6146b in parallel There are 18-tubes New Price: $349.50 kit and $439.50 wired Manufactured between 1956-1962 Size: 11.5"h x 21.0"w x 16.25"d Approx. Weight: 73 lbsin 2018 dollars $3,718
now you just need a receiver !
and a Desk that didn't come from Ikea
|ARC-5 receiver, WW2, used in most fighter aircraft like
the corsair's, P51's and almost every aircraft in the inventory.
These and the matching transmitters, they did the job, there had to be
millions made, because every HAM in the 1950's had at least
one, and several of the transmitters,
The one pictured here, was made for connection to a Direction Finding LOOP ,
most receivers only had one antenna jack.. The receivers used a flexible cable, like an old speedometer
cable for remote tuning from the cockpit, the transmitters were set to frequency before a mission.
below is the matching transmitter