COLLINS 32S3A TRANSMITTER
At the era of no Internet an long ago before VHF repeaters , the air companies used the HF bands to communicate with planes and airports. Thus they used mostly at the states the collins radios for their reliability .
The 32S-3A transmitter was the develop of an HF broadband Transmitter.
Frequency coverage was 3,40 Mhz to 30,00 Mhz .
For Receiving they invent the 51S-1 receiver ..
Wasn't simple to communicate Airports and Airplanes at 60s . Collins Co made equipment, making that functional during years .
Licensed WN0TUT 1954: HAYDEN, COLO. SWL, BOYS LIFE RADIO CLUB, HEATHKIT AT-1, S-38C, WINDOM ANTENNA, CW TFC NETS, DX/MM SHIPS. First assignment 1966: Tropical Radio Telegraph Co., Receiving station: Pearl River, LA - WNU. First ship assignment 1967-1968 UNI. of Miami Marine Laboratory, R/V "JOHN ELLIOT PILLSBURY" c/s KNFA. RADIO OFFICERS UNION: 1968-1998 FREIGHTORS TANKERS, PASSENGER SHIPS. Best assignment: SS "Santa Merchedes" c/s WHBH 1978-1983. W0TUT 1998: Retired, CW rag chewing on 20 m. CW, speaks Brazil Portoguese, also comprendos spanish, love to repair the old vintage COLLINS tube radios, but also have knowledge of solid state troubleshooting. DXing on 20 m. CW only and working on the 300 COUNTRY MARK with inverted dipole and vintage COLLINS KWM-2A, (4) and COLLINS 51S-1 (2) receivers, trying to relive those carefree High School days again I.E. (DXing,Rag Chewing) ARRL, SOWP, COLLINS COLLECTOR ASSN #1059 1059, ROYAL NAVAL AMATEUR RADIO SOCIETY # 4622. Recent new equipment (Old Vintage) S-LINE XMTR 32S-3, ITT MACKAY 3020A receiver, HALLICRFTER SX99 RCVR. Would like to hear from anyone who listened to the Ben Hunter Night Owls over KFI mid Fifties and any R/OS that worked at the Arctic WX Stations and QSOed Stan W9NZZ. Would like to receive photos of the COLLINS rigs at the Arctic Weather Stations, I.E. EUERIKA, ALERT, MOULD BAY, etc
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