First licensed in 1954 as KN6TVB in Glendale, California. Then very active on 80 and 40 CW with home brew equipment. This included a home brew antenna tuner. To this day, our longest QSLd contact is with Sydney, Australia (Australian pink ticket for second harmonic just outside the 40 meter band that resulted from an 80 meter stateside contact). The culprit was the tuner. What can I say? I was a novice. This happend very shortly before I was visited by the Glendale Police Department officer who politely asked if I could shut down what ever piece of equipment was wiping out all the police communications frequencies across the city. I had a new 2 meter homebrew AM transmitter that I was very proud if. At least I was learning.
We collect Collins Radio prewar through Rockwell Collins period equipment, including broadcast transmitting and studio equipment. The AM room features restored studio equipment from KUZZ Country - Buck Owens' country station in Bakersfield California in the 50s. This equipment is now in operation driving both a Collins 20V-2 on 160 meters and a 20V-3 on 75 meters.
President, Mogollon Rim Collins Collectors Club (MRCCC) and Trustee of the club station K0CXX. The call sign K0CXX is held in honor of Art Collins. Past board member and current member and President, Collins Collectors Association, CCA member # AC94-0009. Editor and publisher of CCA Signal Magazine. Author of "The Care and Feeding of Your KWS-1, "Is your 75A-4 Smoking More and Enjoying it Less", and other trivia. Constantly looking for 810s, 75THs, Collins parts, strange Collins "What's Dats?", or anything else that is historically relevant to Collins Radio.
In 2006 we moved to Wimberley, Texas from Arizona. In 2009 the new shack building was completed. The equipment is now in place, antennas are up and 13 of the planned 15 operating positions are in place and functional. We returned to the air with N7OTQ and K0CXX operational in January of 2010. All interested visitors are welcome by contacting us via eMail. Pictures of the physical layout and equipment can be seen at myhamshack.com/N7OTQ. Also you can virtually visit our operation at K0CXX.org.
You are also invited to see our Collins Collectors Association website at collinsradio.org. There is a wealth of material there relating to Collins Radio and Rockwell Collins and the website is growing every day. Particularly you should check out the archived issues of the CCA Signal Magazine which can be downloaded for free.
We support the Rockwell Collins Museum Archiving efforts, the work of the Arthur A. Collins Legacy Association and the Antique Wireless Association and their wonderful work preserving the history of Art Collins, the employees of Collins Radio and the equipment of Collins and Rockwell Collins.
We also support the wonderful work done by Jim Stitzinger and his Books for Libraries archival work with regards to the preservation of the literature of Collins Radio, the Collins Division of Rockwell International and the Rockwell Collins Company. You should visit his website at HF-80.com
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