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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 5:43:35 PM on 26 July 2020.
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 Location: Kanahooka, NSW
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Would there be much interest in Collins Communication receivers . Tony H's Dad who passed away about 5 years ago left a collection of these amongst his stuff they all look physically good from the outside and they were very much prized by him from what Tony has said.
I have no intention in checking them I know absolutely nothing about them , not having any interest in ham radio myself. They seem to fetch good money on eBay however I would imagine some would need recapping there is no reason to assume otherwise being old electronics.
Regards Jim

 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 7:13:46 PM on 26 July 2020.
GTC's avatar
 Location: Sydney, NSW
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Collins is a respected name in receivers. There are guys who collect and/or restore vintage ham gear.

Suggest contacting this club in your region: https://www.iars.org.au/

 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 7:37:38 PM on 26 July 2020.
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 Location: Kanahooka, NSW
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Thanks GTC. I will pass the information onto Tony.

 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 10:48:07 AM on 27 July 2020.
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 Location: Melbourne, VIC
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Hi Jim,

Re: "Would there be much interest in Collins Communication receivers?" .... very much so .... very collectable ...

Depending on the model, they can get quite complicated to restore, electronically, and align properly .... Entry level models are not too difficult, but mid to upper range models may include double frequency conversion, crystal filters, BFO, SSB etc.. I have had a lot of 'fun' recently working on similar radios .... Hammarlund etc..


Cheers, Ian

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