This was a Collins amateur brochure, probably printed in
late 1954 or very early 1955 (?).
It lists a 30L-1 that was never produced !! Don't say BS , before you look at the pictures !!!!!!!
This is a case of the Collins advertising folks getting ahead of the production department.
This combo was later transformed into the KWS-1. The Marketing and manual guys
just picked the next transmitter number after the 30K series and that was the 30L-1. And,
as we know now, the 30L-1 then would go on to be used in the S-line number assignments which
occurred in the very early 60s for the 30L. The 30L-1 became the most popular amp Collins produced. (see last picture on this page)
(Note One) Just in from a reliable Collins Collector !
Collins did indeed make a couple of 32W-1s. It was a KWS-1 exciter without the PA cage and with a B+ power supply in the same area.
I have had my hands on one in Arizona in the late 80s and one of my biggest regrets in my collecting is that I did not buy it when I had the
opportunity. But I thought he wanted too much money for it….and I was wrong. I also know of one other in a collection.
So, at least two 32W-1's were made. They did not sell well and the
offering of the 32W-1 was discontinued very quickly.
anyone have any other information I can add here ?? see k0ip at QRZ.com
|Cover||Inside front cover||index||75A-4||32W-1
A few were made
8R-1 100kc cal osc
35C-2 low pass filter
|Mechanical filter adapters||Inside back cover
(a pocket !)
Click any of the large pictures (below) to get a full size file. you
may use these images as you like.
Here are some other links for more pictures and information picture 1 picture 2
here are two scans from the 1955 ARRL HANDBOOK
below is a picture of the real 30L-1 Amplifier,,, rock solid, used 4
each 811 tubes. used by thousands of hams around the world