Collins Aerospace Museum


Collins Aerospace
Early History: ···
 by: Arlo Goodyear
 –The Collins Story
 by: Ben Stearns
 –Echo Hill Story
 by: Nancy Zook
 –The Iowan Magazine
 by: Ed Marriner
 –CQ Magazine

Our Founder:
Friends of the Museum:
"The Story of Collins Radio"
by: Ed Marriner, W6BLZ - CQ August, 1965

Following, is an article published in the August 1965 issue of CQ.

Reprinted by permission from CQ Communications, Inc. - Hicksville, NY
Rich Moseson, W2VU —Editor

CQ Magazine – August 1965

page 48

page 104

page 105

During the summer of 1932, Benton White might have read one of these two advertisments in QST. Neither advertisment include Arthur's street address, so we assume Benton and his wife must have used a phone book to find the factory on 1720 6th Avenue S.E.

Ad from April 1932 QST

Arthur and two of is favorite artifacts; the 30W and a collection of early electron tubes produced by Collins Radio Co.

Ad from July 1932 QST

Rod Blocksome has compiled the following notes on the people mentioned in the article.
• Ed Marriner, W6BLZ, author, 1965 address: 528 Colima St., La Jolla, CA 92037; he is in 71-72 call book but not in 1980 call book.
• Benton White, W4PL, in 1956, 6612 East Brainerd Rd. N.E., Chattanooga, TN.; in 1940 and 1947 listed in Shepherd, TN.
 – in 1965 & 1971-72, W4PL listed as "Chattanooga Old Timers Amateur Radio Society", 107 Melrose Dr., Chattanooga, TN. 37421
 – in 1980 W4PL, listed as the same club with a "B" license - H. McKinney, 7815 Stonehenge Dr., Chattanooga, TN 37421
 – in 1985, W4PL is not listed
 – in 2007 on W4PL is again Chattanooga ARC, 5701 Riley Rd, Ooltewah, TN 37363. Trustee is Arnold Gregory,
• A. Harry Heibeck, W6ARP, Winter 71-72 Callbook: 772 S. Lemon Ave, El Cajon, CA 92020; not listed in 1980 call book.

Today this Collins Type 30W transmitter is on display in the Collins Aerospace Museum in Building 120. If you would like to see this historic unit, you may arrange a tour via this link.