Collins Radio Company (now
Rockwell Collins) has been around since 1933. Like the vast majority of U.S. companies during the World War II
era, they - management and employees - took great pride in doing their part for the war effort. Unlike today, when
a relatively few people actually know someone on active duty in the armed forces, workers were very likely to have
a brother, son, father, or husband in the service.
of Contents]These articles are scanned and OCRed from old editions of the
ARRL's QST magazine. Here is a list of the
QST articles I have already posted. As time permits, I will
be glad to scan articles for you. All copyrights (if any) are hereby acknowledged.
If you are interested in old Collins equipment, you will
want to visit the
Collins Collectors Association and the
Collins Radio Association websites.
Here is an
advertisement that I scanned out of my copy of the April 1945 QST magazine. It mentions that many of the
employees are amateur radio operators. During the war, a call went out for surplus equipment from all sources,
including amateurs, so some sacrificed their personal equipment for the good of the nation. Try that today and see
how far you get.
See all available vintage QST articles.
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