The original Collins S-line (32S-1, 75S-1) was the Cadillac of ham radios from 1958 through the mid-sixties, when the S-1 radios were upgraded to the very similar S-3 models. Those remained in production for another decade or so. The transmitter and receiver could be slaved together for transceive operation or could be operated “split”. The radios were sold equipped for operation on the 80M through 10M bands in 200 KHz segments. Full coverage of each band was provided except for ten meters, where provision was made for up to three segments but were shipped only with crystals for the 28.5 to 28.7MHz segment (which was, at the time, the band portion used for SSB operation).
I acquired one in the 70’s by trading what later turned out to be the rarest and most collectable radio ever produced by Hallicrafters – the FPM-200. It had a great “cool factor”, being the first ever hybrid transceiver and an astronomical price when new (late 50’s). It just wasn’t up to contest requirements, though – it was many years later that solid state receivers developed to that point. I had picked it up at the Findlay hamfest for not a huge price; less than S-lines were going for so the trade was good for me at that time. Todsay, of course, it would be worth several S-lines!
SO – why the long story? I promised myself then that I would always have an S-line in the ham shack and, after all these years, I still do. I fire it up when in a nostalgic mood. Some years ago, I picked up a spare set in case of a catastrophic failure. That never happened, of course. This is Collins gear! So I have an extra S-line and don’t need two. I’m offering the set I have been using and will clean up the other set and place them into service as time permits.
What there is – 32S-1 transmitter 100W SSB and CW output, 75S-1 receiver, 312B-4 station control console with wattmeter and speaker, and 516F-2 AC supply for the transmitter plus all of the zillions of cables required to make it all work together. The photo also shows a contemporary Astatic 10-Da microphone and Hallicrafters TO electronic keyer. The package price does NOT include those items but if you need them we can work out a price. These have not been refurbished or recapped but are fully operational. They have not been stored unpowered for decades as so many old radios have been so the caps appear to be in decent shape (though replacing at least the electrolytics in the 516F-2 is never a bad idea).
It is all hooked up and can be demonstrated in Wadsworth.
How about $1150 for the set?