Re: {Collins} Fw: Collins 204F-1



Well, that is a dangerous question Gerry.....:-)

I have very liitle - read that almost no - experience with the 208 series other than by association and reputation where they are known as hard to work on....All I can say is the 204 is just a Mercedes when it comes to mechanical and electrical design and robust mechanical character. All you have to do is unlatch and then relatch one of the doors and you will be in love with a 204........BUT, that being said, since the 208 is Collins thru and thru, it's got to be great too.........Have I covered my a _ _ well enough??

Bill

----- Original Message ----- From: "Gerry Block" <gblock@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "'Bill Carns'" <wcarns@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>; <collins@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 9:37 PM
Subject: RE: {Collins} Fw: Collins 204F-1


Bill, is it better than my (not installed but working) 208U3? (not 'A')??

Gerry
AD6MC

-----Original Message-----
From: collins-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:collins-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Bill Carns
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 7:41 AM
To: collins@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: {Collins} Fw: Collins 204F-1


From: "Bill Carns" <wcarns@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Richard White" <wd6hdy@xxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 9:22 AM
Subject: Re: {Collins} Collins 204F-1


OK, You guys are nibbling around the truth, but not quite.

The 204F-1 is not a part of the URC-32 group.

It is however a 2.5 kW amplifier using 2 4CX1000s in the PA.

It is not a two channel fixed tuned amp....That kind of thing goes back to

30K days, but it is:

Manual tuned version of the 204H-1 2.5 kW amplifier which requires 100 mW
(Yes, you read it right) in for 2.5  kW out and it is a CADILLAC of an
amp. Kind of a 30S-1 on steroids.

In fact if you don't connect the AGC/TGC connections and put about 100 mW
in, that amp will whistle up to 5 kW RIGHT NOW..... It is a very
conservative 2.5 kW rated amp.

If you would like to see one in action, come visit in about a month. Mine

is not hooked up yet after the move.  But in place.

Regards,

Bill Carns, N7OTQ
K0CXX, Trustee MRCCC
Editor Signal Magazine
CCA Acting President & Board Member
CCA # 94-00009, Founding Board Member
Wimberley, Texas
512 847 7010
512 618 2762 (Cell)
----- Original Message ----- From: "Richard White" <wd6hdy@xxxxxxx>
To: <collins@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 10:43 PM
Subject: {Collins} Collins 204F-1


Can anyone identify this piece of Collins Gear.
It stands about  4-6 Ft. tall
It appears to be a transmitter or an amplifier.
Thanks Richard V. White WD6HDY
CCA member

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