{Collins} Re: (No Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2002 18:27:38 -0700




Gary, The KWS answer is very straight forward. The KWS-1 started out life as
the 30L-1, later used on the table top S-Line Amp.  There was even a
promotion brochure and an adv. release in the ARRL handbook for 1955 that
advertised the "30L-1" sic.
Art walked in one day and announced "Wrong"  I want the new rig to say:
:Kilowatt (Hence the KW) and SSB (Hence the S for SSB since SSB was new at
the time) and it was model number one in that geneology so..........The
KWS-1 was born and the Collins marketing team ate a lot of cake that
afternoon.
Find yourself a 1955 ARRL Handbook and put it beside your KWS-1 open the adv
pages in the back.
The KWM sorta started with KW since there were "KW dissipation amps in the
line up" and the M, I think was for mobile.......so KWM-1 got named and then
followed the KWM-2 etc.
Hope this helps.  Enjoy.
Bill N7OTQ
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> Can anyone tell me how Collins came up with the prefix KWS or KWM for
various equipment?  Sincerely  Gary WA0MYH
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