Re: {Collins} Crystal Box



Hi Jerry,
I have one of these that is perfect that I got from AL Culbert in Cedar.  He confirmed Art had these made for him to sign.  Mine is unsigned I think.  Can you tell me just where He signed it or send me a picture of the signing?

Thanks,

Jim Stitzinger
WA3CEX

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> On May 24, 2015, at 4:23 PM, Jerry <jsternmd@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> 
> Yes I have the special custom case engraved to  H. Prose Walker signed by
> Arthurs Collins dated August 26, 1961.  The custom case is a beautiful
> crafted wood with special cut outs for all the 1.8 - 30Mhz S-line crystals
> providing continuous coverage.  If anyone wants to see a picture of this,
> drop me a note.
> 
> Here's a brief bio on Prose Walker's passing in 2002 but you can find lots
> more by Google.
> 
> "NEWINGTON, CT, Sep 26, 2002-- Former FCC official A. Prose Walker, W4BW,
> the man some consider the godfather of the so-called "WARC bands"--30, 17
> and 12 meters--died August 8 following a brief illness. He was 92. Word of
> his death reached ARRL Headquarters this month.
> 
> Walker, who headed the FCC Amateur and Citizens Division from 1971 until
> 1975, made the initial proposal for three new amateur allocations at 10, 18
> and 24 MHz during an International Amateur Radio Club (4U1ITU) meeting in
> Geneva in 1972. Later, he organized and chaired the US preparatory committee
> for the Amateur Service--the Advisory Committee of Amateur Radio--which took
> the initial steps to turn the idea into reality at the 1979 World
> Administrative Radio Conference. The committee also included former ARRL
> General Manager Richard L. Baldwin, W1RU, who said this week that he was
> greatly saddened to learn of Walker's passing.
> 
> "One of my fondest memories of WARC 79 was the pleasure and the challenge of
> working with Prose in preparing for that conference," Baldwin said. "He was
> a stalwart supporter of the Amateur Service, and few amateurs realize how
> very much they owe to him. May he rest in peace."
> 
> Walker's most recent recognition came at Dayton Hamvention 2000, when he was
> recognized with a special achievement award, an honor his daughter, Helen
> Herman, said he coveted among many other more prestigious awards. The award
> recognized his work in obtaining the new amateur allocations at 10, 18 and
> 24 MHz more than two decades earlier.
> 
> An ARRL Life Member and a licensee since the 1920s, Walker was an
> enthusiastic amateur who remained quite active on the air until shortly
> before his death. Only a few months before he died, he bought a new ICOM
> IC-756PROII transceiver and reveled in becoming acquainted with its many
> features. Walker's favorite operating mode was CW, and he was a frequent
> visitor on the bands he'd helped to create.
> 
> Hospitalized or in rehabilitation facilities during all of July and part of
> August, he remained eager to get back home and on the air. "He wouldn't wait
> to get home and get on that ham radio," his daughter said.
> 
> A native of Ohio, Walker earned his bachelor's degree from Denison
> University. He later did graduate work at Ohio State. Over the years,
> Walker's career took a number of turns, including a stint as a high school
> science and mathematics teacher, but his primary contributions were in the
> fields of communications and engineering. During World War II, he served
> with the FCC Radio Intelligence Division, supervising the Radio Security
> Center in Hawaii.
> 
> Walker then went on to serve as chief of the Investigative Branch in the
> FCC's Radio Intelligence Division. Later, he headed the FCC's Allocations
> Branch and co-authored the CONELRAD emergency broadcast plan.
> 
> Walker left the FCC in 1953 to become director of engineering for the
> National Association of Broadcasters. He served with the NAB until 1961.
> During his tenure, he was editor-in-chief and author of portions of the NAB
> Engineering Handbook, published in 1960.
> 
> Collins Radio Company beckoned in 1961, where he headed up the Amateur Radio
> engineering development department and was involved in broadcast radio
> equipment development. He also befriended Collins founder and president Art
> Collins, W0CXX, and had a role in the development of FM stereo."
> 
> 
> 
> 73 Jerry
> K1JOS
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Collins [mailto:collins-bounces+jsternmd=att.net@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
> Behalf Of Jim Jones
> Sent: Sunday, May 24, 2015 2:45 PM
> To: 'Mark Pilant'; 'bfetters--- via Collins'
> Subject: Re: {Collins} Crystal Box
> 
> Great job!
> 
> The Collins model shop built similar boxes out of exotic hardwoods for
> "Special" customers like Generals LeMay and Griswold and some of the top
> dealers.  But I think they were wider, thinner and single layer.  One of the
> guys here in town has one.  It'll be in his estate sale!
> 
> 73
> Jim w0nkn
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Collins [mailto:collins-bounces+jonesjames=imonmail.com@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> On Behalf Of Mark Pilant
> Sent: Sunday, May 24, 2015 1:14 PM
> To: bfetters--- via Collins
> Subject: Re: {Collins} Crystal Box
> 
> Hi Buck.
> 
> Here is what I did to organize the crystals from my CP-1:
> 
>     http://www.n1vqw.net/collins/cp-1/refurb.html
> 
> I can't claim credit for this idea.  I hope it helps.
> 
> 73
> 
> - Mark  N1VQW
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