The Collins 75A-4 Handbook

The Collins 75A-4 Handbook: In the second printing for 2021, now expanded to 239 pages, this is a newly revised book produced by Electric Radio, formerly titled the “75A-4 Modification Compendium.” It is now a 239-page professionally printed and bound volume with a soft cover, having all the factory service bulletins from the Collins Radio Company and Collins Addendum info not in the service bulletins. It Includes all-new articles never published in Electric Radio, plus all 33 75A-4 articles printed in Electric Radio since 1989, some of which are out-of-print in the back issues.

This expanded version highlights the history and development of the 75A-series of receivers that began in 1946 at the Collins Radio Company, eventually leading to the famous Collins 75A-4 receiver, as documented in many articles over the years in Electric Radio magazine. These articles discuss the background that lead to the 75A-4 with interviews from legendary radio engineers such as Gene Senti and Roy Olson that designed the A-Line. These engineers are no longer with us. It has all the articles CQ, Ham Radio, and QST over the last 50+ years, now 234 pages, many in color.

A special section explains the cathode-coupled, dual-triode receiver mixer, commonly called a “Pullen Mixer,” with information on Keats Pullen with his original mixer documents. Another special section details component identification in the 75A-4 so that repairs can be made efficiently.

It has been updated during June 2013 with a rare Collins document “TM-303-9, Production Test Procedure for 75A-4 Amateur Receiver,” as revised October 2001 by the author, George Stevens, WØATA, a retired Collins test engineer, plus other articles never published in Electric Radio. Many pages are now in full color.


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Additional information

Weight48 oz
Dimensions11 × 9 × .5 in