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Old 25th Sep 2021, 10:26 am   #1
ilan paim
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Default Wanted Collins 51S1.

Wanted.

Collins 51S1 rRX in good working order and clean condition.

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Old 25th Sep 2021, 2:16 pm   #2
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Default Re: wanted collins 51s1

There's a Collins radio collectors group on facebook. You're more likely to find sets available on there, and it will also give you an idea of the asking price for these things. There is still a very strong demand for them and they are nice bits of history, but the actual performance I found from having a few sets really isn't up to the reputation. That's a bit like throwing rocks at holy cows, but it's demonstrably true. Before laying out a lot of cash on a dream, check first that it won't be a disappointment.

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Old 25th Sep 2021, 7:21 pm   #3
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Default Re: Wanted Collins 51S1.

Hi David,

As always, try before you buy if you can!

I had the same experience many years ago with a 51S1, -
a very desirable collectors's set, but a little disappointing
as to performance.

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