Collins Collectors set to meet in Cedar Rapids
gmaier at ULTRANET.COM
Mon Aug 7 07:21:29 EDT 2000
On Friday, August 11th, the Collins Collectors Association will meet in
Rapids, Iowa, home to Rockwell-Collins, the modern day evolvement of the
Collins Radio Company, and the business that Arthur Collins started in
The events, which will start Friday afternoon, and continue for the next
two days, include a visit to the Collins
Museum and a tour of the Rockwell Collins plant, Collins technical
sessions, and the Cedar Valley Amateur Radio Club Hamfest on Sunday.
Youll also have an opportunity to chat with the CCA members at Rockwell
Collins that organized and sponsored this event, including Mark Hovda
N0JWI, Rod Blocksome K0DAS, Gayle Lawson K0LFY, Gene Duprey K1GD ,
and numerous others.
Program Activities Include:
Butch Shartau, K0BS, Restoration Techniques
Jim Maccani, W0HUP, KWM-380 Servicing
Jay Miller, KK5IM, "Pictorial History of Collins Radio"
Bill Wheeler, K0DEW, History of the CCA
"Arthur and His Company" by Ben Stearns, Former PR Director for Collins
Bob Peters, K1JNN, Collins in Viet Nam MARS Operation
Tours of Com Central, the antenna farm, Rockwell Collins factory and a
Collins Amateur Radio Club station.
Question and Answer Panel. This panel will include key engineers who
were directly involved in the amateur product line development and
The featured speaker will be Chuck Carney, W0GDJ. Chuck was the Amateur
Radio Product Line Manager during the early S-Line period.
All convention activities and dinners, except for the Collins facility
tours, will be held at the History Center in downtown Cedar
Rapids. The Hamfest on Sunday the 13th will be held in Amana Iowa.
Questions regarding the CCA convention can be addressed to Mark, N0JWI,
email address - hovda at earthlink.net
General Information can be found on the CCA web page at
About the Collins Collectors Association -
The stated mission of the CCA is to Promote the care and use of Collins
Amateur Radio Equipment -Preserve the history and lore of Collins Radio
Equipment -Provide an information archive for Collins Radio Equipment.
The CCA was started in the early 1990's, and is the largest organized
group of Collins enthusiasts in the world. Membership information is
available on the CCA web page, referenced above.
George Maier - K1GXT
Chief Information Officer
Collins Collectors Association
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