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Old 26-12-20, 14:01
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Think this is a AWA FS6
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Hi Mike.

That set you posted looks a little more robust than this FS6 at the RAAF Museum in Townsville.

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It was interesting to see the cutting about Col. In my early days with a Z call I used to do a lot of listening on 40 meters. Col was often on the air from Eden N. S. W.. He used to put a very strong signal into my QTH .His 40M antenna was 3 half waves in phase which possiply accountd for his massive signal.
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It was interesting to see the cutting about Col. In my early days with a Z call I used to do a lot of listening on 40 meters. Col was often on the air from Eden N. S. W.. He used to put a very strong signal into my QTH .His 40M antenna was 3 half waves in phase which possiply accountd for his massive signal.
.RIP Col John VK2KZS ex VK2ZDM.
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Looking closer at Colin's set it could be a WS101, the FS6 set is just a upgraded 101 set. The FS6 has the bump on the valve cover, next to the key. The receiver in these sets performs well, I recall listening many times to the Telecom outback HF radio telephone service and the WIA Morse training sessions on 3.550 each evening , with a 6 Volt car battery on the floor ! These sets turn up for sale even today , not particularly rare . They were based on the British WS1

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/a...wireless%20set
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