Production Year 1962 at $750.00
The Collins 32S-3 is a transmitter that covers all of the amateur bands between 3.4 mc and 30 mc with a power input of 175 watts PEP on SSB or 160 watts on CW. It has a nominal output power of 100 watts into a 50 Ohm load. The 32S-3 has a duty cycle of 100% for SSB and 50% for CW. The transmitter uses a filter type sideband generation and heterodyne exciter principles. A crystal controlled BFO, crystal controlled high frequency oscillator, and highly stable VFO form a double conversion circuit. The low frequency IF is 455 kHz, and the high-frequency IF is 3.055 MHz with a 200 kHz wide passband, from 2.955 to 3.155 MHz.
The 32S-3 can be operated on any frequency in the range of 3.4 to 30 mc, except 5 to 6.5 mc, by installing the appropriate crystals. The 32S-3 comes equipped with crystal sockets, crystals and bandswitch positions for eleven 200 kc bands. Crystal sockets and bandswitch position also are provided for two additional 200 kc bands between 28 mc and 30 mc. A fourteenth position, corresponding to the WWV position on the receiver, can be used for an additional 200 kc band in the 9.5-15.0 mc range.
The front panel controls are as follows, a Power/MIC GAIN, CW CAL, FREQ CONTROL selector, EXCITER TUNING, BAND switching, VFO tuning, P.A. TUNING and LOADING, EMISSION mode selector, and a METER switch which selects between ALC, P.A. Grid and P.A. Plate.
The size of the 32S-3 is 14-3/4" wide by 7-3/4" high by 12-1/2" deep. This item weighs in at 16 Lbs.
The Collins power supply for this transmitter is the 516F-2.