K.W. Electronics

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K.W. Electronics was a British manufacturer of amateur radio equipment founded in the mid 1950s by the late Rowley Shears G8KW. It was based in Dartford, Kent, and manufactured a wide range of high frequency band receivers, transmitters and accessory equipment. The company was taken over by DECCA and subsequently ceased production during the 1970s.[1]

Products[edit]

  • KW Vanguard transmitter[2]
  • KW Valiant transmitter[3]
  • KW Viceroy SSB transmitter[4]
  • KW Vespa SSB transmitter[5]
  • KW 76 receiver[6]
  • KW 77 receiver
  • KW 103 SWR meter
  • KW 107 Supermatch ATU (automatic tuning unit) [7]
  • KW 108 Monitor scope
  • KW 109 High power version of KW 107
  • KW 110 Q multiplier
  • KW 160 transmitter NB KW 160 was also the designation for a 160 meter Aerial Matching Unit.
  • KW 201 receiver
  • KW 202 receiver
  • KW 204 transmitter
  • KW 600 linear amplifier[8]
  • KW 1000 linear amplifier[9]
  • KW 2000 transceiver[10]
  • KW Atlanta transceiver
  • KW PEP METER

Contemporary Culture[edit]

A K.W. Vanguard radio is used in the first James Bond movie "Dr. No." by Strangway's secretary about 4:30 into the film.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mullard Magic. KW Dartford". mullardmagic.co.uk. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  2. ^ http://www.vmarsmanuals.co.uk/newsletter_articles/kw_vanguard.pdf
  3. ^ http://kwradios.ngunn.net/KW%20VALLIANT/KW%20Valiant%20Short%20Wave%20Mag.pdf
  4. ^ http://www.vmarsmanuals.co.uk/archive/4030_KW_Viceroy_User_Instructions.pdf
  5. ^ http://www.vmarsmanuals.co.uk/new/kw_vespa_manual.pdf
  6. ^ http://www.k7jrl.com/pub/manuals/kw/kw76/KW76.pdf
  7. ^ http://www.g4nsj.co.uk/pdf/kw-107.pdf
  8. ^ http://radiopics.com/Power%20Amplifiers/KW%20Electronics/K.W.%20Electronics_KW-600.htm
  9. ^ "KW1000". gm4kgk.co.uk. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  10. ^ http://www.vmarsmanuals.co.uk/archive/2046_KW2000_manual.pdf