KW Vanguard Downloads

by MD0MDI
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KW Vanguard Downloads

1958 – 1966
KW Vanguard Restoration Project

Frequency Coverage

80m  40m  20m  15m  10m 

Modes

AM, CW

Transmit Power

50W

The KW Vanguard was an extremely popular radio from the late 1950’s up until the 1960’s.

Designed around the Italian GELOSO VFO unit, covering 80 – 10m and officially modified to cover 160m, it provided 25 watts or more (10W on Top Band) of high-quality AM or CW.

It was available in kit form or ready built and many examples still survive and can be heard on the amateur bands today especially on the few AM Events and the unofficial KW Day.

Early versions had no PA protection but a 6BW6 and later a 6AQ5 was fitted as a clamp valve.

Here are just a few things I have come across on the Internet that you may find useful.

KW Vanguard - Advert 001
KW Vanguard - Instruction Manual

KW Vanguard - Schematic Diagram

KW Vanguard MK1 Schematic Diagram (revision 5)

KW Vanguard MK2 Schematic Diagram (revision 4)

KW Vanguard MK2 – Inside Layout (revision 1)

KW Vanguard MK2 – Chassis Drawing (revision 1)

The VMARS Newsletter - Issue 21 - KW Vanguard

KW Vanguard - The VMARS Newsletter - Issue 22 - Some Further Notes

KW Vanguard - Constructing and Testing the New KW Vanguard by Shortwave Magazine (1958-03)

KW Vanguard - Geloso VFO Modifications for 160m by Shortwave Magazine (1958-05)

KW Vanguard - Modifications for 100W by Shortwave Magazine (1965-05)

KW Vanguard - Discussing the Geloso Receiver Front End by Shortwave Magazine (1958-02)

KW Vanguard - The Geloso Signal Shifter VFO 4-102 by Shortwave Magazine (1957-03)

KW Vanguard - The New Geloso 4-104 VFO by Shortwave Magazine (1958-08)

KW Vanguard - Voltage Chart

KW Vanguard - Geloso Dial Scales

KW Vanguard - Cathode follower modification (Source G3VEQ)

KW Vanguard - Chassis Dimensions (Source Ray Farrar G4KXF)

KW Vanguard - Guide to Operating on 160m (Source Guy Roberts G0UKN)

KW Vanguard - Commencing Assembly Build Notes (Source Guy Roberts G0UKN)

KW Vanguard - Layout and Wiring Scans (Source Guy Roberts G0UKN)

KW Vanguard - Operating and Tuning Procedure from 1963 (Source Guy Roberts G0UKN)

KW Vanguard Mk 2 - Parts List (Source Guy Roberts G0UKN)

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