The Heathkit Company has been out of business for quite a while now, but many hams are still using Heath gear. As I’ve noted in an earlier blog entry, I recently resurrected a Heathkit keyer, which has been working like a champ ever since. I also have a Heathkit Triple Output DC Power Supply that I use when playing around with circuits.
I guess I’m not the only one still playing with Heathkits, as I just stumbled upon The Heathkit Shop. This website has all kinds of free information including a nice page full of links to information on the Heath Co. and their ham radio gear as well as repair guides for the HW-8 QRP transceiver, HP-23 high voltage power supply, HM-102 HF watt meter, HWA-202 Power Supply, HD-1410 Electronic Keyer, and HW-202 Two Meter Transceiver.
They also sell a few products, including a replacement PC board for the HP-23 power supply, a replacement display board for the SB104, and a coffee mug with the Heathkit logo. They also have just published a new edition of the HW-8 Handbook, which is a compendium of information on the HW-7, HW-8, and HW-9 transceivers. The book has all of the factory service updates as well as articles on troubleshooting and modifying these rigs.
All in all, it’s a very cool site.