Heathkit Lives!

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.


  1. need manual and squematic to heathkit hd 1410

  2. You can find a schematic for the HD-1410 at http://www.tech-systems-labs.com/schematic/HD-1410.pdf.

  3. Andrew Marr says:

    I have an un-assembled Heathkit HD 1410 that I purchased in May of 82. I never did get around to building it, and was wondering if it is worth anything?

  4. Well, it’s not worth a fortune, but I’d guess you could get $100 for it.

  5. Brad Wright says:

    Andrew, if you still have the HD 1410 I’d like to talk to you. My dad built one of those back in the ’70′s, and I’m trying to construct a facsimile of his ham shack.



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