Make: Magazine Editor Looking for Heathkit Memories

Do you have fond–or even not so fond–memories of making Heathkits? If so, Make: magazine wants to hear from you. Editor Phillip Torrone is¬†writing a Heathkit-related column and wants to include comments from folks who grew up making these or have/had interest in them!

My first Heathkit was a DX-60B transmitter that I bought when I got my Novice ticket. Unfortunately, it didn’t work correctly after I finished it, but after a trip to one of the local Heathkit stores (there were actually two of them in the Detroit area at the time), it worked like a champ until I sold it to help finance my HW-101. I can only imagine the number of wiring errors and/or cold solder joints that the technician found.

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