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Author Topic: Heathkit slowly making a comeback  (Read 34628 times)
KC1BMD
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« Reply #135 on: October 06, 2017, 10:26:58 AM »

And it is not just the cost. Most current tech components are surface mount. ...
Yes, agreed. That's what I meant by: "...could install with a standard soldering iron..." - what I meant was for through-hole components.
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« Reply #136 on: October 06, 2017, 10:53:35 AM »

And it is not just the cost. Most current tech components are surface mount. ...
Yes, agreed. That's what I meant by: "...could install with a standard soldering iron..." - what I meant was for through-hole components.

Yes I understand...what I was trying to point out is many of the leading edge components are not produced in through hole any more. Which is why my post continued on about hybrid kits.
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« Reply #137 on: October 06, 2017, 04:12:10 PM »

The original Heathkit had a beginners kit for learning to solder. Soldering surface mount parts by hand is not that difficult. I figured out how to do it and everything I built worked fine. Maybe the current Heath could have a beginner's soldering kit?
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« Reply #138 on: October 12, 2017, 04:31:29 AM »

I tried a couple more phone calls and left message and emails. That has been over a week now, no response back at all from them. Must be out of business. I am not going to try to contact them anymore, a big waste of time.
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« Reply #139 on: October 15, 2017, 06:23:40 AM »

Looks like the new Heathkit are out of business for now.
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N8YX
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« Reply #140 on: October 16, 2017, 04:53:05 PM »

Looks like the new Heathkit are out of business for now.
I think they have a few eBay auctions of "Gold Certified" Benton Harbor gear of yesteryear still running.

Wonder if the winning bidders will actually get their purchases?
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K1ZJH
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« Reply #141 on: October 16, 2017, 06:40:05 PM »

Heathkit is probably a one or two man show.  They could be on a long vacation.   I'm certainly not defending them, but a two or three week absence for a small home business would not surprise me.

Pete
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SWMAN
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« Reply #142 on: October 17, 2017, 03:59:40 AM »

ZJH. Yah, you may be right. Maybe they went to Benton Harbor, Mi for a sabadical.
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KA4DPO
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« Reply #143 on: October 23, 2017, 07:26:03 AM »

Looks like the new Heathkit are out of business for now.
I think they have a few eBay auctions of "Gold Certified" Benton Harbor gear of yesteryear still running.

Wonder if the winning bidders will actually get their purchases?

I just saw that on their web site, there are two Tuners, and SA-2040 and a 2060 on Ebay.  Both have been up for nine days and no bids.  The web site is up and it looks like they are still offering the same way over priced kits. 

The only thing that looks useful, to me anyway, is a replacement dial for an HG-10 VFO, if I had one.  They really don't have anything to offer that hams would want except a dual band VHF/UHF antenna kit for way too much money.  I don't think they are out of business, I just think they do it part time since it is doubtful there is much demand for what they offer.
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« Reply #144 on: November 28, 2017, 11:52:45 AM »

The heathkit.com website has for several days been pointing back to his old "The news of my death has been greatly exaggerated" site. Strange! Maybe it means nothing - just a glitch. But maybe not so exaggerated after all. (Sigh...) Anybody got a time machine handy?
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KC2QYM
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« Reply #145 on: November 30, 2017, 07:39:23 AM »

Give it up nostalgia freaks...Heathkit (as you remember it) is gone. These fly by night brand name buyers will never resurrect the dead and buried.
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KA4DPO
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« Reply #146 on: November 30, 2017, 08:15:19 AM »

Give it up nostalgia freaks...Heathkit (as you remember it) is gone. These fly by night brand name buyers will never resurrect the dead and buried.

You are absolutely right.  Just because someone bought the rights to the name and company logo doesn't make them the heathkit that people remember.  Cry   That company is long gone and not coming back.
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SWMAN
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« Reply #147 on: November 30, 2017, 09:30:23 AM »

 I still haven't heard anything from them and it has been well over 2 months now. No email or phone replies after several tries to them Huh??
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W9GB
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« Reply #148 on: November 30, 2017, 07:02:39 PM »

This page (http://heathkit.com/) is currently offline.
However, because the site uses Cloudflare's Always Online™ technology you can continue to surf a snapshot of the site. We will keep checking in the background and, as soon as the site comes back, you will automatically be served the live version.

Always Online™ is powered by Cloudflare
https://www.cloudflare.com

Heathkit ® TM is a registered trademark of Heath Company.
Data Professionals is a Heath Company business.
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Data Professionals web site is still up.
http://www.d8apro.com

Data Professionals
7172 Regional Street
PMB 268
Dublin, CA 94568
e-Mail: Sales@D8aPro.com
Telephone: +1 925-548-6404
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Mahoneys Radio
https://www.mahoneysradio.com

eBay seller: mahoneysradio
I am not aware of an association with California individual or Data Professionals.
Started in Minneapolis, but noted Arizona on recent eBay sale.
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WD6GLA
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« Reply #149 on: December 02, 2017, 01:19:05 AM »

Heathkit as we knew it is dead ... kaput , as is Ten Tec . Sorry folks they are gone .  I keep hearing of their resurrection , but its wishful thinking . I mourn the loss of these companies but at some point you have to face up to facts .... they are history . A garage door opener or some other feeble attempt to keep the name alive is NOT the old Heathkit as we knew it . RIP Sad
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