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Author Topic: Heathkit slowly making a comeback  (Read 19854 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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