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Reviews Categories | Transceivers: HF Amateur HF+6M+VHF+UHF models - not QRP <5W | Heathkit SB-104-A Help


Reviews Summary for Heathkit SB-104-A
Heathkit SB-104-A Reviews: 12 Average rating: 4.4/5 MSRP: $694.95 (Kit )
Description: SSB & CW solid state transceiver for thr HF amateur bands
Product is not in production.
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VE9VIC Rating: 4/5 Nov 9, 2003 13:26 Send this review to a friend
good rig  Time owned: more than 12 months
i used this radio for 5 years and worked
185 countries and many contets worked great
of course it don t have the newests things
you can find on modern radio but the rig can do
the job,the last year i was using the rig only
qrp because something was working wrong inside
i worked all state and many countries so it also great on qrp+i got the exterior vfo great if you
are in a big pile up and the exterior speaker
quit a good sound.. now the radio doesn t work
because of interior probleme and i can t fix it
but the rig was a good one,i ve bought the rig
second hand from a ham who bought it second hand
.rino..ve9vic
 
KG4OVB Rating: 5/5 Sep 13, 2001 23:57 Send this review to a friend
Fantastic Radio  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
This is my first HF rig...My father WB4ULJ built it in the mid 70's..I sat in the barn for about 10 years until I dug it out a month or so ago 8/15/2001. It doesn't do 160, 12, or 30 meters, and it only RX's on Ham bands, but hey, it's a Ham Radio.

I get consistant 59's all over the world. It lacks filters, (CW only) but I bought a little Timewave DSP filter at a hamfest for 25 bucks and I can tune anything out.
It works great on PSK TTY and packet too. All I had to do is make a cable to my computer to hook to the mic.

I LOVE IT!! I have people ask me what kind of amp I'm running. They are very suprised to hear that I am running 80 to 100 watts straight off of the radio.

If you want a good SOLID radio (solid state too) that you can work on and modify, get this one. There are alot of different modules you can get to go with it, and it is affordable at hamfests.
 
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