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Reviews Categories | Receivers: Vintage amateur | Heathkit SB-300 Help

Reviews Summary for Heathkit SB-300
Reviews: 3 Average rating: 4.7/5 MSRP: $265.00
Description: All valve 80-10m SSB/CW/AM receiver
Product is not in production.
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N4UE Rating: 5/5 Jun 27, 2017 13:38 Send this review to a friend
Gotta give it a "5"  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I collect vintage receivers and have been on a Heathkit binge lately.
Being a real (!) old timer, I've built a lot of Heathkits, some good, some not so good.
I recently purchased a nice SB-301 that was an easy restore. So, I just found a NICE SB-300 that came with 3 filters and BOTH VHF converters.
Dead as a rock, of course. It was well built, but was missing one tube and had 2 wrong tubes in it. This had me stumped for a while. 6BA6/6AU6/6AB4 all look the same, especially when you can't read the #$%^ numbers!
After getting it 're-tubed', it started working and the RF and Ant alignment were way off. The IF alignment was spot on. It now works just like the 301, which is GREAT.

Hint: don't overlook the obvious, unless you want to waste 4 hours at a test bench!

WB6MYL Rating: 4/5 Sep 28, 2009 15:00 Send this review to a friend
same with the SB-300  Time owned: more than 12 months
I thought I was the only one that had trouble with the VFO tuning system on the SB-300. I still have nightmares of trying to keep that brass wheel on that cheap plastic fiduciary on the freq tuning mechanism without it slipping; fortunately, you had acess to working on the vfo mechanism without dissasembling too much of the receiver.

This was my first SSB receiver and I did enjoy using it; paired it w/ a HX-10 maurader and both provided a lot of fun; receiver was FB for a first SSB receiver, when the tuning wasn't giving me fits. Won't mind finding a nice pair for sale.
GM1FLQ Rating: 5/5 Apr 8, 2009 02:46 Send this review to a friend
Built 1966 and still going  Time owned: more than 12 months
Run this receiver in transceive with matching SB-400 transmitter. Receiver was homebuilt in 1966 and is still in fully working condition. Think I may need to change a couple of caps soon but the audio is nice and smooth and I see no major difference in real life performance between this and some up to date kit. Like the SB-400 the vfo tuning is nice and smooth and still accurate to within 1kc - analogue readout obviously.

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