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Author Topic: Heathkit slowly making a comeback  (Read 35522 times)
W9FIB
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« Reply #150 on: December 02, 2017, 03:38:17 AM »

No company is truly dead until no one files corporate paperwork with the government in the companies name. Some can never seem to grasp the concept that just because it does not do what that person wants, it is dead; is not a realistic view. It is a personal opinion not shared by everyone.

So what if they keep an old name alive. Is it really hurting you that you have to retaliate with a message that they are dead? Now if you would be even the slightest amount of honest, you would simply say they have nothing I want, and their past products have long been discontinued. So I won't be doing business with them. But dead when the corporation isn't? That's dishonest.
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« Reply #151 on: December 02, 2017, 10:59:22 AM »

They seem sorta dead to me too if they don't return multiple phone calls and emails. But maybe I am wrong.
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WA2CWA
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« Reply #152 on: December 02, 2017, 11:21:02 AM »

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.

Most online businesses have had to change "http" to "https" in the near past.
Try this:
https://shop.heathkit.com/shop
or this: https://www.heathkit.com  (gets directed to the link above)

Pete, wa2cwa
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KA4DPO
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« Reply #153 on: December 03, 2017, 08:13:25 AM »

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.

Most online businesses have had to change "http" to "https" in the near past.
Try this:
https://shop.heathkit.com/shop
or this: https://www.heathkit.com  (gets directed to the link above)

Pete, wa2cwa

Yep, same overpriced junk. 
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WA2CWA
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« Reply #154 on: December 03, 2017, 12:57:53 PM »


Yep, same overpriced junk. 

That wasn't the point of my post. It was links not working!
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KA4DPO
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« Reply #155 on: December 03, 2017, 01:44:07 PM »


Yep, same overpriced junk. 

That wasn't the point of my post. It was links not working!

Oh well, let me fix that for you..

The link was not working, it looks like it is now,  and sure enough there is the same over priced junk they had before.  So if you would like to build an AM radio for a hundred and fifty dollars that might pick up one or two strong stations, has no speaker output, and requires a long external antenna, then this just might be for you.  Or, lets say you want to pay a hundred dollars to build a digital clock kit that you can find on Ebay for less than five dollars, then you just may have found your web site.

Last but certainly not least, if you want to build a two meter / 70 cm antenna for a hundred and fifty dollars that doesn't work better than one you can buy for less than a hundred dollars already assembled, then you have found your site.

Best of all, they all come with a Heathkit logo so you can re-live the past for way too much money and an experience that is light years away from what it was like to build an HW-101, and not in a good way either.
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SWMAN
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« Reply #156 on: December 03, 2017, 05:46:06 PM »

GREAT, a new web sight but they still don't answer their emails or return phone calls. They are off to a good start in a new business. I'm not going to waste my time anymore with them.
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VE6EI
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« Reply #157 on: December 05, 2017, 03:01:44 PM »

The guy just shot himself in the foot (yet again!!) by changing the website address without creating any way to forward those who had his original address saved. We were all making tons of noise about the website being dead, when really it's just the owner of the site whose brain is dead...  Sheesh... 

I'm done with him too. Waste of time. He didn't do ANYTHING that was discussed in the Reddit AMA session, as far as I can tell, and that was now officially YEARS ago.

Joel, VE6EI
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WI8P
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« Reply #158 on: December 06, 2017, 07:19:58 AM »

If you're interested in building a radio, I can recommend the Elenco kits like this one: https://www.amazon.com/Elenco-Radio-Kit-Combines-Transistors/dp/B008515U1U/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1512573469&sr=8-5&keywords=radio+kits
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KA4DPO
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« Reply #159 on: December 06, 2017, 08:21:59 AM »


Good find there.  Gosh, a real AM and FM super heterodyne radio that performs for only thirty eight bucks.  But can you take it to the beach? Grin
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WI8P
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« Reply #160 on: December 06, 2017, 03:36:18 PM »


Good find there.  Gosh, a real AM and FM super heterodyne radio that performs for only thirty eight bucks.  But can you take it to the beach? Grin

Absolutely - it runs off a 9 volt battery!  BTW: the kit comes with clear instructions which also tell you what's going on, so you can actually learn something besides warming up your soldering iron.  They also make some other kits, like a variable power supply and rudimentary test equipment.
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« Reply #161 on: December 12, 2017, 03:22:18 PM »

I just bought their new and improved HG-10B dial scale.
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