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Review Summary For : W7FG Vintage Manuals
Reviews: 15MSRP: 5-35
W7FG Vintage Manuals is the place to go to find excellent manuals for your old radios. These are not shabby photo copies, but binded and excellent photo copying of manuals so you can read them. In manuals that include schematics
W7FG does a great job of producing usable and readable schematics.
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KG8LB Rating: 2016-01-25
Not So Good ! Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
I bought a manual from this source to cover my Johnson 500 . Being a large manual it was a bit pricey but I figured it would be worthwhile . The manual I received was an absolute mess . Pages were skewed and many had foldovers that gave partials of two or more pages on a single sheet. These foldovers were quite numerous and made the manual , as received virtually useless. While others may have received great copies, it meant nothing to me. I hope the service has improved since then but at that time it was a waste of money.
N4UE Rating: 2013-05-08
ANOTHER stellar deal! Time Owned: more than 12 months.
Gee, I see I was the last poster for this excellent vendor a few years ago.... Time for an update.

I have recently purchased a pair of Swan 250C radios. Yes, there are free manuals available on the www. You DO get what you pay for. All the 'free manuals' schematics had a readability problem EXACTLY where I had a problem.
The W7FG manuals were not only contained a perfect schematic, they had a lot of information I couldn't find anywhere else on the web!!!

Best $ I ever spent. Again!!
VK3DWZ Rating: 2008-08-20
Excellent Service Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
After reading the reviews of W7FG vintage Manuals, I decided to take a punt and I ordered the manual for the Collins 51J-3 receiver. It arrived this morning having been sent by express mail (for which we paid a premium). The reprint is very good, and clear, altho' the photographs are rather dark making detail hard to see. The manual was comb-bound and is probably as good as the original. I hope to order more manuals from W7FG in the future.
W2PA Rating: 2008-04-20
Next best thing to original Time Owned: more than 12 months.
I bought a Heathkit SB-101 manual to help me completely rebuild one. It's very high quality, with fold-out diagrams just like the original. Better than original, the binding allows it to lay flat on the desk. I'd look here again first for any manual I need.
N0CGF Rating: 2004-10-19
EXCELLENT Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
Having built many Heathkits, I came across a SB-102 non working in wich I needed a manual. From eham posted recommendations I contacted W7FG Friday 10-01 2004 to order a assembly manual for the SB 102. I received it Monday morning 10-04-2004. It must have been shipped the same day to get from Oklahoma to Minnesota that fast. The manual was in every way a direct copy of the orgional manual, EXCELLENT, They will be my first contact when I need a manual,,,73's....Dennis
Also the price was very fair for the quality of the manual.
KG4VBR Rating: 2004-06-19
Great Service Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
I picked up a Ten-Tec omni D on Sunday 06/12/04.Of course no manuals included.I ordered the transceiver and power supply manuals on-line Sunday night 06/12/04.When I came home wednesday after work 06/15/04 they were in the mailbox!!Excellent quality and content.I would not hesitate to use them again.A 1st class operation.Thanks guys.

73 Joe Patrick K4XZ
KQ6EA Rating: 2004-06-18
There When You Need Them! Time Owned: more than 12 months.
I've bought over 10 manuals from these guys now, ranging from Hewlett-Packard test equipment, to Yaesu, Kenwood, Heathkit, Icom and even LaFayette, and EVERY ONE has been perfect! The manuals are a duplication of the originals, right down to the huge fold-out schematics some came with, nicely bound in a spiral binder with heavy covers. 1st class all the way, and much more resonable than paying outrageous "collectors" prices for the "real" manual. Hey, I don't want to stick it in a museum, I want to USE it, and that means getting some finger prints on it, or marking it up with notes. WELL worth the money, and fast shipping, too.
WA4FOM Rating: 2003-10-31
If you need a "boat anchor" manual, look no further Time Owned: more than 12 months.
It is a painful reality that the old/vintage/obsolete/boat-anchor-style equipment generally
outlasts its own documentation. It is a natural byproduct of the procurement process; we all
want the device, but the attendant manual(s) is/are a secondary consideration until later on
when we want to service the unit. The seller of said equipment generally either doesn't have/
can't find / is too lazy to look for the manual(s).

W7FG fills this gap.

If you happen to be a collector and want a "mint untouched, perfect, original" copy of the
documentation, look elsewhere. If you want an informative readable, high quality representation
of Heath's original manual, you've come to the right place. The manuals are definitely
photocopies, but they are complete and have a spiral plastic backbone that actually makes them
physically superior to the original article. By the way, the prices are entirely reasonable.
KZ9G Rating: 2003-10-21
First Class. Time Owned: 6 to 12 months.
Dittos with K5KA. Ordered a manual for a FT-102 awhile back. I received quickly and it was nicely printed and bound. Great product.

73 de Steve, KZ9G
K5KA Rating: 2003-02-04
Excellent Product ! Time Owned: more than 12 months.
I just bought an old Heathkit scope and needed a manual. The W7FG manuals come with a professional looking binder that will last and the copy quality is excellent. If you need a manual this should be your choice.