Heathkit Est. 1926 | USA

This remarkable company began in Michigan around 1926 by marketing an airplane in kit form. Unfortunately the founder (Edwin Heath) died in a plane crash testing a competitor's model, after which they never released their own model.

After the war, Heath got into electronics with a low-cost oscilloscope kit using military surplus parts. Kit building became a popular pastime, not to mention a way to save some big bucks on equipment. Heath always had two ham lines, one aimed at beginners, and one for the old-timer looking for a good rig at a good price.

Unless a piece of gear was really complex, which it hardly ever was, the ham boxes came in kit form only. This dictated a certain approach to mechanical and electrical design. "We won't let you fail," was one of their slogans. The gear, especially the older transmitters, is usually pretty easy to work on, and there are a million mods out.

In years to follow, from the 1950s into the 1980s, electronic gear became too complex to build from a pile of parts in a garage. Heathkit (then called Zenith Data Systems) moved away from kits and the final kit was sold in 1991. At present, only a remnant of the company remains under the name Heathkit Educational Systems, still located in Benton Harbor, Michigan.

 CR-1 CR-1
Portable MF Receiver
RX
AM  
540-1600 kHz
TX
-
-
 DX-20 DX-20
Desktop Shortwave Transmitter
RX
-
-
TX
CW  
80-10 m
 DX-35 DX-35
Desktop Shortwave Transmitter
RX
-
-
TX
AM   CW  
10-80 m
 DX-40 DX-40
Desktop Shortwave Transmitter
RX
-
-
TX
AM   CW  
10-80 m
 DX-60 DX-60
Desktop Shortwave Transmitter
RX
-
-
TX
AM   CW  
10-80 m
 DX-100 DX-100
Desktop Shortwave Transmitter
RX
-
-
TX
AM   CW  
10-160 m
 DX-100B DX-100B
Desktop Shortwave Transmitter
RX
-
-
TX
AM   CW  
10-160 m
 EK-2B EK-2B
Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX
AM  
540-1600 kHz / 3-10 MHz
TX
-
-
 GC-1 'Mohican' GC-1 'Mohican'
Mobile Shortwave receiver
RX
AM   CW   SSB  
0.55-32 MHz in 5 bands
TX
-
-
 GC-1A 'Mohican' GC-1A 'Mohican'
Mobile Shortwave receiver
RX
AM   CW   SSB  
0.55-32 MHz in 5 bands
TX
-
-
 GC-1005 GC-1005
Electronic Clock
RX
-
TX
-
 GC-1092A GC-1092A
Electronic Clock
RX
-
TX
-
 GC-1092D GC-1092D
Electronic Clock
RX
-
TX
-
 GC-1094 GC-1094
Electronic Clock
RX
-
TX
-
 GR-54 GR-54
Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX
AM   SSB  
0.18-30 MHz
TX
-
-
 GR-64 GR-64
Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX
AM   CW   SSB  
550 kHz - 30 MHz in 4 bands
TX
-
-
GR-78
Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX
AM   CW   SSB  
200 kHz - 30 MHz
TX
-
-
 GR-81 GR-81
Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX
AM   CW  
0.14-18 MHz
TX
-
-
 GR-88 GR-88
Desktop VHF Receiver
RX
FM  
152-174 MHz (XTAL or VFO)
TX
-
-
 GR-91 GR-91
Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX
AM   CW  
0.55-30 MHz
TX
-
-
 HA-10 Warrior HA-10 Warrior
Desktop Shortwave Linear Amplifier
RX
-
TX
AM   CW   SSB   RTTY  
10-80m
 HA-14 HA-14
Kompact Kilowatt
RX
-
TX
SSB  
10-80m
 HA-201 HA-201
VHF Lineair Amplifier
RX
-
TX
All mode  
143-149 MHz
 HD-11 HD-11
Q Multiplier
RX
-
TX
-
 HD-15 HD-15
Phone Patch
RX
-
TX
-
 HD-16 HD-16
Code Oscillator
RX
-
TX
-
 HD-19 HD-19
Phone Patch
RX
-
TX
-
 HD-1410 HD-1410
Electronic Keyer
RX
-
-
TX
-
 HD-1422 HD-1422
Antenna Noise Bridge
RX
All mode  
1-30 MHz 1-100 MHz
TX
All mode  
HG-10
HF VFO
RX
All mode  
80-10 m / 6 m / 2 m
TX
All mode  
 HL-2200 HL-2200
Linear Amplifier
RX
-
TX
AM   CW   SSB   RTTY  
80-15 m
 HM-102 HM-102
HF Power / SWR-meter
RX
All mode  
1.8-30 MHz
TX
All mode  
1.8-30 MHz
 HM-1002 HM-1002
Desktop Precision RF Meter
RX
All mode  
1.6-54 MHz
TX
All mode  
1.6-54 MHz
 HM-2102 HM-2102
VHF Power Meter
RX
All mode  
50-160 MHz
TX
All mode  
50-160 MHz
 HM-2140 HM-2140
Dual HF Power Meter
RX
All mode  
1.8-30 MHz
TX
All mode  
1.8-30 MHz
 HM-2141 HM-2141
Dual VHF Power Meter
RX
All mode  
50-175 MHz
TX
All mode  
50-175 MHz
 HO-10 HO-10
HF Monitor Scope
RX
All mode  
HF
TX
All mode  
 HO-13 HO-13
Ham-Scan panoramic adapter
RX
All mode  
HF
TX
All mode  
 HO-5404 HO-5404
Station Monitor
RX
All mode  
1.8-54 MHz
TX
All mode  
 HR-10 HR-10
Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX
AM   CW   SSB  
10-80 m
TX
-
-
 HR-10B HR-10B
Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX
AM   CW   SSB  
10-80 m
TX
-
-
 HR-20 HR-20
Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX
AM   CW   SSB  
10-80 m
TX
-
-
 HR-1680 HR-1680
HF Receiver
RX
CW   USB   LSB  
10-80 m
TX
-
-
 HW-7 HW-7
Desktop Shortwave Transceiver
RX
CW   SSB  
15/20/40 m
TX
CW  
15/20/40 m
 HW-8 HW-8
HF Transceiver
RX
CW  
15-80 m
TX
CW  
15-80 m
 HW-9 HW-9
HF Transceiver
RX
CW  
10-80 m
TX
CW  
10-80 m
 HW-10 'Shawnee' HW-10 'Shawnee'
Mobile VHF Transceiver
RX
AM   CW  
49.8-54.0 MHz
TX
AM   CW  
49.8-54.0 MHz
 HW-16 HW-16
HF Transceiver
RX
CW  
15/40/80 m (lower 250 KHz on each band)
TX
CW  
15/40/80 m (lower 250 KHz on each band)
 HW-19 'Tener' HW-19 'Tener'
Mobile Shortwave Transceiver
RX
AM  
10 m
TX
AM  
10 m
 HW-20 'Pawnee' HW-20 'Pawnee'
Mobile VHF Transceiver
RX
AM   CW  
143.8-148.2 MHz
TX
AM   CW  
143.8-148.2 MHz
 HW-22 HW-22
Mobile Shortwave Transceiver
RX
SSB  
40 m
TX
SSB  
40 m
 HW-24 HW-24
Mobile VHF/UHF Transceiver
RX
FM  
144-148 / 438-450 MHz
TX
FM  
144-148 / 438-450 MHz
 HW-24H HW-24H
Mobile VHF/UHF Transceiver
RX
FM  
144-148 / 438-450 MHz
TX
FM  
144-148 / 438-450 MHz
 HW-24HT HW-24HT
Handheld VHF/UHF Transceiver
RX
FM  
144-148 / 438-450 MHz
TX
FM  
144-148 / 438-450 MHz
 HW-29A 'Sixer' HW-29A 'Sixer'
Mobile VHF Transceiver
RX
AM  
50-54 MHz
TX
AM  
50-54 MHz
 HW-30 'Twoer' HW-30 'Twoer'
Mobiele VHF Transceiver
RX
AM  
144-148 MHz
TX
AM  
144-148 MHz
 HW-32 HW-32
Mobile Shortwave Transceiver
RX
SSB  
20 m
TX
SSB  
20 m
 HW-101 HW-101
Desktop Shortwave Transceiver
RX
CW   SSB  
10-80 m
TX
CW   SSB  
10-80 m
 HW-104 HW-104
HF Transceiver
RX
-
TX
-
 HW-202 HW-202
Mobile VHF Transceiver
RX
FM  
144-148 MHz
TX
FM  
144-148 MHz
 HW-2036 HW-2036
Mobile 2m FM-transceiver
RX
FM  
143.5-148.5 MHz
TX
FM  
143.5-148.5 MHz
 HW-5400 HW-5400
Desktop Shortwave Transceiver
RX
CW   SSB  
10-80 m
TX
CW   SSB  
10-80 m
HWA-2036-3
Desktop Power Supply
RX
-
-
TX
-
-
 HWS-2 HWS-2
Handheld VHF Transceiver
RX
FM  
144-148 MHz
TX
FM  
144-148 MHz
 HWS-2XL HWS-2XL
Handheld VHF Transceiver
RX
FM  
144-148 MHz
TX
FM  
144-148 MHz
 HWS-4 HWS-4
Handheld UHF Transceiver
RX
FM  
440-450 MHz
TX
FM  
440-450 MHz
 HWS-4XL HWS-4XL
Handheld UHF Transceiver
RX
FM  
440-450 MHz
TX
FM  
440-450 MHz
 HX-10 'Marauder' HX-10 'Marauder'
Desktop Shortwave Transmitter
RX
-
-
TX
AM   CW   USB   LSB   FSK  
80-10 m
 HX-11 HX-11
Desktop Shortwave Transmitter
RX
-
-
TX
CW  
80-10 m
 HX-20 HX-20
Desktop Shortwave Transmitter
RX
-
-
TX
CW   SSB  
80-10 m
 HX-30 HX-30
Desktop VHF Transmitter
RX
-
-
TX
AM   CW   USB   LSB  
50-54 MHz in 4 segments
 HX-1675 HX-1675
Desktop Shortwave Transmitter
RX
-
-
TX
CW  
10-80 m
 HX-1681 HX-1681
HF Transmitter
RX
-
-
TX
CW  
10-80 m
 K-1 K-1
Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX
AM  
0.15-6 MHz
TX
-
-
 K-2 K-2
Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX
AM  
Regular broadcast and SW bands
TX
-
-
 MR-1 'Comanche' MR-1 'Comanche'
Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX
AM   CW   SSB  
10-80 m
TX
-
-
 MT-1 'Cheyenne' MT-1 'Cheyenne'
Mobile Shortwave Transmitter
RX
-
-
TX
CW  
80 / 40 / 20 / 15 / 10 m
 RA-1 RA-1
Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX
AM   CW   SSB  
160-10 m
TX
-
-
 RX-1 'Mohawk' RX-1 'Mohawk'
Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX
AM   CW   SSB  
10-160 m
TX
-
-
 SA-2040 SA-2040
HF Antenna Tuner
RX
All mode  
3.5-30 MHz
TX
All mode  
3.5-30 MHz
 SA-2060A SA-2060A
Deluxe HF Antenna Tuner
RX
All mode  
1.8-30 MHz
TX
All mode  
1.8-30 MHz
 SB-100 SB-100
Desktop Shortwave Transceiver
RX
CW   SSB  
10-80 m
TX
CW   SSB  
10-80 m
 SB-101 SB-101
Desktop Shortwave Transceiver
RX
CW   USB   LSB  
10-80m
TX
CW   USB   LSB  
10-80m
 SB-102 SB-102
Desktop Shortwave Transceiver
RX
CW   USB   LSB  
80-10m
TX
CW   USB   LSB  
80-10m
 SB-104 SB-104
Desktop Shortwave Transceiver
RX
-
10-80 m
TX
-
10-80 m
 SB-104A SB-104A
Desktop Shortwave Transceiver
RX
CW   SSB  
10-80 m
TX
CW   SSB  
10-80 m
 SB-110 SB-110
Desktop VHF Transceiver
RX
CW   SSB  
50-52 MHz
TX
CW   SSB  
50-52 MHz
 SB-110A SB-110A
6m SSB Transceiver
RX
CW   USB   LSB  
49.5-54 MHz in 500 kHz segments 50.0-52.0 MHz with crystals
TX
CW   USB   LSB  
49.5-54 MHz in 500 kHz segments 50.0-52.0 MHz with crystals
 SB-200 SB-200
Desktop Shortwave Linear Amplifier
RX
-
TX
CW   SSB  
10-80m
 SB-201 SB-201
Desktop Shortwave Linear Amplifier
RX
-
TX
CW   SSB  
15-80m
 SB-220 SB-220
Desktop Shortwave Linear Amplifier
RX
-
TX
CW   SSB  
80-10m
 SB-221 SB-221
Desktop Shortwave Linear Amplifier
RX
-
TX
CW   SSB  
10-80m
 SB-230 SB-230
Desktop Shortwave Linear Amplifier
RX
-
TX
CW   SSB  
10-80m
 SB-240 SB-240
Desktop Shortwave Linear Amplifier
RX
-
TX
CW   SSB  
10-80m
 SB-300 SB-300
Base Station Amateur HF Receiver
RX
AM   CW   SSB  
10-80 m
TX
-
-
 SB-301 SB-301
Base Station Amateur HF Receiver
RX
AM   CW   SSB  
10-80 m
TX
-
-
 SB-303 SB-303
Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX
AM   CW   SSB   RTTY  
10-80 m
TX
-
-
 SB-310 SB-310
Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX
AM   CW   SSB  
3.5-27.4 MHz
TX
-
-
 SB-401 SB-401
HF Transmitter
RX
-
-
TX
CW   USB   LSB  
10-80 m
SB-500
2 meter Transverter
RX
CW   SSB  
144-148 MHz
TX
CW   SSB  
144-148 MHz
 SB-610 SB-610
Monitoring Scope
RX
All mode  
160-6 m
TX
All mode  
 SB-614 SB-614
Monitoring Scope
RX
All mode  
3.5-54 MHz
TX
All mode  
 SB-620 SB-620
Monitoring Scope / Scanalyzer
RX
All mode  
160-6 m
TX
All mode  
 SB-630 SB-630
Station Control
RX
All mode  
160-6 m
TX
All mode  
160-6 m
 SB-634 SB-634
Station Control
RX
All mode  
160-10 m
TX
All mode  
160-10 m
 SB-640 SB-640
Remote Linear Master Oscillator / VFO
RX
All mode  
-
TX
All mode  
SB-644A
Remote Linear Master Oscillator / VFO
RX
All mode  
5.0-5.5 MHz
TX
All mode  
 SB-650 SB-650
Nixie Tube Frequency Display
RX
All mode  
TX
All mode  
 SB-1000 SB-1000
Desktop Shortwave Linear Amplifier
RX
-
TX
All mode  
15-160m
 SB-1400 SB-1400
HF Transceiver
RX
AM   FM   CW   SSB  
10-160 m + WARC
TX
AM   FM   CW   SSB  
10-160 m + WARC
 SS-9000 SS-9000
Desktop Shortwave Transceiver
RX
CW   SSB  
10-160 m + WARC
TX
CW   SSB  
10-160 m + WARC
 SW-717 SW-717
HF Receiver | Solid state
RX
AM   CW   SSB  
550 kHz - 30 MHz in 4 bands
TX
-
-
 SW-7800 SW-7800
Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX
AM   CW   SSB  
0.15-30 MHz
TX
-
-
 TX-1 'Apache' TX-1 'Apache'
Desktop Shortwave Transmitter
RX
-
-
TX
AM   CW   SSB  
10-80 m
 VF-1 VF-1
HF Variable Frequency Oscillator
RX
All mode  
160-10 m
TX
All mode  
 VF-2031 VF-2031
Handheld VHF Transceiver
RX
FM  
144-148 MHz
TX
FM  
144-148 MHz
 VF-7401 VF-7401
Mobile VHF Transceiver
RX
FM  
143.5-148.5 MHz
TX
FM  
143.5-148.5 MHz
 VHF-1 'Seneca' VHF-1 'Seneca'
Handheld VHF Transmitter
RX
-
-
TX
AM   CW  
6 m / 2 m 48.9-54 / 143.7-148.3 MHz
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