Heathkit Est. 1926 | USA

This remarkable company began in Michigan around 1926, with fits and starts, by marketing an airplane in kit form. In fact, founder Edwin Heath died in a crash.

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.

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Heathkit CR-1 CR-1
Heathkit DX-20 DX-20
Heathkit DX-35 DX-35
Heathkit DX-40 DX-40
Heathkit DX-60 DX-60
Heathkit DX-100 DX-100
Heathkit DX-100B DX-100B
Heathkit EK-2B EK-2B
Heathkit GC-1 'Mohican' GC-1 'Mohican'
Heathkit GC-1A 'Mohican' GC-1A 'Mohican'
Heathkit GC-1005 GC-1005
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Heathkit GC-1092A GC-1092A
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Heathkit GC-1092D GC-1092D
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Heathkit GC-1094 GC-1094
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Heathkit GR-54 GR-54
Heathkit GR-64 GR-64
GR-78
Heathkit GR-81 GR-81
Heathkit GR-88 GR-88
Heathkit GR-91 GR-91
Heathkit HA-10 Warrior HA-10 Warrior
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Heathkit HA-14 HA-14
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Heathkit HA-201 HA-201
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Heathkit HD-11 HD-11
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Heathkit HD-15 HD-15
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Heathkit HD-16 HD-16
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Heathkit HD-19 HD-19
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Heathkit HD-1410 HD-1410
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Heathkit HD-1422 HD-1422
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HG-10
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Heathkit HL-2200 HL-2200
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Heathkit HM-102 HM-102
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Heathkit HM-1002 HM-1002
Heathkit HM-2102 HM-2102
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Heathkit HM-2140 HM-2140
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Heathkit HM-2141 HM-2141
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Heathkit HO-10 HO-10
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Heathkit HO-13 HO-13
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Heathkit HO-5404 HO-5404
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Heathkit HR-10 HR-10
Heathkit HR-10B HR-10B
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Heathkit HR-20 HR-20
Heathkit HR-1680 HR-1680
Heathkit HW-7 HW-7
Heathkit HW-8 HW-8
Heathkit HW-9 HW-9
Heathkit HW-10 'Shawnee' HW-10 'Shawnee'
Heathkit HW-16 HW-16
Heathkit HW-19 'Tener' HW-19 'Tener'
Heathkit HW-20 'Pawnee' HW-20 'Pawnee'
Heathkit HW-22 HW-22
Heathkit HW-24 HW-24
Heathkit HW-24H HW-24H
Heathkit HW-24HT HW-24HT
Heathkit HW-29A 'Sixer' HW-29A 'Sixer'
Heathkit HW-30 'Twoer' HW-30 'Twoer'
Heathkit HW-32 HW-32
Heathkit HW-101 HW-101
Heathkit HW-104 HW-104
Heathkit HW-202 HW-202
Heathkit HW-2036 HW-2036
Heathkit HW-5400 HW-5400
HWA-2036-3
Heathkit HWS-2 HWS-2
Heathkit HWS-2XL HWS-2XL
Heathkit HWS-4 HWS-4
Heathkit HWS-4XL HWS-4XL
Heathkit HX-10 'Marauder' HX-10 'Marauder'
Heathkit HX-11 HX-11
Heathkit HX-20 HX-20
Heathkit HX-30 HX-30
Heathkit HX-1675 HX-1675
Heathkit HX-1681 HX-1681
Heathkit K-1 K-1
Heathkit K-2 K-2
Heathkit MR-1 'Comanche' MR-1 'Comanche'
Heathkit MT-1 'Cheyenne' MT-1 'Cheyenne'
Heathkit RA-1 RA-1
Heathkit RX-1 'Mohawk' RX-1 'Mohawk'
Heathkit SB-100 SB-100
Heathkit SB-101 SB-101
Heathkit SB-102 SB-102
Heathkit SB-104 SB-104
Heathkit SB-104A SB-104A
Heathkit SB-110 SB-110
Heathkit SB-110A SB-110A
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Heathkit SB-200 SB-200
Heathkit SB-201 SB-201
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Heathkit SB-220 SB-220
Heathkit SB-221 SB-221
Heathkit SB-230 SB-230
Heathkit SB-240 SB-240
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Heathkit SB-300 SB-300
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Heathkit SB-301 SB-301
Heathkit SB-303 SB-303
Heathkit SB-310 SB-310
Heathkit SB-401 SB-401
SB-500
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Heathkit SB-610 SB-610
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Heathkit SB-614 SB-614
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Heathkit SB-1000 SB-1000
Heathkit SB-1400 SB-1400
Heathkit SS-9000 SS-9000
Heathkit SW-717 SW-717
Heathkit SW-7800 SW-7800
Heathkit TX-1 'Apache' TX-1 'Apache'
Heathkit VF-2031 VF-2031
Heathkit VF-7401 VF-7401
Heathkit VHF-1 'Seneca' VHF-1 'Seneca'
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