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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Image Model Type
CR-1 Handheld MF Receiver
RX: 540-1600 kHz
TX:
DX-20 Desktop Shortwave Transmitter
RX:
TX: 80-10 m
DX-35 Desktop Shortwave Transmitter
RX:
TX: 10-80 m
DX-40 Desktop Shortwave Transmitter
RX:
TX: 10-80 m
DX-60
Desktop Shortwave Transmitter
RX:
TX: 10-80 m
DX-100 Desktop Shortwave Transmitter
RX:
TX: 10-160 m
DX-100B Desktop Shortwave Transmitter
RX:
TX: 10-160 m
EK-2B Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX: 540-1600 kHz / 3-10 MHz
TX:
GC-1 'Mohican' Mobile Shortwave receiver
RX: 0.55-32 MHz in 5 bands
TX:
GC-1A 'Mohican'
Mobile Shortwave receiver
RX: 0.55-32 MHz in 5 bands
TX:
GC-1005
New
Electronic Clock
RX:
TX:
GC-1092A
New
Electronic Clock
RX:
TX:
GC-1092D
New
Electronic Clock
RX:
TX:
GC-1094
New
Electronic Clock
RX:
TX:
GR-54 Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX: 0.18-30 MHz
TX:
GR-64 Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX: 550 kHz - 30 MHz in 4 bands
TX:
GR-78 Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX: 200 kHz - 30 MHz
TX:
GR-81 Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX: 0.14-18 MHz
TX:
GR-88 Desktop VHF Receiver
RX: 152-174 MHz (XTAL or VFO)
TX:
GR-91 Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX: 0.55-30 MHz
TX:
HA-10 Warrior
New
Desktop Shortwave Linear Amplifier
RX:
TX: 10-80m
HA-14
New
Kompact Kilowatt
RX:
TX: 10-80m
HA-201
New
VHF Lineair Amplifier
RX:
TX: 143-149 MHz
HD-11
New
Q Multiplier
RX:
TX:
HD-15
New
Phone Patch
RX:
TX:
HD-16
New
Code Oscillator
RX:
TX:
HD-19
New
Phone Patch
RX:
TX:
HD-1410
New
Electronic Keyer
RX:
TX:
HD-1422
New
Antenna Noise Bridge
RX: 1-30 MHz 1-100 MHz
TX:
HG-10
New
HF VFO
RX: 80-10 m / 6 m / 2 m
TX:
HL-2200
New
Linear Amplifier
RX:
TX: 80-15 m
HM-1002 Desktop Precision RF Meter
RX: 1.6-54 MHz
TX: 1.6-54 MHz
HR-10 Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX: 10-80 m
TX:
HR-10B
New
Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX: 10-80 m
TX:
HR-20 Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX: 10-80 m
TX:
HR-1680 HF Receiver
RX: 10-80 m
TX:
HW-7 Desktop Shortwave Transceiver
RX: 15/20/40 m
TX: 15/20/40 m
HW-8 HF Transceiver
RX: 15-80 m
TX: 15-80 m
HW-9 HF Transceiver
RX: 10-80 m
TX: 10-80 m
HW-10 'Shawnee' Mobile VHF Transceiver
RX: 49.8-54.0 MHz
TX: 49.8-54.0 MHz
HW-16 HF Transceiver
RX: 15/40/80 m (lower 250 KHz on each band)
TX: 15/40/80 m (lower 250 KHz on each band)
HW-19 'Tener' Mobile Shortwave Transceiver
RX: 10 m
TX: 10 m
HW-20 'Pawnee' Mobile VHF Transceiver
RX: 143.8-148.2 MHz
TX: 143.8-148.2 MHz
HW-22 Mobile Shortwave Transceiver
RX: 40 m
TX: 40 m
HW-24 Mobile VHF/UHF Transceiver
RX: 144-148 / 438-450 MHz
TX: 144-148 / 438-450 MHz
HW-24H Mobile VHF/UHF Transceiver
RX: 144-148 / 438-450 MHz
TX: 144-148 / 438-450 MHz
HW-24HT Handheld VHF/UHF Transceiver
RX: 144-148 / 438-450 MHz
TX: 144-148 / 438-450 MHz
HW-29A 'Sixer' Mobile VHF Transceiver
RX: 50-54 MHz
TX: 50-54 MHz
HW-30 'Twoer' Mobiele VHF Transceiver
RX: 144-148 MHz
TX: 144-148 MHz
HW-32 Mobile Shortwave Transceiver
RX: 20 m
TX: 20 m
HW-101 Desktop Shortwave Transceiver
RX: 10-80 m
TX: 10-80 m
HW-104 HF Transceiver
RX:
TX:
HW-202 Mobile VHF Transceiver
RX: 144-148 MHz
TX: 144-148 MHz
HW-2036 Mobile 2m FM-transceiver
RX: 143.5-148.5 MHz
TX: 143.5-148.5 MHz
HW-5400
Desktop Shortwave Transceiver
RX: 10-80 m
TX: 10-80 m
HWA-2036-3 Desktop Power Supply
RX:
TX:
HWS-2 Handheld VHF Transceiver
RX: 144-148 MHz
TX: 144-148 MHz
HWS-2XL Handheld VHF Transceiver
RX: 144-148 MHz
TX: 144-148 MHz
HWS-4 Handheld UHF Transceiver
RX: 440-450 MHz
TX: 440-450 MHz
HWS-4XL Handheld UHF Transceiver
RX: 440-450 MHz
TX: 440-450 MHz
HX-10 'Marauder' Desktop Shortwave Transmitter
RX:
TX: 80-10 m
HX-11 Desktop Shortwave Transmitter
RX:
TX: 80-10 m
HX-20 Desktop Shortwave Transmitter
RX:
TX: 80-10 m
HX-30
Desktop VHF Transmitter
RX:
TX: 50-54 MHz in 4 segments
HX-1675 Desktop Shortwave Transmitter
RX:
TX: 10-80 m
HX-1681 HF Transmitter
RX:
TX: 10-80 m
K-1 Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX: 0.15-6 MHz
TX:
K-2 Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX: Regular broadcast and SW bands
TX:
MR-1 'Comanche' Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX: 10-80 m
TX:
MT-1 'Cheyenne' Mobile Shortwave Transmitter
RX:
TX: 80 / 40 / 20 / 15 / 10 m
RA-1 Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX: 160-10 m
TX:
RX-1 'Mohawk' Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX: 10-160 m
TX:
SB-100 Desktop Shortwave Transceiver
RX: 10-80 m
TX: 10-80 m
SB-101 Desktop Shortwave Transceiver
RX: 10-80m
TX: 10-80m
SB-102 Desktop Shortwave Transceiver
RX: 80-10m
TX: 80-10m
SB-104 Desktop Shortwave Transceiver
RX: 10-80 m
TX: 10-80 m
SB-104A Desktop Shortwave Transceiver
RX: 10-80 m
TX: 10-80 m
SB-110 Desktop VHF Transceiver
RX: 50-52 MHz
TX: 50-52 MHz
SB-110A
New
6m SSB Transceiver
RX: 49.5-54 MHz in 500 kHz segments 50.0-52.0 MHz with crystals
TX: 49.5-54 MHz in 500 kHz segments 50.0-52.0 MHz with crystals
SB-200 Desktop Shortwave Linear Amplifier
RX:
TX: 10-80m
SB-201
New
Desktop Shortwave Linear Amplifier
RX:
TX: 15-80m
SB-220 Desktop Shortwave Linear Amplifier
RX:
TX: 80-10m
SB-221
Desktop Shortwave Linear Amplifier
RX:
TX: 10-80m
SB-230 Desktop Shortwave Linear Amplifier
RX:
TX: 10-80m
SB-240
New
Desktop Shortwave Linear Amplifier
RX:
TX: 10-80m
SB-301 HF Receiver
RX: 10-80 m
TX:
SB-303 Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX: 10-80 m
TX:
SB-310 Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX: 3.5-27.4 MHz
TX:
SB-401 HF Transmitter
RX:
TX: 10-80 m
SB-1000 Desktop Shortwave Linear Amplifier
RX:
TX: 15-160m
SB-1400 HF Transceiver
RX: 10-160 m + WARC
TX: 10-160 m + WARC
SS-9000 Desktop Shortwave Transceiver
RX: 10-160 m + WARC
TX: 10-160 m + WARC
SW-717 HF Receiver | Solid state
RX: 550 kHz - 30 MHz in 4 bands
TX:
SW-7800
Desktop Shortwave receiver
RX: 0.15-30 MHz
TX:
TX-1 'Apache' Desktop Shortwave Transmitter
RX:
TX: 10-80 m
VF-2031 Handheld VHF Transceiver
RX: 144-148 MHz
TX: 144-148 MHz
VF-7401
Mobile VHF Transceiver
RX: 143.5-148.5 MHz
TX: 143.5-148.5 MHz
VHF-1 'Seneca' Handheld VHF Transmitter
RX:
TX: 6 m / 2 m 48.9-54 / 143.7-148.3 MHz
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