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The Heathkit SB-102 was the last and the best of the SB line. It was the last vacuum tube rig that Heatkit produced. The SB-102 was introduced in 1970. The follow on to the SB-102 was the Heathkit SB-104 which was a solid state rig.

General characteristics

HAM bands
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Frequency stability
Less than 100 Hz per hour drift after 10 minute warm up
Tuning steps
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Receiver

RX-range
80-10m
Modulations
CW   USB   LSB  
Sensitivity
0.35 µV for 10 dB S+N/N
Selectivity
2.1 kHz @ -6 dB
5 kHz @ -60 dB
Filters
2.1 kHz 400 Hz optional
Receiver system
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IF-frequencies
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Image rejection
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Audio output
2 W

Transmitter

TX-range
80-10m
Modulations
CW   USB   LSB  
RF-Output
100 W (80-15m), 80 W (10m)

Connections

Antenna
-
Impedance
50/75Ω
Other
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Electrical

Power requirements
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Current drain RX
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TX
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Physical

Manufactured
Between 1970 and 1975
Dimensions (w×h×d)
378 × 168 × 340 mm (14.88 × 6.61 × 13.39 in)
Weight
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Form factor
Base Station

Other features

Memories
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Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
100 kHz crystal calibrator
Triple Action Level Control
VOX
PTT
Accessories
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MPN
HEATHKIT-SB-000102

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New and second-hand prices

Estimating the value of a rig can be challenging. We collect prices paid by real hams over the years to help you estimate the value of a used Heathkit SB-102. Just bought or sold this model? Let us know what you traded it for and help other ham operators!

Based on historic data, today's second-hand price of the Heathkit SB-102 is around:

  • USD 8.00 ~ USD 168.00

These estimates are based on the following prices: (see all 2 prices)

Year Historic price Condition Submitted by
2011 USD 340.00 Used / Good F5GF
1975 USD 650.00 New / Good F5GF

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