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  1. #1
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    Default Heathkit Revival?

    This morning I was listening on 75 meters and two hams were talking about The Heathkit Company going back into the amateur radio business again, producing kit radios for builders. Does anyone know what the real story is? Or is this just another rumor? I've heard this rumor going around for the past month now.

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    Search, and ye shall find.

    73,
    Bill
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    From their website: http://www.heathkit.com/index.php?op...123&Itemid=237

    Chime in and give them your opinion on what kits they should produce. They even have an employee with the title "Kit Representative". Here is the page with his contact info: http://www.heathkit.com/index.php?op...126&Itemid=248

    Mike

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    We will have to see if anything useful will come of this 'revival'. However based on the kit price for their first offering, I'm not holding out much hope for us hams. This in not your fathers Heathkit company.


    $129 garage parking aid:

    http://www.heathkit.com/index.php?op...121&Itemid=245

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    For me, Heathkits were never "cheap," but they used to be very good (for the most part) and the fun and experience of building them made it worth it.

    Elecraft kits aren't cheap, either, and they're selling fine because they're good.

    I built tons of Heathkits in the 60s and 70s and the common thread is they all worked, and met expectations. If they can simply do that again, they'll succeed.
    What if soy milk is just regular milk introducing itself in Spanish?

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