Anyone running a pair of Heathkit Twins?

Discussion in '"Boat Anchor" & Classic Equipment' started by N3AWS, Sep 3, 2021.

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  1. N3AWS

    N3AWS Ham Member QRZ Page

    Anyone using a pair of Heathkit twins as a main rig or backup? How about Kenwood twins or any other line?

    73
     
  2. N8YX

    N8YX Ham Member QRZ Page

    HR-1680/HX-1681.
    TR-7/R-7.
    TS-820S/R-820.
    NRD-515/NSD-515.
    IC-720A/IC-7072/R-70.
    IC-751A/R-71A.
    FL-101/FR-101.
    JST-135/NRD-525.

    Etc... ;)
     
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  3. W5RKL

    W5RKL Ham Member QRZ Page

    Yes:

    Heathkit HR-1680/HX-1681
    Heathkit SB-300/SB-400
    Heathkit DX-60A/HG-10/HR-10
    Heathkit SB-303/SB-401
    Heathkit Mohawk RX-1/Apache TX1
    Drake R4C/T4XC


    73
    Mike W5RKL
     
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  4. WA2CWA

    WA2CWA Ham Member QRZ Page

    As one of my main rigs, Kenwood R-599D and T-599D Twins.
    Semi-main rig: Heathkit RX-1 and TX-1
    Semi-main VHF rig: Whippany Labs Li'l Lulu Receiver and Transmitter
    Semi-main VHF (6 and 2 meters) rig: Clegg Interceptor and Clegg Zeus

    Not sure of the point of the thread but I'll play along. :)
     
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  5. W7UUU

    W7UUU Principal Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    I ran an SB-401/301 for years until it died in a fire. I currently have an HR-1680/HX-1681 that will soon be on the air. I also have the Drake B-Line twins on the air now. In the past, I've run Kenwood twins in years past, Collins twins of various flavors, and even the Conar twins!!

    But I'm a Gemini so what would you expect? ;)

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
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  6. N8YX

    N8YX Ham Member QRZ Page

    The point is to go broke unless you stick to one or two favorites...
     
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  7. WA2CWA

    WA2CWA Ham Member QRZ Page

    Me two (28)

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  8. WA9FZB

    WA9FZB XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    I have the Yaesu twins -- FL-101 transmitter and FR-101S receiver. They are not currently on duty, and in fact, are passively up for sale.
     
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  9. N3AWS

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    No one has mentioned the Conar Twins yet? For shame!

    Opps, missed Dave’s mention on my quick read through.

    Sorry, Dave!
     
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  10. KE0ZU

    KE0ZU Ham Member QRZ Page

    I'm not a heath fan, but I do have a few sets of twins, and I'm sure there are many more that I don't have, the gold dust twins come to mind.

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