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Compendium of Heathkit Radios

    by Marty Drift WB2FOU

    PO Box 21 Blawenburg  NJ 08504

    Reprints of Heath ads and catalogs

    Note from KB9JJA:
      This is a compilation of Heathkit advertisements on 380 Ham related items. The book contains 112 photo coped pages of Heathkit Ads, and catalog pages, it is spiral bound. It also includes a article by Marty Drift on restoring a Heath AT-1, and a article on the Apache TX-1

      As the book contains photocopies of catalog pages and such, the quality is not the best. All the text is readable and usable though. Contains much usable information. ( I got my copy from W7FG Vintage Manuals not Marty Direct)

Heathkit: A Guide to the Amateur Radio Products
    by Chuck Penson WA7ZZE

    Comprehensive guide - great photos and info

    Note from KB7RGG (3rd Ed.)
      Great news - this book is now available in a new and greatly expanded 3rd edition. It has a 60-page introduction and 426 pages divided into 14 chapters. If you never got a copy of the either of the earlier editions, here is your chance to get one. It can be ordered here.
    Note from KB7RGG (2nd Ed.)
      The first edition has been out of print for some time but a new 2nd edition was printed. Chuck has informed me that he has "a contract with CQ Publishing to print the book". Copies are available from the usual book sellers. In addition to the Ham radio material, Chuck has added non-ham products that were popular shack accessories--like clocks and weather equipment. About 60 additional products have been added including an all new section on Heath's CB equipment. The book also has a complete tube chart, sales data, a new ER index, and a new introduction. The section on collecting has been almost completely rewritten, and extensive rewriting has been done elsewhere. The old book had 250 pages while this new one has 328. If you are into Heathkit, you need this book.
    Note from KB9JJA (1st Ed.)
      Chucks book was loaded with information on Heathkit Amateur Radio Products. Each item included a picture, detailed description, manufacture dates, and original selling price. Also included was the History of the Heath Company, Information on Buying and Collecting Heathkits, and Master Product Indexes by model number, and types. I find myself constantly referencing information from the book, and have almost worn mine out. This is a must have book for anyone interested in Buying and or Collecting Heathkit Ham Gear.

Heath Nostalgia
    by Terry Perdue K8TP
    Heath company history - not an equipment guide
    Terry Perdue (K8TP)
    18617 - 65th Court NE
    Seattle, WA 98155
    A note from Terry: 1-30-1998
    The book is ready to ship. (Third Printing)
    To order the book send a check or money order for $15.00 made out to Terry or TAPTRON
    A note from Terry: 11-29-1997

      Subject: Heath Nostalgia book update
      Heath fans...
      I've decided to reprint the book Heath Nostalgia.
      For those who might have missed the original postings, Heath Nostalgia is a quality 124 page softcover,
      with sections on company history, pictures from the archives, and the remembrances of a number
      of long-time employees (the largest section). It will sell for $15 postpaid.
      Terry Perdue (K8TP)

      Note from KB9JJA
      Terry's book covers the Heath story from the 1900 through 1992 when the book was first written. This book does not cover any technical information, but instead contains the History of the Heathkit company. It also contains many stories from people that worked at or with Heathkit through the years. The book has many pictures of many of the people at Heathkit, as well as the buildings, and assembly lines.
      From the back of the book:

      While you read Heath Nostalgia you'll recall the thrill of opening the box, unpacking and sorting parts, and checking off the steps in anticipation of applying power to the finished product. And you'll learn more about the company's heritage and the people who made it all possible.

    I found this book very enjoyable, and could not put it down until I had read cover to cover. I highly recommend it for any one interested in Heathkit

Heathkit: The Early Years
    by Terry Perdue K8TP

      A CD-ROM containing a unique collection of over 1000 high quality .JPG scans of plant and product photos, catalogs and flyers, publications, documents, magazine articles and newspaper clippings relating to Heath Company's early years, plus a fascinating 30 minute .WAV recording of Director of Engineering Gene Fiebich's memories of those years. Available from Amazon.

The HW-8 Handbook Second Edition 2003

    Compiled and Edited by Michael Bryce, WB8VGE
    104 Pages

    A compilation of articles and modifications for the Heathkit HW-7, HW-8, and HW-9 transceivers.

    Email: Mike Bryce, WB8VGE

      The book mostly covers the HW-8 but does have some information on the HW-7 and HW-9. Things covered include troubleshooting and alignment, keying waveform, dual RIT, putting on 30 meters, pc board patterns plus many more.


Repair Sources

Ken Kuzma
5771 Scott Lake Hills Lane
Lakeland , Florida 33813-3239

Replacement belts for HW and SB series.
Replacement dial tubes for TX-1, RX-1, MR-1 & MT-1.
Dialcord. Cable interconnet sets. Power cords.

Heathkit Amateur Radio Repair
Ed Daignault WA1LJY
7232 Lincoln Baroda, MI 49101
Phone: 616-429-4295

Former Heath Technician

RTO Electronics
Ron Oxley, WM8Z
7280 Territorial Rd.
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
Phone: 269-468-7780

I also have parts ($25.00 minimum order to cover costs of
processing an order) and manuals. Have been doing this
since 1990 when I left Heath after 12 years in the service
We repair the Heathkit amateur radio products and have
a large inventory of repair parts.

Sound Design Co.
Eldad Benary
129 George Sickle Road
Saugerties, NY 12477
Phone: 845 246-2466

Meter repairs.


Alvin J. Bernard
PO Box 690098
Orlando, FL, 32869-0098
Phone: 407 351-5536
Faithfully reproduced manuals.
Barry Tuttleman
3160 N. Deer Run Rd, Unit #9
Carson City, Nevada 89701
I deal in manuals and equipment; there are a lot of heathkit/knightkit/some paco manuals
Cedar Electronics
12 Isbourne Way . Whinchcombe
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54 5NS.
Heathkit Schematic Diagram Archive
Website: Heathkit Schematic Diagram Archive
Data Professionals
Don Peterson
1989A Santa Rita Road
Suite 277
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Phone: 925-829-6216

Heathkit manuals

Hamradio Manuals
91 Shore Rd
Glen Cove, NY 11542
Phone: 516-671-1181
Original equipment manuals.
PO Box 802
Council Bluffs, IA 51502-080
Phone: 712-323-9737
Land Air Communications
Phone: 718-847-3090
Inventory of over 200 used Heathkit amateur radios for sale
and my company also does service and has copies of manuals.
Manual Man
Phone: 732-238-8964
Inventory of Heathkit, EICO, Allied, EMC, PACO and Precise manuals.
Pete Markavage
Manuals Plus
PO Box 549
Tooele, UT 84074
Phone: 435-882-7188
Test equipment manuals only
Radio Era Archives
2043 Empire Central
Dallas, Texas 75235
Phone: 214-358-5195

Original equipment manuals.

Walt Belsito - C/O Infotronix
PO Box 2045
Waterbury, CT 06722
Walt / K1RTS
I have been selling manuals since 1979. I also have manuals for
Allied, EICO, EMC, Precise and many others.
W7FG Vintage Manuals
3300 Wayside Drive
Bartlesville, Oklahoma 74006
Phone: 918-333-3754
Order Line: 800-807-6146
FAX: 918-774-9180 (orders only)

E-mail List Servers

Heath List Server at Heath List Server at
Heath List Server at Heathkit List at Yahoo Groups
Heathkit Radios List at YAHOO Groups Heathkit HA-10 Warrior Group
    Formed to discuss the Warrior and how we can help each other.
    Pictures and articles, schematics etc. available to members.
    No charge, no hitches. Join today if interested: Everyone is welcome.
    Go to
    For info on joining and for archives.
Heathkit SS-9000 Group
    If you own an SS-9000, have an interest in it,
    or have any information you could contribute, please consider joining.
    Go to
    For info on joining and for archives.

Parts and Restoration Sources

Antique Electonic Supply
6221 South Maple Avenue
Tempe, AZ 85283
Phone: 602-820-5411

Tubes and lots of old parts

Data Professionals
Don Peterson
1989A Santa Rita Road
Suite 277
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Phone: 925-829-6216

Heathkit parts, manuals and repairs

Hammond Mfg. Co.
256 Sonwil Dr.
Cheektowaga, NY 14225
Phone: 716 651-0086

Replacement Transformers, DC Filter Chokes

Harbach Electronics
Jeff Weinberg - W8CQ
468 County Road 620
Polk, OH 44866
Phone & FAX: (419) 945-2359

SB-200 & SB-220 repair & upgrades

Hayseed Hamfest
Fredericksburg, Iowa

Front panel overlays and re-cap kits

Peter W. Dahl Co. now Harbach Electronics
Jeff Weinberg - W8CQ
5869 Waycross Ave
El Paso, Tx 79924
Phone: 915-751-2300
Fax 915-751-0768
Website: Harbach Electronics

Replacement Transformers, DC Filter Chokes, and Capacitors

Spectrum Electronics
1226 Bridge Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Phone: (616) 742-0613
FAX 616-742-0614

NOS Heathkit parts

Tymeter Seconds Wheel Stickers
Ed Goss
13107 Golden Oak Drive
Laurel, MD 20708-2333
Email: ?

Tymeter Seconds Wheel Stickers for SB-630


Tube electronics repair and restoration. Receivers, transmitters, test equipment, etc,
all brands by a former National Radio Service Tech and Service Manager and service
tech to several New England area retail dealers, 1963-70. Later built Heathkits on
order for Boston area Heathkit stores until they closed.
We also convert many brands of HF amps to full efficiency 6M monoband amps,
Heath SB series a speciality. Modified HF kW Amplifers for 6meters
Carl, KM1H
Phone: 603-635-1170
The Heathkit Shop
955 Manchester Ave SW
North Lawrence, OH 44666
Phone: 888 476-5279

HP-23 power supply upgrades and other items

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