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Offline cleaningOut

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Offline ozwolf

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Re: Heathkits - rescue them?
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2014, 03:03:44 am »
Really, you expect much of a reply in 32 minutes?  Most people are still at work, and won't read this forum until tonight (Australia time).

Where are you located?  If you're near Brisbane, I'd be interested.
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Online VK5RC

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Re: Heathkits - rescue them?
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2014, 04:07:08 am »
I know that many are interested in older electronic equipment especially Heathkit through the ARRL, the amateur radio organisation in the USA.  There are several historical radio /electronic groups who could help if if you want to do it yourself or if you want to 'pass it on'  may be able to offer a small reimbursement.  I passed on some old transceivers 3BZ to the Australian equivalent as I didn't have the time (and valves and then young people don't mix) I was sent a great photo of the restoration one guy did,  it looked brand new. :-)
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Offline xquercus

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Re: Heathkits - rescue them?
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2014, 05:06:20 am »
As others have suggested Heathkit gear can be quite collectible.  They may not necessarily have a great deal of monetary value but there is a dedicated community of heathkit restoration aficionados.  I've had a few friends along the way that have re-purchased every piece of heathkit gear they had as part of their novice station as a teenager -- all beautifully restored and dripping with interesting stories.  And then they move on to re-purchase each peice of gear they got when they upgraded their licence.  It's really very interesting.  With that said, I wouldn't suggest you spend more than a few dollars to pick these up if they aren't free.  If you do pick them up, however, once you find the right person you'll get to hear some very interesting stories about how he or she had that exact piece of gear back in 1970 and have been meaning to pick up another one to restore.  Some people collect HP test gear or Tek scope -- others collect Heatkit gear.  The Heathkit crowd really is a fun bunch. 
 

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Re: Heathkits - rescue them?
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2014, 10:35:53 pm »
The cases on some of them separate around the front panel edge. The case sides and back are spot welded together. :)
 

Offline xquercus

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Re: Heathkits - rescue them?
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2014, 04:49:21 am »
Aw, that's too bad.  You probably found the manual but just in case:

http://old-timers.tuars.com/qm-1/qm-1.htm
http://old-timers.tuars.com/qm-1/qm-1man.pdf
 


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