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 Post subject: Re: Heathkit time capsule
PostPosted: Feb Sat 10, 2018 2:46 am 
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Very cool find! I think it's a shame it's going on eBay unbuilt; I'd definitely be tempted to build it for the fun of being able to build a 'real' kit. By the time I was growing up, Heathkit was phasing out their kit line (and dumped it entirely in the early '90s), so I never got a chance to assemble one. Companies like Velleman and Philmore sell kits, but to me it's just not the same since, unlike real Heathkits, the finished results generally bear little resemblance to any commercial products I've ever seen. I've had to live vicariously through people who built their ham gear, clocks, CPU trainer, test equipment, etc. back in the day.

I have a Heathkit IT-11 capacitor checker and a Knight-Kit transistor code oscillator, both in unbuilt form, and I'm tempted to put them together. By contrast, I also have a Motorola MEK6800D2 microprocessor trainer kit which is also in unbuilt form, and is likely to remain so since it is rather more valuable than the other kits I have (though I will admit being tempted to build it as well). I've been (somewhat) tempted by the kits offered by the company calling itself Heathkit nowadays, though I have yet to bring myself to buy any of them.
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 Post subject: Re: Heathkit time capsule
PostPosted: Feb Sat 10, 2018 3:54 pm 
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Reading this thread reminds me of the Dayton hamfest I attended in
the mid 1970's. The swap area was legendary. At this swap one, and maybe two full size semi tractor trailers FULL of Heathkit equipment was offered.
Heath was in the process of cleaning out their warehouse. Obsolete kits,
partially built kits and kits that were damaged in shipping were being
offered. Really cheap too! Remember looking at their color TV kit
trying to come up with a reason to buy one. Being a poor college
student at the time all I could do was look.

Imagine what this would all be worth today?!
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 Post subject: Re: Heathkit time capsule
PostPosted: Feb Sat 10, 2018 6:18 pm 
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Did you put this up on ebay? There is a duplicate that just went up.

Never mind, don't answer. I just saw your post where you are selling it on ebay.
23 bids in a few hours!!


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 Post subject: Re: Heathkit time capsule
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Never mind...


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 Post subject: Re: Heathkit time capsule
PostPosted: Feb Sat 10, 2018 11:31 pm 
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Hello guys
that is cool it 1988 i got complete heathkit color tv kit and bunch of test equipment kits to it was electronics course


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 Post subject: Re: Heathkit time capsule
PostPosted: Feb Sat 10, 2018 11:43 pm 
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I'm watching it:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Super-rare-UNB ... SwCG9aflfC

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 Post subject: Re: Heathkit time capsule
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Great auction! Guess it's time for me to sell the dozen or so I've been holding onto . . . :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Heathkit time capsule
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Holy cats! :o :shock: I have absolutely no idea why anybody would pay that sort of money for an AA5 in any form. Doesn't change my mind on building the unbuilt Heathkit and Knight-Kit I have, though it does give me pause on the Motorola CPU trainer.......... :roll:
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