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Heathkit Advertisement in the December 2015 QST

While perusing the December 2015 issue of QST magazine, I happened across this advertisement for Heathkit build-it-yourself electronics projects. It has been a couple decades since Heathkit ads have been seen. Hopefully, people will support Heathkit's effort to re-introduce hobbyists to the fun and satisfaction of assembling, aligning, and operating everyday-useful electronics projects. At this time it appears the sole new product offering is the Explorer Jr: TRF AM Radio Receiver Kit. Whether or not a renaissance occurs is largely dependent on how enthusiastically people support their business model.

Heathkit Advertisement in December 2015 QST Magazine - RF Cafe

Heathkit advertisement in the December 2015 QST magazine

There is definitely a market for owner-built electronics as evidenced by the rather large number of such projects that appear on Kickstarter (see the DIY Electronics Projects category). As of this writing subjects range from Nixie tube and oscilloscope clocks to capacitor measurement tweezers to a Rubik's Cube solving machine. Note: Some of these links have audio that starts playing when the page loads.

Explorer Jr: TRF AM Radio Receiver Kit - RF Cafe

Explorer Jr: TRF AM Radio Receiver Kit

 

 

Posted November 30, 2015

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