Heathkit Electronics Training Courses - DC, AC & Semiconductors
Christmas 1982 Catalog

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Heathkit 1982 Christmas Catalog Table of Contents - RF Cafe

Heathkit 1982 Christmas Catalog Table of Contents 

Page 8: SS-9000 Deluxe Synthesized HF Transceiver

Page 32: Electronics Training Courses - DC, AC, Semiconductors

Page 51: Test Equipment - VOM's

Page 66: Heath/Zenith Z−100 Series Computer

Page 93: System 3, 19" Color Television Kit

Page 95: Satellite Earth Station

Heathkit IM-17 Multimeter - RF Cafe

Heathkit IM-17 Multimeter

Heathkit ET-3100B Design Experimenter - RF Cafe

Heathkit ET−3100 Design Experimenter

Signing up for the U.S. Air Force's delayed enlistment program in May of 1978 gave me six months to come up to speed on basic electronics principles. Two years had passed since graduating from high school, and I had been working as an electrician in the interim. I had done three years of the electrical vocational program in high school so the fundamentals of electricity - Ohms law, Kirchhoff's law, AC & DC motors, industrial control circuits, commercial and residential wiring, etc. - were familiar, but electronics theory - transistors, tubes, diodes - had not been covered much. Knowing I would be attending many months of USAF electronics technical school, boning up on the topic seemed prudent. Having previously built a couple Heathkits, I decided to buy their electronics courses, along with the Heathkit ET−3100 Design Experimenter. The model shown in this 1982 Heathkit catalog is a bit newer than mine, but is essentially the same. The Electronics Courses came with bags of components to be used with instructional material. I still have most of those parts. In fact, I used one of the neon lamps from it to replace a burnt out one in my old General Electric Model 7-4305C roll-down number clock radio.

Heathkit Christmas 1982 Catalog

Heathkit Electronics Training Courses - DC & Experimenter - RF CafeDC Electronics Course

Completely updated DC Electronics Course - your entrance to the world of electronics


• An excellent starting point for the person just beginning to learn electronics • Course updated: new audio-visual accessory available

•Develop a detailed knowledge of electronics rapidly

Ready to learn electronics? The Heathkit/Zenith DC Electronics Course is the place to start. In addition to a concise and complete knowledge of basic electronics, you'll develop a foundation for expanding your knowledge with other courses available. It covers current, voltage, resistance, magnetism, Ohm's Law, electrical measurements, inductance and capacitance. The course has been completely updated to ensure that you learn the most up-to-date information available.

Learning is easy the Heathkit/Zenith way! This professionally-designed course leads you step-by-step to a complete understanding of DC electronics. This self-instructional text allows you to learn at your own pace, in the comfort of your home. The optional audio-visual presentation adds a new dimension to this learning format. Hands-on experiments increase your knowledge by putting your newly-gained information to work immediately on 20 practical exercises. A mathematics review is included.

Test yourself as you learn: Reviews are spaced throughout the text to give you a chance to check your progress. You can earn valuable Continuing Education Units (CEUs), a national method of recognizing your participation in non-credit educational courses. With a passing grade of 70% or better on the optional final examination, you'll receive 2.0 CEUs. Heathkit/Zenith Educational Systems will also award you a Certificate of Achievement - further proof of your knowledge.

The DC Electronics Course includes: Your comprehensive text in a durable vinyl binder and all electronic components needed for the valuable hands-on experiments. To complete the experiments, you need the ET-3100B Experimenter/Trainer (below) and a VOM like the IM-5217 (p. 51). The optional Audio-Visual Accessory enhances your understanding of DC Electronics, and expands on material presented in the course.

EE-3101A, Shpg. wt. 6 lbs. 49.95

Save $10! EES-3101B, includes EE-3101A and ET-3100B Kit Trainer,

Shpg. wt. 13 lbs. 124.90

EEA-3101A, Audio-Visual Accessory (two tapes and illustration book enhance DC Electronics Course), Shpg. wt. 1 lb 19.95

EE-3101S, Spanish-Language DC Electronics Course (less EB-6101-30 Parts for experiments, see page 43), Shpg. wt. 7 lbs. 54.95

Experimenter/Trainer Adds to Your Knowledge

Used for seven Heathkit/Zenith electronics courses

Improved dual-variable power supplies

Solderless bread-boarding sockets simplify circuit construction

Two-range variable sine and square wave signal generator

1K and 100K linear potentiometers

$84.95 Kit

• Develop practical electronics experience as you learn with the Heathkit/ Kit Zenith Electronics Courses

• After you've completed your training, use the ET-3100B for breadboarding your own circuits

The ET-3100B Experimenter/Trainer is easy to use and provides you with the practical experience that really helps drive home important points. Designed for use with the Heathkit/Zenith DC, AC, Semiconductor, Electronic Circuits, Electronic Communications, Electronics for Hobbyists and Test Instruments Courses.

You can save money by ordering your ET-3100B Experimenter/Trainer in kit form, or by buying it along with a Heathkit/Zenith Electronics Course.

Kit ET-3100B, Heathkit/Zenith Electronic Experimenter/Trainer, Shpg. wt. 6 lbs 84.95

ETW.3100B, Assembled Trainer, Shpg. wt. 6lbs. 149.95

MONEY BACK GUARANTEE: All self-instruction courses carry a complete money-back guarantee. If you are dissatisfied, return all course materials (except the trainer) and your receipt for a full refund.

Electronics Dictionary

Sixteen topic outlines make this dictionary more than just a book of definitions. It's actually a low-cost electronics "short-course." This 832-page Learning Dictionary should be a part of your professional reference library.

EB-1010, Shpg. wt. 3 lbs. 14.95

Buy several courses for Big Savings! Includes five course; DC Electronics, AC Electronics, Semiconductor Devices, Electronic Circuits and Electronic Test Equipment - along with the ET-3100B Experimenter/Trainer Kit. If purchased separately, $374.70.

Save $50! EES-3115B, Shpg. wt. 56 lbs. Only 324.70


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Heathkit Electronics Training Courses - AC & Semiconductors - RF CafeAC Course

Optional Audio-Visual Accessory Package enhances learning

Easy-to-understand text

All components for experiments included with your course

AC Course expands your electronics education

• Advance your knowledge of electronics with a complete understanding of alternating current

• Picks up where the Heathkit/Zenith DC Electronics Course leaves off

• Completely updated to bring you the latest available information

Easy-to-understand self instruction course advances your knowledge of electronics theory. The Heathkit/Zenith AC Electronics Course provides complete and comprehensive coverage of all the principles of alternating current. Completely updated.

Programmed learning makes it easy: As with all the other Heathkit/Zenith self-instruction courses, you begin with basic theory and you continue adding to your store of information until you are ready for the next concept. You work at your own pace, then complete reviews to measure your progress. The concepts you study will come to life as you conduct nine experiments that turn theory into practical experience.

The Heathkit/Zenith AC Electronics Course provides you with a detailed understanding of alternating current. Your text covers such topics as; Alternating Current, what is it and where is it used? Generating AC, AC values and waveforms, AC measurements - meters, oscilloscopes, resistance and calculations. Capacitive circuits including a review of capacitors and capacitance, capacitors in AC circuits, RC circuits and a complete discussion of the various applications of capacitive circuits. You'll continue on to Inductive Circuits. The text discusses inductors and inductance, the use of inductors in AC circuits along with a section on RL circuits. A detailed section of the AC Electronics Course is devoted to tuned circuits - the RLC circuit, resonance, series resonance, Q and bandwidth in series, parallel resonance and LC filters. You'll complete your study of AC Electronics with a look at transformers, including transformer ratios, losses and applications.

In short, you'll vastly expand your knowledge of electronics in a fairly short time. With Heathkit/Zenith courses, you work at your own speed in the comfort of your home.

Earn Continuing Education Units: pass the optional final exam to receive 1.5 CEUs, a. nationally-recognized method of acknowledging adult continuing education. It is suggested that you complete DC Electronics Course EE-3101A, or have equivalent knowledge, before beginning this course. The optional Audio-Visual Accessory Package, which includes cassettes/and printed visuals, helps speed learning. An ET-3100B Trainer and a Volt-Ohm Meter (VOM) are suggested to complete experiments.

EE-3102A, Shpg. wt. 7 lbs. 54.95

EEA-3102A, Optional Audio-Visual Accessory Package, Shpg. wt. 1 lb 19.95

Save $10 EES-3102B, EE-3102A and ET-3100b Kit Trainer, Shpg.wt. 13 lbs. 129.90

Spanish Language AC Electronics Course, Less EB-6102-30 Parts for experiments, see page 43.

EE-3102-S, Shpg. wt. 7lbs 59.95

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Semiconductor Devices Course - The Third Step

Well-illustrated text

Text leads from concept to concept

Semiconductor Devices Course - the third step

Course includes electronic components for experiments

• Up-to-date, recent information from the fast-moving world of solid-state electronics

• More hands-on experiments for practical experience

• Continues your electronics studies with complete coverage of solid-state-devices

The Heathkit/Zenith Semiconductor Devices Course introduces you to the exciting world of solid-state electronics with its coverage of transistors and integrated circuits. These devices have revolutionized the world of electronics, making possible the development of credit card-sized radios, calculators and other electronic appliances.

As always, you learn step-by-step, building upon fact after fact until you've developed a complete understanding of a concept or theory. Regular reviews reinforce your education and point out your strong areas - and those that need more work. A total of eleven experiments add to your understanding of these important concepts,

Proven self-instruction design: This effective Heathkit/Zenith course uses an integrated teaching approach to help assure maximum learning - and maximum retention. Self-instruction lets you learn at your own pace, while an optional Audio-Visual Accessory Package is available to help learning even more. Hands-on experiments, using the optional ET-3100B Trainer, give you first-hand experience with semiconductor devices.

Your Heathkit/Zenith Semiconductor Devices Course will provide you with in-depth knowledge of semiconductor fundamentals including the importance of semiconductors, semiconductor materials, germanium and silicon and conduction in doped germanium and silicon. You will learn about semiconductor diodes and their characteristics, construction and applications. You'll also learn in detail the characteristics and usage of the zener diode.

A unit on diodes includes a discussion of the tunnel diode, the varactor diode and high-frequency diodes. Other topics covered include bipolar transistor operation, bipolar transistor characteristics, field-effect transistors, thyristors, integrated circuits and optoelectronic devices, including LEDs.

We suggest the ET-3100B Trainer, a volt-ohm meter and, optionally an oscilloscope to complete the experiments included in the course. It is suggested that you complete EE-3101 DC Electronics. Course and the EE-3102 AC Electronics Course as prerequisites, or have equivalent knowledge, before beginning this course.

Earn 3.0 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and a Certificate of Achievement from Heathkit/Zenith Educational Systems - score 70 percent or better on the optional final examination.

EE-3103, Shpg. wt. 6 lbs .54.95

EEA-3103, Optional Audio-Visual Accessory Package, Wt. 1 lb. 12.95

Save $10 EES-3103A, EE-3103A and ET-3100B Kit Trainer, Shpg. wt. 11 lbs. 129.90

Spanish Language Semiconductor Devices Course. Translation of this course, less EB-6103-30 Parts for experiments, see page 43. EE-3103S, Shpg. wt. 6 lbs. 59.95



Posted December 18, 2020