October shows the same as October.
October shows the same as September.
Checking in on their website, shows
nothing new to talk about. Hopefully the
few kits they currently have for sale
are worth the cost??
Things have settled in, and the only new
item is a magnifying loop. That is it
for this month.
They have added an active ruler kit,
which looks to be a good SMD starter kit
but highly over priced and a SMD
soldering kit that is over priced also,
to their lineup.
This month sees no change since last
new kit has been added to their line up,
the GC-1006 a digital clock kit with a
solid case - cost is $99.95.
They have added a "T" shirt and a book,
otherwise not much change.
Their site is up and shows same items
Looks like there site is still down,
Went to visit their site it was down.
Been down a couple of days.
They have another new kit the GC-1006
clock kit, it costs $99.95.
They may have more kits on the drawing
board but it will probably be some time
before we see them.
Looks like this latest kit will be it
new kit, the HM-1002 rf power monitor.
Available late summer 2017. Cost
again no real change.
Once again no real change.
change since last month.
They have made no more advancement in
the new kit area. I suspect it will be
some time before we see a new kit from
them, I hope I'm wrong.
are hopeful, that something new is in
03-02-2016 One new vintage item
for sale and that is it.
02-02-2016 The new AM receiver kit
with a price tag of $149.00 is a bit
pricey for the beginner. I don't see to
many experienced kit builders paying
that for a kit of this caliber.
01-02-2016 Nothing new to report.
12-02-2015 The only thing new
is, they are offering an AM TRF receiver
kit. I will hold off commenting on the
kit until I have actually seen the kit
as you would receive it when purchased.
The cost is $149.00, which I thought was
high for a beginner level kit but maybe
it will be worth it??
11-02-2015 They have made several
changes to their site but you can get
Sever Error from a number of links.
The Contact Us email seems to be working
now but a response may take some time.
They have added a Heathkit Manuals page,
where you can purchase a manual, only 22
manuals though. There is a shopping page
on their site now, nothing great yet.
The Heathkit Ebay site remains pretty
much the same. New Heathkit products,
10-02-2015 Once again, a month has
passed, lets see what they are up to?
Checking their website, Contact us is
still non-functional. In products, they
have added Android Apps, that's it. Now
checking their eBay Store, just a few
parts and one refurbished kit.
09-02-2015 One month later and still
showing the same details. It will be
interesting to see when they actually
have a kit of their own for sale.
Hopefully it won't be in the ho-hum
category, something that is already out
in kit form. Heathkit's first kit was a
solid kit, an oscilloscope not a pcb
with a few LEDs.
08-02-2015 Once again, checking their
sites, you will find a few parts, no
kits, one or two built kits and no new
products or kits!
07-02-2015 Once again nothing new to
report since last month.
06-02-2015 Checking their sites, you
will find a few parts, no kits, one or
two used kits and no new products or
HEATHKIT, the company is
owned by a new group and they are making
a major effort to bring the company back
to the electronic kit business. The
process is a slow one, once you leave a
market it takes a considerable amount of
time and money to get back in and up and
They have had surveys and emails, a
contest, plus a special interest group.
All of this to see how much interest is
out there, what that interest is and to
see what the competition will be.
I know from experience that Heathkit was
the pinnacle of kit manufacturers, I
built quite a few big and small. Trying
other kit companies kits, Heathkit never
dropped from number one. I hope they
make it back and with some great kits, I
miss building them.
In my opinion, it was completely the
fault of very poor management, they were
trying to prop up their faltering
educational systems with the kit
business resources. The result was
inevitable, the kit business disappeared
and not to long to be followed by the
educational systems. If they would have
had the right person in charge of the
educational systems and management with
far more vision Heathkit may have not
We will keep you informed as to their