Archive for the ‘Vintage Radio’ Category

Heathkit SB-104 Bargain

On the last day of the Quartzfest event (near Quartzite, AZ), we walked through the swapfest there.  It had, I would guess, about 30 or 40 tables selling mostly used equipment. I came across a table that caught my eye.  He had an old Heathkit SB-104 for sale.  When I asked the price, he said […]

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HW-8 Bargain

I was up early on a Sunday morning last month, and saw a notice that a Heathkit HW-8 had been posted to Facebook late in the prior evening.  He wasn’t asking much for it, so I decided to shoot him a note and see if it was still available.  The owner wrote back, and I […]

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Electronic Key Interface for Vintage Rigs

Sometime this past year, I acquired a Jackson Harbor Press KeyallHV kit.  This accessory allows one to key their vintage rig, be it an old tube rig, a hybrid or a more modern solid state one.  It is basically a circuit that isolates the keying contacts from any high voltage circuitry in the rig via […]

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TS-430 RF and IF Signal Paths

I’ve had some questions from readers about where to obtain the color annotated schematics for the TS-430 that I used in some of my previous posts.

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HG-10b VFO for the HW-16

The HW-16 was now operating reasonably well under crystal control.  Next, I turned my attention to the HG-10b VFO.

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