Intro to Heathkit
I started collecting Heathkits about 55 years ago. It seems like just yesterday but it has been a quite a while, and my wife of 50 years has been my biggest backer. I have to take my hat off to her she has put up with Heathkits everywhere. Everything from ham rigs to Heathkit motor bikes. My favorites include the AT-1. I have 9 of them that are being restored right now. They all will all be repainted and the front panels re-screened, they will look like brand new. They will all be gone through electronically.
Hear is what an AT-1 looks like in the box.
You guessed it the AT-1 is my favorite!
The iron vane meters were really a pain, as they flipped and flopped making quite a noise, but the meter switch had an off position in the middle which helped out. By the way they did burn out from time to time, and you cannot find them when you are re-building an AT-1. You will have to take the burned out ones and re-wind them.
If you do get a chance to pick up an AT-1, don’t hesitate. This year is the 60th BIRTHDAY OF THE AT-1. A very nice one should cost you upwards of $400 or more.
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