In the years following WW2 and in the days before “black boxes” appeared from the Far East, Heathkit produced a wide range of kits for radio amateurs – and for the audio market. These kits proved to be very popular as they provided an affordable route for many amateurs to own equipment which performed well. Although originating in the USA, Heathkit had a factory in Gloucester which produced Anglicised kits for the UK market. Early products included the DX40U and the DX100U AM/CW transmitters, both of which can still be heard on the air today.
This month Brian G4CIB, accompanied by his wife Leta G4RHK, will tell us about Heathkit’s history and will no doubt mention the role played by local amateurs in the factory. He will be bringing along examples of Heathkit products and encourages CARA members to bring along their own examples for display and perhaps discussion.
Thursday 20th July 2023 in the Premier Suite, Cheltenham Town Football Club GL52 5NA .Doors will be open by 7.30pm for an 8pm start.
Do come, it will be an interesting and informative meeting. Visitors and prospective members will be welcomed, as always.