I have been looking for a transceiver in Heathkit HW QRP series to round out my collection of Heathkit amateur radio equipment. I settled on looking for an HW-8.
|The Heathkit HW-8|
|The Heathkit HW-7|
|The Heathkit HW-9|
|Heathkit HW-8 with original box and manual|
The major features of this rig include:
- 4 band operation (80, 40, 20, 15) on the low end (CW portion) of each band
- about 3 watts of output power
- VFO controlled
- solid state
- direct conversion
- CW only
- requires an external 12V power supply
I'm looking forward to the unit arriving, doing any needed restoration, and getting it on the air. Because it is solid state, it will make a good candidate for trying out some portable operation using battery power. I hope to give that a try at some point this summer.