|[AMRadio] Heathkit Mohawk RCVR|
rbethman at comcast.net
Fri Nov 30 13:22:27 EST 2007
To my knowledge ALL Mohawks were shipped with the front end pre-assembled.
I believe that their take on this was that the methodology/technology of
the time "really" didn't allow for the kit builder to get a GOOD
alignment without specialized tools and equipment. Therefore the
pre-assembled and aligned front end.
Bob - N0DGN
charles L. wrote:
> Howdy all,
> Several years ago a ham buddy rescued a Mohawk RCVR
> that was heading for the dump and gave it to me. Got
> a manual for it, recapped where necessary, tuned her
> up and she has run fine ever since, except for the
> triple diode detector that needs to be wiggled in its
> socket now and then. Does anybody know if this was
> the first Heathkit product where part of it was
> already built? The entire front end assembly, band
> switch, coils, etc was preassembled, you just dropped
> it in and hooked it up. Did Heath originally offer
> this kit with the front end in kit form and builders
> had so many problems that Heathkit decided to build it
> in house?
> Charlie, W4MEC in NC
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