[AMRadio] Heathkit Mohawk RCVR


Bob Macklin macklinbob at msn.com
Fri Nov 30 13:34:39 EST 2007


The front end of the HR-10 was also pre-aligned.

Bob Macklin
K5MYJ
Seattle, Wa,
"Real Radios Glow in the Dark"
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "rbethman" <rbethman at comcast.net>
To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service"
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Cc: "charles L." <mjcal77 at yahoo.com>
Sent: Friday, November 30, 2007 10:22 AM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Heathkit Mohawk RCVR


> Charlie,
>
> 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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