Cool New Year!!
- First thing I would to wish everybody a HAPPY NEW YEAR.
For me as some of you know that I have a collection of unbuilt
Heathkits. Well I made this decision in the last few days to build
the biggest of my kits. I spent yesterday preparing the bench area
to build A SB-221 with 10m kit; this is 2kw pep SSB & 1kw CW 80-10m
amp. It was Heathkits big boy of amps. The kind of neat thing is of
watching on Ebay during the last year that there has been quite a few
of them being sold in the unbuilt condition for around $2000 and
there is one for sale on there now. Now yes that seems expensive
considering new they sold for about a quarter of that. But if you
compare it to similar amps being sold new today it's a lot less.
Take the Ameritron AL-82 of, which is almost the exact same amp
except it comes with Chinese tubes (yuck) and also costs almost
$2700. It seems to me that the better choice overall was the one
that I made to purchase the Heathkit. For not only was cheaper by
seven hundred bucks but I can enjoy building it, then for years to
come I can see that monster sitting in the shack and say I built it
myself. Well once again everybody have a happy New Year.
73' de Tom W8AMZ