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These 100% solid state transceiver kits were very
innovative for their day in 1975. The design engineer later left
Heathkit and joined Drake where he designed the TR-7.
These transceivers were known as the poor man's KWM-2. They were a vacuum tube design and worked pretty darn well.
HW-12A, HW-22A, HW-32A
These transceivers were monoband (80, 40 and 20) wonders at extremely
reasonable prices. This was my first Heathkit from High School days
with fond memories. I went overboard on this restoration with 100% NOS
JAN tubes and 2 NOS RCA 6GE5 finals. They made 140 watts PEP out and
were remarkably stable. The "A" models added a PA cage and better
quality tube sockets and resisistors. All three models had different
ALC circuits - weird.