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A unique idea on the part of Heath. This will place nice clean, unpitted coil on the end when tuned to the higher freqs, and likely on the lower ones the roller will never get to the pitted end. After that, it is merely reinstalling it in the tuner, and doing the same for the input capacitor.

The Palstar has “electronics” inside, where the Heathkit doesn’t. I suspect after the lighting yeathkit is done, the tuner will appear to look like another rig or amplifier sitting in the shack. I think you will enjoy the process.

I was really pleased with the job the builder did on this tuner.

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Contact the site with comments or questions. The Palstar CV is more expensive than all my other tuners, but yet it lacks a dual meter display as seen on the Heathkit.

This tuner will do everything the others do. Therefore, the lack of any electronic circuit boards inside makes the Heathkit more bullet proof in my estimation. In a matter of 6 months, have worked many sz-2060a and all states. I like the modern styling and appearance of this da-2060a SA non A It seems to fit right in with all the modern gear in my shack.

As with any good piece of gear, maint. Then I received an offer from the XYL of a friend that passed away.


One thing I look for is the overall soldering job the “builder” did, build quality, as they say. I also remember we were running way above the legal limit and in AM too, so I decided this was my best choice.

It replaced my Dentron MTA about two years hsathkit and has never let me down. Just be carefull pulling the fiber shaft and don’t lose your alignment on bands during the mod. But after using the round Heathkit knob, I find it actually provides for a very smooth precision feel and operation similar to a VFO knob.

However, there is a repair, it just takes a little work.

No manufactured capacitors in these home built Heath tuners. As it is a kit, the quality of construction may vary. Like the this SAA also is a simple “T-match” tuner, but it has switched antenna inputs and has a self-contained “RF power detector” in the rear box. This ameritron band switch ring is ideal for the a.

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But just like amnual SA in putting the SAA together, the builder actually had to “build” the capacitors from individual plates! First we’ll tackle the This has a very firm and heavy snap to the band switch now and will never lose its alignment. If you have any questions, problems, or suggestions about Reviews, please email your Reviews Manager.

However, the dual meters on the Heathkit are very clear and easy to see.

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I suggest having a small box or pan to keep all the screws and washers and nuts together as you disassemble a piece of gear. And, like all Heath products, the manuals were absolutely the best in the business.

One other little problem – the old glue had given up and the disk at one end of the roller had come out. I thought the best tunner I have ever owned was the dentron mt until I have used this one.


I can load up my 43ft vertical on m and tune it to a SWR of 1. The SA was more expensive and contained internal SWR and Power meters and allowed switching several different antennas and would cover meters thru 10 meters.

The tuning caps in the Heathkit manul beefy and well made.

I took the parts s-2060a two s and used the best parts to make one really good one. If you could “read” and solder, you could build Heathkits that worked as soon as you switched them on. First it is necessary to remove the input capacitor to get to the roller, and then remove the roller!

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I think I made a wise decision, and a good purchase. Here the roller has been reversed with nice clean end of the coil to the left. Click on the small pix for larger Pictures. It almost seems this was an oversight in the Heathkit build manual. These internal meters are just as good as the readings taken on an external Bird meter. I quickly compared the MFJ and it felt very stiff and it isn’t even in the same class of tuner for that matter.

No battery or external power required! I wanted something robust, and functional, and when I saw one of these on eBay, I remembered fixing one of these that arced from the cap to the balun, and spit some fire at me. Take the time to distinguish between the quality of a device versus the condition you happen to find it in.