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The Heathkit range covered models in the Audio, Amateur Radio, Test/Instrumentation equipment, Computers and the Education sector. All products were supplied in a particularly well packaged, documented and engineered kit. For a small additional fee the kits could be built in-house to supply a customer, who was for one reason or another, unable to undertake the task themselves. The UK manuals were a striking black and yellow design. There were later replaced by the US style manuals with light artwork of kit construction in progress on their front page. The instruction manuals and supporting documentation were exemplary. The manuals were even more remarkable when you consider they were produced in relatively small quantities and without the aid of computers. The construction manuals lead the constructor through the process step by step. You really didn't need to know much about electronics to succeed. There was factory backup too if you ran into difficulties. To assist the amateur home assembler, introductory instruction book on soldering and basic good engineering practice was supplied. The idea being that you absorbed this before you started the assembly of your kit. After completion there was of course the immense satisfaction when you had completed the item, because you had transformed a box of bits, into something practical you could be proud of for years to come...
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The Heathkit range covered models in the Audio, Amateur Radio, Test/Instrumentation equipment, Computers and the Education sector. All products were supplied in a particularly well packaged, documented and engineered kit. For a small additional fee the kits could be built in-house to supply a customer, who was for one reason or another, unable to undertake the task themselves. The UK manuals were a striking black and yellow design. There were later replaced by the US style manuals with light artwork of kit construction in progress on their front page. The instruction manuals and supporting documentation were exemplary. The manuals were even more remarkable when you consider they were produced in relatively small quantities and without the aid of computers. The construction manuals lead the constructor through the process step by step. You really didn't need to know much about electronics to succeed. There was factory backup too if you ran into difficulties. To assist the amateur home assembler, introductory instruction book on soldering and basic good engineering practice was supplied. The idea being that you absorbed this before you started the assembly of your kit. After completion there was of course the immense satisfaction when you had completed the item, because you had transformed a box of bits, into something practical you could be proud of for years to come...