Building the Heathkit SA-2060A Antenna Tuner
Heathkit? Of course you do! Like me you probably built at least a dozen (or
of their kits. What great fun! So when I managed to find an unbuilt SA-2060A how could I NOT
build it? This page chronicles the construction of this kit. Maybe it will bring back memories.
a Heathkit sit around for half a century and not get built?
out of the box - hope nothing is missing!
bad - the cabinet cover is damaged. Back in the day all I would have to do
is call Heath and
a replacement would be on the way at no cost or long wait. Sigh! Those were the days.
In this case I'll have to repair the cover and repaint.
parts! Looks like I even get to "build" the variable capacitors.
stored for 50+ years all the silver plated pieces were black. Here you see
them after polishing.
of variable capacitor assembly - both rotors complete.
stator assembly - unfortunately one of the fifty plates is missing so one
of the capacitors
will have slightly less than maximum capacitance.
of the two capacitors completed.
two capacitors assembled and ready to install