Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Heathkit Closes Again

Heathkit's highly-promoted return to kit-making, including a possible return to the amateur radio market, appears to have failed. The ARRL and others report that Heathkit Educational Systems seems to have closed its doors. Company officials were not available for comment, although several listed the company as a former employer on social media profiles. In addition, listed phone numbers for Heathkit all respond with busy signals and the company website's online store page no longer comes up (even though the main website remains active). One outside sales representative who worked with Heathkit told ARRL that the company has "temporarily closed," but he said he was not optimistic that it would reopen.