The long-running Heathkit DX-60 net celebrates weekly the ground-breaking entry-level, kit-built AM/CW transmitter, the Heathkit DX-60 series. Many thousands of these transmitters are maintained and operated all over the world by all classes of Amateur Radio Operators. All radio amateurs are encouraged to check in; the use of the DX-60 series transmitter is not required.
Time: 8:00 AM Eastern Time (7:00 Central) every Sunday morning. Frequency: 3880 Kilocycles (AM only) Net Control (Primary): W8TOW (Steve) Net Control (Backup): TBD
This site is dedicated to the memory of our former Net Control, Michael E. Beachy, N8ECR. Mike passed away unexpectedly Saturday, December 1, 2018 from natural causes.
Articles for DX-60-related construction, modification, restoration and operation are needed, as well as videos, links pictures and other content.
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Most unsual DX-60 lashup ever...
Above is a picture of my latest project. After doing the transceiver thing, with a CE20A, mated to a SX-115, then the next transceiver project, a 10A mated to any Drake R4 series receiver, I had an idea. Those transceiver projects have a lot of oscillators, and even the crystal oscillators can drift as they warm up, which requires re-zeroing the transmitter to the receiver from time to... READ MORE
Tributes and pictures submitted by net membership
If you have some pictures or a small tribute you'd like to submit in memory of our former net control, please send them to email@example.com or W8TOW.dx-60.net for inclusion here.Here is Mike N8ECR at the QTH of Ron/K8FG. Mike N8ECR stopped by with his new dog, the pic was taken on 06-29-2011.Mike and Ron N8UUH would head over to my area (14mi SW of Tawas City) so we could enjoy a lunch at H... READ MORE
*** The .PDF file is downloadable below ***There are lots of mods for the Heathkit DX60 on the internet. These include audio and PTT mods. The PTT mods address an issue with the function switch and makes switching between RX and TX more flexible. The Function wafer switch on an unmodified DX60 switches the high voltage secondary of the power transformer when going from standby (receive) to transmi... READ MORE
Thanks to www.nostalgickitscentral.com
*** The PDF is Downloadable below ***Very crisp, legible, printable schematic. Original link: https://www.nostalgickitscentral.com/heath/schematics/heathkit_schema_dx60b.pdf ... READ MORE
By Bill Sepulveda, K5LN
** The .PDF file is downloadable below ***One of the biggest short comings of the DX-60 is the function switch, and the need to switch the phone operation to Push-To-Talk (PTT), which should enhance the operation and save the function switch. I also wound up using a D-104 unamplified microphone with my DX-60B. Parts List: 1 – Two pin Microphone connector 2 – 6 or 12 VDC 4PDT Relay (If ... READ MORE