About Heathkit DX-60 AM Net
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.
Donations made via PayPal are appreciated. Your contribution ensures that the server expenses and maintenance of this site are covered. You'll find a How to Donate donation link the sidebar at the bottom.
A big thanks to the following contributors:
- Masa and Becky Yamamoto, AB9MQ
- Dan Maliniak, N8ZBA
Current DX-60 Preamble:
CQ CQ CQ this is the N8ECR Memorial DX-60 Net!
This net meets each Sunday on 3.880 MHz at 8 AM Michigan time. The purpose of the net is to provide a gathering spot for AM operation and the promotion of entry level rigs such as the Heath DX-60, DX-40, DX-35, Multi-Elmac, Johnson Rangers and Hallicrafters HT-40.
Net Control is Steve, W8TOW. I am located just east of Michigan State University in Meridian Township. The station here is a homebrew job running a pair of 1938 Taylor T-200’s in Class C modulated by a pair of 203Z’s in Class B; the exciter is a Viking I, and I’m listening on a collection of receivers. The antenna is a CF Zepp at 65’ fed with 600 ohm open wire.
Please check out the DX-60.net website, submit your photos, rig mods and other AM amateur radio activities to either Brad, NB9M or myself.
When you check in, please tell us about your station, and pertinent station info, but limit your transmissions to 2 minutes or less! If you need to use your “Short-time” option, please let me know, The first hour and a half of this net is being recorded, and will be made available on the DX60.NET Web Site under "Audio".
We will now standby for stations in the 1-7, 0 and VE call areas for the DX-60 Net!
One of my DX-60s (I have three!)
Visit by Roger, W9BZ
This made the cover of Electric Radio!
DX060 Net Checkin
A Rare Heathkit Bumper Sticker