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DX-60 Modifications 0 Comments 03/04/2019

Terry, N6TLU

Posted By: Bradley Stone (stonebs)
Post Date: 03/04/2019

(This radio now belongs to Brad, NB9M.  Thanks Terry!)

A very sought after vintage transceiver. Heathkit produced these for Novice operators. A full break-in transceiver, approx 50 watts output. I had one as a kid, no license, but always dreamed of putting it on the air. Now I have another. It needs some TLC, however I knew it would be worth the efforts. Yes, got it working, and what a fun little CW rig! There is some chirp, but manageable. I plan to keep it on the air. Look for this station on 40 meters, 7.115 Mhz. Hope you enjoy the video de N6tlu.


   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
- Bradley Stone (stonebs),  10/27/2019 
  

Remembering Mike, N8ECR (SK)

Tributes and pictures submitted by net membership
Category: Friends
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 brad@nb9m.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
- Bradley Stone (stonebs),  12/24/2018 
   *** The PDF is Downloadable below ***Thanks to Mike, W5KRL, for making a good copy of a DX-60 Assembly Manual....  READ MORE
- Bradley Stone (stonebs),  12/08/2018 
   *** The PDF is Downloadable below ***Thanks to Mike, W5RKL, for making a good copy of a DX-60B Assembly Manual....  READ MORE
- Bradley Stone (stonebs),  12/08/2018 
   *** 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
- Bradley Stone (stonebs),  12/08/2018 
   *** The PDF is Downloadable below ***Very crisp, legible, printable schematic.  Original link: https://www.nostalgickitscentral.com/heath/schematics/heathkit_schema_dx60b.pdf ...  READ MORE
- Bradley Stone (stonebs),  12/08/2018 
   ** 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
- Bradley Stone (stonebs),  12/08/2018 

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DX-60 PTT Mod Pt. 2

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DX-60 PTT Modification

Another great one from Terry, N6TLU
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