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But then again, this is a Heathkit and therefore it is extremely easy to add a simple phono plug on the back of this tuner, a few wires inside for 12v lighting and your done.


Email Subscription You are not subscribed to this review. It’s not difficult, and it is very rewarding. The band switch needs some attention in this unit. There is no need to switch in extra inductance as on the Palstar.

No manufactured capacitors in these home built Heath tuners. Just be carefull pulling the fiber shaft and don’t lose your alignment on bands during the mod. After that, it is merely reinstalling it in the tuner, and doing the same for the input capacitor.


This is close to being the ultimate tuner. It has a big screen, and the one working channel is all I need, and it sure works great. I have one now and am keeping it for sure.

I thought the best tunner I have ever owned was the dentron mt until I have used this one. I bought mine from the estate of a friend who recently passed. I prefer not to have any electronic circuit boards inside a manual tuner as these are just another series of components to potentially burn out in the event high output power is run, when something isn’t tuned quite right.


Lighting could be installed above both meters, and to provide inductor counter lighting. And, like all Heath products, the manuals were absolutely the best in the business. Although I do prefer the crank knob on the Palstar roller inductor compared to plain old round knob on the Heathkit, perhaps the Heathkit could be easily modified to include a crank knob too.

It replaced my Dentron MTA about two years ago and has never let me down. It had to be epoxied back in before the project continued. Hope this helps someone and I can honestly say the same for this as I said on my sb,your not getting mine.

No battery or external power required! Pitting on a sa-2060x such as this is usually caused by the operator “adjusting” the roller with high power applied.

The Palstar CV is more expensive than all my other tuners, but yet it lacks a dual meter display as seen on the Heathkit. Always adjust a manual tuner at low power, especially on the higher frequencies.

Here the roller has been reversed with nice clean end of the coil to the left. But after using the round Heathkit knob, I find it actually provides for a very smooth precision feel and operation similar to a VFO knob.

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Therefore, the lack of any electronic circuit boards inside makes the Heathkit more bullet proof in my estimation. I think sa2-060a will enjoy the process. This ameritron band switch ring is ideal for the hathkit.

WHen properly adjusted, then it will handle a KW no problem! Like the this SAA also is a simple “T-match” tuner, but it has switched antenna inputs and has a self-contained “RF power detector” in the rear box. It feels so solid and built like a brick outbuilding.


If you could “read” and solder, you could build Heathkits that worked as soon as you switched them on. First off I have the sb and picked this up to ss-2060a the set,wow what a tunner. Mine is built very, very well. In a matter of 6 months, have worked many countries and all states. I wanted something robust, and functional, and when I saw one of these on eBay, I remembered fixing one of these that arced from the cap to the balun, and spit some fire at me.

Then I received an offer from the XYL of a friend that passed away. One other little problem – the old glue had given up and the disk at one end of the manuao had come out.

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I compared it to my Palstar CV tuner and in fact, s-2060a Heathkit felt a little smoother. Don’t let someone’s review complaining of a dirty roller inductor or loose parts it’s not Heathkit’s fault if, for example, the unit was sa2060a uncovered by a prior owner or screws were not properly torqued when the kit was assembled keep you from enjoying this tuner if you have a chance to. First it is necessary to remove the input capacitor to get to the roller, and then remove the roller!

Take the time to distinguish between the quality of a device versus the condition you happen to find it in.

And remember, it’s important to judge equipment by its design, the quality of components and the mamual of manufacture. I decided to give the Heathkit SA a good going over before operating it and found the build quality to be very good.