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PA1FJ:
Does anyone have experience with the modifications of the Heathkit HW-7.
Specially the Better ears for HW-7.

72 Fred PA1FJ

KC8AON:
I had an HW-7 once and it was the worst receiver I have ever heard.  Looked at some of the mods but looked like more trouble than it was worth so I sold it.  Have had 2 HW-8's and they are a great little rig but still not up to todays standards.  My little elcheapo MFJ 40 meter Cub will work circles around either of the Heathkit rigs !  Do yourself a favor and save the HW-7 as a collector only, and get something better to put on the air that you can enjoy !

PA1FJ:
The HW-7 is for me more a hobby project than a Transceiver where I join make QSO's, since I have better sets for such as the FT-817.

72 Fred PA1FJ

KC8AON:
It would definitely make a good hobby project !  Lots of room for improvement, but from what I've read, its basically a major rebuild to make it useable.  I'm sure if you do some google searching, you would find lots of info !  Good luck my friend.

73,
KC8AON

PA1FJ:
HW-7 modified SBL-1 Mixer, 40673 as LO buffer.
Works great better than original, and that for 25 Euro!!
Really QRP!

72 Fred PA1FJ

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