[time-nuts] Heathkit clock available

Nick Sayer nsayer at kfu.com
Wed Aug 10 21:35:13 EDT 2016

> On Aug 10, 2016, at 4:01 PM, David <davidwhess at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 10 Aug 2016 16:55:39 -0400, you wrote:
>> On 8/10/2016 11:31 AM, Nick Sayer via time-nuts wrote:
>>> Frankly, I don’t know why they didn’t make it a GPS clock. That would truly be a worthy successor to the GC-1000. Well, I do suspect I know why
> and it’s not flattering. :)
>> As I recall ( At 70 my memory is not quite as accurate as it used to be) 
>> by the time GPS was a main stream reality Heath was well on it's way to 
>> getting out of the KIT business and was more focused on the educational 
>> market
> That is how I remember it.  The first consumer level handheld GPS
> receivers I ran across were the single channel Magellan units after
> 1989 and Heathkit was all but dead by then although they did not
> officially stop producing kits until 1992.  The Heathkit outlet store
> was not far from where I lived then and I tracked the progress of
> Heathkit by observing its condition.
> Given the cost of the GPS receivers, I can see why a GPS clock did not
> become available for some time after that when increasing integration
> allowed inexpensive GPS receivers.

What I meant by my remark was that I was surprised that the *new* Heathkit did not put out a GPS clock instead of what they did.

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