April 10, 2015 AT 10:46 pm

BREAKING NEWS: Data Professionals acquired by Heathkit? @heathkit

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Data Professionals acquired by Heathkit (and new homepage).

Data Professionals has been serving the Heathkit and DIY community since 1988. We are pleased to announce that we have just been acquired by Heath Company because of our passion for supporting this vintage marketplace.

We will continue to create new kits, modifications, repair parts, and legacy manual sales. In addition, we are now in a position to help influence new kits that will be offered by the Heath Company in the coming months.

..Data Professionals of Pleasanton California has been acquired by Heath Company and will focus on supporting vintage kits by providing parts, modification, and even ‘Certified Pre-Owned’ Heathkits for sale. Please watch our site for future developments.

…Our design and manufacturing facility is located near the Pacific Ocean in Santa Cruz, California. We plan to have a customer-friendly retail location you can visit soon.

What does this mean? We do not know, the eBay sales from DataPro now seem “official” and the manuals on Data Professionals may also be be official too. It’s still unclear to us who “owns” Heathkit, see the previous post(s) here. And check out all the Heathkit posts.

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  1. Tom Cleaveland

    There is no reason to care one bit about this supposedly revived version of Heathkit until they produce actual product. The customer survey came out in spring of 2013, and since then there’s been nothing but hot air.

  2. Edward Crutchley

    I could care less about Heathkit, after all the ducking and dodging I’m not sure why anyone would. I also agree that Ham radio is dying. It was shocking how many ham enthusiast got bad attitudes just because you pointed it out, to someone else! What happened to civil debates, it’s like people never heard of constructive criticism! I’m pretty sure more 20-30 year olds know of Adafruit, then Heathkit anyways. Keep up the good work!

    A happy customer!

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