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Heathkit Zenith Z100 Computer Series
Christmas 1982 Catalog

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Heathkit 1982 Christmas Catalog Table of Contents - RF Cafe

Heathkit 1982 Christmas Catalog Table of Contents 

Page 8: SS-9000 Deluxe Synthesized HF Transceiver

Page 32: Electronics Training Courses - DC, AC, Semiconductors

Page 51: Test Equipment - VOM's

Page 66: Heath/Zenith Z−100 Series Computer

Page 93: System 3, 19" Color Television Kit

Page 95: Satellite Earth Station

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Heathkit Christmas 1982 Catalog

Heath/Zenith Z-100 Series Computer

Introducing Heath/Zenith's newest, most powerful computer - The Z-100 Series

As low as $3999.00 for low-profile model with Color Video RAM

This complete 16-bit/8-bit desktop computer includes two sophisticated microprocessors, super-high memory capacity, industry-standard S-100 expansion bus, two 320 KB disk drives, easy-touch keyboard and low-maintenance design - all in a durable earthtone-color cabinet! Look at everything the Z-100 Series offers:

• Runs both 16-bit software and 8-bit software, at very fast speeds

• Expanded memory capacity - up to an incredible 768K bytes of RAM!

• 80th serial and parallel I/O ports for telecommunications extendability

• Color, monochrome video capabilities

• Add optional 8" floppy disk drives - or an internal Winchester disk drive (to be available in early 1983)

• Two soft-sectored 5.25" floppy disk drives, each with 320 KB capacity, built-in

• High-efficiency power supply saves energy, helps computer run cooler for added life

Offers outstanding performance for everyone: Those with little or no computer experience will appreciate the Z-100's ease of operation and the time-saving, money-saving advantages it provides. Those with programming experience and the need to use more advanced languages will enjoy our newest, most capable computer's power and versatility.

Dual microprocessors to run more advanced software: To run today's higher-speed, higher-performance 16-bit software programs, you need a Z-100 Series Computer. Its advanced 8088 microprocessor makes a significant difference by processing information in great detail with astonishing speed.

Most existing programs won't become obsolete, either, because the Z-100 also handles 8-bit software programs with an 8085 microprocessor - including many current Heath/Zenith software programs.

Many software programs now available from Heath/Zenith: You can obtain both 16-bit and 8-bit software programs to run on your Z-100 Series Computer. The 16-bit programs, including the Z-DOS Operating System, Z-BASIC Color Language and Microsoft Multiplan Electronic Spreadsheet, are shown on page 67. Software for the Z-100's 8-bit side is described on pages 67 and 74-77.

Has 128K bytes of Random Access Memory to handle larger software programs: With the Z-100 Series Computers, you get real power to answer those bigger, more comprehensive questions. Its standard 128K RAM complement is expandable to over three-fourths of a megabyte (768K bytes) - compared to a 64K RAM standard for many desktop computers.

Supports video graphics for beautiful presentations: The Z -100 gives you everything needed to support the high-impact graphics capability that many business presentations demand. On the Z-100's 640 x 225 pixel video screen you can create extensive charts, graphs and symbols for reports and other documents.

Designed to grow as your computing needs grow: There are card slots available internally in the Z-100, allowing the system to support memory expansion and additional peripheral devices as your needs change. This allows your investment to grow, decreases the chance of obsolesence and increases future upgradability of the system.

Three input/ output ports for total communications flexibility: The Z -100 lets you access a world of information. Two RS-232C Serial ports and one parallel interface port provide almost limitless communications capabilities. You can plug in dot matrix and letter-quality printers; using a modem and a telephone, you can communicate with other computers, word processors, bulletin boards, data banks, industry standard printers and a host of other data communications devices.

Dual high capacity disk drives: Two 5.25" floppy disk drives, each with 320K bytes of data storage capacity, eliminate the need for an external disk drive. You get faster access speed and real portability.

Add most any optional 6-inch floppy disk drive: The Z-100 Series Computers' standard disk controller can also address 8" floppy disk drives using soft-sectored disks in the IBM 3740 format.

Optional Winchester disk drive (available early 1983) provides built-in big job capacity: Replacing one of the Z-100's 5.25" floppy disk drives, the optional Winchester drive provides the multi-megabyte data storage capacity needed for large accounting, inventory or technical jobs that used to require an expensive minicomputer system.

High-efficiency power supply saves energy: With cooler and quieter operation, lower power usage makes the Z-100 more expandable, because more capability can be added within the same compact cabinet.

The quality goes in before the name goes on: Designed and built with the same quality that distinguishes all Heath/Zenith products, the Z-100 will give years of time-saving, money-saving service to your business.

All-In-One Z-100 Series Computer: Features 16-bit (8088) and 8-bit (8085) microprocessors to run both new 16-bit and most existing 8-bit Heath/Zenith software programs, a five-slot IEEE-696 (S-100) expansion chassis (disk controller occupies one slot), two built-in soft-sectored 5.25- inch disk drives for 640K on-line bytes of data storage, built-in high-resolution 12" diagonal monochrome video display, monochrome graphics with 144,000 dots, and professional keyboard - in a single housing!

Add Z-219-1 Color Video RAM (page 67) and ZVM-134 High-Resolution Color Monitor (p. 72) for color graphics capability. 120/240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 400 Watts. 13.5" H x 19.5" W x 19.5" D (34.29 x 49.53 x 49.53 cm). Net Wt., 50 lbs.

ZF-120-22, Assembled and tested, Shpg. wt. 68 lbs. 4099.00

 Credit Card Orders Call TOLL-FREE: 800-253-0570

System 3 Video Realism in a 19" Color Television Kit - Mag Tag: Space Shuttle on TV

By popular demand - System 3 video realism in a 19" dia. Color Television kit $499.99

• The true quality difference in TV-System 3 engineering yields sharper, more detailed color imagery and a new standard in viewer convenience

• Astonishing picture fidelity heightens television appreciation

Improve TV? Yes. Expand the sense of reality you experience and enjoy it more. This space-saving tabletop model unites 19" size and spectacular new System 3 technology in a meticulous kit design you'll take great pleasure in building. And watching! It's the perfect TV to dramatize any room where color lovers gather to watch the world of video unfold in rainbow shades of realism.

Inside the GR-1901, you'll find circuit developments that offer enviable advantages over other color TVs. First, the Triple-Plus Chassis. Cool-running and 100% modular in design, it consists of a clean, uncluttered arrangement of modules with a minimum of interconnections. Every "complete system" module is 100% pre-tested and aligned for outstanding reliability.

Our Tri-Focus Picture Tube attracts the eye with exceptional sharpness and detail. It uses an ultra-high-resolution EFL Electron Gun with three extended focusing actions to concentrate the beam and produce a smaller spot than is possible in one-gun sets. This precise horizontal alignment brings you an increased image crispness, better highlight definition and crystalline resolution, with proper levels of color purity, tint and contrast.

AA new, advanced Color Sentry corrects the picture 30 times a second. Eight essential picture and color sub-systems work together to deliver critically sharp and vivid color reproduction every time .... automatically!

Computer Space Command 3000 gives you full-featured control from anywhere in the room.

Time Control Programmer turns set on and off automatically, once within a 24-hour period.

Modular chassis design allows economical self-serviceability

For extra depth and presence, the amazing detail-adding PRP (Peak Resolution Picture) Circuit achieves maximum optical resolution by reproducing all 330 lines of detail being transmitted. The result: on every broadcast, the pictures come alive as never before.

GR-1901 gives you 112 UHFIVHF/CATV channel capability without an external converter (except for scrambled programs). Connect cable directly to the set, and you're in touch with 42 easily-selected cable channels. /p>

No fine tuning needed - ever! A computer selector instantly locks on each exact frequency to keep the picture sharp and clear.

TThe infra-red remote unit provides direct access or channel scanning, volume up/down, muted sound, recall of on-screen channel/time display, check or activation of the pre-set Time Control Programmer and power on/off control.

The beautifully finished pedestal cabinet measures 17 5/8" H x 26 5/8" W x 17 7/8" D and comes with detachable, telescoping dipole and clip-on bow-tie antennas. Provisions for external UHFNHF and matched CATV/MATV hookup are provided with switchable Normal/Special AFC.

To match the performance of what you hear to the clearly superior picture you see, a 1.5 watt amplifier and an acoustically-optimized 5" speaker send richly-toned sound into every corner. For truly room-filling response, an Audio Output jack allows auxiliary connection to your hi-fidelity system. Includes earphone with 15' cord for disturbance-free listening. Heath provides the quality difference - in features, in value, in performance!

Put a GR-1901 together. Savor the hours of leisure achievement. Turn it on. Behold the overwhelming clarity and real-as-life image it shows off. Touch the remote control. Then settle back for improved visual entertainment... 

Kit GR-1901, Shpg. wt. 107 lbs. 499.95

GRA-1901-1, Mobile TV Cart has full top and bottom shelves,  solid wood rails for strength and safety. Finished in rich Walnut tone overall. Casters provide easy mobility. 17 1/2" H x 27" W x 13 5/8" D, Shpg. wt. 10 lbs 24.95

Heathkit Satellite Earth Station

Reach for the stars - at big savings - with the Heathkit Satellite Earth Station

The complete Heathkit SRS-S100 Earth Station comes with our trademark of quality and reliability. Comparable in quality to professionally-installed earth station systems costing up to $15,000, the SRS-S100 Earth Station System costs less than a third of that much

Here's what sets our earth station apart from the rest:

• Put a wide variety of TV entertainment at your fingertips! Many channels - most free of cuts, censorship and interruptions - are available on geosynchronous satellites. This includes movies, sports, news, specials, nightclub acts, concerts, plays and more!

• A specially-prepared Site Survey Kit helps you determine the correct location tor a satellite antenna; easy-to-follow assembly manuals and technical assistance make our earth station easy to install

• Integrated Low-Noise Amplifier/Down-Converter, Three-Meter Satellite Antenna and receiver electronics are made by Scientific-Atlanta, one of the foremost manufacturers of satellite communications equipment

• Satellite Receiver features drift-free reception, special Zenith Space Command Remote Control (a satellite TV first) and built-in LNA/Down-Converter security circuit (alarm not included)

Based on a design used by commercial systems: The SRS-8100 Earth Station gives you uncommon performance and convenience in its price range. You get:

The SRA-S100-1 Three-Meter Satellite Antenna. by Scientific-Atlanta: Made by one of the most experienced names in satellite communications, this precision-contoured dish antenna provides the gain needed for a sharp, clear picture. This heavy-duty, adjustable-mount antenna will give long, reliable performance. A rotatable feed assembly automatically rotates to the proper polarization for each channel - receive up to 24 channels from one satellite, with one feed.

The SRA-S100-6 Earth Foundation Kit: This enables you to anchor the 3-meter antenna in the ground, firmly enough to withstand 100 mph winds.

The SRA-S100-2 Integrated Low-Noise Amplifier (LNA/Down-Converter) by Scientific-Atlanta: This device amplifies satellite signals and minimizes noise for a strong, clear picture. The signal is converted from 4 GHz down to the 500 MHz band - so it can be delivered to the satellite receiver via standard, inexpensive coaxial cable.

The Heathkit SRA-S100-3 Satellite Receiver Kit: This attractively-styled device has 24-channel electronic tuning for drift-free reception, a built-in memory, the ability to turn itself on for viewing or recording at times you select, and a built-in security circuit which allows connection of an alarm (not included) to alert you to any attempt to remove the LNA/Down-Converter.

The Site Survey Kit will help you determine if your site is acceptable for installation of a Heathkit Earth Station. Or if you would like a brochure with more information, call 800-253-0570 TOLL-FREE -- or write to Heath Company.

Alaska, Hawaii and Michigan Residents: Call 616-982-3411

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Save on these complete Heathkit Earth Station Systems:

SAVE $3495! SR5-S100, 120° Earth Station for most U.S. areas (has SRA-8100-2 120 LNA/Down-Converter), 866 lbs., Mtr. Frt. Was $6995.00, NOW 3500.00

SAVE $4145! SRS-S200, 90° Earth Station for fringe reception areas (has SRA-8100-4 LNA/Down-Converter), 866 lbs., Mtr. Frt. Was $7995.00, NOW ONLY 3850.00

SAVE $695! SRA-8100-5, Extender Panels for improved reception in fringe areas, 188 lbs., Mtr. Frt. Was $795.00, NOW ONLY 100.00

The first step: the SRA-8100-10 Site Survey Kit

Helps determine whether an earth station can be installed at your site: Has computerized look angle printout for your address, compass, inclinometer and a manual explaining satellite TV and how to order our Earth Station. Available at Heathkit Electronic Centers; deduct cost of kit when you purchase a Heathkit Earth Station. Be sure to bring the address, city, state and Zip Code of your site when you come in.

KitSRA-8100-10. Shpg. wt. 3 lbs 14.95

* Federal Communications Commission equipment authorization relating to the sale of the Heathkit Earth Station requires the following disclosure: "Use of this device may violate Section 605 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, through the unauthorized interception and divulgence of radio communications; or, the use of radio communications for one's own benefit when there is no entitlement to its receipt." Viewing of some satellite TV channels may require the customer to obtain permission from, or make payments to the programming company. Some programmers may not grant permission. Some local, slate and foreign laws may now or in the future, limit the use of this device. The customer is responsible for compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.



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