Heathkit IM-17 Multimeter
Heathkit ET−3100 Design Experimenter
Signing up for the U.S. Air Force's delayed enlistment program in May of 1978
gave me six months to come up to speed on basic electronics principles. Two years
had passed since graduating from high school, and I had been working as an electrician
in the interim. I had done three years of the
electrical vocational program in high school so the fundamentals of electricity
- Ohms law, Kirchhoff's law, AC & DC motors, industrial control circuits, commercial
and residential wiring, etc. - were familiar, but electronics theory - transistors,
tubes, diodes - had not been covered much. Knowing I would be attending many months
of USAF electronics technical school,
boning up on the topic
seemed prudent. Having previously built a couple Heathkits, I decided to buy their
electronics courses, along with the Heathkit ET−3100 Design Experimenter. The model
shown in this 1982 Heathkit catalog is a bit newer than mine, but is essentially
the same. The Electronics Courses came with bags of components to be used with instructional
material. I still have most of those parts. In fact, I used one of the neon lamps
from it to replace a burnt out one in my old
General Electric Model
7-4305C roll-down number clock radio.
Heathkit Christmas 1982 Catalog
Completely updated DC Electronics Course - your entrance to the world of electronics
• An excellent starting point for the person just beginning to learn electronics •
Course updated: new audio-visual accessory available
•Develop a detailed knowledge of electronics rapidly
Ready to learn electronics? The Heathkit/Zenith DC Electronics Course is the
place to start. In addition to a concise and complete knowledge of basic electronics,
you'll develop a foundation for expanding your knowledge with other courses available.
It covers current, voltage, resistance, magnetism, Ohm's Law, electrical measurements,
inductance and capacitance. The course has been completely updated to ensure that
you learn the most up-to-date information available.
Learning is easy the Heathkit/Zenith way! This professionally-designed course
leads you step-by-step to a complete understanding of DC electronics. This self-instructional
text allows you to learn at your own pace, in the comfort of your home. The optional
audio-visual presentation adds a new dimension to this learning format. Hands-on
experiments increase your knowledge by putting your newly-gained information to
work immediately on 20 practical exercises. A mathematics review is included.
Test yourself as you learn: Reviews are spaced throughout the text to give you
a chance to check your progress. You can earn valuable Continuing Education Units
(CEUs), a national method of recognizing your participation in non-credit educational
courses. With a passing grade of 70% or better on the optional final examination,
you'll receive 2.0 CEUs. Heathkit/Zenith Educational Systems will also award you
a Certificate of Achievement - further proof of your knowledge.
The DC Electronics Course includes: Your comprehensive text in a durable vinyl
binder and all electronic components needed for the valuable hands-on experiments.
To complete the experiments, you need the ET-3100B Experimenter/Trainer (below)
and a VOM like the IM-5217 (p. 51). The optional Audio-Visual Accessory enhances
your understanding of DC Electronics, and expands on material presented in the course.
EE-3101A, Shpg. wt. 6 lbs. 49.95
Save $10! EES-3101B, includes EE-3101A and ET-3100B Kit Trainer,
Shpg. wt. 13 lbs. 124.90
EEA-3101A, Audio-Visual Accessory (two tapes and illustration book enhance DC
Electronics Course), Shpg. wt. 1 lb 19.95
EE-3101S, Spanish-Language DC Electronics Course (less EB-6101-30 Parts for experiments,
see page 43), Shpg. wt. 7 lbs. 54.95
Experimenter/Trainer Adds to Your Knowledge
Used for seven Heathkit/Zenith electronics courses
Improved dual-variable power supplies
Solderless bread-boarding sockets simplify circuit construction
Two-range variable sine and square wave signal generator
1K and 100K linear potentiometers
• Develop practical electronics experience as you learn with the Heathkit/
Kit Zenith Electronics Courses
• After you've completed your training, use the ET-3100B for breadboarding
your own circuits
The ET-3100B Experimenter/Trainer is easy to use and provides you with the practical
experience that really helps drive home important points. Designed for use with
the Heathkit/Zenith DC, AC, Semiconductor, Electronic Circuits, Electronic Communications,
Electronics for Hobbyists and Test Instruments Courses.
You can save money by ordering your ET-3100B Experimenter/Trainer in kit form,
or by buying it along with a Heathkit/Zenith Electronics Course.
Kit ET-3100B, Heathkit/Zenith Electronic Experimenter/Trainer, Shpg. wt. 6 lbs
ETW.3100B, Assembled Trainer, Shpg. wt. 6lbs. 149.95
MONEY BACK GUARANTEE: All self-instruction courses carry a complete money-back
guarantee. If you are dissatisfied, return all course materials (except the trainer)
and your receipt for a full refund.
Sixteen topic outlines make this dictionary more than just a book of definitions.
It's actually a low-cost electronics "short-course." This 832-page Learning Dictionary
should be a part of your professional reference library.
EB-1010, Shpg. wt. 3 lbs. 14.95
Buy several courses for Big Savings! Includes five course; DC Electronics, AC
Electronics, Semiconductor Devices, Electronic Circuits and Electronic Test Equipment
- along with the ET-3100B Experimenter/Trainer Kit. If purchased separately, $374.70.
Save $50! EES-3115B, Shpg. wt. 56 lbs. Only 324.70
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Optional Audio-Visual Accessory Package enhances learning
All components for experiments included with your course
AC Course expands your electronics education
• Advance your knowledge of electronics with a complete understanding of
• Picks up where the Heathkit/Zenith DC Electronics Course leaves off
• Completely updated to bring you the latest available information
Easy-to-understand self instruction course advances your knowledge of electronics
theory. The Heathkit/Zenith AC Electronics Course provides complete and comprehensive
coverage of all the principles of alternating current. Completely updated.
Programmed learning makes it easy: As with all the other Heathkit/Zenith self-instruction
courses, you begin with basic theory and you continue adding to your store of information
until you are ready for the next concept. You work at your own pace, then complete
reviews to measure your progress. The concepts you study will come to life as you
conduct nine experiments that turn theory into practical experience.
The Heathkit/Zenith AC Electronics Course provides you with a detailed understanding
of alternating current. Your text covers such topics as; Alternating Current, what
is it and where is it used? Generating AC, AC values and waveforms, AC measurements
- meters, oscilloscopes, resistance and calculations. Capacitive circuits including
a review of capacitors and capacitance, capacitors in AC circuits, RC circuits and
a complete discussion of the various applications of capacitive circuits. You'll
continue on to Inductive Circuits. The text discusses inductors and inductance,
the use of inductors in AC circuits along with a section on RL circuits. A detailed
section of the AC Electronics Course is devoted to tuned circuits - the RLC circuit,
resonance, series resonance, Q and bandwidth in series, parallel resonance and LC
filters. You'll complete your study of AC Electronics with a look at transformers,
including transformer ratios, losses and applications.
In short, you'll vastly expand your knowledge of electronics in a fairly short
time. With Heathkit/Zenith courses, you work at your own speed in the comfort of
Earn Continuing Education Units: pass the optional final exam to receive 1.5
CEUs, a. nationally-recognized method of acknowledging adult continuing education.
It is suggested that you complete DC Electronics Course EE-3101A, or have equivalent
knowledge, before beginning this course. The optional Audio-Visual Accessory Package,
which includes cassettes/and printed visuals, helps speed learning. An ET-3100B
Trainer and a Volt-Ohm Meter (VOM) are suggested to complete experiments.
EE-3102A, Shpg. wt. 7 lbs. 54.95
EEA-3102A, Optional Audio-Visual Accessory Package, Shpg. wt. 1 lb 19.95
Save $10 EES-3102B, EE-3102A and ET-3100b Kit Trainer, Shpg.wt. 13 lbs. 129.90
Spanish Language AC Electronics Course, Less EB-6102-30 Parts for experiments,
see page 43.
EE-3102-S, Shpg. wt. 7lbs 59.95
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Semiconductor Devices Course - The Third Step
Text leads from concept to concept
Semiconductor Devices Course - the third step
Course includes electronic components for experiments
• Up-to-date, recent information from the fast-moving world of solid-state
• More hands-on experiments for practical experience
• Continues your electronics studies with complete coverage of solid-state-devices
The Heathkit/Zenith Semiconductor Devices Course introduces you to the exciting
world of solid-state electronics with its coverage of transistors and integrated
circuits. These devices have revolutionized the world of electronics, making possible
the development of credit card-sized radios, calculators and other electronic appliances.
As always, you learn step-by-step, building upon fact after fact until you've
developed a complete understanding of a concept or theory. Regular reviews reinforce
your education and point out your strong areas - and those that need more work.
A total of eleven experiments add to your understanding of these important concepts,
Proven self-instruction design: This effective Heathkit/Zenith course uses an
integrated teaching approach to help assure maximum learning - and maximum retention.
Self-instruction lets you learn at your own pace, while an optional Audio-Visual
Accessory Package is available to help learning even more. Hands-on experiments,
using the optional ET-3100B Trainer, give you first-hand experience with semiconductor
Your Heathkit/Zenith Semiconductor Devices Course will provide you with in-depth
knowledge of semiconductor fundamentals including the importance of semiconductors,
semiconductor materials, germanium and silicon and conduction in doped germanium
and silicon. You will learn about semiconductor diodes and their characteristics,
construction and applications. You'll also learn in detail the characteristics and
usage of the zener diode.
A unit on diodes includes a discussion of the tunnel diode, the varactor diode
and high-frequency diodes. Other topics covered include bipolar transistor operation,
bipolar transistor characteristics, field-effect transistors, thyristors, integrated
circuits and optoelectronic devices, including LEDs.
We suggest the ET-3100B Trainer, a volt-ohm meter and, optionally an oscilloscope
to complete the experiments included in the course. It is suggested that you complete
EE-3101 DC Electronics. Course and the EE-3102 AC Electronics Course as prerequisites,
or have equivalent knowledge, before beginning this course.
Earn 3.0 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and a Certificate of Achievement from
Heathkit/Zenith Educational Systems - score 70 percent or better on the optional
EE-3103, Shpg. wt. 6 lbs .54.95
EEA-3103, Optional Audio-Visual Accessory Package, Wt. 1 lb. 12.95
Save $10 EES-3103A, EE-3103A and ET-3100B Kit Trainer, Shpg. wt. 11 lbs. 129.90
Spanish Language Semiconductor Devices Course. Translation of this course, less
EB-6103-30 Parts for experiments, see page 43. EE-3103S, Shpg. wt. 6 lbs. 59.95
Posted December 18, 2020