[Boatanchors] Heathkit HG-10B VFO

Steve Mulder smulder3 at cox.net
Thu Sep 8 23:01:11 EDT 2016

Maybe this "Ugrade Dial Kit" would work:


Steve, KG7CCS
Tucson AZ

On 9/8/2016 6:59 PM, Lee wrote:
> I'm slowly acquiring more stuff to set up my original as well "always 
> wanted" Novice stations.  One of the items I'm acquiring is a Heathkit 
> HG-10B VFO.  I sure want a VFO but this particular HG-10B is close to 
> being a junker parts VFO.  The main flaw with this one is the dial 
> lens/bezel.  It's cracked and looks terrible.  I realize the 
> lens/bezel is almost unobtainium. However, is there a slim chance 
> someone on here has a lens/bezel for either a 10 or 10B I might 
> procure?  Maybe even another junker I could purchase to rob the item 
> in need.  Otherwise, I even thought maybe it would be possible to 
> accurately cut out the old clear lens from the bezel and then "tack" a 
> new plexiglass lens into the existing bezel.  Has anyone attempted 
> trying to do this? I also realize buying a nicer VFO would be, at 
> least time wise, a better option then trying to make perfume out of a 
> sows ear, but that includes common sense.  To make things worse, the 
> dial drum is also cracked.
> At any rate I'm knee deep in restoring old Novice equipment right 
> now.  Transmitters (I just rewound a power transformer for a Drake 
> 2-NT. ) Restoring an electronic TR switch, restored a couple receivers 
> including a hallicrafters S-38C like I had in 1953 as a Novice.  I 
> replaced every cap in the S-38C as well as every resistor because 
> every one of them was out of tolerance.
> So at the moment I'll look for a HG-10B lens/bezel, maybe attempt to 
> fix my old one or most likely have to look for a better candidate to 
> restore.  If I was smart, I'd just look for another nicer one.  But 
> then, I'm a dumb OB that never learns from his past mistakes.  I 
> really would be interested, though, in hearing from anyone who might 
> have attempted to replace the old lens in the built in plastic bezel.  
> I know the replacement drums are available but it sure would be nice 
> if someone made the lens/bezels today.  Just think, if someone 
> invested $1000 in the project he could most likely sell 10 of them!
> Maybe there are other dummies out there like me.  Tell me I am alright 
> and not alone!
> Lee, w0vt
> Coldspring, Texas
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