Awhile back when I assembled the Amateur Radio Kit Roundup, I listed Heathkit as a potential source, and even answered a question in the comments about their rumored return to Amateur Radio stating that I would contact someone about it. I sent an email off asking how they were doing in this regard. Unfortunately I never received an answer. Here is some sad news at the ARRL explaining why (courtesy of a mention at eHam.net this morning). I was not a ham when Heathkit was in its heyday, but knew plenty of people who were, and like most of you, I was impatiently awaiting news of their return to the hobby. Hopefully this is not a permanent end, but only a temporary setback.