Heathkit H-8 Computer

H8

The Heathkit H-8 Computer was the first computer offered by Heath Company. It was only available in kit form. The computer required additional components such as a terminal and some type of storage system to make it useful. The H-8 supported both cassette storage and disk storage.

 Heath company offered a Cassette Operating System for the computer.

From the 1982 Heath Company Catalog:

Bus-oriented Heath H-8 Computer offers plug-in flexibility and immediate programming versatility - at a budget-pleasing price

  • 8080A CPU standard - Z-80 CPU available separately
  • Fully-buffered bus (with 7 plug-in positions) and heavy-duty power supply can handle up to 64K bytes of RAM and a full complement of input/output (I/O) devices
  • Capabilities enhanced by expanding software line

Kit H-8, 30 pounds. .................... $350.00

Z-80 CPU Card for H-8

HA-8-6, 5 pounds. .......................$199.00

Extended Configuration Option

HA-8-8, 1 pound. ..................... $39.00

64K Wired Memory Board - Comes with 32K RAM; expandable to 48K or 64K with HA-8-16 below.

WH-8-64, Assembled, 2 pounds. .... $449.00

H-8-16, 16K Byte RAM Chip Expansion Set for WH-8-64, 1 pound. ...... $55.00

WH-8-16, 16K Wired Memory Board, 2 pounds ........  $199.00

Wired H-8 to Z-47 Disk Interface, with two RS-232C Serial Interface Ports.

WH-8-47, Assembled, 2 pounds ............... $235

 

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This site is dedicated to preserving the history of the original Heathkit computers. They were initially release in 1977 and included the 8-bit H-8 and 16-bit H-11 systems. The H89 was released in 1979.