Heath Users' Group (HUG)

The Heath Users' Group was started by Heath Company to help new users understand how to use their new computers. In the late '70s and early '80s, very few people had computers.


HUG published a magazine called REMark. It was initially published quarterly, but that changed to monthly, within a few years. It started in 1978 and lasted until June of 1992.


HUG also published a newsletter name .UPDATE (for at least 2 issues). 

Software Library

HUG offered a large collection of software (mostly written by it's members) for reasonable prices.

Local Heath Users' Groups (HUG)

There were hundreds of local HUG groups that allowed new computer owners to meet with other local users to learn more about computer. These groups would have local meetings and some even published newsletters for it's members.

  • BLHUG - Blossomland Heath Users' Group (Southwest Michigan - included Heath Company's corporate headquarters)
  • RHUG Gazette - Richmond (Virginia) Heath Users' Group


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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.