The following is a list of the high points of my career in Electronics.
1. Graduated from University of Arkansas, January 1967 and went to work for Heath Co. in
      Benton Harbor, MI, February 1967
2. Left Heath and ran own Business in Stevensville starting in 1976
3. Closed Village Electronics Centre in 1981 and returned to Heath Co.
4. Left Heath Co. in 1984 and worked for Ehrhorn Technology in Canon City, Co.
5 Left Ehrhorn Technology and became Director of Engineering for Electro Voice in 1985.
6. Left Electro Voice due to High Level Head injury in 1988 and RETIRED.
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I started work for Heath Co. In February of 1967 after Graduating from the University of Arkansas with
a B.S.E.E. degree. My first title was Design Engineer Jr. and I was assigned to the General Products group.
Below are some of the kits that I designed from February, 1967 till the end of December 1975.
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My First Kit was the JK-37 solid state Guitar Amplifier.  My  tutor was Larry Grover.  He was developing a 
Guitar Amplifier at the time.  Under his tutorship I designed the JK-37. A low power transistorized,  Guitar
Amplifier.













.The JK-37 was designed shortly after arriving at Heath Co.  My first bench was in the
General products group.  The JK was a fitting first project since my first title was Design Engineer Jr
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After a few months, I was transferred to the Audio Group and worked for Carl Heald. Company wide, I
became known as AUDIO HARRIS because I always answered my phone,  AUDIO, HARRIS!  As well as
finishing the work on the JK-37, I designed the AA-18 monaural Audio Amplifier.

   



                                 

  

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After completing my first two kits, it was felt that I was ready for the big times.

Our biggest and best Receiver was the AR15.   My task was to replace it with a bigger and better one.

It was to be the AR-1500.






















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When the AR-1500 was completed, it was felt that we should have a matching
Audio Oscilloscope to compliment it.

The  AD1013 was to be the first and last Audio Scope in the Heath line.













  The AD-1013 was designed to match the AR-1500.
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SECOND TIME AT HEATH
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I transferred to the Ham Group in 1975 and and began the
design of what was to be Heaths first Solid State HF Transceiver.

That project was never to be finished because
I left Heath at the  end of 1975 to operate my own business,
    The AR-19 was developed as part of a two receiver project to fill in the gap between the AR-1500 and the AR-1214.
    Its bigger brother the AR-29 shared some of the circuitry and styling.