Above is the AC-1 replica kit formerly in development by the Houston QRP Club (mosQRPitos) -- the HAMECO AC-1H.

A photo of the HAMECO AC-1H prototype being tested in January 2005:


Minor "improvements" such as SO-239 coax connector, 1/4" key jack, ground post, and inline fuse are discreetly located out of sight on rear panel and remain true to the spirit of the AC-1. This was the closest you could get to experiencing how it was to build this legendary Ameco kit.

After many months of prototyping, testing and discussion, etc. the club decided, unfortunately, to stop work on the kit project.