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Radios that I will not work On, Or Repairs That I will not Undertake.

There are certain radios that I will not work on, and certain repairs I will not undertake. 

No  heavy amateur grade receivers such as Hammarlund or Hallicrafters. Though I have restored many of these, current recent experience leads me to say NO in the future.  The very large and heavy units are simply out of my current capability to handle for return shipment. I will take on over 30lb+ units for a substantial surcharge which I use to pay an assistant.

No complete consoles accepted whether by delivery or shipping. These are simply too awkward for me to handle. I am glad to repair the actual radios which can be pulled out of the cabinets and, along with the speaker, sent to me. The corollary to this - is I do not do grill cloth repairs on consoles - but will repair grill cloth on table tops. If you show up at my shop with a console radio, it will be refused and money returned if necessary.

No physically damaged radios. Old radios that have been physically damaged, sometimes makes repair extraordinarily difficult due to irreplaceable parts, or the extremely high cost of fabrication or trying to use current production parts in a much older radio. Often the damage is not apparent until we are well into the repair process. It does not happen often, but some radios come in where someone has whacked the radio with a sledge hammer. These are accepted for repair with no guarantee of completion.

No battery operated radios. It is difficult to repair a "farm" battery radio in such a fashion that it is guaranteed to work with the 6-12 Volt source of the owner. We use a professional 6-12 volt supply when working on these radios, which is not necessarily similar to the owners supply.

No repair failures.  We will not accept for repair any radios that have been previously worked on by the owner or another repair person where the radio is currently "dead". Trying to trace or circuit verify errors by someone is hugely time consuming and generally not appreciated by the owner. We may accept this type of radio for an additional "hack" charge.

 

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