I will work on radios 1940 – 1980 with primary focus on Amateur Radio products. I do not touch Antiques of any kind, and am very selective of type of service for other radios. I see alot of junk, but turn them away. My “restoration” is only for the electronics in these rigs, but I can recommend other sources of excellent (albeit expensive) front panel and cabinet restoration. I have many, many parts radios here that I can use to repair older radios (see below). Call first. For newer radios I will recommend a company that will repair them and this list is for only the BEST service centers. (I will provide opinions of others). I will always give you my very honest opinion regarding what can be done, likely future problems and whether I think I want to work on it at all.
Jim Fowler, Owner
Types/Model of Radios I enjoy working on and can get parts for are;
EF Johnson: Challenger, Ranger, Valiant, Courier, Thunderbolt
Collins: All including Military products
Hammarlund: All to include SP-600 (J and JX)
Heathkit: Most depending on condition and problem (cold solder joints when built cause real long term failures).
Military: BC-348x, BC-603, BC-663, R-309, R390A, R-288(Collins Design)
Aircraft: Some (call)
Given incoming jobs and those in progress my order acceptance ranges from 4 – 8 weeks in advance of benchtime. Average time to repair depends on parts availability and extent of labor. Labor $60 / hour (actual benchtime) depending on extent of work (more or less).
Quimby Mountain Radio
Bow, New Hampshire 03304
Hours: M-Th, 9a-4p, Closed Fridays & all Holidays