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Reviews Summary for RTO Electronics, Benton Harbor MI
Reviews: 24 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $(missing—add MSRP)
Description: Amateur Radio Repair
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K1IZ Rating: 5/5 Jul 24, 2010 19:05 Send this review to a friend
Highest quality service  Time owned: more than 12 months
I sent Ron my SB-303 and SB-401 for repair and realignment, and requested that he test them in transeive mode to make sure they worked as a pair. In no time at all, I had them back and hooked up. I made several contacts right away and asked for critical signal reports. They always came back excellent. Ron's prices are very resonable, and yes, you do sometimes have to wait a while as he works his way down the queue, but the end product that comes back makes it all worthwhile.
W4NRY Rating: 5/5 May 24, 2010 15:47 Send this review to a friend
Excellent Heathkit Refurbishment  Time owned: months
Ron did an excellent job refurbishing my HW-100 to its original condition. It works according to manual specifications and am pleased with the results. For anyone who has Heathkit equipment and wants it repaired, Ron is THE guy!!
W2PRJ Rating: 5/5 Mar 19, 2009 23:35 Send this review to a friend
nice to do business with  Time owned: more than 12 months
i july/august 08 sent my 401 transmitter and 301 receiver to rto,, the transmitter needed the null capicitor replaced and to be calibrated with the 301 receiver which had a few bad loose solder connections THE WORK WAS DONE WHEN HE SAID IT WOULD BE DONE!!ON TIME!! HE WAS HONEST/FAIR ABOUT HIS CHARGES FOR PARTS THE TRANSMITTER GETS OUT BETTER THAN NEW!!BETTER THAF FACTORY SPECS,, THE RECEIVE SOUNDS GREAT and i have purchased parts for my sb 200 amp since then always pleasure to do business with i can call just to ask advise on a heathkit I GIVE RON A 5 RATING BECAUSE HES A GOOD/HONEST PERSON TO DO BUSINESS WITH NEVER A PROBLEM GREAT PEOPLE AAAAA+++++
KC7MF Rating: 5/5 Sep 22, 2008 00:28 Send this review to a friend
Absolutely the Best  Time owned: more than 12 months
I sent my dads HW-101 in. It had not been used in a decade and would not work. As a tribute to him I wanted to use it now and again. Ron put it in tip-top shape and now it is working beautifully. He went the extra mile. The radio is clean and up to date. I had forgotten just how nice these old tube rigs sound. His price was more than fair and he did the work ahead of schedule even though he moved during the process. If you have a Heathkit that you want to be better than new send it to Ron. And oh by the way. He is a very nice person and a pleasure to speak with.
RLHUSNDC Rating: 5/5 May 5, 2008 21:35 Send this review to a friend
The King of Heathkit  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
Got the nostalgia bug and bought a SB 303 on eBay to start back to possibly Ham Radio as I am retiring. I sent it to Ron to have it looked over. Price was as quoted. The radio works VERY well. If you want your Heathkit product to work the way it was originally intended this is the guy you want.
K8ZPO Rating: 5/5 Nov 24, 2007 19:46 Send this review to a friend
Great service  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
I took my SB-200 to Ron and he fixed it and really made it look nice. Took the extra time to really clean it up. I live near by and got to spend a little time and he was willing to answer
all my questions about my amp. Cost was just as quoted.
Joel K8ZPO
K5FNG Rating: 5/5 Jun 8, 2007 17:33 Send this review to a friend
Great Job  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
Sent Ron my SB-101 transceiver that was not much more than a glorified night light. The tubes and lamps powered up but that was it. A few weeks later I got an excellent working radio returned to me that performs flawlessly. Ron replaced several reisistors, caps, the mode switch, and the LMO (yikes). He also performed several upgrades. Now she works great and I am very pleased. A lot of work for an ole Heath, but I had one of these back in 1974 and I wanted another one. Good clean ones are hard to find. Overall satisfaction with Ron's work is a 5+. Great.
W3MR Rating: 5/5 Mar 1, 2007 06:49 Send this review to a friend
Good job  Time owned: more than 12 months
I sent a SB-200 for repair to Ron and he had it back in working order when he said he would.
N3MVF Rating: 5/5 Feb 27, 2007 13:55 Send this review to a friend
Excellent Repair and sale  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
First, I sent an HW-101 to Ron to be repaired. It was done way ahead of schedule and worked fantastic when I received it.
Second, I bought a used SB-200 from him a few weeks later and again, the amplifier is top working order. Works great with the HW-101.
When I get some time, I want to put an SB 101 in the mail to get it aligned from Ron. Highly recommended.
K4WQ Rating: 5/5 Dec 6, 2003 00:12 Send this review to a friend
Great Repair Job  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I sent Ron an SB-101 I got from an eBay auction. I really wasn't in a hurry for it but it did take close to 2 months to get it back. However, Ron did a great job. Included with the well-packed rig, Ron included a detailed description of the work performed and the parts required. Several of the parts were labeled "update". So, I felt that Ron did a good job replacing old, obsolete parts with recent ones. The rig worked perfectly when I received it. Recommend highly for any Heath SB, HW series amateur radio gear that may need a good overhaul.
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