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Reviews Categories | Amateur Radio Equipment Repair | Elecraft Repair & Alignment by W3DVX Help

Reviews Summary for Elecraft Repair & Alignment by W3DVX
Elecraft Repair & Alignment by W3DVX Reviews: 96 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $60/hr. Const: contact for quote
Description: Williamsport, PA. W3DVX since 1955; Amateur Extra since 1957. Built dozens of Heathkits and many K2s. Electrical Engineer (computer h/w & s/w).In addition to building new kits, will finish kits for you if you need help. Repair of all Elecraft products. Reasonable rates. Also see reviews listed under "Small Wonder Labs Repair & Alignment by W3DVX."
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K2ZF Rating: 5/5 Jan 17, 2015 11:04 Send this review to a friend
Trustworthy  Time owned: more than 12 months
I was about to realign my K2/100 because I was never happy with the alignment. Luckily I found Alan's web site. Alan received my K2/100 on the 10th and the radio was back on my desk on the 17th of January. My radio never sounded so good. You will not make a mistake with his services. And he is nice guy to boot!
Jim Douglas K2ZF
WA6UIJ Rating: 5/5 Aug 22, 2014 20:44 Send this review to a friend
Excellent Service and Quick!!  Time owned: more than 12 months
Alan was excellent in all aspects of his service. I sent in a KX1 which had a few problems. He diagnosed the problems, called me and informed me as what was needed. The total time from sending the radio in to getting it back was 2 weeks--WOW!! His rates were fair. I would not hesitate to use him again or refer him to others. Thanks Alan
Mike Karpman, WA6UIJ
N8IW Rating: 5/5 Jul 13, 2014 17:14 Send this review to a friend
Highly recommended  Time owned: more than 12 months
Highly recommended. I sent Alan an Elecraft K2/100 I had purchased in the Dayton Hamvention flea market. Problems included power output problems and an intermittent Anderson Powerpole connection. Alan repaired all reported problems, found and repaired additional problems I wasn't aware of and also performed an alignment/tuneup. Alan kept me informed with phone calls detailing his progress. Turn around was quick and the K2/100 worked flawlessly after Alan was done with it. Excellent work by Alan at Wilcox Engineering - highly recommended.
K8AQM Rating: 5/5 Apr 5, 2014 16:59 Send this review to a friend
Great Great Service!   Time owned: more than 12 months
My second K2/100 was sent to Alan for retune and ready for an upcoming DXpedition. Alan had it back to me within two weeks. I tried it out and was disappointed as reports indicated a severe "buzz" on my signal. I called Alan and he talked me through a series of tests. Turned out the issue was at my end with a power supply issue. He could have just had me send it back (shipping and bench time costs) and there still would have been an issue when it returned! I have three K2/100 and Alan will always be their caretaker! Great guy! de K8AQM
W0RI Rating: 5/5 Mar 28, 2014 19:43 Send this review to a friend
Great work  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Alan does a great job and is very quick. He communicates very well and his fees are reasonable.
WR4Z Rating: 5/5 Jul 29, 2013 06:49 Send this review to a friend
Satisfied K2 customer  Time owned: more than 12 months
I have an Elecraft K2 that I assembled 10 years ago. It needed some repair, upgrading and alignment. I selected Alan Wilcox from the Elecraft list and contacted him. I sent him the K2 and now I have a new K2. I highly recommend Alan for his K2 expertise. He is in contact with you and informs you of what needs to be done. Thanks Alan for an excellent job.
WA3YLQ Rating: 5/5 Jul 27, 2013 14:24 Send this review to a friend
WA3YLQ  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Alan upgraded and aligned my K2 which I had inherited from a buddy's estate. Alan was pleasant to deal with and seemed most knowledgeable of Elecraft products. He also installed the ATU on my unit. I felt his charges were most reasonable, and I would not hesitate to call on his services again.
AA2LD Rating: 5/5 Jun 16, 2013 03:57 Send this review to a friend
Excellent service  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Alan serviced both my K2 and K2/100. The communication and service were excellent and he was a pleasure to deal with. Both radios were returned to me faster than expected and his prices were very reasonable. Detailed spec sheets were sent with each radio. This is a level of service that is hard to find. I would recommend him to any Ham.
KD7V Rating: 5/5 Apr 23, 2013 10:31 Send this review to a friend
Excellent Repair of my K2  Time owned: more than 12 months
Alan did an outstanding job repairing my K2.The K2 needed a new AF Gain pot as well as the recommended Elecraft mod. He has excellent communication skills and completed the repair in a very timely and professional manner.The price for the repair was very reasonable as well.I would not hesitate to use Alan again!
VY1GP Rating: 5/5 Apr 14, 2013 11:36 Send this review to a friend
K2 repair and upgrade  Time owned: more than 12 months
Alan does first class work and provides excellent service.

I bought an already-built K2 #4782 off eBay a couple of years ago. It recently started to malfunction and I emailed Alan. He responded right away and I packed my radio up and sent it to him.

He sent it back with the repairs and he installed upgrades recommended since when it was first built. It was really cleaned up too - looked like a brand new radio. I also liked the documentation and the checklists that he provided when he sent the radio back.

I am enjoying my K2 again. Thank you.

George VY1GP
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