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Reviews Categories | Amateur Radio Equipment Repair | COLLINS REBUILDERS - Collins S-line Repair by K2LRC Help

Reviews Summary for COLLINS REBUILDERS - Collins S-line Repair by K2LRC
COLLINS REBUILDERS  - Collins S-line Repair by K2LRC Reviews: 110 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $(missing—add MSRP)
Description: We repair and repaint Collins S-line radios with many years of experience with over 40 years as an active Ham.

Our services include complete Laboratory testing of all the gear using HP and Bird equipment. We use all original documentation and maintain a stock of parts and an excellent selection of replacement tubes. This is now a full time operation now located in Penryn CA.

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K6AN Rating: 5/5 Apr 13, 2017 11:01 Send this review to a friend
Great Repair  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
What can I say? Peter did a wonderful job of going through my 30L-1. He updated the power supply, changed old caps, bad fuses, found some weak tubes,and replaced weak 811A's. it's like a new amp. Got it on the air, and got great reports. It just loafs along now. This man does magic! I will go back to him again with my S-line radios. He always kept me in the loop. I could contact him anytime with questions. He gave me many options to save me money. He is a fountain of S-line knowledge. Try him!
W4TUK Rating: 5/5 Apr 6, 2017 13:21 Send this review to a friend
Collins KWM-2 Repair  Time owned: more than 12 months
Peter,K2LRC Provided advise that was of great assistance in my KWM-2 restoration project. Peter helped in troubleshooting and repair along with sources of repair parts. Peter is a valuable asset in keeping the Collins Radios on the air.
KE5RV Rating: 5/5 Jan 18, 2017 19:47 Send this review to a friend
Thanks again, Peter!  Time owned: more than 12 months
Once again, Peter has come through to give my old S-Line new life! He recently repaired and aligned my 75S-3 and it sounds better than ever! Very informative and helpful...I wouldn't trust my Collins equipment with anyone else!
KE5JWC Rating: 5/5 Jan 18, 2017 05:56 Send this review to a friend
32S Repair  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
Let's face it! K2LRC is a bit pricey for this old guy on fixed income .... BUT ... He is the go-to guy! He took care of my issues quickly and expertly so the choice is .... go to the graduate of the class or the guy that finished last. I am glad I went to the graduate. I will go again!
WA4WDV Rating: 5/5 Dec 31, 2016 17:56 Send this review to a friend
The Best  Time owned: more than 12 months
Thanks Peter for keeping my Collins station going during 2016. Peter not only provided me with repair and advice for my KWM-2 and 30L-1 during the year, but also got to re-wire a couple of microphones. It was comforting to know that he was always there, ready and willing to assist in whatever was necessary to keep me on the air. It shouldnít be hard to figure out that I highly recommend him for any of the above plus friendly conversation about the old days shopping on NYCís radio row if thatís what you need.
K3MKB Rating: 5/5 Jul 21, 2016 07:20 Send this review to a friend
Highly recommened  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Courteous, informative, and a great communicator detailing problems and the corrective measures needed to repair your S-Line. A positive experience dealing with him. Thanks Peter!
WS0T Rating: 5/5 Jul 15, 2016 07:20 Send this review to a friend
Peter/K2LRC will always be my Go-To for any Collins repair!  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
47 years of lust for my 1st S Line came to fruition in January. It was evident this wonderful old time gear needed some work though & after some research, despite having to ship half way across the country, it was evident Peter, K2LRC was the BEST choice.
To my dismay, the shipper TRASHED my new, beautiful, old-time gear! Peter to the rescue. He took photos & wrote brief summaries of the damage to each piece of equipment & amazingly, I was TOTALLY reimbursed by the shipper for what I had paid on initial purchase.
Peter worked his magic getting things restored. I ended up having to purchase another transmitter as the original one was totaled but the 75S3B/C receiver is incredible. Beautiful audio & wonderful sensitivity after Peter got done with it. He did the work in a very timely manner at very fair price. I certainly will not got anywhere else with any repair work involving my Collins gear. Peter, K2LRC, is Top Notch!
KD9BWP Rating: 5/5 Jul 3, 2016 11:31 Send this review to a friend
30L-1 Refurbishment  Time owned: more than 12 months
Over the last 2 years, Peter has refurbished for me two S-Lines, a RE KWM-2A, two power supplies, and most recently, a RE 30L-1. Every experience with Peter has been consistently excellent. In each instance, Peter took radios that were either not working, poorly performing, or seriously out of alignment and brought them back to original performance specs.

My most recent experience with the 30L-1 was no different. After Peter painstakingly cleaned a very dirty inside chassis, installed a new power supply board and replaced some capacitors and resistors, I'm now getting 650 watts out on 20 meters, great reports, and similar results on other bands. As always, Peter was very patient with my questions and communications back and forth were effortless and timely.

Thanks for another great repair, Peter!


KC4BW Rating: 5/5 Apr 12, 2016 19:29 Send this review to a friend
Help with 30L-1 Amplifier  Time owned: more than 12 months
I was tuning up my 30L-1 amp on 40m about a week ago and I was in the tune position tuning it on low power when something in the amp made a loud "pop." There was no smoke or any smell at all. I immediately shut down the amp and disconnected all the cables and put it over on my work bench. After taking it out of the case I removed all the covers, which activated all the interlocks, and did not see anything right off that looked burned or that had exploded. I put the covers back on and plugged the unit in and the unit showed it was drawing almost 2 amps DC plate current.
I called Peter since he is only 10 miles from me and he said to pull the tubes and make sure the plate leads are well out of the way of the chassis, and put the covers back on and turn it on and see what the amp meter read. It was still a little over 1 amp, so he told me to bring it over to his place. His eyes must be sharper than mine, and he is 8 or 9 years older than I am. He found the culprit that popped when I was tuning the amp, it was the 1 ohm meter shunt resistor in the power supply. He replaced the resistor and that took care of the problem.
Peter has treated me like a friend and with respect ever since I started dealing with him two years ago. If he treats all of his customers like he has me, then I can understand why he has a 5 out of 5 rating.
K0GUN Rating: 5/5 Apr 6, 2016 18:38 Send this review to a friend
Ultimate Professional  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
This was my first experience with K2LRC and will not be the last. He has a process that produce success. Very through and keeps you informed. Workmanship and attention to detail,very professional
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