Builders for Hire

December 04, 2013

Here are some hams who are willing to build K1's, K2's, K3s, KPA500s and our other kits for others. Some will charge less for those who cannot build a kit themselves due to a disability, etc. All are friendly and helpful people who really enjoy building!

It is assumed that kits built for you will be for your own personal use, not for resale, unless specifically agreed to between builder and buyer.

Note to buyers: Elecraft can't officially vouch for the skills or guarantee the work of those listed below, but most are experienced builders. Your agreement for building your K1 or K2 is with the builder and not with Elecraft. Please contact them for more information and references.

Note to builders: We suggest that you charge a reasonable fee for kit construction--this will acknowledge your effort and affirm the buyer's sincerity. Of course you can build for little or no fee if you wish, but give this gift of your time wisely. (Elecraft cannot provide assurances that a particular buyer is likely to be acting in good faith.) 

If you would like to be added to or removed from this list, if you find that an email is incorrect for any of those listed below, please email us.  (Please note that we have changed our builder's email address due to SPAM overload.)


International:

Australia: Adrian Hatherley VK3LK vk3lk@hotmail.com
Austria: Hermann Eckel OE2HEM eckel@aon.at
Will build for disabled & older hams
Brazil: Hilton Uchoa  PY1BVG py1bvg@yahoo.com.br
       
Canada: Dave Raycroft VA3RJ dave.va3rj@gmail.com Toronto, ON

Retired electronic technician. Has all the tools necessary to do a professional job. Have been a ham for 38 years, built many Heathkits and homebrew shack accessories. Ran my own business of design and manufacture of professional video products. Will build for a modest fee.

Will also build for the elderly and disabled at reduced charge or free.

  Michael Beaveridge VE7YXX, VE7AQS tabaliah@qso.ca 

See also: http://www.qso.ca/tabaliah/ 

  Cheryl Johnson VE5CJ cheryl_jsk@yahoo.com
  Wm Vanderboer VE7CJV

wescraft@lightspeed.bc.ca  

Vancouver, BC

China: Xu BD2RH bd2rh@21cn.com
Will build for free.
Germany: Walter Barteczek  DK8KV DK8KV@t-online.de

Many K2s and K1s built.

  Marcus Busch DL1EKC DL1EKC@Genion.de
Greece: Kostas Vassiliadis  SV1IT kosmvas@gmail.com   (new email address)
Experienced Builder. Retired electronic engineer and a ham for over 40 years. Will build for a nominal fee (Greece and Europe). 
Hong Kong: Johnny Siu 
VR2XMC

vr2xmc@arrl.net Hong Kong

Will build for a reasonable fee.

Japan: Harry Shibata
JL3AMK

jl3amk -at- gmail.com Japan

Will build KX1 or K1 kits for a reasonable fee. Will build for disabled and older hams at reduced charge.

Netherlands: David Reid PA3HBB / G0BZF

pa3hbb@QSL.net

Will build for free.

Puerto Rico: Rene A. Cuevas KP4BDD rcuevas1942@prtc.net
Spain: Jabi Aguirre EA2ARU ea2aru@euskalnet.net
  Jose Gavila EB5AGV,  EC5AAU eb5agv@amsat.org 

Notes: will build for reasonable fee.

  Vicenç Llario EA3ADV ea3adv@gmail.com 

Will build for disabled or old hams for free. Will build for others for a small fee.

Switzerland:

Reto Meyer

Reto Ziswiler

HB9TRT

HB9JBL

hb9trt@uska.ch  and hb9jbl@zisi.ch 

We build as a team. Both have experience building K2s and other Elecraft options.

  Tom Hoedjes HB9DOD AL0L@arrl.net
U.K.:
  Dominic Baines M1KTA dominic.baines@ntlworld.com
QRP homebrew builder willing to help those unable to build part or all of an Elecraft kit. Maybe able to finish a part build. For disabled or retired amateurs no charge for building, others will charge a small fee (you buy the kit and pay for the shipping).
Mike Waterfall G8NXD mike@corn2.freeserve.co.uk
Venezuela: Alex Rosenberg   http://repetidor.com/contacto2.html
Caracas. 25+ years experience in radiocom, build many Heathkits, projects from magazines, and my own designs. Excellent solder skills, very experienced builder, well equipped bench.

United States:

Alan Price W1HYV w1hyv@arrl.net Will build for disabled & older hams  for free. Has built 150+ K2s, plus K1s, KX1s etc. 
Alan Wilcox  W3DVX alan@wilcoxengineering.com 

http://wilcoxengineering.com/ 

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 kits, will finish kits for you if you need help.  Reasonable rates.
Greg Bateman  W9GJB  W9GJB@aol.com  Will build for small fee. Ham since 1963 built numerous kits Eico, Heathkit and KX1 and K1.  NE Indiana
Michael Trager N2ZDB
mtrager1@windstream.net 
http://www.n2zdb.com/n2zdb 
Electrical Engineer with over 15 years experience. Will build any kit for a reasonable fee.
Doug Shields W4DAS w4das@arrl.net Special consideration for visually handicapped hams.

QTH: Stuart, Florida

Paul Evans W4/VP9KF elecraft@sciencetechnologyconsultants.com  See also:

http://sciencetechnologyconsultants.com/elecraft.htm 

Amateur of 32 years and has built many Heathkits. Professionally has been a Microwave design engineer.

Jerry McCarthy WA2DKG wa2dkg@earthlink.net Has built more than 30 Elecraft units...Certified solderer with 30 years experience in aerospace industry...Will build for free.
Stephen D. Cohen NF4X steve@uscohens.com In FL. K2 Field Tester. Will also do K2 calibrations for a small fee. (Ex. N3OIE)
Don Wilhelm  W3FPR w3fpr@arrl.net Will build for disabled & older hams for FREE
Will build for others for small fee. North Carolina
Fred Maas KT5X kt5x@cnsp.com  
Geoff Burns N1GQV andrea.burns@verizon.net Experienced builder. Ham since 1976. Will build for disabled & older hams for FREE or a small fee. Florida.
Ron Milione  KB2UAN ronald.milione@ca.com  or

radiom@radiomarine.com  

Will build for disabled & older hams for FREE
Will build for others for small fee. NY
Tim Nudd KF4YOO tnudd@juno.com   or

kf4yoo@juno.com 

Will build for disabled & older hams for FREE
Will build for others for small fee.
Matt Gilbert K8KDR k8kdr@arrl.net Will build for disabled & older hams for FREE
Will build for others for small fee. Columbus, OH
Brian Cieslak  K9WIS (was AE9K) k9wis@arrl.net Will build for disabled & older hams for FREE
Ken Evans W4DU w4du@arrl.net Will build for disabled & older hams
Jim Hill W4PDZ ANjm63@aol.com Will build K1 or  KX1 kits for a modest price. (Not K2 kits)
Barry Anderson K3SUI k3sui@arrl.net Will build for disabled & older hams for FREE. Frederick, Md.
James Roberts KA9TII musicman@urx.com Fees' vary from free to disabled and elderly and up
Andy Meng  N8MX kc8kfi@yahoo.com Has also modified his K2 for bicycle mobile.. OH
Barry Bridges N4UYK barstow@shelby.net Will finish kits for small fee
Phil Barnes-Roberts AD6PQ pbarnrob@acm.org Reasonable charges.; Southern CA
Chuck Bruckelmeyer W8LCT cjb@ameritech.net  
Michael Wyman W1DRY W1dry@earthlink.net AZ; K2 Field Tester
Jerry McCollom WØMC w0mc@hotmail.com  
Skip Davis NC9O skipnc9o@yahoo.com  
Michael S. Fisher WT9W wt9w@netnitco.net  
Steve Bornstein K8IDN SABorns@aol.com  
Philip Carter WD8QWR wd8qwr@arrl.net  
Al Dawkins KØFRP alk0frp@attbi.com  
Ron A. Hensel K9ZE k9ze@aol.com  
Paul Webb K5HKX bpwebb@earthlink.net Licensed amateur for 50 years. Novice at age 13 with call KN5HKX. Will build K2s and K1s for a very reasonable fee. Will build for free for disabled unable to build for themselves. Clute, TX
Mark Lacy W5TXR mark@w5txr.net Have all of the necessary tools and test equipment (including a calibrated IFR-1500S) to do a professional job. Have been a ham for almost 25 years, built many Heathkits and Elecrafts. Will build for a modest fee. Go to www.w5txr.net and read the QST July 2011 Page 32
Bruce J. Howes W1UJR w1ujr@arrl.net Website: www.w1ujr.net. Extensive electronics restoration and repair background. Fully equipped service lab and bench. Will build for older or disabled hams for free, others for a small fee.