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Builders for Hire
October 7, 2015
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.)
Will build for disabled & older hams
|Brazil:||Hilton Uchoa ||PY1BVGfirstname.lastname@example.org|
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.
|Michael Beaveridge||VE7YXX, VE7AQSemail@example.com
See also: http://www.qso.ca/tabaliah/
Will build for free.
|Dominican Republic:||Ez Prado||HI3EPRfirstname.lastname@example.org
I had a lot of fun building the kits and supporting my fellas about firmware upgrading and setup of their transceivers. Will build for disabled and older hams for free and others build for a reasonable fee.
|Germany:||Walter Barteczek ||DK8KV||DK8KV@t-online.de
Many K2s and K1s built.
(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
email@example.com Hong Kong
Will build for a reasonable fee.
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||
Will build for free.
|Puerto Rico:||Rene A. Cuevas||KP4BDDfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jose Gavila||EB5AGV, EC5AAUemail@example.com
Notes: will build for reasonable fee.
Will build for disabled or old hams for free. Will build for others for a small fee.
We build as a team. Both have experience building K2s and other Elecraft options.
| ||Dominic Baines||M1KTAfirstname.lastname@example.org
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).
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.
|Alan Price||W1HYVemail@example.com||Will build for disabled & older hams for free. Has built 150+ K2s, plus K1s, KX1s etc.|
|Alan Wilcox||W3DVXfirstname.lastname@example.org||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.|
|Eddy Boyd||M5PYE (ex-G8CRN)||email@example.com||I'm a competent bulder of any of these kits and offer my services to those who are not confident at soldering or placement of SMD Components. I will charge by the hour but it will be dependant on the customers circumstances. I am retired and have personally built many OEM Kits since the 1960's.|
|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||Electrical Engineer with over 15 years experience. Will build any kit for a reasonable fee.|
|Doug Shields||W4DASfirstname.lastname@example.org||Special consideration for visually handicapped
QTH: Stuart, Florida
|Paul Evans||W4/VP9KFemail@example.com||See also:
Amateur of 32 years and has built many Heathkits. Professionally has been a Microwave design engineer.
|Jerry McCarthy||WA2DKGfirstname.lastname@example.org||Has built more than 30 Elecraft units...Certified solderer with 30 years experience in aerospace industry...Will build for free.|
|Stephen D. Cohen||NF4Xemail@example.com||In FL. K2 Field Tester. Will also do K2 calibrations for a small fee. (Ex. N3OIE)|
|Don Wilhelm||W3FPRfirstname.lastname@example.org||Will build for disabled & older hams for FREE
Will build for others for small fee. North Carolina
|Geoff Burns||N1GQVemail@example.com||Experienced builder. Ham since 1976. Will build for disabled & older hams for FREE or a small fee. Florida.|
|Ron Milione||KB2UANfirstname.lastname@example.org or||Will build for disabled & older hams for FREE
Will build for others for small fee. NY
|Tim Nudd||KF4YOOemail@example.com or||Will build for disabled & older hams for FREE
Will build for others for small fee.
|Matt Gilbert||K8KDRfirstname.lastname@example.org||Will build for disabled & older hams for FREE
Will build for others for small fee. Columbus, OH
|Brian Cieslak||K9WIS (was AE9K)||email@example.com||Will build for disabled & older hams for FREE|
|Ken Evans||W4DUfirstname.lastname@example.org||Will build for disabled & older hams|
|Barry Anderson||K3SUIemail@example.com||Will build for disabled & older hams for FREE. Frederick, Md.|
|James Roberts||KA9TIIfirstname.lastname@example.org||Fees' vary from free to disabled and elderly and up|
|Andy Meng ||N8MXemail@example.com||Has also modified his K2 for bicycle mobile.. OH|
|Barry Bridges||N4UYKfirstname.lastname@example.org||Will finish kits for small fee|
|Phil Barnes-Roberts||AD6PQemail@example.com||Reasonable charges.; Southern CA|
|Michael Wyman||W1DRY||W1dry@earthlink.net||AZ; K2 Field Tester|
|Michael S. Fisher||WT9Wfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ron A. Hensel||K9ZEemail@example.com|
|Paul Webb||K5HKXfirstname.lastname@example.org||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||W5TXRemail@example.com||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||W1UJRfirstname.lastname@example.org||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.|