Dedicated to preserving one of the finest communications receivers ever
A Repair and Restoration Service
for
Racal Receivers Types RA17, RA17L and RA117
I offer a Repair and Restoration (or Refurbishment) service to owners of the following Racal receivers. These being, all variants of the RA17 and RA117.  The receiver in question will be restored electrically to ex-works specification. That is, with an operational performance equalling or better than when it originally left the factory. This will incur the replacement of ALL carbon resistors and ALL tubular electrolytic capacitors throughout (10nF and above). This includes the smoothing pack which will be ‘re-stuffed’. Various official performance and safety related modifications will be carried out in line with the appropriate EMERs. This will involve dismantling the receiver and as part of the service, the metal-work will be thoroughly cleaned.

A straight-forward refurbishment can usually be turned around within 28 working days. There will be a flat-rate charge (see below) for the service provided which will be dependent on the receiver model. If it is found necessary to replace components other than the above mentioned Rs & Cs, like valves, switches, panel meters, loudspeaker etc., then the cost of replacing these extra parts will be added to the flat-rate charge.

Given that these lovely receivers are heavy . . . 67lb minimum! It is felt that owners will want to deliver and collect them in person.

However, most couriers have now increased their maximum box weight to 50Kg so I can now offer a one-way transit fee of £60 which covers the courier’s charge, a triple-thickness corrugated box and an inordinate amount of bubble-wrap.

Prices … (as of Feb. 2015)
RA17, RA17MK2, RA17L and other variants ............................... £350.00
RA117 ............................................................................................... £370.00
                                                                                 

Contact me

Mail: ian@chavfreezone.me.uk

Testemonials

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Please note the new increased prices below. For an explanation for this and the reasoning behind it, please visit my For Sale pages.