Dishonest radio repairman

Avoid Rick Mish of Miltronix, Toledo, Ohio if you are in need of an honest repairman for your Collins. Our company sent this crook an R-390A for a rebuild and received a radio that was only partly done. The audio deck was never serviced and the two defective capacitor cans caused the power supply to burn up in little time. The two 40 uf caps were more than double their value at 114 uf. Of the 30 uf caps, two were dead an did not even register on the meter. When Mish was contacted about this he said that the radio was working fine when it left the shop and that he was not responsible.Miltronix

User's recommendation: Avoid Rick Mish.

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Full refund

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Miltronix Rick Mish Did A Shoddy Rebuild Of My Collins R-390A. Poor Workmanship, Improper Adjustments, And A Missing Spring. Toledo, Ohio

Avoid this shop if you are seeking quality radio repair and an honest repairman. In early October I hired this guy to remanufacture a Collins R-390A for $1,100. The radio arrived on Nov 15 and it came with two problems. The antenna trim was inoperable and reception below 8 megacycles was intermittent. The unit was returned for repair and after paying another $250 I got it back with the trim operative but now the radio had no reception at all when set below 8 megacycles. I sent it back one more time and after waiting almost two months it came back on Feb 25 in the same condition. He never even bothered to fix it both times I sent it back. I finally sent the receiver to a qualified Collins shop where they found the problem, a bad capacitor. Also the PTO anti backlash spring was missing, tuning gear springs were too tight, the slug rack was binding, and the alignment was off. It cost $280 to straighten out the mess and to get it operating correctly.

User's recommendation: Check online for a qualified repairman.

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#2025949 Review #2025949 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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  • Dishonest unqualified radio repairman

Poor Workmanship, Dishonesty, & Excuses

I had a bad experience with Rick Mish of Miltronix, Toledo, Ohio when I sent my Collins R-390A to him for a rebuild. The receiver was repaired incorrectly, not fixed after two returns, and had to be repaired by another shop. I had the radio delivered on Oct 9 for an $1100 rebuild and received it six weeks later with the antenna trim not working and intermittent reception below 8 megacycles. The radio was returned and after another $250 it came back with the trim fixed but now there was no reception at all below 8 mc. Once again I returned it and after waiting two months I got it back on Feb 25 in the same condition. He did nothing at all to repair it both times that I sent it back. I finally sent the set to a legitimate repair shop where they found the problem, a bad capacitor. Along with that, the PTO anti backlash spring was missing, the alignment was incorrect, tuning gear springs were too tight, the slug racks were binding, and excessive lubricant on the antenna trim gears was affecting the audio. It cost $280 to straighten out the mess and get it to operate correctly. Dean
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Bad quality

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