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The following is a testimonial concerning Bob Lovell, W4BBN and his amateur radio repair work.  I first met Bob through a mutual friend, WA4WIA.  I was having problems with my Hallicrafters SX-88.  Those of you who are familiar with the SX-88 know that this valuable and rare receiver is not to be trusted to just anyone. 
Bob repaired the radio promptly and in my opinion very reasonably.  Recently I took some more equipment to Bob for repair.  Some was mine and another receiver belonged to a friend.  Again, Bob completed the work promptly and at a very low cost.
I would recommend Bob for any electronic work and most especially for your amateur equipment.  Good communications, timely work and reasonable prices are what you can expect from Bob Lovell.

Andy Howard, WA4KCY
President, SAMRC
SE Director, AMI
Licensed for 56 years

REAL HAM RADIO TECHS ARE HARD TO FIND

When my Collins KWM-2A quit working early in 2017 I went looking for someone who could bring it back to life. I talked with several people who advertise on the Net and found a variation of per hourly costs ... as HIGH AS $90 per hour and as low as $20 per hour. I sent it off to one fix it shop and they had it for over a month before informing me it could not be fixed. Fedex back to me and then off to a second fellow who everyone said was really good. Expectations were not met and we shipped it back and forth 2 times and after using it for 30 minutes upon the second trip back to me it QUIT AGAIN. I called the fellow and his response was WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO DO CHANGE EVERY PART IN THE RADIO?  I calmly said no JUST WANT IT FIXED.
About ready to give up I was speaking to a local ham who said I KNOW A GUY IN ALABAMA AND HE FIXED MY KWM-2A AND ITS LIKE NEW.  I got his name, BOB LOVELL AND HIS NUMBER 205 467 0878 AND GAVE HIM A CALL. BE HAPPY TO LOOK AT IT HE SAID. HE HAPPENS TO LIVE ONLY 2 HOURS AWAY SO I MADE THE TRIP.  LONG STORY SHORT .... MY KWM-2A NOW WORKS LIKE A DREAM .... HE HAS ALSO FIXED MY NCX-lOOO THAT TOOK A VOLTAGE SPIKE AND NOW HE IS WORKING ON MY JOHNSON RANGER 2.
AFTER 59 YEARS AS A HAM I CAN TELL YOU BOB IS AN AMAZING TECH AND A GREAT GUY TO DEAL WITH. HIS RATES ARE WELL WITHIN REASON AND HIS TURN AROUND TIME IS REASONABLE. IF YOU HAVE A VINTAGE
TUBE RIG OF ANY KIND LOOK NO FURTHER THAN BOB LOVELL.  BOB HAS A STATE OF THE ART SHOP AND THE KNOWLEDGE TO REPAIR YOU RIG.

Mike Schaff, W7DTD, McDonough, GA


All the work that Bob has done for me on a variety of radios, i.e. transmitters and receivers, have been done with a very high level of perfection.  I have never had to 'bring back' a 'rig' to him for an additional problem, due to the fact that he has been able to diagnose issues, and repair/replace parts, etc., with perfection.  Bob's prices are extremely reasonable, and " turn around time" is amazingly quick! In addition, Bob communicates with me (via phone or email) regarding the issues, with the particular piece of equipment, and what all is involved in making it work correctly.  This is one example of his extreme honesty, in that if a piece of equipment is not worth the money involved to bring it 'up to operational condition', he is very up front, and honest regarding that particular item.   I am so glad I "discovered" someone with Bob's ability and experience and I have his phone # on "Speed Dial"...As a "Collector", I find it very beneficial to have someone who can check any equipment that I obtain prior to my using it.  Thank you on behalf of all HAM'S. 

Larry A. Vines, WA4WIA (Oneonta, AL)
 


I am writing to say that the Kenwood TL-922A is working perfectly since  your repair service. I am confident that it will serve me for several more   years.  It was a pleasure meeting you and working with you.
Thank you again for the excellent, professional repair service you provide.
I wish the best to you and success for you business.

73,
Garth, KW4MM
Old Hickory, TN
 

 
EXPERT IN THE FIRST;

I SENT MY HAMMARLUND HX 50 TO BOB LOVELL W4BBN TO GET IT WORKING AGAIN.
BOB DOES SUPERIOR WORK. HE WAS VERY THROUGH IN WHAT HE DID AND KEPT IN CONTACT WITH ME DURING THE REPAIR AND COST PROCESS.
BOB LOVELL W4BBN REPAIRED MY HX 50 AND I ALSO SENT MY HQ 170 A.  I WAS VERY PLEASED WITH THE REPAIR AND COST. BOB IS GREAT GUY TO DEAL WITH AND I WOULD NOT HESITATE AT ALL TO GO BACK TO HIM AGAIN IF EVER I NEED TO.
IF YOU NEED HAM RADIO REPAIR;
GIVE BOB LOVELL W4BBN A CALL.

73`S
JAMES (JIM) ADERHOLT / KI4DH
 


I have known Bob Lovell "W4BBN" for more than a year. Bob has a well organized and clean shop. He stocks a number of repair parts and tubes.  He has repaired 2 Yaesu FT 101s, 1 Kenwood TS-530s and a basket case Drake TR4C. Each of repairs were flawless when completed and the transceivers are playing great! I highly recommend Bob for your repairs.
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Ed Johnson N4JTP
Amateur Radio Since 1978
 


After purchasing an HQ-180 for a modest price on eBay, I contacted Bob via e-mail requesting assistance with the radio since it was in original used condition and less than sensitive on all bands.  Bob responded immediately with a number of questions about the set and agreed to restore it to its factory condition.  During the process, Bob and I corresponded almost daily.  His attention to detail and insight into the restoration process were excellent.  Taking approximately two weeks, the receiver was fully restored and sensitivity exceeds the original manufacturer’s specifications.  The HQ-180 now runs daily for both SWL and amateur activities. 
Bob’s attention to detail and knowledge are superb.  His workmanship is excellent and his replacement parts and hourly charges are very modest.  My next “boat-anchor” acquisition will be in Bob’s skilled hands. 

Cordially,
Robert A. Hayes (KK4LNS)
Nashville, TN 
 


I CANT SAY ENOUGH GOOD THINGS ABOUT BOBs EXCELLANCE AND HONESTY IN REPAIR OF MY COLLINS EQUIPMENT (TWO COMPLETE S LINES,1 SERIES, 3 SERIES WITH AMPS, AND KWM 2A)  HE IS FAST AND HIS PRICES ARE MODEST.  THANKS BOB FOR YOUR PROFESSIONAL SERVICE IN HAM RADIO REPAIR, AND FRIEND TO ME.  I CONSIDER YOU TO BE A REAL BLESSING AND A TRUE ASSET TO ME AND THE HOBBY. 

BEST OF 73's JERRY N4OZS

 


I am fortunate to live near Bob.  He is a gentleman and a professional.  His shop is well equipped, organized, and well stocked.  Bob has worked on my Drake R-4C receiver and my L-4B amplifier.  The repairs are always timely and the cost is most reasonable.  I will continue to have Bob maintain my fleet of Drake radios. 

Thanks Bob...  Bill, N4GUV
 

 
 
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