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ARCI Radio Repair Referrals
(Alphabetic By Name)

ARCI often receives calls and emails looking for help repairing and restoring old radios, televisions, audio and other equipment. As part of our expanding services to members, we compiled a voluntary list of referrals for publication. Please note, ARCI offers this listing as a service to its membership. By providing these listings, ARCI does not endorse these vendors or their products. Any arrangements made with these vendors for products, work or services performed are to be made on an individual basis, and are not the responsibility of ARCI, its officers or volunteers.

Jeff Aulik
1708 Parkview Ave
Rockford, IL 61107
(815) 399-1902
Repairs of AC operated tube type radios, specializing in Atwater Kent models. Depending on schedule, some cabinet refinishing and vintage TV repairs.

Art Bilski
Art's Antique Radios
208 Green Mountain
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
(630) 739-1060
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Referral source and reference for repairs, books and parts.

David & Babylyn Cantelon
6 Ferncrest Gate
Scarborough, Ontario, Canada M1W 1C2
(416) 502-9128
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Specializes in high voltage capacitors and resistors for tube radios. Carries a complete line of electrolytic, film, silver mica, ceramic disc, safety capacitors and capacitor kits. Also carries carbon composition, metal oxide, metal film, carbon film, power resistors and resistor kits. Schematics and service data for tube radios also available.

Bob Dobush
Find A Tube
126 S. Main Street
Wellington, OH 44090
(440) 647-3908
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One of the largest tube specialists also offering schematics for television, radio, hi-fi and auto radios as well as parts, coils, flybacks and yokes for many older televisions and a limited supply of early solid-state TV modules and HV triplers.

Paul & Cheryl Drake
1414 W. Miner Street
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
(847) 392-4618
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Internet collection reference including Grundig, shortwave, plastic, catalin, and wood radios plus microphones. Sales and repairs plus referrals.

Dan Goluba
Dan Goluba
917 W Edgewood Dr.
McHenry, IL 60050
(847) 497-4871
Tube radio repairs only.

Ed Heuther
The Old Radio Shop
1039 Troost Ave.
Forest Park, IL 60130
(708) 771-2477
By Appointment Only. Electronic restoration or repair. Service of antique & vintage vacuum tube radios and hi-fi amplifiers. Schematic diagram service. No repairs of record players or record changers and no cabinet work. 55 years experience.

Brent Jessee
Brent Jessee Recording & Supply, Inc.
1566 W. Algonquin Rd. #111
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192
(847) 496-4546
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Radio, TV, audio, ham, & industrial vintage vacuum tubes. Online sales of antique vacuum tubes from antique radio globe, balloon, and "tennis ball" types, vintage European and USA audiophile tubes, ham radio and military/industrial types. Also have a limited stock of restored vintage tube testers available.

Bret Menassa
Bret's Old Radios
P.O. Box 51671
Denton, TX 76206
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Four part video series on repairing and restoring vintage radios.

Lee Petrie
Lee Petrie
405 Wheeler Ave.
Joliet , IL. 60436
(815) 744-1051
I repair tube radios and amp's, wind-up phonographs and have a large collection of used parts! I have been making these repairs for over 30 years, "Making them play again!"
PLEASE NOTE: I do not repair Grundig and other German radios or their record changers!

Bob Piecarz
Bob's Antique Radio & Electronics
111 East 29th Street
LaGrange Park, IL 60526
(708) 352-0648
Website: Email: Quality restoration supplies for vintage radios, amplifiers and juke boxes. Supplies include capacitors, electrolytics, pilot lamps, AC power cords, dial cords, Novus polishes and reproduction items.

Bill Reid
Bill Reid
114 Mississippi Ave. Box 179
Elwood, IL 60421
(815) 423-5170
Parts for antique radios including a limited selection of power transformers, chokes, NOS tubes as well as used (tested) tubes in boxes, some tube sockets, tube shields, made to order Philco Model 20, 70, 90, 111 tube shields (call for details), misc. parts including screw can caps, volume controls, etc. while supplies last.

Jerry Wieland
Antique Radio Restoration
780 Charleston Lane
Hoffman Estates, IL 60195
(847) 337-8684
Cabinetry refinishing and electrical repair.