Car Radio Services

Original Radio Repair

I repair/restore all tube-type car radios from the 1930's onward, and conversion of transistor sets. Due to the increased failure rate of germanium transistors in older transistor sets, I no longer provide electronic repairs.

The following is the work I perform as part of my basic restoration package:

Services that may be needed above a basic restoration to get your radio working:

Services that are completely optional (i.e. not needed to get the radio operating):

Repaired Radio Warranty:

I warranty my repairs for one year from the date of shipment. This includes my workmanship (installation of new parts and any repair of existing parts) and parts themselves (new or used) needed to return the radio to working condition. My warranty DOES NOT cover existing parts/components that did not require repair or replacement at the time of servicing. If a new problem develops after the time it leaves my shop, charges will apply to rectify the problem, including parts and labor, return shipping and any applicable sales tax.

Conversions & Upgrades

Audio input jack installation:

FM module add-on:

6 volt tube radio conversion to 12 volt negative ground systems:

Stereo boards:

Bluetooth adapters:

USB adapters:

Below is a picture of a 1953 Desoto radio with voltage booster/inverter, FMR-1 stereo board, BT-1 Bluetooth adapter and USB-1 adapter.

Upgrade Warranty:

Installation of Aurora products and the products themselves are warrantied for a period of one year from the date of shipment of the radio to the customer. I also warranty any parts and labor that were needed to be replaced or repaired as part of any upgrades. Failure of original components not requiring service or repair at the time of upgrade component installation (including but not limited to tuning coils/mechanisms, on-off switches, tone controls, volume controls) are not covered. If problems develop with original components, additional repair charges will apply, including parts and labor to repair or replace, return shipping, and any applicable sales tax.

Home Electronics

I also restore all tube-type antique home electronics...consoles, tombstones, cathedrals, clock radios, and televisions

Did you inherit a nice old radio from your parents or grandparents? Or found a really neat looking radio at a garage sale, antique store or flea market?

Well that fine piece of electronics history can be brought back to life!



B&W Televisions of the 1940's and 1950's

See my Restorations page for the restoration of a customer's 1957 21" RCA.

Yes, getting an old tv up and running can be expensive. But it's hard to beat the cool factor of having one up and running. Hook up a digital tv converter box and some rabbit ears, then watch your favorite black and white tv shows...The Twilight Zone, Andy of Mayberry, Route 66, The Naked City, etc. You can also hook up a VCR, DVD player and any other devices with an RF output.

  • Questions?

    If you have any questions regarding my restoration services, please do not hesitate to contact me! Also, if you have a special restoration need, let me know and maybe I'll be able to work something out.