This is a portfolio of my projects. I restore, collect, and enjoy antique radios and vintage audio gear. Please have a look around. You can also see a few electronics and audio-related projects. I also collect field recordings from wherever my road trips take me.
My work includes full electronic and cabinet restorations. I’ve restored over 200 devices over the decades, including antique radios (1920’s through the 1970’s), tube amps, stereo consoles, tuners, tape decks, etc. The goal of the electronics work is to bring the device back to working order, meet its original performance if possible, address any safety concerns, and give it a whole new life. The goal of the cabinet work is to bring back the beauty of the original and make the radio attractive and interesting to display. Refinishing attempts to re-create the colors and finishes to the extent possible. The amount of work will depend on the age and specific radio, and how important it is to be historically accurate.
I’m a retired electronics engineer with over 35 years experience in audio, RF, & related field support for Uncle Sam. My home has around 175 radios, an electronics lab, my wife’s personalized crafts studio, and 2 very helpful lab cats. We’re located in Hendersonville, NC (about 20 miles south of Asheville). If you would like to discuss a restoration, please send an email to tim(at)4mcveys.net. – Tim McVey, KR4PP