I just scored (for a very good price
) a Collins R388, which is in very good condition and actually plays quite well. But the VFO/PTO is badly in need of alignment. Those of you who are familiar with the 388 know that the VFO is hermetically sealed, and is definitely not something I would like to mess with. Besides that I am sure that there are other parts, like caps, which probably need replacing. If anyone knows of someone on the west coast that works on these radios I would appreciate hearing from you. Howard Mills, W3HM, is the reigning guru of these radios, but I don't have $1K to spend on a complete restoration at this time. BTW, $1K may seem like a lot of money, but those who have availed themselves of Howard's work say that basically he starts from the atomic level and works north. Anyway, at this time I am mostly interested in just getting the VFO aligned.