Bob Hardie W5UQ &
Elva Hardie KG5HIE
Bob Hardie, W5UQ, has been the owner of Expert Linears America, LLC and has been the distributor for SPE Expert Linears in the Americas since December 2014. Bob has been the only factory trained and authorized repair person in the western hemisphere.
Bob's experiences in ham radio includes over almost 70 years of operating and repairing all types of ham radio equipment. Many of you have visited his flea market tables at hamfests in Florida , Texas and Louisiana as well as Dayton. Bob has been on several DXpeditions, like Africa, A25UQ and Swaziland, 3DA0ET, plus many DXpeds in the Caribbean.
With over 50 years of RF experience in building several AM and FM radio and high power TV stations, from the old tube type to modern solid state transmitters, Bob has gained the expertise to repair sophisticated solid state ham radio RF linear amplifiers.
He has made regular trips, from 2012 to now, to the SPE factory in Rome, for schooling on the design and repair of all SPE Expert Linears. He has also spent several weeks at the factory helping build Expert linear amplifiers. And daily keeps in contact with the factory getting valuable training and updates.
Bob is blessed to have such a supportive wife, Elva, KG5HiE. She has been a great asset to Expert Linears America assisting Bob in day to day business, activities and attending ham fests to visit with customers.
(By the way, Bob's wonderful friends, Bill, W5SJ and Lance, WD5X, also assist in our booths at ham fests. As well as Debbie, N5DSR, with her PINK HAT, who also attends many ham shows and is in our booth talking to hams.)
Finally, Bob is very proud of his excellent reputation in dealing with the ham radio community. As well as his excellence for service and repair.
Ask around as you are sure to hear others speak highly of him and his experiences.
Expert Linears America, LLC has been
Bob Hardie, W5UQ and Elva Hardie, KG5HiE. They were dedicated to making Expert Linears the best ham company ever.
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