Welcome to Ham Radio Boxes
I design and build custom "safe box" foam lined shipping cartons to protect your ham radio equipment from the abuse of shipping carriers.
I hand cut each panel to insure that all six sides of the radio are properly supported and control function knobs are not stressed.
My single, double wall shipping boxes provide excellent protection against normal abuse from handlers. However, I strongly encourage requesting a price for the double boxing option. The extra expense of double boxing buys an enormous amount of protection value and totally eliminates the ability of a carrier to dispute a damage claim.
I have learned over the years to never under estimate the abilty of a carrier to destroy a piece of radio equipment.
ARE YOU BUYING A USED RADIO?
If you purchased a radio on ebay or a classified site you must ask the seller:
What size box and what type of packing materials are going to be used to protect the equipment?
You must be pro-active and not rely on the sellers judgment.
If the seller is offering free shipping or a very inexpensive shipping charge a red flag should go up.
The cost of packing and shipping a heavy amateur radio properly is expensive.
Once a radio is shipped from a seller and out of their hands it will be up to you to handle any damage claims with the carrier.
The most cost effective insurance is quality packing materials and a strong heavy duty carton.
Bubble wrap, foam peanuts and other fillers have their place in the shipping industry but when it comes to protecting ham radio equipment from the abuse of shipping you need firm, properly sized packaging foam.
Parcel carriers will find a way to destroy the contents of a poorly packed box.
Your shipping box will be handled over thirty times from beginning to end and chances are good that your radio will fall into the hands of at least one "gorilla"along the way.
If you need a shipping box to send a radio or amplifier in for repair, or you are moving to a new QTH and need a secure box for the movers, or if you just need a safe resting place for equipment in storage I will be happy to supply you with the proper container.
No shipping carton is completely "gorilla proof" but you can reduce the risk of damage and the hassle of insurance claims by using a quality shipping box.
If after inspecting my shipping box and you are not convinced it will protect your radio simply send it back for a full refund.
I also provide wood crating service and I can arrange pricing and pick up/delivery for freight transportation for heavy or pristine museum quality radios that require special handling.
FedEx is my shipper of choice for carrying corrugated boxes.