Amateur Ham Radio Repair/Alignment
For many of us, Ham or Amateur radio is a part of our everyday life. It is a convenient method of communication. We count on them! We depend on them. Without them - we feel we are isolated. They provide a means of entertainment. Some are units that are established as a base unit to provide means of contacting others or perhaps even a group. Others are mobile mounted to keep us informed of changes in our daily routine. Yet another type is a portable or HT (Handie-Talkie). These, we carry around, drop, sit on, etc. Ham Radio defects are typically not very severe.
Estimates are always free!
It's that time of year again. We will be closed from May 1 to May 15. Any units received after April 7 will likely not be completed by that time. You may still send equipment to repair as it will still be received and will be stored safely.
Currently, my work load is very heavy. Lag time is about 19 business days.
Sorry for the delay.
Please call or email before shipping any units.
Pack it well with hard foam and bubble wrap (not newspaper or old sweaters)!
Include description of all problems and complete contact info.
Ham Radio Repairs
Technical Specialists began in 1991 doing much the same as we do now: component level repair of electronics circuits. Ham Radio repair means that we replace the components on the board that are defective rather than replace the entire board. Transistors and ICs cost only a fraction of the cost of a replacement board (typically about 3%). Replacement of Ham radios usually costs from hundreds to thousands of dollars. Repair is a mere fraction of this. Our services are not restricted to transceivers. We repair Tuners, Power Supplies and whatever other accessories you have around the shack!
We service all brands including Icom, Kenwood, Yaesu and all others!
Within 15 days (usually less) of receiving the defective ham radio, we will diagnose the problem and contact you with the cost of repair. In the majority of cases we have already done so as it is often difficult to be certain there are no additional failures. We don't just get them working and send them back because we back up our service with a 3 MONTH GUARANTEE!
First of all - Estimates are always free! You only pay us for a completed repair. If we can not repair it properly we will not charge you a bench fee. You will pay only the cost of shipping. We may charge a small fee to properly pack and ship it back via USPS (usually 1/2 hour or less).
Our labor rate is $35 per hour. You will not find a better price anywhere. How can we do it? It's because we have plenty of technical data, all the required equipment, one of the most complete parts inventories anywhere and most of all - many years of experience. Most Ham radios are repaired in 3 to 4 hours while some may take longer. Parts installed range from $1 to $22 typically. Complete boards often cost hundreds...
A few notes about shipping are HERE
Read HERE for info about calling or emailing
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Mon - Fri: 9 - 3
Closed Saturday & Sunday
Most of the day both hands are inside a radio and I can't answer the phone.
Call back between 9AM and 3PM.
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