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!
As some of you probably already know I was bitten by a Black Widow spider last month. the bite was right on my spine and caused problems in my nervous system. I was unable to work more than a few hours each day for over 6 weeks and therefore had fallen behind substantially.
** June 18, 2016 **
I have been released for work again. I am working long days, every day (yes, Fathers day too) until caught up.
If you have any concerns please use email.
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Currently, Lag time is about 10 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)!
The original packing is always the best way!
Include Model, serial, description of all problems and COMPLETE contact info. Put this info just under the top cover of the box if you can't use our online Submittal Form which is the best way to make sure we get all your information correct.
If you have only one rig and need it done quickly - WE DO OFFER an EXPEDITED SERVICE. If interested, please call at the number listed below to get more info on timeframe and pricing..
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, Alinco, Yaesu and all others!
Here is a link to the Equipment Submittal Form
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 60 DAY 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. Since we have outside help that comes in and does the shipping and receiving we will charge a small fee to properly pack and ship it back via USPS (usually 1/2 hour or less). Local customers will not incur this charge.
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...
We do not charge a minimum bench fee for an estimate. If you carry in the unit - your estimate is at no charge should you decide not to repair it. If you ship the item in to us there is no bench fee but there will be a fee for packing and unpacking the unit,,,usually at 1/2 hour labor.
You can save time by providing us with a maximum cost of repair that you agree to in advance. This way, we don't have to reassemble the unit, write it up, send you the estimate, wait for a reply and if accepted-put the work order back in the queue. We can finish it up right then.
Click HERE to read what you need to know before shipping.
Read HERE for info about contacting us.
Click HERE for the interactive form prefered (but not required) when sending any item for repair. This will get you in the repair queue much sooner.
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