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.

Attention:

Click HERE for the interactive form, prefered (but not required), when sending any item for repair.

Please excuse the dust. We are rebuilding this site as time allows.

if you have any concerns please use email or call .  We will check emails as often as possible.

Currently, our lag time is about 10 business days.

– Lee

…Notice:

Please call or email before shipping any units.

Pack it well with hard foam and bubble wrap (not newspaper or old sweaters. Foam peanuts are ONLY good UP TO 8 POUNDS)!

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 not use the online submittal form which we highly suggest as that way we will get all your info 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..

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. You can also fill it out and print it so you can put it right on top of everything in the box.

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 amps and whatever other accessories you have around the shack!

We service all brands including Icom, Kenwood, Alinco, Yaesu and all others!

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Our Procedure

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 2 MONTH GUARANTEE!

 

Our Policies

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).

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…

 

Estimates

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. We have a retired ham that comes in once a week to do all the packing and unpacking. He does a fantastic job and is proud of his work…

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. You can also fill it out and print it so you can put it right on top of everything in the box.

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Send an email or call for shipping instructions!

Use your Make and Model or “radio repair” in subject line

to fight spam blockers!

For questions about status, shipping or payments:

or Technical Questions :

Email

Call:

Phone

Hours:

Mon – Fri: 9 – 3

Closed Saturday & Sunday

Shipping Address

PLEASE NOTE!!!

Most of the day both hands are inside a radio and I can’t answer the phone. 

Call back between 9AM and 3PM.

DO NOT SEND TEXT MESSAGES

DO NOT SEND MESSAGES VIA SOCIAL MEDIA

(We will NOT get them)

***** If you call from a free online service or a private, 800 or unlisted number – *****

YOUR CALL WILL BE BLOCKED AT THE CARRIER

AND WILL NOT COME THROUGH

WE HAVE NO TIME TO DISCUSS ON THE PHONE -DISCOUNT PRICES OF VIAGRA OR THE

FOREIGN NATIONAL 7 MILLION $ LOTTERY WE HAVE JUST WON.

–  Lee

 

 

Other repair services:

Marine Radio Repair

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