Points of Interest

Amateur Ham Radio Repair/Alignment                                  

Emails:

Communicating thru email, though not very personal, is very efficient for me. I check emails several times a day. I have to in order to keep the number of emails down to a managable number. I can send status updates, estimates and invoices automatically from the Applications that I use for business. I can answer yours when best for me rather than right in the middle of replacing a 240 pin SMIC. I can copy and paste info right to my database as opposed to writing down a 9 when you actually said 5. I can go back later a review your info.

Always include model number and seriel number, a detailed description of the problem – which modes, which bands, after it’s warm, only when Jerry Seinfeld is on TV…..

Put this information right on top, just under the lid where the label is so we can get your info put into the database right away. Some times it takes a few days to get the radio out of the box and on to an available shelf.

Any previous repair history could save me some time and you money. If someone tried to fix it and failed – I need to know that. If you bought it on eBay under the assumption that it was working – I need to know that so I can specifically look for the tell-tale signs of shipping damage.

Please indicate if you want Priority Shipping or Express Shipping in return. Indicate the amount of insurance to apply to the package. This keeps me from stopping in the middle of shipping and waiting for your answer. By default I ship via USPS ground. The post office treats our toys better than the rest. If you prefer UPS or FEDEX – send a prepaid labe.l I do not have a UPS or FEDEX account.

Note that I get over a hundred emails a day. Sometimes it may take 2 days to get to yours. I will.

**I do not use a spam blocker. Type the make and model in the subject line. I have dozens of rules set up to make certain I get the ones I need to.**

IF YOU DON’T USE EMAIL – then please call me.

Phone Calls:

I spend as much time as possible each day on the bench with your equipment. Keep in mind that on some days I am the receptionist, bookkeeper, receiving department, shipping department, parts department, counter sales and QC/QA desk. Though I spend more than 8 hours every day in the shop – actual time on the bench is typically 3 to 4 hours. Sometimes less. Both hands are usually occupied. I may not be able to answer. It is best to call back. Be sure to call between 9AM and 3PM my time (Tampa, FL). I try to be able to answer during those times. I am allowed 25 voicemails per day. There are times when more than that come in and the first ones get wiped. If you don’y hear from me – call back.

I send and receive CW about 25 to 30 WPM. I don’t type half that fast. Some things just need to be done on the phone. If you’re the same way I expect you to call me (don’t send CW on the phone it sounds like a bunch of e’s and t’s…).

 

A few notes about shipping are HERE

 

Shipping Address:

Technical Specialists, LLC

5911 E Dr Martin Luther King Blvd

Tampa, FL 33619

 

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23 thoughts on “Points of Interest

  1. hello sirs, ok i have 2 kenwood tm-741A, i have this radio for over 20/25 years and now for the first time i have a display problem with my both radio….and i love my radio…..so could you help me please for repair my units…..i really appreciate….so i send you by fast transport my both units….my phone number is 514-262-3080…if you need it….thanks jp

  2. I have a Icom PWW1 amplifier. I connected a automatic antenna tuner to the circuit and my Icom 7600 did not have a automatic power cut back. This caused the linear to quit working. I have moved the meters to the exterior of the amplifier.

  3. Hello,

    My Kenwood TS-940S, S/N 8020143 has a loss of 10 MHz PLL. The display shows all dots, and no RX audio. Apparently the 5-Volt and 8-Volt supplies got somehow crossed together. I would like to see what your thoughts are about repairing my rig, and how much you think it would cost.

    Thanks!

    ’73

    Phil Thiele

    N6EEI

    1. I have a FT857d that has had the multi function switch broken on the detachable head. can you replace it? Reach me at the e mail above or at 704 675 5643.

  4. tHE RECEIVER i WOULD LIKE TO REPAIR IS A kENWOOD r 2000. i BELIVE THAT THE TUNER IS OUT AS WHEN ROTATED NONE OF THE FREQS CHANGE. i DO HAVEA PARTS RADIO IF NEEDED , i BELIVE THE TUNER IS GOOD ON THAT RADIO.aRE YOU INTERESTED IN THE REPAIR AS i DO LOVE THAT RADIO. Thank You.

  5. Hi: I have a Yaesu FT70GH. It appears to have a problem in the PA section. Receive function is ok. PTT in any mode causes rising output power that moves up quickly. No apparent modulation. Can you repair?

  6. I have a Yaesu VX-5 handheld that was working fine till a few weeks ago. Receives fine and appears to transmit as checked out by listening to signal on another radio on both simplex and on repeater input frequencies. However will not key repeaters even at very close range. Even repeaters that do not use PL codes.

  7. I have a international unblocked AOR8200MK3 wide range receiver that will no longer power up and would like to discuss if a repair is possible

  8. I have an IC-7100. It is not showing an output power. I the radio was Working the last time connected but shows no power output now. What is the typical cost with HF issues and can the HF side be repaired. I receive ok, not great on hf. I use a ldg ProII tuner. I have connected it to my truck with a 8 1/2 ft whip. I have diamond tuners for hf and vhf/uhf see checking. I hope this helps.

    1. Ddiamond see meters not tuners. Problem on hf, vhf/uhf see high but believe Larsen thru the glass problem with design of truck on 2010 Dodge pickup!

  9. Do you repair/service the TYT-9800? Do you have the ‘software’-that does the internal adjustments, ie. audio level, alignment, etc. (not the software used to program memories)? My brother has three of these radios: two of them in UHF/VHF use have lost the ‘receive’ audio on one side. The other of the three has never had a normal audio level on either side in 2m use.

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