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!
If you have any concerns please use email.
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Currently, Lag time is about 16 business days.
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Please call or email before shipping any units.
Pack it well with hard foam and bubble wrap (not newspaper or old sweaters)!
Styrofoam packing peanuts are a very bad idea! They crumble under the weight and get into switches and fans and cause even more damage. Don't use them...
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 indicate so on the form.
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!
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 1 full hour, depending on time required). Local customers will not incur this charge.
For 10 years I have not increased my rate but finally I have to. Our labor rate is now $45 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 are free. There will be a fee for packing and unpacking the unit,,,usually at 1/2 hour labor, sometimes 1 hour. . Local customers will not incur this charge.
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 and avoid errors in your information.
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