We service and repair HF solid state and tube amateur radio transceivers, transmitters and receivers manufactured by Yaesu, Kenwood, Icom, Collins, and Drake. We also service, repair and restore all major brands and types of HF solid state and tube amplifiers - Alpha, Acom, Expert, Yaesu, Tokyo Hy-Power, and Ameritron. We provide repair services ranging from simple maintenance tasks to major overhauls and alignment. We DO NOT repair CB equipment.
Repair bench has the following equipment:
Fluke 287 DMM
Tektronix 4050 DMM
Tektronix 2465A Oscilloscope
HP 8924C Mobile Station Test Set
HP 8657B 0.1 to 2060MHz Signal Generator
HP 5334B Frequency Counter
HP 400FL AC Voltmeter
HP 141T Spectrum Analyzer
Metcal Surface Mount Rework Station
Philips PM6303 RCL Meter
Boonton 4220 Power Meter
Boonton 92EA RF Millivoltmeter
Alpha 2100 Dummy Load
Alpha 4510 3KW Wattmeter
Bird Wattmeter with a Bird 300w Attenuating Load
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Are you qualified to repair my equipment?
Yes, we have been repairing amateur radio equipment and vintage tube radios for for over 20 years. We have repaired over 2,000 HF transceivers during that period. We can repair any HF transceiver from the Kenwood TS-820 to the Icom IC-781 or Yaesu FT-1000 D.
2. Why an authorization is required to ship my radio to you for repair?
This is the most efficient and responsible way to run a repair shop.
3. What types of radios do you repair?
We repair HF transceivers, receivers, HF amplifiers, and antique tube radios. We can fix your Kenwood, Yaesu, Icom, Collins, Drake and almost any other type of HF radio. It does not matter how old or new the radio is. We can handle it. We also restore, repair, and align antique tube radios.
4. Is the work done on my equipment warranted?
Yes, it most certainly is. We warrantee all repairs for a period of 90 days. In the unlikely event the radio should develop the same problems within 90 days, we will repair it free of charge and pay all shipping charges.
5. How long will it take for me to get my radio back?
In case of amateur radio equipment, the average turn-around time is about 4 working days. The actual time it will take to get your radio back will depend on shipping time. UPS shipping time is usually 2 to 5 days for domestic shipments.
In case of vintage tube radios, turn-around time depends on the current work load, and how long it takes to get hold of a tube or other part that we may not have in stock. We have thousands of spares in stock, including thousands of tubes, but we don't have every part for every make and model of antique tube radio. Each repaired radio is given a burn in test, which means leaving it on all day every day for up to a week. So, be prepared to leave your vintage radio with us for a couple of weeks, or longer.
6. How much will it cost for me to get my radio fixed?
We cannot provide a repair estimate without placing your transceiver, receiver, transmitter, or amplifier on the service bench. We charge Canadian $75.00 per hour for our services, including diagnosis, repair and shipping of equipment in question. Cost of parts, packaging materials, and return shipment are extra. Although rare, a deposit may be required for expensive parts that need to be ordered.
7. What do I need to do to ship my radio to you?
Detailed instructions on engaging our repair services are available here. Shipping your equipment by UPS or FedEx is the preferred method. The equipment should be at minimum double boxed (preferably triple and quadruple boxed) and have at least 6 inches of soft packing around it. Detailed packaging and shipping instructions are available here.
8. How do I pay for the repair?
After all approved work is completed an invoice is prepared and sent to you by eMail for payment. Payments are made online through a secure payment processing gateway administered by PayPal. You can use your PayPal account to pay or your Visa, MasterCard, or American Express credit card. Once the transaction is completed you will receive an eMail receipt.