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Reviews Categories | Amateur Radio Equipment Repair | K6ARU Radio Help

Reviews Summary for K6ARU Radio
K6ARU Radio Reviews: 26 Average rating: 4.6/5 MSRP: $60.00hr

Amateur (HAM) Radio Repairs ONLY. All make and models. Old (in repairable condition) and the Latest

All Amplifiers, Transceivers, Transmitters, Receivers, etc...

HF/VHF/UHF all modes, Tubes, Solid State, SMTechnology, etc...

Test, Alignments, RX/TX Modifications, Service Bulletins, etc...

Former Icom Technician 1994­96, over 30 years experience in Ham radio and Consumer products repairs service.

Amateur Radio license since 1988­Present­Extra class license in 1999

Est.7/2000 to 12/2014 ­TURNER RADIO in Lancaster, Ca.

Est. 1/2015 to Present ­K6ARU RADIO in Lake Los Angeles, Ca.

Service/Technical Info hours M­F 10am­-5pm PST S­S CLOSED

Estimate fee: $15 HT's, small items, accessories, etc... $30 mobiles, small/med ss amps, etc... $60 HF and big amps etc... Service charge: $60/hr minimum

30 Days Warranty Parts and Labor

Any radios left more than ­90 Days ­NO PAY­ NO REPLY­ Unit will be ether Scrapped/Parted/Sold ­90 Days of receiving it-

Charles Turner K6ARU 40074 176th Street East Lake Los Angeles, Ca. 93591­3136

M­F 10AM­5PM PST ONLY S­S CLOSED (661) 264­3680


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K6NK Rating: 5/5 Apr 18, 2013 09:04 Send this review to a friend
Outstanding quality and value  Time owned: more than 12 months
Charles repaired my TS-930S with outstanding service and value in January 2013. It needed several repairs, a general overhaul, and installation of the PIEXX board. I dropped the rig off at his shop and it was ready for pick up at the agreed time. Everything was to my satisfaction, and I highly recommend his services.
KB6Y Rating: 5/5 Jan 30, 2013 17:08 Send this review to a friend
TS-950DS Repaired  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
I took my TS-950 to Charlie to tune up. He did a fantastic job replacing a few caps and solder repair to a board. The radio works like new both receive and transmit. Thanks
KA6IYS Rating: 5/5 May 10, 2012 08:36 Send this review to a friend
TS440S Repair  Time owned: more than 12 months
Charles continues to provide a much needed and difficult to find repair service for older radios. Being a one man shop repair times can be extended, but he is upfront and gives you realistic time frame when your equipment is left for repair. I was given a 4 - 6 week turn around and it came in at just under 5 weeks.
KB6KGX Rating: 5/5 Sep 15, 2011 22:58 Send this review to a friend
TM-741A  Time owned: more than 12 months
TM-741, because of some extremely hot days, here in the San Fernando Valley (of Los Angeles), had "locked up", controls wouldn't work, no tx/rx, not even open squelch, couldn't even turn it off! Was recommended to send to Turner Radio. Said it could take 4-5 weeks, because of the backlog ahead of me, but I just got the call yesterday after about three weeks... all done! Had to resolder on the board a bit, and also realigned and retuned... also did out-of-band mods for MARS and CAP, and will also cover GMRS and FRS, too. Can't wait to get the radio back in the car!
N5DFV Rating: 5/5 Apr 29, 2011 09:41 Send this review to a friend
Ft 101 transmitter problems  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
Ft 101 w/transmitter problems. Chuck had it working FB in abt 2 hours and the rig realigned.Prices were very reasonable.
WB9YCJ Rating: 5/5 Mar 4, 2010 10:09 Send this review to a friend
Pleasant experiance  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
Charles is not a johnny come lately.
If you are in the central or southern California area and dont like shipping you classic big radio, give Charles a call. Drive your big amp, big transceiver or other classic to Lancaster and prevent shippers from damaging it.

For a link to his website, go to and enter the following callsign: K6ARU
AF6JJ Rating: 5/5 Jan 23, 2010 21:06 Send this review to a friend
Great Service  Time owned: more than 12 months
Over the past two years I have sent Charles a number of transceivers and other station equipment, mostly older tube equipment. Among these were a couple of amps. I have never been disappointed in his work. I know that he is very busy so I try not to overload him by sending multiple items. His turn-around time is 4 to 6 weeks which he will tell you up front. His labor is very resonable. It is great to have someone in the High Desert that can work on such a variety of equipment and to do it in such a professional manner.
N6NJS Rating: 5/5 Dec 25, 2008 09:12 Send this review to a friend
Excellant Repair to Titan 425  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
Turner Radio Repair, fixed several problems with my Ten-Tec Titan 425 Amplifier. Now it really works well. Charles found several problems that were done by someone else. Since I bought it used I have no idea who botched it up. He also fixed 3 FT-90 Radios that I took to him. All work was very professional done and was well worth the hour and a half drive from my home.
KG6PST Rating: 5/5 Mar 5, 2008 10:55 Send this review to a friend
Great!  Time owned: more than 12 months
Turner Radio is a totally professional shop. Chuck repaired two poorly wired vintage Ameco AC-1 transmitters expertly. He kept me updated during the whole process, including shipping, explained the problems, and even gave me some much needed advice. I will be sending more of my Boatanchor equipment his way, including a cathedral radio from the 1920's.

He provides a truly important service and I'm really lucky I found him.
AE6JN Rating: 5/5 Jan 28, 2008 15:27 Send this review to a friend
Excellent Work!  Time owned: more than 12 months
I brought my FT-736R to Turner to have the Symek 38k4 satellite mod installed. The radio worked flawlessly for High speed data with my TNC2S. Chuck really knows his business. Highly recommended.
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