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Reviews Categories | Amateur Radio Equipment Repair | Precision Collins Services Help

Reviews Summary for Precision Collins Services
Reviews: 25 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $65 Per Hour
Description: Repair and alignment of Collins Radio tube-type equipment.
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K5PBJ Rating: 5/5 Jan 12, 2015 10:24 Send this review to a friend
Excellent Service on my 30L-1  Time owned: more than 12 months
Steve Berman, N6HK, comes highly recommended from the Collins collector's forums. I recently had an issue with the meter switch on my 30L-1. Not being a very technical ham, I shipped it off based on the collector's forum opinion of Steve's work. Steve ran through my 30L-1 with a fine-toothed comb including cleaning all the switch contacts and running extensive diagnostics on the entire amp. He pronounced it tip-top and shipped it back to me without any unnecessary delay.

Collins is obviously his specialty, so add my call to the list of satisfied clients. Steve's work and turn-around is first rate!

K5BTS Rating: 5/5 Aug 24, 2014 14:33 Send this review to a friend
Outstanding to work with  Time owned: more than 12 months
Steve is a pleasure to work with. More importantly, his work product is outstanding. I sent him a 75S3B and a 32S3; both really not working. They came back working as designed with full documentation. I would happily use him again for restoration and/or repair.
KI4DW Rating: 5/5 May 10, 2014 11:54 Send this review to a friend
Steve gave me expert advice on an audio issue with my KWM2.   Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Steve gave me expert advice on an audio issue with my KWM 2 and fixed the problem. He is a gentlemen and very knowledgeable. I would certainly contact him if you have any problems. 73, Dennis KI4DW
WA9WFA Rating: 5/5 Jun 21, 2013 12:25 Send this review to a friend
Outstanding repair experience  Time owned: more than 12 months
This is the first time I've used Steve Berman and I'm pleased to give him an outstanding rating. I hired him last winter to repair and realign a Collins 32S-3A. I called Steve and it turned out he was in the process of shifting to his winter Las Vegas QTH. He said not to worry because he has a full repair facility at both QTH's. I wasn't able to resolve the funky grid issue so I had to send it for repair. I shipped the transmitter and some time later got it back fully repaired. I had the full work up done so a tight VOX pot and the other pots were lubricated, switches lubricated, rack lubed, weird grid tuning anomoly fixed, completely aligned and neutralized. He was able to release and clean a couple stuck adjustable ceramic capacitors. It felt like a new transmitter when he was done and worked great. I can recommend Steves repair services.
WA6AMK Rating: 5/5 Oct 17, 2012 11:21 Send this review to a friend
Outstanding Service  Time owned: more than 12 months
Steve performed repairs on my 32S-1, 75S-1 and 516-F power supply. Unknown to Steve, he will be looking at my 75S-3B when his schedule permits. There is nothing wrong with the 75S-3B, I just want his blessing on it! Steve concentrates on not only bringing the equipment up to factory spec or better but also repairs for long term reliability. He is very pleasant to deal with and is always willing to take the time necessary to discuss your equipment and repairs and operation of the Collins equipment. I am a bit picky and if I am not satisfied, I will generally not complain, I just do not return for additional services. In the case of Steve, I will for sure be returning for assistance with my vintage equipment that I aquire. I am always willing to discuss my excellent experience with Steve. Please feel free to contact me.

Robert Ham WA6AMK
W6PFW Rating: 5/5 Sep 20, 2012 20:31 Send this review to a friend
Excellent Service Recommended  Time owned: more than 12 months
Steve has repaired my Collins 30L-1 as well as my KWM-2 and power supply. (Twice on the latter) and has provided excellent, timely and friendly service. He has always quoted prices and/or estimates for my approval prior to any work. I find him to very knowledgeable and willing to spend as much time as needed explaining what and why repairs are needed. I recommend him highly and will gladly respond to any questions you may have by e-mail to An A++++ rating from me!

W7OEJ Rating: 5/5 Jul 20, 2012 14:03 Send this review to a friend
Equipment serviced Was Collins. KWM-2 and 30 L-1 & more  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
The Collins equipment I own which is a KWM-2, a 30L-1 amplifier and a PM-2 power supply were put back into service by Steve after not being turned on for over five years.

Steve Berman went carefully through all three pieces of equipment and replaced what was needed to again make
them very functional pieces of radio equipment.

Steve would appraise me of everything that needed to be done and the cost involved prior to starting the restoration of each piece of equipment.

Steve has a great appreciation for the Collins gear and is certainly knowledgable about the equipment.

I was an active Ham many years ago and now re-entering the hobby. Steve has been a great coach in helping me get re-acquainted with amateur radio. He has graciously spent a great deal of time helping me get back on the air.

Steve sets the "gold standard" for professional and personal service.

If you would like to talk to me about his excellent services in any more detail please email me: werner.r@ AT&

N6PPO Rating: 5/5 Aug 3, 2011 13:42 Send this review to a friend
by n6ppo  Time owned: more than 12 months
steve provides a welcome service on the old collins radios -- he did a great job of bringing my kwm-2 back to life --- freindly good advice befor agreeing to service then after areement and service is complete does great work -- many thanks larry n6ppo
WA7SB Rating: 5/5 Jun 2, 2011 12:30 Send this review to a friend
Repair of Collins S-Line  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
I recently inherited a 40 year old Collins S-Line (32S-3/75S-3) and 30L-1 from my uncle's (SK) estate. Having neither the equipment nor expertise to refurbish and retune, I sought out repair services. From the CCA site I found Steve Berman in Tehachapi, CA. This was a bonus as he lives 70 miles from my QTH and I wouldn't have to ship the rig. Steve performed a thorough evaluation of all the equpiment and provided a fair estimate to repair. Steve undid several "user" mods and returned the rig to factory performance specs. Not only did he repair the rig but gave me numerous in-person, email and telephone support in the operation of my Collins gear at no extra charge. The rig is back on the air and I always get glowing reports on the quality of the signal. I would HIGHLY recommend Steve for repairs on Collins and other gear. Steve and I have developed a lasting friendship that continues to this day.
Rick - WA6RIC
W9OUY Rating: 5/5 Nov 8, 2008 08:41 Send this review to a friend
Repair of KWM2 and 516F-2  Time owned: more than 12 months
This involved repairing my Collins KWM2 and recaping my Collins 516F-2. It was extreemly well done. I can strongly recommend this service.
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