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Reviews Summary for Technical Specialists, LLC (Tampa)
Technical Specialists, LLC (Tampa) Reviews: 43 Average rating: 4.2/5 MSRP: $35 per hour +parts
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KA7NIQ Rating: 5/5 Feb 17, 2014 08:21 Send this review to a friend
Keeps The Costs Down!  Time owned: more than 12 months
I took my FT 1000 to Lee for repair, and it was found to have a bad RF Board. Lee advised me to find a used replacement board vs him spending countless hours repairing the bad one. He save me a lot of money. My FT 1000 was returned to me working great. So, I decided to take my Kenwood TS 850 to him. The Kenwood 850's have a well known issue of leaking capacitors, and Lee opened the radio up right in front of me. It turned out the Caps had already started leaking. Lee was able to repair the circuit board, again saving me tons of money!

KD4UWD Rating: 5/5 Dec 26, 2013 15:47 Send this review to a friend
Fixing My Icom-730's  Time owned: more than 12 months
Lee is a very knowledgeable Tech, he brought back to life 2 Icom-730's that I still have at a very fair price.
K5BAK Rating: 5/5 Aug 27, 2013 17:43 Send this review to a friend
TS-940 with several isues  Time owned: more than 12 months
Talked with lee about what I had and what I wanted, even wrote a list. Lee explained to me some of the problems that he encounterd with the 940 and some things that would improve them. I sent it to him to take a look and he found the obvious ones and some others. These rigs are getting old and parts are starting to be hard to find. But the rig is back home in as good shape, no I think in better shape maybe than new. Unbelievable might be a good discription of its operation qualities. Thanks Lee
W2EJG Rating: 5/5 Jul 5, 2013 04:38 Send this review to a friend
Good experience  Time owned: more than 12 months
Hard to find honesty and integrity today, but Lee has both.
Sent my problem 8800 to him and after exhaustive testing, the usual problem: my error.
He keeps in touch and very reasonable rates.
W4LWZ Rating: 5/5 Jul 4, 2013 15:14 Send this review to a friend
First Rate Service  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
The CI-V port on my Icom IC-7800 quit on me. I took the rig to Lee at Technical Specialists in Tampa. I felt a lot better taking the rig to a local service center rather than packing it up and shipping it. There is always the risk of damage in shipping and the cost to ship a piece of heavy equipment across the country.
Lee was very professional and he diagnosed the problem the week after I dropped it off. He ordered the necessary parts and installed them the day after he received them. I picked up the completed rig and set it up in the shack. It works perfectly and I now can use Ham Radio Deluxe.
I highly recommend Technical Specialists for any radio service work
K7KY Rating: 5/5 Apr 14, 2013 19:08 Send this review to a friend
Excellent service  Time owned: more than 12 months
An off shore electrical storm damaged two Yaesu FT-857D's. Both were stuck in CW/TX. I sent both radios to Yaesu repair in LA,CA. Both radio had damaged main boards, but Yaesu would only repair one. The other radio was first sold in Hong Kong, unbeknownst to me, and they suggested I ship it to their repair facility in Hong Kong, an $80 one way shipping fee. Yaesu replaced the mainboard in the US radio for $182 including return shipping.

Next, I sent the alien radio to a midwestern Amateur repair shop that thought they could fix it, but Yaesu wants $580 for the main board to outside shops, so the radio returned home again still broken. I put it on the shelf and ran a eHam classified looking for a main board from another broken 857. A few months later I found the Technical Specialists review @ eHam. I contacted Lee and sent him the radio. He found that some circuit traces beneath the microprocessor were zapped and he removed the chip and repaired the traces. I don't think there are very many bench technicians capable or willing to repair fine PC circuitry today.

Lee did an outstanding job and saved my radio at reasonable cost. I can recommend him very highly. He's not only competent, but personable and user friendly. I rate Lee 5.0 for outstanding service. Thanks again Lee!
W4FBI Rating: 5/5 Mar 11, 2013 08:12 Send this review to a friend
GREAT!!!  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
Lee brought my Yaesu FT-890 back from the dead! Bubba had previously been inside the unit so Lee had quite a challenge. Also, a previous attempt by another "repair service" made it worse before I sent it to Lee.

VERY highly recommended!!!!!!!!!

Alan, W7EJT
Myrtle Beach, SC
KC5MNA Rating: 5/5 Feb 4, 2013 07:48 Send this review to a friend
TS-940 No Power/No Fan  Time owned: more than 12 months
I sent my TS-940 to Lee at Technical Specialists due to no power on. Lee was great to deal with. Lee fixed a lot of bad solder joints which were common on the 940s. He repaired my power supply. He soldered in the new diodes and resitors. Also did the fan mod and best of all IT Works like new or better again. I highly recommened Technical Specialists.
KD5TCW Rating: 5/5 Jan 29, 2013 07:04 Send this review to a friend
Very Pleased Again  Time owned: more than 12 months
After lee did such a great job on the first one - I decided to give him a try on my other 2 Kenwoods which had also been condemned by the fore mentioned tech in GA. I had been told that one had a bad Eeprom and the other had so many problems they were too much to be worth it. Got them both back from Lee after 3 weeks with a very reasonable price and working perfectly. he changed some leaky caps in both and some bad solder in the 690 as well. They are perfect. Now, the s-meters read like my other radios (Icoms). They never did show the same as my Icom or Yaesu. He'll get all my business.
W4FJS Rating: 5/5 Oct 25, 2012 19:17 Send this review to a friend
Aways does me right  Time owned: more than 12 months
Have been using Lee for a very long time and has always come thru for me and my shop. I send everybody that I know needing work done to him and have done so for about 20 plus years. Always stands behind and in front of his work. Lee is a very good friend to me and many many more operators that I know. His prices are more then fair. Thanks Lee for all your help in the past
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