This is Retronica.net and thank you for visiting.
I can fix your vintage tube-type radio, TV, or stereo from my combined home and office facility in Tucson, Arizona.
I offer my 40+ years of experience and training in electronic repair,
design and operation to meet your needs at a reasonable cost.
A buzzing radio or a blacked-out TV gets
that way over time usually due to chemical decay of the power supply filter system.
Here is how my service works:
I pick up your defective unit--or you bring it to me--and pay a small non-refundable diagnostic fee.
I determine what is needed to get it going again and give you a figure to cover the parts
and labor to complete the job. You pay the balance at the end when you pick up your working device.
If a job gets complicated or becomes unpredictable,
I will ask for partial payment for some of the parts as we go along.
I calculate the cost based on the complexity of the job and parts, of course.
My hourly rate varies between $20 and $40 depending on the specific tasks required.
A common repair in an "American Five" AM table radio for example is to eliminate a loud hum in the speaker.
Your total cost for a typical fix on such a unit would be under $80 total which is the cost of
just one hour of labor at a retail electronic shop with all its overhead.
a new amplifier
and home theater
who I am
and what I do