Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Mark Irish, who writes:
Icom America has indicated that it no longer services Icom radios manufactured after December 2010. Please let me know if you have a recommendation for someone who repairs older Icoms, preferably in DC metropolitan area or in North Carolina and in Virginia. Thank you, Mark
Thank you for your question, Mark. You’re in luck because my friend Vlado (N3CZ) does repair Icom radios of pretty much any age.
He has extensive experience with Icom, but also routinely works on Yaesu, Kenwood, Elecraft, Sony, Panasonic, and numerous other brands. If it’s solid state (meaning, not vacuum tube or valve gear) he can fix it.
Vlado lives in Asheville, NC, but he has customers all over the world. You can reach him through his website at: http://hamradio.repair
Do you mean service radios made BEFORE 2010?
I mean, really, they’ll service something made in 2009 but not 2022 according to the way this is worded!
I’d bet he meant what you said.
He does. Here’s the link to ICOM USA showing the products that they no longer support. https://www.icomamerica.com/en/support/repair/unsupported-products.aspx
Good information. Good repair shops are getting hard to find.