• Component level equipment repair
  • Capacitor replacement
  • Custom PC construction
  • Remote  troubleshooting
  • Remote IT assistance
  • Limited loaner rentals: Processing, STL, FM Exciters (subject to availability)
  • Limited stock of  AM antenna components: Mica capacitors, coils.
  • Failed fans? broken meters? no manufacturer stock?  We can often find replacement parts and keep that older equipment running. 

Does your equipment need capacitor replacement?  If it’s older than 7 might!

  • Aging capacitors can cause many odd symptoms.  Audio quality suffers.  Controls begin to malfunction. Leaks can damage PC boards. 
  • Capacitor life is directly affected by heat and age.   
  • Every 10° increase in temperature cuts capacitor life in half. How warm is your transmitter bldg? 
  • We do capacitor replacement at a reasonable rate, freeing up your in house staff for other things.
  • We use quality capacitors from proven manufacturers, often with better temperature and life ratings than factory.   
  • We will return your old parts so you can see exactly what was replaced. 


  • Bench repairs and construction   
    • $90/hr
  • Simple capacitor replacement with minor repairs and clean-up
    • $50/hr
  • Remote troubleshooting/assistance (minimum 1/2 hour )
    • $
  • On site service         
    • Call or email
  • Parts and Shipping 
    •  At cost (no markup)
  • An average capacitor replacement (with new fan(s) where appropriate, minor repairs and clean-up) runs:
    •  $250-300 for an FM exciter.  $100-150 for a Mike processor.  $300 for an Optimod 8100.  Plus shipping.  Call and ask!     (May be less or more depending on model)

Terms and Conditions 

We warranty failures that occur to any component or assembly we repair or refurbish  for a period of 15 days from date shipped out. Only failures that occur during regular, normal use under normal conditions as defined by the equipment manufacturer are warrantied.  Misuse,  damage due to water, fire, lightning, power surges, brownouts, acts of God, advanced age, environmental conditions outside manufacturer’s specs or improper installation voids any warranty.  Parts may carry a longer manufacturer’s warranty.   Foreign-sourced, used or substitute parts and any assemblies serviced using them carry no warranty other than that of the part supplier, if any. 

We do not warranty any services provided by remote support, phone, electronic communications or screen sharing.

Custom equipment and PC’s carry the manufacturer’s warranty and/or that provided by parts suppliers, if any. 

All  invoices must be paid before equipment will be returned.

Payments may be made by cash, check, paypal or credit card unless you have previously established credit arrangements. 

Shipping charges to and from Northwoods Tech are the responsibility of the customer.

No liability will be assumed for improperly packed items or shipping damage. Improper packing voids all warranties.

Shipping insurance is strongly suggested. It’s amazing what the carriers can crush. 

Unless prior arrangements have been made, Items remaining unpaid after 90 days from the date of invoice may be sold by Northwoods Tech to recover it’s costs. No payment or refund  of any proceeds will be made to the customer.

Northwoods Tech, it’s ownership and/or staff will not assume any form of liability, including but not limited to injury or damage to persons, property, equipment, business, revenue, ratings, “goodwill” or customer relations from the use, shipping, possession or any other situation involving  equipment serviced or repaired by us or any services provided by us. 

Northwoods Tech is a Wisconsin registered business and trademark.