I'm absolutely tickled to tell you that John Brosnahan, W0UN, took over as
President and Technical Director of ALPHA/POWER, Inc. on March 2, 1998.
Dave Wilson did a fine job of leading the business through an extremely
difficult transition from ETO, where it had become an orphan, into a
completely independent company. If you've dealt with ALPHA/ POWER in the
past year you already know how much things changed. Service turnaround is a
matter of days and new amplifier delivery typically varies from in stock to
a couple of weeks or so. But as we moved on to diversification and more
new product development, Dave decided to pursue different challenges. We
wish him well.
I've known and respected John for many years. His interests in amateur
radio are both broad and intense, spanning technology and operating,
especially contests. He's long had a pair of ALPHA 87As at W0UN [good
taste!] and his incredible 160 acre antenna farm and station would be the
envy of any ham - and of most commercial stations!
John has a great deal of professional experience designing and
manufacturing rf amplifiers, receivers, antennas, and control systems used
by numerous government and university research programs for ionospheric
sounding and remote sensing projects.
John and I think much alike and share many of the same values, particularly
those relating to business and people. He was my first choice to run
"privatized" ALPHA in 1996 but was otherwise committed at that time. This
time we met for 4 hours and came to agreement on a handshake. I can
honestly say that I know no one else in the world whom I'd rather have
We'll be looking for you at Visalia and Dayton.
73, Dick W0ID
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