I would like to thank everyone for your positive comments here and for the
flood of email support you sent me privately. It is very much appreciated.
I am sorry if I offended anyone here and promise that was not my intention in
posting. I just wanted to set the record straight and let you hear it straight
from the horses mouth instead of the other end :)
So here I am, on record about our repair policy and the status of the Alpha
business, and now you have solid facts without any need for speculation.
I am intimately aware of all of the things that transpired at Alpha over the
years, and of the problems that developed. I'm working very hard to make sure
that none of that happens again. My partners and I cleaned up everything in
the business. ARFSL is debt free and all the suppliers even to RKR were / are
paid up. We have all the parts we need to build, sell and service the amps.
We are in really good shape. What we need now are sales. We need you guys to
order 8410s or 9500s. When you do that, you put money back in the till and pay
the people who build and maintain the amps. Everything you spend with us goes
right into the business. My partners and I have not drawn a single dime out of
Alpha so far. We will get our money for our effort when we launch products
like the 4040 or some of the other cool stuff we are working on.
I just hope the message gets out there that we are here and we are supporting
everyone and doing a good job at it. If you have complaints ever about me or
any of the people working in my organization you can always let me know and
I'll do everything I can do within reason to make it right.
We need your business and we want your business. I want to be very clear about
that. Every amp you purchase makes a difference. Every time one of you buys a
new Alpha you can say to yourself "I just helped a great American company
continue into the future". You want to see high efficiency EER amps that don't
get hot and don't cost a fortune? the amp you buys today funds all the future
efforts and products. We aren't subsidized by anyone buy the people like you
who buy our goods and services.
I also want to mention that they changed SSL certificates or something like
that today, and maybe the website will be working more correctly.
I'm going to fade back into the background and continue getting to work on the
things I need to do to ensure the continued longevity of these icons.
If you remember nothing else, just remember that good is not good enough if you
intend to be great, and at Alpha we ARE making ham radio great again one
amplifier at a time, and the next one could be yours!
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