Fred Hopengarten K1VR
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On Tue, 24 Jun 1997 21:56:31 +-300 morel <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>Today I heard some rumors that LZ factory who manufactures
>the 91-beta amplifier for AlphaPower ( ex ETO ), stated that
>they are going to display this week-end a new solid state HF
>1kw amplifier with automatic antenna tuner at HamFest in
>Friederichshafen . It wasn't clear if it's manufactured and sold
>under the auspices of AlphaPower like the bulgarian made
>91Beta model, or it's a LZ factory private initiative.
>If this is true, does anyone have more info ?
>73 de Morel, 4X1AD
As I've heard the story, the Bulgarian factory which produces the
Alpha 91B does so under a contract to manufacture for Alpha Power. They
have designed their own amplifier, which is the one I believe that you
will see in Germany.
There is, however, no such thing as a free lunch. Alpha has a
marketing organization, world wide distribution, service facilities, and
a very experienced design team. The new Bulgarian effort could be very
good indeed, but it is new, although obviously experienced by virtue of
their Alpha manufacturing experience.
In other words, the Bulgarians have already learned to
manufacture to "Western" standards (standards which we've all realized
are sometimes set by the Japanese).
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