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Re: [Amps] Status of Alpha Amps?

Subject: Re: [Amps] Status of Alpha Amps?
From: Jim Brown <>
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2017 17:50:33 -0700
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Hi Joe,

Most of what I know came from the Ten Tec website, which, I think, is owned by the current Alpha owner, Mike Dishop.  Here's their website.

As I understand it, they have been building 9500s and 8406s in CO, and at least one of their key employees (Glen, down remember his call) is working there.  They are repairing Alpha products there, and Ten Tec in OH.  Array Solutions is also repairing Alpha amps.

They're operating on a shoestring, with no telephone contact, only email.  AFAIK, they're not currently building Ten Tec ham gear, but are producing commercial products, which pays the bills for the rest of their operations.

I recently bought a pair of 87As from a local friend. Both are working fine.  I almost bought an 89 before the second 87A became available, but it came with a problem, so I passed on it. The owner found a good repair for it (don't think I heard who).

73, Jim K9YC

On 9/28/2017 4:38 PM, Joe Giacobello, K2XX via Amps wrote:
I was offered an updated, apparently flawless Alpha 9500 at a reasonable price.  I was vaguely aware of Alpha's involvement in consolidation under the aegis of RF Concepts with TenTec, but I hadn't paid close attention.  Based on the reviews in, the amp appears to be a reliable performer, although it does lack 6M, which seems to be the norm these days. A viable source of competent repairs seems to be a major issue. Anyone out there know the current status of Alpha amp ownership?

Thanks and 73,

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