Ten Tec and Alpha sold to RKR Designs LLC

(April 2, 2015) RKR Designs, LLC of Longmont Colorado has announced that
they have acquired the assets of Alpha Amplifier and TEN-TEC brands from
RF Concepts. RKR plans to expand the product line, while continuing to
service their customers that have enjoyed their products over the years.

The principals of RKR Designs are Richard Gall, Ken Long and Rich
Danielson (Gall and Danielson of QSC Systems, Longmont, Colorado have
been a successful contract manufacturer, for over 20 years). Ken Long,
N0QO has over 20 years in the electronics and amateur radio industry.
Long will be President and CEO of the new company. QSC has been building
Alpha amplifiers for over 5 years. They have also been building boards
for TEN-TEC since their purchase by RF Concepts last year. Mr. Long said
“QSC has always been a fantastic contract manufacturer, and has the
expertise and knowledge that will allow us to bring down costs, while
increasing quality and reducing manufacturing times.”

When asked for comment, Michael Seedman, AA6DY said “I can’t think of a
more capable group of people to take over the 45 year Alpha
Amplifier/TEN-TEC legacy. Ken Long has been involved with the industry
for years, and has a great feeling for products and operations. He has
the manufacturing and engineering resources available to deliver quality
products that our customers demand”. Mr. Seedman went on to say “Alpha
and TEN-TEC have always had a warm spot in my heart, and I am thrilled
that RKR Designs will be able to continue the operations of the
business. I wish them the best”.

Ken, Richard and Rich have been working very close over the past several
years and feel that this new relationship will benefit the company and
customers moving forward. This closer relationship to the contract
manufacturer will allow a more consistent process and delivery of
quality products along with significant cost benefits.

RKR Designs LLC is privately held, and terms of the acquisition were not
disclosed.

Source: Ten Tec.

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