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Island Amplifier USA is your one-stop sales & service point for all BEKO Elektronik products made in Germany. You can buy here online with PayPal or call me at (714) 412-7399 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a cash purchase. Technical details for BEKO products are provided in the shop menu. Please contact me for any additional questions.
Island Amplifier USA supplies various products including front panels, reproduction meters and lights to keep your legacy Alpha amplifiers working and looking like new. We also supply replacement HV diode and wattmeter boards for your Alpha 77Sx. If you are converting your Alpha 76A or 78 to use 3CX800A7 tubes, we supply an autotransformer to convert the filament voltage to 13.6 Vac. See the shop menu for more details.
John is experienced in the repair of ANY brand of linear amplifier, both RF and audio, vacuum tube and solid-state, including ACOM, ALPHA, BTI, Command Technologies, Collins, HEATHKIT, ICOM, KENWOOD, Mentron, National, Ten-Tec, TPL Communications, YAESU and others. John also specializes in the repair of all legacy and new ALPHA Amplifiers including the ALPHA 274, 374, 374A, 76A, 77Dx, 77Sx, 78, 86, 87A, 89, 91b, 99, 8100, 8406, 8410 and 9500. He can be contacted at (714) 412-7399 or can be reached via email … email@example.com.
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About Island Amplifier USA
ISLAND AMPLIFIER USA was founded by John Stanford, KF6I, in 2014. ISLAND AMPLIFIER USA offers 1) BEKO Elektronik Sales & Service for US, Canada and Central America, 2) Professional HF amplifier repair service and 3) Restoration products to extend the life of legacy ALPHA ETO AMPLIFIERS (see SHOP menu).In 2014, John was approached by Mac McCullough, W5MC, to develop a replacement HV diode assembly for his Alpha 77Sx amplifier. Mac had just upgraded his amplifier with a new transformer and capacitor and wanted to replace the high voltage rectifier board with a modern, up-to-date design. John and Mac collaborated on the development of this board, and the rest is history . . . fifty assemblies have been successfully integrated.
John began servicing HF linear amplifiers professionally in 2014. One need that immediately arose in the repair efforts was a replacement front panel for some of the Alpha series of amplifiers. A problem with the original paint used on many legacy Alpha amplifiers leaves the panel gooey, sticky and prone to scratches after a few years.
To solve this problem, John began manufacturing replacement front panels for the Alpha 374A, 76A and 78 amplifiers. In 2016, John added U-covers (aka wrappers) for the same amplifiers. In 2017, John added front, top and side panels for the Alpha 77Sx and 77Dx.