Two major American ham radio manufacturers are now one. RF Concepts, the company that manufactures Alpha power amplifiers, has purchased Ten-Tec, Inc. Both Alpha - based in Longmont, Colorado - and Ten-Tec - headquartered in Sevierville, Tennessee -- will continue to operate independently but under joint management, according a May 9 announcement from RF Concepts Chairman Michael Seedman, AA6DY.
Plans call for Alpha's manufacturing operations to move to Sevierville once a new operations facility is found, while engineering, technical and customer support services and many front-office operations will be based in Colorado. Ten-Tec President Jim Wharton, NO4A, and Alpha President Ken Long, N0QO, will remain in charge of their respective divisions.