Alpha 78

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ctgoldwing
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Alpha 78

Post by ctgoldwing » Sun Jan 09, 2005 4:31 pm

I have an Alpha 78 that has been sitting in a closet for 17 years. It is in pristine condition. When I was using it (for abt 2 yrs) it was for DX chasing so there aren't many xmit hours. Any idea of a fair price for it?
Thanks!
Jerry

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Post by wa4cch » Sun Jan 09, 2005 9:19 pm

:P hello
if it were mine i would put new pwr supply caps and new diode's and put it back to work you couldn't pry it from my hands if you don't want to do that send it to me fob and i will :P

chuck/wa4cch

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Post by wa4cch » Sun Jan 16, 2005 8:57 pm

hi only thing have been able to find is a a76 for 1400.00 if i find anything on the
a78 i'll let you know

chuck

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An Apha 78 in pristine conditon is worth $2,100.

Post by K4ICL » Mon Jan 17, 2005 12:12 am

Here is a copy of an ad I found on the Internet asking $1,500 for an Alpha 78 that needs to be restored. The original price for an Alpha 78 was $3,450. A pristine Alpha 78 is highly saught after and is worth at least $2,100.

K4ICL

For Sale: 1004
Alpha 78 Linear Amp. Only 150 hours of use, then stored for the last 20 years. Needs new Panel and cover paint. Chassis is just like new. Can be completely reconditioned by Crosslink. $1500.
KX4J 970 704-9211 gbl@sopris.net 11/29

ctgoldwing
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Post by ctgoldwing » Mon Jan 17, 2005 3:27 am

Thanks so much for posting that info! At least it gives me a starting point. Unfortubately I sold my Bird & have no dummy load to play with. . . I am aware of the issues when firing up a rig that hasn't been turned on in a long time. . . I thought that ETO (rip) used to offer a 'refirb' service. I'll try to find out if the new company does the same. Otherwise I may have to prevail on some of the locals to set it up & test it out. I guess we will know soon enough if you can 'reform' electrolytics, hi.
Thanks again for responding!

73,
Jerry
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Alpha 78

Post by NA2NA » Mon Apr 18, 2005 12:41 am

Great AMP...
I had to replace the front panel and cover due to the sticky panel syndrome... The amp will last for ever if used right. I see you are in 1 land, if I can help let me know...
I am guessing between $1500 and 2000

73 Will NA2NA

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