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Alpha 78

Posted: Sun Jan 09, 2005 4:31 pm
by ctgoldwing
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?

Posted: Sun Jan 09, 2005 9:19 pm
by wa4cch
: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


Posted: Sun Jan 16, 2005 8:57 pm
by wa4cch
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


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

Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2005 12:12 am
by K4ICL
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.


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 11/29

Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2005 3:27 am
by ctgoldwing
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!


Alpha 78

Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 12:41 am
by NA2NA
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