Ameritron ALS-606/s

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio Equipment Reviews' started by WX4SGA, Jul 24, 2019.

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  1. WX4SGA

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    I purchased the Ameritron ALS-606/s in November 2018. I had to return it the first week because it was defective but, the company did send a replacement out quickly. I babied the amp, making sure the SWR was nil or at least below 1:2 at the highest and not driving it above 70w. Now just 8 months into use the amp just quit. First thing I did was to check the fuses. They were good. I checked the power. Also good. I called Ameritron and after talking to their "tec" person he just said to send it in. Now sent it UPS with insurance which was just over $100, Ameritron has the ALS-606/s. I called today and was told they have it but it will be 3-4 weeks before they will be able to even look at it. They never even botherd to email me to let me know it arrived.

    I strongly suggest avoiding buying this system since their support is lacking and customer service is non existent.
     
  2. WX4SGA

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    PS: as it stands right now I would not purchace any Ameritron amp because of their poor customer service as well as their repair system. Just beware.
     
  3. N8FVJ

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    Pay the money and buy Acom.
     
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  4. WX4SGA

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    As of 16 Aug it has not yet been looked at. "It is almost at the top of the line" which means some time maybe this month to just be looked at.
     
  5. WX4SGA

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    Here is all I get from Ameritron:
    Message:

    I'm afraid we're a bit backed up and haven't had a chance to get to it yet. We will get it repaired and back to you as soon as possible.
    Date: 2019-08-01 11:20:09
    Name: John
    Next:
    Message:

    We're working our way towards it but we haven't gotten to it yet. It's close to the front of the line.

    Best regards,
    Date: 2019-08-13 11:26:48
    Name: John

    Why are they so backed up in service? maybe too many returns? My personal opinion is to avoid Ameritron products
     

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