Since 1976, Alster Communications has provided professional representation to the Pacific Northwest



Coverage Verification




   Verify LTE / FirstNet Coverage

   Survey Technologies coverage testing solution utilize a Sonim XP8 Test Handset for coverage and performance measurements of your LTE systems RSRP and RSRQ. Field Test 7 can analyze measurements and graphically display coverage as colored contour plots or produce points showing measurement locations and results on satellite maps.


Indoor Coverage Verification for P25

   Survey Technologies (STI) Indoor coverage testing solutions utilize test portables for coverage and performance measurements of Project 25 phase I/II or conventional. Leveraging a test portables selectivity and sensitivity, STI’s Field Test 7 will accurately measure signals even in difficult RF environments like in buildings with marginal signal conditions.


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Viavi - T-BERD 5800





        The T-BERD®/MTS-5800 handheld network tester is the one tool that network technicians and engineers need to install, turn-up, and maintain their networks. It supports both the legacy and emerging technologies required to handle various network applications including metro/core, mobile backhaul, and business services installations.

   The industry’s smallest handheld instrument can test throughout the service life cycle, including fiber characterization, service activation, troubleshooting, and maintenance. Advanced Ethernet test features such as TrueSpeed per RFC 6349, J-Profiler™, Wirespeed capture/decode, and automated J-Mentor, help field technicians test their networks faster and more accurately than ever before.

   Simplifies multi-technology testing with an all-in-one dual- 10 G handheld, optimized for field use with a multitouch screen, scripted workflows, and clear results, supports efficient best practices with repeatable methods and procedures with Job Manager guided workflows, speeds fiber characterization, Ethernet service activation, and troubleshooting.

The T-BERD 5800 is the prefect test set for mobile and backhaul characterization, validation, and

Troubleshooting. Converged Ethernet/IP network testing and troubleshooting at 10 Mbps to 10 G interfaces. Fiber link characterization and troubleshooting. Installation and maintenance of OTN and legacy SONET/SDH and TDM/PDH networks. Remote radio head (RRH) testing at the wireless

basestation, including CPRI 1-9 rates. PIM and interference testing over optical links (RFoCPRI) and Next generation Fronthaul eCPRI support.


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Alster Communications is a Manufacturers Representative for the Celluar, Public Safety and Two-Way radio communication markets.  It was originally based in Boise, Idaho having been founded in October 1976 by Russ Ellsworth as a test equipment representative.


Effective January 2015, it is headquartered in Lolo, Montana and we provide full-service marketing and technical relations for our factories from each of our six offices;


Main Office: Lolo/Missoula, MT - Cliff Peck

Remote Offices:

Anchorage, AK - Paul Merkouris

Castle Rock, CO - Mark Sexton

Mililani, HI - Teejay Nguyen

Chehalis, WA - Thad Parker

Portland, OR - Brock Elam



We have a combined 89 years of selling experience of our products in the  Northwest and Hawaii.  Alster Communications provides the expertise and creative talent to market your products.

Our Territory - The Pacific Northwest and Hawaii

We cover the entire states of Alaska, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming from the following five offices:

Anchorage, AK

Denver, CO

Mililani, HI

Portland, OR

Lolo/Missoula, MT

Chehalis, WA



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ACES 2020

ID, MT, WA May 5-7, 2020

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