May 7-9, 2019

May 7: Salem, OR, Holiday Inn Salem

May 8: Tacoma, WA, Best Western Plus Tacoma Dome

May 9: Anchorage, AK, The Lakefront Anchorage

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The Alster Communications Electronics Showcase (ACES) is a one day training and product showcase put  on with the support of the Manufacturers that Alster represents.

   We provide 6 technical seminars throughout the day and dedicated time with our Manufacturers to see the latest products available in the Communications industry.

   ACES is a great day of training and networking with your peers in the Industry. We also provide lunch and giveaways all at no cost to our Customers!


ACES Schedule of Events

Seminar Room  A


Testing & Aligning

Portable and Mobile Radios

Viavi Aeroflex will discuss proper techniques for aligning radios. We will cover manual and        Autotest, testing and alignment.

Bill Nichols, Wichita, KS                          Viavi Aeroflex

Exhibits Open 9:30 AM



Site Monitoring

Discussion by TASC  Systems of the various 

components and applications of a site

monitoring system.

Bill Neale Vancouver, BC               TASC Systems, Inc.


Noon - Lunch & Door Prizes



Radio Systems

Codan Communications - learn more about analog and P25 radio systems.


Rick Felt  Victoria, BC Codan Communications




Seminar Room  B


The RSP-Z2 Dual Channel Gateway Distributed Architecture

JPS will discuss new architecture for the RSP-Z2 as well as Push To Talk over Cellular.


Iggy Bragado, North Carolina          JPS Interoperability


Exhibits Open 9:30 AM



Passive Intermodulation Theory and Low-PIM cable solutions

Times Microwave will discuss Passive Intermodulation, What is it and how to mitigate it.

Tony Fedor, Connecticut         Times Microwave


Noon - Lunch & Door Prizes


12:45 PM

In-Vehicle Repeaters

Discussion and overview of the benefits

and issues in extending radio coverage

around both commercial, public safety and

utility vehicles.


Chris Carbajal Irvine, CA                Pyramid Communications


Exhibit Area

Bird Technologies - Site Analyzer, Spectrum Analyzer, Wattmeter's, Signal Boosters.

Cadex - Battery Analyzers and Maintenance Systems

Codan Radio - P25 Base Stations/Repeaters/Links - VHF/UHF/800 - Simulcast

Federal Signal - Outdoor/Indoor Emergency Warning and Notificaction Sirens

Lyncole - Grounding Products for Equipment Protection

OTTO Communications - Audio Accessories for Portable Radios

Pulse/Larsen Antennas -Mobile Antennas For Public Safety and Commercial

Power Products - Replacement batteries, mobile battery chargers

Pyramid Communications - In-Vehicle Repeaters, Mobile Date Terminals.

JPS Communications - Fixed and Mobile Interoperability Equipment, PTToC, Voters

Survey Technologies - RF  Outdoor & Indoor Coverage Verification Software.

TASC Systems - Site Monitoring Equipment.

Times Microwave - Flexible Jumpers / Cable / Lightning Protection.

TXRX Systems -Cavities, duplexers, RX multi-couplers.

VIAVI / Aeroflex - Service Monitors



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

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

Mililani, HI - Teejay Nguyen

Chehalis, WA - Thad Parker

Portland, OR - Brock Elam



We have a combined 54 years of selling experience of our products in the Pacific 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



Find your representative.

     What's New?


ACES 2019

OR, WA, AK May 7-9, 2019

ACES 2020

ID, MT, WA May 5-7, 2020

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