Congratulations on your retirement!



   Paul Merkouris began his Manufacturer's Representative career working with Alster in 1998 covering Alaska. Paul has worked tirelessly to build Alster’s reputation and business in Alaska and his goal has always been to provide the best Service and Support to our Customers. We have all learned a great deal from his example.  Paul resigned at the end of 2020 for a very well-deserved retirement.  However, he will continue to train and support our new Alaska rep, Brock Elam with Federal Signal. Although he will be greatly missed, we wish Paul all the best in the next chapter of his life!                       


Brock Elam will be taking over for Paul. Brock currently covers Oregon and Southern Washington. He has been with Alster since 2015. Brock has also joined in on Alster’s ACES roadshow in Alaska, so you may have meet him at the conference. Brock loves the outdoors: hunting, fishing, backpacking, etc. Alaska is a goof fit for him. Brock can be contacted at:


Brock Elam


Codan - MT-4E Repeater / Base










Codan’s MT-4E Series analog and P25 infrastructure platform continues to offer industry- leading reliability, flexibility and performance. The MT-4E Series is the foundation for thousands of radio sites, either as standalone repeaters/base
stations, or providing coverage into the most challenging environments. From remote mountaintop base stations and repeaters, to voting and simulcast solutions, to trunked radio systems, thousands of users across the globe trust their business and their safety to the MT- 4E’s seamless and problemfree operation. The MT-4E Series is a modular system based on a 19-inch subrack platform consisting of a signal routing motherboard and 3RU rack mounting chassis. Hotswap capable RF and control modules are arranged in the subrack housing to create a multitude of different repeater and base station system configurations to suit any communications need. Available in VHF, UHF, 700/800/900 MHz bands and analog or P25.

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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 - Brock Elam

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. 

Our Territory - The Pacific Northwest, Rocky Mountains and Hawaii

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

Anchorage, AK

Castle Rock, CO

Mililani, HI

Portland, OR

Lolo/Missoula, MT

Chehalis, WA



Find your representative.

 What's New?


ACES 2021

October 12, 2021 - Boise, ID 

Ocotber 13, 2021- Butte, MT 

October 14 -Spokane, WA 


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