Old Alpha Wireless Building

Image: Mankato Mobile Radio in 1979


On February 25th, 1958, Jens Mikkelson founded Mankato Mobile Radio as an Authorized Motorola Service Station. The primary services were installation and service of equipment sold by Motorola Inc. in Schaumburg, IL. Mankato Mobile Radio was purchased by Paul & Joyce Hoefs in 1979.

Alpha Wireless Communications is the Authorized Motorola Service Center for Southern Minnesota, and the System Select Dealer, Motorola Two-Way Dealer, and a Networking Solutions Provider for the region.

In over 65 years of doing business, we have been recognized by Motorola Solutions 7 times as top partner for sales and customer service excellence from Motorola and have received the 1st ever Letter of Commendation for Quality. In 2009 we received the MOTOSTAR Award, the highest recognition offered through Motorola.