Re: Re-listing K3S For sale
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My reason for selling is not because of the K4, it is because I have 3 K3S. Wife said it is time to down size. The K4 which has a lot of nice eye candy will take many upgrades and lots of $$$$$ to perform as well as a K3S.
Also as I learned a long time ago there are some things you don’t want to be the first on the block to buy. Nothing is perfect the first timeout and there can be many bugs that will need to be worked out as they are discovered. They could be software, which is easy to correct, or hardware, which might be more difficult to correct.
Case in point, look at all of the changes and mods that were done over the years to the early K3s. There were a lot of hardware changes that required parts/components to be removed and, or added, or replaced. Most of the mods required soldering, all of the components are SMD, so how many hams are capable of, or have the equipment to replace the SMD components? So the K4 might have to make a few trips back to Elecraft. Shipping charges are very expensive these days.
So for me I will stick with the K3S which has all of the bugs worked out, I just don’t need 3 of them.
On Jul 2, 2019, at 3:14 PM, dalej via Groups.Io <dalej2@...> wrote: