Re: K3S to be discontinued
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This is very true. You CANNOT make a K3 into a K3S completely regardless of what upgrades/extras etc. you add.
Yes, you can get very close to the performance, but there’s a number of things that are unique to the K3S.
Some simple research will reveal them as I don’t have the time to look them all up.
Beware people advertising a K3S as actually an upgraded K3….simply put, it ain’t.
73, Charlie k3ICH
Elecraft-K3@groups.io <Elecraft-K3@groups.io> On Behalf Of
Bob McGraw - K4TAXSent:
Saturday, November 02, 2019 8:49 PMTo:
Re: [Elecraft-K3] K3S to be discontinued
A K3 can be updated almost to a K3S but it will always be a K3. The genuine K3S is only available as purchased from Elecraft.
On Nov 2, 2019, at 7:44 PM, Christopher Scibelli via Groups.Io <nu1oscar@...> wrote:
I bought my K3 in kit form. I think the cost was about $3,200. About 5 years later I added the P3 which I saw no point in building so no savings from a kit. If I can bring this up to a K3S for a G-note I don't think that's unreasonable. I did make about 60,000 Qs while I've had the K3 and I made Honor Roll so adding $1,000 after a decade of very heavy use isn't unreasonable in my humble opinion. Hopefully, I get another decade of use from the rig. If it lasts that long it probably will be time to buy a new State of the Art rig. Plus, I rather put the money into more antennas.
I'll call Elecraft on Monday to get a new RA (I can't find mine any longer and it may have expired after 6 months) and see what options I need to have installed to bring this up to as close to a new K3S as possible. I love the rig and see no point in buying a K4. BTW, I hit the big 60 in August.
Harry, K7ZOV, if I weren't having all these mods done I'd try Deoxit and the like. Thanks for the tip!
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