There was just enough space on the 4-band module for miniature, low-TC trimmers. Piston trimmers wouldn't fit.
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On Jan 12, 2020, at 8:00 AM, dalej via Groups.Io <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
I wonder if somehow piston trimmers could be retrofitted, I know that piston trimmers are very stable, but aren’t cheap. Just a suggestion. I do not own a K1.
On 12, Jan 2020, at 9:57, Dave Cole <dave@...> wrote:
That is good to hear!
73, and thanks,
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On 1/12/20 7:54 AM, N6KR wrote:
Marsh <@KA5M> wrote:We will always be able to repair your ATU, Marsh.
Just so I understand, if the auto tuner in my K3s were to stop working, Elecraft can no longer supply a complete new auto tuner board that I could plug in, but will still do board level repair as long as any special ICs that might be required are still available? Please tell me that is correct.
In general, we can get parts for all of our products for repair purposes even if they're no longer offered for sale new. The one exception to that in recent years was the highly stable trimmer capacitors used in the 4-band module for the K1. The sole source for those dried up.
On Saturday, January 11, 2020, 09:18:26 PM CST, N6KR <n6kr@...> wrote:
The K4 is the replacement for the K3S + P3. This is a long-planned transition, and we've gradually drawn down stocks of the latter, including all options.
I'm sorry we can't provide options for all of our legacy products indefinitely. But we will of course continue to repair and otherwise support them.
We have three complete transceiver product lines aside from the K3S: The ultraportable KX2, its larger brother the KX3 (used by many hams as a compact home station), and the K4, our first hybrid-SDR desktop radio (with matching KPA1500 amp). All are very much active and will be for the foreseeable future.