Re: KPA500 No Power Output
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I don't know how people can repair their Elecraft equipment w/o a schematic. I have products from a great number of companies such as Palstar and Alpha. My Palstar 5K dummy load and AT-5K transmatch came with a schematic and my Alpha 8410 had a schematic on RF Concepts' website. All my Heathkit gear came with schematics and deatiled photos.
If the schematics are supposedly on the FCC website then they are in the public domain. Anybody intent on stealing their "secrets" can do so simply by buying a Elecraft product and copying it.
So, why not just make things easier for existing customers?
From: David Bunte <dpbunte@...>
To: Elecraft K3 List <Elecraft-K3@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Apr 6, 2020 8:05 am
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] KPA500 No Power Output
I don't want to pick a fight with you, and I am not posting this to the list which could result in a lot of OT comments, but I wonder... if you have been a loyal Elecraft customer for over a decade, without schematics being posted online, is THAT a reason to not get a K4?
My guess is that the decision to not post the schematic may be a small line of defense against their designs being stolen, although I realize that won't stop someone who is really intent on doing so.
And, who knows, if enough people take your position, they may begin posting schematics.
Very 73 de Dave - K9FN
On Mon, Apr 6, 2020 at 7:54 AM Christopher Scibelli via groups.io <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: