Charlie T, k3ICH
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If you only want an FM box for 2M, then yes, buy a separate radio.
However, if you need SSB/CW for DX and contests, then the internal unit is the only way to go.
73, Charlie k3ICH
From: Elecraft-K3@groups.io <Elecraft-K3@groups.io> On Behalf Of Christopher Scibelli via groups.io
About 3 or 4 years ago I asked an Elecraft employee about adding their internal 2 meter addition to my K3 and he talked me out of it. He said I'd be better off with a 2 meter mobile rig or even a cheap 2 meter HT. That was enough to dissuade me as companies don't often knock their own products. I bought a Yaesu FT-991 on closeout for under a grand that covers HF, 2 meters and 70 CM. Now I have a backup rig to my K3 and VHF/UHF bands for almost solely repeater use. I'm glad the employee gave me honest advice.
I have and use the internal 2 meter transverter in the K3S, but didn't know they made any others. I use it occasionally for 2 meter FM, more for SSB, and also to drive external transverters for 23cm and 3cm.
On Fri, Apr 10, 2020 at 4:18 PM Mel Marcus <melm@...> wrote: