Re: Tranverter

Rick NK7I

Or if you remote op while traveling, it’s convenient to keep in touch with your home repeater/s.   Done that too. 

Rick NK7I

Smell Czech corruptions are inevitable

On Apr 10, 2020, at 8:35 PM, Charlie T, k3ICH <pincon@...> wrote:

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: <> On Behalf Of Christopher Scibelli via
Sent: Friday, April 10, 2020 7:33 PM
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] Tranverter


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. 


Chris  NU1O

-----Original Message-----
From: redarlington <rdarlington@...>
To: Elecraft-K3 <>
Sent: Fri, Apr 10, 2020 6:40 pm
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] Tranverter

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.


-Bob N3XKB


On Fri, Apr 10, 2020 at 4:18 PM Mel Marcus <melm@...> wrote:

Has anyone used any for the k3 internal transverters ? especially the 220MHZ


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