Re: K3S parts availability???


Dave (NK7Z)
 

I am not sure that addresses the issue of things breaking, and needing a replacement... More it appears to address the needs for updates to non updated K3x line.

If Elecraft is doing component level replacement to the K3 in the event of failures, then there is really no issue here for me...

I understand that when a radio is discontinued, boards will become more and more difficult to get.

I sent my K3 in to Elecraft about a month prior to the discontinuance of the K3s, (blind luck, and a bit of paranoia about just this issue), being announced, and had all updates added I could afford, which pretty well filled out the radio, as it was pretty loaded to start with. So for me, I am only worried about things that break being repaired.

73, and thanks,
Dave (NK7Z)
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On 11/5/20 7:22 AM, David Box wrote:
I think Elecraft has addressed this with the K3/K3S options pre-order interest form where they are asking you to let them know what mods/upgrades you need in order for them to put together a production run.
<https://elecraft.com/pages/k3-k3s-options-interest-form>
Let them know so that they can do a run, if it is not on the sheet let support know and they might add it.
de Dave K5MWR
On 11/5/2020 07:53, Dave Cole wrote:
This is an interesting thread...  I hope Elecraft speaks up soon...

73, and thanks,
Dave (NK7Z)
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ARRL Technical Specialist, RFI
ARRL Asst. Director, NW Division, Technical Resources

On 11/5/20 5:50 AM, Jim - N4ST wrote:
I was offered a PA upgrade on my factory K3S a couple of years ago to improve 6M performance.

Earlier this year I decided to go ahead and get the upgrade, but was told it was no longer available.



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Jim – N4ST

*From:* Elecraft-K3@groups.io <Elecraft-K3@groups.io> *On Behalf Of *Fred-K0FG
*Sent:* Tuesday, November 3, 2020 21:26
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*Subject:* [Elecraft-K3] K3S parts availability???

How long has the K3S been discontinued?   Or has it been discontinued?    Is it obsolete?   I have a K3 and a K3s.   The K3S recently took a surge during a storm that wiped out the KIO3B USB connectivity function.   Replacement parts are not available.   I am on a list to get one, if/when they decide to make more.   Do I just give up on the K3S?    Are they just pushing the K4.   Customer support did not say they don't have the parts in stock, they just said to put your name on the list so if they decide to make more they will let you know.  No estimated date of when they will even make the decision, let alone make the parts?   It all depends on demand???  Does not sound very comforting to me.    Yeah, I am very disappointed.
Fred, K0FG





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