Re: K3S parts availability???
If you want to preserve your rubber buttons, use an external keypad...toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
for my solution to this...
I now have 64 keys that will launch any macro programmed into the P3/SVGA... My favorite is the CW DX macro... I SPOT a CW station, (using the keypad), then hit the "SPLIT + 5" button, and the macro moves the CW station to the left side of the P3, sets the bandwidth for the P3 to 6 KHz., and finally makes VFO-B the transmit frequency control, while showing the 6 KHz. above the DX station on the P3... Takes about half a second to run, and all with a single button press...
I almost never touch the front of the radio anymore... If I have some action I do a lot, I just program a macro for it, assign it to a key on the keypad and I never touch the radio again for that function...
73, and thanks,
ARRL Volunteer Examiner
ARRL Technical Specialist, RFI
ARRL Asst. Director, NW Division, Technical Resources
On 11/7/20 8:54 AM, Szab� Istv�n wrote:
The rubber buttons will wear out earlier or later that might be a concern only. If you are concerned buy now spare component and you will be a happy old timer radio owner after decades.