Re: K3S parts availability???

Dave (NK7Z)

If you want to preserve your rubber buttons, use an external keypad...

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,
Dave (NK7Z)
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.
73, István

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