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Re: internal tuners sold out

Clay Autery
 

Hardly....  I cannot imagine the overhead required to support the entire K3s K-line an then also the New K4 (in all its permutations) and the KPA-1500, etc, etc...

The K3 has had a wonderfully successful run.  I've stuffed mine full of every option I can find, and look forward to several more decades of using it until I pass it on to one of my children.

Now to work on a strategy to create a "need" for a K4HD/KPA1500 combo....  <big smile>

73,

______________________
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(318) 518-1389
On 01/11/20 17:20, dalej via Groups.Io wrote:

It almost apears they are going out of business.  Sad to see this.

Dale, K9VUJ



On 10, Jan 2020, at 23:28, Clay Autery <KY5G@...> wrote:

Yep....  IF you want K3(s) parts, especially major assemblies, you'd best get them soon.

I got THE last NIB sub-RX on the shelf a week or so ago...  They DO have some factory refurbs available...

Here's the status I got on December 30th:  (I'll bet it's changed a bunch since then.  NOTE: this is only a list of statuses on the parts I was ordering.)

  • KRX3A:  9 available as refurbished (reworked, not necessarily used).
  • KBPF3A: plenty of stock available for the foreseeable future
  • K144xv:  we have only a handful of these at this time.  Undetermined whether or not there will be another work order for purchase from vendor.
  • K144rflk:  we have approximately 10 in stock - most in refurbished
  • KFL3A-6K:  limited availability
  • KFL3a-2.8:  we have about 15 or 20 of these at this time.  If we did not have them available when you want them you could most likely buy them directly from our vendor (Vibroplex).
  • KFL3A-400:  this is probably one of the 2 most popular K3/K3S filters.  We do have a good number of these available at this time but they will probably go fast
  • SP3;  we have 25 of these available at this time.  Undetermined whether or not there will be another work order for purchase/build.
AFTER MY order....
  • I got the last KRX3A NIB, so maybe still the 9 re-worked (1 year factory warranty)
  • Got one of the KBPF3A, but they have plenty.
  • K144xv, I got one, so the handful they had is smaller.
  • K144rflk, I got one of the last new ones...  leas than 10 in stock, and you SHOULD have one of these with the K144xv
  • KFL3A-6K, I got another one...  more limited now.
  • KFL3a-2.8, I got TWO, They were the older INRAD brand 8-pole in Faraday cage, not the newer "Vibroplex"
  • KFL3A-400, I got one of these.... BUT it was NOT the INRAD 8-pole with a Faraday cage... It was the "new" Vibroplex part... only 6-pole and has an offset.  Elecraft support told me that my INRAD and Vibroplex filters will "play nice" because of the NEW synthesizers I have in my K3s...  Said to put the offset for JUST the sub-RX in ONLY the subRX field and "let the synthesizers do the heavy lifting."  THIS bothers me, and I may well drop yet another $170.00 on a matching Vibroplex part...  I don't know if I can stand having wildly different filters in the same position on the 2 receivers....  I think it will drive me nuts.
  • SP3, I got TWO...  They now have 23 or fewer.



73,
Clay



Re: internal tuners sold out

southdaleus
 

I was going to order a couple of items, SP3, but when I found the shipping from California was $36, I said forget it.  Why is UPS shipping for a small light box to be $36??

The SP3 is a very good speaker, but at $200 (rounded off) then add another $36 for shipping, it’s too much.  

Dale, K9VUJ

On 11, Jan 2020, at 17:53, dalej via Groups.Io <dalej2@...> wrote:

My only a guess, is it’s the change of *contractors* to employees per the California state law, plus additional requirments for small businesses in California.  I would advise Elecraft to reform their business to another state which is more small business frendly. Maybe Texas for one.  

Plus, you won’t have to deal with an earthquake that is coming sometime in the future.  

Cheers

Dale, K9VUJ

 

On 11, Jan 2020, at 17:40, NS2N_PTA@... wrote:

I also surprised by this ... I think of the K3S as a "new" radio. Was going to upgrade one of my elder K3 rigs, but if stuff isn't available ... for repair/replacement ...

Besides, is the K4 tuner so radically different than a K3 model? I'd have thought they were identical .. that tuner is not a weak point in the system. Or was it?


From: Elecraft-K3@groups.io <Elecraft-K3@groups.io> on behalf of dalej via Groups.Io <dalej2@...>
Sent: Saturday, January 11, 2020 6:33:00 PM
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io <Elecraft-K3@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] internal tuners sold out
 
Having been and still are an Elecraft owner since 2007, I’m a bit taken aback from the sudden abandonment of the K3/s line of radios and the acsssories/options.  What is going on that has caused this change??  

Dale, K9VUJ



On 11, Jan 2020, at 17:20, dalej via Groups.Io <dalej2@...> wrote:

It almost apears they are going out of business.  Sad to see this.

Dale, K9VUJ



On 10, Jan 2020, at 23:28, Clay Autery <KY5G@...> wrote:

Yep....  IF you want K3(s) parts, especially major assemblies, you'd best get them soon.

I got THE last NIB sub-RX on the shelf a week or so ago...  They DO have some factory refurbs available...

Here's the status I got on December 30th:  (I'll bet it's changed a bunch since then.  NOTE: this is only a list of statuses on the parts I was ordering.)

  • KRX3A:  9 available as refurbished (reworked, not necessarily used).
  • KBPF3A: plenty of stock available for the foreseeable future
  • K144xv:  we have only a handful of these at this time.  Undetermined whether or not there will be another work order for purchase from vendor.
  • K144rflk:  we have approximately 10 in stock - most in refurbished
  • KFL3A-6K:  limited availability
  • KFL3a-2.8:  we have about 15 or 20 of these at this time.  If we did not have them available when you want them you could most likely buy them directly from our vendor (Vibroplex).
  • KFL3A-400:  this is probably one of the 2 most popular K3/K3S filters.  We do have a good number of these available at this time but they will probably go fast
  • SP3;  we have 25 of these available at this time.  Undetermined whether or not there will be another work order for purchase/build.
AFTER MY order....
  • I got the last KRX3A NIB, so maybe still the 9 re-worked (1 year factory warranty)
  • Got one of the KBPF3A, but they have plenty.
  • K144xv, I got one, so the handful they had is smaller.
  • K144rflk, I got one of the last new ones...  leas than 10 in stock, and you SHOULD have one of these with the K144xv
  • KFL3A-6K, I got another one...  more limited now.
  • KFL3a-2.8, I got TWO, They were the older INRAD brand 8-pole in Faraday cage, not the newer "Vibroplex"
  • KFL3A-400, I got one of these.... BUT it was NOT the INRAD 8-pole with a Faraday cage... It was the "new" Vibroplex part... only 6-pole and has an offset.  Elecraft support told me that my INRAD and Vibroplex filters will "play nice" because of the NEW synthesizers I have in my K3s...  Said to put the offset for JUST the sub-RX in ONLY the subRX field and "let the synthesizers do the heavy lifting."  THIS bothers me, and I may well drop yet another $170.00 on a matching Vibroplex part...  I don't know if I can stand having wildly different filters in the same position on the 2 receivers....  I think it will drive me nuts.
  • SP3, I got TWO...  They now have 23 or fewer.



73,
Clay






Re: internal tuners sold out

southdaleus
 

My only a guess, is it’s the change of *contractors* to employees per the California state law, plus additional requirments for small businesses in California.  I would advise Elecraft to reform their business to another state which is more small business frendly. Maybe Texas for one.  

Plus, you won’t have to deal with an earthquake that is coming sometime in the future.  

Cheers

Dale, K9VUJ

 

On 11, Jan 2020, at 17:40, NS2N_PTA@... wrote:

I also surprised by this ... I think of the K3S as a "new" radio. Was going to upgrade one of my elder K3 rigs, but if stuff isn't available ... for repair/replacement ...

Besides, is the K4 tuner so radically different than a K3 model? I'd have thought they were identical .. that tuner is not a weak point in the system. Or was it?


From: Elecraft-K3@groups.io <Elecraft-K3@groups.io> on behalf of dalej via Groups.Io <dalej2@...>
Sent: Saturday, January 11, 2020 6:33:00 PM
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io <Elecraft-K3@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] internal tuners sold out
 
Having been and still are an Elecraft owner since 2007, I’m a bit taken aback from the sudden abandonment of the K3/s line of radios and the acsssories/options.  What is going on that has caused this change??  

Dale, K9VUJ



On 11, Jan 2020, at 17:20, dalej via Groups.Io <dalej2@...> wrote:

It almost apears they are going out of business.  Sad to see this.

Dale, K9VUJ



On 10, Jan 2020, at 23:28, Clay Autery <KY5G@...> wrote:

Yep....  IF you want K3(s) parts, especially major assemblies, you'd best get them soon.

I got THE last NIB sub-RX on the shelf a week or so ago...  They DO have some factory refurbs available...

Here's the status I got on December 30th:  (I'll bet it's changed a bunch since then.  NOTE: this is only a list of statuses on the parts I was ordering.)

  • KRX3A:  9 available as refurbished (reworked, not necessarily used).
  • KBPF3A: plenty of stock available for the foreseeable future
  • K144xv:  we have only a handful of these at this time.  Undetermined whether or not there will be another work order for purchase from vendor.
  • K144rflk:  we have approximately 10 in stock - most in refurbished
  • KFL3A-6K:  limited availability
  • KFL3a-2.8:  we have about 15 or 20 of these at this time.  If we did not have them available when you want them you could most likely buy them directly from our vendor (Vibroplex).
  • KFL3A-400:  this is probably one of the 2 most popular K3/K3S filters.  We do have a good number of these available at this time but they will probably go fast
  • SP3;  we have 25 of these available at this time.  Undetermined whether or not there will be another work order for purchase/build.
AFTER MY order....
  • I got the last KRX3A NIB, so maybe still the 9 re-worked (1 year factory warranty)
  • Got one of the KBPF3A, but they have plenty.
  • K144xv, I got one, so the handful they had is smaller.
  • K144rflk, I got one of the last new ones...  leas than 10 in stock, and you SHOULD have one of these with the K144xv
  • KFL3A-6K, I got another one...  more limited now.
  • KFL3a-2.8, I got TWO, They were the older INRAD brand 8-pole in Faraday cage, not the newer "Vibroplex"
  • KFL3A-400, I got one of these.... BUT it was NOT the INRAD 8-pole with a Faraday cage... It was the "new" Vibroplex part... only 6-pole and has an offset.  Elecraft support told me that my INRAD and Vibroplex filters will "play nice" because of the NEW synthesizers I have in my K3s...  Said to put the offset for JUST the sub-RX in ONLY the subRX field and "let the synthesizers do the heavy lifting."  THIS bothers me, and I may well drop yet another $170.00 on a matching Vibroplex part...  I don't know if I can stand having wildly different filters in the same position on the 2 receivers....  I think it will drive me nuts.
  • SP3, I got TWO...  They now have 23 or fewer.



73,
Clay





Re: internal tuners sold out

Clay Autery
 

That right there is the definition of AWESOMENESS!!!

THIS is why I am an Elecrafter....

______________________
Clay Autery, KY5G
(318) 518-1389
On 01/11/20 12:35, N6KR wrote:

Chuck,

I have a lab spare that's fully functional that I'll send you. What's your address?

Wayne
N6KR



On Jan 10, 2020, at 2:18 PM, Chuck Miller <cwmiller20@...> wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]

Checked with Elecraft to see about ordering an internal tuner for my old K3. Sorry all gone. Guess I waited a little too long.
Chuck, N0NC





Re: KPA500 replacement fan supplier in UK ?

Clay Autery
 

Robert....  Have you tried Newark?  Pretty sure that they have a warehouse in the UK....  I have ordered parts from Newark that were only available in the UK.

Here is the search string I used to bring up seven possible candidates for you:

https://www.newark.com/w/c/cooling-thermal-management/fans-blowers/axial-fans?supply-voltage=48v&current-type=dc&fan-frame-size=92mm&external-depth=38mm


Re: internal tuners sold out

NS2N_PTA@outlook.com
 

I also surprised by this ... I think of the K3S as a "new" radio. Was going to upgrade one of my elder K3 rigs, but if stuff isn't available ... for repair/replacement ...

Besides, is the K4 tuner so radically different than a K3 model? I'd have thought they were identical .. that tuner is not a weak point in the system. Or was it?


From: Elecraft-K3@groups.io <Elecraft-K3@groups.io> on behalf of dalej via Groups.Io <dalej2@...>
Sent: Saturday, January 11, 2020 6:33:00 PM
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io <Elecraft-K3@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] internal tuners sold out
 
Having been and still are an Elecraft owner since 2007, I’m a bit taken aback from the sudden abandonment of the K3/s line of radios and the acsssories/options.  What is going on that has caused this change??  

Dale, K9VUJ



On 11, Jan 2020, at 17:20, dalej via Groups.Io <dalej2@...> wrote:

It almost apears they are going out of business.  Sad to see this.

Dale, K9VUJ



On 10, Jan 2020, at 23:28, Clay Autery <KY5G@...> wrote:

Yep....  IF you want K3(s) parts, especially major assemblies, you'd best get them soon.

I got THE last NIB sub-RX on the shelf a week or so ago...  They DO have some factory refurbs available...

Here's the status I got on December 30th:  (I'll bet it's changed a bunch since then.  NOTE: this is only a list of statuses on the parts I was ordering.)

  • KRX3A:  9 available as refurbished (reworked, not necessarily used).
  • KBPF3A: plenty of stock available for the foreseeable future
  • K144xv:  we have only a handful of these at this time.  Undetermined whether or not there will be another work order for purchase from vendor.
  • K144rflk:  we have approximately 10 in stock - most in refurbished
  • KFL3A-6K:  limited availability
  • KFL3a-2.8:  we have about 15 or 20 of these at this time.  If we did not have them available when you want them you could most likely buy them directly from our vendor (Vibroplex).
  • KFL3A-400:  this is probably one of the 2 most popular K3/K3S filters.  We do have a good number of these available at this time but they will probably go fast
  • SP3;  we have 25 of these available at this time.  Undetermined whether or not there will be another work order for purchase/build.
AFTER MY order....
  • I got the last KRX3A NIB, so maybe still the 9 re-worked (1 year factory warranty)
  • Got one of the KBPF3A, but they have plenty.
  • K144xv, I got one, so the handful they had is smaller.
  • K144rflk, I got one of the last new ones...  leas than 10 in stock, and you SHOULD have one of these with the K144xv
  • KFL3A-6K, I got another one...  more limited now.
  • KFL3a-2.8, I got TWO, They were the older INRAD brand 8-pole in Faraday cage, not the newer "Vibroplex"
  • KFL3A-400, I got one of these.... BUT it was NOT the INRAD 8-pole with a Faraday cage... It was the "new" Vibroplex part... only 6-pole and has an offset.  Elecraft support told me that my INRAD and Vibroplex filters will "play nice" because of the NEW synthesizers I have in my K3s...  Said to put the offset for JUST the sub-RX in ONLY the subRX field and "let the synthesizers do the heavy lifting."  THIS bothers me, and I may well drop yet another $170.00 on a matching Vibroplex part...  I don't know if I can stand having wildly different filters in the same position on the 2 receivers....  I think it will drive me nuts.
  • SP3, I got TWO...  They now have 23 or fewer.



73,
Clay




Re: internal tuners sold out

Ed Pflueger
 

Probably a new product I would assume.  I just sent my K3 2971 off to them for a minor repair and check out and it wasn’t a big deal.  Having a 13 year old rig and still top of the line in performance is.  If you haven’t bought one in 13 years you apparently didn’t need it.  Hi

 

Ed AB4IQ

 

From: Elecraft-K3@groups.io [mailto:Elecraft-K3@groups.io] On Behalf Of dalej via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, January 11, 2020 5:33 PM
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] internal tuners sold out

 

Having been and still are an Elecraft owner since 2007, I’m a bit taken aback from the sudden abandonment of the K3/s line of radios and the acsssories/options.  What is going on that has caused this change??  

 

Dale, K9VUJ

 

 

 

On 11, Jan 2020, at 17:20, dalej via Groups.Io <dalej2@...> wrote:

 

It almost apears they are going out of business.  Sad to see this.

 

Dale, K9VUJ

 

 

 

On 10, Jan 2020, at 23:28, Clay Autery <KY5G@...> wrote:

 

Yep....  IF you want K3(s) parts, especially major assemblies, you'd best get them soon.

I got THE last NIB sub-RX on the shelf a week or so ago...  They DO have some factory refurbs available...

Here's the status I got on December 30th:  (I'll bet it's changed a bunch since then.  NOTE: this is only a list of statuses on the parts I was ordering.)

  • KRX3A:  9 available as refurbished (reworked, not necessarily used).
  • KBPF3A: plenty of stock available for the foreseeable future
  • K144xv:  we have only a handful of these at this time.  Undetermined whether or not there will be another work order for purchase from vendor.
  • K144rflk:  we have approximately 10 in stock - most in refurbished
  • KFL3A-6K:  limited availability
  • KFL3a-2.8:  we have about 15 or 20 of these at this time.  If we did not have them available when you want them you could most likely buy them directly from our vendor (Vibroplex).
  • KFL3A-400:  this is probably one of the 2 most popular K3/K3S filters.  We do have a good number of these available at this time but they will probably go fast
  • SP3;  we have 25 of these available at this time.  Undetermined whether or not there will be another work order for purchase/build.

AFTER MY order....

  • I got the last KRX3A NIB, so maybe still the 9 re-worked (1 year factory warranty)
  • Got one of the KBPF3A, but they have plenty.
  • K144xv, I got one, so the handful they had is smaller.
  • K144rflk, I got one of the last new ones...  leas than 10 in stock, and you SHOULD have one of these with the K144xv
  • KFL3A-6K, I got another one...  more limited now.
  • KFL3a-2.8, I got TWO, They were the older INRAD brand 8-pole in Faraday cage, not the newer "Vibroplex"
  • KFL3A-400, I got one of these.... BUT it was NOT the INRAD 8-pole with a Faraday cage... It was the "new" Vibroplex part... only 6-pole and has an offset.  Elecraft support told me that my INRAD and Vibroplex filters will "play nice" because of the NEW synthesizers I have in my K3s...  Said to put the offset for JUST the sub-RX in ONLY the subRX field and "let the synthesizers do the heavy lifting."  THIS bothers me, and I may well drop yet another $170.00 on a matching Vibroplex part...  I don't know if I can stand having wildly different filters in the same position on the 2 receivers....  I think it will drive me nuts.
  • SP3, I got TWO...  They now have 23 or fewer.



73,
Clay

 

 


Re: internal tuners sold out

Dave (NK7Z)
 

I was wondering the same thing... Hopefully Wayne will come in and clear up what is happening.

73, and thanks,
Dave (NK7Z)
https://www.nk7z.net
ARRL Volunteer Examiner
ARRL Technical Specialist
ARRL Asst. Director, NW Division, Technical Resources

On 1/11/20 3:33 PM, dalej via Groups.Io wrote:
Having been and still are an Elecraft owner since 2007, I’m a bit taken aback from the sudden abandonment of the K3/s line of radios and the acsssories/options.  What is going on that has caused this change??
Dale, K9VUJ
On 11, Jan 2020, at 17:20, dalej via Groups.Io <dalej2=mac.com@groups.io <mailto:dalej2=mac.com@groups.io>> wrote:
It almost apears they are going out of business.  Sad to see this.
Dale, K9VUJ
On 10, Jan 2020, at 23:28, Clay Autery <KY5G@montac.com <mailto:KY5G@montac.com>> wrote:
Yep....  IF you want K3(s) parts, especially major assemblies, you'd best get them soon.
I got THE last NIB sub-RX on the shelf a week or so ago...  They DO have some factory refurbs available...
*Here's the status I got on December 30th*:  (I'll bet it's changed a bunch since then.  NOTE: this is only a list of statuses on the parts I was ordering.)
* KRX3A:  9 available as refurbished (reworked, not necessarily used).
* KBPF3A: plenty of stock available for the foreseeable future
* K144xv:  we have only a handful of these at this time. Undetermined whether or not there will be another work order for
purchase from vendor.
* K144rflk:  we have approximately 10 in stock - most in refurbished
* KFL3A-6K:  limited availability
* KFL3a-2.8:  we have about 15 or 20 of these at this time.  If we did
not have them available when you want them you could most likely buy
them directly from our vendor (Vibroplex).
* KFL3A-400:  this is probably one of the 2 most popular K3/K3S
filters.  We do have a good number of these available at this
time but they will probably go fast
* SP3;  we have 25 of these available at this time.  Undetermined
whether or not there will be another work order for purchase/build.
*AFTER MY order....*
* I got the last *KRX3A* NIB, so maybe still the 9 re-worked (1 year
factory warranty)
* Got one of the *KBPF3A*, but they have plenty.
* *K144xv*, I got one, so the handful they had is smaller.
* *K144rflk*, I got one of the last new ones...  leas than 10 in
stock, and you SHOULD have one of these with the K144xv
* *KFL3A-6K*, I got another one...  more limited now.
* *KFL3a-2.8*, I got TWO, They were the older INRAD brand 8-pole in
Faraday cage, not the newer "Vibroplex"
* *KFL3A-400*, I got one of these.... BUT it was NOT the INRAD 8-pole
with a Faraday cage... It was the "new" Vibroplex part... only
6-pole and has an offset.  Elecraft support told me that my INRAD
and Vibroplex filters will "play nice" because of the NEW
synthesizers I have in my K3s...  Said to put the offset for JUST
the sub-RX in ONLY the subRX field and "let the synthesizers do the
heavy lifting."  THIS bothers me, and I may well drop yet another
$170.00 on a matching Vibroplex part...  I don't know if I can stand
having wildly different filters in the same position on the 2
receivers....  I think it will drive me nuts.
* *SP3*, I got TWO...  They now have 23 or fewer.
73,
Clay


Re: internal tuners sold out

southdaleus
 

Having been and still are an Elecraft owner since 2007, I’m a bit taken aback from the sudden abandonment of the K3/s line of radios and the acsssories/options.  What is going on that has caused this change??  

Dale, K9VUJ



On 11, Jan 2020, at 17:20, dalej via Groups.Io <dalej2@...> wrote:

It almost apears they are going out of business.  Sad to see this.

Dale, K9VUJ



On 10, Jan 2020, at 23:28, Clay Autery <KY5G@...> wrote:

Yep....  IF you want K3(s) parts, especially major assemblies, you'd best get them soon.

I got THE last NIB sub-RX on the shelf a week or so ago...  They DO have some factory refurbs available...

Here's the status I got on December 30th:  (I'll bet it's changed a bunch since then.  NOTE: this is only a list of statuses on the parts I was ordering.)

  • KRX3A:  9 available as refurbished (reworked, not necessarily used).
  • KBPF3A: plenty of stock available for the foreseeable future
  • K144xv:  we have only a handful of these at this time.  Undetermined whether or not there will be another work order for purchase from vendor.
  • K144rflk:  we have approximately 10 in stock - most in refurbished
  • KFL3A-6K:  limited availability
  • KFL3a-2.8:  we have about 15 or 20 of these at this time.  If we did not have them available when you want them you could most likely buy them directly from our vendor (Vibroplex).
  • KFL3A-400:  this is probably one of the 2 most popular K3/K3S filters.  We do have a good number of these available at this time but they will probably go fast
  • SP3;  we have 25 of these available at this time.  Undetermined whether or not there will be another work order for purchase/build.
AFTER MY order....
  • I got the last KRX3A NIB, so maybe still the 9 re-worked (1 year factory warranty)
  • Got one of the KBPF3A, but they have plenty.
  • K144xv, I got one, so the handful they had is smaller.
  • K144rflk, I got one of the last new ones...  leas than 10 in stock, and you SHOULD have one of these with the K144xv
  • KFL3A-6K, I got another one...  more limited now.
  • KFL3a-2.8, I got TWO, They were the older INRAD brand 8-pole in Faraday cage, not the newer "Vibroplex"
  • KFL3A-400, I got one of these.... BUT it was NOT the INRAD 8-pole with a Faraday cage... It was the "new" Vibroplex part... only 6-pole and has an offset.  Elecraft support told me that my INRAD and Vibroplex filters will "play nice" because of the NEW synthesizers I have in my K3s...  Said to put the offset for JUST the sub-RX in ONLY the subRX field and "let the synthesizers do the heavy lifting."  THIS bothers me, and I may well drop yet another $170.00 on a matching Vibroplex part...  I don't know if I can stand having wildly different filters in the same position on the 2 receivers....  I think it will drive me nuts.
  • SP3, I got TWO...  They now have 23 or fewer.



73,
Clay




Re: internal tuners sold out

southdaleus
 

It almost apears they are going out of business.  Sad to see this.

Dale, K9VUJ



On 10, Jan 2020, at 23:28, Clay Autery <KY5G@...> wrote:

Yep....  IF you want K3(s) parts, especially major assemblies, you'd best get them soon.

I got THE last NIB sub-RX on the shelf a week or so ago...  They DO have some factory refurbs available...

Here's the status I got on December 30th:  (I'll bet it's changed a bunch since then.  NOTE: this is only a list of statuses on the parts I was ordering.)

  • KRX3A:  9 available as refurbished (reworked, not necessarily used).
  • KBPF3A: plenty of stock available for the foreseeable future
  • K144xv:  we have only a handful of these at this time.  Undetermined whether or not there will be another work order for purchase from vendor.
  • K144rflk:  we have approximately 10 in stock - most in refurbished
  • KFL3A-6K:  limited availability
  • KFL3a-2.8:  we have about 15 or 20 of these at this time.  If we did not have them available when you want them you could most likely buy them directly from our vendor (Vibroplex).
  • KFL3A-400:  this is probably one of the 2 most popular K3/K3S filters.  We do have a good number of these available at this time but they will probably go fast
  • SP3;  we have 25 of these available at this time.  Undetermined whether or not there will be another work order for purchase/build.
AFTER MY order....
  • I got the last KRX3A NIB, so maybe still the 9 re-worked (1 year factory warranty)
  • Got one of the KBPF3A, but they have plenty.
  • K144xv, I got one, so the handful they had is smaller.
  • K144rflk, I got one of the last new ones...  leas than 10 in stock, and you SHOULD have one of these with the K144xv
  • KFL3A-6K, I got another one...  more limited now.
  • KFL3a-2.8, I got TWO, They were the older INRAD brand 8-pole in Faraday cage, not the newer "Vibroplex"
  • KFL3A-400, I got one of these.... BUT it was NOT the INRAD 8-pole with a Faraday cage... It was the "new" Vibroplex part... only 6-pole and has an offset.  Elecraft support told me that my INRAD and Vibroplex filters will "play nice" because of the NEW synthesizers I have in my K3s...  Said to put the offset for JUST the sub-RX in ONLY the subRX field and "let the synthesizers do the heavy lifting."  THIS bothers me, and I may well drop yet another $170.00 on a matching Vibroplex part...  I don't know if I can stand having wildly different filters in the same position on the 2 receivers....  I think it will drive me nuts.
  • SP3, I got TWO...  They now have 23 or fewer.



73,
Clay



Re: internal tuners sold out

Clay Autery
 

Yep....  IF you want K3(s) parts, especially major assemblies, you'd best get them soon.

I got THE last NIB sub-RX on the shelf a week or so ago...  They DO have some factory refurbs available...

Here's the status I got on December 30th:  (I'll bet it's changed a bunch since then.  NOTE: this is only a list of statuses on the parts I was ordering.)

  • KRX3A:  9 available as refurbished (reworked, not necessarily used).
  • KBPF3A: plenty of stock available for the foreseeable future
  • K144xv:  we have only a handful of these at this time.  Undetermined whether or not there will be another work order for purchase from vendor.
  • K144rflk:  we have approximately 10 in stock - most in refurbished
  • KFL3A-6K:  limited availability
  • KFL3a-2.8:  we have about 15 or 20 of these at this time.  If we did not have them available when you want them you could most likely buy them directly from our vendor (Vibroplex).
  • KFL3A-400:  this is probably one of the 2 most popular K3/K3S filters.  We do have a good number of these available at this time but they will probably go fast
  • SP3;  we have 25 of these available at this time.  Undetermined whether or not there will be another work order for purchase/build.
AFTER MY order....
  • I got the last KRX3A NIB, so maybe still the 9 re-worked (1 year factory warranty)
  • Got one of the KBPF3A, but they have plenty.
  • K144xv, I got one, so the handful they had is smaller.
  • K144rflk, I got one of the last new ones...  leas than 10 in stock, and you SHOULD have one of these with the K144xv
  • KFL3A-6K, I got another one...  more limited now.
  • KFL3a-2.8, I got TWO, They were the older INRAD brand 8-pole in Faraday cage, not the newer "Vibroplex"
  • KFL3A-400, I got one of these.... BUT it was NOT the INRAD 8-pole with a Faraday cage... It was the "new" Vibroplex part... only 6-pole and has an offset.  Elecraft support told me that my INRAD and Vibroplex filters will "play nice" because of the NEW synthesizers I have in my K3s...  Said to put the offset for JUST the sub-RX in ONLY the subRX field and "let the synthesizers do the heavy lifting."  THIS bothers me, and I may well drop yet another $170.00 on a matching Vibroplex part...  I don't know if I can stand having wildly different filters in the same position on the 2 receivers....  I think it will drive me nuts.
  • SP3, I got TWO...  They now have 23 or fewer.



73,
Clay


Re: internal tuners sold out

 

Chuck,

I have a lab spare that's fully functional that I'll send you. What's your address?

Wayne
N6KR

On Jan 10, 2020, at 2:18 PM, Chuck Miller <cwmiller20@gmail.com> wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]

Checked with Elecraft to see about ordering an internal tuner for my old K3. Sorry all gone. Guess I waited a little too long.
Chuck, N0NC


Re: internal tuners sold out

ke9uw
 

Rats. That seems kind of premature...


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internal tuners sold out

Chuck Miller
 
Edited

Checked with Elecraft to see about ordering an internal tuner for my old K3. Sorry all gone. Guess I waited a little too long.
Chuck, N0NC


Re: K3 Returns to Data mode

Mike Flowers
 

Hi Jerry,

Glad that it helped. 

-- 73 de Mike Flowers, K6MKF, NCDXC - "It's about DX!"

On Jan 10, 2020, at 9:59 AM, Jerry <W1IE@...> wrote:



Mike,

 

There is CAT software  and it is using DTR and RTS on a COMM PORT.  Just changed it and that appears to solve the problem. Thank you very much

 

From: Elecraft-K3@groups.io <Elecraft-K3@groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike Flowers
Sent: Friday, January 10, 2020 12:17 PM
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] K3 Returns to Data mode

 

Is there any CAT control software involved?   If so, it may be enforcing a Mode change.

 

- 73 and good DX de Mike, K6MKF, NCDXC Secretary

 

From: Elecraft-K3@groups.io <Elecraft-K3@groups.io> On Behalf Of Jerry
Sent: Friday, January 10, 2020 09:05
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: [Elecraft-K3] K3 Returns to Data mode

 

GM All,

 

I am using this K3, #1558 updated to today’s standards, to transmit digital messages to and from MARS networks. The modem is a MS_DMT software modem which produces the M110A waveform. The interface between the computer and the K3 is the K103B.

 

This is my concern. We always use the USB mode in MARS for both voice and digital traffic. When the message starts the transmission, the K3 changes from USB to DATA modes and stays in the DATA mode until I manually change the mode back to USB. It appears the receiving station of my signal can copy and decode my transmission while I am in the DATA mode , but I cannot decode their transmission unless I quickly can put the radio back into the USB Mode.  I am fairly convinced that I have some wrong setting(s), but I am not sure where to find them.

 

Would anybody be able to assist me in resolving this problem?

 

 

Best regards,

 

Jerry, W1IE

 


Re: K3 Returns to Data mode

Jerry
 

Mike,

 

There is CAT software  and it is using DTR and RTS on a COMM PORT.  Just changed it and that appears to solve the problem. Thank you very much

 

From: Elecraft-K3@groups.io <Elecraft-K3@groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike Flowers
Sent: Friday, January 10, 2020 12:17 PM
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] K3 Returns to Data mode

 

Is there any CAT control software involved?   If so, it may be enforcing a Mode change.

 

- 73 and good DX de Mike, K6MKF, NCDXC Secretary

 

From: Elecraft-K3@groups.io <Elecraft-K3@groups.io> On Behalf Of Jerry
Sent: Friday, January 10, 2020 09:05
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: [Elecraft-K3] K3 Returns to Data mode

 

GM All,

 

I am using this K3, #1558 updated to today’s standards, to transmit digital messages to and from MARS networks. The modem is a MS_DMT software modem which produces the M110A waveform. The interface between the computer and the K3 is the K103B.

 

This is my concern. We always use the USB mode in MARS for both voice and digital traffic. When the message starts the transmission, the K3 changes from USB to DATA modes and stays in the DATA mode until I manually change the mode back to USB. It appears the receiving station of my signal can copy and decode my transmission while I am in the DATA mode , but I cannot decode their transmission unless I quickly can put the radio back into the USB Mode.  I am fairly convinced that I have some wrong setting(s), but I am not sure where to find them.

 

Would anybody be able to assist me in resolving this problem?

 

 

Best regards,

 

Jerry, W1IE

 


Re: K3 Returns to Data mode

Mike Flowers
 

Is there any CAT control software involved?   If so, it may be enforcing a Mode change.

 

- 73 and good DX de Mike, K6MKF, NCDXC Secretary

 

From: Elecraft-K3@groups.io <Elecraft-K3@groups.io> On Behalf Of Jerry
Sent: Friday, January 10, 2020 09:05
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: [Elecraft-K3] K3 Returns to Data mode

 

GM All,

 

I am using this K3, #1558 updated to today’s standards, to transmit digital messages to and from MARS networks. The modem is a MS_DMT software modem which produces the M110A waveform. The interface between the computer and the K3 is the K103B.

 

This is my concern. We always use the USB mode in MARS for both voice and digital traffic. When the message starts the transmission, the K3 changes from USB to DATA modes and stays in the DATA mode until I manually change the mode back to USB. It appears the receiving station of my signal can copy and decode my transmission while I am in the DATA mode , but I cannot decode their transmission unless I quickly can put the radio back into the USB Mode.  I am fairly convinced that I have some wrong setting(s), but I am not sure where to find them.

 

Would anybody be able to assist me in resolving this problem?

 

 

Best regards,

 

Jerry, W1IE

 


K3 Returns to Data mode

Jerry
 

GM All,

 

I am using this K3, #1558 updated to today’s standards, to transmit digital messages to and from MARS networks. The modem is a MS_DMT software modem which produces the M110A waveform. The interface between the computer and the K3 is the K103B.

 

This is my concern. We always use the USB mode in MARS for both voice and digital traffic. When the message starts the transmission, the K3 changes from USB to DATA modes and stays in the DATA mode until I manually change the mode back to USB. It appears the receiving station of my signal can copy and decode my transmission while I am in the DATA mode , but I cannot decode their transmission unless I quickly can put the radio back into the USB Mode.  I am fairly convinced that I have some wrong setting(s), but I am not sure where to find them.

 

Would anybody be able to assist me in resolving this problem?

 

 

Best regards,

 

Jerry, W1IE

 

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