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Re: FS Elecraft K3/100, P3, K3/0 Mini & RRC units

Ray Maxfield
 

I will take the P3 if it is not spoken for  Thanks Ray WA6VAB

 

From: David Mackey
Sent: Monday, January 13, 2020 11:13 AM
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: [Elecraft-K3] FS Elecraft K3/100, P3, K3/0 Mini & RRC units

 

Elecraft K3/100   S/N 4658 with all upgrades to K3S

Filters: 2.8 kHz 8 pole, 1.8 kHz 8 pole, 400 Hz 8 pole, 250 Hz 8 pole

KRX3 Sub-receiver, 2.7 kHz 5 pole -.89, 250 Hz 8 pole filters

KSYN3UPG KSYN3A Upgraded Synthesized boards (2) (K3S type)

KIO3B Upgraded I/O Module (K3S type)

KAT3 100W Auto Tuner

KDVR3 Digital Voice Recorder

KXV3 Interface Option 

Power Supply

cable, manuals & original box

Looks new, non-smoking environment

$2200 + shipping

 

P3 Panadaptor  S/N 549 

cables & manuals

Looks new, non-smoking environment

$375 + shipping

 

K3/0 Mini S/N 405 

Includes Remote Rig RRC 1258 MKII units for both control and remote

cables & manuals

Looks new, non-smoking environment

$450 + shipping

 

Package price for all three items $2750 + shipping

Estate Sale for K1GW

Dave K1KA

k1ka@...

 

 

FS Elecraft K3/100, P3, K3/0 Mini & RRC units

David Mackey
 

Elecraft K3/100   S/N 4658 with all upgrades to K3S

Filters: 2.8 kHz 8 pole, 1.8 kHz 8 pole, 400 Hz 8 pole, 250 Hz 8 pole

KRX3 Sub-receiver, 2.7 kHz 5 pole -.89, 250 Hz 8 pole filters

KSYN3UPG KSYN3A Upgraded Synthesized boards (2) (K3S type)

KIO3B Upgraded I/O Module (K3S type)

KAT3 100W Auto Tuner

KDVR3 Digital Voice Recorder

KXV3 Interface Option 

Power Supply

cable, manuals & original box

Looks new, non-smoking environment

$2200 + shipping

 

P3 Panadaptor  S/N 549 

cables & manuals

Looks new, non-smoking environment

$375 + shipping

 

K3/0 Mini S/N 405 

Includes Remote Rig RRC 1258 MKII units for both control and remote

cables & manuals

Looks new, non-smoking environment

$450 + shipping

 

Package price for all three items $2750 + shipping

Estate Sale for K1GW

Dave K1KA

k1ka@...

 

Re: internal tuners sold out

Chuck Miller
 

Wayne, sent you an email.
Thanks,
Chuck
N0NC

Re: internal tuners sold out --- Elecraft criticism

Chuck Miller
 

Bill;
I'm the Original poster, and in no way was I criticizing Elecraft. I think they are a great company and hope they stay in business for a long time. I was only upset at myself, I procrastinated about ordering the internal tuner, and missed my chance to buy it.

73,
Chuck
N0NC

Re: CW Noise Pedestal

Drew Vonada-Smith K3PA
 

Don,

He is talking about this mod, which is for TX.

https://ftp.elecraft.com/K3/Manuals%20Downloads/E740287%20KPAIO3MDKT%20Instructions.pdf

73,

Drew K3PA

Re: speakers

Wes Stewart
 

I have seven of them around here (don't know where the 8th one went).  I find them at estate sales and buy them on general principles.

Wes  N7WS

On Monday, January 13, 2020, 6:00:46 AM MST, Charlie T, k3ICH <pincon@...> wrote:


I think all y’all * are crazeee to spend that much on a speaker.

Just look around your next hamfest for any of the little Radio Shack “Optimus”  or “Minimus” bookshelf speakers.

I typically find them for about five bucks.

Even if the speaker itself is blown, good replacements are available (At Newark/MCM or Parts Express) for a couple bucks too.

 

They have a reasonably flat response, are metal or solid wooden cased, no cabinet resonances, small size and sound GREAT.

 

73’ Charlie k3ICH

 

*”Y’all”  is singular

“All y’all”  is plural

 

 

From: Elecraft-K3@groups.io <Elecraft-K3@groups.io> On Behalf Of Everett N4CY via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, January 13, 2020 6:20 AM
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] internal tuners sold out

 

Dale,

 

If you want a SP3, save yourself some money. I will sell mine, new in opened box for $190. No shipping cost, or sales tax. $190 to your door and I will take PayPal, or a personal check. 

 

Everett N4CY



 

Re: speakers

Charlie T, k3ICH
 

Yep, that must be it.

I guess I have a tin ear, whatever that means.

C

 

 

From: Elecraft-K3@groups.io <Elecraft-K3@groups.io> On Behalf Of Everett N4CY via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, January 13, 2020 8:44 AM
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] speakers

 

Hi Charlie,

 

I have two sets of the  Radio Shack Optius speakers and I can tell you they are crap compared to the SP3 speakers. I have had Icom and Kenwood speakers and they are crap compared to the Elecraft SP3. I have 2 of the SP3 speakers, one in use and the other new in box. So you might want to listen to a SP3 to see for yourself. However, if you have a tin ear then speaker quality makes no difference. 

 

Everett N4CY



On Jan 13, 2020, at 7:00 AM, Charlie T, k3ICH <pincon@...> wrote:



I think all y’all * are crazeee to spend that much on a speaker.

Just look around your next hamfest for any of the little Radio Shack “Optimus”  or “Minimus” bookshelf speakers.

I typically find them for about five bucks.

Even if the speaker itself is blown, good replacements are available (At Newark/MCM or Parts Express) for a couple bucks too.

 

They have a reasonably flat response, are metal or solid wooden cased, no cabinet resonances, small size and sound GREAT.

 

73’ Charlie k3ICH

 

*”Y’all”  is singular

“All y’all”  is plural

 

 

From: Elecraft-K3@groups.io <Elecraft-K3@groups.io> On Behalf Of Everett N4CY via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, January 13, 2020 6:20 AM
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] internal tuners sold out

 

Dale,

 

If you want a SP3, save yourself some money. I will sell mine, new in opened box for $190. No shipping cost, or sales tax. $190 to your door and I will take PayPal, or a personal check. 

 

Everett N4CY




 

Re: CW Noise Pedestal

wb6bee
 

Roger

This is sideband noise on Transmit not receive.   That mod appears to be for RX (or that's what is said).   I am also experiencing this with the K3s (that supposedly has the fan/cap modification.

Thanks

Don

Re: speakers

Everett N4CY
 

Hi Charlie,

I have two sets of the  Radio Shack Optius speakers and I can tell you they are crap compared to the SP3 speakers. I have had Icom and Kenwood speakers and they are crap compared to the Elecraft SP3. I have 2 of the SP3 speakers, one in use and the other new in box. So you might want to listen to a SP3 to see for yourself. However, if you have a tin ear then speaker quality makes no difference. 

Everett N4CY

On Jan 13, 2020, at 7:00 AM, Charlie T, k3ICH <pincon@...> wrote:



I think all y’all * are crazeee to spend that much on a speaker.

Just look around your next hamfest for any of the little Radio Shack “Optimus”  or “Minimus” bookshelf speakers.

I typically find them for about five bucks.

Even if the speaker itself is blown, good replacements are available (At Newark/MCM or Parts Express) for a couple bucks too.

 

They have a reasonably flat response, are metal or solid wooden cased, no cabinet resonances, small size and sound GREAT.

 

73’ Charlie k3ICH

 

*”Y’all”  is singular

“All y’all”  is plural

 

 

From: Elecraft-K3@groups.io <Elecraft-K3@groups.io> On Behalf Of Everett N4CY via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, January 13, 2020 6:20 AM
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] internal tuners sold out

 

Dale,

 

If you want a SP3, save yourself some money. I will sell mine, new in opened box for $190. No shipping cost, or sales tax. $190 to your door and I will take PayPal, or a personal check. 

 

Everett N4CY



 

Re: speakers

Charlie T, k3ICH
 

I think all y’all * are crazeee to spend that much on a speaker.

Just look around your next hamfest for any of the little Radio Shack “Optimus”  or “Minimus” bookshelf speakers.

I typically find them for about five bucks.

Even if the speaker itself is blown, good replacements are available (At Newark/MCM or Parts Express) for a couple bucks too.

 

They have a reasonably flat response, are metal or solid wooden cased, no cabinet resonances, small size and sound GREAT.

 

73’ Charlie k3ICH

 

*”Y’all”  is singular

“All y’all”  is plural

 

 

From: Elecraft-K3@groups.io <Elecraft-K3@groups.io> On Behalf Of Everett N4CY via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, January 13, 2020 6:20 AM
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] internal tuners sold out

 

Dale,

 

If you want a SP3, save yourself some money. I will sell mine, new in opened box for $190. No shipping cost, or sales tax. $190 to your door and I will take PayPal, or a personal check. 

 

Everett N4CY



 

Re: internal tuners sold out

Everett N4CY
 

Dale,

If you want a SP3, save yourself some money. I will sell mine, new in opened box for $190. No shipping cost, or sales tax. $190 to your door and I will take PayPal, or a personal check. 

Everett N4CY

On Jan 13, 2020, at 4:39 AM, dalej via Groups.Io <dalej2@...> wrote:

It was about shipping costs and if the UPS charge was correct, that’s all.  I have the money  if I feel that that shipping charge is correct and if I want to go ahead and purchase another speaker.

Nobody requested your opinion.  You should learn to mind your own business.  

Dale, K9VUJ



On 13, Jan 2020, at 3:26, Clay Autery <KY5G@...> wrote:

Private response....

Yeah.... because telling someone to "take a rest" (aka:relax) has the desired effect.... not.  :-D

I apologize if my posts annoyed you, but dang man.  I get tired of cheapskate "HAMS" bitching and gritching about every little penny....  It's ridiculous.

73,

______________________
Clay Autery, KY5G
(318) 518-1389
On 01/12/20 23:31, dalej via Groups.Io wrote:
Dude, take a rest. 

:)
Dale j.

On 12, Jan 2020, at 22:00, Clay Autery <KY5G@...> wrote:

Dude.....  Elecraft is a TINY priovate company making relatively small numbers of CUSTOM products....

You are comparing them to Amazon, a world-dominating wannabe business tyrant with 100s of BILLIONS in revenue...

I order somewhere around 75% of everything we buy through Prime....

BUT, they are different companies.  NO ONE fails to negotiate EXTREMELY favorable shipping rates with Amazon...

73,  <big smile>

______________________
Clay Autery, KY5G
(318) 518-1389
On 01/12/20 16:41, dalej via Groups.Io wrote:
In the case of the Elecraft SP-3 speaker it’s $36.84 to my location, Minnesota.  And yes, it adds to the total cost of purchase not incuding the sales tax.

I like Amazon a lot, I’m a prime member and have free shipping.  I buy a lot of stuff using Amazon.  

Dale, K9VUJ

  

On 12, Jan 2020, at 15:37, KE1F Lou <lmecseri@...> wrote:

Isn't one of the purpose for local stores was to bulk ship merchandise to the local area to save on transportation cost?????

If a product cost $200 and shipping is $34, that add 32% to your cost.

Lou KE1F

On 1/12/2020 4:27 PM, dalej via Groups.Io wrote:
Yeah, if that’s the case shipping has got to be a major factor in purchasing new gear.  

I can’t imagine what shipping would cost to ship a big radio or expensive amp now days.  

Dale, K9VUJ



On 12, Jan 2020, at 13:58, Frank Krozel <frank@...> wrote:

You'r kidding right?  No packing material between the box and your (soon to be CRUSHED) speaker.


KG9H

On Jan 12, 2020, at 1:55 PM, Joe Subich, W4TV <lists@...> wrote:


Assuming the SP3 "ships flat" (unassembled), it should fit
a USPS "Large Flat Rate Box" (12 x 12 x 6) for $19.95 any
where in the US (including KL7/KH6/KP4).  It might fit in
the side load "Medium Flat Rate Box" (12 x 3 1/4 x 13 5/8)
for $14.35.

Regional Rate B packaging is even less if the distance is
appropriate (e.g. California to West of Mississippi or
VA/NC to East of Mississippi).

73,

  ... Joe, W4TV


On 2020-01-12 10:50 AM, N6KR wrote:
I'll look into this ASAP, Dale.
Wayne
N6KR
On Jan 12, 2020, at 12:59 AM, dalej via Groups.Io <dalej2@...> wrote:

Hi Wayne,

I wish you good luck with the K4, however already owning a K3 and a K3s I have no plans to purchase the K4.  Too many rigs already, like cameras..  If I didn’t already have two K3’s I would be in the mood…as the song goes.

I was going to purchase another SP-3 as I really like the one I have.  I was all set to hit the buy button until I seen the cost to ship via UPS, $36.84.  For a light weight item and not that big, $36.84 seems outragous.  Is this a correct price for shipping via UPS or is it a typo?  I see the other shipping option is via USPS Priority two day, $38.79.  I just double checked and my eyes weren’t deceiving me.   I can’t imagine how much shipping a KPA1500 would be.

73
Dale, K9VUJ



On 11, Jan 2020, at 21:18, N6KR <n6kr@...> wrote:

Greetings all,

The K4 is the replacement for the K3S + P3. This is a long-planned transition, and we've gradually drawn down stocks of the latter, including all options.

I'm sorry we can't provide options for all of our legacy products indefinitely. But we will of course continue to repair and otherwise support them.

We have three complete transceiver product lines aside from the K3S:  The ultraportable KX2, its larger brother the KX3 (used by many hams as a compact home station), and the K4, our first hybrid-SDR desktop radio (with matching KPA1500 amp). All are very much active and will be for the foreseeable future.

73,
Wayne
N6KR

















Re: internal tuners sold out

southdaleus
 

It was about shipping costs and if the UPS charge was correct, that’s all.  I have the money  if I feel that that shipping charge is correct and if I want to go ahead and purchase another speaker.

Nobody requested your opinion.  You should learn to mind your own business.  

Dale, K9VUJ



On 13, Jan 2020, at 3:26, Clay Autery <KY5G@...> wrote:

Private response....

Yeah.... because telling someone to "take a rest" (aka:relax) has the desired effect.... not.  :-D

I apologize if my posts annoyed you, but dang man.  I get tired of cheapskate "HAMS" bitching and gritching about every little penny....  It's ridiculous.

73,

______________________
Clay Autery, KY5G
(318) 518-1389
On 01/12/20 23:31, dalej via Groups.Io wrote:
Dude, take a rest. 

:)
Dale j.

On 12, Jan 2020, at 22:00, Clay Autery <KY5G@...> wrote:

Dude.....  Elecraft is a TINY priovate company making relatively small numbers of CUSTOM products....

You are comparing them to Amazon, a world-dominating wannabe business tyrant with 100s of BILLIONS in revenue...

I order somewhere around 75% of everything we buy through Prime....

BUT, they are different companies.  NO ONE fails to negotiate EXTREMELY favorable shipping rates with Amazon...

73,  <big smile>

______________________
Clay Autery, KY5G
(318) 518-1389
On 01/12/20 16:41, dalej via Groups.Io wrote:
In the case of the Elecraft SP-3 speaker it’s $36.84 to my location, Minnesota.  And yes, it adds to the total cost of purchase not incuding the sales tax.

I like Amazon a lot, I’m a prime member and have free shipping.  I buy a lot of stuff using Amazon.  

Dale, K9VUJ

  

On 12, Jan 2020, at 15:37, KE1F Lou <lmecseri@...> wrote:

Isn't one of the purpose for local stores was to bulk ship merchandise to the local area to save on transportation cost?????

If a product cost $200 and shipping is $34, that add 32% to your cost.

Lou KE1F

On 1/12/2020 4:27 PM, dalej via Groups.Io wrote:
Yeah, if that’s the case shipping has got to be a major factor in purchasing new gear.  

I can’t imagine what shipping would cost to ship a big radio or expensive amp now days.  

Dale, K9VUJ



On 12, Jan 2020, at 13:58, Frank Krozel <frank@...> wrote:

You'r kidding right?  No packing material between the box and your (soon to be CRUSHED) speaker.


KG9H

On Jan 12, 2020, at 1:55 PM, Joe Subich, W4TV <lists@...> wrote:


Assuming the SP3 "ships flat" (unassembled), it should fit
a USPS "Large Flat Rate Box" (12 x 12 x 6) for $19.95 any
where in the US (including KL7/KH6/KP4).  It might fit in
the side load "Medium Flat Rate Box" (12 x 3 1/4 x 13 5/8)
for $14.35.

Regional Rate B packaging is even less if the distance is
appropriate (e.g. California to West of Mississippi or
VA/NC to East of Mississippi).

73,

  ... Joe, W4TV


On 2020-01-12 10:50 AM, N6KR wrote:
I'll look into this ASAP, Dale.
Wayne
N6KR
On Jan 12, 2020, at 12:59 AM, dalej via Groups.Io <dalej2@...> wrote:

Hi Wayne,

I wish you good luck with the K4, however already owning a K3 and a K3s I have no plans to purchase the K4.  Too many rigs already, like cameras..  If I didn’t already have two K3’s I would be in the mood…as the song goes.

I was going to purchase another SP-3 as I really like the one I have.  I was all set to hit the buy button until I seen the cost to ship via UPS, $36.84.  For a light weight item and not that big, $36.84 seems outragous.  Is this a correct price for shipping via UPS or is it a typo?  I see the other shipping option is via USPS Priority two day, $38.79.  I just double checked and my eyes weren’t deceiving me.   I can’t imagine how much shipping a KPA1500 would be.

73
Dale, K9VUJ



On 11, Jan 2020, at 21:18, N6KR <n6kr@...> wrote:

Greetings all,

The K4 is the replacement for the K3S + P3. This is a long-planned transition, and we've gradually drawn down stocks of the latter, including all options.

I'm sorry we can't provide options for all of our legacy products indefinitely. But we will of course continue to repair and otherwise support them.

We have three complete transceiver product lines aside from the K3S:  The ultraportable KX2, its larger brother the KX3 (used by many hams as a compact home station), and the K4, our first hybrid-SDR desktop radio (with matching KPA1500 amp). All are very much active and will be for the foreseeable future.

73,
Wayne
N6KR

















Re: internal tuners sold out

southdaleus
 

Dude, take a rest. 

:)
Dale j.

On 12, Jan 2020, at 22:00, Clay Autery <KY5G@...> wrote:

Dude.....  Elecraft is a TINY priovate company making relatively small numbers of CUSTOM products....

You are comparing them to Amazon, a world-dominating wannabe business tyrant with 100s of BILLIONS in revenue...

I order somewhere around 75% of everything we buy through Prime....

BUT, they are different companies.  NO ONE fails to negotiate EXTREMELY favorable shipping rates with Amazon...

73,  <big smile>

______________________
Clay Autery, KY5G
(318) 518-1389
On 01/12/20 16:41, dalej via Groups.Io wrote:
In the case of the Elecraft SP-3 speaker it’s $36.84 to my location, Minnesota.  And yes, it adds to the total cost of purchase not incuding the sales tax.

I like Amazon a lot, I’m a prime member and have free shipping.  I buy a lot of stuff using Amazon.  

Dale, K9VUJ

  

On 12, Jan 2020, at 15:37, KE1F Lou <lmecseri@...> wrote:

Isn't one of the purpose for local stores was to bulk ship merchandise to the local area to save on transportation cost?????

If a product cost $200 and shipping is $34, that add 32% to your cost.

Lou KE1F

On 1/12/2020 4:27 PM, dalej via Groups.Io wrote:
Yeah, if that’s the case shipping has got to be a major factor in purchasing new gear.  

I can’t imagine what shipping would cost to ship a big radio or expensive amp now days.  

Dale, K9VUJ



On 12, Jan 2020, at 13:58, Frank Krozel <frank@...> wrote:

You'r kidding right?  No packing material between the box and your (soon to be CRUSHED) speaker.


KG9H

On Jan 12, 2020, at 1:55 PM, Joe Subich, W4TV <lists@...> wrote:


Assuming the SP3 "ships flat" (unassembled), it should fit
a USPS "Large Flat Rate Box" (12 x 12 x 6) for $19.95 any
where in the US (including KL7/KH6/KP4).  It might fit in
the side load "Medium Flat Rate Box" (12 x 3 1/4 x 13 5/8)
for $14.35.

Regional Rate B packaging is even less if the distance is
appropriate (e.g. California to West of Mississippi or
VA/NC to East of Mississippi).

73,

  ... Joe, W4TV


On 2020-01-12 10:50 AM, N6KR wrote:
I'll look into this ASAP, Dale.
Wayne
N6KR
On Jan 12, 2020, at 12:59 AM, dalej via Groups.Io <dalej2@...> wrote:

Hi Wayne,

I wish you good luck with the K4, however already owning a K3 and a K3s I have no plans to purchase the K4.  Too many rigs already, like cameras..  If I didn’t already have two K3’s I would be in the mood…as the song goes.

I was going to purchase another SP-3 as I really like the one I have.  I was all set to hit the buy button until I seen the cost to ship via UPS, $36.84.  For a light weight item and not that big, $36.84 seems outragous.  Is this a correct price for shipping via UPS or is it a typo?  I see the other shipping option is via USPS Priority two day, $38.79.  I just double checked and my eyes weren’t deceiving me.   I can’t imagine how much shipping a KPA1500 would be.

73
Dale, K9VUJ



On 11, Jan 2020, at 21:18, N6KR <n6kr@...> wrote:

Greetings all,

The K4 is the replacement for the K3S + P3. This is a long-planned transition, and we've gradually drawn down stocks of the latter, including all options.

I'm sorry we can't provide options for all of our legacy products indefinitely. But we will of course continue to repair and otherwise support them.

We have three complete transceiver product lines aside from the K3S:  The ultraportable KX2, its larger brother the KX3 (used by many hams as a compact home station), and the K4, our first hybrid-SDR desktop radio (with matching KPA1500 amp). All are very much active and will be for the foreseeable future.

73,
Wayne
N6KR
















Re: internal tuners sold out

NS2N_PTA@outlook.com
 

And it might be desireable to work a deal with acquaintances to use one  prime account and split the cost or throw in a few bucks. In a similar vein, I know some folks that "share" garbage collection fees, an idea that got real popular when the fees went up 30% in one shot.

Shipping gets to be a nag when you have to send stuff back and forth to get it fixed.  Fortunately,  EleKraft ( K is for Koolaid) gear is designed to be at least partially field repairable.

Paul NS2N


From: Elecraft-K3@groups.io <Elecraft-K3@groups.io> on behalf of Clay Autery <KY5G@...>
Sent: Sunday, January 12, 2020 11:02:49 PM
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io <Elecraft-K3@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] internal tuners sold out
 

No... it's an annual fee around $110.00, but includes a HUGE free video database and other things.
I figured out that I saved about $900 in shipping last year.... 

$900-$110 = $790 net savings....  I'll take that kind of a deal every day and twice on Sunday.

______________________
Clay Autery, KY5G
(318) 518-1389
On 01/12/20 18:26, KE1F Lou wrote:
Don't you have to pay a automatic monthly fee to get "free" shipping from Amazon? 
So the "free shipping" is not free.
Lou KE1F 



Sent from my Galaxy Tab® A

-------- Original message --------
From: "Tim Staley via Groups.Io" <staley_dal@...>
Date: 1/12/20 5:53 PM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] internal tuners sold out

Remember, Prime is not “free” those dollars came out of your wallet to cover shipping.  And, shipping, in general is a net loss for Amazon.

Re: internal tuners sold out

Charlie T, k3ICH
 

We (wife & I) probably cover the Prime membership on Christmas presents alone.

 

73, Charlie k3ICH

 

 

 

 

From: Elecraft-K3@groups.io <Elecraft-K3@groups.io> On Behalf Of dalej via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, January 12, 2020 8:14 PM
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] internal tuners sold out

 

I pay once a year.  If $38 is for a #20 or 30 lb package from the West coast to the midwest, then I will save a hexx of a lot of money in shipping for all the stuff I purchase on Amazon with my prime membership.  

 

Dale, K9VUJ

 

On 12, Jan 2020, at 18:26, KE1F Lou <lmecseri@...> wrote:

 

Don't you have to pay a automatic monthly fee to get "free" shipping from Amazon? 

So the "free shipping" is not free.

Lou KE1F 

 

 

 

Sent from my Galaxy Tab® A

 

-------- Original message --------

From: "Tim Staley via Groups.Io" <staley_dal@...>

Date: 1/12/20 5:53 PM (GMT-05:00)

Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] internal tuners sold out

 

Remember, Prime is not “free” those dollars came out of your wallet to cover shipping.  And, shipping, in general is a net loss for Amazon.

 

Re: internal tuners sold out

Clay Autery
 

No... it's an annual fee around $110.00, but includes a HUGE free video database and other things.
I figured out that I saved about $900 in shipping last year.... 

$900-$110 = $790 net savings....  I'll take that kind of a deal every day and twice on Sunday.

______________________
Clay Autery, KY5G
(318) 518-1389
On 01/12/20 18:26, KE1F Lou wrote:

Don't you have to pay a automatic monthly fee to get "free" shipping from Amazon? 
So the "free shipping" is not free.
Lou KE1F 



Sent from my Galaxy Tab® A

-------- Original message --------
From: "Tim Staley via Groups.Io" <staley_dal@...>
Date: 1/12/20 5:53 PM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] internal tuners sold out

Remember, Prime is not “free” those dollars came out of your wallet to cover shipping.  And, shipping, in general is a net loss for Amazon.

Re: internal tuners sold out

Clay Autery
 

Dude.....  Elecraft is a TINY priovate company making relatively small numbers of CUSTOM products....

You are comparing them to Amazon, a world-dominating wannabe business tyrant with 100s of BILLIONS in revenue...

I order somewhere around 75% of everything we buy through Prime....

BUT, they are different companies.  NO ONE fails to negotiate EXTREMELY favorable shipping rates with Amazon...

73,  <big smile>

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On 01/12/20 16:41, dalej via Groups.Io wrote:

In the case of the Elecraft SP-3 speaker it’s $36.84 to my location, Minnesota.  And yes, it adds to the total cost of purchase not incuding the sales tax.

I like Amazon a lot, I’m a prime member and have free shipping.  I buy a lot of stuff using Amazon.  

Dale, K9VUJ

  

On 12, Jan 2020, at 15:37, KE1F Lou <lmecseri@...> wrote:

Isn't one of the purpose for local stores was to bulk ship merchandise to the local area to save on transportation cost?????

If a product cost $200 and shipping is $34, that add 32% to your cost.

Lou KE1F

On 1/12/2020 4:27 PM, dalej via Groups.Io wrote:
Yeah, if that’s the case shipping has got to be a major factor in purchasing new gear.  

I can’t imagine what shipping would cost to ship a big radio or expensive amp now days.  

Dale, K9VUJ



On 12, Jan 2020, at 13:58, Frank Krozel <frank@...> wrote:

You'r kidding right?  No packing material between the box and your (soon to be CRUSHED) speaker.


KG9H

On Jan 12, 2020, at 1:55 PM, Joe Subich, W4TV <lists@...> wrote:


Assuming the SP3 "ships flat" (unassembled), it should fit
a USPS "Large Flat Rate Box" (12 x 12 x 6) for $19.95 any
where in the US (including KL7/KH6/KP4).  It might fit in
the side load "Medium Flat Rate Box" (12 x 3 1/4 x 13 5/8)
for $14.35.

Regional Rate B packaging is even less if the distance is
appropriate (e.g. California to West of Mississippi or
VA/NC to East of Mississippi).

73,

  ... Joe, W4TV


On 2020-01-12 10:50 AM, N6KR wrote:
I'll look into this ASAP, Dale.
Wayne
N6KR
On Jan 12, 2020, at 12:59 AM, dalej via Groups.Io <dalej2@...> wrote:

Hi Wayne,

I wish you good luck with the K4, however already owning a K3 and a K3s I have no plans to purchase the K4.  Too many rigs already, like cameras..  If I didn’t already have two K3’s I would be in the mood…as the song goes.

I was going to purchase another SP-3 as I really like the one I have.  I was all set to hit the buy button until I seen the cost to ship via UPS, $36.84.  For a light weight item and not that big, $36.84 seems outragous.  Is this a correct price for shipping via UPS or is it a typo?  I see the other shipping option is via USPS Priority two day, $38.79.  I just double checked and my eyes weren’t deceiving me.   I can’t imagine how much shipping a KPA1500 would be.

73
Dale, K9VUJ



On 11, Jan 2020, at 21:18, N6KR <n6kr@...> wrote:

Greetings all,

The K4 is the replacement for the K3S + P3. This is a long-planned transition, and we've gradually drawn down stocks of the latter, including all options.

I'm sorry we can't provide options for all of our legacy products indefinitely. But we will of course continue to repair and otherwise support them.

We have three complete transceiver product lines aside from the K3S:  The ultraportable KX2, its larger brother the KX3 (used by many hams as a compact home station), and the K4, our first hybrid-SDR desktop radio (with matching KPA1500 amp). All are very much active and will be for the foreseeable future.

73,
Wayne
N6KR















Re: internal tuners sold out

Clay Autery
 

There you go "OP"....  Retail price, shipped free.

Had you ordered it in December, you could have gotten it at a $20.00 discount and maybe free UPS slow boat shipping...

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(318) 518-1389
On 01/12/20 14:22, Everett N4CY via Groups.Io wrote:

If someone wants to buy a SP3, I have a new one that has never been use. Only open the box to what it looked like. You can have it for $200 and I will pay the shipping. Contact me off list at everettsharp@...

Everett N4CY

In a message dated 1/12/2020 2:12:09 PM Central Standard Time, lists@... writes:


I am assuming that the speaker and other parts are properly
packed.  I do not know the exact dimensions of the various
parts - that's why I gave the internal dimensions of the USPS
packaging.

73,

    ... Joe, W4TV


On 2020-01-12 2:58 PM, Frank Krozel wrote:
> You'r kidding right?  No packing material between the box and your (soon to be CRUSHED) speaker.
>
>
> KG9H
>
>> On Jan 12, 2020, at 1:55 PM, Joe Subich, W4TV <lists@...> wrote:
>>
>>
>> Assuming the SP3 "ships flat" (unassembled), it should fit
>> a USPS "Large Flat Rate Box" (12 x 12 x 6) for $19.95 any
>> where in the US (including KL7/KH6/KP4).  It might fit in
>> the side load "Medium Flat Rate Box" (12 x 3 1/4 x 13 5/8)
>> for $14.35.
>>
>> Regional Rate B packaging is even less if the distance is
>> appropriate (e.g. California to West of Mississippi or
>> VA/NC to East of Mississippi).
>>
>> 73,
>>
>>    ... Joe, W4TV
>>
>>
>> On 2020-01-12 10:50 AM, N6KR wrote:
>>> I'll look into this ASAP, Dale.
>>> Wayne
>>> N6KR
>>>> On Jan 12, 2020, at 12:59 AM, dalej via Groups.Io <dalej2@...> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Hi Wayne,
>>>>
>>>> I wish you good luck with the K4, however already owning a K3 and a K3s I have no plans to purchase the K4.  Too many rigs already, like cameras..  If I didn’t already have two K3’s I would be in the mood…as the song goes.
>>>>
>>>> I was going to purchase another SP-3 as I really like the one I have.  I was all set to hit the buy button until I seen the cost to ship via UPS, $36.84.  For a light weight item and not that big, $36.84 seems outragous.  Is this a correct price for shipping via UPS or is it a typo?  I see the other shipping option is via USPS Priority two day, $38.79.  I just double checked and my eyes weren’t deceiving me.  I can’t imagine how much shipping a KPA1500 would be.
>>>>
>>>> 73
>>>> Dale, K9VUJ
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On 11, Jan 2020, at 21:18, N6KR <n6kr@...> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Greetings all,
>>>>
>>>> The K4 is the replacement for the K3S + P3. This is a long-planned transition, and we've gradually drawn down stocks of the latter, including all options.
>>>>
>>>> I'm sorry we can't provide options for all of our legacy products indefinitely. But we will of course continue to repair and otherwise support them.
>>>>
>>>> We have three complete transceiver product lines aside from the K3S:  The ultraportable KX2, its larger brother the KX3 (used by many hams as a compact home station), and the K4, our first hybrid-SDR desktop radio (with matching KPA1500 amp). All are very much active and will be for the foreseeable future.
>>>>
>>>> 73,
>>>> Wayne
>>>> N6KR
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>




Re: internal tuners sold out

Clay Autery
 

It is NOT.

It is a finished speaker in a quality ULINE box with really well-done engineered packing.

My heavens but some of us are tight....  No... tight doesn't get it.  CHEAP..... Wanna own Cadillac radios, but won't pay reasonable shipping.... SHipping is NOT JUST the cost for USPS, FEDEX, UPS.... You have packaging, and LABOR to PACK that SINGLE item order...

If you order a single $199.00 speaker, it's gonna be expensive no matter where you get it.  Now, some folks will roll a portion or more of the shipping into the price to hide it from you.
Elecraft does not.  THAT WAY, when you place a $3k+ order, you don't pay the inflated shipping on EVERY item...

Just....  <smh>

______________________
Clay Autery, KY5G
(318) 518-1389
On 01/12/20 14:16, Ed Pflueger wrote:

I don't believe the SP3 is bought in kit form.  10 X 6 X 4.5 and the box with protective covering makes it larger.

Ed.. AB4IQ

-----Original Message-----
From: Elecraft-K3@groups.io [mailto:Elecraft-K3@groups.io] On Behalf Of Joe Subich, W4TV
Sent: Sunday, January 12, 2020 1:55 PM
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] internal tuners sold out


Assuming the SP3 "ships flat" (unassembled), it should fit a USPS "Large Flat Rate Box" (12 x 12 x 6) for $19.95 any where in the US (including KL7/KH6/KP4).  It might fit in the side load "Medium Flat Rate Box" (12 x 3 1/4 x 13 5/8) for $14.35.

Regional Rate B packaging is even less if the distance is appropriate (e.g. California to West of Mississippi or VA/NC to East of Mississippi).

73,

    ... Joe, W4TV


On 2020-01-12 10:50 AM, N6KR wrote:
I'll look into this ASAP, Dale.

Wayne
N6KR


On Jan 12, 2020, at 12:59 AM, dalej via Groups.Io <dalej2@...> wrote:

Hi Wayne,

I wish you good luck with the K4, however already owning a K3 and a K3s I have no plans to purchase the K4.  Too many rigs already, like cameras..  If I didn’t already have two K3’s I would be in the mood…as the song goes.

I was going to purchase another SP-3 as I really like the one I have.  I was all set to hit the buy button until I seen the cost to ship via UPS, $36.84.  For a light weight item and not that big, $36.84 seems outragous.  Is this a correct price for shipping via UPS or is it a typo?  I see the other shipping option is via USPS Priority two day, $38.79.  I just double checked and my eyes weren’t deceiving me.   I can’t imagine how much shipping a KPA1500 would be.

73
Dale, K9VUJ



On 11, Jan 2020, at 21:18, N6KR <n6kr@...> wrote:

Greetings all,

The K4 is the replacement for the K3S + P3. This is a long-planned transition, and we've gradually drawn down stocks of the latter, including all options.

I'm sorry we can't provide options for all of our legacy products indefinitely. But we will of course continue to repair and otherwise support them.

We have three complete transceiver product lines aside from the K3S:  The ultraportable KX2, its larger brother the KX3 (used by many hams as a compact home station), and the K4, our first hybrid-SDR desktop radio (with matching KPA1500 amp). All are very much active and will be for the foreseeable future.

73,
Wayne
N6KR















Re: K3s RX Ant port question

 

Yes. But if the signal is still too hot, it triggers the COR.

Wayne

On Jan 12, 2020, at 2:00 PM, Dave N3AC <dcharing@...> wrote:

Wayne,

Does that include the Aux Antenna - is it likewise disconnected during transmit?

Thanks,

Dave N3AC

On Sun, Jan 12, 2020, 16:07 N6KR <n6kr@...> wrote:
All RX IN ports are disconnected by PIN diode
switches during transmit. They are also protected by carrier-operated relays.

If the COR relay gets keyed by your RF or by another nearby TX, consider increasing separation between antennas or using a supplemental diode switch keyed by the KEY OUT signal.

73,
Wayne
N6KR

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On Jan 12, 2020, at 12:17 PM, Don Jones <ko7i@...> wrote:

NE9A, um no, I'm seeing that the rx ant port when connected to the sub rx, is not isolated during transmit. I do have the Kady book too.

Don Jones

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