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Re: K3S parts availability???

Mark Morin
 

Fred, I agree with you that it’s disappointing from a company that enjoys such a stellar reputation for support to discontinue their flagship product without adequate parts in inventory to provide continued support for the product. 

I understand that building parts inventory for a discontinued product isn’t the most efficient way to run a business in the short term, but it’s the RIGHT way for long-term success and sustaining customer good will. 

I used to work for a large radio manufacturer whose policy it was to maintain a supply of spare parts fo a minimum of 10 years after the cancellation of a product. That usually meant a final production run for spare parts, which the accountants might have thought wasteful but more enlightened management saw as a vital long term investment.

this survey to see which parts have sufficient demand for a production run seems like a penny-punching approach. I had hoped for better when I chose Elecraft for my station equipment. 

Mark VA2MM 


Re: K3S parts availability???

Fred-K0FG
 

The service rep told me to fill out the form that would be an indicator to Elecraft that a part is needed, being the KIO3B board.   If and wnen they received enough requests then Elecraft would order the parts and make a run of those boards and then they would send an email to those on the list telling them that the board is available and they could then order it.

But the KIO3B board is listed under the available parts order sheet.    I'm waiting, about 3 days now, for a service tech to help me decide just what I need to order, the KIO3B board comes in 3 different pieces and I'm not sure just how much of it was damaged so I asked for a little guidance to determine what I need.   The main board it $275, and the other two boards are I believe $75 and $70, or somewhere in that range.   When the service tech responds, and I can determine what I need I will try to order the correct board/boards.

I have a K3 and a K3S, P3, KAT500, KPA500.   As in this case when a part is damaged does that mean they are paper weights?   Someone responded that the K3S became obsolete when the K4 started shipping.   Just how many K4s have been shipped?   What if I don't want or need the functionality of the K4?   I guess I will have to spend $4000 for a radio I don't need because I cannot get parts for an otherwise perfectly good radio????   Sounds good if you are selling radios.   Not so good if you are an end user just trying to enjoy what you invested in a few years ago.

Please don't misunderstand my concern here.   I'm not anti Elecraft, in fact I love my Elecraft equipment.   And I'm not trying to create resentment or unhappiness with Elecraft.   I'm just trying to understand where us users stand with regard to keeping our radios repaired and working to the excellent standards that we have always enjoyed from Elecraft equipment.

Please Elecraft, tell me that I can depend on Elecraft into the future to keep my old radios up and running.

Fred, K0FG


Re: K3S parts availability???

Dan Roberts
 

Oh, it is so easy to criticize an equipment manufacturer that is at the mercy of literally hundreds of component manufacturers.  Having been in the equipment manufacturing business, I think the folks are doing a pretty good job at supporting their equipment.

 

As to that 1960’s vintage Collins gear…how about a replacement meter, power transformer, PTO, and on and on.  Yes, you can still get NOS tubes on eBay, but not single brand new, made in the USA, tube.  S-Line gear was semi-revolutionary back then, but quite crude when compared to today’s equipment from all manufacturers, let alone Elecraft.  Oh, yes…what’s the phone number for Collins Radio’s ham radio equipment service department?  I can’t seem to find it.

 

Dan – K9DR

 

 

 


K3 K3S Parts

Bob DeHaney
 

Elecraft has on-line form to fill out if you want to buy various spares.  They then will be manufactured according to demand.

 

Vy 73 de Bob DJ0RD/WU5T


Re: K3S parts availability???

bill steffey NY9H
 

you should have kept that navigator !!!!

cool radio even with parts availability problems//

On 11/5/2020 10:40 AM, Bob Novas via groups.io wrote:
I'm interested too. My Drake C-line from 1972 still operates FB, and I'm fully able to fix it when it dies. Folks with Collins S-lines also have forever radios. I doubt I can say that about my K3S. What attracted me to the K3S was the modularity - the idea that if something failed, you could swap out a board, or, if an improvement came along, you could swap in an improvement. (I thought I remembered reading that was the promise of the K3s Mixer PCB - it was replaceable as improvements became available. But I can't find that statement anywhere.) But the idea that the K3s could become a paperweight is dismaying. Bob - W3DK

-----Original Message-----
From: Elecraft-K3@groups.io [mailto:Elecraft-K3@groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave Cole
Sent: Thursday, November 05, 2020 8:54 AM
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] K3S parts availability???

This is an interesting thread... I hope Elecraft speaks up soon...

73, and thanks,
Dave (NK7Z)
https://www.nk7z.net
ARRL Volunteer Examiner
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.



____________

73,

Jim – N4ST

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

Bob Novas
 

I'm interested too. My Drake C-line from 1972 still operates FB, and I'm fully able to fix it when it dies. Folks with Collins S-lines also have forever radios. I doubt I can say that about my K3S. What attracted me to the K3S was the modularity - the idea that if something failed, you could swap out a board, or, if an improvement came along, you could swap in an improvement. (I thought I remembered reading that was the promise of the K3s Mixer PCB - it was replaceable as improvements became available. But I can't find that statement anywhere.) But the idea that the K3s could become a paperweight is dismaying. Bob - W3DK

-----Original Message-----
From: Elecraft-K3@groups.io [mailto:Elecraft-K3@groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave Cole
Sent: Thursday, November 05, 2020 8:54 AM
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] K3S parts availability???

This is an interesting thread... I hope Elecraft speaks up soon...

73, and thanks,
Dave (NK7Z)
https://www.nk7z.net
ARRL Volunteer Examiner
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.



____________

73,

Jim – N4ST

*From:* Elecraft-K3@groups.io <Elecraft-K3@groups.io> *On Behalf Of
*Fred-K0FG
*Sent:* Tuesday, November 3, 2020 21:26
*To:* Elecraft-K3@groups.io
*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


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)
https://www.nk7z.net
ARRL Volunteer Examiner
ARRL Technical Specialist, RFI
ARRL Asst. Director, NW Division, Technical Resources

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)
https://www.nk7z.net
ARRL Volunteer Examiner
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.



____________

73,

Jim – N4ST

*From:* Elecraft-K3@groups.io <Elecraft-K3@groups.io> *On Behalf Of *Fred-K0FG
*Sent:* Tuesday, November 3, 2020 21:26
*To:* Elecraft-K3@groups.io
*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






Re: K3S parts availability???

David Box
 

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)
https://www.nk7z.net
ARRL Volunteer Examiner
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.



____________

73,

Jim – N4ST

*From:* Elecraft-K3@groups.io <Elecraft-K3@groups.io> *On Behalf Of *Fred-K0FG
*Sent:* Tuesday, November 3, 2020 21:26
*To:* Elecraft-K3@groups.io
*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





Re: Best way to remote a K3 or K3S

KE8G
 

Hi Andy,
Yes, it does.  

I started out using Skype, but when MS bought it, they screwed it up, so I went to Teamviewer.  Teamviewer worked well, but I had seen some problems with their policy changes and felt that in the future, amateur radio might be considered a "business" to them; thereby forcing me to purchase it.  So, I changed to Chrome Remote Desktop and it works perfectly, both the audio and the video; allowing me complete control of all my equipment while being remotely operated.

73 de Jim - KE8G

On Thu, Nov 5, 2020 at 9:44 AM Andy Bonnot K5QR <k5qr@...> wrote:
On Wed, Nov 4, 2020 at 07:53 PM, KE8G wrote:
X-WR-1R12-1i5-i
Hi Jim,

Does Chrome Remote Desktop pass the audio to/from the radio? 

I've been using TeamViewer to control the remote computer and radio.  I've been using RemAud for the audio path.  It has a server and client version that talk to each other and the resulting audio channel is 'OK' (better than Skype).  I'm wondering if Chrome Remote Desktop might be a better solution if it includes the audio channel?
 
73,
Andy - K5QR


Re: Best way to remote a K3 or K3S

Andy Bonnot K5QR
 

On Wed, Nov 4, 2020 at 07:53 PM, KE8G wrote:
X-WR-1R12-1i5-i
Hi Jim,

Does Chrome Remote Desktop pass the audio to/from the radio? 

I've been using TeamViewer to control the remote computer and radio.  I've been using RemAud for the audio path.  It has a server and client version that talk to each other and the resulting audio channel is 'OK' (better than Skype).  I'm wondering if Chrome Remote Desktop might be a better solution if it includes the audio channel?
 
73,
Andy - K5QR


Re: K3S parts availability???

Mel Marcus
 

The K3S did not use a KIO3 board but rather a K3IOB board. This is the one with the USB interface.

Mel
NE9A

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] K3S parts availability???
From: "Drew Vonada-Smith K3PA" <drew@...>
Date: Thu, November 05, 2020 6:45 am
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io

Fred,

The K3S was discontinued quite a while ago, just before the K4 hit the streets.

Did Elecraft say they did not have KIO3 boards to sell you, or that they could not service the radio?  I see no reason they would need a board swap if they service it, they should be able to troubleshoot to component level.  

If they really are not servicing K3s because of no longer producing full boards, I think many of us will be concerned.  Please clarify. 

73,
Drew K3PA


Re: Best way to remote a K3 or K3S

Bob Evans
 

Colin,

I agree with Mark's comments but would emphasize the comment ""take some effort to set up and configure".  I would not count on RemoteRig's documentation much at all.  It does not give you any background to understand what is trying to be communicated and no troubleshooting comments. You MUST be a senior network engineer or ready to devote a year to figuring it out on your own.  Your best support resource would be people like Mark who have worked through the miriad of issues required to get a K3/0 and RemoteRig system working well and can save you months of effort with a single recommendation.  If you already have access to a static IP from your ISP, that is a very good start.

Even though it takes lots of effort, this system is still a million times better than a Remote Desktop/Software rig control solution that involves a remote PC running some flavor of local rig control software.

Good luck!

Bob K5WA


Re: K3S parts availability???

Dave (NK7Z)
 

This is an interesting thread... I hope Elecraft speaks up soon...

73, and thanks,
Dave (NK7Z)
https://www.nk7z.net
ARRL Volunteer Examiner
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.

____________
73,
Jim – N4ST
*From:* Elecraft-K3@groups.io <Elecraft-K3@groups.io> *On Behalf Of *Fred-K0FG
*Sent:* Tuesday, November 3, 2020 21:26
*To:* Elecraft-K3@groups.io
*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


Re: K3S parts availability???

Jim - N4ST
 

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.

 

____________

73,

Jim – N4ST

 

 

From: Elecraft-K3@groups.io <Elecraft-K3@groups.io> On Behalf Of Fred-K0FG
Sent: Tuesday, November 3, 2020 21:26
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
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


Re: K3/P3 fs

Dean LaClair
 

Very sorry, I see it now,  need to put my glasses on in the Morning...


On Thu, Nov 5, 2020, 06:53 Dean L <dean.k2ww@...> wrote:
What is the price, sir?
Dean K2WW

On Thu, Nov 5, 2020, 00:17 Sandor wetsel <kg4fet@...> wrote:
K3 with KAT100, KPA100, KRX3 with. 2.7 filter, KXV3 RF I/O, KIO3 AF/ DIG I/O.  MAIN RX  has 13k, 6k, 2.7k, 1.8k and 250 hz filters, also includes the PR6 pre amp.  Comes with original box, manual, Elecraft hand mic and power cord,
Also included is a P3 panadapter with original box, manual (no options) and K3 cable kit.  This is a great combination and works great but I miss my TenTec Orion.  I'll add a Signalink and home brew cable as well.  Asking 2k plus shipping but would rather local pick up Near DFW.
THANKS
Sandor KG4FET
email direct (call)@bellsouth.net for pics and questions


Re: K3/P3 fs

Dean LaClair
 

What is the price, sir?
Dean K2WW

On Thu, Nov 5, 2020, 00:17 Sandor wetsel <kg4fet@...> wrote:
K3 with KAT100, KPA100, KRX3 with. 2.7 filter, KXV3 RF I/O, KIO3 AF/ DIG I/O.  MAIN RX  has 13k, 6k, 2.7k, 1.8k and 250 hz filters, also includes the PR6 pre amp.  Comes with original box, manual, Elecraft hand mic and power cord,
Also included is a P3 panadapter with original box, manual (no options) and K3 cable kit.  This is a great combination and works great but I miss my TenTec Orion.  I'll add a Signalink and home brew cable as well.  Asking 2k plus shipping but would rather local pick up Near DFW.
THANKS
Sandor KG4FET
email direct (call)@bellsouth.net for pics and questions


Re: K3S parts availability???

Drew Vonada-Smith K3PA
 

Fred,

The K3S was discontinued quite a while ago, just before the K4 hit the streets.

Did Elecraft say they did not have KIO3 boards to sell you, or that they could not service the radio?  I see no reason they would need a board swap if they service it, they should be able to troubleshoot to component level.  

If they really are not servicing K3s because of no longer producing full boards, I think many of us will be concerned.  Please clarify. 

73,

Drew K3PA


Re: Best way to remote a K3 or K3S

Colin Smithers
 

Hi Jim,

 

That’s super, thanks. Busy weekend ahead…

 

73, Colin G4CWH, M3E

 

From: Elecraft-K3@groups.io [mailto:Elecraft-K3@groups.io] On Behalf Of KE8G via groups.io
Sent: 05 November 2020 01:53
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] Best way to remote a K3 or K3S

 

Colin,

I use a WebRelay manufactured by the Control by Web Company, model # X-WR-1R12-1i5-i ( the "i" are capitalized, but too hard to tell in an email).  I use this to bring PIN 8 to ground and that turns on the K3S.  First off, when I am away from the station, I use Chrome Remote Desktop to get into the PC at the station.  I open a web browser and use the IP address of http://192.168.1.45 which is what the WebRelay is configured to.  The set up is pretty straight forward in the instruction manual.  This then turns on the K3S.

  Next, I turn on the Win4K3suiite, after that is running, I turn on the N1MM+ software.  When using this combination, you need to provide a virtual com port as N1MM and Win4K3Suite want to use the same com port for rig control.  I use 0com0, which is a free download and follow the directions to configure it.  Once those two programs are running, I access the KAT500 via its software to keep a watch on the antennas.  If I am going to use the KPA500, I activate that software,   To rotate my beam antennas, I have a Green Heron control box that is hooked via USB to the PC and use N1mm+ to change beam headings.

 

After all of that, it's pretty much "point and click" to operate the radio, tuner, amp, rotor, etc.  It's pretty much like sitting down in front of the radio.  

 

The only thing that I don't like is not being able to use the paddles when I am operating remotely, I haven't figured that out yet.  I am working on a way to remote into WinKeyer with another Winkeyer at the control PC.  Until then, if I want to send anything other than the "canned" messages in N1MM+, I use the keyboard.

 

One more thing, to view the P3, I set a webcam in front of it and use its software to see the band.  I can control the P3 using macros with Win4K3suite.

 

Sounds pretty involved, but it's really not.

 

I hope that helps.

73 de JIm - KE8G

 

 

On Wed, Nov 4, 2020 at 7:41 PM Colin Smithers <colin@...> wrote:

Thanks very much Jim – I didn’t realise the Win4K3 had that capability too. You live and learn!

 

Could you describe your webrelay and web browser solutions a bit more please? – just enough to point me in the right direction.

 

Thanks!

 

73, Colin G4CWH

 

From: Elecraft-K3@groups.io [mailto:Elecraft-K3@groups.io] On Behalf Of KE8G via groups.io
Sent: 04 November 2020 23:55
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] Best way to remote a K3 or K3S

 

I started out using RemoteRig about 5 or 6 years ago, but have since gone to a combination of software.  I use Win4K3suite & N1mm+ with the Winkeyer.  I have a webrelay that is used to turn the K3s on via a web browser, then everything is controlled either by Win4K3suite or N1mm+.  I have been using this set up for about 4 years now and I really like it.  To control the KAT500 and KPA500, I use Elecraft's software.  I spend a lot of time away from my shack, so this is a great alternative.

 

A very inexpensive alternative to buying the RemoteRig boxes.

 

Good luck in your quest!

73 de Jim - KE8G

 

On Wed, Nov 4, 2020 at 6:29 PM Colin Smithers <colin@...> wrote:

Thanks all for your comments.

I'm now trying to try out the Remotehams software..

73, Colin G4CWH

-----Original Message-----
From: Elecraft-K3@groups.io [mailto:Elecraft-K3@groups.io] On Behalf Of Gordon LaPoint via groups.io
Sent: 04 November 2020 17:07
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] Best way to remote a K3 or K3S

Colin,
    Remotehams.com software can use the K3 or K3/0 as a "front panel"
when the remote server is connected to a K3.  The amount of "front
panel" that is active is less if the remote radio is NOT a k3.  I use it
with a Kenwood TS-590sg and it gives me the basic knobs, but more with a
K3 on the remote end.
And the software is free, so its worth a try before investing in
RemoteRig.  I also have remoterig, which is great, but pricey.
Gordon - N1MGO

On 11/4/2020 10:59 AM, Colin Smithers wrote:
> Who has had great success remoting a K3 or K3S?
>
> I have the K3/0 and I'm considering Remoterig?...
>
> Your views welcomed
>
> 73, Colin G4CWH
>
>
>
>
>
>










K3/P3 fs

Sandor wetsel
 

K3 with KAT100, KPA100, KRX3 with. 2.7 filter, KXV3 RF I/O, KIO3 AF/ DIG I/O.  MAIN RX  has 13k, 6k, 2.7k, 1.8k and 250 hz filters, also includes the PR6 pre amp.  Comes with original box, manual, Elecraft hand mic and power cord,
Also included is a P3 panadapter with original box, manual (no options) and K3 cable kit.  This is a great combination and works great but I miss my TenTec Orion.  I'll add a Signalink and home brew cable as well.  Asking 2k plus shipping but would rather local pick up Near DFW.
THANKS
Sandor KG4FET
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K3S parts availability???

Fred-K0FG
 

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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