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Re: K3 Status

Julian <julian@...>
 

--- In Elecraft_K3@..., "oh9nb" <benny.aumala@...> wrote:

I ordered May 10, and just got to know
that my K3 is starting from Elecraft
after 2 weeks.
How'd you find that out? I ordered around May 3 / 4, and I haven't
heard anything except the announcement from Eric.

Julian, G4ILO


K3's Shipped!

Norm Duxbury
 

Here's Eric's post from the Elecraft reflector:

The first production K3s started shipping today! (Oct 9th) :-) We
worked overtime last week and through the weekend to get everything in
order. We had the usual last minute glitches (missing hardware we
thought we had received, MORE toroid winding in Aptos, minor PCB
assembly errors, documentation snafu's etc.) but we were able to resolve
everything in time for shipping today. Whew!

Here's a picture of Lisa with the first K3/100 kit of this batch going
out the door. :-)
http://www.elecraft.com/K3/Lisa%20with%20K3%20a%20sm.JPG

After today's batch of K3s we will pause shipping for two days to let
the dust settle and to make doubly sure we have everything in proper
order. We will continue testing and packaging the K3 kits tomorrow and
Thursday. We'll resume shipping on Friday and should continue shipping
on a daily basis, Monday-Friday, after that. This week we are beginning
with the kit versions of the K3. Mid next week the first built K3s will
begin rolling out the door.

The rest of this week we will be contacting those of you that will be
shipping over the next two weeks. Due to the very high number of orders
that we received the first day at Visalia and via FAX/Internet (actually
the first couple of weeks!) we will not be shipping all the first day
orders on the first day, or two, or three. :-) But we are working hard
to get everyone's K3 out the door quickly. Initial shipment rates will
of course start out in small groups and slowly accelerate to more units
per day as we ramp up. But our top priority to to make sure we get you a
complete and quality product. Please be patient with us. We're just as
anxious as you to get your radio on its way.

The K3 Operating manual is complete and I'll be posting it and the K3
option manuals to the web by end of day tomorrow. I'll post a note here
when they are on-line.

Now, where is that champagne...

73, Eric WA6HHQ


First Production K3s Ship!

Eric Swartz - WA6HHQ, Elecraft
 

The first production K3s started shipping today! (Oct 9th) :-) We
worked overtime last week and through the weekend to get everything in
order. We had the usual last minute glitches (missing hardware we
thought we had received, MORE toroid winding in Aptos, minor PCB
assembly errors, documentation snafu's etc.) but we were able to
resolve everything in time for shipping today. Whew!

Here's a picture of Lisa with the first K3/100 kit of this batch going
out the door. :-)
http://www.elecraft.com/K3/Lisa%20with%20K3%20a%20sm.JPG

After today's batch of K3s we will pause shipping for two days to let
the dust settle and to make doubly sure we have everything in proper
order. We will continue testing and packaging the K3 kits tomorrow and
Thursday. We'll resume shipping on Friday and should continue shipping
on a daily basis, Monday-Friday, after that. This week we are
beginning with the kit versions of the K3. Mid next week the first
built K3s will begin rolling out the door.

The rest of this week we will be contacting those of you that will be
shipping over the next two weeks. Due to the very high number of
orders that we received the first day at Visalia and via FAX/Internet
(actually the first couple of weeks!) we will not be shipping all the
first day orders on the first day, or two, or three. :-) But we are
working hard to get everyone's K3 out the door quickly. Initial
shipment rates will of course start out in small groups and slowly
accelerate to more units per day as we ramp up. But our top priority
to to make sure we get you a complete and quality product. Please be
patient with us. We're just as anxious as you to get your radio on its
way.

The K3 Operating manual is complete and I'll be posting it and the K3
option manuals to the web by end of day tomorrow. I'll post a note
here when they are on-line.

Now, where is that champagne...

73, Eric WA6HHQ


Re: [Elecraft_K3] The Wait is Exhausting...

ajsoenke@...
 

Ditto!! That IC 7000 that I won in Aug is waiting too! Whoever said retirement is all fun has a warped mind!

Al WA6VNN


-----Original Message-----
From: Doug Faunt N6TQS +1-510-655-8604
To: Elecraft_K3@...
Sent: Tue, 9 Oct 2007 9:01 am
Subject: Re: [Elecraft_K3] The Wait is Exhausting...

Ha, I'm in the first batch, and I'm going to let my K3 kit sit for a
week just to taunt you all.

73, doug

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Re: [Elecraft_K3] The Wait is Exhausting...

Toby Deinhardt
 

Ha, I'm in the first batch, and I'm going to let my K3 kit sit for a
week just to taunt you all.
I'm first batch (ordered within hours of the announcement in Internet), fully paid and told Elecraft to wait until November before delivering mine. <evil grin>



vy 73 de toby




PS: I'm in Montenegro from the 14th of Oct. to the 4th of Nov., so I have been forced to wait awhile longer...


Re: [Elecraft_K3] Re: K3 Status

ajsoenke@...
 


What, no Snipes?

Al  WA6VNN

-----Original Message-----
From: Thom LaCosta
To: Elecraft_K3@...
Sent: Tue, 9 Oct 2007 2:35 am
Subject: Re: [Elecraft_K3] Re: K3 Status

On Tue, 9 Oct 2007, Julian wrote:

> --- In Elecraft_K3@yahoogroups.com, Toby Deinhardt wrote:
>>
>> It's like watching the Kremlin back in the 70s... ;-)
>
> Or the election of a new Pope.

Could it be we are all searching for the Holy Grail?

I am reminded of camping and being assigned to finding Polka Dot Paint,
Sky Hooks and Tent Stretchers.

73 - k3hrn
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Re: [Elecraft_K3] The Wait is Exhausting...

Thom LaCosta <lacosta@...>
 

On Tue, 9 Oct 2007, Doug Faunt N6TQS +1-510-655-8604 wrote:

Ha, I'm in the first batch, and I'm going to let my K3 kit sit for a
week just to taunt you all.
Maybe a contest...who can wait the longest before opening the box?

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Re: K3 Status

oh9nb <benny.aumala@...>
 

I ordered May 10, and just got to know
that my K3 is starting from Elecraft
after 2 weeks.

Benny OH9NB


Re: [Elecraft_K3] The Wait is Exhausting...

Doug Faunt N6TQS +1-510-655-8604
 

Ha, I'm in the first batch, and I'm going to let my K3 kit sit for a
week just to taunt you all.

73, doug


The Wait is Exhausting...

k5hsv <k5hsv@...>
 

Gosh, this is almost as exciting as waiting for my Ovaltine Secret
Decoder Ring to arrive!!! I'm not one of the first batch hams that are
going to feast their eyes on hopefully the American made electronic
marvle of the year but I'm patiently waiting in line. I would be nice
to hear some detailed accounts of what it was like starting with the
USP person walking up to the door and ringing the door bell.

All kidding aside, I'll be anxiously waiting for some of the first kits
and preassembled rigs to arrive sometime this week and the postings of
operators here. First impressions, quality and things to watch out for.
Also, I'm interested in options and filter configuratons that other
hams went with. Keep us posted ASAP.

Paul - K5HSV


Re: [Elecraft_K3] Re: K3 Status

Thom LaCosta <lacosta@...>
 

On Tue, 9 Oct 2007, Julian wrote:

--- In Elecraft_K3@..., Toby Deinhardt <dj7mgq@...> wrote:

It's like watching the Kremlin back in the 70s... ;-)
Or the election of a new Pope.
Could it be we are all searching for the Holy Grail?

I am reminded of camping and being assigned to finding Polka Dot Paint,
Sky Hooks and Tent Stretchers.

73 - k3hrn
Thom,EIEIO
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Re: [Elecraft_K3] Re: K3 Status

Toby Deinhardt
 

Or the election of a new Pope.

Is that a puff of smoke I see over Aptos?
As long as don't elect Ratzinger....


Re: K3 Status

Julian <julian@...>
 

--- In Elecraft_K3@..., Toby Deinhardt <dj7mgq@...> wrote:

It's like watching the Kremlin back in the 70s... ;-)
Or the election of a new Pope.

Is that a puff of smoke I see over Aptos?

Julian, G4ILO


Re: [Elecraft_K3] K3 Status

Hank Kohl
 

N2ZDB@... wrote:
yes I am also amazed...and no sign of the Operators Manual either which was supposed to have been online by now!
Michael
there is a quick_start manual ......

73 Hank K8DD
second run

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Re: [Elecraft_K3] K3 Status

Toby Deinhardt
 

I was ordered on first day (#10???) anyway, I'm trying to keep myself as busy as possible so I don't have to think about it.

Same here, prepaid too, but now after the delays, I have to wait until November because I'll be in Montenegro. I would really have loved to have taken my K3 with me.

Wayne has been posting - Eric hasn't. CE Marking? Manual downloads? Confirmation mails from Lisa? Missing status updates...

It's like watching the Kremlin back in the 70s... ;-)


vy 73 de toby


Re: K3 Status

neal
 

Dude, the post office was closed today :-) Though the K3 probably
comes UPS or ?.. Anyway, thought that might make it easier for you to
sleep. neal/n6nw

--- In Elecraft_K3@..., Don Nesbitt <n4hh@...> wrote:

OK - I'm absolutely stunned - for months we've had
literally hundreds of postings on the K3 asking for
delivery dates, status reports, laboratory test data,
feature requests, etc., etc. - and - now the "magic"
date of October 8 is almost past - and - NOT ONE
posting either here or to the Elecraft Reflector on
these topics! Amazing!

Did I not get the memo or am I the only one who thinks
this is weird? Am I the only one who didn't get
delivery today? Very strange! 73 -- Don


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K3 Status

Don Nesbitt
 

OK - I'm absolutely stunned - for months we've had
literally hundreds of postings on the K3 asking for
delivery dates, status reports, laboratory test data,
feature requests, etc., etc. - and - now the "magic"
date of October 8 is almost past - and - NOT ONE
posting either here or to the Elecraft Reflector on
these topics! Amazing!

Did I not get the memo or am I the only one who thinks
this is weird? Am I the only one who didn't get
delivery today? Very strange! 73 -- Don


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Re: [Elecraft_K3] K3 Status

Michael
 

yes I am also amazed...and no sign of the Operators Manual either which was supposed to have been online by now!
 
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Re: [Elecraft_K3] K3 Status

ajsoenke@...
 

My read is " don't jinx it", 'bad for Karma', 'don't press your luck', etc
 
I was ordered on first day (#10???) anyway, I'm trying to keep myself as busy as possible so I don't have to think about it.
 
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