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Re: K3 K3S Parts

Drew Vonada-Smith K3PA
 

You guys are dreaming.  

No ham manufacturer carries board assembly level spares and accessories for 5 years after production, much less 20.  Elecraft still repairs the radios, thus, they are supported.  Nothing requires that you throw them away.  Nothing is a brick.  Elecraft never made any promise beyond what they are doing.  You can buy all the components level parts and fix it yourself, or you can send it in.

Please name another manufacturer that does any better.  Certainly not Kenwood, Icom, Yaesu, TenTec.  Not Alpha.  Not SIgnal/One.  Not Flex.  Anything Chinese?  Hardly.  Nor Drake, Heath, Hallicrafters, Hammerlund, National, Globe, Eldico, Eico.  Even Collins had limits.  Who are you going to buy from?  

Sure, I would like them to carry every part, forever, but it is an unreasonable expectation. Elecraft is a bit better than most, they gave a last buy warming and a sign up sheet.  Tell me who else even did that?

I'm not a fanboy.  My K3 is not even my favorite transceiver,, merely a pretty good one.  But the attacks here are unfair to a company trying to do its best, while making a profit.  A profit, by the way, is requred to stay in business.  Do all of you work for free?

73,


Re: K3 K3S Parts

Peter Howson
 

Ken,

 

Waters & Stanton are the UK agents, although I have never used them as my K2 & K3 were bought direct before they became agents, and they are signed up with Elecraft to carry out repairs etc no matter where the rig was sourced.

 

It would be good for UK Elecraft users for Waters & Stanton to comment.

 

73,

Peter

GM8GAX

 

From: Elecraft-K3@groups.io <Elecraft-K3@groups.io> On Behalf Of redarlington
Sent: 10 November 2020 14:31
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] K3 K3S Parts

 

I stand by my statement.  Also, elecraft continues to do in house repairs.

 

-Bob

 

On Tue, Nov 10, 2020, 12:57 AM <gt0hof@...> wrote:

Bob, you have missed the point! Some of us hams are disabled and can’t repair electronic at the component level. I suffer with severe arthritis  and have trouble seeing SMD’s let a lone repair a board. The Elecraft K3 & K3s are plug & play which is great, but as soon as boards go wrong, then us disabled hams are stuffed.

No this is not Germany, but it doesn’t matter where in the world or what the product is, we need to know our purchases will last and get spares, otherwise this will be the first and last time I buy an Elecraft. Pete has just said he works for a Danish Electronics company, which holds spares for 10 years or more. So your argument is doesn’t hold water.

 

Ken B G0HOF

 

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From: Pete Block
Sent: 09 November 2020 01:15
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] K3 K3S Parts

 

I worked for a Danish electronics firm (Bang & Olufsen). We ,too, maintained a parts back up for at least 10 years. If a serious problem arose we’d try very hard to get necessary parts from other sources and in some cases have them made.

Pete

W2MGE

 

From: Elecraft-K3@groups.io <Elecraft-K3@groups.io> On Behalf Of redarlington
Sent: Saturday, November 7, 2020 11:04 AM
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] K3 K3S Parts

 

This isn't Germany.  These aren't cars.  Digikey carries every part in the radio with few exceptions.   

 

-Bob N3XKB

 

On Fri, Nov 6, 2020, 6:25 PM <gt0hof@...> wrote:

Elecraft should supply spare part for the K3/K3s for at least 10 years after production ends. If these transceivers were cars they WILL have spares for 10 years after the model has gone out of production. In Germany it is law to have spare for 10 years for cars. Are Elecraft just in it for the money? I hope not. As Bob has said these are NOT throw away items. I spent over £5000 4 years ago and if I can’t get spares to repair my K3s I’ll be pissed off to say the least. I would love to have a K4, but I’m retired and have limited funds now I’m not working and I don’t think I’m the only one.

 

Ken B G0HOF

 

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From: Gerard
Sent: 06 November 2020 23:26
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] K3 K3S Parts

 

Bob, that has nothing to do with customer support.  A K3 and K3S should have full support for 10-20yrs.   They are not disposable radios. I'm if I had a Maserati, Ferrari I'd expect the best parts and service Is Elecraft a street company or top range. 😁

 

On Fri 6 Nov 2020, 15:47 Bob Hammond G4DBW via groups.io, <bobatbay=yahoo.co.uk@groups.io> wrote:

Another thought on this one .... once the K4 starts rolling off the production line in significant numbers, I would predict we will see more K3 and K3S appear on the second hand market. Will owners separate out the extras from the basic K3 K3S and sell thiese as stand alone boards/ filters ? 

From what I see on ebay there is more money to be made selling these used boards/ filters as separates, which do not necessarlily add the same value to a complete radio.

73

Bob G4DBW

 

 


Re: K3 K3S Parts

redarlington <rdarlington@...>
 

I stand by my statement.  Also, elecraft continues to do in house repairs.

-Bob

On Tue, Nov 10, 2020, 12:57 AM <gt0hof@...> wrote:

Bob, you have missed the point! Some of us hams are disabled and can’t repair electronic at the component level. I suffer with severe arthritis  and have trouble seeing SMD’s let a lone repair a board. The Elecraft K3 & K3s are plug & play which is great, but as soon as boards go wrong, then us disabled hams are stuffed.

No this is not Germany, but it doesn’t matter where in the world or what the product is, we need to know our purchases will last and get spares, otherwise this will be the first and last time I buy an Elecraft. Pete has just said he works for a Danish Electronics company, which holds spares for 10 years or more. So your argument is doesn’t hold water.

 

Ken B G0HOF

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Pete Block
Sent: 09 November 2020 01:15
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] K3 K3S Parts

 

I worked for a Danish electronics firm (Bang & Olufsen). We ,too, maintained a parts back up for at least 10 years. If a serious problem arose we’d try very hard to get necessary parts from other sources and in some cases have them made.

Pete

W2MGE

 

From: Elecraft-K3@groups.io <Elecraft-K3@groups.io> On Behalf Of redarlington
Sent: Saturday, November 7, 2020 11:04 AM
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] K3 K3S Parts

 

This isn't Germany.  These aren't cars.  Digikey carries every part in the radio with few exceptions.   

 

-Bob N3XKB

 

On Fri, Nov 6, 2020, 6:25 PM <gt0hof@...> wrote:

Elecraft should supply spare part for the K3/K3s for at least 10 years after production ends. If these transceivers were cars they WILL have spares for 10 years after the model has gone out of production. In Germany it is law to have spare for 10 years for cars. Are Elecraft just in it for the money? I hope not. As Bob has said these are NOT throw away items. I spent over £5000 4 years ago and if I can’t get spares to repair my K3s I’ll be pissed off to say the least. I would love to have a K4, but I’m retired and have limited funds now I’m not working and I don’t think I’m the only one.

 

Ken B G0HOF

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Gerard
Sent: 06 November 2020 23:26
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] K3 K3S Parts

 

Bob, that has nothing to do with customer support.  A K3 and K3S should have full support for 10-20yrs.   They are not disposable radios. I'm if I had a Maserati, Ferrari I'd expect the best parts and service Is Elecraft a street company or top range. 😁

 

On Fri 6 Nov 2020, 15:47 Bob Hammond G4DBW via groups.io, <bobatbay=yahoo.co.uk@groups.io> wrote:

Another thought on this one .... once the K4 starts rolling off the production line in significant numbers, I would predict we will see more K3 and K3S appear on the second hand market. Will owners separate out the extras from the basic K3 K3S and sell thiese as stand alone boards/ filters ? 

From what I see on ebay there is more money to be made selling these used boards/ filters as separates, which do not necessarlily add the same value to a complete radio.

73

Bob G4DBW

 

 


KAT500 Fuse

GD0OUD
 

My KAT500 has blown the 250mA fuse. I have looked on the Elecraft website, but I am unable to find a schematic for the tuner, does anyone have a PDF of this they could email to me?

Thanks in advance.

Stuart, GD0OUD.


Re: K3 K3S Parts

gt0hof@...
 

Bob, you have missed the point! Some of us hams are disabled and can’t repair electronic at the component level. I suffer with severe arthritis  and have trouble seeing SMD’s let a lone repair a board. The Elecraft K3 & K3s are plug & play which is great, but as soon as boards go wrong, then us disabled hams are stuffed.

No this is not Germany, but it doesn’t matter where in the world or what the product is, we need to know our purchases will last and get spares, otherwise this will be the first and last time I buy an Elecraft. Pete has just said he works for a Danish Electronics company, which holds spares for 10 years or more. So your argument is doesn’t hold water.

 

Ken B G0HOF

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Pete Block
Sent: 09 November 2020 01:15
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] K3 K3S Parts

 

I worked for a Danish electronics firm (Bang & Olufsen). We ,too, maintained a parts back up for at least 10 years. If a serious problem arose we’d try very hard to get necessary parts from other sources and in some cases have them made.

Pete

W2MGE

 

From: Elecraft-K3@groups.io <Elecraft-K3@groups.io> On Behalf Of redarlington
Sent: Saturday, November 7, 2020 11:04 AM
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] K3 K3S Parts

 

This isn't Germany.  These aren't cars.  Digikey carries every part in the radio with few exceptions.   

 

-Bob N3XKB

 

On Fri, Nov 6, 2020, 6:25 PM <gt0hof@...> wrote:

Elecraft should supply spare part for the K3/K3s for at least 10 years after production ends. If these transceivers were cars they WILL have spares for 10 years after the model has gone out of production. In Germany it is law to have spare for 10 years for cars. Are Elecraft just in it for the money? I hope not. As Bob has said these are NOT throw away items. I spent over £5000 4 years ago and if I can’t get spares to repair my K3s I’ll be pissed off to say the least. I would love to have a K4, but I’m retired and have limited funds now I’m not working and I don’t think I’m the only one.

 

Ken B G0HOF

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Gerard
Sent: 06 November 2020 23:26
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] K3 K3S Parts

 

Bob, that has nothing to do with customer support.  A K3 and K3S should have full support for 10-20yrs.   They are not disposable radios. I'm if I had a Maserati, Ferrari I'd expect the best parts and service Is Elecraft a street company or top range. 😁

 

On Fri 6 Nov 2020, 15:47 Bob Hammond G4DBW via groups.io, <bobatbay=yahoo.co.uk@groups.io> wrote:

Another thought on this one .... once the K4 starts rolling off the production line in significant numbers, I would predict we will see more K3 and K3S appear on the second hand market. Will owners separate out the extras from the basic K3 K3S and sell thiese as stand alone boards/ filters ? 

From what I see on ebay there is more money to be made selling these used boards/ filters as separates, which do not necessarlily add the same value to a complete radio.

73

Bob G4DBW

 

 


Re: K3S parts availability???

Dean LaClair
 

Snip<<<<<<<<<Fred,

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



Has the K4 "Hit the streets" yet?

Dean K2WW

On Thu, Nov 5, 2020, 00:17 Fred-K0FG <kzerofg@...> wrote:
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: KPA3 output erratic

Chuck Miller
 

"I think I must have zapped to serial chip on the I/O board. Oh well, another part to change."

After spending sometime today troubleshooting, I found that the problem was related to the Rs-232 to USB convertor I was using. All better now. The radio and computer are talking again, the KAT3A is tuning again, and all is right with the world again. (well except for the COVID situation which has gotten worse here in Iowa lately.)

Thank all for the help and suggestions.
73, Chuck
N0NC


KPA500 issue

Jeffrey griffin
 

I had a capacitor fail in my KPA500's 15m  bank pass filter area. It is C151 a 100pf capacitor. Does anyone know what physical size it is, so I can order one ? Thanks....

 

73 Jeff kb2m

 

 


K-Pod & macros

Jim N7US
 

Some of the buttons on my K-Pod aren't working reliably either.

If you'd rather not buy and configure another hardware device, you can instead use software for often-used front-panel commands and macros.

Two programs I use are DXLab's Commander, which has user-defined controls, and VA2FSQ's Win4K3Suite. The latter can be used with DXLab and/or N1MM+, as well as many other programs (more than one at a time if desired).

For those using DXLab, many macros have been shared on the Groups.io DXLab website:
https://groups.io/g/DXLab/files/Command%20Sequences%20and%20Sliders/Elecraft


VA2FSQ's program has 20 macros available. See page 50 of the manual at
https://va2fsq.com/wp-content/uploads/Win4K3Suite-Documentation-v1.45.pdf .

I have one similar to the one that NK7Z uses for working split-frequency CW pileups:

SWT13;SWT13;FT1;UPB5;SB1;BW0025;BW$0045;#SPN000050;#RCF+002000;

And to clear it:

SB0;FT0;SWT13;SWT13;BW0035;#SPN000200;#CTF+00007010000;#CTF+000035100000;#CTF+0000140100000;

I have these two macros both in DXLab's Commander and in Win4K3Suite.

Check out the commands in the K3S and P3 Programmer's Reference Manuals.


73, Jim N7US

-----Original Message-----


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

https://www.nk7z.net/adding-external-keypad-k3/

for my solution to this...

I now have 64 keys that will launch any macro programmed into the P3/SVGA... My favorite is the CW DX macro... I SPOT a CW station, (using the keypad), then hit the "SPLIT + 5" button, and the macro moves the CW station to the left side of the P3, sets the bandwidth for the P3 to 6 KHz., and finally makes VFO-B the transmit frequency control, while showing the 6 KHz. above the DX station on the P3... Takes about half a second to run, and all with a single button press...

I almost never touch the front of the radio anymore... If I have some action I do a lot, I just program a macro for it, assign it to a key on the keypad and I never touch the radio again for that function...

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

On 11/7/20 8:54 AM, Szab Istv n wrote:
The rubber buttons will wear out earlier or later that might be a concern only. If you are concerned buy now spare component and you will be a happy old timer radio owner after decades.

73, István


Re: K3S parts availability???

KE1F Lou
 

Thanks for the info.
73, Lou KE1F 



Sent from my Galaxy Tab® A

-------- Original message --------
From: Bill Mader <billamader@...>
Date: 11/8/20 11:55 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] K3S parts availability???

Dave has a great explanation on using the 64-key Genovation:  https://www.nk7z.net

73, Bill, K8TE


Re: K3S parts availability???

ANDY NEHAN
 

I use a small Genovation keypad and I would not be without it now.


Andy G4HUE




------ Original Message ------
From: "KE1F Lou" <lmecseri@...>
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Sent: Monday, 9 Nov, 2020 At 12:51
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] K3S parts availability???

Thank you.

73, Lou KE1F

On 11/8/2020 11:28 PM, Dave Cole wrote:
https://www.nk7z.net/adding-external-keypad-k3/

Gives you all the info needed...

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

On 11/8/20 2:29 PM, KE1F Lou wrote:
Bill,
Where do I get more information to do that with my K3.
73, Lou KE1F



Sent from my Galaxy Tab® A

-------- Original message --------
From: Bill Mader <billamader@...>
Date: 11/8/20 3:00 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] K3S parts availability???

Dave has it right! The Genovation keyboard and my loggers mean I too rarely touch the K3 buttons.

73, Bill, K8TE












Re: K3S parts availability???

KE1F Lou
 

Thank you,

73, Lou KE1F

On 11/8/2020 11:55 PM, Bill Mader wrote:
Dave has a great explanation on using the 64-key Genovation:  https://www.nk7z.net

73, Bill, K8TE


Re: K3S parts availability???

KE1F Lou
 

Thank you.

73, Lou KE1F

On 11/8/2020 11:28 PM, Dave Cole wrote:
https://www.nk7z.net/adding-external-keypad-k3/

Gives you all the info needed...

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

On 11/8/20 2:29 PM, KE1F Lou wrote:
Bill,
Where do I get more information to do that with my K3.
73, Lou KE1F



Sent from my Galaxy Tab® A

-------- Original message --------
From: Bill Mader <billamader@gmail.com>
Date: 11/8/20 3:00 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] K3S parts availability???

Dave has it right!  The Genovation keyboard and my loggers mean I too rarely touch the K3 buttons.

73, Bill, K8TE



Re: K3S parts availability???

Bill Mader
 

Dave has a great explanation on using the 64-key Genovation:  https://www.nk7z.net

73, Bill, K8TE


Re: K3S parts availability???

Dave (NK7Z)
 

https://www.nk7z.net/adding-external-keypad-k3/

Gives you all the info needed...

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

On 11/8/20 2:29 PM, KE1F Lou wrote:
Bill,
Where do I get more information to do that with my K3.
73, Lou KE1F
Sent from my Galaxy Tab® A
-------- Original message --------
From: Bill Mader <billamader@gmail.com>
Date: 11/8/20 3:00 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] K3S parts availability???
Dave has it right!  The Genovation keyboard and my loggers mean I too rarely touch the K3 buttons.
73, Bill, K8TE


Re: [Elecraft] [Elecraft-K3] Winlink

Dave (NK7Z)
 

Hi,
Got the attachments in the other email, thank you... I will be sending a piece of traffic...

Interestingly enough, ardop works, and VARA does not, even though both are set up the same...

In any case, thank you for the help!!!!!


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

On 11/8/20 1:30 PM, Lyn Norstad wrote:
Dave -
The rig settings on VARA and ARDOP are in two different places. For VARA,
you need to open the TNC window.
I am sending you info on the ARC exercises directly (there is no link).
Feel free to send to whomever you wish.
Also, if you (or anyone else) are interested in P2P Winlink for EmComm, let
me know and I will send an invitation to our Slack group (90 members in
continental US so far).
73
Lyn, W0LEN
-----Original Message-----
From: elecraft-bounces@mailman.qth.net
[mailto:elecraft-bounces@mailman.qth.net] On Behalf Of Dave Cole
Sent: Sunday, November 08, 2020 9:37 AM
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io; elecraft@mailman.qth.net
Subject: Re: [Elecraft] [Elecraft-K3] Winlink
Hi again,
Thank you! I set Ardop, and all is working again... I will move to
VARA later on, as it shows the no PTT issue, but ARDOP does not... I
now have my way to send an Internet message should I need to in an
Emergency...
You mentioned a Red Cross drill... Our club is associated with the Red
Cross, but we have not heard of this drill... Do you have a link for it?
Again, thank you!
73, and thanks,
Dave (NK7Z)
https://www.nk7z.net
ARRL Volunteer Examiner
ARRL Technical Specialist, RFI
ARRL Asst. Director, NW Division, Technical Resources
On 11/8/20 7:02 AM, Lyn Norstad wrote:
Dave -

There's another issue ... Winmor has been discontinued as of July 1.

If you try to send a Winmor message thru an RMS station, it will not
happen.

P2P Winmor still works, but for messages designed to go thru the CMS on
HF,
its VARA or ARDOP (and VARA is quickly emerging as the standard, since it
is
much faster than ARDOP).

73
Lyn, W0LEN


-----Original Message-----
From: elecraft-bounces@mailman.qth.net
[mailto:elecraft-bounces@mailman.qth.net] On Behalf Of Dave Cole
Sent: Sunday, November 08, 2020 8:00 AM
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io; elecraft@mailman.qth.net
Subject: Re: [Elecraft] [Elecraft-K3] Winlink

Hi Lyn,

First off, THANK YOU for the help!! I must have been unclear in my
first post...

I was using Winlink Winmore, and it does drive the radio to different
frequencies, the radio control is partially working... It also used to
work 100%...

I am presented with a COM port, not a USB selection, (Winmore, or Vara),
when in the RADIO SETTINGS within the program, nothing to do with USB...

I was not aware there was a Red Cross drill was coming up. I keep
Winlink around in the event of an emergency, it would be nice to be able
to get out an email or two in that event.

My Winlink setup is based on my desktop machine, (not mobile in any
way), which is Windows 10. It has worked in the past with zero issues
across multiple updates...

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

On 11/8/20 3:51 AM, Lyn Norstad wrote:
Dave -

Windows 10 attempts to lock down USB port assignments as a security
measure,
and does so again with each update. Some apps are smart enough to deal
with
this, but Winlink is basically a 1990s era Email application and is
susceptible to issues like this.

There are numerous articles on how to deal with it. Some that want to
sell
you an app to fix it, some that tell you how to fix it yourself (i.e.:
The
Windows Club website). Select the one that best matches your comfort
level.
Worst case scenario, you fix it manually after every Windows update. But
at
least you are aware of what needs fixing, and how to do it.

In most cases, you need to go into the Soundcard settings for the Mode
you
have selected (i.e.: Vara HF Winlink) and change the input and output
devices to USB Audio Codec.

Are you participating in the Red Cross drill next Saturday?

73
Lyn, W0LEN

-----Original Message-----
From: elecraft-bounces@mailman.qth.net
[mailto:elecraft-bounces@mailman.qth.net] On Behalf Of Dave Cole
Sent: Saturday, November 07, 2020 2:11 PM
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io; elecraft@mailman.qth.net
Subject: Re: [Elecraft] [Elecraft-K3] Winlink

Oh yes... All other software using the PTT and mic are working fine...
Just Winlink fails to PTT.

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

On 11/7/20 10:49 AM, Bob Novas via groups.io wrote:
Dave -

Make sure windows is allowing Winlink modem app to use the microphone.

Settings/System/Sound/"Related Settings" Microphone Privacy Settings:

Allow Apps to access your microphone: ON
Allow desktop apps to access your microphone: VARA HF MODEM, whatever
else
you use

Bob - W3DK


-----Original Message-----
From: Elecraft-K3@groups.io [mailto:Elecraft-K3@groups.io] On Behalf Of
Dave Cole
Sent: Saturday, November 07, 2020 1:32 PM
To: elecraft@mailman.qth.net; Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: [Elecraft-K3] Winlink

Hi,

Is anyone using Winlink, (latest), with Windows 10, (latest), and a K3?
All used to work, and all of a sudden PTT fails. All else works, the
radio is driven to the best frequency, etc... I have made no known
changes. There was a windows update... I would like to verify it still
works, and if so, to get some settings from you...


Re: K4 vs Flex

W2XJ
 

Please quote some of the thread so there is context. 
Thanks


On Nov 8, 2020, at 3:01 PM, Bill Mader <billamader@...> wrote:

No more soup either?

Sorry, sometimes I can't help myself.  Other times I am asleep.

73, Bill, K8TE


Re: K4 vs Flex

Ted VE3TRQ
 

Sometimes a guy just wants to sit down and spin a knob.
The Flex 6600M gave me just that - knobs and a nice big panadapter display, especially when connected to an HDMI monitor. Don’t get me wrong, I love my K3/P3, and I use both radios, but the 6600M with built in panadapter is actually more portable than the K3/P3 combo. And I can run digital modes from the kitchen, the back deck, or the den.

Ted VE3TRQ


Re: K3 K3S Parts

Pete Block <pete_block@...>
 

I worked for a Danish electronics firm (Bang & Olufsen). We ,too, maintained a parts back up for at least 10 years. If a serious problem arose we’d try very hard to get necessary parts from other sources and in some cases have them made.

Pete

W2MGE

 

From: Elecraft-K3@groups.io <Elecraft-K3@groups.io> On Behalf Of redarlington
Sent: Saturday, November 7, 2020 11:04 AM
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] K3 K3S Parts

 

This isn't Germany.  These aren't cars.  Digikey carries every part in the radio with few exceptions.   

 

-Bob N3XKB

 

On Fri, Nov 6, 2020, 6:25 PM <gt0hof@...> wrote:

Elecraft should supply spare part for the K3/K3s for at least 10 years after production ends. If these transceivers were cars they WILL have spares for 10 years after the model has gone out of production. In Germany it is law to have spare for 10 years for cars. Are Elecraft just in it for the money? I hope not. As Bob has said these are NOT throw away items. I spent over £5000 4 years ago and if I can’t get spares to repair my K3s I’ll be pissed off to say the least. I would love to have a K4, but I’m retired and have limited funds now I’m not working and I don’t think I’m the only one.

 

Ken B G0HOF

 

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From: Gerard
Sent: 06 November 2020 23:26
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] K3 K3S Parts

 

Bob, that has nothing to do with customer support.  A K3 and K3S should have full support for 10-20yrs.   They are not disposable radios. I'm if I had a Maserati, Ferrari I'd expect the best parts and service Is Elecraft a street company or top range. 😁

 

On Fri 6 Nov 2020, 15:47 Bob Hammond G4DBW via groups.io, <bobatbay=yahoo.co.uk@groups.io> wrote:

Another thought on this one .... once the K4 starts rolling off the production line in significant numbers, I would predict we will see more K3 and K3S appear on the second hand market. Will owners separate out the extras from the basic K3 K3S and sell thiese as stand alone boards/ filters ? 

From what I see on ebay there is more money to be made selling these used boards/ filters as separates, which do not necessarlily add the same value to a complete radio.

73

Bob G4DBW

 


Re: K4 vs Flex

Bill Maddock
 

Soup? Lol




On Sunday, November 8, 2020, 2:01 PM, Bill Mader <billamader@...> wrote:

No more soup either?

Sorry, sometimes I can't help myself.  Other times I am asleep.

73, Bill, K8TE

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