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Re: K3 ALC, CONFIG setting for EXT ALC Double check default setting on 6m and all other bands.

mikerodgerske5gbc
 

Of course most just reduce power. 

73
Mike R

7!
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On Jul 29, 2018, at 3:57 PM, dalej via Groups.Io <dalej2@...> wrote:

Factory default is OFF.

Dale, k9vuj



On 29, Jul 2018, at 13:32, Marko via Groups.Io <reston2010mm-orders@...> wrote:

I was reminded recently that it's good to check your K3 CONFIG: EXT ALC setting to ensure it is set to 'ON' for all bands, including the Six Meter (6m) band setting for EXT ALC.  As I check around with other K3 users, it seems that on 6m the factory setting on some (but not all) of the K3s was set to  'OFF' on 6m, whereas it normally should be 'ON' for the factory default setting on all bands.    73 de Mark w2or.

Post Script:  Making all the 'proper' ALC settings for a K3 and amp, takes more than a few minutes.  One has to read, and re-read, the guidance. In the K3 manual* alone, there are about seven separate pages to digest, though only five of the pages are shown in the index.  For the latest guidance on ALC, use CTRL+F to search the most recent manual revision (K3 is separate from the K3s mnuals), which can be found at:
http://www.elecraft.com/K2_Manual_Download_Page.htm 
In doing so, note that this on-line manual's index shows only five reference pages re ALC.  You will need to read and review at least eight pages, including pages 15, 26, 27, 55, 75, 61, 62, 65, and perhaps others.
 



Re: KPA-1500 sonics

Jim McCook W6YA
 

Did someone say "Strange nobody else has this problem," relating to excessive fan noise?  Where on earth did that come from?  It's a universal problem!

Re: K3 ALC, CONFIG setting for EXT ALC Double check default setting on 6m and all other bands.

mikerodgerske5gbc
 

Why might be ceramic tubes. 

73
Mike R

7!
Absolutely Awesome 

On Jul 29, 2018, at 3:57 PM, dalej via Groups.Io <dalej2@...> wrote:

Factory default is OFF.

Dale, k9vuj



On 29, Jul 2018, at 13:32, Marko via Groups.Io <reston2010mm-orders@...> wrote:

I was reminded recently that it's good to check your K3 CONFIG: EXT ALC setting to ensure it is set to 'ON' for all bands, including the Six Meter (6m) band setting for EXT ALC.  As I check around with other K3 users, it seems that on 6m the factory setting on some (but not all) of the K3s was set to  'OFF' on 6m, whereas it normally should be 'ON' for the factory default setting on all bands.    73 de Mark w2or.

Post Script:  Making all the 'proper' ALC settings for a K3 and amp, takes more than a few minutes.  One has to read, and re-read, the guidance. In the K3 manual* alone, there are about seven separate pages to digest, though only five of the pages are shown in the index.  For the latest guidance on ALC, use CTRL+F to search the most recent manual revision (K3 is separate from the K3s mnuals), which can be found at:
http://www.elecraft.com/K2_Manual_Download_Page.htm 
In doing so, note that this on-line manual's index shows only five reference pages re ALC.  You will need to read and review at least eight pages, including pages 15, 26, 27, 55, 75, 61, 62, 65, and perhaps others.
 



Re: K3 ALC, CONFIG setting for EXT ALC Double check default setting on 6m and all other bands.

southdaleus
 

Factory default is OFF.

Dale, k9vuj



On 29, Jul 2018, at 13:32, Marko via Groups.Io <reston2010mm-orders@...> wrote:

I was reminded recently that it's good to check your K3 CONFIG: EXT ALC setting to ensure it is set to 'ON' for all bands, including the Six Meter (6m) band setting for EXT ALC.  As I check around with other K3 users, it seems that on 6m the factory setting on some (but not all) of the K3s was set to  'OFF' on 6m, whereas it normally should be 'ON' for the factory default setting on all bands.    73 de Mark w2or.

Post Script:  Making all the 'proper' ALC settings for a K3 and amp, takes more than a few minutes.  One has to read, and re-read, the guidance. In the K3 manual* alone, there are about seven separate pages to digest, though only five of the pages are shown in the index.  For the latest guidance on ALC, use CTRL+F to search the most recent manual revision (K3 is separate from the K3s mnuals), which can be found at:
http://www.elecraft.com/K2_Manual_Download_Page.htm 
In doing so, note that this on-line manual's index shows only five reference pages re ALC.  You will need to read and review at least eight pages, including pages 15, 26, 27, 55, 75, 61, 62, 65, and perhaps others.
 



Re: K3 ALC, CONFIG setting for EXT ALC Double check default setting on 6m and all other bands.

N2TK, Tony
 

Why would you need external ALC on any band with a K3 for any current amp?

 

73,

N2TK, Tony

 

From: Elecraft-K3@groups.io [mailto:Elecraft-K3@groups.io] On Behalf Of Marko via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, July 29, 2018 2:33 PM
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: [Elecraft-K3] K3 ALC, CONFIG setting for EXT ALC Double check default setting on 6m and all other bands.

 

I was reminded recently that it's good to check your K3 CONFIG: EXT ALC setting to ensure it is set to 'ON' for all bands, including the Six Meter (6m) band setting for EXT ALC.  As I check around with other K3 users, it seems that on 6m the factory setting on some (but not all) of the K3s was set to  'OFF' on 6m, whereas it normally should be 'ON' for the factory default setting on all bands.    73 de Mark w2or.

Post Script:  Making all the 'proper' ALC settings for a K3 and amp, takes more than a few minutes.  One has to read, and re-read, the guidance. In the K3 manual* alone, there are about seven separate pages to digest, though only five of the pages are shown in the index.  For the latest guidance on ALC, use CTRL+F to search the most recent manual revision (K3 is separate from the K3s mnuals), which can be found at:
http://www.elecraft.com/K2_Manual_Download_Page.htm 
In doing so, note that this on-line manual's index shows only five reference pages re ALC.  You will need to read and review at least eight pages, including pages 15, 26, 27, 55, 75, 61, 62, 65, and perhaps others.
 

K3 ALC, CONFIG setting for EXT ALC Double check default setting on 6m and all other bands.

Mark W2OR
 

I was reminded recently that it's good to check your K3 CONFIG: EXT ALC setting to ensure it is set to 'ON' for all bands, including the Six Meter (6m) band setting for EXT ALC.  As I check around with other K3 users, it seems that on 6m the factory setting on some (but not all) of the K3s was set to  'OFF' on 6m, whereas it normally should be 'ON' for the factory default setting on all bands.    73 de Mark w2or.

Post Script:  Making all the 'proper' ALC settings for a K3 and amp, takes more than a few minutes.  One has to read, and re-read, the guidance. In the K3 manual* alone, there are about seven separate pages to digest, though only five of the pages are shown in the index.  For the latest guidance on ALC, use CTRL+F to search the most recent manual revision (K3 is separate from the K3s mnuals), which can be found at:
http://www.elecraft.com/K2_Manual_Download_Page.htm 
In doing so, note that this on-line manual's index shows only five reference pages re ALC.  You will need to read and review at least eight pages, including pages 15, 26, 27, 55, 75, 61, 62, 65, and perhaps others.
 


Re: KPA-1500 sonics

southdaleus
 

The solid state amps tend to have to move more air over the heatsink.  My Acom 2000A is the quietist amp I’ve ever owned.  My KPA 500 is quiet also, but I use it only for SSB.  I’m sure the fan would speed up if on RTTY.

There’s no free ride.

Dale, k9vuj


On 29, Jul 2018, at 13:53, Paul Baldock <paul@...> wrote:

I think everybody has the problem to some degree. For me its tolerable up to level 3. I always wear a light weight head set (Heil BM10). Fortunately so far I have never had to put up with level 4 and 5. I set my minimum to level 1 (not zero) which may slow down the heat up a little.

- Paul  KW7Y

At 11:25 AM 7/29/2018, W2XJ wrote:
True. Strange nobody else has this problem.


On Jul 29, 2018, at 11:12 AM, w7aqk <w7aqk@...> wrote:

Surely you have talked to Elecraft support about this!!!  What was their response?   Hard to believe there isn’t some unique problem here, and one that is fixable.
 
Dave W7AQK
 
 
From: Drew Vonada-Smith K3PA
Sent: Sunday, July 29, 2018 10:37 AM
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: [Elecraft-K3] KPA-1500 sonics
 

I'm amazed that I have not been reading more about this.

I finally got my KPA1500 and installed it.  The power supply deck noise is somewhat annoying, louder than my Acoms.  The RF deck is fine, of course on fan level 0, annyoing at 1, and just terrible above that.  With headphones, I can deal with it at level 2.  At 3, 4, and 5, I can't imagine how anyone can live with it.  This is the noise level AFTER they held it up to improve it?

I sure hope that Elecraft or someone comes up with a way to improve the noise level.  Without using noise cancelling headphones, this amp is unusable to me.  Too bad, as it is terrific otherwise.

73,

Drew K3PA

Re: KPA-1500 sonics

Paul Baldock
 

I think everybody has the problem to some degree. For me its tolerable up to level 3. I always wear a light weight head set (Heil BM10). Fortunately so far I have never had to put up with level 4 and 5. I set my minimum to level 1 (not zero) which may slow down the heat up a little.

- Paul  KW7Y


At 11:25 AM 7/29/2018, W2XJ wrote:
True. Strange nobody else has this problem.


On Jul 29, 2018, at 11:12 AM, w7aqk <w7aqk@...> wrote:

Surely you have talked to Elecraft support about this!!!  What was their response?   Hard to believe there isn’t some unique problem here, and one that is fixable.
 
Dave W7AQK
 
 
From: Drew Vonada-Smith K3PA
Sent: Sunday, July 29, 2018 10:37 AM
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: [Elecraft-K3] KPA-1500 sonics
 

I'm amazed that I have not been reading more about this.

I finally got my KPA1500 and installed it.  The power supply deck noise is somewhat annoying, louder than my Acoms.  The RF deck is fine, of course on fan level 0, annyoing at 1, and just terrible above that.  With headphones, I can deal with it at level 2.  At 3, 4, and 5, I can't imagine how anyone can live with it.  This is the noise level AFTER they held it up to improve it?

I sure hope that Elecraft or someone comes up with a way to improve the noise level.  Without using noise cancelling headphones, this amp is unusable to me.  Too bad, as it is terrific otherwise.

73,

Drew K3PA

Re: KPA-1500 sonics

southdaleus
 

could it be fan blade hitting something?  Does it sound like that?  Or is it a high pitch whine of sorts?

Dale, K9VUJ



On 29, Jul 2018, at 13:25, W2XJ <w2xj@...> wrote:

True. Strange nobody else has this problem. 


On Jul 29, 2018, at 11:12 AM, w7aqk <w7aqk@...> wrote:

Surely you have talked to Elecraft support about this!!!  What was their response?   Hard to believe there isn’t some unique problem here, and one that is fixable.
 
Dave W7AQK
 
 
From: Drew Vonada-Smith K3PA
Sent: Sunday, July 29, 2018 10:37 AM
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: [Elecraft-K3] KPA-1500 sonics
 

I'm amazed that I have not been reading more about this.

I finally got my KPA1500 and installed it.  The power supply deck noise is somewhat annoying, louder than my Acoms.  The RF deck is fine, of course on fan level 0, annyoing at 1, and just terrible above that.  With headphones, I can deal with it at level 2.  At 3, 4, and 5, I can't imagine how anyone can live with it.  This is the noise level AFTER they held it up to improve it?

I sure hope that Elecraft or someone comes up with a way to improve the noise level.  Without using noise cancelling headphones, this amp is unusable to me.  Too bad, as it is terrific otherwise.

73,

Drew K3PA


Re: KPA-1500 sonics

W2XJ
 

True. Strange nobody else has this problem. 


On Jul 29, 2018, at 11:12 AM, w7aqk <w7aqk@...> wrote:

Surely you have talked to Elecraft support about this!!!  What was their response?   Hard to believe there isn’t some unique problem here, and one that is fixable.
 
Dave W7AQK
 
 
From: Drew Vonada-Smith K3PA
Sent: Sunday, July 29, 2018 10:37 AM
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: [Elecraft-K3] KPA-1500 sonics
 

I'm amazed that I have not been reading more about this.

I finally got my KPA1500 and installed it.  The power supply deck noise is somewhat annoying, louder than my Acoms.  The RF deck is fine, of course on fan level 0, annyoing at 1, and just terrible above that.  With headphones, I can deal with it at level 2.  At 3, 4, and 5, I can't imagine how anyone can live with it.  This is the noise level AFTER they held it up to improve it?

I sure hope that Elecraft or someone comes up with a way to improve the noise level.  Without using noise cancelling headphones, this amp is unusable to me.  Too bad, as it is terrific otherwise.

73,

Drew K3PA

Re: KPA-1500 sonics

w7aqk
 

Surely you have talked to Elecraft support about this!!!  What was their response?   Hard to believe there isn’t some unique problem here, and one that is fixable.
 
Dave W7AQK
 
 

From: Drew Vonada-Smith K3PA
Sent: Sunday, July 29, 2018 10:37 AM
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: [Elecraft-K3] KPA-1500 sonics
 

I'm amazed that I have not been reading more about this.

I finally got my KPA1500 and installed it.  The power supply deck noise is somewhat annoying, louder than my Acoms.  The RF deck is fine, of course on fan level 0, annyoing at 1, and just terrible above that.  With headphones, I can deal with it at level 2.  At 3, 4, and 5, I can't imagine how anyone can live with it.  This is the noise level AFTER they held it up to improve it?

I sure hope that Elecraft or someone comes up with a way to improve the noise level.  Without using noise cancelling headphones, this amp is unusable to me.  Too bad, as it is terrific otherwise.

73,

Drew K3PA

KPA-1500 sonics

Drew Vonada-Smith K3PA
 

I'm amazed that I have not been reading more about this.

I finally got my KPA1500 and installed it.  The power supply deck noise is somewhat annoying, louder than my Acoms.  The RF deck is fine, of course on fan level 0, annyoing at 1, and just terrible above that.  With headphones, I can deal with it at level 2.  At 3, 4, and 5, I can't imagine how anyone can live with it.  This is the noise level AFTER they held it up to improve it?

I sure hope that Elecraft or someone comes up with a way to improve the noise level.  Without using noise cancelling headphones, this amp is unusable to me.  Too bad, as it is terrific otherwise.

73,

Drew K3PA

Re: K3 output power erratic

Stephen Malyszka
 

This topic #28910 was initiated by Chuck N6AF. I'm experiencing the same problem. Chuck's K3 was sent to Elecraft for repair. However there was no report back on the details of the repair. Has anyone experienced this anomaly and resolution?

Thanks
Steve
AG2J

Re: K3 Internal Speaker Problem

Charlie T, k3ICH
 

Cut the fuzzy end of a “Q-Tip” cotton swab and apply a little De-Oxit.

It is about the same size as a “miniature” 1/8” phone plug.

Poke it into the jack and wiggle it around a bit.

It’ll clean off any oxidation a LOT faster than using the phone plug itself.

Also, wipe down the plug as well with some De-Oxit on a paper towel.

 

Obviously, this will NOT fix a loose solder connections on a PC mounted jack which is another common problem with them

 

73, Charlie k3ICH

 

 

 

From: Elecraft-K3@groups.io <Elecraft-K3@groups.io> On Behalf Of mikerodgerske5gbc via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, July 29, 2018 7:37 AM
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] K3 Internal Speaker Problem

 

That's the trouble with those type jacks. I'm surprised you never experienced it before on other devices. 

 

73

Mike R


 

Re: K3 Internal Speaker Problem

mikerodgerske5gbc
 

That's the trouble with those type jacks. I'm surprised you never experienced it before on other devices. 

73
Mike R

7!
Absolutely Awesome 

On Jul 28, 2018, at 8:17 PM, daleb365@... wrote:

For quite some time now, the internal speaker in my K3 has been cutting out intermittently. I'll be listening along and the audio just disappears. Power cycling the radio restored it most of the time but not all. A nasty problem to troubleshoot for sure. There's a config menu option to turn the internal speaker on while using the headphones or you can turn it off. While troubleshooting, I discovered that when I selected the headphones off option (just using the internal speaker by itself), the speaker would cut out. When I switched back to using both speaker and headphones (VFO-A to YES), the speaker would start working again. I didn't even have the headphones plugged into either the front of back jacks when this happened.
 
I contacted K3 support and after about 14 emails back and forth, they suggested spraying some contact cleaner on the headphone plugs and plugging them in and out about 20 times on both the front and back jacks. Believe it or not, this fixed the problem!! Apparently, these jacks are "software switches" and any kind of oxidation or dirt on them will make them act up. The radio has never been in any kind of environment where oxidation or corrosion existed but over time, apparently enough had built up on the contacts to cause the problem. It working for now so hopefully, it will continue.
 
So if any K3 owners have a similar experience, try this quick fix first!
 
73-Dale
W8KTQ

K3 Internal Speaker Problem

Dale Bauer
 

For quite some time now, the internal speaker in my K3 has been cutting out intermittently. I'll be listening along and the audio just disappears. Power cycling the radio restored it most of the time but not all. A nasty problem to troubleshoot for sure. There's a config menu option to turn the internal speaker on while using the headphones or you can turn it off. While troubleshooting, I discovered that when I selected the headphones off option (just using the internal speaker by itself), the speaker would cut out. When I switched back to using both speaker and headphones (VFO-A to YES), the speaker would start working again. I didn't even have the headphones plugged into either the front of back jacks when this happened.
 
I contacted K3 support and after about 14 emails back and forth, they suggested spraying some contact cleaner on the headphone plugs and plugging them in and out about 20 times on both the front and back jacks. Believe it or not, this fixed the problem!! Apparently, these jacks are "software switches" and any kind of oxidation or dirt on them will make them act up. The radio has never been in any kind of environment where oxidation or corrosion existed but over time, apparently enough had built up on the contacts to cause the problem. It working for now so hopefully, it will continue.
 
So if any K3 owners have a similar experience, try this quick fix first!
 
73-Dale
W8KTQ

Re: 6M Es antenna question

Steve VE3RX
 

Any 6M beam would probably perform better than any "stacked dipole". For 6M, 10ft high is 1/2 wavelength, and angle of propagation would probably be very similar to 10M. 20ft high is a full wavelength, and at that point (and higher), angle to horizon gets lower.
That said, propagation on 6M can be very unpredictable. I started off with a discone antenna and 10W in the 1990's. After 4 months of nothing heard, the band opened up and I worked steady contacts for over 2 hours with that antenna and 10W.
Another example, I have a 4 element beam, and had it pointed NW during the past CQ WW VHF contest last weekend (on FT8). I heard a G8 calling CQ off the side of the beam! I swung to north the best I could (limit of rotation), and worked the G8. I rotated thru south back to NE degrees (Europe) and worked a 9A5 station. After that, that path was gone, dead. Lasted all of 5 minutes up here in the north...
All VHF weak signal operation is horizontal, propagation is better with that, in most cases. My case with the vertical discone was due to a real solar "opening" happening. If you plan to work a lot of FT8, get a small 6M beam and a rotor on a short mast/tower/pipe/etc.

However, if limited to wire antennas, put up two if you can, at opposite orientations. That would give better chance to hear signals from different directions. Adding a vertical may help in a few, uncommon, cases. If you have a radio with dual receivers, plug two antennas in at the same time and try diversity receive.

Bottom line, 6M signals can be very unpredictable and sometimes surprise you. That is the interesting part about the "magic band". There may be cases where your simple dipole is just as good as anything else (not often, but possible)

Re: KPA1500 Warranty Experience (Serial # 207)

Paul Baldock
 

Interestingly not the last time, but the time before that while I was doing a firmware upgrade the fans came on at full bore, and went off as soon as the upgrade was complete.

- Paul KW7Y

Re: [Elecraft] Elecraft earns yet more respect

Rick Bates, NK7I
 

For completeness and to close this thread, here is a portion of the report on the repair of my KAT500 (now in motion and will be here Fri, about 2.5 week turnaround).  Mine is #257, one of the earliest (kit) made.

Repair report for KAT500 S/N 0257 RSA #


Reported problem(s):

  • Arcing between green jumper wires damaged wires and adjacent PCB.

Problem(s) found:

  • The green wires were damaged as well as a trace on the PCB.


Update(s) performed:

  • Removed R63. Unused TX-inhibit.

  • Replaced Q1 & Q2. (Diode protected transistors for RS232 circuit.)

  • Installed zip ties on inductors L5-L8.

  • Replaced R17.

  • Moved the BB jumper to bottom of the PCB.


Repair(s) performed:


  • Replaced damaged jumpers and moved one (BB) to the bottom of the PCB.

  • Repaired damaged trace with a small jumper.

  • Replaced rubber feet on bottom of unit.


The invoice shows that I'm getting a KHAT (free) with one hour of shop time and a nominal shipping fee billed (plus a second Aux cable so I can extend to 6' making the shack more user friendly).

Well done Elecraft!

Rick wa6nhc


On 7/20/2018 8:30 AM, ab2tc wrote:
Hi again,

I forgot to mention that lots of other people, maybe most users, do use high
power and will be interested to know if there is an arcing risk in their
tuners, and what can be done about it.

AB2TC - Knut


ab2tc wrote
Hi Rick,

I am curious as to what mods you had performed:

"It is repaired, UPDATED with all current mods (including moving the wires
that 
arced to a different configuration) and is undergoing rigorous testing." 

I am running barefoot so arcing is not likely and I do not have any
immediate plans to get an amp, but I wasn't aware there were any mods done
to it.

AB2TC - Knut
<snip>




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KPA1500 Warranty Experience (Serial # 207)

Tom Schaefer NY4I <thomasmschaefer@...>
 

Hello all. This is a summary of my experience having my KPA1500 repaired. I received my amp on June 1. We installed it the next week but they discovered an issue. After installation, I noticed that when the amp was in the OPER position, the receive signal levels decreased. I could see this quite plainly on my P3. I posted on another Elecraft reflector and someone contacted me off-line and said he had the same issue and it ended up being a transistor on the LPF board. Elecraft shipped him a new LPF board. While I spoke with support, that was the first thing to eliminate. Cody had me open the amp and check some voltages on the LPF board. After just a few checks, he knew the issue. This meant they would send me a new LPF board.

However, during the process of checking the voltages, I flipped the white rocker switch on the power supply to cut the power while I was taking the covers off. I should mention that I have this station setup for remote. So I have a line from the K3's 12V DC to the amp so it will turn on whenever the K3 is on. During my testing, I had the K3 on. Once I was ready to turn the power supply back on, I flipped the white rocker switch but it slipped so the amp came on momentarily but then the rocker switch went back to off. So I turned the switch back on, and then I heard the fans running at full bore and the amp display stated I needed to load the firmware. 

Elecraft support could not reproduce this so they asked me to send the amp back to them. I packaged this back up, and used the pre-paid shipping label Elecraft sent me. Note I had to ask for this as I believe shipping back to Elecraft is usually paid for by the customer even on warranty work. My thought was they wanted it to check out the firmware load issue. Otherwise I could have just replaced the LPF board.  I am glad it went back so they could maker a few updates of course.

When they received it, Rene contacted me and said he could not reproduce the Load Firmware problem. I then explained about the K3 and the remote power up line and after duplicating my setup, he was able to get the amp to enter the same state where it needed its firmware loaded. As it was explained to me, the amp's boot loader was not yet complete when the power went back off.  When I flipped it on again, the amp was in an indeterminate state regarding the firmware and it needed to be reloaded. I should say that I could reload the firmware fine and all was OK. So, the moral of that story...if you ever have need to turn off the power supply (not something I normally do), if you have the 12V line active so the amp powers up with the K3, make sure the K3 is off. You want to make sure the amp will not come on immediately when you engage the power supply rocker switch. This was an unusual situation but if it does happen, you can reload the firmware. Elecraft explained that this is something they will have to handle in the boot loader. However, that is not a firmware upgradable change so until that is fixed, don't do what I did with the K3 on and 12V DC line on when you flip the rocker.

Now back to what was fixed...The Repair report states that the Issue found was Q9 on the LPF board. They repaired Q9 and tested RX path loss. Rene also reported that they found an issue of low Q with L19 on the LPF board so they fixed that too.

Since it was back at the factory, they did a few updates. They added a filter cap at P5 on the I/o PCB (5V T/R source). There is also a cryptic entry that states, "ATU filter cap board". They also loaded a new fan temperature profile and loaded firmware 1.64.

The report also states they did a full-power burn-in for one hour minimum and did several tests.

I shipped the amp on 6/18 from Clearwater, Florida. The amp arrived in Watsonville on 6/25. 

The repair report is dated 7/15 and it was shipped back from Elecraft on 7/16 and arrived here on 7/23. It takes 5 days shipping each way so that is about 14 days to repair and test it out.

I will be putting it back in service next week at the remote location. 

Thanks to Rene and Cody at Elecraft for their help.

Tom NY4I