K3S parts


HB
 

Has anyone heard if the K3 line will continue on as the K2 has or will it be discontinued?

I still have lots of upgrades to do to my K3S as money allows. I’m wondering if I need to run up the credit card before pieces and parts are gone?

Hank
K4HYJ


Dale, K9VUJ
 

I don’t expect the K3 to be discontinued. Look back at all the other product Elecraft has produced over the years, even the K1 is still in production I believe. The K2 sure is. Why would they drop a top of the reciever list K3 for a SDR type rig that won’t be as good if you have a neighbor ham or operate a multi station.

Dale, k9vuj

On 19, May 2019, at 8:04, HB <hbjr@...> wrote:

Has anyone heard if the K3 line will continue on as the K2 has or will it be discontinued?

I still have lots of upgrades to do to my K3S as money allows. I’m wondering if I need to run up the credit card before pieces and parts are gone?

Hank
K4HYJ


HB
 

My thoughts exactly.  BUT, there are many factors to consider that we may not know.  There is a market obviously for both types of receivers in the market.

I was hoping someone from Elecraft might chime in here....Wayne.....Eric....Vic......

Hank
K4HYJ


Dave (NK7Z)
 

So was I...

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

On 5/19/19 8:12 AM, HB wrote:
My thoughts exactly.  BUT, there are many factors to consider that we may not know.  There is a market obviously for both types of receivers in the market.
I was hoping someone from Elecraft might chime in here....Wayne.....Eric....Vic......
Hank
K4HYJ


harry latterman <harrylatterman@...>
 

I don't expect the K3S will be discontinued nor the parts for the K3 or K3S for a long, long time, if ever. Parts might be a issue someday as mfg of them might decide to discontinue them from production. Elecraft will probably suck up a lot of them for the future when and if this happens. The chances of FPGA's and DSP chips will disappear much faster.  It will be a nightmare to all the SDR radios if and when that happens. Technologies in the field of FPGA's and DSP's are now moving faster then ever and chip mfg have only limited amount of wafer fab and it will be used for the latest and greatest parts at the time. That is my only concern about this new SDR technology.  Getting parts for them might be a nightmare some day.

Harry K7ZOV

On Sunday, May 19, 2019, 6:37:09 AM MST, dalej via Groups.Io <dalej2@...> wrote:


I don’t expect the K3 to be discontinued.  Look back at all the other product Elecraft has produced over the years, even the K1 is still in production I believe.  The K2 sure is.  Why would they drop a top of the reciever list K3 for a SDR type rig that won’t be as good if you have a neighbor ham or operate a multi station.

Dale, k9vuj




On 19, May 2019, at 8:04, HB <hbjr@...> wrote:

Has anyone heard if the K3 line will continue on as the K2 has or will it be discontinued?

I still have lots of upgrades to do to my K3S as money allows. I’m wondering if I need to run up the credit card before pieces and parts are gone?

Hank
K4HYJ







Stephen Bloom
 

Eh .. It was a deluge for Eric and Wayne at Dayton. I imagine one of them will check in here after 36 hours of sleep!

73
Steve KL7SB

-----Original Message-----
From: Elecraft-K3@groups.io [mailto:Elecraft-K3@groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave Cole
Sent: Sunday, May 19, 2019 12:00 PM
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] K3S parts

So was I...

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

On 5/19/19 8:12 AM, HB wrote:
My thoughts exactly. BUT, there are many factors to consider that we
may not know. There is a market obviously for both types of receivers
in the market.

I was hoping someone from Elecraft might chime in
here....Wayne.....Eric....Vic......

Hank
K4HYJ


Stephen Bloom
 

Hi Dale:

I disagree with that. Given that the K4 won't be out until late in the year, they'll keep manufacturing K3S until they have enough stock for anyone who may want their radio today, but there would be no business case for continuing beyond that. The K4 will be at a better price point in it's various configurations than equivalent performance K3S's and in reality, the folks who don't need the absolutely top of the line selectivity/filtering and who can afford it will be buying K4s, and there will be a flood of K3 and K3S on the used market, which..we contest types are gonna swoop in on.

73
Steve KL7SB

-----Original Message-----
From: Elecraft-K3@groups.io [mailto:Elecraft-K3@groups.io] On Behalf Of dalej via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, May 19, 2019 5:37 AM
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] K3S parts

I don’t expect the K3 to be discontinued. Look back at all the other product Elecraft has produced over the years, even the K1 is still in production I believe. The K2 sure is. Why would they drop a top of the reciever list K3 for a SDR type rig that won’t be as good if you have a neighbor ham or operate a multi station.

Dale, k9vuj




On 19, May 2019, at 8:04, HB <hbjr@...> wrote:

Has anyone heard if the K3 line will continue on as the K2 has or will it be discontinued?

I still have lots of upgrades to do to my K3S as money allows. I’m wondering if I need to run up the credit card before pieces and parts are gone?

Hank
K4HYJ


Dave (NK7Z)
 

I wonder about software development for the K3...

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

On 5/20/19 10:23 AM, Stephen Bloom wrote:
Hi Dale:
I disagree with that. Given that the K4 won't be out until late in the year, they'll keep manufacturing K3S until they have enough stock for anyone who may want their radio today, but there would be no business case for continuing beyond that. The K4 will be at a better price point in it's various configurations than equivalent performance K3S's and in reality, the folks who don't need the absolutely top of the line selectivity/filtering and who can afford it will be buying K4s, and there will be a flood of K3 and K3S on the used market, which..we contest types are gonna swoop in on.
73
Steve KL7SB
-----Original Message-----
From: Elecraft-K3@groups.io [mailto:Elecraft-K3@groups.io] On Behalf Of dalej via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, May 19, 2019 5:37 AM
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] K3S parts
I don’t expect the K3 to be discontinued. Look back at all the other product Elecraft has produced over the years, even the K1 is still in production I believe. The K2 sure is. Why would they drop a top of the reciever list K3 for a SDR type rig that won’t be as good if you have a neighbor ham or operate a multi station.
Dale, k9vuj
On 19, May 2019, at 8:04, HB <hbjr@...> wrote:
Has anyone heard if the K3 line will continue on as the K2 has or will it be discontinued?
I still have lots of upgrades to do to my K3S as money allows. I’m wondering if I need to run up the credit card before pieces and parts are gone?
Hank
K4HYJ


Ware Master
 

As has be said previously. You can still buy K2 parts. If anything it would make more sense to drop the K2 and maintain the K3/K3S.

On May 20, 2019, at 1:32 PM, Dave Cole <dave@...> wrote:

I wonder about software development for the K3...

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

On 5/20/19 10:23 AM, Stephen Bloom wrote:
Hi Dale:
I disagree with that. Given that the K4 won't be out until late in the year, they'll keep manufacturing K3S until they have enough stock for anyone who may want their radio today, but there would be no business case for continuing beyond that. The K4 will be at a better price point in it's various configurations than equivalent performance K3S's and in reality, the folks who don't need the absolutely top of the line selectivity/filtering and who can afford it will be buying K4s, and there will be a flood of K3 and K3S on the used market, which..we contest types are gonna swoop in on.
73
Steve KL7SB
-----Original Message-----
From: Elecraft-K3@groups.io [mailto:Elecraft-K3@groups.io] On Behalf Of dalej via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, May 19, 2019 5:37 AM
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] K3S parts
I don’t expect the K3 to be discontinued. Look back at all the other product Elecraft has produced over the years, even the K1 is still in production I believe. The K2 sure is. Why would they drop a top of the reciever list K3 for a SDR type rig that won’t be as good if you have a neighbor ham or operate a multi station.
Dale, k9vuj
On 19, May 2019, at 8:04, HB <hbjr@...> wrote:
Has anyone heard if the K3 line will continue on as the K2 has or will it be discontinued?
I still have lots of upgrades to do to my K3S as money allows. I’m wondering if I need to run up the credit card before pieces and parts are gone?
Hank
K4HYJ


Ray Maxfield
 

We have 2 different Points. (1) Parts and (2) Service.
Without counting. I guess 95% of the parts are Off the Shelf. ray

-----Original Message-----
From: Ware Master
Sent: Monday, May 20, 2019 10:37 AM
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] K3S parts

As has be said previously. You can still buy K2 parts. If anything it would make more sense to drop the K2 and maintain the K3/K3S.
On May 20, 2019, at 1:32 PM, Dave Cole <dave@...> wrote:

I wonder about software development for the K3...

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

On 5/20/19 10:23 AM, Stephen Bloom wrote:
Hi Dale:
I disagree with that. Given that the K4 won't be out until late in the year, they'll keep manufacturing K3S until they have enough stock for anyone who may want their radio today, but there would be no business case for continuing beyond that. The K4 will be at a better price point in it's various configurations than equivalent performance K3S's and in reality, the folks who don't need the absolutely top of the line selectivity/filtering and who can afford it will be buying K4s, and there will be a flood of K3 and K3S on the used market, which..we contest types are gonna swoop in on.
73
Steve KL7SB
-----Original Message-----
From: Elecraft-K3@groups.io [mailto:Elecraft-K3@groups.io] On Behalf Of dalej via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, May 19, 2019 5:37 AM
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] K3S parts
I don’t expect the K3 to be discontinued. Look back at all the other product Elecraft has produced over the years, even the K1 is still in production I believe. The K2 sure is. Why would they drop a top of the reciever list K3 for a SDR type rig that won’t be as good if you have a neighbor ham or operate a multi station.
Dale, k9vuj
On 19, May 2019, at 8:04, HB <hbjr@...> wrote:
Has anyone heard if the K3 line will continue on as the K2 has or will it be discontinued?
I still have lots of upgrades to do to my K3S as money allows. I’m wondering if I need to run up the credit card before pieces and parts are gone?
Hank
K4HYJ