It's ALIVE!!! ...And a quick alignment question...
IT'S ALIVE!!! K2 #7164 is finally up and running as of last night! The SMT diode on the bottom of the board wasn't properly connected to the daughter board. There was a pad, but it wasn't connected to the actual component. A couple hairs of wire fixed everything! Happy Day!!
I also have a quick question about installing options and aligning the radio a little more. After I install my options, I might need to tighten up the alignment a little more. As long as I do not have the ATU connected, I can do any alignment with the other options installed without having to remove anything? The options I have are: Noise Blanker, 160 Meters, SSB Module, Audio Filter (not DSP), and the Tuner.
Re: It's ALIVE!!! ...And a quick alignment question...
Great news on your K2. I just finished mine a couple of months ago with a couple of minor problems which I needed help getting fixed. I just got it back earlier this month and have been having a lot of fun with this great little rig. I was tuning around 10 meters and heard a station calling CQ so I gave him a call. To my surprise he was in Croatia, 4400 miles from my QTH. So needless to say it was quite exciting.
I can't help with the alignment but there are lots of folks on this reflector that can.