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Just RX'd KX3 Serial No. 10,028!

JT Croteau-3
I know this doesn't mean much to anyone but me but I've wanted one for
so long.  Just received KX3 No. 10,028.  Shaves and haircuts coming
soon.

Now I have to hit the sales boards to sell my old gear.

73,
N1ESE
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Re: Just RX'd KX3 Serial No. 10,028!

Bob McGraw - K4TAX
Congratulations!   Great radio.

Bob, K4TAX


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> On Nov 4, 2017, at 7:33 PM, JT Croteau <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> I know this doesn't mean much to anyone but me but I've wanted one for
> so long.  Just received KX3 No. 10,028.  Shaves and haircuts coming
> soon.
>
> Now I have to hit the sales boards to sell my old gear.
>
> 73,
> N1ESE
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Re: Just RX'd KX3 Serial No. 10,028!

iw2noy
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WOW ! More than 10 thousand... incredible !
Mine is only 2767 :-)

Congrats and welcome to the club!
Have fun !

Ciao, Graziano IW2NOY


> Il 5 novembre 2017 alle 1.33 JT Croteau <[hidden email]> ha scritto:
>
>
> I know this doesn't mean much to anyone but me but I've wanted one for
> so long.  Just received KX3 No. 10,028.  Shaves and haircuts coming
> soon.
>
> Now I have to hit the sales boards to sell my old gear.
>
> 73,
> N1ESE
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Re: Just RX'd KX3 Serial No. 10,028!

Bob McGraw - K4TAX
Based on the serial number series of my K3S, I think the series' starts
with 10000.   Mine is an early one which is s/n 10163.  I would be
surprised if they started with serial number 1.

73

Bob, K4TAX


On 11/6/2017 9:58 AM, Graziano Roccon wrote:

> WOW ! More than 10 thousand... incredible !
> Mine is only 2767 :-)
>
> Congrats and welcome to the club!
> Have fun !
>
> Ciao, Graziano IW2NOY
>
>
>> Il 5 novembre 2017 alle 1.33 JT Croteau <[hidden email]> ha scritto:
>>
>>
>> I know this doesn't mean much to anyone but me but I've wanted one for
>> so long.  Just received KX3 No. 10,028.  Shaves and haircuts coming
>> soon.
>>
>> Now I have to hit the sales boards to sell my old gear.
>>
>> 73,
>> N1ESE
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Re: Just RX'd KX3 Serial No. 10,028!

Mark Bayern-3
I'm just guessing, but the K3S probably started at 10K (or some value
above ~ 8K) to avoid any confusion with the existing K3.

Mark  AD5SS


On Mon, Nov 6, 2017 at 11:05 AM, Bob McGraw K4TAX <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Based on the serial number series of my K3S, I think the series' starts with
> 10000.   Mine is an early one which is s/n 10163.  I would be surprised if
> they started with serial number 1.
>
> 73
>
> Bob, K4TAX
>
>
>
> On 11/6/2017 9:58 AM, Graziano Roccon wrote:
>>
>> WOW ! More than 10 thousand... incredible !
>> Mine is only 2767 :-)
>>
>> Congrats and welcome to the club!
>> Have fun !
>>
>> Ciao, Graziano IW2NOY
>>
>>
>>> Il 5 novembre 2017 alle 1.33 JT Croteau <[hidden email]> ha scritto:
>>>
>>>
>>> I know this doesn't mean much to anyone but me but I've wanted one for
>>> so long.  Just received KX3 No. 10,028.  Shaves and haircuts coming
>>> soon.
>>>
>>> Now I have to hit the sales boards to sell my old gear.
>>>
>>> 73,
>>> N1ESE
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Re: Just RX'd KX3 Serial No. 10,028!

Mark E. Musick
That is correct Mark. K3S serial numbers started at 10000 to avoid confusion
with the K3.

Mark, WB9CIF

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To: Bob McGraw K4TAX <[hidden email]>
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Subject: Re: [Elecraft] Just RX'd KX3 Serial No. 10,028!

I'm just guessing, but the K3S probably started at 10K (or some value above
~ 8K) to avoid any confusion with the existing K3.

Mark  AD5SS


On Mon, Nov 6, 2017 at 11:05 AM, Bob McGraw K4TAX <[hidden email]>
wrote:
> Based on the serial number series of my K3S, I think the series' starts
with

> 10000.   Mine is an early one which is s/n 10163.  I would be surprised if
> they started with serial number 1.
>
> 73
>
> Bob, K4TAX
>
>
>
> On 11/6/2017 9:58 AM, Graziano Roccon wrote:
>>
>> WOW ! More than 10 thousand... incredible !
>> Mine is only 2767 :-)
>>
>> Congrats and welcome to the club!
>> Have fun !
>>
>> Ciao, Graziano IW2NOY
>>
>>
>>> Il 5 novembre 2017 alle 1.33 JT Croteau <[hidden email]> ha scritto:
>>>
>>>
>>> I know this doesn't mean much to anyone but me but I've wanted one
>>> for so long.  Just received KX3 No. 10,028.  Shaves and haircuts
>>> coming soon.
>>>
>>> Now I have to hit the sales boards to sell my old gear.
>>>
>>> 73,
>>> N1ESE
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Re: Just RX'd KX3 Serial No. 10,028!

Grant Youngman-2
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What does a KX3 serial no. have to do with where the K3s numbers started? :-)

> On Nov 6, 2017, at 12:16 PM, Mark Bayern <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> I'm just guessing, but the K3S probably started at 10K (or some value
> above ~ 8K) to avoid any confusion with the existing K3.
>
> Mark  AD5SS
>
>
> On Mon, Nov 6, 2017 at 11:05 AM, Bob McGraw K4TAX <[hidden email]> wrote:
>> Based on the serial number series of my K3S, I think the series' starts with
>> 10000.   Mine is an early one which is s/n 10163.  I would be surprised if
>> they started with serial number 1.
>>
>> 73
>>
>> Bob, K4TAX
>>
>>
>>
>> On 11/6/2017 9:58 AM, Graziano Roccon wrote:
>>>
>>> WOW ! More than 10 thousand... incredible !
>>> Mine is only 2767 :-)
>>>
>>> Congrats and welcome to the club!
>>> Have fun !
>>>
>>> Ciao, Graziano IW2NOY
>>>
>>>
>>>> Il 5 novembre 2017 alle 1.33 JT Croteau <[hidden email]> ha scritto:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> I know this doesn't mean much to anyone but me but I've wanted one for
>>>> so long.  Just received KX3 No. 10,028.  Shaves and haircuts coming
>>>> soon.
>>>>

Grant NQ5T
K3 #2091, KX3 #8342



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Re: Just RX'd KX3 Serial No. 10,028!

wayne burdick
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All of our products normally start with S/N 00001 and go up one at a time. So there really are over 10,000 KX3s in existence, for which we thank our loyal customers.

The K3S was an exception to the S/N rule. We were up to S/N 9950 or so on the K3 and decided to make the jump to 10000 to highlight all of the new improvements.

73,
Wayne
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> On Nov 6, 2017, at 9:05 AM, Bob McGraw K4TAX <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> Based on the serial number series of my K3S, I think the series' starts with 10000.   Mine is an early one which is s/n 10163.  I would be surprised if they started with serial number 1.
>
> 73
>
> Bob, K4TAX
>
>
> On 11/6/2017 9:58 AM, Graziano Roccon wrote:
>> WOW ! More than 10 thousand... incredible !
>> Mine is only 2767 :-)
>>
>> Congrats and welcome to the club!
>> Have fun !
>>
>> Ciao, Graziano IW2NOY
>>
>>
>>> Il 5 novembre 2017 alle 1.33 JT Croteau <[hidden email]> ha scritto:
>>>
>>>
>>> I know this doesn't mean much to anyone but me but I've wanted one for
>>> so long.  Just received KX3 No. 10,028.  Shaves and haircuts coming
>>> soon.
>>>
>>> Now I have to hit the sales boards to sell my old gear.
>>>
>>> 73,
>>> N1ESE
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Re: Just RX'd KX3 Serial No. 10,028!

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Yep, the K3S did start at 10K, I think they jumped about 1000 units to start with the new MSD, AND like the subject says, the KX3 is at 10k+ units, but I don't think they skipped any numbers, I could be wrong though, but itlooks to be the highest produced radio of the Elecraft line!   
73 - Arnie KA0NCR  K3S SN 10024, K3 SN 185KX3 SN161  ..

From: "Mark E. Musick" <[hidden email]>
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Subject: Re: [Elecraft] Just RX'd KX3 Serial No. 10,028!

That is correct Mark. K3S serial numbers started at 10000 to avoid confusion
with the K3.

Mark, WB9CIF

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Sent: Monday, November 6, 2017 5:17 PM
To: Bob McGraw K4TAX <[hidden email]>
Cc: Elecraft Reflector <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: [Elecraft] Just RX'd KX3 Serial No. 10,028!

I'm just guessing, but the K3S probably started at 10K (or some value above
~ 8K) to avoid any confusion with the existing K3.

Mark  AD5SS


On Mon, Nov 6, 2017 at 11:05 AM, Bob McGraw K4TAX <[hidden email]>
wrote:
> Based on the serial number series of my K3S, I think the series' starts
with

> 10000.  Mine is an early one which is s/n 10163.  I would be surprised if
> they started with serial number 1.
>
> 73
>
> Bob, K4TAX
>
>
>
> On 11/6/2017 9:58 AM, Graziano Roccon wrote:
>>
>> WOW ! More than 10 thousand... incredible !
>> Mine is only 2767 :-)
>>
>> Congrats and welcome to the club!
>> Have fun !
>>
>> Ciao, Graziano IW2NOY
>>
>>
>>> Il 5 novembre 2017 alle 1.33 JT Croteau <[hidden email]> ha scritto:
>>>
>>>
>>> I know this doesn't mean much to anyone but me but I've wanted one 
>>> for so long.  Just received KX3 No. 10,028.  Shaves and haircuts 
>>> coming soon.
>>>
>>> Now I have to hit the sales boards to sell my old gear.
>>>
>>> 73,
>>> N1ESE

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Re: Just RX'd KX3 Serial No. 10,028!

Don Wilhelm
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I have to brag a little, I have KX3 SN 00020 (matches my K2 and K3).
It was the first one shipped from the production line.  Elecraft had a
choice of sending me a prototype or my KX3 for the Raleigh, NC hamfest,
and they chose to send mine.

73,
Don W3FPR

On 11/6/2017 10:58 AM, Graziano Roccon wrote:

> WOW ! More than 10 thousand... incredible !
> Mine is only 2767 :-)
>
> Congrats and welcome to the club!
> Have fun !
>
> Ciao, Graziano IW2NOY
>
>
>> Il 5 novembre 2017 alle 1.33 JT Croteau <[hidden email]> ha scritto:
>>
>>
>> I know this doesn't mean much to anyone but me but I've wanted one for
>> so long.  Just received KX3 No. 10,028.  Shaves and haircuts coming
>> soon.
>>
>> Now I have to hit the sales boards to sell my old gear.
>>
>> 73,
>> N1ESE
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Re: Just RX'd KX3 Serial No. 10,028!

Matt Zilmer-3
Hi Don,

KX3 SN 00006 here, though I'm more excited about over 10,000 units shipped!

SN 6 is NOT a production unit, but was used for Field Test as the KX3
matured...

73,

Matt W6NIA


On 11/6/2017 12:36 PM, Don Wilhelm wrote:

> I have to brag a little, I have KX3 SN 00020 (matches my K2 and K3).
> It was the first one shipped from the production line.  Elecraft had a
> choice of sending me a prototype or my KX3 for the Raleigh, NC
> hamfest, and they chose to send mine.
>
> 73,
> Don W3FPR
>
> On 11/6/2017 10:58 AM, Graziano Roccon wrote:
>> WOW ! More than 10 thousand... incredible !
>> Mine is only 2767 :-)
>>
>> Congrats and welcome to the club!
>> Have fun !
>>
>> Ciao, Graziano IW2NOY
>>
>>
>>> Il 5 novembre 2017 alle 1.33 JT Croteau <[hidden email]> ha
>>> scritto:
>>>
>>>
>>> I know this doesn't mean much to anyone but me but I've wanted one for
>>> so long.  Just received KX3 No. 10,028.  Shaves and haircuts coming
>>> soon.
>>>
>>> Now I have to hit the sales boards to sell my old gear.
>>>
>>> 73,
>>> N1ESE
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Re: Just RX'd KX3 Serial No. 10,028!

michaelstringfellow
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....which leads to the question - what are the best-selling commercial HF
rigs of all time?  >10,000 KX3 units sounds pretty impressive and must put
Elecraft in the top tier.

Mike



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Re: Just RX'd KX3 Serial No. 10,028!

marvwheeler
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Quote "....which leads to the question - what are the best-selling
commercial HF rigs of all time?  >10,000 KX3 units sounds pretty impressive
and must put Elecraft in the top tier."

 

I would venture to guess it is probably the Collins S-line produced from
1958 to 1978. They were bought by the government, military and amateur
communities. I searched and could not find numbers produced. Still a good
radio.

 

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Re: Just RX'd KX3 Serial No. 10,028!

Paul Van Dyke
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Considering that Lisa sent the first commercial unit number 24 to me and it
went on the very first KX3 dxpedition to the island of Montserrat a week
later.  The radio has some great ancestry.

Paul Van Dyke - KB9AVO
KX3 #24
KX2 #38
KXPA #22

On Nov 7, 2017 1:04 PM, "michaelstringfellow" <[hidden email]> wrote:

> ....which leads to the question - what are the best-selling commercial HF
> rigs of all time?  >10,000 KX3 units sounds pretty impressive and must put
> Elecraft in the top tier.
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Re: Just RX'd KX3 Serial No. 10,028!

bdenley
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There were over 55,000 R-390A receivers built.  Not sure how many non-A units were made.

Brian
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> On Nov 7, 2017, at 7:56 PM, Walter Underwood <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> We know that the K3 sold nearly 10,000, so add in the K3S sales, and that is more than the KX3.
>
> ICOM sure sold a lot of the IC-706 series. I would not be surprised to see that at the top of the list.
>
> If we are talking rigs made specifically for amateurs, the Collins S-line might not qualify. If we are talking all HF, it is probably some marine or aircraft HF box.
>
> wunder
> K6WRU
> Walter Underwood
> CM87wj
> http://observer.wunderwood.org/ (my blog)
>
>
>> On Nov 7, 2017, at 12:01 PM, [hidden email] wrote:
>>
>> Quote "....which leads to the question - what are the best-selling
>> commercial HF rigs of all time?  >10,000 KX3 units sounds pretty impressive
>> and must put Elecraft in the top tier."
>>
>>
>>
>> I would venture to guess it is probably the Collins S-line produced from
>> 1958 to 1978. They were bought by the government, military and amateur
>> communities. I searched and could not find numbers produced. Still a good
>> radio.
>>
>>
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Re: Just RX'd KX3 Serial No. 10,028!

Joseph Reed-2
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I’m just surprised it took this long to hit 10K.  Remember the night they opened ordering?  Ye gads that was mayhem.  But good mayhem :)  I ordered the kit so mine is S/N 267.  Great ancestry indeed - the two K2 and two K1 I built were the highlight of my kit building experience. Sorry Heathkit.

The KX3/PX3 is an awesome combo for QRP contesting, and this is the contest season.  But “Bond” KX2 S/N 7 is my ever present companion.  Can’t wait to see how long it takes for 10K sales of that radio.

Kudos and congratulations Elecraft!  

Joe N9JR  

> On Nov 7, 2017, at 6:30 PM, Paul Van Dyke <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> Considering that Lisa sent the first commercial unit number 24 to me and it
> went on the very first KX3 dxpedition to the island of Montserrat a week
> later.  The radio has some great ancestry.
>
> Paul Van Dyke - KB9AVO
> KX3 #24
> KX2 #38
> KXPA #22
>
> On Nov 7, 2017 1:04 PM, "michaelstringfellow" <[hidden email]> wrote:
>

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Re: Just RX'd KX3 Serial No. 10,028!

Raymond Sills
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I say that the Yaesu FT-817 is king of the hill.   Over 250,000 sold, and still selling.


73 de Ray
K2ULR




-----Original Message-----
From: Walter Underwood <[hidden email]>
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Sent: Tue, Nov 7, 2017 7:57 pm
Subject: Re: [Elecraft] Just RX'd KX3 Serial No. 10,028!

We know that the K3 sold nearly 10,000, so add in the K3S sales, and that is more than the KX3.

ICOM sure sold a lot of the IC-706 series. I would not be surprised to see that at the top of the list.

If we are talking rigs made specifically for amateurs, the Collins S-line might not qualify. If we are talking all HF, it is probably some marine or aircraft HF box.

wunder
K6WRU
Walter Underwood
CM87wj
http://observer.wunderwood.org/ (my blog)


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Re: Just RX'd KX3 Serial No. 10,028!

Bob McGraw - K4TAX
Where does the ICOM 706 series fall in the list?  I recall hearing or reading that the 706 series was and is their most popular radio.

Bob, K4TAX


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> On Nov 7, 2017, at 7:25 PM, Raymond Sills <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> I say that the Yaesu FT-817 is king of the hill.   Over 250,000 sold, and still selling.
>
>
> 73 de Ray
> K2ULR
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Walter Underwood <[hidden email]>
> To: Elecraft <[hidden email]>
> Sent: Tue, Nov 7, 2017 7:57 pm
> Subject: Re: [Elecraft] Just RX'd KX3 Serial No. 10,028!
>
> We know that the K3 sold nearly 10,000, so add in the K3S sales, and that is more than the KX3.
>
> ICOM sure sold a lot of the IC-706 series. I would not be surprised to see that at the top of the list.
>
> If we are talking rigs made specifically for amateurs, the Collins S-line might not qualify. If we are talking all HF, it is probably some marine or aircraft HF box.
>
> wunder
> K6WRU
> Walter Underwood
> CM87wj
> http://observer.wunderwood.org/ (my blog)
>
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Re: Just RX'd KX3 Serial No. 10,028!

iw2noy
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Collins... 817... 706... K3...
You are all wrong. :-)

Sorry guys but i think is the Kenwood TS-2000, from 2000 to 2017 and still in production and for sale.
No other radio reach a so long time in production and availability on the market (maybe is a record).

Down the hat...

Ciao, Graziano IW2NOY


> Il 8 novembre 2017 alle 2.25 Raymond Sills <[hidden email]> ha scritto:
>
>
> I say that the Yaesu FT-817 is king of the hill.   Over 250,000 sold, and still selling.
>
>
> 73 de Ray
> K2ULR
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Walter Underwood <[hidden email]>
> To: Elecraft <[hidden email]>
> Sent: Tue, Nov 7, 2017 7:57 pm
> Subject: Re: [Elecraft] Just RX'd KX3 Serial No. 10,028!
>
> We know that the K3 sold nearly 10,000, so add in the K3S sales, and that is more than the KX3.
>
> ICOM sure sold a lot of the IC-706 series. I would not be surprised to see that at the top of the list.
>
> If we are talking rigs made specifically for amateurs, the Collins S-line might not qualify. If we are talking all HF, it is probably some marine or aircraft HF box.
>
> wunder
> K6WRU
> Walter Underwood
> CM87wj
> http://observer.wunderwood.org/ (my blog)
>
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Re: Just RX'd KX3 Serial No. 10,028!

Doug Person-4
Isn't that exactly the same life span of the K2 -- which is still available?

Doug -- K0DXV

On 11/8/2017 5:59 AM, Graziano Roccon wrote:

> Collins... 817... 706... K3...
> You are all wrong. :-)
>
> Sorry guys but i think is the Kenwood TS-2000, from 2000 to 2017 and still in production and for sale.
> No other radio reach a so long time in production and availability on the market (maybe is a record).
>
> Down the hat...
>
> Ciao, Graziano IW2NOY
>
>
>> Il 8 novembre 2017 alle 2.25 Raymond Sills <[hidden email]> ha scritto:
>>
>>
>> I say that the Yaesu FT-817 is king of the hill.   Over 250,000 sold, and still selling.
>>
>>
>> 73 de Ray
>> K2ULR
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Walter Underwood <[hidden email]>
>> To: Elecraft <[hidden email]>
>> Sent: Tue, Nov 7, 2017 7:57 pm
>> Subject: Re: [Elecraft] Just RX'd KX3 Serial No. 10,028!
>>
>> We know that the K3 sold nearly 10,000, so add in the K3S sales, and that is more than the KX3.
>>
>> ICOM sure sold a lot of the IC-706 series. I would not be surprised to see that at the top of the list.
>>
>> If we are talking rigs made specifically for amateurs, the Collins S-line might not qualify. If we are talking all HF, it is probably some marine or aircraft HF box.
>>
>> wunder
>> K6WRU
>> Walter Underwood
>> CM87wj
>> http://observer.wunderwood.org/ (my blog)
>>
>>
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