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[K3] factory upgrade to K3(s)

john@kk9a.com
I have seen more than a few people selling a K3 but advertising it as a
K3S. When you look into their radio more you learn that it was a K3
upgraded to a claimed K3S.  While it is fantastic that an older K3 can be
upgraded, it will still never be a K3S and should not be called one.

John KK9A



KE2WY wrote:

If I send my K3 w/ new synthesizer into Elecraft for the full K3(s)
upgrade, what will such an upgrade include and what will be the
approximate cost. Thanks.
...robert
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Re: [K3] factory upgrade to K3(s)

Nr4c
Adding all the “new” upgrades to a K3, still don’t make a K3S. The “S” has an entirely new main-board, and the KPA100 and ATU are much improved.

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> On Jun 27, 2018, at 7:38 AM, "[hidden email]" <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> I have seen more than a few people selling a K3 but advertising it as a
> K3S. When you look into their radio more you learn that it was a K3
> upgraded to a claimed K3S.  While it is fantastic that an older K3 can be
> upgraded, it will still never be a K3S and should not be called one.
>
> John KK9A
>
>
>
> KE2WY wrote:
>
> If I send my K3 w/ new synthesizer into Elecraft for the full K3(s)
> upgrade, what will such an upgrade include and what will be the
> approximate cost. Thanks.
> ...robert
> --
> Robert G Strickland, PhD ABPH - KE2WY
> rcrgs at verizon.net.usa
> Syracuse, New York, USA
>
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Re: [K3] factory upgrade to K3(s)

Mark E. Musick
From the Elecraft website, here is a FAQ comparing the K3S to the K3. It lists what is unique to the K3S and what is upgradeable on the K3.

http://www.elecraft.com/manual/K3S-FAQ%20rev%20C5%20customer.pdf

73,
Mark, WB9CIF

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Adding all the “new” upgrades to a K3, still don’t make a K3S. The “S” has an entirely new main-board, and the KPA100 and ATU are much improved.

Sent from my iPhone
...nr4c. bill


> On Jun 27, 2018, at 7:38 AM, "[hidden email]" <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> I have seen more than a few people selling a K3 but advertising it as
> a K3S. When you look into their radio more you learn that it was a K3
> upgraded to a claimed K3S.  While it is fantastic that an older K3 can
> be upgraded, it will still never be a K3S and should not be called one.
>
> John KK9A
>
>
>
> KE2WY wrote:
>
> If I send my K3 w/ new synthesizer into Elecraft for the full K3(s)
> upgrade, what will such an upgrade include and what will be the
> approximate cost. Thanks.
> ...robert
> --
> Robert G Strickland, PhD ABPH - KE2WY
> rcrgs at verizon.net.usa
> Syracuse, New York, USA
>
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Re: [K3] factory upgrade to K3(s)

Grant Youngman-2
As far as I know, the new DSP board has NOT been made available. (I've asked about it time or two).  Also the main 4-layer RF board has never been listed for upgrade,   Which is a shame, on both.  

I understand the main board — you would have to essentially re-kit the K3 to replace it, and then build the radio again.  For many of us who built our K3 radios to begin with, it would be a couple day’s work.  A lot of folks would have sent their radios back to get it installed, and Elecraft would have spent all their time tearing down and rebuilding k3s(or building a K3 over again from a bag of boards)  instead of building K3(s)s .. How the heck do you differentiate between plurals with this radio :-) In any case, I understand (sort-of) why the new main board wasn’t an offered upgrade option.  But I’ll still throw in my vote … be happy to buy one.

I guess Elecraft needs to maintain some differentiation between versions.

My own K3 is updated with all of the new available options (and historical updates) except for the new RF/tuner modules.  I don’t really feel “left out” or “2nd class” (at least not for that reason) without a K3S.

Grant NQ5T
K3 #2091, KX3 #8342

>
> From the Elecraft website, here is a FAQ comparing the K3S to the K3. It lists what is unique to the K3S and what is upgradeable on the K3.
>
> http://www.elecraft.com/manual/K3S-FAQ%20rev%20C5%20customer.pdf

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Re: [K3] factory upgrade to K3(s)

Don Wilhelm
Grant,

I always use "K3S" and "K3", and add a lower case "s" for plural.
If you look at the logo, yes, the trailing "S" is smaller than the "K3",
but not small enough to be lower case (1/2 the height of the caps).

73,
Don W3FPR

On 6/27/2018 4:27 PM, Grant Youngman wrote:
How the heck do you differentiate between plurals with this radio :-)
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Re: [K3] factory upgrade to K3(s)

Grant Youngman-2
That was actually a joke of sorts.  I’d rather have the upgrades than knowing where to put the upper and lower case  s’s :-)

Grant NQ5T
K3 #2091, KX3 #8342

> On Jun 27, 2018, at 4:48 PM, Walter Underwood <[hidden email]> wrote:
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> I say “multiple K3S radios”.
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>> On Jun 27, 2018, at 1:40 PM, Don Wilhelm <[hidden email]> wrote:
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>> Grant,
>>
>> I always use "K3S" and "K3", and add a lower case "s" for plural.
>> If you look at the logo, yes, the trailing "S" is smaller than the "K3", but not small enough to be lower case (1/2 the height of the caps).
>>
>> 73,
>> Don W3FPR
>>
>> On 6/27/2018 4:27 PM, Grant Youngman wrote:
>> How the heck do you differentiate between plurals with this radio :-)
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Re: [K3] factory upgrade to K3(s)

Terry Schieler-2
In reply to this post by Don Wilhelm
Exactly Don.  Thanks for that comment.  That's what the boys at Elecraft recommended when K3S was first announced and we had a field day (pun) with remarks about plural, etc when guys tried to match the logo.  You'll notice that Wayne always uses K3S now on this reflector.  I am still trying to figure out what the K3(s), the K3[s] and K3*s guys are trying to say.  

Don't try to replicate the K3S marketing logo as you can't do it with the font here on the reflector.  Please just use K3S.

73,

Terry, W0FM

-----Original Message-----
From: Don Wilhelm [mailto:[hidden email]]
Sent: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 3:41 PM
To: Grant Youngman; Mark E. Musick
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Subject: Re: [Elecraft] [K3] factory upgrade to K3(s)

Grant,

I always use "K3S" and "K3", and add a lower case "s" for plural.
If you look at the logo, yes, the trailing "S" is smaller than the "K3",
but not small enough to be lower case (1/2 the height of the caps).

73,
Don W3FPR

On 6/27/2018 4:27 PM, Grant Youngman wrote:
How the heck do you differentiate between plurals with this radio :-)


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