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Dave Agsten
I have not figured out the decoding process for the KX3 as they are being posted on the Elecraft website. I ordered the KX3 on 12/28/11 at 11:44AM EDT. I received the confirmation order number 2208-4844-0913. I can't decode how that correlates to the numbers being posted on the website other than a smaller number is earlier.


KX3-F     2208-4685-4272

KX3-K    2208-4068-6852

I revised my order to go with the factory version on Jan. 18th, long before any KX3s were shipped. I'm wondering how that factors in? The order number remained the same but it was now for a KX3-F.

Any cryptologists out there? :-)

 
73,
Dave N8AG
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Re: KX3 Order Number Decoding

Eric Swartz - WA6HHQ, Elecraft
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Turns out there is a way to decode the confirmation number.  W7CF
figured it out. See below.

73,

Eric
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-------- Original Message --------
Subject:     RE: [KX3] Re: Shipping status page updated
Date:     Tue, 22 May 2012 21:48:39 +0000
From:     [hidden email] <[hidden email]>

For those who haven't noticed, the confirmation number does indeed
encode the date & time when the confirmation was issued. I plugged some
confirmation numbers into a excel worksheet and started to play with it.
Yeah, out of "desperation" while I wait for my KX3, I started to pattern
match... :-)

The first 8 numbers encode the days & minutes of the confirmation, and
in good Unix tradition the "zero order time" is 1/1/1970

To convert, use the following formula (interesting how identical Excel
and googleDocs formulas are...):
=( VALUE(LEFT(B1,4))*10000 + VALUE(MID(B1,6,4)) ) / (60*24) + 25569

For the curious, 25569 is the number of days between 1/1/1970 and
1/1/1900, the latter is the zero date for Excel.
Place confirmation numbers into a spreadsheet, e.g. into column B and
add the following formula to the next column C. Now format the column C
"Date time" and you'd get the readout below.

A B C
factory: 2208-4637-9147 12/28/2011 13:17:00
kits: 2208-4064-4730 12/28/2011 3:44:00

Confirmation numbers are from today's (5/22) status page update, column
C shows the actual order times calculated with above formula.

73, Dave W7CF


On 5/23/2012 4:54 PM, Dave Agsten wrote:

> I have not figured out the decoding process for the KX3 as they are being posted on the Elecraft website. I ordered the KX3 on 12/28/11 at 11:44AM EDT. I received the confirmation order number 2208-4844-0913. I can't decode how that correlates to the numbers being posted on the website other than a smaller number is earlier.
>
>
> KX3-F     2208-4685-4272
>
> KX3-K    2208-4068-6852
>
> I revised my order to go with the factory version on Jan. 18th, long before any KX3s were shipped. I'm wondering how that factors in? The order number remained the same but it was now for a KX3-F.
>
> Any cryptologists out there? :-)
>
>  
> 73,
> Dave N8AG
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Re: KX3 Order Number Decoding

Gary Gregory
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*Yep!

it's easy!

the number was generated by an 'off site' or 3rd. party order taking
facility and NOT generated by Elecraft.

As this 3rd party handles orders for 'other' clients, the numerical
significance is only in relation to 'all' of the orders received by this
3rd party.

See?..simple eh?

Actually I read a previous post describing how the order numbers were
generated..:-)

Hope this clarifies things for you.

73's
Gary

*
On 24 May 2012 09:54, Dave Agsten <[hidden email]> wrote:

> I have not figured out the decoding process for the KX3 as they are being
> posted on the Elecraft website. I ordered the KX3 on 12/28/11 at 11:44AM
> EDT. I received the confirmation order number 2208-4844-0913. I can't
> decode how that correlates to the numbers being posted on the website other
> than a smaller number is earlier.
>
>
> KX3-F     2208-4685-4272
>
> KX3-K    2208-4068-6852
>
> I revised my order to go with the factory version on Jan. 18th, long
> before any KX3s were shipped. I'm wondering how that factors in? The order
> number remained the same but it was now for a KX3-F.
>
> Any cryptologists out there? :-)
>
>
> 73,
> Dave N8AG
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Re: KX3 Order Number Decoding

Tony Estep
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On Wed, May 23, 2012 at 7:23 PM, Eric Swartz - WA6HHQ, Elecraft <
[hidden email]> wrote:

> ...W7CF figured it out.

 ======

Thanks to W7CF! And thanks to Eric for posting this solution.

Tony KT0NY




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Re: KX3 Order Number Decoding

Gary Gregory
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*Good grief.....I liked the previous post where they were sequential and
had no meaning...now the headache begins trying to figure out what it all
means...:-)

Too hard, time for a nap!

Start the day off slow...then taper off.....

sigh

Gary
*
On 24 May 2012 10:23, Eric Swartz - WA6HHQ, Elecraft <[hidden email]>wrote:

> Turns out there is a way to decode the confirmation number.  W7CF
> figured it out. See below.
>
> 73,
>
> Eric
> ---
> www.elecraft.com
>
>
>
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject:     RE: [KX3] Re: Shipping status page updated
> Date:     Tue, 22 May 2012 21:48:39 +0000
> From:     [hidden email] <[hidden email]>
>
> For those who haven't noticed, the confirmation number does indeed
> encode the date & time when the confirmation was issued. I plugged some
> confirmation numbers into a excel worksheet and started to play with it.
> Yeah, out of "desperation" while I wait for my KX3, I started to pattern
> match... :-)
>
> The first 8 numbers encode the days & minutes of the confirmation, and
> in good Unix tradition the "zero order time" is 1/1/1970
>
> To convert, use the following formula (interesting how identical Excel
> and googleDocs formulas are...):
> =( VALUE(LEFT(B1,4))*10000 + VALUE(MID(B1,6,4)) ) / (60*24) + 25569
>
> For the curious, 25569 is the number of days between 1/1/1970 and
> 1/1/1900, the latter is the zero date for Excel.
> Place confirmation numbers into a spreadsheet, e.g. into column B and
> add the following formula to the next column C. Now format the column C
> "Date time" and you'd get the readout below.
>
> A B C
> factory: 2208-4637-9147 12/28/2011 13:17:00
> kits: 2208-4064-4730 12/28/2011 3:44:00
>
> Confirmation numbers are from today's (5/22) status page update, column
> C shows the actual order times calculated with above formula.
>
> 73, Dave W7CF
>
>
> On 5/23/2012 4:54 PM, Dave Agsten wrote:
> > I have not figured out the decoding process for the KX3 as they are
> being posted on the Elecraft website. I ordered the KX3 on 12/28/11 at
> 11:44AM EDT. I received the confirmation order number 2208-4844-0913. I
> can't decode how that correlates to the numbers being posted on the website
> other than a smaller number is earlier.
> >
> >
> > KX3-F     2208-4685-4272
> >
> > KX3-K    2208-4068-6852
> >
> > I revised my order to go with the factory version on Jan. 18th, long
> before any KX3s were shipped. I'm wondering how that factors in? The order
> number remained the same but it was now for a KX3-F.
> >
> > Any cryptologists out there? :-)
> >
> >
> > 73,
> > Dave N8AG
> > ______________________________________________________________
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Re: KX3 Order Number Decoding

w0mu
It means you will get it when you next in line.  :)

Mike W0MU

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On 5/23/2012 6:53 PM, Gary Gregory wrote:

> *Good grief.....I liked the previous post where they were sequential and
> had no meaning...now the headache begins trying to figure out what it all
> means...:-)
>
> Too hard, time for a nap!
>
> Start the day off slow...then taper off.....
>
> sigh
>
> Gary
> *
> On 24 May 2012 10:23, Eric Swartz - WA6HHQ, Elecraft<[hidden email]>wrote:
>
>> Turns out there is a way to decode the confirmation number.  W7CF
>> figured it out. See below.
>>
>> 73,
>>
>> Eric
>> ---
>> www.elecraft.com
>>
>>
>>
>> -------- Original Message --------
>> Subject:     RE: [KX3] Re: Shipping status page updated
>> Date:     Tue, 22 May 2012 21:48:39 +0000
>> From:     [hidden email]<[hidden email]>
>>
>> For those who haven't noticed, the confirmation number does indeed
>> encode the date&  time when the confirmation was issued. I plugged some
>> confirmation numbers into a excel worksheet and started to play with it.
>> Yeah, out of "desperation" while I wait for my KX3, I started to pattern
>> match... :-)
>>
>> The first 8 numbers encode the days&  minutes of the confirmation, and
>> in good Unix tradition the "zero order time" is 1/1/1970
>>
>> To convert, use the following formula (interesting how identical Excel
>> and googleDocs formulas are...):
>> =( VALUE(LEFT(B1,4))*10000 + VALUE(MID(B1,6,4)) ) / (60*24) + 25569
>>
>> For the curious, 25569 is the number of days between 1/1/1970 and
>> 1/1/1900, the latter is the zero date for Excel.
>> Place confirmation numbers into a spreadsheet, e.g. into column B and
>> add the following formula to the next column C. Now format the column C
>> "Date time" and you'd get the readout below.
>>
>> A B C
>> factory: 2208-4637-9147 12/28/2011 13:17:00
>> kits: 2208-4064-4730 12/28/2011 3:44:00
>>
>> Confirmation numbers are from today's (5/22) status page update, column
>> C shows the actual order times calculated with above formula.
>>
>> 73, Dave W7CF
>>
>>
>> On 5/23/2012 4:54 PM, Dave Agsten wrote:
>>> I have not figured out the decoding process for the KX3 as they are
>> being posted on the Elecraft website. I ordered the KX3 on 12/28/11 at
>> 11:44AM EDT. I received the confirmation order number 2208-4844-0913. I
>> can't decode how that correlates to the numbers being posted on the website
>> other than a smaller number is earlier.
>>>
>>> KX3-F     2208-4685-4272
>>>
>>> KX3-K    2208-4068-6852
>>>
>>> I revised my order to go with the factory version on Jan. 18th, long
>> before any KX3s were shipped. I'm wondering how that factors in? The order
>> number remained the same but it was now for a KX3-F.
>>> Any cryptologists out there? :-)
>>>
>>>
>>> 73,
>>> Dave N8AG
>>> ______________________________________________________________
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Re: KX3 Order Number Decoding

kk5na
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Nice decode...but even decoded and I have been showing as abt next on the
Spreadsheet all day...no shipping or confirmation yet.... :(

...almost wore out my "Check email" button today!!!   :)

Joe KK5NA

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[mailto:[hidden email]] On Behalf Of Eric Swartz - WA6HHQ,
Elecraft
Sent: Wednesday, May 23, 2012 7:23 PM
To: Dave Agsten
Cc: [hidden email]
Subject: Re: [Elecraft] KX3 Order Number Decoding

Turns out there is a way to decode the confirmation number.  W7CF figured it
out. See below.

73,

Eric
---
www.elecraft.com



-------- Original Message --------
Subject:     RE: [KX3] Re: Shipping status page updated
Date:     Tue, 22 May 2012 21:48:39 +0000
From:     [hidden email] <[hidden email]>

For those who haven't noticed, the confirmation number does indeed encode
the date & time when the confirmation was issued. I plugged some
confirmation numbers into a excel worksheet and started to play with it.
Yeah, out of "desperation" while I wait for my KX3, I started to pattern
match... :-)

The first 8 numbers encode the days & minutes of the confirmation, and in
good Unix tradition the "zero order time" is 1/1/1970

To convert, use the following formula (interesting how identical Excel and
googleDocs formulas are...):
=( VALUE(LEFT(B1,4))*10000 + VALUE(MID(B1,6,4)) ) / (60*24) + 25569

For the curious, 25569 is the number of days between 1/1/1970 and 1/1/1900,
the latter is the zero date for Excel.
Place confirmation numbers into a spreadsheet, e.g. into column B and add
the following formula to the next column C. Now format the column C "Date
time" and you'd get the readout below.

A B C
factory: 2208-4637-9147 12/28/2011 13:17:00
kits: 2208-4064-4730 12/28/2011 3:44:00

Confirmation numbers are from today's (5/22) status page update, column C
shows the actual order times calculated with above formula.

73, Dave W7CF


On 5/23/2012 4:54 PM, Dave Agsten wrote:
> I have not figured out the decoding process for the KX3 as they are being
posted on the Elecraft website. I ordered the KX3 on 12/28/11 at 11:44AM
EDT. I received the confirmation order number 2208-4844-0913. I can't decode
how that correlates to the numbers being posted on the website other than a
smaller number is earlier.
>
>
> KX3-F     2208-4685-4272
>
> KX3-K    2208-4068-6852
>
> I revised my order to go with the factory version on Jan. 18th, long
before any KX3s were shipped. I'm wondering how that factors in? The order
number remained the same but it was now for a KX3-F.

>
> Any cryptologists out there? :-)
>
>  
> 73,
> Dave N8AG
> ______________________________________________________________
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Re: KX3 Order Number Decoding

Arthur Burke
Took the info from the formula.
My order number is:

2208-4835-5827

Using the formula I get:

12/28/2011 4:35 PM

Since the order info came *from* Elecraft, may I assume the 4:35 PM is
Pacific
Standard Time? If so, then I think the conversion to UTC would be
12/29/2011 0035.
Did I do that correctly?

Now I gotta find that spreadsheet and put my number in. Hope I don't "bump"
too many people in the wrong direction! LOL

Art - N4PJ


On Wed, May 23, 2012 at 9:02 PM, kk5na <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Nice decode...but even decoded and I have been showing as abt next on the
> Spreadsheet all day...no shipping or confirmation yet.... :(
>
> ...almost wore out my "Check email" button today!!!   :)
>
> Joe KK5NA
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: [hidden email]
> [mailto:[hidden email]] On Behalf Of Eric Swartz -
> WA6HHQ,
> Elecraft
> Sent: Wednesday, May 23, 2012 7:23 PM
> To: Dave Agsten
> Cc: [hidden email]
> Subject: Re: [Elecraft] KX3 Order Number Decoding
>
> Turns out there is a way to decode the confirmation number.  W7CF figured
> it
> out. See below.
>
> 73,
>
> Eric
> ---
> www.elecraft.com
>
>
>
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject:     RE: [KX3] Re: Shipping status page updated
> Date:     Tue, 22 May 2012 21:48:39 +0000
> From:     [hidden email] <[hidden email]>
>
> For those who haven't noticed, the confirmation number does indeed encode
> the date & time when the confirmation was issued. I plugged some
> confirmation numbers into a excel worksheet and started to play with it.
> Yeah, out of "desperation" while I wait for my KX3, I started to pattern
> match... :-)
>
> The first 8 numbers encode the days & minutes of the confirmation, and in
> good Unix tradition the "zero order time" is 1/1/1970
>
> To convert, use the following formula (interesting how identical Excel and
> googleDocs formulas are...):
> =( VALUE(LEFT(B1,4))*10000 + VALUE(MID(B1,6,4)) ) / (60*24) + 25569
>
> For the curious, 25569 is the number of days between 1/1/1970 and 1/1/1900,
> the latter is the zero date for Excel.
> Place confirmation numbers into a spreadsheet, e.g. into column B and add
> the following formula to the next column C. Now format the column C "Date
> time" and you'd get the readout below.
>
> A B C
> factory: 2208-4637-9147 12/28/2011 13:17:00
> kits: 2208-4064-4730 12/28/2011 3:44:00
>
> Confirmation numbers are from today's (5/22) status page update, column C
> shows the actual order times calculated with above formula.
>
> 73, Dave W7CF
>
>
> On 5/23/2012 4:54 PM, Dave Agsten wrote:
> > I have not figured out the decoding process for the KX3 as they are being
> posted on the Elecraft website. I ordered the KX3 on 12/28/11 at 11:44AM
> EDT. I received the confirmation order number 2208-4844-0913. I can't
> decode
> how that correlates to the numbers being posted on the website other than a
> smaller number is earlier.
> >
> >
> > KX3-F     2208-4685-4272
> >
> > KX3-K    2208-4068-6852
> >
> > I revised my order to go with the factory version on Jan. 18th, long
> before any KX3s were shipped. I'm wondering how that factors in? The order
> number remained the same but it was now for a KX3-F.
> >
> > Any cryptologists out there? :-)
> >
> >
> > 73,
> > Dave N8AG
> > ______________________________________________________________
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Re: KX3 Order Number Decoding

Eric Swartz - WA6HHQ, Elecraft
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The decoded time is UTC (GMT).

73,

Eric
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On 5/23/2012 6:26 PM, Arthur Burke wrote:

> Took the info from the formula.
> My order number is:
>
> 2208-4835-5827
>
> Using the formula I get:
>
> 12/28/2011 4:35 PM
>
> Since the order info came *from* Elecraft, may I assume the 4:35 PM is
> Pacific
> Standard Time? If so, then I think the conversion to UTC would be
> 12/29/2011 0035.
> Did I do that correctly?
>
> Now I gotta find that spreadsheet and put my number in. Hope I don't
> "bump" too many people in the wrong direction! LOL
>
> Art - N4PJ
>
>
> On Wed, May 23, 2012 at 9:02 PM, kk5na <[hidden email]
> <mailto:[hidden email]>> wrote:
>
>     Nice decode...but even decoded and I have been showing as abt next
>     on the
>     Spreadsheet all day...no shipping or confirmation yet.... :(
>
>     ...almost wore out my "Check email" button today!!!   :)
>
>     Joe KK5NA
>
>     -----Original Message-----
>     From: [hidden email]
>     <mailto:[hidden email]>
>     [mailto:[hidden email]
>     <mailto:[hidden email]>] On Behalf Of Eric
>     Swartz - WA6HHQ,
>     Elecraft
>     Sent: Wednesday, May 23, 2012 7:23 PM
>     To: Dave Agsten
>     Cc: [hidden email] <mailto:[hidden email]>
>     Subject: Re: [Elecraft] KX3 Order Number Decoding
>
>     Turns out there is a way to decode the confirmation number.  W7CF
>     figured it
>     out. See below.
>
>     73,
>
>     Eric
>     ---
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>
>
>     -------- Original Message --------
>     Subject:     RE: [KX3] Re: Shipping status page updated
>     Date:     Tue, 22 May 2012 21:48:39 +0000
>     From: [hidden email] <mailto:[hidden email]>
>     <[hidden email] <mailto:[hidden email]>>
>
>     For those who haven't noticed, the confirmation number does indeed
>     encode
>     the date & time when the confirmation was issued. I plugged some
>     confirmation numbers into a excel worksheet and started to play
>     with it.
>     Yeah, out of "desperation" while I wait for my KX3, I started to
>     pattern
>     match... :-)
>
>     The first 8 numbers encode the days & minutes of the confirmation,
>     and in
>     good Unix tradition the "zero order time" is 1/1/1970
>
>     To convert, use the following formula (interesting how identical
>     Excel and
>     googleDocs formulas are...):
>     =( VALUE(LEFT(B1,4))*10000 + VALUE(MID(B1,6,4)) ) / (60*24) + 25569
>
>     For the curious, 25569 is the number of days between 1/1/1970 and
>     1/1/1900,
>     the latter is the zero date for Excel.
>     Place confirmation numbers into a spreadsheet, e.g. into column B
>     and add
>     the following formula to the next column C. Now format the column
>     C "Date
>     time" and you'd get the readout below.
>
>     A B C
>     factory: 2208-4637-9147 12/28/2011 13:17:00
>     kits: 2208-4064-4730 12/28/2011 3:44:00
>
>     Confirmation numbers are from today's (5/22) status page update,
>     column C
>     shows the actual order times calculated with above formula.
>
>     73, Dave W7CF
>
>
>     On 5/23/2012 4:54 PM, Dave Agsten wrote:
>     > I have not figured out the decoding process for the KX3 as they
>     are being
>     posted on the Elecraft website. I ordered the KX3 on 12/28/11 at
>     11:44AM
>     EDT. I received the confirmation order number 2208-4844-0913. I
>     can't decode
>     how that correlates to the numbers being posted on the website
>     other than a
>     smaller number is earlier.
>     >
>     >
>     > KX3-F     2208-4685-4272
>     >
>     > KX3-K    2208-4068-6852
>     >
>     > I revised my order to go with the factory version on Jan. 18th, long
>     before any KX3s were shipped. I'm wondering how that factors in?
>     The order
>     number remained the same but it was now for a KX3-F.
>     >
>     > Any cryptologists out there? :-)
>     >
>     >
>     > 73,
>     > Dave N8AG
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Re: KX3 Order Number Decoding

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On Wed, May 23, 2012 at 8:28 PM, Eric Swartz - WA6HHQ, Elecraft <
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> The decoded time is UTC (GMT).
>
> ----
It's fun to decode but in my case it didn't give me any new info; the
decoded time was exactly the time of the confirmation email I got. As
somebody already said, when you're next in line you'll get your kit.

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Re: KX3 Order Number Decoding

Arthur Burke
Somewhere along the line I had discarded my original email from Elecraft. I
wrote the order number down and deleted the email.  Who would have ever
thought I would have to keep any info down to the minute!?!

The conversion gave me the time when I didn't have it before.

Now I belong! LOL!


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> On Wed, May 23, 2012 at 8:28 PM, Eric Swartz - WA6HHQ, Elecraft <
> [hidden email]> wrote:
>
> > The decoded time is UTC (GMT).
> >
> > ----
> It's fun to decode but in my case it didn't give me any new info; the
> decoded time was exactly the time of the confirmation email I got. As
> somebody already said, when you're next in line you'll get your kit.
>
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Re: KX3 Order Number Decoding

Bob-270
In reply to this post by Tony Estep
Well when I phoned in my KAT500 order I did not get an order number.  However,
Vicki was very nice and gave me my official time and stressed it was in Pacific
time.

Will someone set up a KAT500 spreadsheet program so we can play "The Waiting
Game"  too?

73,
Bob
K2TK.  ex KN2TKR (1956) & K2TKR

On 5/23/2012 9:41 PM, Tony Estep wrote:

> On Wed, May 23, 2012 at 8:28 PM, Eric Swartz - WA6HHQ, Elecraft<
> [hidden email]>  wrote:
>
>> The decoded time is UTC (GMT).
>>
>> ----
> It's fun to decode but in my case it didn't give me any new info; the
> decoded time was exactly the time of the confirmation email I got. As
> somebody already said, when you're next in line you'll get your kit.
>
> Tony KT0NY
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Re: KX3 Order Number Decoding

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Not that it really matters at this point but here is the time stamp
on my confirmation e-mail on 27 Dec. 2011

Elecraft        10:46 PM 12/27/2011      4      Elecraft Order
Confirmation 2208-4482-7710

and this what the "formula" provides:
         2208-4482-7710  12/28/11 10:42 AM

Seems something is surely 12 hours out of sync.

now if I convert 10:42 utc to PST it comes out 3:42 am on Dec. 28 yet
my e-mail was received on 10:46pm Dec. 27?
You guys have got one heck of a time machine, here!


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Re: KX3 Order Number Decoding

Thomas Horsten
For those who have access to a Linux command line with Perl installed you
can do the conversion in this oneliner:

Just insert the first 8 digits of your order number (with the dash removed)
instead of the example of 22084064. E.g. if your order number was
2209-4362-1234 you would use 22094362.

Then run:

perl -e 'use POSIX qw(strftime); print strftime("%a, %d %b %Y %T %z\n",
gmtime(22084064*60));'

The output will be in UTC and look like this:

Wed, 28 Dec 2011 03:44:00 +0000

73, Thomas M0TRN

On 25 May 2012 05:31, Edward R. Cole <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Not that it really matters at this point but here is the time stamp
> on my confirmation e-mail on 27 Dec. 2011
>
> Elecraft        10:46 PM 12/27/2011      4      Elecraft Order
> Confirmation 2208-4482-7710
>
> and this what the "formula" provides:
>         2208-4482-7710  12/28/11 10:42 AM
>
> Seems something is surely 12 hours out of sync.
>
> now if I convert 10:42 utc to PST it comes out 3:42 am on Dec. 28 yet
> my e-mail was received on 10:46pm Dec. 27?
> You guys have got one heck of a time machine, here!
>
>
> 73, Ed - KL7UW, WD2XSH/45
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Re: KX3 Order Number Decoding

WB0OEW
Even simpler:

perl -e 'print gmtime(22858735*60)."\n";'

73, Elwood, WB0OEW
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