For Sale Elecraft P3-F factory built panadapter with optional P3SVGA
adapter for computer monitor use. No scratches and has not been around
tobacco smoke. Serial number 36xx. Comes with original box, manual and
cable set (2 power cables (from P3 or from power supply), RF cable and data
cable). $800 plus shipping. Payment by money order, Cashier's check or
cash. I do not have a Papal account.Contact me at n9vx dot joe at gmail.com
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Subject: [Elecraft] P3 For Sale
Date: Sun, 18 Dec 2016 13:10:36 -0500
From: Joe Word <[hidden email]>
To: [hidden email]
> For Sale .... Serial number 36xx. ...
I've noticed that people almost never list a full serial number when
posting something for sale. I'm curious why that is? Is there some bad
thing a nefarious person could do if they knew the serial number?
Alan, according to my memory at least on the KX2 and the KX3 it is the
serial number is build into the programming it's in the menu) I can't
remember if it is on the K3 but trying to change that seriall number would
be really rough
The serial number of a transceiver offered for sale is an important
parameter, and because the upgrade kits are offered by Elecraft, the
state of those upgrades that have been installed is also important to
the potential buyer.
The rig's serial number for For Sale listings is important to those
considering the purchase of a used K2. There was a change in the board
layout to include the prior upgrades at serial number 3000.
If a K2 less than SN 3000 is being offered for sale, the status of the A
to B upgrades and associated mods is a point of great interest.
The cost of the upgrade mod kits is about $160 (includes firmware), so
that needs to be considered when contemplating the purchase of a used K2.
With all that being said, I need to say that a fully upgraded K2 will
perform just as well as a newly built K2. That goes for a used K3 as
well, but the upgrades that have been done needs to be known.
On 12/18/2016 4:56 PM, Alan Bloom wrote:
> On 12/18/2016 01:13 PM, Kevin - K4VD wrote:
>> I don't know what someone could do with the serial number of a radio but
>> who knows these days. That and your date of birth might get all your bank
>> accounts hacked. (just kidding)
> It's probably not a good idea to use your rig's serial number as a
> password to your on-line bank account. :=)
> Alan N1AL
If the rig has an unknown pedigree (passed through many flea market sales) omitting the last few digits helps prevent unpleasant knocks on the door from officers wishing to retrieve stolen property.
From: Elecraft [mailto:[hidden email]] On Behalf Of Kevin - K4VD
Sent: December 18, 2016 16:13
To: Elecraft Reflector Reflector <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: [Elecraft] Posting serial numbers
?It might be that the first few numbers kind of indicates the series or age of the device. This seems common when selling many things. It probably isn't a secret.
I don't know what someone could do with the serial number of a radio but who knows these days. That and your date of birth might get all your bank accounts hacked. (just kidding)