The last few weeks most of my ‘shack-time’ was spent on preparing the lecture I was asked to present at our radioclub about the K2.
Today I have taken the time to do some surfing on the net and catch up with the latest radio news. That is when I encountered this posting on Eham: Death of a Radio Company.
Just read for yourself…
Watch out Kenwood, Yaesu, Icom and all other manufacturers who try to sell us Euro 10000+ rigs! Elecraft has announced the K3!
Not too much info yet but here is the data sheet.
I haven’t got time to really analyse all the specs and possibilities but it certainly looks promising!. Way to go Elecraft!!!
Good thing I threw my TV out of the shack…
There is a new series of Big Brother being aired here in Flanders…
Do they even find people to watch these things? Can’t blame those playing in it, they all try to get rich and famous. [sigh]
Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe. (Albert Einstein)
Back to the K2 this weekend!
I have been looking into my K2-problem over and over and I can’t seem to find anything wrong. As I haven’t got the time nor the courage to take out and rewind the toroids I decided to order them ready made from the ToroidGuy. And, pleasant surprise, turnaround of this order is only 5 days!!! Ordered last sunday (25 feb.) the package arrived this morning! Thanks Mychael!
Now I’ll have to find the time to install them…
To be continued!
Due to some health worries I haven’t looked at the K2 project the last few weeks. Upon ‘deeper’ analysis in the hospital it seemed the worries were far greater than the real trouble. I’m fine now thanks.
So today I started looking at the K2 again and I started with the homework I received from Gary AB7MY at Elecraft to try and find the causes of the spurious signals that come out of my K2 on 10 and 12m.
But, it seems my Digital Multimeter has trouble with the HF-signals. When my K2 is on transmit (on dummy load of course!) it seems to measure voltages even without the leads being attached to anything…. So I guess I’ll need a better DMM or a better dummy load?
After discussing my K2 signal problems with Don W3FPR and Gary AB7MY, the problem seems to need further investigation. As soon as I can find time I’ll post more info here!
K2 sn 5549 is apparently not ready to get on the air yet…
Added some comments about the measurements on the K2 transmitter and the way we ‘cleaned up’ the signal.
K2 sn 5549 is now definitely ready to get on the air!
Did some minor updates to the Elecraft K2-page