Gerald, The K3's original preamp provides an MDS of about -135 to -136 dBm on 10 and 6 meters. This should suffice unless you have an extremely low noise floor. If you do, then you can install the KXV3B option, which has a second preamp that has a much better MDS -- around -144 to -145 dBm.
The K3S comes with the KXV3B option. 73, Wayne N6KR On Oct 12, 2016, at 5:46 PM, KC6CNN <kc6...@gmail.com> wrote: > I am curious why a fellow ham and I who both live within two blocks of each > other and have the same wire antenna, Except mine is a little higher. I have > the K3 and he has a Kenwood and Yaesu and he is working people on 10 meters > while I can only hear static. The same goes for 6 meters. I think I have > worked maybe two stations on 10 meters. Those were the ones I heard. It the > stock K3 sensitivity that far behind the others on 10 meters? > > Thanks in advance > Gerald - KC6CNN > > > > > > ----- > KC6CNN - Gerald > K1 # 0014 > K3 # 6294 > KX3 # 757 > -- > View this message in context: > http://elecraft.365791.n2.nabble.com/Is-the-K3-have-low-sensitivity-on-10-M-and-6-M-tp7623290.html > Sent from the Elecraft mailing list archive at Nabble.com. > ______________________________________________________________ > Elecraft mailing list > Home: http://mailman.qth.net/mailman/listinfo/elecraft > Help: http://mailman.qth.net/mmfaq.htm > Post: mailto:Elecraft@mailman.qth.net > > This list hosted by: http://www.qsl.net > Please help support this email list: http://www.qsl.net/donate.html > Message delivered to n...@elecraft.com ______________________________________________________________ Elecraft mailing list Home: http://mailman.qth.net/mailman/listinfo/elecraft Help: http://mailman.qth.net/mmfaq.htm Post: mailto:Elecraft@mailman.qth.net This list hosted by: http://www.qsl.net Please help support this email list: http://www.qsl.net/donate.html Message delivered to arch...@mail-archive.com