1. W4ATK seems overly indignant about a "compliance" spec he doesn't
2. And while I've been a bit chagrined about it myself in the past,
anybody who doesn't understand that Elecraft's chosen business model is
centered around portable gear (which includes motor home and cabin
operations as opposed to just backpacking) hasn't been paying attention
for the last 20 years.
On 10/17/2016 4:47 PM, Kevin wrote:
Hmm, compliance with what? The rig meets Elecraft specs and since the
FCC doesn't regulate TX IMD there is nothing to comply with.
The problem I have is accepting the status quo by Elecraft. Just
because everybody else is around -30dB shouldn't mean Elecraft stop
trying to do better. Let the portable/backpacking rigs use 12V MOSFETS
and switch the desktop model K3(s) to higher voltage finals. Yeah,
yeah, I know, the K3(s) is supposed to be portable capable. How many
people take their K3(s) out in the sticks...ever...save Field Day?
Just because it has a carry strap doesn't mean it's a portable rig. My
TS-520 has a beautiful leather strap. It weighs 37 pounds. Anybody
know where I can rent a mule?
On 10/17/2016 3:41 PM, Jim Rogers wrote:
I have been a loyal Elecrafter for many years, and this seems to be
somewhat similar to the VW diesel problem.
Elecraft has sold me a radio specifying it to be in compliance with
specifications of IMD. Now you are telling me that I must bear the
burden of time and expense to bring the device you specified and
guaranteed to be in compliance, into compliance.
I built mine from a kit, so Elecraft you send me the necessary
boards, modules, whatever to bring my K3s into compliance and I will
return to you the defective boards,, modules, whatever. Then you can
rework the defective boards for the next exchange. I will spend the
time and effort of disassembly and re-assembly.
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