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________________________________ From: Joan <joanpat...@me.com> Sent: Sunday, April 8, 2018 12:26 AM To: Cady, Fred Cc: Mike Markowski; firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: [Elecraft] Fred's HHG vs Elecraft manuals de KE7X Fred, I’ve just appended my copy of your book to read: The Hitchhikers’ Guide to the Elecraft KX2. Thank you! ^_^ Joan FB es 73 = KE7X de KX2CW kn . . Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra, said Piglet. Shaka, when the walls fell, said Pooh. On Apr 7, 2018, at 12:05, Cady, Fred <fc...@montana.edu<mailto:fc...@montana.edu>> wrote: What makes the KE7X Elecraft book different than the Elecraft owner’s manuals? Let’s start by saying the KE7X books do not have any information needed to operate the radios that is not in the Elecraft Owner’s manuals. Owner’s manuals are by design succinct and concise descriptions of the controls and features of the radio. Elecraft manuals are very well done but I found during my 40+ years as an EE prof that there are various ways that people learn. Some are visual learners and learn by seeing diagrams and images, some can gain comprehension just be reading. Others are more hands-on learners, needing the “lab experience” to cement their understanding of the concepts. I’m a visual and hands-on learner. When I first got my K3 I had trouble understanding how the sub receiver worked and what the different antenna switching options were. So I drew it out in a diagram and that made it much more clear to me. If that helped me, wouldn’t it help others? So the idea of a K3 book was born. (The original title was to be “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the K3” but I got talked out of that!) The concept that takes these books beyond the Elecraft manuals is support for the visual, reading, and doing learning styles. There are many, many diagrams. In the K3S book there are 131 diagrams, 16 on the sub receiver alone. There are expanded explanations (and diagrams) for all radio operations and in-depth explanations of topics such as the various controls for the receiver’s AGC. And to top it all off, most topics have a “lab exercise” that you can do sitting at your radio to make sure you understand the concept. The printed versions of the books all have an index and, of course, the pdf versions can be easily searched for what you are looking for. www.ke7x.com<http://www.ke7x.com><http://www.ke7x.com> has more information on all 12 current KE7X Elecraft books with tables of contents and ordering information. 73, Fred ________________________________ From: elecraft-boun...@mailman.qth.net<mailto:elecraft-boun...@mailman.qth.net> <elecraft-boun...@mailman.qth.net<mailto:elecraft-boun...@mailman.qth.net>> on behalf of Mike Markowski <mike.ab...@gmail.com<mailto:mike.ab...@gmail.com>> Sent: Saturday, April 7, 2018 12:04 PM To: email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Re: [Elecraft] Fred's vs Elecraft manuals Fred and all, Can you describe in general how your books differ from Elecraft manuals? I haven't found Elecaft manuals to be lacking and very much like how direct and concise they are. Your books are popular, making me wonder what you've added? Tnx es 73! Mike ab3ap On 04/07/2018 11:39 AM, Cady, Fred wrote: Hi Neil No never did a K2 book. Sorry the 15% discount at Lulu doesn't apply to pdf files. The K3S, KX3, and KX2 hard copy books are only available through Elecraft. Sorry about that too. Fred KE7X ______________________________________________________________ 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 fc...@montana.edu<mailto:fc...@montana.edu> ______________________________________________________________ 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