A few months ago I made a posting about Elecraft’s K2, questioning where it stands now in the big scheme of things with the KX3 on the horizon.
A lot of thoughtful comments followed, as well as periodic comments to Elecraft’s reflector, that gave me additional insight into that question.
They say that confession is good for the soul so I’ll admit now that part of the reason I made that post was to seek validation, justification – whatever you want to call it (yes, I have my weak moments) – for the little voice in some little obscure corner of my head that keeps telling me: “Get a K2 – you get to build it yourself!”
Although I assembled my K3, I didn’t build it. And I’ve build enough monoband rigs in the past to know the satisfaction that comes from each QSO – a feeling that is absent with store-bought rigs and even assembled rigs.
For those who already have a K2 – have a look at the LA3ZA Unofficial Guide to Elecraft K2 Modifications in all its amazing detail.
For those who don’t – don’t look at it…..it may compel you to buy one just for all the tinkering that’s possible post-build.
I miss the smell of solder.
As I bookmarked LA3ZA’s page I decided to add a page of external links that some may find interesting.