K3 Frowny Face

After only a few days, my new K3/100 pooped out. I got a HI SIG message even though there aren’t any other signal sources in my shack. I e-mailed Elecraft and got a nice message back describing some diagnostic steps I could take. However, the even if I completed the steps I was going to have to send the rig in for repair anyway. Off it went at more than $50 worth of packing and shipping costs.

This is embarrassing; I was extremely careful during the build, taking more than 9 hours over 3 days. Even if the problem is not build related, I end up feeling responsible for the rig failing because I was the last one to touch it. Of course it isn’t my fault; I carefully followed all of the instructions. Disappointing.

2 responses to “K3 Frowny Face”

  1. Mike

    Good morning Don, Sorry to hear about the K3 do post what ended up being the problem when the radio makes it way back home. I am a proud Elecraft owner of a K3/100, K2 and a KX1. So far they all have been trouble free.

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