My memory is good just short!

DSP board version
When I installed my new synthesizer board in my Elecraft K3 I also wanted to take some pictures of the other boards that are in my radio. The reason for this is the K3 has many optional boards that can be added as the operator gets the funds or finds the need to add or upgrade a board. For this reason your rig can have a board with certain versions that go along with it. I have read on the Elecraft site for example a DSP board that is version "C" and above does not need a certain upgrade but the
Filters that are in the K3
boards below that can be improved  with an upgrade. So this begs the question what board do I have??? I really don't want to tear down the K3 just to see the DSP board version. Another example for me is what darn filters did I instal in the K3?? I won't go on and I think you get the idea as to why I took pictures once the K3 was apart. Now having said all this I have on problem that I would like the input from my Elecraft readers. When purchased my K3 I ordered it with  lots of options but since then I have lost the paper work detailing the options I ordered. Most if not all are very easy to see once you open up the rig.... but not the TCXO oscillator. I am not sure if I ordered the upgraded 1 PPM high stability or the stock unit? Below are 2 picture of what's in the rig now your input would be great!
The mystery TCXO

Mike Weir, VE9KK, is a regular contributor to and writes from New Brunswick, Canada. Contact him at [email protected].

7 Responses to “My memory is good just short!”

  • Roger G3XBM:

    Ask Elecraft? They probably have your order on file.

  • Mike VE3WDM:

    Good afternoon Roger, I did call some time ago and was told they would get back to me and they never did.I will try emailing this time and see what happens.

  • Bob Murrow K8KWG:

    Email David Schoaf at [email protected], he has been very responsive for me. They are swamped with orders from Dayton for the K3s which is jamming things up.

  • Ernest AA1IK:

    Good thinking Mike, Its always better to have this information on hand and not have to depend on others for it. Taking some pix like this is a very good idea.


    de AA1IK

    Ernest Gregoire

  • Mike VE3WDM:

    Good evening Bob, I did just that and I got a response back in not time and it turns out I do have the upgraded unit in the K3!

  • Mike VE3WDM:

    Hell Ernest great to hear from you and yes at my age getting pic’s of the add on’s is the best way to remember what’s in the K3!

  • Mike ve3wdm:

    Sorry Ernest I did not proof the response……..not “Hell Ernest” but Hello Ernest….sorry about that.
    73 Mike

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