Friday, June 28, 2013

The K2 was shipped

The K2 ready in it's Pelican case to be shipped
For some time now I have been looking at my Elecraft K2 sitting on my radio desk doing nothing. A conversation has been going on for some time within me to keep the rig...I built it and it's a fantastic radio. Again I had been looking at the radio just sitting on the desk doing nothing. There may be a time when I need a QRO radio...again I had been looking at the radio just sitting on my desk. It then came time for me to realize the K2 has to go to a ham who is going to run it through the paces. Give the rig the exercise it was
All is packed and ready
meant to have. I put the radio up on the market last week and it was sold within 24 hours and as I write this post is on it's way down to Nova Scotia. Thomas had a K2 at one time along with the antenna tuner and 100 watt amp. He sold it and has been wanting one.... so serial number 6613 K2 is on it's way down to him. Sound kinda funny to miss a rig like this but this rig was built with my own hands and I was very very proud of the work and the performance of the radio. In the box is the rig, combo ATU and 100 watt amp, dust cover from Rose, Pelican carry case, A & A engineering charger for the internal K2 battery and a load of internal upgrades in the K2. At the home station there is a hole were once the K2 called home and soon my KX3 will move in. This is begining to sound like a sad soap opera....lets turn things about 360 degrees.......the rig is gone and there are some extra ham bucks to spend. Not sure what is going to be added to the shack.....I do have some ideas.
Where the K2 used to be now a bare spot

4 comments:

  1. Hi Mike and FB selling the K2. A great rig and I'm sure the new owner will be a happy camper.

    I swear by my Pelican cases (have 2).
    73 dick

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    1. Good morning Dick, yes the pelican cases are great and if you travel they are the only way to go. I have at the moment 3 cases and use them all the time. As for the K2 I am in the process of building one right now. I have a blog called K2 build and I outline the build.
      Mike

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  2. Hi Mike, I always say that one can work only with one rig at the time. ;-) So why have 5 or 6 rigs. Sometimes I see shack pictures loaded with rigs. Now I have two: the FT450 for low power transmissions op to at least 40 watts. And my lovely FT817, the best rig I ever had, for QRP + attenuator for 50 mW transmissions. And 2 meter of course. And that's enough for me. The K2 will be in good hands I suppose. 73 Paul

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    1. Good morning Paul, I know have 2 rigs myself one it the K3 and the other is my field rig the KX3. I am in the process of building a k2 and have a blog that goes through the build. This will be a rig that I sell once it's completed.
      Have a great weekend Paul
      Mike

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