|Front coming along|
|Roofing filter edge to be removed|
|Battery holder in backwards|
There was also some confusing whether or not the roofing filter had to be calibrated or not. I was reading on the Elecraft reflector that it was now done at the factory BUT the instructions that came with the filter did say a calibration was needed. So it was back on the phone to Elecraft and I was told that yes in fact the filter is factory calibrated. There is a ribbon cable that connects the two main boards to each other. I had read on the Elecraft reflector that this could be a tricky step. I just took my time and followed the instructions and all went well.
There was one last problem I encountered that in the end turned out to be a problem on my end and not the rig itself. When doing the ---------------- calibration the rig would not finish the calibration procedure. After contacting Tech support at Elecraft it was determined the power supply I was using was not supplying the proper amount of current for the test. Once hooking up my Astron 25 amp supply (more than enough power) to the radio the test ran without any troubles. The rig is ready to go, time to use it and blog about it!!!
|Tricky ATU connection|