I saw the K3 at Dayton and it looks pretty good to me. I own an Omni VI and
an Orion and plan to keep them, but the K3 looks good and from what I
understand it should have a great receiver. I would not make too many
comments about a rig you have not seen.
73 Art WA8VSJ
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Rippey" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2007 7:34 PM
Subject: [TenTec] Off Topic, sort of
> I'm wondering if others have found the photo of Elecraft's
> forthcoming K-3 to reveal an ugly radio? Is the color really some
> sort of tepid yellow/brown with what appear to be parts bin front
> panel controls?
> It seems to me over the years that Ten-Tec has paid a lot of
> attention to appearance/ergonomics, and both the OMNI VII and the
> Argo V rate very highly in my book. (A TS-870S is not bad, either.)
> Part of enjoying ham radio is having a pleasant experience using the
> rig, and from the looks of it, you may have to get past the looks of
> the K-3 before you can enjoy it.
> John, W3ULS
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