Very interesting to hear all of the input on the K-3, Orion, etc.
Everyone has their agenda on this subject. I certain respect all of the
I have been licensed for 50 years as of July and have had untold numbers
of rigs over this interval. At one time I was a Collins man and still
have a KWM-2A that is immaculate in every respect. My main rig is an
Orion I and it does everything that I need though it does have quite a
learning curve. I can hear anything on the KWM-2A I can hear on the
Orion. Being primarily a DXer I find the Orion best for me. The K3 is
too small and I like rigs with analog meters.
I did build the K-1 and it is an excellent transceiver. I told Elecraft
that I was very impressed with it.
I might add that the KMW-2A circuits were tweaked by test selecting
components using a spectrum analyzer. Though it is old technology with
no bells and whistles it is the HOTTEST receiver I have in the shack.
New is not necessarily best in all areas.
Many do prefer the K3 or the Flex radio.
K4JAG (1959 to 1998)
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