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From: "John Harden, D.M.D." <jhdmd@bellsouth.net>
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Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2009 14:50:42 -0400
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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 
different opinions.

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.


John, W4NU
K4JAG (1959 to 1998)

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