i agree totally John. i had a 75S3B which i sold years ago. i now wish i
still had it. it was the best receiver i have ever heard overall. i do
love my Orions now however. so am very happy. they hear more than i can
reach without a better antenna.
73 jack ak7o
On Tue, 2009-09-22 at 14:50 -0400, John Harden, D.M.D. wrote:
> 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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