|Protect Your Investment||Elecraft will install your existing options that can be moved into a K3S/100-F.|
|Ensure your K3S/100-F is fully configured and factory-tested.||All your existing options will be updated and installed to current revisions.|
|Add more options to the K3S/100-F for the same flat fee.||Take advantage of the flat fee to install options in your K3S/100-F now.|
|What You Do||What Elecraft Will Do||What You Get Back From Elecraft||How Long Will It Take?|
|Order your K3S/100-F online with any additional options that are not in your K3 and Order the K3 Migration Service||We will process your K3S order and issue the Return Authorization for your K3 via email||1. An order acknowledgment and sales order number.
2. A separate email from Elecraft with the RSA (Return Authorization) for your K3.
|Expect 24 to 48 hours to receive your RSA shipping instructions via email.|
|Ship your K3 to Elecraft.||
Upon receipt, we will check that the K3 is operating properly.
(**see exclusions below)
|An acknowledgment email that your K3 has arrived.||You'll receive your K3S/100-F 7 to 10 business days after we receive your K3.|
|1. The K3S/100-F will be populated with all applicable options from your K3.
2. We will also apply all modifications to the options while we move them.
|1. Your new K3S/100-F configured and fully prepared to operate right out of the box.
2. Your K3S/100-F fully updated with a Factory Certificate confirming it meets all Elecraft K3 specifications.
|Your K3 may take up to 15 business days to be returned.|
**Exclusions and Added Factory Services
We want you to be delighted with both the K3S and K3 when you receive them back. To be sure that both are ready to be used, there may be other added-cost repair or calibration services. If this is the case, we will always contact you prior to any work being done.
|Original K3 Options||Will it work with K3S/100-F?||Comments|
|KAT3||Yes||The KAT3A, however, achieves lower insertion loss and is recommended over the KAT3.|
Note: Extra cost item may be required.
|Yes||When moved to a K3S/100-F, the 2nd KSYN3 must be upgraded to a KSYN3A.
You should also order KSYN3AUPG when the K3S/100-F is ordered.
|KXV3A||Now Included with the K3S/100-F||Elecraft recommends this be left in the K3.|
|P3/P3-SVGA||Yes||For maximum value of the K3S/100-F, order the new interface cable, CBLP3Y when you order the K3S/100-F.|
|KBPF3||Yes||Order KBPF3A if you need access to the new 630 meter band and adjacent VLF frequencies.|
|PR6, PR10 or PR6-10 Series preamps||Included with the K3S/100-F.||The built-in preamp on the K3S now combines 12M, 10M and 6M.
Elecraft recommends the PR series preamps be used standalone with any other amateur radio.
|All KFL3A-XX Filters||Yes||All your filters can be moved to the K3S/100-F|
A: Yes. The K3S supports these K-Line products. All cabling will remain the same as you see in the KAT500 and KPA500 Owner’s Manuals.
A: Any K3S upgrade kits already installed in your K3will be left in the K3 if they are not needed in the K3S. Then the K3 will be configured and tested prior to return shipment with them installed.
A: When we receive your K3 we will assume that it is working properly. We will, however, run it through our factory testing system to confirm this.
We are happy to make sure your K3 is running properly when it is returned. We will not conduct any additional-cost repairs to your K3 until we have contacted you with an estimate.
A: The K3S/100-F has a newly designed frequency synthesizer, which has far improved Phase Noise. It replaced the original KSYN3 found in earlier K3 models.
For the KRX3 to be installed in a K3S/100-F, the 2 synthesizers must be identical. This means that the KRX3 will need to have a new synthesizer, an extra cost item.
You can learn more about the KSYN3A Upgrade with this FAQ.
A: Yes, please be sure to select the KSYN3A Upgrade when you purchase the K3S/100-F. Order below.
A: Generally, we will have found this during initial testing and will have contacted you.
You can be assured, however, that once it is in the K3S/100-F, it will be upgraded and confirmed to be operating to specification.
A: Elecraft’s intent is to be sure that the K3S you receive is optimized for the way you want to operate.
For that reason, if you do not want all the options in your K3 to be installed in your new K3S, please tell us which ones and we will leave them in the K3.
A: We can accommodate specific requests. Please be prepared to clearly outline what you want in both radios and we’ll make it happen.
Contact Customer Service with the options you would like to install. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org and provide them with your RSA #.
A: Yes, we can migrate the KAT3 into the K3S/100-F.
For best performance, however, we recommend the KAT3A with its unique relay bypass for minimal insertion loss.
A: There are K3 options that can by moved from your K3 to a new K3S/100-F. Please note that some K3 options are now integrated into the K3S/100-F.
Please see the list above "Which K3 Options can be moved to a K3S/100-F?" section for details. Please note that some K3 options are now integrated into the K3S/100-F.