Elecraft K3 Build Assembly Day 6
And so it starts – Elecraft K3 World Famous Build – I really expected the radio to not take it’s form so quickly for some reason my expectation was that it would take much longer for it to actually look like a radio.
I was really humbled my the pour out from people that I got on my refection’s email regarding the type of feedback I was getting from others on this build. I really do love this Ham Radio community it has been part of my life for a long time and will continue to be with all the great feedback I have gotten.
So mounting boards, 2D Connectors properly (which is something I recommend you get right the first time) and then pulling together the head shield and sides was the big part of this section. I had to slow down because I had the Auto Antenna Tunner and I wanted to make sure I read about getting this part right for a few reasons. The first being it’s a little off topic from the main book and the second was I heard the antenna tuner is so good I could tune a paperclip with it so I knew I wanted it to work right the first time ☺
When the sides come together it’s really a blast – I mean that because you know there is a long way to go but you now see the form of the radio, the back is filling in with SO259’s and other connectors… you are seeing what could be and that is a great feeling. I can’t wait to get this radio together now and it gave me an extra boost of energy to continue working. These are small parts at times and frustrating could set in if you drop and keep dropping small washers. Your eyes could get tired over a little time and of course other priorities in life come up ☺
This was my stopping point for today just as it seemed like a natural break for me personally… I hope you enjoy the video.