Elecraft K2 Part 3

So after a bit of a delay in things we eventually have an oh so nearly completed K2. The building phase was a considerable amount of feeding capacitors into holes and winding toroids but the sense of achievement is pretty good.

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This is the radio prior to the Part III testing and alignment. The rubber collar on the VFO main tuning dial is another Dave Richards suggestion. The absence of a finger dimple on the dial was bugging me and I was going to try and get one 3D printed and stick it on the dial but this does the job very nicely and makes things a bit simpler.

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The transmitter alignment was a bit of a head scratcher in places in that you need either a signal generator to inject a signal at the desired range of frequencies but with a bit of jury rigging the old Yaesu FT-857D on a dummy load was used to generate a CW signal on all the desired frequencies.

With that all sorted, we really were into the final furlong. A few more minutes build time later and we have . . .

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Job done – just in time for Santa to arrive!

 

 

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