K1 Kick-Off

I can admit now that I simply couldn’t resist anymore. A week ago I ordered a K1 directly from Elecraft and today I could pick it up at our local post office. I tried to order the minimal package consisting of the K1, the LCD backlight modkit and the noise blanker module.

I spent most of the evening doing an inventory. After a while I stopped checking the resistors because even if some of them should be missing I have plenty to replace with. I found only one missing part namely the FT37-61 toroid core from the noise blanker kit. Right now I am considering whether I should bother Elecraft with it or just order a new noise blanker package via QRP Project.

I am looking forward to tomorrow evening when I will start assembling the K1.


Author: Alexandru Csete

Embedded software engineer in the satcom industry during the day. Radio amateur and SDR hacker during the night.