as anyone ordered any elecraft products recently? How long did the delivery take?
Because I ordered a KX2, a paddle and a mic for the 2021 Christmas sale. The KX2 was delivered in May and the paddles arrived in August, but the remaining microphones have not yet arrived. In addition, one screw that holds the KX2 board is also missing.
It would be a shame to forget to place an order, so I have repeatedly asked for the delivery date of the microphone and the delivery of the screw from the help page on the homepage, but recently there has been no reply, and it seems that the customer has finally regarded me as a complainer.
However, since the payment has already been made, there should have been some kind of notification, but as I said earlier, even if I try to contact you, it is ignored and I am in trouble.
Is it taking more than a year to deliver elecraft products, especially microphones? Please let me know if you have ordered.strong text
I believe that the supply of microphones was also affected by manufacturing concerns. Although not a reply about how long your ordered microphone will take, the link I have supplied will take you ti a page showing you how to convert a full size and a smaller microphone for use with the radio. They may be of use in the meantime.
I ordered a KX2 back in September. Frankly forgot all about it as I fully understand overseas supply and labor issues. Received an email from Elecraft a few weeks ago. KX2 arrived late last week. About 13 weeks if I use my fingers and toes to count.
Letting go of the KX2.
My activation is HF as well as V/U.
So being integrated is very convenient.
And since KX2 uses BYP, ATU is the last stronghold.
60m is not activated because the wavelength is too long.
As you pointed out, the IC705 is heavier than the KX2, but I think it’s visually and functionally superior. It’s a good receiver, not just digital.
Yaesu FT818 will be discontinued, so it will be a replacement.
My AME (Aviation Medical Examiner) has a “dit-dah” clock in his exam room I asked him about it when i became a ham <3 years ago. He was a ham-no longer active but wanted to be. I see him every 6 months and last time I came in I showed him my SOT A rigs SW3B and MTR4Bv2
Yesterday I did my exam and he shows me a new in box KX2 with all the bells and whistles. He’s so busy he hasn’t used it yet! I told him I’ll take it off your hands, he replied…. not a chance!
Thank you very much for your valuable talk.
I am not denying the KX2 by any means.
On the contrary, I found it to be a wonderful radio after using it.
However, no matter how good the radio is, if you go through a bad experience and get it, can you pour your love into it?
My current state of mind is “no”.
I am very attached to the Yaesu FT817 and cherish it. I’ve never had a chipped or broken screw holding the board in place. I think the FT817 is a treasure of Japanese products. I can’t imagine letting go in the future.
That’s what I mean.