Funny thing, I also found the change on the LNR web page this week!
I’m happy with my MTR-3b with the single digit, but I investigated in the KD1JV Q&A group (email@example.com | Topics) and found this thread and dialog with answers for you:
the picture of the mountain topper shows a very clear display, unlike mine. Is this the MTR-5B or the new Slop Bucket?
73, Yvon NU6I
Steven Weber Feb 8
It’s a new version of the MTR-3B I’m working on which replaces the single digit LED display with the LCD display used in the MTR-5B (LNR version). LNR will eventually be selling this version and will likely replace the MTR-4B and 5B.
Glenn S Oct 9
Is it possible to retrofit the display to the original MTR-3B?
Cheers, Glenn VK3YY
Steven Weber Oct 9
In a word – NO.
Well,seems Steve had a clear idea about that, I’m afraid …
Take care and look forward to hear you soon from any summit Stephan,
VY 73 de Ignacio
thank you very much for your reply. That clarifies things.
A replacement kit for the “old-model” would have been nice, but I think with the price of the MTR-3B radio it would not really tear a huge hole in ones purse if the complete radio will be upgraded.
Now I’m just asking myself whether I should order immediately the new model, with the benefit to have a spare radio just in case that my old radio conks out. Or to wait and buy the new model not until my older one dies.
Ignacio, it’s always a pleasure to hear you on the air.