Elecraft K4 delivery

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  1. K1OIK

    K1OIK Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    From Elecraft:

    To all who have ordered a K4:

    Our engineering and production teams have been hard at work these last months getting the K4 finished and ready for production. While engineering always takes longer than expected, we have also encountered longer than expected lead times on several key components. Needless to say, our manufacturing team is working hard with our suppliers to pull in the schedule for these long lead time parts. We've been successful getting a number of these lead times down and we are continuing to push hard on the remaining few items.

    At this point, our current target for first production K4 shipments is April-May. We are working hard to get this pulled in and we'll post regular updates as we progress.

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    Am I wrong but isn't the sentence in bold illogical?
     
  2. WZ7U

    WZ7U Ham Member QRZ Page

    Seems logical to me. First run expected to ship April or May. What are you reading into this?
     
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  3. K1OIK

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    sentence not fragment.
     
  4. KJ4VTH

    KJ4VTH Ham Member QRZ Page

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  5. WZ7U

    WZ7U Ham Member QRZ Page

    See, now you're grasping straws. How is that first italicized stuff an illogical statement?
     
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  6. AG6QR

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    If they said, "We expect it to take longer than expected", then that would be logically suspect.

    But that's not what they said. At least, not exactly.

    I work in software development. I understood what they meant.
     
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  7. K1LKP

    K1LKP Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    HI BURT,

    AFTER READING THE FOLLOWING, I CAN UNDERSTAND WHY YOU ARE NOT A HAPPY CAMPER:

    K4 PRE-ORDER.jpg

    BURT, LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE,

    AT LEAST THEY DID NOT START OFF THAT DELAY NOTIFICATION WITH " ONCE UPON A TIME"

    OR

    END IT WITH AND "THEY ALL LIVED HAPPILY EVER AFTER"

    BURT, HANG IN THERE AND DON'T LET THE SOB'S GET YOU DOWN.

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  8. VK4HAT

    VK4HAT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Haters gotta find something to hate. That is what this thread is. Cant fault Elecrafts communication so pick on their grammar.
     
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  9. W4PG

    W4PG Super Moderator Lifetime Member 279 Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    I've been patiently waiting to see how this rig stacks up. I'm thinking of buying one but want to see what the reports are first. I will wait a bit longer it seems. No problem.

    ................Bob
     
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  10. K1VSK

    K1VSK Ham Member QRZ Page

    It “takes all kinds”. We have more than our share of them here
     
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