Elecraft K4 shipping?

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by W2PLK, Jan 29, 2021.

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  1. W2PLK

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    Has anyone heard if they're shipping yet?
     
  2. W4LJ

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    Never mind.......
     
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2021
  3. K1VSK

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    Yes, I have heard “if”?
     
  4. W7HV

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    Not really. There're a few out there but not shipping in any number and there's a long paid up waiting list.
     
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  5. AB2YC

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    I've pretty much decided to Not upgrade to a K4

    By the time they finally get it to market and out the door
    I may as well just look at a newer radio from someone else.
     
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  6. K0UO

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    Give up the waiting
    Go get a 101 or a 7610

    At this point the K4 is trying to play catch-up with software upgrades.
    Last year at Hamcation they were trying to make the front screen look like a 7610/ which had already been out a couple of years/now the 101 has been out almost a year.
    Even with all the up front cash deposits $$$$ The Competitors have passed them.
    If they could have got it out 2 years ago/ they would have been good.

    So just go out and buy a radio that you can get right now and that's been tested and proven.
    I wanted one two but over 2 years of waiting that is just too long. I've been enjoying using the other brands that are out.
    I hear a lot of guys saying "life is too short to wait for a K4" get on the Air and have some fun.
     
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2021
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  7. W7HV

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    IDK. It's got a heck of a lot of interesting features and capabilities. I'm thinking about it, but am in no rush. I'm enjoying other brands in the meantime.
     
  8. K1VSK

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    I doubt anyone is waiting for a K4 to “get on the air”.
     
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  9. W4NNF

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    That gets my vote, OM.

    Get a 101 or 7610. When/if it becomes easier to obtain a K4, sell the 101 or 7610 and get one. If you think you still need to...which you may not. :)
     
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  10. W7HV

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    It's easy to opine from the side line, (that rhymes!) but I'll reserve judgement until I have one side-by-side with my other rigs.
     

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