It still falls way behind the K3 even the base model K3/100 bare bones in all of the fields. It was supposed the have the same receiver as the FTDX-5000 it did not, not even close and lacked about 80% of the features that made the 5000 a great radio. I had a 5000 for 2 years till I bought a bare bones K3/100 and compaired the 2 for 4 months at the end I sold the 5000 and ordered another K3 loaded.
I did borrow a 3000 from a friend for a week and swapped out one of my K3's in the SO2R setup I can tell you that it really should be called an upgraded FT-950 with more menu's. The most noticeable showed in close in IMD and in weak signal work with the K3 superior filtering. Have a look at the Sherwood test reports they give you some ammo to check and look at the overall numbers not just the receive that why I changed.
Another thing for more radio you pay $500 less for a base K3/100 almost enough to add a sub receiver. As with the K3 you can any options yourself at any time you wish what and when not what someone else thinks you need. With Elecraft you get the #1 rated support/service in the industry and the #1 yahoo group where you can ask the owners/designers/engineers/software/firmware people whatever you wish they are there for "YOU".
73 de Fred N0AZZ
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