• Visiting ELECRAFT in California

    This year my lovely wife (Heike, DL3HD) and I (Chris, DL2MDU) had a wonderful vacation in the Wild West
    of the USA.

    On our way from San Diego to San Francisco we had the plan to visit ELECRAFT at Watsonville. Long before
    that idea arose I met Eric, WA6HHQ on the Hamradio (Hamfest at Friedrichshafen, Lake Constance Germany)
    I have asked if it would be possible to visit ELECRAFT at Watsonville and he said “Sure, call us a few days
    before and we can manage that”. That made me very happy.

    We had two nights at Best Western Rose Garden Inn in Watsonville. A good place to relaxe and have a bath
    in the Ocean. The beach was really nice. The Ocean wasn’t

    On the other day we had an appointment with David, KG6IRW at ELECRAFT to see the place of birth of many
    products. David took us on a tour and explained the different stages of adjusting and burning in procedures of
    modules for the K3S, KX3, KX2, KPA500 etc.

    That was so interesting and we were pleased to made this way to ELECRAFT. Thank You very much!



    Posted on by Chris

    Today I started assembling the new K3S Transceiver from ELECRAFT. I used a K3/100 since 2013 on Holidays. In April 2013 I have bought a K3/100 as a kit. Assembling was easy. Performance is outstanding. That was a good reason to buy the new K3S for the shack as a kit again. Since 2009 an Icom 756 PRO III is doing a great Job and therefore I am not in a hurry. It took me 4 hours to pass the Front Panel Assembly Procedure.


  • D44TUK & D44TUQ – Boa Vista Is. (Cape Verde)

    Posted on by Chris

    DL3HD, Heike & DL2MDU, Chris have been on the Island of Boa Vista (Cape Verde) IOTA AF-086.  D44TUQ & D44TUK were operating without  an amplifier and therefore just CW and RTTY has been used. The vacation was wonderful and the condxs were fair to good. We were lucky with our bungalow as well  as to have the ability to setup our inverted-Vee dipole. While Heike was enjoying digital modes, Chris was playing his favorite mode (CW). After 14 days  holiday-style operation we had more than 4600 QSO in our log.  We had fun and could get more experience with pileups and band conditions. Now we have uploaded the logs to LotW and ordered the QSL cards. Click here for a video