Elecraft K2 Revison 2 Firmware instruction dated 28 August 2001 says on
"7. Move the K2 counter cable to BFO test point, TP2(or remove the cable
and store it).
8. Re-install the top cover."
Maybe the experts will be able to give us the company position.
Post by Ron D'Eau Claire
If that's the case, George, please post your results on the reflector.
It's one thing for the Elecraft guys to be concerned with the FCC
rulesto keep themselves from being shut down, but if the probe causes
significant spurs in the output, it's simply not good practice to
leaveit in place at ANY power level.
Most of the ops on this reflector know full well just how far a little
r-f can go.
It's one thing when a simple rig has some inherent spurs - like the
little one-stage QRPp rigs. I don't have an issue with one of
those or a
"boat anchor" that doesn't meet all the current spex. But it's
somethingelse entirely to radiate a spur simply because a test
probe that is not
needed is left plugged in.
Ron (where did I put that screwdriver for the cover screws?) AC7AC
K2 # 1289
Thanks, Tom - I will do a very careful examination of the K2 output
signal with this in mind.
TP2 in on the BFO signal line to the transmit mixer U10. So, I can
appreciate that any lack of integrity in the shielding of the FCTR
probecable could allow other signals from the RF Board to be
picked up and
introduced into the mixer input.
I find nothing in the manual about what to do with the probe after
completing CAL FIL, but perhaps something has been posted on the list.
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