This has not been a good day from a radio point of view as I received yet more condescension and personal attacks for daring to suggest on the Elecraft Reflector that the K3 could do with some improvement in certain areas. In fact I have decided that enough is enough. This is supposed to be a hobby and I don't need this kind of aggravation. As soon as I have determined what is a fair price I'm putting the K3 up for sale and then, as they say, "I'm outta there!"
But there has been one bright spot. I won something on eBay! Specifically, I won a lot of 10 Aladdin coil formers. These are practically unobtainable now, but they are used in many older QRP projects including some of the ones on Roger G3XBM's website. So now I will have no excuse for not trying to build some of them!