Sunday, December 2, 2007

An Inexpensive Case for the KX1

Always on the lookout for new cases to tote my crap around in, I found this little gem at a local Staples store for around $10.00. It's just big enough to hold my KX1, a set of iPod earphones, the KXPD1 paddle (in the top cover netting), and a DC cord with lighter plug, holding everything snugly with nothing rattling around.

Vaultz lists it on their web site as a Pencil Box. Staples, Office Depot and OfficeMax are listed as dealers but none have it on their web sites, and in fact the only place I found to order online only sells them in lots of 6 for around $50.00.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Elecraft K3: Waiting, waiting...

...and waiting some more. Elecraft began shipping the K3 in mid-November. Serial #117 was shipped on Nov. 27; it was ordered on May 1. I placed my order on May 4 via the Elecraft web site and sent a 50% deposit check the following day, yet as of today (Dec. 1) I have not heard anything from the Elecraft sales dept. regarding my balance due, much less the expected ship date. So I'm checking the email every day hoping to find the magic email from Aptos telling me my radios ready to go.

Meanwhile I have to endure such torture as this:

Oh, the agony...

Update 01/08/08
The nicest thing anyone has said to me all week:

Dear Paul,

Attached is a copy of your K3 invoice for your confirmation. Your order will be shipping within the next 7-10 days.