AE5X notes: Beware of counterfeit Elecraft K3S transceivers

Many thanks to SWLing Post friend John (AE5X) who posted the following warning on his blog regarding “Esthetic upgrade kits” to make an Elecraft K3 look like a K3S.

From the AE5X blog:

If you’re in the market for a used K3S you might want to pay extra diligence to what you’re actually buying.

An eBay seller “xtreme830” is selling Esthetic upgrade kits that can be added to a K3 to make it look like a K3S. As always, buyer beware.

K3S serial numbers begin with #10,000.

Thank you for the warning, John! That’s a little crazy, in fact. I would be most concerned about people buying esthetically altered K3 transceivers at hamfests where one often forgets to check serial numbers. Buyer beware!

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