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Using an ICOM AT500 Tuner for Automatic Band Switching With an Elecraft K3s Transceiver

Since 1991, my main HF transceiver has been an ICOM IC-751A. It has performed very well over the years. However, since the Elecraft K3 arrived several years ago, I kept eyeing it as an eventual replacement for the IC-751A, mainly due to the K3’s exceptional receiver performance; the “s” update made it even more attractive. The day finally arrived when I had the opportunity to acquire a “gently used” K3s from a trusted friend. (For simplicity’s sake, I’ll be referring to the K3s as just a K3 in the rest of this

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