|NB rework board top view|
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The Rework Eliminator for the K2
The Rework Eliminator kit from Unpcbs to me is not an option if you plan on building a K2 it's a must have. If you are not familiar with the Rework Eliminator here is what this product can do for you. This kit allows the K2 to be setup and ready for any add on you want to put in the K2. Let me clear the waters a bit......if you build a bare bones K2 with no options but later you want to add some options, it my require you to remove some components from the K2 in order to add the option.
With the Unpcbs kit there is no de-soldering on the
K2. In a nut shell you unplug the unpcb board and plug in the K2 option.
There is another great advantage to this, if you think you have a
defective DSP filter (or any other option) board you simply unplug the
DSP filter and plug in the unpcb board and see if the problem is fixed. If you are thinking about an Elecraft K2 Kit this add-on is well
worth the money!!! I just have to jump on the soap box for a short time again.....On the top (pic to the right) of the noise blanker rework board you see some
resistors. These resistor (or other components) would normally be on the
K2 board and have to be de-soldered to instal the NB board option from
Elecraft. With the rework board you unplug the rework board and plug in
the NB board. If there ever is a problem with the noise blanker (or any
other option the rework kit looks after) you unplug it and plug in the
rework board. You K2 will now work but without the NB option. Without
the rework board you would have to re-solder in the components you
removed for the rig to function properly. There is also a SSB unit that Unpcbs sells they call it the internal mic adapter. and it is what is says......this unit when installed in the K2 by just removing the K2's side panel and moving some jumpers around on the Mic adapter you have available to use up to at least 66 mic's! I am going to be adding a page dedicated to the Rework Eliminator with more pictures and information about the product.