― The K2 on the operating table. Looks like it's flat-lined! ∙ If I just want to talk on 18.070 MHz, no problem, the K2 is locked in to that frequency (not sure what the freqs are on the other bands). Further testing indicates that I need to replace U3 (4 bux) and the encoder (92 bux!). Thus is the life of the ham, at least here in the Tropics. I should be able to get the parts in about a month and I hope to hell that they are the fix. I'm a little disconcerted that the problem seems to be [...].