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Elecraft KX3 Pictures and Spec Sheet - From Dayton Hamvention 2011

Discussion in 'Ham Equipment' started by Moleculo, May 20, 2011.

  1. Moleculo

    Moleculo Administrator Staff Member

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    Here are a few pictures of the new Elecraft KX3 ultra portable 160-6m transceiver courtesy of Jeff Davis KE9V from Dayton.

    Also, here is a more detailed description of the major features of this rig:

    http://www.worldwidedx.com/hf-bands...w-kx3-mobile-portable-high-frequency-rig.html

    Enjoy!

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    Note the built in paddle on the bottom of the radio and the telescoping whip antenna on the table beneath the rig:
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    You can get a feel for the overall dimensions of the rig based on the partial hand shot on the paddle:
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    100 watt brick amplifier drawing:
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    Spec sheets are a little difficult to read, but most of the information can be made out:
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  2. Happy_Hamer

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    Looks like a 706 almost
     
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  3. AudioShockwav

    AudioShockwav Extraterrestrial Admin Staff Member

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    Outboard Amp has is own ( optional ) ATU, Nice!!
    And love the handle!! Field day, portable, mobile......

    73
    Jeff
     
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  4. N0NB

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    There is a video about 10 minutes in length accessible from QRP ARCI (actually on YouTube). As for the fixed display (mentioned in the other thread) the entire unit has retractable legs so it will sit at an angle on a picnic table and such. Wayne demonstrates the legs. Also a mobile bracket is in the works that will mate to various RAM Mount accessories.
     
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  5. Happy_Hamer

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    I will be selling my SG-2020 for one as soon as they come out.!!!!!
     
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  7. Happy_Hamer

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    HAHAHAHA, what version of the 2020? ADSPĀ² ? How much you asking?
     
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  8. Happy_Hamer

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    I wonder if it has a USB port? In the video it talks about PSK with or without a computer. Does that mean it can only decode or can you attach a keyboard?
     
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  9. NorthStar

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    Looks Awesome !
     
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  10. Radio1

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    KX3 Questions

    After looking over all the prerelease material and pictures,I am very impressed but I still have two questions that maybe someone who went to Dayton can answer. Does the receiver have general coverage in addition to HF ham bands? Will will be a solder kit, no solder kit, or sold assembled? 73 Mike KF6KXG
     
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  11. Happy_Hamer

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    Good question, I would want Continuous RX: 500kHz to 60MHz

     
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  12. Happy_Hamer

    Happy_Hamer Administrator Staff Member

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    Well Close enough I guess

    And REALLY?!?!?!?
    RS232 Port????? !!! New radio deserves new technology! Can you even buy a new computer with an RS232? Sure you can buy an adapter, but why?

    Elecraft KX3 Transceiver - Preliminary Information
     
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  13. 928bolo

    928bolo W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    Sold assembled.
     
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  14. Moleculo

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    It will come both assembled and as a kit.
     
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  15. Happy_Hamer

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    I sent an email to Elecraft not expecting a reply, I was wrong,

    That works for me, one less thing to buy :D
     
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