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Video of Elecraft KX3 Prototype SN001 On The Air During SOTA Hike

Discussion in 'Ham Equipment' started by Moleculo, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. Moleculo

    Moleculo Administrator
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    Apr 14, 2002
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    One of my Youtube subscribers sent me a note with this video that was recently uploaded showing Lyle/KK7P from Elecraft with a team of folks operating the prototype Elecraft KX3 at Mt. Little SI in Washington. Mt. Little SI is also a Summits On The Air location numbered W7/KG-134. Watch the video with the KX3 prototype in action! (y)

    Team K7S activates Mt Little SI for Summits on the Air with Elecraft KX3 - YouTube


  2. Mudfoot

    Mudfoot Sr. Member

    Jun 17, 2009
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    I just can't feel the love.

    Nice video, looks like they had a good time.

    I just can't get into this Elecraft for backpacking and field use. It's design is not ergonomic at all and looks like it would be uncomfortable and awkward to hold. If it had a more mil spec design and feel, then it would be a go. I bet if you were to drop this in the field it would not fare well. I would want to look at some different pouches and cases for it, but to me, it just looks like it is missing something and is out of it's element.

    Does it have a separate input for a paddle if you didn't want to use the on board one?
  3. Happy_Hamer

    Happy_Hamer Administrator
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    Mar 22, 2001
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    I agree, "looks" kinda fragile.

    Maybe they should submit the radio to Otterbox for a cover?

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