K3 High Performance 160-2 M 100W Transceiver

(2 M with K144XV 10 W Option)

             KX3 All-Mode Ultra-Portable 160-6 M Transceiver

               KXPA100 100W Amplifier with optional internal ATU  

                  KX3-2M Module FAQ  

 

Elecraft PX3 Panadapter for KX3

 


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Come See Elecraft at the Following Shows

June 27-29 Friedricshafen, Germany Ham Radio
July 18-20 Hartford, CT ARRL Centennial Convention
Aug 16-17 Huntsville, AL Huntsville Hamfest
Aug 30-31 Shelby, NC Shelby Hamfest
Sept 12-14 San Diego, CA ARRL SW Convention
Sept 19-20 Schuamburg, IL W9DXCC Convention
Oct 10-12 Santa Clara, CA Pacificon ARRL Convention

What's New?

K3 Remote, RemoteRig and K3/0 

Real-Time Internet Remote Control with VoiP, 100% Real- Radio Feel and Control. 

It's like the radio is right there!

K3/0-Mini

 

KPA500 Solid State, 500W, Automatic Band-Switching Amplifier

Now shipping from stock!

 

KAT500 High-Power Auto-Tuner & Smart Antenna Switch

 

  

P3 High Performance Panadapter for the K3 and Other Rigs

 

XG3 Programmable Signal Source (1.5-1400 MHz)

 

 

K2 and K2/100 

The Classic HF Transceiver Kits

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KX1 Ultra Portable CW Transceiver Kit

Covers up to 4 Bands!

(80, 40, 30 and 20 M)


Building Your Own Gear is Half the Fun!

The Elecraft K3, KX1, K1, K2 and K2/100 amateur radio kits capture the excitement of building and operating your own full-featured HF radio. Discover the thrill of building and really understanding your own radio equipment. Imagine the feeling you will get from your first QSO when you tell the other operator that you built it yourself!

"I Can't Believe It's a Kit!"

The K2 is a full-featured HF transceiver with the options you have come to expect from radios costing over twice as much. Two VFOs with multiple memories, split TX/RX operation, RIT/XIT, full break-in CW, memory keyer, narrow IF crystal filtering, excellent dynamic range and IF derived AGC are standard on the K2.

K2 Transceiver Kit

QST Magazine "The K2's receiver performance compares very favorably to that of the samples of the high-end radios we've recently examined... The fact that a radio in this price class, and a home-built one at that, can stand proudly in such company is a remarkable accomplishment."  From the March 2000 QST K2 Product Review 

If you are just getting started, or want another challenge after building the K2, try the new K1-4, our Four Band CW, 5W, transceiver. The K1 is microprocessor controlled like the K2 and it includes a built in digital frequency display and CW Memory keyer. Its low receive current (@58 mA) and light weight (1.4 lb.) make it ideal for portable operation. (Also available in two bands as the K1-2.)

See the March 2001 QST review of the K1 (ARRL Member site)

Comprehensive Assembly and User Manuals

Our illustrated step-by-step assembly instructions include modular assembly and check out of each control, receive and transmit stage. Clear instructions combined with an extensive theory of operation section make the K1 and K2 radios you can easily build, understand and even modify. (You can even download our manuals.)

Easy to Build, Understand and Repair

The Elecraft's wireless design methodology eliminates most point-to-point wiring inside the radio. Boards plug directly into each other to form a clean, rugged and open design. All boards are easily accessible for test, alignment and repair. The K1, KX1 and K2 utilize only through-hole user installed components for easy construction.

Comments on the KX1: "Elecraft set out to develop the ultimate, portable back-packing rig, designed to operate on extremely low current while delivering a robust feature set for serious operation. They succeeded.... This is stealth-HF-to-go in its purest form!" 
Rob Capon, W3DX 
  QRP author and backpacker  www.eham.net 

Lab Equipment Not Required

Both the K1, K2 and K3 include built in test firmware and equipment to make alignment and test quick and easy, without requiring a lab full of expensive test equipment. Built in equipment includes a digital voltmeter, ammeter, frequency counter (K2) and RF power meter. Microprocessor based self-alignment firmware speeds the testing of your kit.

Top Quality PC Boards and Components

We use professional grade printed circuit boards and components for all of our kits to make your building experience the best possible and to ensure your ultimate success.

Strong Customer Support 

Our technical support via telephone and the Internet will get your Elecraft kit up and running quickly. On-line manuals, Builder's Resource Web Page, trouble shooting guides and our Elecraft Email List user group (now over 1,500 builders strong) make building our kits a great experience.


How do you say Elecraft?    Ele (as in "Elegant") + Craft.

Building Elecraft these past fourteen years has been a very enjoyable experience. Both of us appreciate your support and suggestions. Your enthusiasm and feedback keeps us energized and working on our new Elecraft products.

73,  Eric (WA6HHQ) and Wayne (N6KR)

Eric and Wayne - click to enlarge



Learn more about Amateur Radio!

These web sites have great information on Ham Radio, License training manuals and where to take your license exam.


Elecraft On-Air Nets

North America CW: 


                        Sunday 2200z (Sunday 3 PM PDT) 14050 kHz (NCS KD5ONS)

                        Monday 0000z (Sunday 5 PM PDT) 7045 kHz (NCS KD5ONS)

North America SSB:


                        Sunday 1800Z (Sunday 11 AM PDT) 14303.5 kHz (NCS NS7P)

Europe SSB:

Sunday 08:00Z (09:00
                        BST) 3658 +/- QRM

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