Building Your Own Gear is Half
K3S (Factory assembled or kit),
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
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.
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 K1, our Two 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
Comprehensive Assembly and
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
Easy to Build, Understand and
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)
Sunday 08:00Z (09:00
BST) 3658 +/- QRM
Great Products from other Manufacturers
Elecraft custom QSL cards from Photoqsls
GEMS Products SIDE KX: Get a handle on your KX3!
Pignology - PigRemote
(Remote control of K3 and KX3)
(Wifi Interface for K3, KX3 COM Port)
Ham Central Terminal for the KX3 from QRP Works.
HamPod: Accessibility for Amateur Radio
KE7X Book: The Elecraft K3, Design, Configuration and Operation
Engraved Bezels & serial # plates for K1, K2, K3, P3, KPA500 &
KX3 from Ken, WB2ART
Rework Eliminator™ K2 Accessories and 700 Hz K3 Filters from unpcbs.com
Dust Covers and carry cases for your K1, K2, K3, KX3 and P3 by Rose Kopp
Pictures of covers and carry cases by Rose Kopp
Plexiglas Cases for the HexKey, W1, XG2, AF1 and more from W8FGU
K3, P3, KX3, KX1 and K2 Accessories &
Mini Op. Manuals from Nifty! Ham Accessories
Mini-Paddle from Palm Radio
Paddlette portable iambic paddles