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Ultra-Compact Home/Portable/Mobile Station

The revolutionary Elecraft KX3 puts the world in the palm of your hand! Despite its small size, it covers all amateur bands from 160-6 meters, operates in all modes, and has DSP-based features usually found only on larger radios.

The KX3's unique form-factor allows you to operate from anywhere. Fold out the rear tilt-feet for use on a desktop or picnic table, or add our rugged mobile mount bracket for vehicle use. For extreme portability, you can add the internal wide-range ATU, 8-AA cell battery pack with NiMH charger, and adjustable KXPD3 keyer paddle. With a whip antenna, you can even operate hand-held.

In receive mode, current drain can be as low as 150 mA - about one-half to one-third that of competing all-band portables. Transmit efficiency is also excellent, further improving battery life.

Full-Featured, yet Easy to Use

The KX3 features a large front panel with all controls optimized for convenient use. You won't have to dig through menus to set the power level, adjust the keyer speed, or change filter settings. And the KX3 has the same full-size display as the Elecraft K3, so all operating information is available at a glance.

The KX3's tutorial-style manual explains how and why controls are used, so new hams will be experts in no time. Of course you'll also have Elecraft's legendary customer support, and free firmware upgrades via the internet.

KXPA100 External 100-Watt Amplifier

Our high-performance KXPA100 home/mobile amplifier seamlessly integrates with the KX3 as well as other popular 5- to 10-W transceivers. It has its own internal ATU option (KXAT100) with dual antenna jacks.

   
      KX3 STANDARD FEATURES
  • 160 - 6 meter ham bands; general coverage receive from 1.5 - 32.0 MHz (also covers 0.31 - 1.5 MHz with reduced sensitivity)

  • All modes: SSB, CW, Data (four sub-modes), AM, FM

  • Ultra-compact size: 3.4"H x 7.4"W x 1.7"D; 18 oz. (less options)

  • Rear tilt feet fold up for transport

  • Custom high-contrast LCD with alphanumeric text display

  • Internal 8 - AA battery holder

  • Current drain as low as 150 mA in receive mode

  • High-performance 32-bit floating-point DSP

  • Built-in PSK/TTY decode/encode allows data mode operation without a PC; transmit in data modes using CW keyer paddle

  • Low-noise synthesizer with 1-Hz tuning resolution

  • Firmware updateable via provided application software

      RECEIVER
  • Quadrature down-sampling mixer compatible with PC-based SDR (software defined radio) applications

  • Receiver I/Q outputs for use with PC soundcard

  • Dual roofing filter option for enhanced dynamic range.  (500/1500 Hz analog filters; effective IF b/w of 1000/3000 Hz)

  • Switchable preamp and attenuator 

  • 8-band receive audio equalizer

  • Dual watch over +/- 15 kHz range; uses applicable roofing filter

  • Easy-to-use PassBand Tuning (PBT) for shift/width/hicut/locut; roofing filters automatically track DSP filter settings

  • Automatic and manual notch filtering; adjustable noise reduction and noise blanking; binaural audio effects for enhanced receive

  • Center-tuning indicator for CW and data modes

  • Built-in speaker; stereo jack for headphones/external speakers

      TRANSMITTER
  • Adjustable output, 0.1 to 10 W (8 W 12, 10 & 6 M)

  • (100 W with KXPA100 amp)

  • Rugged, SWR and temperature-protected final amplifier stage

  • Optional MH3 microphone with PTT and UP/DOWN functions

  • Optional attached keyer paddle with spacing adjustment

  • Switchable PA output impedance for efficient 5-W or 10-W use

  • Fast, silent, PIN-diode T-R switching - no relays

  • DSP RF speech processing for excellent 'punch'

  • 8 band equalizer tailors passband to your voice and microphone

      OTHER FEATURES
  • Built in digital voice recorder (DVR) with two message buffers

  • Internal CW keyer with 8-50 WPM range

  • Six CW/DATA message memories

  • 100 general-purpose memories store VFOs, modes, etc.

  • Computer control via supplied USB cable or optional RS-232 cables

  • Full remote-control command set works with most amateur radio software applications (emulates Elecraft K3)

  • One-click firmware upgrades via the web (with free PC software)

  • Tutorial-style manual ideal for new hams

      OPTIONS and ACCESSORIES

KXFL3 Roofing Dual Bandwidth Filter for SSB/CW/DATA

KXAT3 Internal, Wide-Range 20-W Automatic Antenna Tuner

KXBC3 NiMH Charger

     (8 - AA NiMH batteries not supplied with KX3; non-rechargeables can also be used in KX3 internal battery holder)

KX3-2M Internal 2-Meter Module

H3 Hand Microphone with UP/DN Controls

KXPD3 Attached Precision Keyer Paddle

KXPA100 High-Performance 160-6 meter, External 100-W Amplifier

     also usable with most 5 to 10 W transceivers

KXAT100 Wide-Range 100-W ATU with Dual Antenna Jacks

     (attaches to KXPA100 module)

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KX3 2M/4M Module
KX3-2M Module

 


 

KX3 Videos

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Elecraft KX3 Ultra Portable HF Transceiver Kit Build

KX3 Overview & Review

KX3 on the air Mountain-Topping for SOTA

Wayne, N6KR, Describes the KX3 at Dayton '11

KX3 Proto CW demo with B/W Adjustment

Customer KX3 Video From Dayton '11

Interview on KX3 (and K3Remote, K-Line, P3-SVGA) with Eric, WA6HHQ at Orlando 2012 (HamRadioNow TV)

Leo Laporte "The Tech Guy" interview w / Eric and KX3 - Pacificon 2011

KX3 on VP2M-Montserrat Mini-DXpedition - Part 1

KX3 on VP2M-Montserrat Mini-DXpedition - Part 2

Customer first impressions from K2UM

 


KX3 2M Installation Video

 

 

Important Note for Japan Customers:

All KX3s sent to Japan will be set for the JA band transmit limits. This includes blocking 5 MHz / 60m transmit.

JA KX3s can also transmit on the national emergency frequency of 4.630 MHz