Tech Notes

Great KX3 and K3 projects from Andreas, DK6AH

- KX3 complete portable station box
- Switch box for local and remote operation
- K3/0-Mini with wifi
- DK6AH web page

How to get on 500 kHz with your K3

by Dick Hissink,  PA3CW

Other Articles Of Interest:

Electronic Design Magazine Article "Why I Design, by Wayne Burdick" 


SP2 Companion External Speaker for the Elecraft K2

By Dave White, VE6DRW

Using the Elecraft K2 with a 

Microwave Modules MMT144/28 Transverter (pdf)

By Dave Johnson, G4AON

K1 Cheap and Dirty Signal Tracing

By Tom Hammond, N0SS

K2 Cheap and Dirty Signal Tracing

By Tom Hammond, N0SS

These articles present several excellent radio debugging techniques that are applicable to any radio design.

Musings on an Experiment in QRP (pdf, 770KB)

by Bob Locher, W9KNI (Reprinted by permission from CQ Magazine, October 2002)

The DX Prowess of HF Receivers (pdf)

by Tadeusz - SP7HT  (ARRL QEX magazine free download)

QRP Is! 

Confessions of a QRO Op gone QRP pdf (500 kB)

Team Vertical's Reflections on breaking all 6 NA QRP single-band records and 4 of the 6 world QRP single-band records using all K2s in the 2001 CQWW CW contest from Jamaica.


Transverter Application Note pdf

How to interface your K2 or any other rig to a transverter.

by Dave Olean, K1WHS and Jay Rutherford, K1UC

 Also see: Transverter Supplemental Notes  by K1JD (90 kB, pdf)

Miniature Magnetic Loops (pdf, 700k)

By David Posthuma, WD8PUO

Soldering Tutorial (pdf)
What to do, and what NOT to do, to get excellent solder joints. 
By Tom Hammond, N0SS
Modifying the K2 to bring out signals for digital modes.  .pdf 

Update to add Pauli's digital board to K2's with a KAF2 installed. (8/20/02)

By Pauli Nunez, EA3BLQ

Nunez_K2_&_ATU_side view.jpg (64676 bytes)

Pauli's Custom K2 Station

Tech Notes features technical articles submitted by our customers and others.  Topics can be Elecraft related or more general interest. Articles range from radio mods to technical 'how to' write ups. New articles will be posted monthly (or more often) and previous ones will also be archived on this page. We hope this page becomes a clearing house for useful information to the amateur radio community.

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