The first KX3 shipped today at 16:27 PDT. The picture above shows Lisa as
she rushed out our front door to catch the postal service truck as it was
driving by. We had missed today's postal pickup at our shipping dock, but
someone noticed the truck down the street and we caught it before it got away..
Fortunately one of us (Eric) was able to rush out ahead of her to take this
be patient as we ramp up production. For the next week we will be shipping small
quantities as we begin manufacturing. We will then ramp up production over the
next three weeks to our final production rate. Please resist the urge call or
email us right now for your order shipping status, as that will overload our
staff and slow KX3 shipments. (The phones are already pretty busy with new
orders..) We will notify everyone just prior to their shipment to confirm everything.
will also update the shipping status page regularly with the current order day
that we are shipping. (Check your original order confirmation for the date.)
December 27th was the first day we took KX3 orders and we received many hundreds
that day, so we'll be working our way through those first day orders for the
next several weeks.
appreciate your patience as we have worked to get the KX3 ready to go out the
door. Its a fantastic rig and we're looking forward to hearing your reports as
you put it into action!
Eric and the whole Elecraft team.
March 28, 2012
Soon! KAT500 High Power Autotuner
The KAT500 is a
new high power autotuner that can be used with both the K3/KPA500 and all other HF
amplifiers and transceivers. The KAT500 uses the same topology and high
performance tuning algorithms as the popular 100W autotuner in the K3. Typical matching range at 500-600W
is up to 10:1 on most bands. (slightly less on 160m and 6M). This also equates
to a range of 3:1 for higher power levels, up to 1200-1500 W.
The KAT500 has a front panel SWR display and three Switchable antenna
outputs. It is the same width and depth as the K3 and the KPA500, and it is just
We have the tuner
the lab now for final testing and firmware optimization. We hope to have it
ready to sell by the Dayton Hamvention in May, or earlier.
March 24, 2012
Interview from the Orlando Hamcation hamfest by HamRadioNow TV. Covers the KX3, K3 Remote, K3/0, K-Line, P3-SVGA and Elecraft
SVGA video adapters for the P3 are now shipping. It will take us several
weeks to ship all of the backlog.
Dec 28, 2011
accepting orders for the Elecraft KX3 Transceiver
Thank you for your interest in the new Elecraft KX3. We've been
putting the finishing touches on the KX3 and its options, and we're
now taking orders for delivery planned to start in late February.
You can now order the Kx3 via our Elecraft
Secure Order Form. Some of the options can be
ordered now, while others (including the internal 2-m module and 100-W
external amplifier/ATU), will be available later, after the KX3 ships.
The basic KX3 includes:
* 10 watts output typical (13.8V) on 160-6 meters. (Up to
5W using internal batteries)
* All modes (SSB, CW, Data, FM, AM)
* Many features from the Elecraft K3, including the same
* Advanced DSP features, including PSK31 and RTTY text
display, noise reduction, auto-notch
* Built-in 8-AA-cell battery holder
* USB serial cable for firmware upgrades and for use with
Available options include:
* KXPD3 precision attached keyer paddle
* KXFL3 dual-bandwidth roofing filter module for
* KXAT3 internal wide-range automatic antenna tuner
* KXBC3 internal NiMH battery charger
* MH3 hand mic with UP/DN VFO controls
* RS232 control cable (optional replacement for supplied