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May 14, 2015
We are lookng forward to fun times at the Dayton Hamvention this
April 12, 2012 ;
KX3 Ad From QST (4.8 MB)
April 4, 2012
KX3 Customer first impressions from K2UM
March 29, 2012
First Production KX3 Ships!
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 picture.
Please 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.
We 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.
We 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!
Wayne, Eric and the whole Elecraft team.
March 28, 2012
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 1.5" high.
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
New Interview from the Orlando Hamcation hamfest by HamRadioNow TV. Covers the KX3, K3 Remote, K3/0, K-Line, P3-SVGA and Elecraft history.
March 9, 2012
P3 SVGA video adapters for the P3 are now shipping. It will take us several weeks to ship all of the backlog.
Dec 28, 2011
Now accepting orders for the Elecraft KX3 Transceiver