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June 17, 2013

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Now accepting orders for the Elecraft KXPA100 100 W Amplifier

We have received FCC certification (and also completed CE for Europe) and are putting on the finishing touches and performing our field test on the KXPA100.

KXPA100 Product Page
Order Page

Shipping Status

You will find a direct link for ordering the KXPA100 below, at the bottom of this email. (This order form is not yet visible on our regular web page.)

KXPA100 features include:

  • 100 W output on 160-6 m with 5 W input typical
  • 13.8 VDC powered; 20 A typical current drain  (11 V with lower output. 15 V max)
  • 7 lbs with KXAT100 installed.  10 x 5.125 x 4.25"
  • Compact unit ideal for both desktop and mobile use
  • Solid-state diode T/R switching — fast, silent T/R and QSK
  • Large convection-cooled heat sink for reliable and quiet operation
  • Modern design with rugged MOSFET output stage
  • Internal wide-range automatic antenna tuner (KXAT100 ATU option)
  • Second antenna jack provided with KXAT100 ATU option; controlled by KX3's ANT switch
  • Fast, bright LED bar graphs for power and status; KXAT100 ATU option adds SWR bar graph
  • Seamless integration with the Elecraft KX3 transceiver
  • Works well with any low-power transceiver, requiring only RF and PA KEY inputs
  • RF-based frequency counter automatically switches bands with any rig
  • Optional band-data input support the K3/10, KX3, Yaesu FT-817, Icom IC-703, and other rigs
  • Dual APP power connectors for additional friction-fit if needed (mobile); optional daisy-chaining of 13.8 V to power rig
  • Optional KXPACBL adapter connects KX3 to the KXPA100 with a single cable for keying, band data, and control
  • KXPA100's PC port allows use of remote-control and logging applications with the KX3 without software configuration changes
  • KXAT100 internal ATU option matches 10:1 SWR (5:1 typical on 160 m and 6 m); uses Elecraft's fast matching algorithm
  • KXAT100 ATU settings saved per band, per band segment, and per antenna for instant recall

We look forward to receiving your KXPA100 order and we hope it will accompany you on many adventures to come!

Wayne, N6KR
Eric, WA6HHQ

(Please use this web order form so that our phone sales team will not be overloaded.)
Orders will be processed in the order received.

For additional questions, you can also reach us at sales@elecraft.com .

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

Coming 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 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


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 full-size LCD
   * 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 logging/contesting software

Available options include:

   * KXPD3 precision attached keyer paddle
   * KXFL3 dual-bandwidth roofing filter module for SSB/CW/Data modes
   * 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 USB cable)

In addition, a custom-designed KX3 dust cover is available (please contact ElecraftCovers@gmail.com ).

Delivery of both the basic KX3 and options subject to availability. As always, we invite suggestions for new features, improvements and accessories.

For more information ontheKX3, including pictures, specifications and videos, see our KX3 Page

We hope the KX3 will accompany you on many adventures to come!

Wayne, N6KR
Eric, WA6HHQ

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