Elecraft P3 pan adapter

I have been debating this one for a long long time and that is do I or don't I want (want not NEED) the Elecraft P3 pan adapter. There were two factors that drew me away from this unit, the price and the size of the screen.
Well I have sold some unused "stuff" here at VE3WDM so the funds are there. I contacted Lisa at Elecraft and I was told that in a few months there is a board coming out to put the P3 video up onto your monitor along with other goodies that it can do as well. For example decode on the monitor CW, RTTY and PSK31 to name a few. So
 on Friday I called Elecraft and sealed the deal. I hope it comes in time for Christmas and in keeping with tradition I ordered the kit version!!
Mike Weir, VE9KK, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from New Brunswick, Canada. Contact him at [email protected].

8 Responses to “Elecraft P3 pan adapter”

  • Omer Fournier AD7DY:

    Kits are always more fun! Great for Christmas. I hope you have a great one!

    Omer, AD7DY

  • Mike VE3WDM:

    Thanks for stopping by Omar, yes building a kit gives me a nice time of relaxation. I find while I am building on kit my mind is off wondering what the next kit is going to be.
    Have a nice Holiday

  • Jeff N1KDO:

    the P3 is the cat’s pajamas. really. You’ll wonder how you ever got along without it.


  • Mike VE3WDM:

    Good morning Jeff, yes until I did further reading about the P3 I thought it was just an over priced pan adapter. There is a lot this piece of equipment can do. Also with the soon up coming add on to have the display on ur monitor make the P3 all the more attractive.
    Thanks for stopping by Jeff.

  • Richard Line KC8HMJ:

    Any panadapter is great ! The P3 doesn’t need a pc which makes it just
    that much better for field day and the shack or a P3 mobile even.
    That’s at least part of the pricey part.
    Field day or anytime is nice, just click and you’re there.
    The April 2011 QST was more helpful to me than the Elecraft instructions.


  • Mike Ve3wdm:

    Good morning Rich, I will have to look up the QST writeup. Thanks for stopping by the blog and taking the time to comment.

  • ady m0xyz:

    american engienering is the king,k3 with the great p3 rocks kind regards.

  • Mike VE3WDM:

    Good afternoon Ady, yes the K3 is great and along with the P3 the combo is fantastic.

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