KX3 on its way?

I opened my mailbox this morning to discover the email that hundreds if not thousands of hams worldwide have been waiting for – a shipping notification from UPS to say that a 5lb package from Elecraft is on its way!

A 5lb package from Elecraft? What could that be? Ah. it must be the KX3 I didn’t order.

That’s right. Didn’t order. I haven’t ordered a KX3! I’m not saying I’m never going to, but I am not even going to think about it until such time as orders are fulfilled off the shelf. At the moment I believe that the lead time for an Elecraft KX3 ordered today is about 4 months. These days I just don’t plan that far ahead.

I forwarded the email to Elecraft Sales in the hope that they can figure out who this notification should really have gone to and why it came to me. But for a brief moment this morning I thought this was going to be my lucky day!

Julian Moss, G4ILO, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from Cumbria, England. Contact him at [email protected].

10 Responses to “KX3 on its way?”

  • Ernest Gregoire, AA1IK:

    Tell them to send it to me!

    de AA1IK

    Ernest Gregoire

  • harry k7zov:

    Maybe you have a fan at elecraft that wanted to give you a present for all you fine work on this blog. That would be too cool…I know I enjoy following your work. Hope you are feeling better,

    Harry K7ZOV

  • W2LJ:


    I’ve been looking for that same e-mail everyday for months now!

    Guess I’ll still keep looking.

    Larry W2LJ

  • Jeff N1KDO:

    Maybe it is your lucky day, or karmic payback (of a positive kind.)

    What was the story?


  • Tim Ahrens W5FN:

    So that’s where they sent it!

    Just go ahead and forward it to me, and I’ll send you the shipping.

    he he he

    Tim W5FN

  • w8vfm:

    WOW, you get a KX3 and not even on “the list”! I guess I am on “the list”. I ordered mine Dec. 28 at 1717 EST. So, hopefully sometime soon!

    Ned W8VFM

  • Jim W7JDR:

    Oh, well, I’m pretty certain it must be my KX3! At least, that’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it!

  • g4wqz / g8irs john w:

    i think this might be a scam !?

    if you have to pay a charge payment on delivery at the door.

    we have scams over here in england.so beware , dont pay

    in cash or by credit card . get back to Elecraft and quote UPS

    reference number just to be safe.. and who knows you might be a
    lucky winner of a free KX3……….. regards from england 73 john g4wqz

  • Colin GW3WSU:

    What IS a KX3??

    Colin. GW3WSU.

  • Bruce Steel ZL1AAO:

    Perhaps your QRP blog has bought you the oportunity to field test and review. If it arrived in my shack I’d certainly be headn for the hills! :))

Leave a Comment

Subscribe FREE to AmateurRadio.com's
Amateur Radio Newsletter
News, Opinion, Giveaways & More!

Join over 7,000 subscribers!
We never share your e-mail address.

Also available via RSS feed, Twitter, and Facebook.

Subscribe FREE to AmateurRadio.com's
Amateur Radio Newsletter

We never share your e-mail address.

Please support our generous sponsors who make AmateurRadio.com possible:


Hip Ham Shirts

Georgia Copper
Expert Linears


Ni4L Antennas

R&L Electronics

Do you like to write?
Interesting project to share?
Helpful tips and ideas for other hams?

Submit an article and we will review it for publication on AmateurRadio.com!

Have a ham radio product or service?
Consider advertising on our site.

Are you a reporter covering ham radio?
Find ham radio experts for your story.

How to Set Up a Ham Radio Blog
Get started in less than 15 minutes!

  • Matt W1MST, Managing Editor

Sign up for our free
Amateur Radio Newsletter

Enter your e-mail address: