KX3 Transceiver (Preliminary)
Note: This is advance information. Specifications and option/accessory availability are subject to change without notice.
KX3 Ordering and Shipping dates will be Fall-Winter 2011
• 160-6 meters, SSB/CW/DATA/AM/FM modes
• 0 W PEP (100 W with KXPA100 amp)
• Only 1.5 pounds (0.7 kg)
• Current drain as low as 150 mA
I have been following the story about this rig ever since I found out about it. I am very excited about it, especially since the QRP community lost a source of rigs from Icom
The Icom 703 is no longer made. I have two of them. One has a SSB filter and the other a CW filter. If one breaks I’ll still have a back up. Although the 703’s are fine rigs and I have used them for years without the need for repair, Its nice to see a new rig coming to the QRP market.
I am eager to get my hands on this new Elecraft KX3. I have a Kx1 that I like very much but this new one has a lot of promise.
You can put your name on a waiting list at Elecraft at the web site listing above. I hate to wait when I have money for a new rig burning a hole in my pocket. As luck would have it, by the time my number comes up here. I’ll have spent it on something else.
Even worse, there is no price on this radio yet. We can only guess what it might be!
I am very satisfied with the KX1 and I look forward to the same quality from Elecraft on this new KX3 radio.
How many readers of Amateur Radio.com are seriously interested in buying one of these babies! I think it would be fun to know how much interest this new offering from Elecraft has generated.
In your reply, tell us about how you plan to use this rig. Also include how many and what kind of QRP rigs you use and which modes you operate these rigs in. Is this the rig you have been waiting for?
I’m always interested in what other QRP’ers are doing and what they are thinking and planning. I’ll bet others would like to hear from you too.
Its been a long time since the FT 817 was introduced and likewise the Icom IC 703 in its various iterations.