I’ve been watching this little thing for a few weeks. They showed up on the Kight Radio Store web page and after a few days, when I decided to pull the trigger, they had sold out. Today they are back in stock, and one of them is on its way to me (hopefully). Construction is described as easy assembly which I gather makes it similar to the KX3 kit. Here are the features and specs from Kight Radio:
Transceiver: X1M [v2.01]
Frequency range: 0.1 ~ 30mhz transceiver;
Modes: ssb / cw
Power output: 5 Watts (max);
Operating voltage: minimum 9.6v (dc), max 14.5v (dc);
Operating current: 0.35a (min), 1.2a (max);
Memory 100 channels ;
Automatic internal CW keyer
Keyboard can be locked;
Dimensions: 97 * 40 * 155 (mm)
Receiving sensitivity: better than 0.45uV
Frequency stability: better than 0.5ppm
Frequency accuracy: better than 0.5ppm (boot 5 minutes)
An interesting additional feature says this equipment can be connected to HAM RADIO DELUXE software. The user can choose any ICOM equipment, but the IC-718 is recommended.
The text also states that the version they are shipping to the USA is set up to transmit only on the Amateur bands.
I’ll let you know how it goes.