Friday, 31 August 2012

Elecraft KX3

I've been patiently waiting for many weeks for the arrival of my KX3.
I decided to treat myself to one of these great QRP rigs and have been patiently waiting in a long list of back orders for mine to arrive.

It's arrived!
I noticed on the on-line tracking page that it had finally arrived at our local depot, so I quickly jumped in the car and drove over to pick it up. I knew that, had a left it, it would be at least another 4 or 5 days before it was delivered.
The first thing I noticed was how small the box was that it arrived in, and on opening, how tiny the actual rig is. I knew it was small, but until you actually handle it you don't realize just how compact it is!

Obviously no time was lost in checking the inventory and getting on with the assembly.

Assembly was very straight forward and within 3 hours it was up and running on the bench and making it's first contacts.
It looks like it's going to be a great rig, I just need to take some time to work out all the features and how to use them! Looking forward to some fun!
Unpacking the parts.

Working on the front panel

The processor board installed

Alongside the ATS4 and MTR

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