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Elecraft KX2

Fully featured 10w HF 80-10m transceiver





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Fully featured 10w HF 80-10m mobile/portable/base transceiver

Elecraft's new KX2 "stealth" transceiver can go wherever your imagination takes you. Thanks to state-of-the-art construction techniques, it's only 5.8 x 2.8 x 1.5" and weighs just 13 ounces, making it the smallest full-featured HF radio on the planet. Yet it puts out up to 10 watts, covers 9 bands, and shares many features with the KX3. It also works with the KXPA100 amplifier.

To maximize your freedom to roam, you can outfit your KX2 with an internal 2.6 amp-hour Li-ion battery. Current drain is as little as 135 mA, yielding up to 8 hours of typical operation on a single battery charge. There's also an internal automatic antenna tuner module (KXAT2), which can tune a random wire, dipole, or whip on multiple bands.

A rear tilt-foot angles the KX2 for use on any surface, from desktop to park bench to rock. The KX2 also makes a great mobile rig, and can even be used hand-held. It includes a built-in mic for HT-style operation.

 The KX2's powerful 32-bit DSP offers features dual watch, stereo audio, user-programmable filter bandwidths, noise blanking, noise reduction, and auto-notch. RTTY and PSK data modes are built in, no PC needed,as well as a memory keyer and digital voice recorder for transmit.

 Optional Internal accessories (available separately) include: (click to view)

  •  Internal 20W tuner KXAT2
  •  real time clock KXIO2
  •  mini precision iambic keyer paddle KXPD2
  •  lithium ion battery KXBT2
  •  external fast charger KXBC2.

There are two optional padded carrying cases for the KX2, including the CS40 and larger CS60. Both include belt straps and an interior compartment.


Standard Features

  •     80-10 meter ham bands
  •     General coverage receive from 3-32.0MHz
  •     Covers 0.5 to 3 MHz with reduced sensitivity
  •     All modes: SSB, CW, and Data (four sub-modes)
  •     Ultra-compact size: 2.8"H x 5.8"W x 1.5"D; 13 oz (less options)
  •     Low-profile knobs and feet for minimum height
  •     Rear tilt foot provides 3-point mount for rugged terrain
  •     Custom high-contrast LCD with alphanumeric text display
  •     Current drain as low as 135 mA in receive mode
  •     High-performance 32-bit floating-point DSP
  •     Built-in PSK/TTY decode/encode allows data mode operation without a PC
  •     Transmit in data modes using CW keyer paddle
  •     Synthesizer has 1-Hz tuning resolution
  •     Integrated numeric keypad for direct frequency entry



  •     Software-defined-radio (SDR) architecture for versatility
  •     Switchable preamp and attenuator
  •     8-band RX EQ
  •     Simultaneous dual receive over up to +/- 23 kHz for split-DX operation
  •     Built-in speaker; stereo jack for headphones or powered speakers
  •     Passband Tuning (PBT) for shift/width/hicut/locut; r
  •     Roofing filters automatically track DSP filter settings
  •     Auto-notch removes interfering carriers
  •     Adjustable noise reduction and noise blanking; stereo audio effect
  •     Center-tuning indicator for CW and data modes; auto-spot



  •     Up to 10 W on 80-15 m, 8 W on 12 and 10 m (typ.)
  •     100 W with KXPA100 amplifier
  •     Rugged, SWR- and temperature-protected final amplifier stage
  •     Use with built-in mic or MH3 (with UP/DN VFO functions)
  •     Optional KXPD2 keyer paddle with adjustable contact spacing
  •     CW keyer with 8-50 WPM range; fast, full-break-in keying
  •     Built-in digital voice recorder (DVR) with 2 message memories
  •     Three CW/DATA message memories
  •     Fast, silent, PIN-diode T-R switching , no noisy relays
  •     DSP speech processing for excellent "punch"
  •     8-band TX EQ tailors passband to your voice and microphone


Other Features

  •     Computer control via supplied USB or RS232 cable
  •     Free firmware updates via provided application software
  •     Programmable switch (PFn) for access to an often-used menu entry
  •     General-purpose and per-band memories store VFOs, modes, etc
  •     Full remote-control command set works with popular computer software apps
  •     Selectable switch-press tones or full Morse code-based interface
  •     Tutorial-style manual ideal for new hams


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