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Last modified 2013-10-31

Elecraft KX3

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SPECIFICATIONS

GENERAL
Type:Amateur HF/VHF transceiver
Frequency range:TX: 10-160 m + WARC / 6 m (2 m option)
RX: 0.31-32 / 44-54 MHz (144-148 MHz with 2 m option)
Tuning steps:1 / 10 Hz, 1 KHz
Mode:AM/FM/LSB/USB/CW/Data (PSK31 & RTTY)
Memory channels:100 regular. 4 quick memories on each band
Power supply:9.6-12 VDC (internal battery pack) or 9-15 VDC external
Current drain/power consumption:RX: 150-190 mA
TX (1 W): 750 mA
TX (5 W): 1.2 A
TX (10 W): 2.1 A
TX (12 W): 2.4 A
Antenna impedance/connector:HF/6 m: 50 ohms, BNC
2 m: 50 ohms, SMA (with 2 m option)
Dimensions (W*H*D):188*88*41 mm (7.4*3.5*1.6")
Weight:680 gr (1.5 lbs) without options
Other features:Software Defined Radio. 32-bit DSP. Built-in auto-AT
Built-in keyer with paddle. Built-in PSK/RTTY/CW decoder.
I/Q output for use with PC.




RECEIVER SECTION
Receiver system:Direct conversion (6-160 m)
Sensitivity (MDS):HF: -138 dBm (20 dB preamp)
6 m: -140 dBm (30 dB preamp)
2 m: -142 dBm (500 Hz BW)
Sensitivity rolls off below 1.8 MHz due to protective high-pass filtering
Selectivity:
Image rejection:55-70 dB depending on filter settings etc.
AF output power/speaker:0.5 W at ?% distortion / ? ohms
External speaker connector:3.5 mm




TRANSMITTER SECTION
RF output power:0-12 W (depending on voltage, band and setting)
Modulation system:
Max FM deviation:? KHz
Spurious emissions:HF: Less than -50 dB
6 m: Less than -60 dB
Microphone connector/impedance:3.5 mm 4-pole / ? ohms




MISCELLANEOUS
Manufactured:USA, 2011-201x
Additional info:
Related documents:
Modifications:
Options/Accessories:
H3
KXAT3
KXBC3
KXFL3
KXPA100
KXAT100
KXPD3
KX3-2M
Hand microphone with up/down buttons
Internal wide-range automatic antenna tuner, 20 W
NiMH charger
Roofing dual bandwidth filter for SSB/CW/Data
External hi-perf 160-6 m power amplifier, 100 W
External wide-range 100 W ATU with dual antenna jacks
Attached precision keyer paddle
Internal 2 m module, 2 W