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Author Topic: Any Elecraft KX3 owners?  (Read 1984 times)


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Any Elecraft KX3 owners?
« on: April 11, 2016, 1026 UTC »
Is there anyone here who is or was the owner of an Elecraft KX3?  I don't know that I'm going to go out and buy one, but I spent the better part of the weekend reading up on them.  I'm fascinated by the tiny size and with the idea of a unit that could serve the purposes of a base station as well as mobile.  I have one question though that I can't seem to make out in all my reading.  I can't tell if it is truly all frequency transmit capable?  If not, is it easy to modify it for such interband operation?  I did read one source that said 'it arrived wide open with exception of CB band,' but it was still somewhat vague. 

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Re: Any Elecraft KX3 owners?
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2016, 1113 UTC »
Will the K3 operate on MARS frequencies?

For those needing to transmit outside the ham bands for MARS and/or other requirements, a program is available from  k3support@elecraft.com.  Running this program one time allows you to remove the standard TX lockouts.  (note the KBPF3 is also required for our operation significantly away from the band edges.) Operators are cautioned that they are responsible for operating within the limits of their license.  Also, with the TX limits removed, high-power TX is still  not possible in the 27 MHz band.

General coverage receive filters can be added to the main receiver and/or the subreceiver. This is the KBP3 option. The rig automatically selects the narrow ham-band filters when you're in the ham bands, and the wider filters when you're in-between ham bands. This option has no effect on ham-band performance and is extremely easy to install.
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Re: Any Elecraft KX3 owners?
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2016, 1125 UTC »
Thanks very much, Fred.  I was just coming back here to post that I believe I had found the answer to my question.  I had stumbled on a website that seemed to confirm what you had posted, that Elecraft would provide software that would allow removal of the transmit lock.  Good info to know! 

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Re: Any Elecraft KX3 owners?
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2019, 0203 UTC »
Could someone direct me to the latest software for the KX3.  Thanks
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Re: Any Elecraft KX3 owners?
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2019, 2103 UTC »
I'm afraid that once again the question is about the KX3,
but the most detailed reply is about the K3,

not the same transceiver, not the same options !
« Last Edit: March 24, 2019, 2105 UTC by Ray Lalleu »
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