The XG3 is a miniature RF signal source that provides output from 1.5 MHz through 1400 MHz. Four commonly used selectable output levels are calibrated from 1.5 through 200MHz.
The XG3 may be operated from its internal battery or from an external 11-14VDC source. It is housed in a protective enclosure with easy-to-use front panel switches and LED indicators.
Since the XG3 is small and portable it’s ideal for quickly checking the performance of equipment in the field as well as at the home station.
A: The XG3 will include a KXUSB cable and a power supply cable with tinned ends for connection to a 12 volt power supply. The KXUSB cable connects the XG3 to a computer for customized set up of the XG3 operation using the XG3 Utility. This is a free utility available for download from the Elecraft Firmware and Software site.
A: The XG3 can be programmed to send RTTY in addition to CW for some applications.
A: In addition to generating RF signals for testing, the XG3 can be used as a beacon and for fox hunts. You can set the XG3 up to send messages at repeating intervals for those applications. Further, you can have these messages sent in CW and RTTY modes. See the XG3 Owner's Manual for the details on how these can be set up and operated.
A: Yes. The XG3 can produce the signals needed to perform basic performance measurements even if you are not in the shack. Further, the XG3 Owner's Manual provides some stepped procedures to show you how to perform the tests.
A: Yes, the XG3 produces pre-calibrated signal levels on all the ham bands for quick testing even if you're at a flea market.
The XG3 has been produced with the amateur operator's need in mind. Unlike a lab-grade signal generator, the XG3 contains all the functions needed by the amateur operator such as, testing for S9, selecting frequencies in the ham bands and self-contained, battery power for portability.
A: You can use the XG3 in addition to our AT1 Attenuator kit to provide varying signal levels beyond what you can select directly from the XG3's front panel.
A: You can order both a BNC Male-to-BNC Male adapter. This is used with QRP radios that typically use the BNC connector for the antenna connection. We also have the BNC-to-SO239 adapter, which allow the typical PL259 connectors on antenna cables to be used. These can be ordered at the same time as the XG3.