Elecraft produces products for the demanding, high-performance radio operator. Available for the DX’er, Contester, Portable, Mobile and high active operators, Elecraft’s K-Line, KX-Line and Classic line of products provides just the experience you are looking for. QRP, Mobile, Contester or DX’er, there are products to help achieve your ham radio goals.
Consistent with the ham radio hobby, all of our products are available as Modular Kits, Full Kits or Factory Built. This provides the amateur radio operator with just the kind of experience and allows them to learn and understand more about how their radio equipment can further their experiences in the hobby.
Elecraft’s flagship product line consists of the K3S transceiver, P3 panadapter, KPA1500 1500 W amplifier, and the KPA500 amp/KAT500 antenna tuner (often used together). Station accessories include the SP4 speaker and K-Pod station controller.
K-Line components can be used individually or combined to form a fully integrated 100 W, 500 W, or 1500 W high-performance station. The system can be optimized for DXing, contesting, or casual operation by adding components at any time, in any order. This allows the station to adapt to your requirements.
Unlike other desktop transceivers, the K3S and most other K-Line components are available in both modular kit and factory-built form. This is in keeping with Elecraft's commitment to hands-on ham radio...the experience of building and understanding the gear, not just operating it.
Elecraft's KX-line includes radios and accessories bred for adventure. For eXtremes. To let you operate from places you could never operate before, without sacrificing performance or features. Products include the KX2 and KX3 low-power transceivers, PX3 panadapter, and KXPA100 100 watt amplifier.
The KX3 covers 160-6 meters, all modes, with a maximum power output of 15 W, while the KX2 covers 80-10 meters, all modes, at up to 12 watts. Both include true desktop-radio features, like auto-notch, noise reduction, built-in text decode/display, and RX/TX EQ. With a built-in battery and low current drain, you can operate for many hours between charges, even at full power.
Our KX-line HF transceivers are the most compact and versatile on the market, allowing hand-held, trailside, mobile, or table-top operation. They're the only transceivers that can easily segue among these modes. For example, suppose your high-performance home station included the KX3, KXPA100 amp and PX3 panadapter. In seconds, you could disconnect the KX3 and relocate it to a vehicle for mobile operation. Then, at your destination, you could unclip the KX3 from its mobile mount and take it camping or hiking.
The KX2 is half the size of the KX3, weighing only 13 oz (0.37 kg). This allows it to be used like an "HT". A KXPA100 amp can also be used with the KX2, creating an even smaller home station.
For the ultimate in portability, consider taking along our new AX1 multi-band whip antenna. The AX1 can be connected directly to a KX2 or KX3 for hand-held use, or right-angle-mounted to the rig with our AXB1 whip bipod.
Elecraft’s Classic line consists of our compact, high-performance desktop radio, the K2, as well as its options and accessories. The K2 revolutionized the amateur kit transceiver market when it was first introduced, and it's still the only full-featured desktop radio available in 100% kit form.
Thousands of hams have built a K2, in many cases as their first kit project. It's constructed entirely from full-sized, through-hole parts (no surface-mount parts). The detailed assembly manual includes dozens of clear illustrations, making assembling your own home/field transceiver both educational and enjoyable.
The basic K2 covers eight bands, operates in CW mode, and puts out up to 15 watts. Internal options include an SSB adapter, 100 watt amplifier, 160 and 60 meter band modules, audio filters, and an internal wide-range automatic antenna tuner. The K2 will also directly control one or more external transverters, such as our model XV50 (6 meters).
All classic line products are full kits. Full kits provide a unique experience -- we call it hands on ham radio -- where the entire radio has the parts hand-inserted and soldered to the boards. It's the next-best thing to designing your own radio from scratch, and many people share the building with a friend or family member.
Take a moment to explore the individual parts of the Classic Line here.