What's in the Box
Weighted, Soft-Touch Knob
Assignable to VFO A, VFO B, or RIT/XIT Offset, the K-Pod has a heavy, free-spinning knob with a great feel that won’t wear you down during extended operation. It’s attached to a 400-count ball-bearing optical encoder, providing fine-grain frequency control. Friction can be adjusted to individual preference.
You can instantly map the knob to VFO A, VFO B, or RIT/XIT offset using the K-Pod’s rocker switch. Three of the unit’s user-definable LEDs indicate rocker switch position, by default. Switch events can also be audibly reported by the K-Pod’s built-in audio transducer.
8 Programmable Switches
Control existing radio functions or create your own functions.
Each of the K-Pod’s tactile-feedback switches (F1-F8) has a programmable tap and hold functions. For example, they can be used to duplicate controls on the radio’s front panel or as hot keys into often-used menu entries.
But the possibilities go well beyond this. When a K-Pod switch is pressed, it can execute a series of one or more commands stored in the transceiver itself. A command sequence can engage complex VFO splits or special receiver settings, play transmit messages, clear the RIT offset, select a receive antenna, toggle diversity reception,
etc. The K-Pod manual includes step-by-step instructions for switch programming, with many examples.
USB Port and 3 General-Purpose Outputs
A USB port is provided on the K-Pod for firmware updates and future station control uses. This port can also be used to configure the K-Pod’s switches to perform other special functions, such as activating the unit’s 3 general-purpose outputs. These outputs are open-drain, acting as contact closures to control relays, etc., in other station gear.
Elecraft’s Certified Refurbished equipment are maintained and thoroughly tested by Elecraft Technicians.
Who is covered?
This Warranty extends only to the first consumer purchaser, and is not transferable.
What is covered and for how long?
Elecraft Certified Refurbished Limited Warranty is One Year from the date of purchase for the following refurbished items:
Elecraft Certified Refurbished Limited Warranty for products not listed above is 90 Days from the date of purchase. This includes but is not limited to:
This Warranty is conditioned upon proper use of the product and covers manufacturing defects in materials and workmanship encountered in normal, reasonable use of the product during the warranty period.
What is not covered?
This warranty only covers Certified Refurbished Elecraft product(s).
What are Elecraft’s obligations?
During the applicable warranty period, provided the Product is returned in accordance with the terms of this Limited Warranty, Elecraft will repair or replace the Product, at Elecraft’s sole option, without charge. Elecraft may, at Elecraft’s sole option, use rebuilt, reconditioned, or new parts or components when repairing any Product, or may replace the Product with a rebuilt, reconditioned or new Product.
All replaced Products, parts, components, boards and equipment shall become the property of Elecraft except to any extent expressly allowed by applicable law, transfer or assignment of this Limited Warranty is prohibited.
While equipment is under warranty, owner pays inbound shipping to Elecraft for warranty repair. Elecraft will pay return shipping by UPS ground service or equivalent to addresses within the continental U.S. Alaska, Hawaii and outside U.S. return shipping cost is paid by owner. See below for instructions on contacting Elecraft for product repairs. Shipping cost for equipment repair not under warranty is the responsibility of the owner.
You must contact Elecraft, before mailing us your product to obtain authorization for the return, shipping address and current information on repair fees and turn-around times. You may contact us by email at email@example.com. Shipping instructions will be included with Repair Authorization. We have more than one repair location, so please ship to the address included with the repair authorization. Packages shipped without authorization will incur an additional shipping charge for reshipment to the correct repair location.
Our basic repair / alignment charge is $99.00, plus return shipping. If you wish, you may set a limit for the repair charges, and we will contact you when we have reached that point before proceeding. If we determine the problem is wholly due to a defect in components supplied by Elecraft (within the warranty period), we will not charge you for the repair. Please read the warranty information above for additional details on what is covered.
Contact Customer Support for the Repair Authorization before shipping your equipment for repair. You may email Customer Support at firstname.lastname@example.org to request an authorization form.