Elecraft K2 Desktop Shortwave Transceiver

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The standard antenna connector is a 50 ohm BNC. If the K2 has the built-in ATU, then the standard BNC socket is capped and there are an additional 2 BNC sockets from the ATU, selectable ANT1 and ANT2 from the front panel.

Frequency range

RX-range
10-80 m (160 m option)
TX-range
10-80 m (160 m option)
HAM bands
-
Stability
-
Tuning steps
-
Filters
-

Receiver

Modulations
CW   SSB  
Sensitivity
-
Selectivity
-
Receiver system
-
IF-frequencies
-
Image rejection
-
Audio output
-

Transmitter

Modulations
CW   SSB  
RF-Output
0.1-15 W

Connections

Antenna
BNC + SO-239
Impedance
50Ω

Electrical

Power requirements
10-15V DC
Current drain RX
-
TX
-

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
-
Weight
-
Form factor
Base Station
Manufactured
Between 199x and 200x
MPN
ELECRAFT-K000002

Other features

Memories
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Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
Built-in keyer
Full QSK
DSP option
ATU option
Accessories
-

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Super Rig

Elecraft K2, Desktop Shortwave Transceiver

Built this in 1999 and it is still one of the best receivers I have used in 50+ yrs of being on the air. This rig was built for QRP contesting and won for my section. Also used it to make WAS QRP CW with just a simple 450 ohm fed inverted V.

Besides all of the performance features, it is a rig you can modify and fix or repair without 1000's of dollars of test gear.

Options added were the noise blanker, SSB, 160 M 2nd receiver, antenna tuner, audio filter and battery. If you add the 100 watt PA and high power tuner you can easily work DX and hold your own in contests.

Written by k6ctw on Jun 1, 2017

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Value for money
Aquired
Mint condition in 1999
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Based on historic data, today's value of the Elecraft K2 might be around:

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  • EUR 199.00
  • USD 484.00
Price Condition Year User
USD 975.00 Used / Good 2010 eBay
USD 960.00 Used / Good 2010 eBay
EUR 200.00 Used / Mint 2018 John G8CCD
GBP 0.00 Used / Mint 2019 John

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