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Available as K3/10 and K3/100 (10 or 100 W RF-output).

An internal 2m module, K144XV, is available. Coverage of the K144XV is 144-148MHz and it provides 10W ouput:
With an Elecraft K144XV internal 2 meter module installed, your K3 will make another leap forward in versatility. The K144XV covers the full 144-148 MHz U.S. allocation, so you can do weak-signal CW/SSB work as well as access 2-m repeaters in your area. The receiver has excellent sensitivity and dynamic range. Transmit power output is 10 W continuous in all modes, with diode switching for silent, relay-free T/R.

Price (assembled) K3/100 in 2009: USD 2089.95

General characteristics

HAM bands
160m  80m  40m  30m (WARC)  20m  17m (WARC)  15m  12m (WARC)  6m  10m 
Frequency stability
±5 p.p.m. stock or ±1 p.p.m. with the TCXO option
Tuning steps
0.001 kHz
Memories
144 channels in 1 bank(s)

Receiver

RX-range
10-160 m + WARC / 6 m
Modulations
AM   FM   CW   USB   LSB   FSK   AFSK   PSK31/63  
Sensitivity
SSB/CW: 500 Hz bandwidth: -136 dBm (typical), preamp on
AM: Not specified
FM: Not specified
Selectivity
?
Filters
2.7 kHz + variable IF DSP Options: 200 Hz, 250 Hz, 400 Hz, 500 Hz, 1 kHz, 1.8 kHz, 2.1 kHz, 2.8 kHz, 6 kHz (AM & ESSB), & 12 kHz for FM
Receiver system
Double conversion superheterodyne
IF-frequencies
1st: 8.215 MHz
2nd: 15 kHz
Image rejection
?
Audio output
?

Transmitter

TX-range
0.5-30 / 50-54 MHz (2m option)
Modulations
AM   FM   CW   USB   LSB   FSK   AFSK   PSK31/63  
RF-output
0.1-10 / 0.1-100

Connections

Antenna
SO-239
Impedance
50 Ω
Other
-

Electrical

Power requirements
11-15V DC
Current drain RX
0.9 A
TX
22 A max

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
112 × 282 × 300 mm (4.41 × 11.10 × 11.81 in)
Weight
4.25 kg (9.4 lbs)
Form factor
Base Station
Manufactured
Between 2007 and 20xx in USA

Other features

Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
RS-232C
Built-in PSK31/CW/RTTY decoder/encoder
Built-in keyer
DVR option
Sub RX option
Accessories
-
RigReference ID
2652
MPN
ELECRAFT-K000003

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Reviews & stories

Rating Title Submitted
K3 is the LITTLE BIG RADIO. 9 years ago by W0IW
Elecraft K3 Review 11 years ago by NE3R

New and second-hand prices

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Based on historic data, today's second-hand price of the Elecraft K3 is around:

  • EUR 301.00
  • USD 377.00

Price History Chart

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Year Historic price Condition Submitted by
2008 USD 1500.00 New / Mint W0IW
2008 EUR 1200.00 Used / Good iz2uqe

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