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Ultra-portable HF transceiver with built-in paddle and antenna tuner (AT).

General characteristics

HAM bands
160m  80m  60m  40m  30m (WARC)  20m  17m (WARC)  15m  12m (WARC)  11m (CB)  6m  2m  10m 
Frequency stability
+/- 1 p.p.m. typical over 0-50 °C
Tuning steps
?
Memories
150 channels in 1 bank(s)

Receiver

RX-range
0.310-32 / 44-54 MHz (160-6 m)
144-148 MHz optional (2 m)
Modulations
AM   FM   CW   USB   LSB   RTTY   PSK31/63  
Sensitivity
-138 dBm typ. with 20 dB preamp, 500 Hz bandwidth
-140 dBm typ. on 6 m with 30-dB preamp
Selectivity
500 Hz
Filters
Optional roofing filters (KXFL3)
Receiver system
SDR
IF-frequencies
?
Image rejection
≥ 50 dB
Audio output
500 mW

Transmitter

TX-range
0.310-32 / 44-54 MHz (160-6 m)
144-148 MHz optional (2 m)
Modulations
AM   FM   CW   USB   LSB   RTTY   PSK31/63  
RF-output
HF: 12 W, 6m: 10 W, 2m: ?

Connections

Antenna
BNC + SMA
Impedance
50Ω
Other
-

Electrical

Power requirements
8~15 V DC
Current drain RX
150 mA
TX
2 A max

Physical

Dimensions (w×h×d)
188 × 89 × 41 mm (7.40 × 3.50 × 1.61 in)
Weight
680 gr (1.5 lbs) without options
Form factor
Portable
Manufactured
Between 2012 and 20xx in USA

Other features

Usage
Amateur / Ham radio operators
Features + options
Software Defined Radio
Built-in auto-AT
Built-in keyer and paddle
100 W PA option
Dual VFO's
Optional 2 meter module (KX3-2)
8 band RX EQ
Lunable I.F. passband width/shift
Optional roofing filters (KXFL3)
Accessories
-
RigReference ID
5497
MPN
ELECRAFT-KX000003

Manuals, diagrams and brochures

Elecraft KX3 Owner's Manual (preliminary) PDF - Unknown size, submitted by RigReference
 
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Reviews & stories

Rating Title Submitted
Wonderful Rig 4 years ago by misterav8r
Grandi prestazioni! 7 years ago by maurizio.scansani

New and second-hand prices

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Based on historic data, today's second-hand price of the Elecraft KX3 is around:

  • EUR 727.00
  • USD 1032.00 ~ USD 718.00

Price History Chart

These estimates are based on the following prices:

Year Historic price Condition Submitted by
2017 USD 1049.00 New / Mint RigReference
2013 USD 1000.00 New / Mint misterav8r
2012 EUR 1200.00 New / Mint maurizio.scansani

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