Elecraft K4

The stunning new Elecraft K4

There is no doubt, this product announcement will “steal the show” at Dayton this year. This is the most exciting news in Ham Radio for quite some time.

Back of the K4

Phenomenal features, for sure, but I do see many similarities with the Icom IC-7610. I prefer Elecraft any day, but I do admit – I really liked my 7610 – its a great radio too.

If I were still a rabid DXer, I’d buy one of these in a heartbeat. But I’m not. I am so happy with my Gold Dust Twins and my 1930’s style guitar and amplifier that I’m in a whole Brave New (old) World. My “serious” DXing days are officially over – I’m surprised I’m not more excited about this $4000 radio than I am  – I’ve moved on in the hobby now. However, this rig will be a HUGE hit (although I do wonder if the HF radio market is growing or declining).

I’m so happy for Elecraft – their K4 plus KPA-1500 is basically untouchable. I worked for Elecraft on the side for a while so I am a huge fan.

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