KX-3 Accessories

Begali Adventure Mono I’ll be going portable soon – and will have a portable mono key for my trip. While I swore off anything but QRP CW – with these *&$(% power outages, I guess a microphone is in order One thing for sure – I am now a 100% Solar Powered Elecraft KX-3 man. My Icom IC-7300 is still in the shack, but…

Superhet Receivers are “So 2012” . . .

If the ICOM-705 debuts with an ATU, I will most likely purchase one I have been doing A-B listening tests between my ICOM IC-7300 and Elecraft KX-3, and in every case, the 7300 is easier to listen to. As I mentioned before, the KX-3 has a much better keyer – I can barely stand the 7300 keyer. That is a moot point though, because…

How to Make Your KX-3 Sing!

I thought panadapters were a waste of time until now (click on the image) I have owned Elecraft P3 and PX3 panadapters and also have played with an SDRPlay as a panadapter, and have never used one to make a QSO – because I am so good at making split pileup QSO’s “by ear”. I am just much faster doing it the “old school”…

Greyline QRP “Boots” and the KX-3

Win4K3Suite Audio Monitor Every morning I hear plenty of DX stations in OC, Pac and Asia calling CQ. So far I’ve been batting about 88% – I can catch the DX 7 out of 8 times. Some, like VK, ZL, JA, KH. KL, VE7 and XE1 have been simple. Yesterday, YB did reply, but never got my call right. I love the fact that…

Win4K3Suite and the ASUS Xonar U7 MKII

The ASUS Xonar U7 MKII turns my laptop into the best panadapter I have ever had . . .  I stumbled on the Win4K3Suite online, and found that with an $80 dollar ASUS external soundcard, I could have the best panadapter possible with the KX-3. I happen to have an ASUSPro laptop – and its the best $500 I have ever spent on a…

The Amazing Elecraft KX-3

By accident – I will start my new DXing Challenge using the KX-3 instead of the KX-2 Elecraft released the KX-3 quite a few years ago (in technology years), but it still is very high on Sherwood’s Receiver Test list: http://www.sherweng.com/table.html If you look at all of the reviews of the rig – they are all high marks. I had one a few years…

Surprise! A KX-3 Upgrade for the Free Range QRP DXer

Turns out, the KX-2 deal fell through but was quickly replaced by a better deal on a fully loaded KX-3 I actually had one of these a few years ago – but was way too much into the “big deal” DXCC chase. I had tunnel vision back then – so now its time to remove the blinders and get crackin’ on the next chapter…