Sneak Peak at Elecraft's New Products

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  1. KM9G

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    A quick clip featuring the new products, full episode below. Wayne was an awesome guest and we took some super technical deep dives into the Elecraft product lines.

     
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  2. CAHR

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    Thanks for posting TO!
     
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  3. W3QJ

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    Real good one guy's, loved it. I have 3 Elecraft Transceivers and amp stations. About ready for a K4.
    Tnx Agn, Bob,W3QJ, 73
     
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  4. KI4POT

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    I'm looking forward to the AX2. I use my KX2 in the same manner as Wayne as a trail-running rig (and other things). While base-loaded whips are a compromise, I've had good luck with my MFJ whips. I'm expecting the AX2 to further reduce packed size and hopefully provide better performance.

    Chris
     
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  5. W4HWD

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    The only problem, at least for a while will be the loooooong wait times.

    My K-line is going nowhere and I'm happy to have it.
     
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  6. M1WML

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    Very nice.. great radio.. ;)
     
  7. AK5B

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    Roger that. I just started the waiting game since I ordered a KPA1500 three weeks ago. While I am normally a very patient person, I fear my wait will be a long one. Apparently the delay on the amp is due to unavailability of ONE single source capacitor, and there is also a possibility of further delay (November, or later) while Elecraft tries to find an equivalent cap that might be substituted. I don't want to bug the nice folks in Aptos so...

    ...I think I'll start a "Are you waiting for your KPA1500, too?" thread over in the QRZ Amps forum even though there's nothing short of a shipping notification email that will sufficiently console me. :D

    I wish there could be daily updates on shipping status for us Elecraft junkies!

    73,

    Jeff
     
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  8. GM4JPZ

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    Sneak peek
     
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  9. 2E0TWD

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    Really enjoyable video, Wayne is a good orator and I found the conversation around design etc… especially interesting. Thanks very much for this presentation.
     
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  10. KA1YBS

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    Paddle, I don't see a major difference. Mine has the tiny allen wrench attached already. (totally gonna lose it one day)

    I have mixed thoughts on the AX-2

    AX-1 Pros:
    1. The AX-1 works on three bands (resonant on 20 and 17 and less-so on 15, (requires ATU))
    2. I carry only one coil
    3. I already own it

    AX-2 Pros?:
    1. 40m will not require a "huge" add-on loading coil, to what disadvantage in efficiency?
    2. We can modify the coil
    3. New coils, although 3D printed, look tougher than the delicate AX-1
    4. Size and weight reduction (unless you carry three)
    5. Probably less wind-load than an AX-1 on those pesky windy peaks

    AX-2 Cons?:
    1. Modifying the coil on a summit is probably not a good idea.
    2. If #1 above, I need to carry more coils

    ...Was kinda hoping for a KX-2 sized "KX-4" that includes USB audio and 6 & 2 meters hehe :cool:

    73 de KA1YBS
     
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