Category: Elecraft KX2
KX2 “stealth” transceiver can go wherever your imagination takes you. Thanks to state-of-the-art construction techniques, it’s only 5.8 x 2.8 x 1.5” and weighs just 13 ounces (0.37 kg) — making it the smallest full-featured HF radio on the planet. It puts out up to 12 watts, covers nine bands, and shares many features with the KX3. It also works with the KXPA100 amplifier.
To maximize your freedom to roam, you can outfit your KX2 with an internal 2.6 amp-hour Li-ion battery*. Current drain is as little as 135 mA, yielding up to 8 hours of typical operation on a single battery charge. There’s also an internal automatic antenna tuner module option (KXAT2), which can tune a random wire, dipole, or whip on multiple bands.
A rear tilt-foot angles the KX2 for use on any surface, from desktop to park bench to rock. The KX2 also makes a great mobile rig, and it can even be used hand-held. It includes a built-in mic for HT-style operation, but also works with our MH3 hand mic, which includes UP/DOWN switches for hands-free VFO tuning.
The KX2’s powerful 32-bit DSP offers features dual watch, stereo audio, user-programmable filter bandwidths, noise blanking, noise reduction, and auto-notch. RTTY and PSK data modes are built in — no PC needed — as well as a memory keyer and digital voice recorder for transmit. You can even log CW and DATA contacts internally using the KX2’s logging feature, then send the log data to any computer later on.
With its optional internal ATU – KXAT2, the KX2 works great with ad-hoc field antennas. If you’re considering operating on the move (pedestrian mobile), check out our new AX1 multi-band whip, which covers 20 and 17 meters, as well as 15 meters (with ATU). The AX1 breaks into two 6″ pieces for transport–it’s small enough to fit in a pocket.
There are two padded carrying cases for the KX2, including the CS40 and the larger ES60. Both include belt straps and an interior compartment. Either can accommodate an AX1.