New Rig – Elecraft KX2 For Portable Operation

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I'm an Amateur Radio enthusiast. I love the hobby and experimenting with radios, antennas and software. On my YouTube channel I upload videos on the Icom 7300 and Icom 7610 along with Ham radio software programs. I hope to inspire people to try new things in Amateur Radio.

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Robert
4 years ago

Very cool, thanks! I’m really interested to see how you think the KX2 and 7300 compare—other than power output, of course.

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todd K6TRQ
4 years ago

The KX2 will output 12W if you’re using an external battery at 13.6V (give or take). I have a 4.5Ah Bioenno LiFePO4 and it will run forever. I’ve had a tough time doing SOTA activation with it but I put that down to sub-optimal antenna setup. Have been using a SuperAntenna MP1, next time will try a HyEnd sloper but truth be told I have an FT-891 showing up tomorrow that likely will get used given current band conditions (I’m working SSB).

I’m close to pulling the trigger on a 7300 though as I’m curious about that relative to an FT-991A. I like the VHF/UHF capability on the Yaesu as I use that from time to time, but my hunch is the 7300 is likely a bit better HF radio. Can’t quite convince myself to plop down cubic dollars on a Flex 7400M…yet 😀

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