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Elecraft KX2
« on: May 19, 2016, 04:05:58 PM »
OK everybody, what are your thought on this new radio?

http://www.dxzone.com/elecraft-kx2/

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Re: Elecraft KX2
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2016, 05:19:55 PM »
Been watching this since yeaterday when it broke. 

I am learning code now but have no money  :-[
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Re: Elecraft KX2
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2016, 11:59:24 PM »
yet another hit to the ft-817 sales
it is good to see more options even if I have no money for one either

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Re: Elecraft KX2
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2016, 07:10:57 AM »
OK everybody, what are your thought on this new radio?

http://www.dxzone.com/elecraft-kx2/

It's a great rig but they are way overpriced. And many of the cool features are accessories that cost even more $$.

The Elecraft website does not say if this is a kit or not; I'm going to assume it is. So you're looking at a radio that cost substantially more than an FT-817 (even without the extras) and you still have to put it together yourself.  :o

The standard code reader is cool. I also like the large screen display. It looks like the functions are not buried in a labyrinth of menus like on the 817.

If they can offer an assembled version and price it competitively with the 817, I might go for it.


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Re: Elecraft KX2
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2016, 07:53:58 AM »
the  817 also has 6M, 2M, and 440. so the KX2 will not be taking any of that market

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Re: Elecraft KX2
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2016, 09:05:45 AM »
I'll probably get some hate for this, but I don't buy any radio I can't wideband....

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Re: Elecraft KX2
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2016, 12:27:50 PM »
LOL!!!  No hate here. Just opinions.

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Re: Elecraft KX2
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2016, 12:48:07 PM »
Im planing on getting the FT-857 for my next go kit, but was waiting to see how this is. I think im still going with the 857. Uhf/vhf/hf is the reason. Going low power is the key in the field but having the option of the 100w will still be there.

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Re: Elecraft KX2
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2016, 03:18:14 PM »
Drago

Check this out. HRO is having a BIG sale this weekend for Dayton.

You can get a FT-450 with internal tuner for $589!!!!!

http://www.hamradio.com/email/1605-0937-hamvention/index.html?utm_source=streamsend&utm_medium=email&utm_content=26713791&utm_campaign=hamvention051916
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Re: Elecraft KX2
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2016, 09:03:24 PM »
I'll probably get some hate for this, but I don't buy any radio I can't wideband....
no hate here, I unlock call my hardware to get to 420 to 430
this use to be usable by default, but now it is not, and I have yet to find out why

have you discovered commercial radio equipment yet ?

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Re: Elecraft KX2
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2016, 08:00:12 AM »
no hate here, I unlock call my hardware to get to 420 to 430
this use to be usable by default, but now it is not, and I have yet to find out why

have you discovered commercial radio equipment yet ?


I prefer commercial equipment  - I have a couple of Motorola Micom-II HF's and use an Icom M-802 for digital....