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wayne burdick
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Hi all,

We'll be showing a major new product -- a KX3 external accessory -- at the Visalia DX Convention. You can test-drive one at our booth.

(By the way, I'm not referring to the 2-meter module. But that option will also be the subject of an announcement in the next week or two.)

73,
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Re: New Elecraft product to be shown and announced this Friday

KC6CNN
? External
PX3? , waterfall display?
Keyboard?
Just my guesses.
Looking forward to see it.
Gerald - KC6CNN
 On Apr 3, 2014 12:50 PM, "Wayne Burdick" <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> We'll be showing a major new product -- a KX3 external accessory -- at the
> Visalia DX Convention. You can test-drive one at our booth.
>
> (By the way, I'm not referring to the 2-meter module. But that option will
> also be the subject of an announcement in the next week or two.)
>
> 73,
> Wayne, N6KR
>
>
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Re: New Elecraft product to be shown and announced this Friday

Tighe Kuykendall
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A humble request for an announcement _with_ pictures here for those of
us that aren't at Visalia.

Tighe
NK4I

On 4/3/2014 1:49 PM, Wayne Burdick wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> We'll be showing a major new product -- a KX3 external accessory -- at the Visalia DX Convention. You can test-drive one at our booth.
>
> (By the way, I'm not referring to the 2-meter module. But that option will also be the subject of an announcement in the next week or two.)
>
> 73,
> Wayne, N6KR
>
>


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Re: New Elecraft product to be shown and announced this Friday

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KPA-1500

Rich - N5ZC

On 4/3/2014 12:49 PM, Wayne Burdick wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> We'll be showing a major new product -- a KX3 external accessory -- at the Visalia DX Convention. You can test-drive one at our booth.
>
> (By the way, I'm not referring to the 2-meter module. But that option will also be the subject of an announcement in the next week or two.)
>
> 73,
> Wayne, N6KR
>
>
>
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Greg - AB7R
If I was a betting man I would say its an......Oooops. :)

I will take donations via paypal for the victims/families impacted by the
Oso/Arlington, WA mudslide and for each donation I'll tell you what I think
it is.  :)

Just kidding...there's lots of ways already to donate.

73
Greg
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> KPA-1500
>
> Rich - N5ZC
>
>
> On 4/3/2014 12:49 PM, Wayne Burdick wrote:
>
>>  Hi all,
>>
>> We'll be showing a major new product -- a KX3 external accessory -- at
>> the Visalia DX Convention. You can test-drive one at our booth.
>>
>> (By the way, I'm not referring to the 2-meter module. But that option
>> will also be the subject of an announcement in the next week or two.)
>>
>> 73,
>> Wayne, N6KR
>>
>>
>>
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Re: New Elecraft product to be shown and announced this Friday

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On 4/3/2014 10:49 AM, Wayne Burdick wrote:
> We'll be showing a major new product -- a KX3 external accessory -- at the Visalia DX Convention. You can test-drive one at our booth.

As a new KX3 owner, the one BIG thing I miss is a P3.

73, Jim K9YC
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Re: New Elecraft product to be shown and announced this Friday

Lynn W. Taylor, WB6UUT
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Major external accessory?

Maybe something like this?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multi-Mission_Radioisotope_Thermoelectric_Generator

On 4/3/2014 10:49 AM, Wayne Burdick wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> We'll be showing a major new product -- a KX3 external accessory -- at the Visalia DX Convention. You can test-drive one at our booth.
>
> (By the way, I'm not referring to the 2-meter module. But that option will also be the subject of an announcement in the next week or two.)
>
> 73,
> Wayne, N6KR
>
>
>
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Re: New Elecraft product to be shown and announced this Friday

Phil Wheeler-2
I've worked on some space vehicles with RTGs. A
couple have left the solar system, a good place
for them. I'd not want one in my ham shack ;-)

Phil W7OX

On 4/3/14, 11:17 AM, Lynn W. Taylor, WB6UUT wrote:
> Major external accessory?
>
> Maybe something like this?
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multi-Mission_Radioisotope_Thermoelectric_Generator

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Re: New Elecraft product to be shown and announced this Friday

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I sure hope it is an hardware only product.  Speaking quite candidly, I am tired of the countless software "updates" fixing bugs that should have been caught before the product is released.
 
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On 4/3/2014 10:49 AM, Wayne Burdick wrote:
> We'll be showing a major new product -- a KX3 external accessory -- at the Visalia DX Convention. You can test-drive one at our booth.

As a new KX3 owner, the one BIG thing I miss is a P3.

73, Jim K9YC
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Re: New Elecraft product to be shown and announced this Friday

Lynn W. Taylor, WB6UUT
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Of course not.  This is for *portable* use.

On 4/3/2014 12:46 PM, Phil Wheeler wrote:

> I've worked on some space vehicles with RTGs. A couple have left the
> solar system, a good place for them. I'd not want one in my ham shack ;-)
>
> Phil W7OX
>
> On 4/3/14, 11:17 AM, Lynn W. Taylor, WB6UUT wrote:
>> Major external accessory?
>>
>> Maybe something like this?
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multi-Mission_Radioisotope_Thermoelectric_Generator
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Phil Wheeler-2
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I like the updates, George. Beats waiting five
years for today's version.

With the K2 firmware updates were truly "firm":
Buy new chips (there are six or so in a fully
optioned K2), disassemble the K2 and install them.
Sorta a PITA compared to the K3/KX3/etc. approach.

Phil W7OX

On 4/3/14, 4:30 PM, george fritkin wrote:
> I sure hope it is an hardware only product.  Speaking quite candidly, I am tired of the countless software "updates" fixing bugs that should have been caught before the product is released.
>  
> George, W6GF

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Re: New Elecraft product to be shown and announced this Friday

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...or it could be like other manufacturers who come out with an improved model while adding a couple of new model number digits making your current rig obsolete.
Chuck, KE9UW
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Don Wilhelm-4
But Elecraft does not "do business" that way.

73,
Don W3FPR

On 4/4/2014 9:28 AM, ke9uw wrote:
> ...or it could be like other manufacturers who come out with an improved
> model while adding a couple of new model number digits making your current
> rig obsolete.
>
>
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Re: New Elecraft product to be shown and announced this Friday

ke9uw
That's what I meant if I was unclear.
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Tighe Kuykendall
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A friend just posted a picture of the new PX3.  Looks awesome.

Price?
When can we order?
Estimated delivery?


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Re: New Elecraft product to be shown and announced this Friday

Tighe Kuykendall
Actually, the picture includes the sign on the table which says "order
one today".  So:

Price?
Where can we order?
Estimated delivery?

Tighe
NK4I


On 4/4/2014 4:40 PM, Tighe Kuykendall wrote:

> A friend just posted a picture of the new PX3.  Looks awesome.
>
> Price?
> When can we order?
> Estimated delivery?
>
>
> Tighe
> NK4I
>
>


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Re: New Elecraft product to be shown and announced this Friday

Raymond Sills
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Link to Data Sheet:
<http://www.elecraft.com/manual/PX3%20Data%20Sheet%20rev%20B1a.pdf>

$499 kit   $569 wired
Orders are being taken now via web and phone
No date for delivery available yet.

73 de Ray
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On Apr 4, 2014, at 4:40 PM, Tighe Kuykendall wrote:

> A friend just posted a picture of the new PX3.  Looks awesome.
>
> Price?
> When can we order?
> Estimated delivery?
>
>
> Tighe
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http://www.elecraft.com/elecraft_prod_list.htm#px3

On 4/4/2014 3:43 PM, Tighe Kuykendall wrote:
> Actually, the picture includes the sign on the table which says "order
> one today".  So:
>
> Price?
> Where can we order?
> Estimated delivery?
>
> Tighe
> NK4I

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KC6CNN
Damn! I guessed it. I was the first poster and guessed right. Wish I won
the first one built, but still happy I guessed it.
Wish I was as lucky at lottery.
Gerald - KC6CNN
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PX3 vs. PC+sound card

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Jeff Scaparra <[hidden email]> wrote:

> How is [the PX3] any better than using the IQ out and computer?


Hi Jeff,

A PC can work well, assuming it's fitted with a high-performance sound card, and that you're careful with cables and system grounding. This is sometimes hard to do, especially in a portable situation.

But the PX3 has a true 200-kHz span, and in most cases it will out-perform sound cards in terms of dynamic range. The PX3 also has very low noise thanks to an optimal choice of A-to-D converter (most of them have in-band noise humps that come up above the noise floor). It also has special input circuitry that rejects common-mode noise between the RX I/Q jacks on the radio and the PX3, without the need for isolation transformers.

Beyond that, there are some operators who prefer to have the spectral display right there where the action is, next to the radio. Turning on the PC can then be optional. The PC can still be used with the PX3 since we provide a way to daisy-chain both the control port (ACC1) and RX I/Q signals.

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Wayne
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