This new radio from Elecraft is getting good reviews. Anyone interested in a highly portable radio for their go kit should take a look. Elecraft® Hands-On Ham Radio™ Information Our 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—making it the smallest full-featured HF radio on the planet. Yet it puts out up to 10 watts, covers 9 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 (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 moble rig, and can even be used hand-held. It includes a built-in mic for HT-style operation. 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. There are two padded carrying cases for the KX2, including the CS40 and larger CS60. Both include belt straps and an interior compartment. STANDARD FEATURES 80-10 meter ham bands; general coverage receive from 3-32.0MHz (also covers 0.5 to 3 MHz with reduced sensitivity) All modes: SSB, CW, and Data (four sub-modes) Ultra-compact size: 2.8”H x 5.8”W x 1.5”D; 13 oz (less options); low-profile knobs and feet for minimum height Rear tilt foot provides 3-point mount for rugged terrain Custom high-contrast LCD with alphanumeric text display Current drain as low as 135 mA in receive mode High-performance 32-bit floating-point DSP Built-in PSK/TTY decode/encode allows data mode operation without a PC; transmit in data modes using CW keyer paddle Synthesizer has 1-Hz tuning resolution Integrated numeric keypad for direct frequency entry RECEIVER Software-defined-radio (SDR) architecture for versatility Switchable preamp and attenuator 8-band RX EQ Simultaneous dual receive over up to +/- 23 kHz for split-DX operation Built-in speaker; stereo jack for headphones or powered speakers Easy-to-use Passband Tuning (PBT) for shift/width/hicut/locut; roofing filters automatically track DSP filter settings Auto-notch removes interfering carriers; adjustable noise reduction and noise blanking; stereo audio effect Center-tuning indicator for CW and data modes; auto-spot TRANSMITTER Up to 10 W on 80-15 m, 8 W on 12 and 10 m (typ.) 100 W with KXPA100 amplifier Rugged, SWR- and temperature-protected final amplifier stage Use with built-in mic or MH3 (with UP/DN VFO functions) Optional KXPD2 keyer paddle with adjustable contact spacing; easily removable for transport; built-in allen wrench storage CW keyer with 8-50 WPM range; fast, full-break-in keying Built-in digital voice recorder (DVR) with 2 message memories Three CW/DATA message memories Fast, silent, PIN-diode T-R switching – no noisy relays DSP speech processing for excellent “punch” 8-band TX EQ tailors passband to your voice and microphone OTHER FEATURES General-purpose and per-band memories store VFOs, modes, etc. Computer control via supplied USB or RS232 cable Free firmware updates via provided application software Programmable switch (PFn) for access to an often-used menu entry Full remote-control command set works with popular computer software applications Selectable switch-press tones or full Morse code-based interface Tutorial-style manual ideal for new hams OPTIONS & ACCESSORIES KXAT2 Internal, Wide-Range Automatic Antenna Tuner KXBT2 Lithium-ion Battery Pack; 11 V, 2.6 Ah. Can be plugged in internally or externally. KXBC2 External Lithium-ion Fast-Charger for KXBT2 Battery Pack KXPD2 Attached Precision Keyer Paddle CS40 & CS60 Compact Padded Carrying Cases. The CS40 is sized for the KX2, a wire antenna, earbuds, keyer paddle, log, and small accessories. The larger CS60 will accommodate an MH3 mic and more accessories. MH3 Hand Microphone with UP/DN Controls KXIO2 Real-Time Clock + General-Purpose Outputs. Clock time-keeping accuracy can be fine-tuned. AUX 1 & 2 outputs are open-drain; for per-band control of relays to switch antenna coil taps, transverters, etc. KXPA100 High-Performance 160-6 meter, 100-W Ampflier. See below; also works with other 5 to 10 W transceivers KXAT100 Wide-Range 100-W ATU with Dual Antenna Jacks. Mounts inside KXPA100 amplifier.