Roger G3XBM’s Amateur Radio Blog: KX3 antenna failure

I read on the M1KTA blog that an antenna lead on one of his Elecraft KX3 units has failed. I know these have seen some harsh portable field use but I would not have expected this. I have owned an FT817 for close on 14 …


Roger (G3XBM) doesn’t think too highly of the Elecraft KX3 for field opeations.  Citing an earlier report by M1KTA (see earlier post ) concerning an antenna lead failure in the KX3, Roger says the "KX3 is overpriced…and not well built for field use."  Roger believes the cheaper Yaesu FT-817ND has more features and is preferred for "Harsh field use."  Roger also criticizes the KX3 for its "mess of leads, coming out all over the place….the FT-817 is neat, rugged and compact."  As you may have guessed, Roger prefers his Yaesu FT-817ND to other QRP rigs.  I think his criticism of the KX3 is a bit harsh.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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