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elecraft K1 The K1 portable CW Transceiver
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HF operation is more fun than ever these days–five watts is all you need to work worldwide DX. That's why we've packed two bands into our affordable, easy-to-build K1 transceiver. With your choice of  *two* HF bands  (80, 40, 30 20, 17  and 15 meters available) you'll be able to go where the action is, day or night.

I Can´t Believe It´s a Kit!

As suggested by the 9-volt battery in the photo, the K1 is small–only 2.2"H x 5.2"W x 5.6"D, and weighs 1.4 pounds. Yet we've included many features you'd expect in a desk-top HF transceiver, including RIT and XIT, full break-in CW, memory keyer, three crystal filter bandwidths, configuration menu, speaker, and digital display. The K1 is styled to match our all-band K2 transceiver, with the same “look and feel,” attention to detail, and operating mojo you'd expect from Elecraft.

Mike Elliot, W8KKR:  "My son, KC8MIG, built a K1 and was very impressed. As the ex-chief engineer of Heath, may I offer my congratulations for a kit job well done -- and I should know!"

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An HF radio you'll never leave at home

Looking for adventure? With its low receive-mode current drain of under 50 mA, the K1 is a natural for portable operation. (You really can power it from a 9-volt battery, in a pinch, thanks to our low-dropout 8-volt regulator.) Hikers will appreciate our unique Wide-Range Tilt Stand (model KTS1), which supports the radio at any desired viewing angle. (Photo shows ground mount configuration.)

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K1 STANDARD FEATURES
  • Covers up to 150 kHz of *two* HF bands (your  choice of 80, 40, 30, 20, 17 and 15 meters)
  • Rugged, attractive custom enclosure
  • Small, portable size. 2.2h x 5.2w x 5.6d inches. 1.4 lb.
  • Operates on 12 volts nominal (9 V min, 15 V max)
  • Receive current as low as 50 mA
  • 3 MHz, low-noise analog VFO with 10-turn potentiometer for smooth tuning
  • BNC antenna connector – a QRP/portable standard
  • Easy-to-read 3-digit LCD for text and bar-graph
  • 100 Hz frequency display resolution
  • RIT and XIT for split operation, with dual-color LED status indicator (LED can be disabled)
  • Built-in high-sensitivity, 3-watt speaker
  • Menu system for configuration and calibration; all parameters stored in nonvolatile memory
  • XIT button can be used as a programmable function button to quickly access an often-used menu entry
RECEIVER
  • Single conversion superhet receiver; 4.915 MHz IF
  • Receive sensitivity: 0.15 µV  (attn. Off, typical.)
  • Narrow double-tuned bandpass filters
  • Bar graph S-Meter mode
  • Switchable attenuator with LED status indicator
  • Sharp 4-crystal filtering helps prevent receiver overload from signals outside the RX passband
  • Three programmable filter bandwidths
TRANSMITTER
  • Adjustable CW power output, nominally 0-5 watts or higher.
  • Rugged, SWR-protected PA transistor
  • Harmonics/spurious outputs: better than -40 dBc
  • Diode-switched full break-in; programmable delay
CW FEATURES
  • Built in memory keyer with iambic modes A and B
  • 9 - 50 wpm with int. keyer, > 70 WPM ext. keying
  • Two 80-byte EEPROM message buffers
  • Auto-repeat and message chaining
  • Programmable message repeat interval, 1-250 sec. (longer delays useful for beacons)
  • Keying jack can be used with a hand key or computer as well as a keyer paddle
OPTIONS
  • KFL1 Additional 2-Band Filter Module: Provides an alternate set of bands for the K1 (not intended for frequent module swapping)
  • KAT1 Internal Automatic Antenna Tuner
  • KNB1 Noise Blanker: Effective on pulse-type noise
  • KTS1 Wide Range Tilt Stand: Lightweight, rugged, 3-point mount for both hiking and desktop use.

If you run into problems, QRPproject Warranty of Functionality (WoF) will insure that you will end up with an fully functionally K1. If you cant fix a Problem, we will fix it under our Warranty of Functionality for you. You have to pay a fix fee plus shipping cost only.

If you want, we can do the alignement procedure for you. See the alignment price in the price list (additional shipment cost)

K1 are shipped from Berlin stock 

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