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Announcing a brand new book for all operators -- The Successful Ham Radio Operator's Handbook -- Best Practices for all Hams by Fred KE7X and Vic VE3YT








Welcome to KE7X's page dedicated to the Elecraft K3s, K3, KX3, KX2, KXPA100 and KXAT100, and KAT500 and KPA500.


Click on a cover to go directly to that Elecraft book's information.

The Elecraft K3S Book
The Elecraft K3 Book
Macro Programming
The Elecraft KX3 Books

The Elecraft KX-Line - The Complete StationThe Elecraft KX2 -- Ultra Portable, Handheld, HF Rig
The KX2 Companion's Guide to the KXPA100 and KXAT100










What makes the KE7X Elecraft books different than the Elecraft owner’s manuals?

Let’s start by saying the KE7X books do not have any information needed to operate the radios that is not in the Elecraft Owner’s manuals.  Owner’s manuals are by design succinct and concise descriptions of the controls and features of the radio.  Elecraft manuals are very well done but I found during my 40+ years as an EE prof that there are various ways that people learn.  Some are visual learners and learn by seeing diagrams and images, some can gain comprehension just be reading.  Others are more hands-on learners, needing the “lab experience” to cement their understanding of the concepts.  I’m a visual and hands-on learner.  When I first got my K3 I had trouble understanding how the sub receiver worked and what the different antenna switching options were.  So I drew it out in a diagram and that made it much more clear to me.  If that helped me, wouldn’t it help others?  So the idea of a K3 book was born.  (The original title was to be “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the K3” but I got talked out of that!)

The concept that takes these books beyond the Elecraft manuals is support for the visual, reading, and doing learning styles.    There are many, many diagrams.   In the K3S book there are 131 diagrams, 16 on the sub receiver alone.  There are expanded explanations (and diagrams) for all radio operations and in-depth explanations of topics such as the various controls for the receiver’s AGC.  And to top it all off, most topics have a “lab exercise” that you can do sitting at your radio to make sure you understand the concept. 

The printed versions of the books all have an extensive index and, of course, the pdf versions can be easily searched for what you are looking for.



Lulu Discount Codes

Note:  Both hard copy and pdf copies may be ordered from Lulu, and  Lulu often offers discounts, sometimes as much as 25%.  Check here for current Lulu discounts before ordering from KE7X.  You might get a good deal!




Ways to Purchase K-Line Books


 
What do you have?
 
What you need to order.
 Printed copy from Elecraft
 Download pdf from www.KE7X.com   
 Printed copy from www.lulu.com
 Download pdf from www.lulu.com

K3s and P3  
 The Elecraft K3s and P3 -- Getting the Most from Your High Performance Station
 
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 KPA500 and KAT500 only
The KPA500 and KAT500


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The full K-Line

 Purchase the two books above.

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AND
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 Purchased a used K3
 The Elecraft K3 and P3, 3rd Edition -- Incorporating the KXV3B and KIO3B
 

 
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An older K3 book but will be upgrading the K3 with K3s parts
 Upgrading the Elecraft K3 with K3s Components -- Bridging the Gap
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The Elecraft K3 and P3, 3rd Edition -- Incorporating the KXV3B and KIO3B
 

 
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 An older K3 book and a new P3
 The Elecraft P3, SVGA, and Tx Monitor
 

 
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 Macro Programming
 Elecraft Macro Programming
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Ways to Purchase KX3 Books

 
What do you have?

 What you need to order.
 Printed copy from Elecraft
 Download pdf from www.KE7X.com
 Printed copy from www.lulu.com
 Download pdf from www.lulu.com
KX3 or
KX3 + KXPA100 + PX3

 The Elecraft KX-Line -- The Complete Station

 
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KX3
or
KX3 + 2M
 The Portable Elecraft KX3 -- Going to the Summit with the KX3 and 2M/4M Transverter  
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A first edition KX3 book and I am adding a PX3 or upgrading to a full KX-Line


 The Elecraft KX-Line -- The Complete Station

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 The Elecraft KXPA100, PX3 and 2M/4M Transverter, 2nd. Ed.  

 
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Ways to Purchase KX2 Books

 
What do you have?

 What you need to order.
 Printed copy from Elecraft
 Download pdf from www.KE7X.com
 Printed copy from www.lulu.com
 Download pdf from www.lulu.com

KX2

 The Elecraft KX2 -- Ultra-Portable, Handheld, HF Rig

 
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 KXPA100 and KXAT100
 The KX2 Companion's Guide to the KXPA100 and KXAT100 X


 

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Click on the links below for more information and links to the Elecraft page for ordering.



Free Intro Guide and Tuner Operation Explanations