We are working feverishly at the factory getting the KPA1500 into production. Parts are coming in, new production space is set up and we’re continuing to test and use our pre-production KPA1500s on the air in contest conditions to insure we have a rock-solid product when we begin shipping.
For those who have asked, we are using two 1400 W BLF188 LDMOS FETS mounted to a large 3/8″ thick copper spreader in the KPA1500. This yields 2800 W of device dissipation, providing lots of headroom for the amp.
We are awaiting final FCC certification approval of our KPA1500 test data and then we will begin taking orders. If you signed up for our KPA1500 early notification and update list, you will get the first email alert for when we start taking orders. (Hopefully in July!) The KPA1500 introductory price, including internal ATU, is $5,995. Sign up on our KPA1500 page at: http://www.elecraft.com/KPA1500/KPA1500.htm
Lastly, we continue to receive great input from you on desired KPA1500 features, compatibility needs, and desired software capabilities. This input allows us to continually add features to the software and design of the KPA1500 to make it the best, most compatible amplifier on the market. Keep those suggestions coming! (Send them to kpa)