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Elecraft – now accepting #KPA1500 orders!



August 24, 2017

Early Notification – Now Accepting KPA1500 Orders

Greetings from Elecraft headquarters, where we’ve been working hard to make the KPA1500 the best legal-limit amp you’ll ever own. We’ve finally received FCC certification and are ready to take orders. Thank you for indicating an interest in preordering.

24 Hours after sending this email, we’ll close this form and open up general KPA1500 ordering on our main order page.

Ordering Information

The introductory price of the KPA1500, including internal ATU, is $5,995. We’ve created a private web order form (below) for you since you signed up for early notification.

If you wish to help us accelerate our production ramp-up and ship earlier, in addition to regular KPA1500 orders which will be billed at shipment, we also have several refundable deposit levels on the preorder page. (We greatly appreciate your deposits. They really help!) Deposit Preorders will be shipped from the first production run in the order received, followed by non-deposit orders. We’re ramping up production now and expect first deliveries to begin in October.

Extra savings option: If you place a deposit of $5,995, you’ll receive FREE shipping within the continental U.S. lower 48 states (Wayne and Eric will also autograph your KPA1500 owner’s manual.)

Private KPA1500 Preorder Form:

EU customers: We anticipate completing our CE testing within the next 90 days.

KPA1500 Details

The KPA1500 is a legal-limit, solid-state amplifier that won’t take over your entire desktop: it’s just 4.5 x 13.5 x 11.5” (HWD; 11.5 x 34 x 29 cm). The lightweight companion power supply can be placed on the floor or in any other convenient location.

The KPA1500 was designed with the serious operator in mind. Its no-nonsense front panel shows all important parameters at a glance, with a high-contrast 32-character LCD and fast, bright LED bar graphs. Band switching is instantaneous via control inputs or RF sensing. Protection and monitoring circuitry is extensive and foolproof, letting you focus on the job at hand — breaking pileups and overcoming the most difficult operating conditions…like low sunspot counts. And it wouldn’t be an Elecraft amp without robust PIN-diode T/R switching. Like our KPA500, the KPA1500 offers fast QSK without a noisy relay.
The amplifier’s rugged internal ATU can handle full power with load SWR of at least 3:1, while a wider matching range is allowed at lower power, including up to 10:1 in standby mode.

• 1500W
• Very compact design
• Fast, silent PIN diode T/R switching
• Built-in Antenna Tuner with dual antenna jacks
• Compatible with nearly any transceiver
• 160-6 meters

For additional information including photographs and a detailed FAQ, see:

Thanks & 73,

Wayne, N6KR

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