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.
The introductory price of the KPA1500, including internal ATU, is $5,995.
Regular KPA1500 orders will be billed at time of shipment. However, if you wish to help us accelerate our production ramp-up and ship earlier, please consider one of the suggested deposit levels on the order page. Deposits are fully refundable at any time. (We greatly appreciate your deposits. They really help!) Deposit Preorders will be shipped 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.
EU customers: We anticipate completing our CE testing within the next 90 days.
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.
• 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:
To order your KPA1500, visit our order form .
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