Interesting KX-1 Modification

Started by RadioRay, May 21, 2013, 10:29:26 am

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RadioRay

This is a sheet metal project to extend the bottom case . . .

http://nf3v.com/wp/?p=276


>Ray
"When we cannot do the good we would, we must be ready to do the good we can."  ~ Matthew Henry

KK0G

I saw that a few weeks ago, he did a good job, looks like it came from the factory that way. For me the minuscule power gain is not worth the penalty of the extra weight and most importantly the considerable extra bulk that this modification requires. He did execute it very well though.
"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety" - Benjamin Franklin

KK0G

KK0G

Here's another method of increasing the KX1's internal battery voltage: http://wa3wsj.homestead.com/Elecraft_KX1_Battery_Modification.pdf It has the advantage of no increase in size but the disadvantage of having to add a charge controller PC board and being a semi-permanent modification. I think I'll leave mine the way it is but thought I'd throw it out there if any one was interested.

P.S. That site has some other cool KX1 mods, tips, tricks.
"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety" - Benjamin Franklin

KK0G