Elecraft K4 – High Performance Direct Sampling SDR
High-Performance Direct-Sampling SDR-Transceiver 160-6m
Der neue K4 wird anlässlich der HAMvention in Dayton (17.-19.5.2019) erstmals der Öffentlichkeit vorgestellt. Da die neue Linie noch die CE-Zertifizierung durchlaufen muss, erfolgt die Markteinführung in Europa voraussichtlich November/Dezember 2019.
Fast signal processing
The RF signal chain in the K4 incorporates parallel hardware processing of data streams, including a dedicated DSP subsystem. This, combined with silent, PIN-diode T/R switching, ensures fast CW break-in. Data and speech-processing delays are also minimized.
Standard DSP features include easy-to-adjust, per-mode RX/TX EQ; clean, punchy RF speech processing; full DVR capabilities; and several built-in data decode/encode modes. Direct-sampling technology results in an ultra-flat passband response for clean RX and TX audio. Since the signal chain is software-defined, the DSP can be field upgraded to add new algorithms and operating modes.
The KAT4 ATU has a nominally 10:1 matching range. It includes 3 antenna jacks, any one of which can be selected as an input for one or both receivers.
Internal VHF/UHF module (future option)
An expansion slot is reserved for a high-performance VHF/UHF module, with output of approximately 15 W. This module will support all modes.
A no-soldering kit version of the K4 is planned for later release. Builders will learn about advanced radio technology as they proceed. All modules are pre-aligned and tested.
The K4 adapts to your needs, with three models to choose from.
|Model K4||Model K4D||Model K4HD|
|Basic K4 transceiver provides 160-6 m, all-mode coverage; 100 W output; five receive RF sources; and wideband dual watch, allowing the main and sub receivers to be set for the same or different bands.||Adds KDIV4 option, with a second set of band-pass filters and additional direct-sampling ADC module. This allows the two receivers to use different antennas – a requirement for diversity receive. Having two sets of band-pass filters also optimizes signal handling when the receivers are on different bands and/or antennas.||Includes all of the above, plus our dual superhet module, the KHDR4. Ideal for competitive field day, contesting, and DXpedition stations. Each superhet receive section includes two crystal filters: one SSB/data bandwidth, one CW bandwidth. The superhet’s 8 MHz IF has excellent dynamic range, so additional crystal filters are not required.STANDARD FEATURES|
Size: 4.5”H x 13.5”W, 10” D
Weight: Approx. 10 lbs
Supply Voltage: 12-15 VDC
Current: ~2 A RX, ~18-23 A TX
Frequency Range: 100 kHz – 54 MHz (VHF/UHF range to be determined*)
Stablility: +/- 0.25 ppm (TCXO)
Modes: CW, SSB, AM, FM, Data
LCD: 7” color; touch & mouse control
Text modes: CW, PSK31/63, RTTY
KAT4 ATU: 10:1+ range; 3 ant. jacks
RX antenna sources: Up to 5
A-to-D Converter(s): 16 bits
CW QSK: Silent, PIN-diode switched
Other: RX/TX EQ, real-time clock,100% remote control including panadapter data, remote antenna switch control*, custom in-box software apps*
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