In reply to K1YMI:
Rumours are that it will be more than $300 (£184) and much less than
$1500 (£924). It’s competition (FT817, FT857 & Elecraft K2 &
K1) are all between $300(for a basic KX1) and $900 for the FT857. So
you have to think they have to hit the higher end of that price range.
IMHO the question is, whether from which direction the KX+ price will hit the higher end of that price range?!
Elecraft are not famous from their competitive pricing but their nearly unacceptably high lead times and prices. Remember that in case of K2 each and every feature providing ease of use (e.g. SSB, noise blanker, DSP, audio filter, separate receiving antenna input, etc.) are separately priced supplementary options.
Thus, I think, the $300 rumour is nothing but a kind of dreaming about Santa’s surprise, we could imagine to find below the Christmast tree on boxing day…
However it looks fine and I could also do with it. (Santa, do you read this mailing list? )
73: Jóska, HA5CW / M0HAA