The KX3 is the same price as the Argo6 when factory assembled. But you can save $100 if you assemble it yourself. Very easy (no soldering). Took me 2.5 hours to build.
Phil - AD5X
No soldering? What fun is that?
You're right though. Considering all the features of the KX3, you'd think Ten-Tec would have put out a similar receiver. Given what the Argo 6 has, I think $600 should be the top price. I'll pass. For $1149, they have a used Jupiter with auto tuner. I know it's not a QRP rig, but just saying it's a feature packed rig for an extra $200.
I like that KX3. Is it made in USA?