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Reviews Categories | Interfaces, Radio to computer, amp, rotor, coax switch, internet | Elecraft KRC2 Help

Reviews Summary for Elecraft KRC2
Reviews: 2 Average rating: 4.5/5 MSRP: $159.00
Description: The Elecraft KRC2 Band Decoder is a universal, programmable station control unit that can switch any combination of antennas, filters, amplifiers, or other equipment. It supports analog, digital, and RS232 control inputs, so it's compatible with transceivers from Icom (voltage level), Yaesu (BCD and voltage level), and Kenwood (serial or BCD via logging program), as well as Elecraft's own K2 and K2/100.

The KRC2 includes decoded outputs for all HF bands (including WARC bands), three transverter bands, and general accessories. High-side (source) and low-side (sink) relay drivers are included. All signal lines are RF bypassed to eliminate RFI and noise pickup.
Product is in production.
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W7GKM Rating: 4/5 Jan 21, 2015 15:09 Send this review to a friend
Icom - Elecraft interface  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
The cable did not work with my IC-7600 at first but an e-mail to Phil resulted in an immediate return phone call. He told me that I had an incorrect menu setting on the Elecraft KPA-500 that was causing the problem. Cable works great now for all of the "old" standard bands. I would rate it a "5" except that it will not switch the KPA-500 to the WARC bands or to 6 meters. This is apparently a problem with the voltages supplied by the 7600 and those bands must be switched by the push buttons on the amplifier. Great service from Phil.
WB5OMP Rating: 5/5 Sep 8, 2006 13:19 Send this review to a friend
Great solution to following your frequency.....  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Having a solid state amplifier (Ten Tec 420)and a Kenwood radio (ts-480), I wanted to find a way to have the amp bandswitch with the radio, without using my computer. The KRC2 is the ticket. You can mix and match almost any radio/solid state amplifier, and they will track. Now if I change radios, not a problem to keep my HercII.
The KRC2 will take BCD, serial, or CI-V data input and provide source or sink outputs for amp switching,relay switching,filter switching,antenna switching you name it.
The documentation, circuit board, components and supplied hardware are supurb, a real pleasure to build. Have a question/problem, no problem, the tech support is outstanding.
Be aware, the KRC2 currently operates at 4800 baud only which may be a problem if used in conjunction with some CAT programs. Also a non identified 1k pullup resistor is required with Kenwood radios.
Meets my needs, and provides other options, makes me want to build a K2! Renewed my faith in American made products..
Steve WB5OMP

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