Bill: The FDM-DUO Blows away the KX2. The receiver is FAR superior. A friend who has the DUO compared in a “ shoot-out “ w/the KX2. Portability? SUPER! It will run on 9.5 -
16.0 vdc. The RX works SUPER on CW. It will copy code AND filter down to 100 Hz with Ø
ringing. At 100 Hz it has 4 pre-set filter positions. You can run up to 8 w. The final transistors are 30w ea., and run in push/pull. It also has 3 modes of keeping the finals cool. Massive heat sink on final transistors. Fan that runs 100% of the time
( tiny.. but POWERFUL! ) And the heat sink under the finals dissipate heat. I can’t remember what the material it is, but it absorbs heat.
All in all..the FDM-DUO is just as good as it gets. I love mine! Her it is w/the ART-120 amp + 15w ( RMS ) spkr w/built in equalizer.
Questions? Just give me a call. I’ve assisted at 6 Dayton Hamventions, 4 Huntsville Hamfests, and 5 Orlando HAMCATIONS. I work w/Franco.. the CEO of ELAD. I’m not a paid employee, but a highly-underpaid volunteer. I believe in ELAD.
Give me a call at 1.404.229.3365 whenever you have a question. I don’t know everything.. but I believe I can assist you.
Please do not get the KX2. You’ll be disappointed. I’m not knocking ELECRAFT, as I own a K3, and have won 2- plaques for the GA QSO PARTY. 2018 + this year.
I’m retired, 72.5, been licensed since 1969..continuously w/dirtybrowndawg!