I monitor the Elecraft mailing list where, if you can sort through all the noise, you can find a few tidbits dropped occasionally by the folks at Elecraft about upcoming features in their products. Here are a couple of interesting tidbits that were dropped by Wayne and Lyle from Elecraft concerning the new KX3: Wayne said: So, the new KX3 will be able to charge AA NiMH batteries and will last 5-10 hours from typical usage. That's pretty cool. Lyle said: I'm guessing that they're going to use the same clipper/compression/processor as the K3, which is a good thing. If that's the case, it will probably also contain the 8 band TX EQ. This could end up being a very nice $800 radio for field work.