Re: [Elecraft_K3] K3 won't TX in FT-8


Hi Larry,
When in TX mode, make sure to adjust the Power slider (or the ouput from your sound card) to show 5 bars on the K3's ALC meter.
If the audio drops below the 5 bars, I have found that the K3's output can drop to zero. YMMV, but that works for me.
Ken - W8KEN

On 1/20/2018 12:22 PM, llibsch@... [Elecraft_K3] wrote:


        I am unable to get my K3 to TX any RF when set up for FT-8. Hardware is K3, Behringer U-phoria UMC202HD USB sound card running on WIN XP with most recent version of WSJT-X software. FT-8 settings Radio Tab: baud 38,400, data 8, stop 1, handshake none, PTT CAT, Mode data/packet, split none. Tests of CAT and PTT are both successful. Soundcard tab is set for the Behringer card.

        Soundcard is cabled to LIne In, Line Out on K3. I am in Data A (USB) mode. K3 Menu Mic Sel is set to line in/line out. Waterfall displays signals and they decode properly.

        When I click the tune button in the FT-8 software, the K3 goes into transmit but there is no RF out. When I press the tune button on the K3 I do get RF out. When we briefly attached a headphones plug to the soundcard out lead that had been connected to the K3 line in we could hear the tuning tone when clicking on the tune button in FT-8. I do AFSK RTTY without difficulty so I do not think the line in jack is faulty.

        Ideas, please.

                                            K4KGG, Larry

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