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Re: Win4K3suite and KPA 1500

wb6bee
 

Jim

I run  the DXLab commander, spot collector, pathfinder, dxkeeper with capture.   I have CW skimmer and four versions of Alex's bandmaster.   I also have NaP3 with Larry's LPPan.    Spotting on steroids.   Five monitors.   Really looking to simplify  things, a couple hours on the air and you are seeing things from all the monitor activity.

I am going to look around for a screen shot of the KPA 1500 fan control.   

Thanks for the input.

Don
WB6BEE

Re: Win4K3suite and KPA 1500

Jim N7US
 

I have Win4K3Suite and use it with the KPA1500.  The program recognizes the amplifier as the KPA1500 and shows that on the display.  The amplifier power on and off can be controlled, as can operate/standby and the tuner.

Right clicking the mouse button in the amplifier control tab (using the smaller window option) brings up fan speed selections.

I use that program with DXLab and usually use the Elecraft KPA1500 remote program with N1MM+ for contests.

You can try the program free for 30 days.  Unlike some programs, the license fee is one-time, not annual.  I think the program is a very good value.

Jim N7US

On Sun, Dec 8, 2019, 12:26 PM wb6bee <wb6bee@...> wrote:
Elecraft has a remote control program for the KPA 1500 with some level of fan monitoring and control.   I am not a user of Win4K3suite, but considering it.  Wonder if it has any KPA 1500 control features.   The documentation on line seems only to refer to the KPA 500

Don
WB6BEE
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Win4K3suite and KPA 1500

wb6bee
 

Elecraft has a remote control program for the KPA 1500 with some level of fan monitoring and control.   I am not a user of Win4K3suite, but considering it.  Wonder if it has any KPA 1500 control features.   The documentation on line seems only to refer to the KPA 500

Don
WB6BEE

for Sale K3 line

VE3GNO Daniel
 

For sale K3 line, prefer personal delivery around DC/VA/NC/SC/GA or shipping CONUS 

Config: 

1)      K3/100-K _K3 100W Transceiver(with 2x New synthesizer KSYN3A -$600 value for both RXs), all upgrades up to date K3S level (less USB), Kit Qty 1       value of  $2,574.95          

2)      KAT3A_KAT3A 100W ATU, Kit Qty 1  value of   $399.95

3)      2x matched  KFL3B-FM-IR_13 kHz (FM/AM) filter for K3/K3S      value of         $299.90

4)      2x matched KFL3A-1.8k-IR_1.8K Filter 8 poles for the K3/K3S (SSB)          value of          $299.90

5)      2x matched KFL3C-400_400 Hz Filter 8 pole  for the K3/K3S (CW/DATA)    value of    $339.90

6)      2x matched KFL3A-250-IR_250 Hz Filter 8 poles for the K3/K3S (CW/DATA)   value of       $339.90             

7)      KRX3A-K_High Performance Subreceiver, Kit       value of         $699.95                            

8)      2x KBPF3A_KBPF3A General Coverage RX Band-pass Filters, Kit    value of      $399.90              

9)      KDVR3_KDVR3 Digital Voice Recorder, Kit          value of          $169.95

10)   K144XV-K_144-148 MHz 10 W Internal Module, Kit       value of       $389.95

11)   K144RFLK_K144XV Reference Lock Board, Kit  value of $99.95

12)   P3-K_P3 Panadapter, Kit            value of                  $749.95

13)   P3SVGA_P3SVGA P3 Video/FFT Adapter, Kit    value of   $289.95

Total value $7,054.10  will sell for $4500 or best offer


vy 73 de VE3GNO/YO3GJC Daniel
Cary NC

For Sale Elecraft K3s, dual receive.

Peter Hardy
 

K3s 100 W transceiver fitted with:

KDVR3 Digital voice/audio recorder.

KBPF3A Filters for full general coverage receive for both receivers.

KRX3A Second receiver.

K3EXREF 10MHz external GPSDO input.

K144XV 2 Meter internal transverter.

K144xv Reference oscillator.

 

Each receiver is fitted with the following crystal roofing filters:

 

Main RX

6KHz 8 pole INRAD

2.4K 8 pole (Chinese)

2.3k 8 Pole (Chinese)

1.8K 8 Pole (Chinese)

400Hz 8 Pole INRAD

2nd RX

6KHz 8 pole INRAD

2.4K 8 pole (Chinese)

2.3k 8 Pole (Chinese)

1.8K 8 Pole (Chinese)

400Hz 8 Pole INRAD

 

Also fitted is a Chinese 1ppm TCXO.

 

Included in the sale are the original 2.7KHz 5 Pole filters for both receivers and the original Elecraft TCXO 5ppm. 

 

Complete with power lead, assembly and user manuals.  Also included is the excellent publication by Fred Cady KE7X on the K3s and P3. 

 

Note there is no internal ATU fitted as I use an external Elecraft KAT500. 

 

It has had little use with only 317 HF QSO’s (22/10/19) and only 1 2m SSB QSO most of these being low power output from the TX (nominal 25W) to drive my KPA 500 linear at UK legal output.

 

It is from a smoke free QTH and in good cosmetic condition.

 

I would be looking for around £2900.  Collect in person after testing at this QTH or arrange own courier.  It will be securely packed.

 

Peter G3VNH

 

Peter<at>gb3vnh.plus.com

Re: K3 Memories not keeping wide Bandwidth for FT8 band/mode changes

joe gay
 

Mark,
I use the 'Norm' & 'I II' settings for saving mode filter settings _ see page 26 of K3 owners manual for explanation. Once you set for 'Data A' it will stay that wat in FT-8 band changes.
Joe

K-POD Button Legend Holder

Mike Flowers
 

Tried to upload this to the FILES section of the group, but that was denied.   It’s just something I found useful …

 

Here’s a Dropbox link to the document:

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/u06kk1ax84hzag6/K-POD%20Button%20Legend%20Holder.docx?dl=0

 

- 73 and good DX de Mike, K6MKF, NCDXC Secretary

 

Re: A couple of quirks?

Mark Horn
 

Thank you both for responding it much appreciated. 

73 Mark
M0WGF

Re: A couple of quirks?

Brian Hunt
 

To use the dbv scale, you have to set the zero db reference first. Do this by changing VFO-B to AFV and let that value stabilize. The measurement rate is pretty slow so it takes a few seconds. Then switch to dbV and let that reading drop. If there is no change in AF level dbV should drop to near zero. eg: do the above with only band noise in the passband. Then tune in a signal to its dbV above noise. 

Hope this helps. 

73, Brian, K0DTJ

On Nov 29, 2019, at 14:32, Mark Horn <mhorn71@...> wrote:

I'm a new owner of a K3s and a P3 and I have a couple of funny quirks which I don't know why I get them. 

1. When I set the the display to read dBV it reads a constant 99.9dBV until I start turning the VFO B knob clockwise a maybe a dozen times and then the display finally reads something sensible such as -0.9dBV is this normal behaviour? 

2.  When I switch the built in attenuator on the signal level on the K3s drops but the noise level on the P3 increases and again I have no idea why that should be?

Can anyone shed any light on the above two quirks? 

73 Mark
M0WGF

Re: A couple of quirks?

Donn Drury
 

Re: A couple of quirks?

Bob McGraw - K4TAX
 

I believe #1 is audio voltage displayed. Not sure about the averaging 

#2 depends on how you have the S meter configured to respond. It can be set to show the effect of the attenuation or not.  Likewise RF gain too. 

What you are getting is normal, depending on Menu & CONFIG settings. 


Bob, K4TAX



On Nov 29, 2019, at 5:32 PM, Mark Horn <mhorn71@...> wrote:

I'm a new owner of a K3s and a P3 and I have a couple of funny quirks which I don't know why I get them. 

1. When I set the the display to read dBV it reads a constant 99.9dBV until I start turning the VFO B knob clockwise a maybe a dozen times and then the display finally reads something sensible such as -0.9dBV is this normal behaviour? 

2.  When I switch the built in attenuator on the signal level on the K3s drops but the noise level on the P3 increases and again I have no idea why that should be?

Can anyone shed any light on the above two quirks? 

73 Mark
M0WGF

Side KX Sale

Scott Bastian
 

Greeting from Side KX, your Elecraft accessories supplier please visit my web site at www.gemsproducts.com for K3/P3 end panels as well as for the KX line!
Use coupon code of LOYAL for 10% off your order this weekend.

73 Scott AK6Q

A couple of quirks?

Mark Horn
 

I'm a new owner of a K3s and a P3 and I have a couple of funny quirks which I don't know why I get them. 

1. When I set the the display to read dBV it reads a constant 99.9dBV until I start turning the VFO B knob clockwise a maybe a dozen times and then the display finally reads something sensible such as -0.9dBV is this normal behaviour? 

2.  When I switch the built in attenuator on the signal level on the K3s drops but the noise level on the P3 increases and again I have no idea why that should be?

Can anyone shed any light on the above two quirks? 

73 Mark
M0WGF

KX 2nd L👀K Parts Kit - Black Friday/Cyber December Special

Anthony Luscre
 

I am offering a special pre-holiday price for the KX 2nd L👀K Parts Kit + Clear Case for Black Friday and through December 2019. The special pricing is limited to Black-on-White and White-on-Black displays.

The  KX 2nd L👀K expands the 7 character decode display on your Elecraft KX3, KX2, K3* or K3S* into an 80 character display. It is a pre-programmed Arduino based kit with very minimal soldering required. For full details, assembly instructions and to order visit:
The specials--
  • One (1) Full  - KX 2nd L👀K Parts Kit + Clear Case -  Black Friday/Cyber December Special $45.00 (Black on White or White on Black Display Only)
  • Two (2) Full  - KX 2nd L👀K Parts Kit + Clear Case -  Black Friday/Cyber December Special $85.00 (Black on White or White on Black Display Only)
* For K3 or K3S you will need a DB-9 to 3.5mm adapter cable (parts available on the order form).

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Anthony Luscre

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Re: K3 Memories not keeping wide Bandwidth for FT8 band/mode changes

Jim AC0E
 

Have just yesterday exchanged emails with Jeffrey Coleman, N2BC, the new holder of N2BC.
Jeffrey is the son of Bill Coleman,
ex-N2BC (SK)...
He's a very new amateur and I have encouraged to join this group...


Happy Holidays to everyone here...


"May the Flux be with you"


73


Jim AC0E

Re: K3 Memories not keeping wide Bandwidth for FT8 band/mode changes

Mark W2OR
 

Thank you Keith, Brian, and Bill.  And thanks again to Dave and Rick.

Regarding the original post here and the original question :
It has been suggested to try out one of the companion apps in DXLabSuites, a CAT app entitled DX Commander.  I've done so, and Commander works perfectly for the station needs here.  This CAT app has a variety of filter and mode options that will allow the retention of K3 mode bandwidths when changing bands, or frequencies, or when changing K3 memories, M1-M4, etc.  This includes one-button band changes or one-button mode changes on the K3 units here, and the band buttons on both of Elecraft's KPA amps.

Regarding the previous post (#31664) :
Using Commander's filter tab settings obviates any need to mess with K3 Utility to widen the roofing filter bandwidths, for the stated purpose described in the previous post.

Thank you.  Am a Happy Camper.  It's now time for a strong cup of Thanksgiving eggnog after all the fiddling here ... you five are welcome to swing by and help finish up the bottle.  Mucho thanks for the five suggestions made previously, all thoughtful and worthwhile.

73, Mark
 .. w2or .. 

Re: K3 Memories not keeping wide Bandwidth for FT8 band/mode changes

Keith_WE6R
 

Yes, you can (setup) the filter for a different number. That will change the switchpoint. Just be reasonable. Setting the 2.8 for 3.0 should be fine. Experiment away, you can't hurt anything.
Keith WE6R

Re: K3 Memories not keeping wide Bandwidth for FT8 band/mode changes

Keith_WE6R
 

Set up the band/mode/width etc. Then cycle power with the front switch, NOT pulling DC.
It should come on the way you left it.
I use my K-POD and set a button to TAP=Normalize and Long-press = full wide. And another does ESSB.
Keith WE6R

Re: K3 Memories not keeping wide Bandwidth for FT8 band/mode changes

Brian Hunt
 

FYI, the Elecraft Memory Editor works FB for the KX2 as well.

73,
Brian, K0DTJ

Re: K3 Memories not keeping wide Bandwidth for FT8 band/mode changes

Bill Mader
 

The Elecraft (not third party) Frequency Memory Editor works for the K3, K3S, and KX3.  It is very handy for various reasons and allows editing all frequency memories.  There are many comments in the Elecraft Nabble on-line archive on its use.

There is also a program (third party; no longer supported) called K3_EZ.  It allows memory editing and much, much more.  You can find the most recent version at:

http://www.na6m.com/EZ-K3/K3_EZ2007.zip
--
73, Bill Mader, K8TE
K-Line, KX3, KX1, K2, Awaiting K4 Delivery
W6H NM Coordinator, Route 66 On-the-Air 4-13 Sep 2020
ARRL New Mexico Section Manager
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