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OT: For sale - weighted K3 main VFO knob

vr2xmc
 

The knob was sold, thanks for your interest.

73 Johnny VR2XMC
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傳送日期︰ 2014年02月23日 (週日) 3:43 PM
主題︰ OT: For sale - weighted K3 main VFO knob

Hello Group,

I have a spare K3 main VFO knob (black in colour) for sale.  It has been manufactured by:

http://www.73cnc.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=K3MainBlk&CartID=1

It is in excellent condition without any scratch (at least not visible by my eye).  My price is USD84 inclusive of shipping by airmail to major cities in the world.  If interested, please email me off-the-list.

73

Johnny VR2XMC



OT: For sale - weighted K3 main VFO knob

vr2xmc
 

Hello Group,

I have a spare K3 main VFO knob (black in colour) for sale.  It has been manufactured by:

http://www.73cnc.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=K3MainBlk&CartID=1

It is in excellent condition without any scratch (at least not visible by my eye).  My price is USD84 inclusive of shipping by airmail to major cities in the world.  If interested, please email me off-the-list.

73

Johnny VR2XMC


Re: [Elecraft_K3] BL-2 weather enclosure

Mel Farrer <farrerfolks@...>
 

First aid box is already cracked, darn.  Looking at a utility box for outside mounting, weather proof and has a snap on clear cover.  Light weight.  BL-2 will fit in.  Hummm.


Mel, K6KBE


On Saturday, February 22, 2014 9:51 AM, Mel Farrer wrote:
 
Interesting idea.  I do have a travel first aid box, but I think it is plastic.  Will check.  Thanks.

Mel, K6KBE



On Saturday, February 22, 2014 8:05 AM, "mikerodgerske5gbc@..." wrote:
 
Could a First aid box work?

73
Mike

RIP- Mr 500.  STP's Andy Granatelli from racing fans everywhere. 

On Feb 21, 2014, at 7:29 PM, Mel Farrer <farrerfolks@...> wrote:

 
Thanks Matt, will look it up.

Mel



On Friday, February 21, 2014 7:04 AM, Matt Zilmer <mzilmer@...> wrote:
 
Hi Mel,

I use an LMB clamshell-style box, made of metal.  The box itself isn't weatherproof, and I've sealed it up around the edges with Gorilla tape [the water-repellent kind], plus RTV around the BNC exit point.  The only caveat with using a metal enclosure is that the BL2 should be mounted 1/2" or more away from any metal except at the BNC end of it.

I brought the balanced signals out through a couple of center insulators.  These are available from DX Engineering, last time I looked.

73,
matt W6NIA



From: farrerfolks@...
To: Elecraft_K3@...
Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2014 10:54:54 -0800
Subject: [Elecraft_K3] BL-2 weather enclosure

 

I am looking for a weather protector for the balun.  On portable uncertain weather, I would rather have some protection.  I have seen a plexiglass one, but it has holes and doesn't look like you can switch it easily.  Any one found a good solution, like a clamshell enclosure????  Thanks.

Mel, K6KBE








Re: [Elecraft_K3] BL-2 weather enclosure

Mel Farrer <farrerfolks@...>
 

Interesting idea.  I do have a travel first aid box, but I think it is plastic.  Will check.  Thanks.

Mel, K6KBE



On Saturday, February 22, 2014 8:05 AM, "mikerodgerske5gbc@..." wrote:
 
Could a First aid box work?

73
Mike

RIP- Mr 500.  STP's Andy Granatelli from racing fans everywhere. 

On Feb 21, 2014, at 7:29 PM, Mel Farrer <farrerfolks@...> wrote:

 
Thanks Matt, will look it up.

Mel



On Friday, February 21, 2014 7:04 AM, Matt Zilmer <mzilmer@...> wrote:
 
Hi Mel,

I use an LMB clamshell-style box, made of metal.  The box itself isn't weatherproof, and I've sealed it up around the edges with Gorilla tape [the water-repellent kind], plus RTV around the BNC exit point.  The only caveat with using a metal enclosure is that the BL2 should be mounted 1/2" or more away from any metal except at the BNC end of it.

I brought the balanced signals out through a couple of center insulators.  These are available from DX Engineering, last time I looked.

73,
matt W6NIA



From: farrerfolks@...
To: Elecraft_K3@...
Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2014 10:54:54 -0800
Subject: [Elecraft_K3] BL-2 weather enclosure

 

I am looking for a weather protector for the balun.  On portable uncertain weather, I would rather have some protection.  I have seen a plexiglass one, but it has holes and doesn't look like you can switch it easily.  Any one found a good solution, like a clamshell enclosure????  Thanks.

Mel, K6KBE






Re: [Elecraft_K3] BL-2 weather enclosure

mikerodgerske5gbc
 

Could a First aid box work?

73
Mike

RIP- Mr 500.  STP's Andy Granatelli from racing fans everywhere. 

On Feb 21, 2014, at 7:29 PM, Mel Farrer <farrerfolks@...> wrote:

 

Thanks Matt, will look it up.

Mel



On Friday, February 21, 2014 7:04 AM, Matt Zilmer <mzilmer@...> wrote:
 
Hi Mel,

I use an LMB clamshell-style box, made of metal.  The box itself isn't weatherproof, and I've sealed it up around the edges with Gorilla tape [the water-repellent kind], plus RTV around the BNC exit point.  The only caveat with using a metal enclosure is that the BL2 should be mounted 1/2" or more away from any metal except at the BNC end of it.

I brought the balanced signals out through a couple of center insulators.  These are available from DX Engineering, last time I looked.

73,
matt W6NIA



From: farrerfolks@...
To: Elecraft_K3@...
Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2014 10:54:54 -0800
Subject: [Elecraft_K3] BL-2 weather enclosure

 

I am looking for a weather protector for the balun.  On portable uncertain weather, I would rather have some protection.  I have seen a plexiglass one, but it has holes and doesn't look like you can switch it easily.  Any one found a good solution, like a clamshell enclosure????  Thanks.

Mel, K6KBE




Re: [Elecraft_K3] BL-2 weather enclosure

Mel Farrer <farrerfolks@...>
 

Thanks Matt, will look it up.

Mel



On Friday, February 21, 2014 7:04 AM, Matt Zilmer wrote:
 
Hi Mel,

I use an LMB clamshell-style box, made of metal.  The box itself isn't weatherproof, and I've sealed it up around the edges with Gorilla tape [the water-repellent kind], plus RTV around the BNC exit point.  The only caveat with using a metal enclosure is that the BL2 should be mounted 1/2" or more away from any metal except at the BNC end of it.

I brought the balanced signals out through a couple of center insulators.  These are available from DX Engineering, last time I looked.

73,
matt W6NIA



From: farrerfolks@...
To: Elecraft_K3@...
Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2014 10:54:54 -0800
Subject: [Elecraft_K3] BL-2 weather enclosure

 

I am looking for a weather protector for the balun.  On portable uncertain weather, I would rather have some protection.  I have seen a plexiglass one, but it has holes and doesn't look like you can switch it easily.  Any one found a good solution, like a clamshell enclosure????  Thanks.

Mel, K6KBE




Re: [Elecraft_K3] BL-2 weather enclosure

matt zilmer
 

Hi Mel,

I use an LMB clamshell-style box, made of metal.  The box itself isn't weatherproof, and I've sealed it up around the edges with Gorilla tape [the water-repellent kind], plus RTV around the BNC exit point.  The only caveat with using a metal enclosure is that the BL2 should be mounted 1/2" or more away from any metal except at the BNC end of it.

I brought the balanced signals out through a couple of center insulators.  These are available from DX Engineering, last time I looked.

73,
matt W6NIA



From: farrerfolks@...
To: Elecraft_K3@...
Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2014 10:54:54 -0800
Subject: [Elecraft_K3] BL-2 weather enclosure

 

I am looking for a weather protector for the balun.  On portable uncertain weather, I would rather have some protection.  I have seen a plexiglass one, but it has holes and doesn't look like you can switch it easily.  Any one found a good solution, like a clamshell enclosure????  Thanks.

Mel, K6KBE


Re: [Elecraft_K3] BL-2 weather enclosure

Dale J. <dj2001x@...>
 

Hello Mel,

I don't have one of those, but as a suggestion that comes to mind, how about go to Home Depot, Lowes etc and get some PVC and end caps, it's cheap and easy to find the right size,, you might have to cut it down but should make a good weather protector, let your imagination run wild, hi.

GL & 73
Dale, K9VUJ

On 20, Feb 2014, at 12:54, Mel Farrer <farrerfolks@...> wrote:



I am looking for a weather protector for the balun. On portable uncertain weather, I would rather have some protection. I have seen a plexiglass one, but it has holes and doesn't look like you can switch it easily. Any one found a good solution, like a clamshell enclosure???? Thanks.

Mel, K6KBE



Win4K3Suite now supports the KXPA100, LP-Pan, the SoftRockII Lite and MicroHam routers

tblahovici@...
 

Version 1.45 of Win4K3Suite now has a number of major additions and improvements.
Support is now available for the KXPA100 for the KX3, integrating the amplifier directly into the user interface with Temperature, Power and SWR displays.  Both the KXAT100 and KAT500 are supported with the KX3.

The KX3 spectrum scope has been improved as well.  ASIO driver support has been dropped due to some cases of performance issues with the spectrum. The use of Windows WDM drivers has eliminated this problem.

Win4K3Suite now also supports TelePosts LP-PAN and the SoftRock II Lite Panadapters.

Support for the MicroHam router is also now available.  The following devices are now supported.

MK2R and MK2R+
MicroKeyer II
DigiKeyer II
Station Master and Station Master Deluxe.

Please make sure you have updated your MicroHam router software to the current release.  Much thanks goes to Joe Subich who made this possible.

This version of Win4K3Suite now operates in native 64bit mode eliminating a number of issues with third party video capture devices.  It will of course also operate in 32 bit mode.  Users of  32 bit operating system please contact me off list for specific instructions.

Due to the migration to 64 bits, there is a new 30 day trial.  Register users will also have to re-enter their license codes.

The first independent review of Win4K3Suite is located here:  http://k4mtx.wordpress.com/2014/01/12/win4k3suite-kx3/

Videos may be seen at http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=win4k3suite&sm=1

Thanks for all your support.

73's, Tom va2fsq.com


Heil Classic ICM mic with K3: anyone using this combination?

Bud WO4K
 

Back in 2009 I bought a Heil Classic ICM with desk boom and foot switch. This is the mic that was designed to look like the 1930's RCA 74B ribbon mic. Heil made three versions of this mic. This one has two mic elements, an electret designed for the older Icom tranceivers (I was using an IC-751A at the time) and a wide-range dynamic element. When I got my K-Line I could never get very good audio reports using this mic, using either narrow or wide element. So for the past couple of years this has been operating desk eye candy only. I would like to give it another try and wonder if anyone else has been able to use this mic successfully. I know that the settings will be different for each voice, but I sure would like to get internal audio equalizer settings from someone on this forum who is using this mic as a starting point. Right now my rig is setup for my Heil ProSet, which works well. Thoughts? Advice? Settings?

Thanks,
Frank
W4FLN


BL-2 weather enclosure

Mel Farrer <farrerfolks@...>
 

I am looking for a weather protector for the balun.  On portable uncertain weather, I would rather have some protection.  I have seen a plexiglass one, but it has holes and doesn't look like you can switch it easily.  Any one found a good solution, like a clamshell enclosure????  Thanks.

Mel, K6KBE


Re: [Elecraft_K3] K3 newbie sub rx questions

Richard Allisette <rallisette@...>
 

Thanks everyone for the replies. All now sorted.
Apologies for the double post but my first took nearly a day to appear and I thought it had got lost
Back to the manual now. The XYL is complaining I've got my head in a book all the time!
73 Dick GU4CHY

On 20 Feb 2014, at 06:12, mikerodgerske5gbc@... wrote:

 

I believe you need to go into configure menu and "install them".

Look in manual in configuration menu section.

73
Mike R

RIP- Mr 500. STP's Andy Granatelli from racing fans everywhere.

On Feb 19, 2014, at 4:16 AM, Richard Allisette <rallisette@...> wrote:

> Dear K3 group,
>
> I have recently purchased a secondhand fully loaded K3/100. It includes the KRX3 sub receiver and KAT3 ATU. However, I can’t bring these into play. Each time I tap the appropriate button it says “no-sub” or “no ATU”. I am sure there is a menu item I need to initiate but I can’t work out what it is.
> Additionally, I can plug my antenna (a SteppIr vertical) into antenna 2 and can still hear signals with the rig showing antenna 1. I have even tried reading the manual but without success!
>
> Help would be much appreciated, this is my first Elecraft radio.
>
> 73 Dick GU4CHY
>
>
> ------------------------------------
>
> Yahoo Groups Links
>
>
>


Re: [Elecraft_K3] K3 newbie sub rx questions

mikerodgerske5gbc
 

I believe you need to go into configure menu and "install them".

Look in manual in configuration menu section.

73
Mike R

RIP- Mr 500. STP's Andy Granatelli from racing fans everywhere.

On Feb 19, 2014, at 4:16 AM, Richard Allisette <rallisette@...> wrote:

Dear K3 group,

I have recently purchased a secondhand fully loaded K3/100. It includes the KRX3 sub receiver and KAT3 ATU. However, I can’t bring these into play. Each time I tap the appropriate button it says “no-sub” or “no ATU”. I am sure there is a menu item I need to initiate but I can’t work out what it is.
Additionally, I can plug my antenna (a SteppIr vertical) into antenna 2 and can still hear signals with the rig showing antenna 1. I have even tried reading the manual but without success!

Help would be much appreciated, this is my first Elecraft radio.

73 Dick GU4CHY


------------------------------------

Yahoo Groups Links



Re: [Elecraft_K3] K3 sub rx question

Dale J. <dj2001x@...>
 

Dick,

Push and hold for 2 or 3 seconds the menu button. Then go to <KRX3> be sure that is selected to anything other than <not installed>, you can figure out the details later regarding the other selections. I have mine set to <Ant=bnc>

For the atu it is also in the config menu, (push and hold the menu for 2 or 3 seconds) then go to <KAT3> and select anything other than bypass.

If you didn't get a user manual with the rig, then goto Elecraft.com and download the manual, it's all there. Look it over and I bet you'll have that rig singing in no time.

73
Dale, k9vuj

On 19, Feb 2014, at 4:21, rallisette@... wrote:



Dear K3 group,

I have recently purchased a secondhand fully loaded K3/100. It includes the KRX3 sub receiver and KAT3 ATU. However, I can’t bring these into play. Each time I tap the appropriate button it says “no-sub” or “no ATU”. I am sure there is a menu item I need to initiate but I can’t work out what it is.
Additionally, I can plug my antenna (a SteppIr vertical) into antenna 2 and can still hear signals with the rig showing antenna 1. I have even tried reading the manual but without success!

Help would be much appreciated, this is my first Elecraft radio.

73 Dick GU4CHY


Re: [Elecraft_K3] K3 sub rx question

Doug, VE3MV
 

GE Dick:  Welcome to the World of Elecraft - you will love the K3 one you get things set the way you want them.

I’ll address your first point to get you started.  Find the K3 Kit Assembly Manual on the Elecraft Web site and go to Test and Calibration then find the Option Modules section.  Refer to the subsections dealing with the KRX3 Subreceiver and the KAT3 ATU and follow the instructions to “enable” these modules.  (Strange if they came with the loaded K3, that they wouldn’t have already been enabled but ????) 

There is also more information in the CONFIG Menu section of the K3 Owner’s manual

You may also find it helpful to get a copy of the K3 Manual written by Fred Cady - KE7X.  go to http://www.ke7X.com for purchase info.

Good Luck

73,  Doug  VE3MV
 

On 2014-Feb-19, at 5:21 AM, <rallisette@...> <rallisette@...> wrote:

Dear K3 group,

I have recently purchased a secondhand fully loaded K3/100. It includes the KRX3 sub receiver and KAT3 ATU. However, I can’t bring these into play. Each time I tap the appropriate button it says “no-sub” or “no ATU”. I am sure there is a menu item I need to initiate but I can’t work out what it is. 
Additionally, I can plug my antenna (a SteppIr vertical) into antenna 2 and can still hear signals with the rig showing antenna 1. I have even tried reading the manual but without success!

Help would be much appreciated, this is my first Elecraft radio.

73 Dick GU4CHY



Re: [Elecraft_K3] Need Settings for radiosport RS60CF Mic for the K3

Dick Dievendorff, K6KR
 

If you tap the numeric keypad 7 button at that point, there’s another level of microphone gain.

 

From the K3 MCU release notes, version 4.31:

 

* FRONT PANEL MIC PREAMP GAIN CONTROL: The front panel

mic preamp has a high-gain setting that is now accessible. (This is

independent the present “mic boost” DSP function.) If you use a

low-output mic element, you may benefit from the high-gain setting.

In MIC SEL (MAIN menu), use VFO A to select the front-panel

mic (FP), then tap ‘7’ on the keypad to select high preamp gain.

A “high bar” symbol will appear to the right of the mic boost

character (L or H). As a reminder, DSP mic boost (H, or Hi) can be

turned on/off by tapping ‘1’ on the keypad. Bias is controlled by ‘2’.

 

 

73 de Dick, K6KR

 

 

From: Elecraft_K3@... [mailto:Elecraft_K3@...] On Behalf Of Sam Morgan
Sent: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 7:32 AM
To: Elecraft_K3@...
Subject: Re: [Elecraft_K3] Need Settings for radiosport RS60CF Mic for the K3

 

 

I see on their web site the following:

Select your Mic as follows:
Our standard M201 Dynamic, or M350-ADJ Adjustable Gain Electret
Condenser Mics are ideal for DX, Contesting and casual operating. Both
Mics feature 300Hz to 8000Hz Flat Response. Run Transmit EQ Flat or
enhance Bass and/or Treble as desired for ESSB, AM or FM operation.

and specifically for the Elecraft K3:

Elecraft HF radios

Elecraft radios may use either Dynamic or Electret Condenser Mics,
however experience suggests using an Electret Mic for best performance.
• K3 model
On the K3 the Mic Bias must be enabled. See K3 manual for configuration
instructions. Use Option7 for all Close-Talk Mics.

I'm clue less what the 'option 7 is referring to....?

looks to me like you could be running either the Dynamic or the
Condenser version... but you say you have it working, so I guess you
have the bias or no bias part set correctly.

Tap the MENU button
turn the Main VFo knob til you see TX EQ #
where # is a number from 1 to 8

1 = 0.05 50hz
2 = 0.10 100hz
3 = 0.20 200hz
4 = 0.40 400hz
5 = 0.80 800hz
6 = 1.60 1600hz
7 = 2.40 2400hz
8 = 3.20 3200hz

when you tap the keypad number (1-8)
it will briefly flash something like
0.05-- and and a number (-16 to 0 to +16) db
0.05 means 50hz range
the following number is the level setting

so for your 'to much base' problem
you will either need to drop the lower settings
and or raise the upper settings

K3 owners manual says it better on page 52 under TX EQ
http://www.elecraft.com/K2_Manual_Download_Page.htm#K3
http://www.elecraft.com/manual/E740107%20K3%20Owner%27s%20man%20D10.pdf

enjoy your new mike

On 2/19/2014 8:43 AM, Ron Rosson wrote:
> Hi All,
> I just set up the RS60CF Boom Mic I have done the recommended settings
> from radosport.
> It still sounds to basey I need to get more highs. I would appreciate
> in suggestions to in prove the my audio.
> Thanks in advance.
>
>
> 73 & Best DX
> Ron Rosson N6XT Ex (WB6ORX)
> http://www.n6xt.org

--
GB & 73
K5OAI
Sam Morgan


Re: [Elecraft_K3] Need Settings for radiosport RS60CF Mic for the K3

Sam Morgan
 

I see on their web site the following:

Select your Mic as follows:
Our standard M201 Dynamic, or M350-ADJ Adjustable Gain Electret Condenser Mics are ideal for DX, Contesting and casual operating. Both Mics feature 300Hz to 8000Hz Flat Response. Run Transmit EQ Flat or enhance Bass and/or Treble as desired for ESSB, AM or FM operation.

and specifically for the Elecraft K3:

Elecraft HF radios

Elecraft radios may use either Dynamic or Electret Condenser Mics, however experience suggests using an Electret Mic for best performance.
• K3 model
On the K3 the Mic Bias must be enabled. See K3 manual for configuration instructions. Use Option7 for all Close-Talk Mics.


I'm clue less what the 'option 7 is referring to....?

looks to me like you could be running either the Dynamic or the Condenser version... but you say you have it working, so I guess you have the bias or no bias part set correctly.

Tap the MENU button
turn the Main VFo knob til you see TX EQ #
where # is a number from 1 to 8

1 = 0.05 50hz
2 = 0.10 100hz
3 = 0.20 200hz
4 = 0.40 400hz
5 = 0.80 800hz
6 = 1.60 1600hz
7 = 2.40 2400hz
8 = 3.20 3200hz

when you tap the keypad number (1-8)
it will briefly flash something like
0.05-- and and a number (-16 to 0 to +16) db
0.05 means 50hz range
the following number is the level setting

so for your 'to much base' problem
you will either need to drop the lower settings
and or raise the upper settings

K3 owners manual says it better on page 52 under TX EQ
http://www.elecraft.com/K2_Manual_Download_Page.htm#K3
http://www.elecraft.com/manual/E740107%20K3%20Owner%27s%20man%20D10.pdf

enjoy your new mike

On 2/19/2014 8:43 AM, Ron Rosson wrote:
Hi All,
I just set up the RS60CF Boom Mic I have done the recommended settings
from radosport.
It still sounds to basey I need to get more highs. I would appreciate
in suggestions to in prove the my audio.
Thanks in advance.


73 & Best DX
Ron Rosson N6XT Ex (WB6ORX)
http://www.n6xt.org
--
GB & 73
K5OAI
Sam Morgan


Re: [Elecraft_K3] Need Settings for radiosport RS60CF Mic for the K3

Joe Subich, W4TV
 

Use TX EQ - start with 50= -16, 100= -16, 200= -6, 400= 0, 800= 0,
1600= +3, 2400= +4, 3600= +6 and adjust as needed. If you still
need more highs bump the top three bands proportionally.

73,

... Joe, W4TV

On 2/19/2014 9:43 AM, Ron Rosson wrote:
Hi All,
I just set up the RS60CF Boom Mic I have done the recommended settings
from radosport.
It still sounds to basey I need to get more highs. I would appreciate
in suggestions to in prove the my audio.
Thanks in advance.


73 & Best DX
Ron Rosson N6XT Ex (WB6ORX)
http://www.n6xt.org



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Yahoo Groups Links




Need Settings for radiosport RS60CF Mic for the K3

Ron Rosson <n6xtus@...>
 

Hi All,
I just set up the RS60CF Boom Mic I have done the recommended settings
from radosport.
It still sounds to basey I need to get more highs. I would appreciate
in suggestions to in prove the my audio.
Thanks in advance.


73 & Best DX
Ron Rosson N6XT Ex (WB6ORX)
http://www.n6xt.org


Re: Please test KPA500 rev. 1.38 if you get a chance

John Freitag <jpfreitag1@...>
 

Installed it here and it all works well. No issues noticed.

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        WW4JF
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      KX3 #0159
      KPA500 #1016  KAT500 #408

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