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Re: [Elecraft_K3] K3 TX/RX EQ

Ian White
 

The K3's TX EQ is more than adequate - when I tried it with a very ordinary PC electret mic, I started receiving unsolicited reports of "good audio" for first time in 45 years of ham radio! And furthermore, my wife and all of our guest operators get the same.

Simply play with the EQ until your voice sounds good in the headphones. A separate receiver gives a more accurate impression than the K3's own monitor. Try to avoid using too much boost in any of the sub-bands, but do most of the shaping by applying 'cut' elsewhere.

Also you can feel confident in winding the Compression up to about 20. Unlike other rigs, the K3 just makes you sound louder without any roughness or risk of overdriving.

As for RX EQ, I simply wound all the sub-bands outside of the intended IF passband down to the lowest setting.




73 from Ian GM3SEK

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Subject: [Elecraft_K3] K3 TX/RX EQ



Hi group and thanks to those that answered my last question,
IF set up properly (big if eh?) are the built in eq's adequate to the job of
delivering good quality sound and ssb 'punch' ? Or do I need a sound board
and processor (like a TT 715) ?
Thanks!



Re: [Elecraft_K3] K3 TX/RX EQ

WD5M David M.
 

Experiment with the K3 EQ for a while and see if you can make it work as desired.  I spent time with a headset and the monitor enabled to listen to myself as I changed EQ settings via K3 utility macros.  This was faster than trying to edit EQ via the radio menus.  Some of the 3rd party software packages may also allow for editing and saving EQ settings for later loading.  In the end, I found a setting that I liked and have not looked back.


Regards,
David McAnally
WD5M
My Public PGP Key ID: 260CB2B6


On Sat, Mar 15, 2014 at 5:21 AM, <kc9eev@...> wrote:


Hi group and thanks to those that answered my last question,
IF set up properly (big if eh?) are the built in eq's adequate to the job of delivering good quality sound and ssb 'punch' ? Or do I need a sound board and processor (like a TT 715) ?
Thanks! 




Re: [Elecraft_K3] K3 TX/RX EQ

Mike Flowers
 

Depends how you measure 'adequate'. 

I have my K3 TX EQs set to emphasize the high frequencies as I have a very deep voice.   I'm very pleased to be able to compete effectively in the big DX pileups. 

So - works for me !

-- Mike Flowers, K6MKF, NCDXC - "It's about DX!"

On Mar 15, 2014, at 12:21 AM, <kc9eev@...> wrote:

 

Hi group and thanks to those that answered my last question,

IF set up properly (big if eh?) are the built in eq's adequate to the job of delivering good quality sound and ssb 'punch' ? Or do I need a sound board and processor (like a TT 715) ?
Thanks! 


K3 TX/RX EQ

David
 

Hi group and thanks to those that answered my last question,
IF set up properly (big if eh?) are the built in eq's adequate to the job of delivering good quality sound and ssb 'punch' ? Or do I need a sound board and processor (like a TT 715) ?
Thanks! 


Re: [Elecraft_K3] Can't select FM mode on K3

Scott Monks
 

You might check with the K3 utility to see if FM is turned off.  I have it disactivated on my radio using the utility because I don't have the crystal installed and the mode button just jumps right over it.
73, Scott. AA0AA

Sent from Scott's iPad

On Mar 14, 2014, at 4:19 PM, John <m0cdl@...> wrote:

 

Hi Bill, when in AM mode push and hold the mode button in a little longer, it should cycle back to FM, hope this helps, 73 John M0CDL

Sent from the ISS ...-.-

> On 14 Mar 2014, at 04:24, Bill Turner <dezrat1242@...> wrote:
>
> I can't manually select FM mode.
>
> I have the FM crystal filter installed and enabled with the utility
> software, but when I manually cycle through the modes, FM does not
> appear. It cycles through USB, CW, DATA and AM but then goes back to
> USB. No FM.
>
> But when I use a third party program such as Commander and tell it to
> select FM mode, the radio does go into FM mode and works fine. The
> problem is with the manual mode button.
>
> Do I have something set wrong? Can't find anything in the manual.
>
> All suggestions appreciated.
>
> 73, Bill W6WRT
>
>
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Test re AM mode

John <m0cdl@...>
 

Hi just testing! I tried to answer bill question! Try pushing and holding the mode button a little longer when in AM mode bill, hope that works, 73 John M0CDL

Sent from the ISS ...-.-


Re: [Elecraft_K3] Can't select FM mode on K3

John <m0cdl@...>
 

Hi Bill, when in AM mode push and hold the mode button in a little longer, it should cycle back to FM, hope this helps, 73 John M0CDL

Sent from the ISS ...-.-

On 14 Mar 2014, at 04:24, Bill Turner <dezrat1242@wildblue.net> wrote:

I can't manually select FM mode.

I have the FM crystal filter installed and enabled with the utility
software, but when I manually cycle through the modes, FM does not
appear. It cycles through USB, CW, DATA and AM but then goes back to
USB. No FM.

But when I use a third party program such as Commander and tell it to
select FM mode, the radio does go into FM mode and works fine. The
problem is with the manual mode button.

Do I have something set wrong? Can't find anything in the manual.

All suggestions appreciated.

73, Bill W6WRT



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Re: [Elecraft_K3] Can't select FM mode on K3

Phil Wheeler <w7ox@...>
 

You must turn FM on in the Config menu.

Phil

On 3/13/14, 9:24 PM, Bill Turner wrote:
 

I can't manually select FM mode.

I have the FM crystal filter installed and enabled with the utility
software, but when I manually cycle through the modes, FM does not
appear. It cycles through USB, CW, DATA and AM but then goes back to
USB. No FM.

But when I use a third party program such as Commander and tell it to
select FM mode, the radio does go into FM mode and works fine. The
problem is with the manual mode button.

Do I have something set wrong? Can't find anything in the manual.

All suggestions appreciated.

73, Bill W6WRT



Re: [Elecraft_K3] Can't select FM mode on K3

WD5M David M.
 

Have you disabled FM mode in CONFIG settings?

From about Page 29 in the manual, FM mode can be disabled by setting CONFIG:FM MODE to  OFF


Regards,
David McAnally
My Public PGP Key ID: 260CB2B6


On Thu, Mar 13, 2014 at 11:24 PM, Bill Turner <dezrat1242@...> wrote:
I can't manually select FM mode.

I have the FM crystal filter installed and enabled with the utility
software, but when I manually cycle through the modes, FM does not
appear. It cycles through USB, CW, DATA and AM but then goes back to
USB. No FM.

But when I use a third party program such as Commander and tell it to
select FM mode, the radio does go into FM mode and works fine. The
problem is with the manual mode button.

Do I have something set wrong? Can't find anything in the manual.

All suggestions appreciated.

73, Bill W6WRT



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Re: Diversity

kc9ee
 

I ordered mine with the dual receiver but have not really used for diversity reception. My K3 is used almost exclusively for contesting and DXing and the 2nd receiver was invaluable when it came to working Amsterdam Island.

I just think it puts the radio in the top tier of rigs when it is equipped with the 2nd receiver. However you intend to use it, you'll love it. Don't forget to match freq offset in the filters if you stay with the five pole filters.

BTW.....Love the call,

 

73,

Gary

KC9EE


Can't select FM mode on K3

Bill Turner <dezrat1242@...>
 

I can't manually select FM mode.

I have the FM crystal filter installed and enabled with the utility software, but when I manually cycle through the modes, FM does not appear. It cycles through USB, CW, DATA and AM but then goes back to USB. No FM.

But when I use a third party program such as Commander and tell it to select FM mode, the radio does go into FM mode and works fine. The problem is with the manual mode button.

Do I have something set wrong? Can't find anything in the manual.

All suggestions appreciated.

73, Bill W6WRT


Re: Setting up Digi modes using Cocoa Modem on a Mac

Jim Pyle
 

Problem solved. After conversations with Elecraft support, I pulled
the front panel from the radio and checked the connector pins. All
looked OK and none was bent. I removed the DSP board and reseated it.
Following reassembly, digi functions worked correctly.

I rechecked my Cocoa Modem settings on my MacBook as well as Menu and
Config settings on the K3 to confirm all were correct. Next was a
PSK31 QSO to Scotland.

Thanks to all who offered suggestions. I'll file them away for future
reference.

Jim, AA8OY


Why no CRLF from the RTTY decoder?

f5vnb@...
 

The K3 RTTY decoder does not appear to pass CRLF through CAT with the TB call. I can see there is no use for CRLF in the one line front panel display but it would make the TB output more useful.

Pete F5VNB


Re: [Elecraft_K3] Setting up Digi modes using Cocoa Modem on a Mac

pa5ca
 

I use the line in for digimodus... excellent K3 feature.. make sure you compression level is set to zero!!. tweak your ALC using mic gain (is line in gain if line is selected) and sound card output. Also note the K3 line in is a 3,5mm mono plug!!!
I use Logger32 and N1MM and configured PTT by CAT command works FB. for me

73

Frans


Re: [Elecraft_K3] Setting up Digi modes using Cocoa Modem on a Mac

ve3ki@...
 

MAIN:MIC+LIN On is not the preferred way to do data modes. It leaves the microphone live whenever you are transmitting, meaning noises in the shack (fan noise, typing noises, coughs, speech, etc.) may be superimposed on your digital signals. To avoid this, use MAIN:MIC SEL = LINE IN. This sets the input source to the Line In jack and mutes the microphone. The MIC SEL setting is remembered separately in voice modes and data modes, i.e. you can set MIC SEL to LINE IN for DATA A and AFSK A modes without affecting the microphone selection setting for voice modes. The main use for MIC+LIN On is in voice modes when you are using an external voice keyer or software that uses the computer's sound card as a voice keyer, as well as the microphone for ad lib speech.

Not all software supports using RTS on the radio control port for PTT, but if not, the K3 offers several other ways to do PTT, including VOX, software commands, or PTT switching on a separate serial port or from an external device such as a SignaLink.

73,
Rich VE3KI


Re: [Elecraft_K3] Setting up Digi modes using Cocoa Modem on a Mac

willcoele@...
 

There's a setting in the main menu "MIC+LIN that should be set to "On".  If it's off the Mic in and Line in jacks on the rear panel are disabled.  Most ham software use the serial port (RTS) line to key the radio and there should be a box in the port settings that should be selected.


Jack WA9FVP

Willco Electronics


Re: [Elecraft_K3] Setting up Digi modes using Cocoa Modem on a Mac

Lee Broestl
 

Jim,
For the past two years I've been running identical stuff for digital on my K3, except the Signal Link.  I use the Griffin iMic USB interface between my Mac Book Pro laptop and the K3.  This round devices plugs into the USB port of the laptop then two cables (input/output) to the K3.  I've had great success with CocoaModem with PSK, RTTY & CW.  I've tried Fldigi but like the simple ops of CocoaModem.  You can find the iMic on Amazon for a very fair price.  Then in your none ham moments, use the iMic to convert audio tracks to mp3 files for your real personal listening.  Hope this is helpful.  

Lee, AA5LH


On Mar 10, 2014, at 3:23 PM, Jim Pyle <aa8oy@...> wrote:

 

I have just built a K3 and have not been able to get PSK31 or RTTY to work on my system. Here is what I am using: Mac running Mavericks, Cocoa Modem program for digital modes, and a Signalink USB interface configured for the K3. I have a fine display on the P3 but it seems the rig is not communicating with the computer. I have contacted Elecraft support but their information was for Fldigi in a Windows system. Is anyone using a similar setup and if so, can you share your details?

Thanks,

Jim, AA8OY


Re: [Elecraft_K3] Setting up Digi modes using Cocoa Modem on a Mac

N7RJN <N7RJN@...>
 

Jim,

What are your settings on the K3?

Here is how I have my K3 set up:


K3 CONFIG settings:
AF GAIN     HI
AF LIM      nor 030
LIN OUT     nor 075
PTT--KEY    OFF-OFF
RS232       38400 b
SPKRS       2    
SPKR+PH     NO    

K3 MENU Settings:
MIC SEL     Line In
MIC+LIN     Not APPL    (I can't change this)

Controls:
CMP          0
MIC  MIC LINE 20
SQUELCH       0
RF GAIN      50%
MODE         Data A
NB           OFF
NR           OFF
NTCH         OFF
VOX          OFF
AGC          AGC-F
ALT          OFF
PWR          25 Watts

On the SignaLink USB I have the Tx and Rx gain set for 50% and DLY
set to 0.

Bob  -  
Bob Nobis - N7RJN
Goodyear, AZ
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From: Jim Pyle <aa8oy@...>
Reply-To: Elecraft K3 Group <Elecraft_K3@...>
Date: Monday, March 10, 2014 at 14:23
To: Elecraft K3 Group <Elecraft_K3@...>
Subject: [Elecraft_K3] Setting up Digi modes using Cocoa Modem on a Mac

 

I have just built a K3 and have not been able to get PSK31 or RTTY to work on my system. Here is what I am using: Mac running Mavericks, Cocoa Modem program for digital modes, and a Signalink USB interface configured for the K3. I have a fine display on the P3 but it seems the rig is not communicating with the computer. I have contacted Elecraft support but their information was for Fldigi in a Windows system. Is anyone using a similar setup and if so, can you share your details?

Thanks,

Jim, AA8OY


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Setting up Digi modes using Cocoa Modem on a Mac

Jim Pyle
 

I have just built a K3 and have not been able to get PSK31 or RTTY to work on my system. Here is what I am using: Mac running Mavericks, Cocoa Modem program for digital modes, and a Signalink USB interface configured for the K3. I have a fine display on the P3 but it seems the rig is not communicating with the computer. I have contacted Elecraft support but their information was for Fldigi in a Windows system. Is anyone using a similar setup and if so, can you share your details?

Thanks,

Jim, AA8OY

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