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Re: [Elecraft_K3] New Elecraft Product: K3/0-Mini Remote Front Panel

Mitch Wolfson
 

Not quite.....using the USB cable gives you four different virtual serial ports. You can use COM1 as well as the virtual FSK port simultaneously with no problem.

Also don't confuse RTTY in general only being available via the USB port, it is the FSK port that is only available via the USB port (not excluding the serial port!). You can do AFSK and other digital modes by plugging your sound card (interface) directly into the control RRC's mic and speaker jacks.

73,
Mitch DJ0QN

On 23.03.2014 17:57, Doug Joyce wrote:
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I just wanted to point out that if you are planning to do RTTY (FSK) as described in the RRC1258 documentation, you must use the USB port on the front of the Control RRC. �Hence the USB port isn�t available for COM1. �Ref the RRC-1258 User Manual in the RTTY Keying section, page 86 of Rev A25 where it says that the RTTY serial channel is only available via the �USB interface.

73, �Doug �VE3MV
. ��
On 2014-Mar-22, at 12:41 PM, Mitch Wolfson DJ�QN <dj0qn@...> wrote:

Note that you do not have to use a serial cable for COM1. You can turn on the RRC's internal USB to serial converter under the serial settings (set "use USB COM port as COM1" to YES) and plug in the USB cable. Then go to Windows Device Manager to see which Windows port the COM1 virtual port was assigned and use that. Make sure you install the Microbit Setup Manager first to get the drivers installed.

73,
Mitch DJ0QN

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Re: [Elecraft_K3] Re: New Elecraft Product: K3/0-Mini Remote Front Panel

bill@...
 

I use a Kenwood 480 SAT (100 Watt with the tuner) and the antenna is a selection of Ham Sticks. I have been using this setup for several years and it never disappoints. I really cannot see the 200 Watt version over the tuner version. 3db on HF isn't enough to justify it. If you want power - get an amp.

The 480 is in a Tahoe and handles all the noise problems with ease. They cost less than a grand. In my mind, kind of hard to beat for the cost and size involved.

Of course the faceplate can be put anyplace you want - as I do with same on my desk when I am running a 480 at the house (it is my backup to the K3). No extra modules, cables, boxes to buy - full coverage, tuner, faceplate included.

Just a thought.

Bill W2BLC K-Line
 


Re: [Elecraft_K3] New Elecraft Product: K3/0-Mini Remote Front Panel

Doug, VE3MV
 


I just wanted to point out that if you are planning to do RTTY (FSK) as described in the RRC1258 documentation, you must use the USB port on the front of the Control RRC.  Hence the USB port isn’t available for COM1.  Ref the RRC-1258 User Manual in the RTTY Keying section, page 86 of Rev A25 where it says that the RTTY serial channel is only available via the  USB interface.

73,  Doug  VE3MV
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On 2014-Mar-22, at 12:41 PM, Mitch Wolfson DJØQN <dj0qn@...> wrote:

Note that you do not have to use a serial cable for COM1. You can turn on the RRC's internal USB to serial converter under the serial settings (set "use USB COM port as COM1" to YES) and plug in the USB cable. Then go to Windows Device Manager to see which Windows port the COM1 virtual port was assigned and use that. Make sure you install the Microbit Setup Manager first to get the drivers installed.

73,
Mitch DJ0QN

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OT - HRD new version COST question

Jim Miller
 

Will someone tell me if the price for the new cost version of the HRD group
is a one-time fee with all future upgrades at no charge or if we will have
to pay for every upgrade forever or if the version we pay for will stop
working after a year or two because it "expired"?

Thanks, 73, Jim KG0KP


Re: [Elecraft_K3] Re: New Elecraft Product: K3/0-Mini Remote Front Panel

mikerodgerske5gbc
 

I'd be interested in these various options if they can go mobile somehow.

Eventually, I'll probably have to go trucking 48 states again. I've never used a freewheeling vfo mobile.

I could probably provide a "cushy" ride for the main unit.

I've been trying to think lately of a good mobile setup with I.F. DSP filters.

73
Mike R

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


Re: [Elecraft_K3] Re: New Elecraft Product: K3/0-Mini Remote Front Panel

bill@...
 

Rather than rebuild my radio desk to accommodate easy relocation of my K3 for operational purposes, I'd  buy the K3/0 Mini and a cable. Much easier. Question is: When will this combo be available?

Thanks,

Bill W2BLC K-Line


Re: [Elecraft_K3] Re: New Elecraft Product: K3/0-Mini Remote Front Panel

Chuck Smallhouse
 

Can this cable be used over a distance of 100+ M ?

W7CS

At 10:03 PM 3/22/2014, Wayne Burdick wrote:
Yes, it is possible, and we're working on a special cable for this.

73,
Wayne
N6KR

On Mar 22, 2014, at 8:46 PM, "Gary" <n6lrv@...> wrote:


Bruce,

Did you get any response from Elecraft on this? If so what did they say?
Gary

N6LRV




Q: can the K3/0-Mini be connected directly to a K3, without the
remote rig? This would allow relocating the K3 off the desktop, for limited-space installations.

Bruce N1RX


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Re: [Elecraft_K3] Re: New Elecraft Product: K3/0-Mini Remote Front Panel

 

Yes, it is possible, and we're working on a special cable for this.

73,
Wayne
N6KR

On Mar 22, 2014, at 8:46 PM, "Gary" <n6lrv@...> wrote:


Bruce,

Did you get any response from Elecraft on this? If so what did they say?
Gary

N6LRV




Q: can the K3/0-Mini be connected directly to a K3, without the remote rig? This would allow relocating the K3 off the desktop, for limited-space installations.

Bruce N1RX


Re: [Elecraft_K3] Re: New Elecraft Product: K3/0-Mini Remote Front Panel

Gary <n6lrv@...>
 

Bruce,

Did you get any response from Elecraft on this? If so what did they say?
Gary

N6LRV

 

From: Elecraft_K3@... [mailto:Elecraft_K3@...] On Behalf Of bruce.beford@...
Sent: Thursday, March 20, 2014 4:02 AM
To: Elecraft_K3@...
Subject: [Elecraft_K3] Re: New Elecraft Product: K3/0-Mini Remote Front Panel

 

Q: can the K3/0-Mini be connected directly to a K3, without the remote rig? This would allow relocating the K3 off the desktop, for limited-space installations.

Bruce N1RX


Re: [Elecraft_K3] Editing CW Memories using the K3 Utility

Dick Dievendorff, K6KR
 

Jim:

One other thought:

If you enter and save a CW memory, and then leave the CW memory editor and
then return again to the Editor by clicking "Edit CW Memories...", is the
CW message you entered the first time shown the second time you start the
Editor?

The only place these macros are saved is in the K3, so if you can read what
you saved, that's confirmation that it is being saved in the radio.

You have to be in CW or one of the DATA modes to play back a CW memory.

Perhaps your M1-M4 buttons have been assigned to command macros. If they
have, see K3 Utility Help, Command Tester/K3 Command Macros, Restore M1-M4
to standard Memory functions.

73 de Dick, K6KR

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From: Elecraft_K3@... [mailto:Elecraft_K3@...] On
Behalf Of Jim Pyle
Sent: Saturday, March 22, 2014 13:54 PM
To: Elecraft_K3@...
Subject: [Elecraft_K3] Editing CW Memories using the K3 Utility

I am new to the K3 having just completed the build last weekend. I am
trying to add a CW memory to the K3 using the K3 Utility/Configuration/Edit
CW Memories. The K3 Utility connects to the K3 and I can go to the Edit CW
Memories box. I then type in the text I want to be sent. Following that, I
press "Save" and the data appears to be saving. However, when I go to the
K3, there is nothing in that memory. If I press REC + M"X" key and send
via the paddle followed by pressing the REC key, it will record and save the
message.

Other functions work on the K3 Utility. Has anyone any suggestions on how
to solve this problem?

Thanks,

Jim, AA8OY


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Re: [Elecraft_K3] Editing CW Memories using the K3 Utility

David Fleming
 

Jim,

Just as a quick test.. When entering text into the CW Memory text fields, try pressing the TAB key to move to the next field before clicking "Save". See if that makes any difference.

David, W4SMT


From: Jim Pyle
To: Elecraft_K3@...
Sent: Saturday, March 22, 2014 4:54 PM
Subject: [Elecraft_K3] Editing CW Memories using the K3 Utility

I am new to the K3 having just completed the build last weekend.  I am trying to add a CW memory to the K3 using the K3 Utility/Configuration/Edit CW Memories.  The K3 Utility connects to the K3 and I can go to the Edit CW Memories box.  I then type in the text I want to be sent.  Following that, I press “Save” and the data appears to be saving.  However, when I go to the K3, there is nothing in that memory.  If I press REC +  M”X” key and send via the paddle followed by pressing the REC key, it will record and save the message.

Other functions work on the K3 Utility.  Has anyone any suggestions on how to solve this problem?

Thanks,

Jim, AA8OY


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Re: [Elecraft_K3] Editing CW Memories using the K3 Utility

William Conkling <bconk75@...>
 

When testing be sure you are in CW mode.
...nr4c. bill

On Mar 22, 2014, at 4:54 PM, Jim Pyle <aa8oy@...> wrote:

I am new to the K3 having just completed the build last weekend. I am trying to add a CW memory to the K3 using the K3 Utility/Configuration/Edit CW Memories. The K3 Utility connects to the K3 and I can go to the Edit CW Memories box. I then type in the text I want to be sent. Following that, I press “Save” and the data appears to be saving. However, when I go to the K3, there is nothing in that memory. If I press REC + M”X” key and send via the paddle followed by pressing the REC key, it will record and save the message.

Other functions work on the K3 Utility. Has anyone any suggestions on how to solve this problem?

Thanks,

Jim, AA8OY


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Re: [Elecraft_K3] Editing CW Memories using the K3 Utility

Dick Dievendorff, K6KR
 

One possibility is that the Mx button has been assigned to a command macro function. There is a description of how to undo that in K3 util help on the command tester topic

Dick
, k6kr

On Mar 22, 2014, at 13:54, Jim Pyle <aa8oy@...> wrote:

I am new to the K3 having just completed the build last weekend. I am trying to add a CW memory to the K3 using the K3 Utility/Configuration/Edit CW Memories. The K3 Utility connects to the K3 and I can go to the Edit CW Memories box. I then type in the text I want to be sent. Following that, I press “Save” and the data appears to be saving. However, when I go to the K3, there is nothing in that memory. If I press REC + M”X” key and send via the paddle followed by pressing the REC key, it will record and save the message.

Other functions work on the K3 Utility. Has anyone any suggestions on how to solve this problem?

Thanks,

Jim, AA8OY


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Editing CW Memories using the K3 Utility

Jim Pyle
 

I am new to the K3 having just completed the build last weekend. I am trying to add a CW memory to the K3 using the K3 Utility/Configuration/Edit CW Memories. The K3 Utility connects to the K3 and I can go to the Edit CW Memories box. I then type in the text I want to be sent. Following that, I press “Save” and the data appears to be saving. However, when I go to the K3, there is nothing in that memory. If I press REC + M”X” key and send via the paddle followed by pressing the REC key, it will record and save the message.

Other functions work on the K3 Utility. Has anyone any suggestions on how to solve this problem?

Thanks,

Jim, AA8OY


Re: pan adapter

jerry
 

I first tried LP-Pan and found it to be very time consuming to get working right and to stay working right. Could be all my fault, I don't know. But I got tired of messing with it.
I then bought a P3 and it is basically plug and play and it works very well. I use it whenever I'm on the air. Cost more than a lppan setup but time saved in messing around with software configuration mad it worth it. Definitely give the P3 high marks!
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Re: [Elecraft_K3] New Elecraft Product: K3/0-Mini Remote Front Panel

Mitch Wolfson
 

Note that you do not have to use a serial cable for COM1. You can turn on the RRC's internal USB to serial converter under the serial settings (set "use USB COM port as COM1" to YES) and plug in the USB cable. Then go to Windows Device Manager to see which Windows port the COM1 virtual port was assigned and use that. Make sure you install the Microbit Setup Manager first to get the drivers installed.

73,
Mitch DJ0QN
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On 22.03.2014 14:18, Doug Joyce wrote:
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Yes the COM1 facility in the RRC works very well (to run either the KPAUtil or the KPA500 Remote) . �A regular serial cable is needed between the local computer and COM1 on the Control RRC but a NULL cable is needed between COM1 on the Radio RRC and the RS232 connector on the KPA500.


73, �Doug �VE3MV

On 2014-Mar-21, at 2:02 PM, Rick Tavan N6XI <rtavan@...> wrote:


Oops! I missed your comment about using the RRC COM1 facility to run Kxx500 Utility remotely. That's clever as it would obviate the need for a remote desktop. I'll have to try that when I want to run Utility. It should also work for running Kxx500 Remote without a server side instance. Neat!

/Rick

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Rick Tavan N6XI
Truckee, CA


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Re: [Elecraft_K3] Re: pan adapter

Phil Wheeler <w7ox@...>
 

I agree 100%, Harry. After my current project (building a KX1, my second after a ten year hiatus) the SVGA option is next on my list. I just need to find a good place to site the SVGA monitor!

73, Phil w7ox

On 3/22/14, 6:55 AM, harry latterman wrote:
��

The P3 has a SVGA option that fits inside the P3 Box. It not only gives you the choice of any size monitor (I have a 22" monitor) But you can add a USB keyboard to do RTTY, PSK31 and keyboard CW with no computer. You can set up macros for those modes and macros to do radio control. The P3 allows you to move the cursor over a signal and check it out. You can then snap back to where you were or QSY and instantly be on the new station. There is a lot more to the P3 then a pretty face.

I have had bandscopes on my ICOM for years and spoiled with having that feature. I made and use a softrock, which the core of the LP panadaptor (check the schematic out...not much difference), I also own a Flex 1500, thus I have references to base my decision on. I can say that knowing the LP from my softrock days and using a Flex, that the P3 is a 100% SDR stand alone panadapter and well worth the money.. However you need to get the SVGA option to get the full extended benefits.. One of the best options I have and with it no need for a second RX.

73 Harry K7ZOV



Re: [Elecraft_K3] Re: K3 TX/RX EQ

Wes
 

You can say that again!

On 3/21/2014 6:27 AM, k3lrh@... wrote:
 

>The best report you can get is not having to repeat yourself.<


MIKE....very true and to the point!


73

Len, K3LRH




Re: [Elecraft_K3] Re: pan adapter

Wes
 

Cutting and pasting from a comment to this group I made two years ago:

I use an SDR-IQ on the i-f output of my K3.  I use LP-Bridge to share data between the K3, SpectraVue, DXBase logging and/or N1MM.

Additionally, with a laptop/SDR-IQ combination I have a nice little standalone receiver for travel use, although the sensitivity is poor without something like an active antenna.

Disclaimer: I once owned an LP-PAN but sold it, I've never owned a P3 although I played with a preproduction one once.

Wes  N7WS

On 3/22/2014 6:23 AM, Keith Heimbold wrote:
 
I chose the LP panadapter because it was more cost effective and works great. Another consideration was that it works with multiple software options and I could use it with a large computer monitor. At the time of purchase the P3 couldn't be connected to a larger monitor. Now that is solved the P3 would be my choice. I used the LP panadapter primarily on 6m. 

Keith

please excuse typos

On Mar 22, 2014, at 8:07 AM, bill@... wrote:

 

No contest for me: I chose the P3 because it matches the K-Line station and does not require a computer to operate. Very simple - plug in the proper wires and you are up and running.

Bill W2BLC K-Line








Re: [Elecraft_K3] Re: pan adapter

harry latterman <harrylatterman@...>
 

The P3 has a SVGA option that fits inside the P3 Box. It not only gives you the choice of any size monitor (I have a 22" monitor) But you can add a USB keyboard to do RTTY, PSK31 and keyboard CW with no computer. You can set up macros for those modes and macros to do radio control. The P3 allows you to move the cursor over a signal and check it out. You can then snap back to where you were or QSY and instantly be on the new station. There is a lot more to the P3 then a pretty face.

I have had bandscopes on my ICOM for years and spoiled with having that feature. I made and use a softrock, which the core of the LP panadaptor (check the schematic out...not much difference), I also own a Flex 1500, thus I have references to base my decision on. I can say that knowing the LP from my softrock days and using a Flex, that the P3 is a 100% SDR stand alone panadapter and well worth the money.. However you need to get the SVGA option to get the full extended benefits.. One of the best options I have and with it no need for a second RX.

73 Harry K7ZOV
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On Sat, 3/22/14, Keith Heimbold <ag6az@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Elecraft_K3] Re: pan adapter
To: "Elecraft_K3@..." <Elecraft_K3@...>
Date: Saturday, March 22, 2014, 6:23 AM




I chose the LP panadapter because it was more
cost effective and works great. Another consideration was
that it works with multiple software options and I could use
it with a large computer monitor. At the time of purchase
the P3 couldn't be connected to a larger monitor. Now
that is solved the P3 would be my choice. I used the LP
panadapter primarily on 6m. 
Keith

Sent from my iPhone please excuse typos
On Mar 22, 2014, at 8:07 AM, bill@... wrote:
















 






No contest for me: I chose the P3 because it
matches the K-Line station and does not require a computer
to operate. Very simple - plug in the proper wires and you
are up and running.

Bill W2BLC K-Line

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