Date   

Re: [Elecraft_K3] Clifton Z10000

w3qt_mike
 

Hi Jim,

Yes, I'm still interested.  I do have a couple questions based on my reading on the Clifton site concerning compatibility.  Is it in the external case?  I saw that Clifton Labs had a special kit for internally mounting the buffer in the Orion, which may be what you have.  I don't think I want to modify the internal construction of the K3.  Second, do you know the gain setting on the unit?  Apparently the K3 has a pretty significant IF amplitude drop on this port, so it was recommended that the buffer-amp be constructed with about an 8dB gain figure.  Thanks for your time, Jim.

Mike, W3QT


On 12/23/2015 9:29 PM, 'Jim Cox' jcox123@... [Elecraft_K3] wrote:
 

I located the z1000 in my parts drawer...  As I said, used it on the Ten Tec Orion.  If your still interested email me..  73s  Jim K4JAF
 
Sent: Wednesday, December 23, 2015 12:12 PM
Subject: [Elecraft_K3] Clifton Z10000
 
 

I'm looking for a Clifton Labs Z10000 to use with my K3s.  Anyone have one they aren't using and would like to sell please drop me an email.  Thanks.

73,
Mike, W3QT



Re: [Elecraft_K3] Output problem on 80 and 160 meters SOLVED

Peter Ravn
 

The output problem is now solved. I downloaded the K3 utility program on another computer, which connected instantly to my K3. I completed successfully the TX gain calibration and have now 100 watts on all bands.

Thank you for your advice.

Merry Christmas

Peter OZ8CTH

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Emne: Re: SV: SV: [Elecraft_K3] Output problem on 80 and 160 meters

 

 

Of Windows changes the port number, you can always change it back.  

 

I've heard this complaint before but have never had it happen to me with an FTDI adapter. Really don't remember before that point. 

...nr4c. bill

 


On Dec 23, 2015, at 6:14 PM, Mike Flowers mike.flowers@... [Elecraft_K3] <Elecraft_K3@...> wrote:

 

Hi Peter,

 

Depending what your COM Port 3 is, Windows will sometimes change com port assignments.   

 

This is often the case if USB/COM port converters are used.  Unplugging and replugging these can lead to this. 

 

Use Device Manager to determine what COM ports are defined and try them all. 

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


On Dec 23, 2015, at 12:42 AM, 'Peter Ravn' fasan5@... [Elecraft_K3] <Elecraft_K3@...> wrote:

 

I’m stuck in the troubleshooting process, as I can’t connect my PC with the latest K3 utility to the K3. I keep getting the message “Attempting to contact K3 on port COM3”. I’m using Windows and have tried various serial cables, including the original one.

Peter OZ8CTH 

 

Fra: Elecraft_K3@... [mailto:Elecraft_K3@...]
Sendt: 21. december 2015 11:29
Til: Elecraft_K3@...
Emne: Re: SV: [Elecraft_K3] Output problem on 80 and 160 meters

 

 

In 2008 I posted the following which I don't recall ever being clarified and which *may* have a bearing on this thread....

 

"Been wondering just how the TX Gain calibration works. To quote from the manual - 


"The gain constant is updated whenever the TUNE function is activated on a given 
band at one of three specific power levels: 5.0W, 50W, and 1.00 milliwatt." 

So if I'm adjusting my external ATU by TUNE(ing) at say 5watts, will the (LP)Tx gain constant be updated while feeding into an unspecified load. The described procedure requires the use of a dummy load to set the gain constant; if the load isn't 50 ohm resistive will the constant be set to some anomalous figure which may not be updated when the atu eventually presents (hopefully) 50R to the K3?? "

 

It certainly appeared to be an issue for me until I ensured I stayed away from exactly 5w when adjusting external ATUs, amps etc as it seemed this would update the low power TxGn settings when the load was far away from 50 ohms resistive and so screw up the gain settings. The same would apply for tuning at exactly 50w for the high power setting - 4.9w, 51w etc should be good.....

 

73,

Stew, GW0ETF




 



---In Elecraft_K3@..., <everettsharp@...> wrote :

Recently I was checking the power output on my K3, after changing to the new synthesizer board.  Having completed the transmit power calibration using the Utility program I found that on some bands I had low power output. After spending a half hour, or more, I discovered that I had the ATU engaged. Once I bypassed it everything was normal on all bands. 

 

So the long and short of this is make sure you have you ATU bypassed when checking your power output when using a dummy load. 

 

Everett N4CY

 

On Dec 20, 2015, at 5:59 PM, mikerodgerske5gbc@... [Elecraft_K3] <Elecraft_K3@...> wrote:

 

Peter, as Bill said, might be the latest firmware glitch. Hope so.

Mike R

Find me on "Zello", a walkie talkie or handi talkie type app. I'm listed as KE5GBC. I'm mostly on late at night.

 


Re: [Elecraft_K3] Clifton Z10000

Jim Cox <jcox123@...>
 

I located the z1000 in my parts drawer...  As I said, used it on the Ten Tec Orion.  If your still interested email me..  73s  Jim K4JAF
 

Sent: Wednesday, December 23, 2015 12:12 PM
Subject: [Elecraft_K3] Clifton Z10000
 
 

I'm looking for a Clifton Labs Z10000 to use with my K3s.  Anyone have one they aren't using and would like to sell please drop me an email.  Thanks.

73,
Mike, W3QT


Re: [Elecraft_K3] Clifton Z10000

Jim Cox <jcox123@...>
 

I have one here in the drawer somewhere Mike.  I used it as a buffer on a Ten Tec Orion in the past.  Let me locate it.  I don’t even remember what I paid for it.  Worked fine then and sure it still does.  73s Jim K4JAF
 

Sent: Wednesday, December 23, 2015 12:12 PM
Subject: [Elecraft_K3] Clifton Z10000
 
 

I'm looking for a Clifton Labs Z10000 to use with my K3s.  Anyone have one they aren't using and would like to sell please drop me an email.  Thanks.

73,
Mike, W3QT


Re: [Elecraft_K3] Output problem on 80 and 160 meters

William Conkling <bconk75@...>
 

Of Windows changes the port number, you can always change it back.  

I've heard this complaint before but have never had it happen to me with an FTDI adapter. Really don't remember before that point. 

...nr4c. bill


On Dec 23, 2015, at 6:14 PM, Mike Flowers mike.flowers@... [Elecraft_K3] <Elecraft_K3@...> wrote:

 

Hi Peter,

Depending what your COM Port 3 is, Windows will sometimes change com port assignments.   

This is often the case if USB/COM port converters are used.  Unplugging and replugging these can lead to this. 

Use Device Manager to determine what COM ports are defined and try them all. 

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

On Dec 23, 2015, at 12:42 AM, 'Peter Ravn' fasan5@... [Elecraft_K3] <Elecraft_K3@...> wrote:

 

I’m stuck in the troubleshooting process, as I can’t connect my PC with the latest K3 utility to the K3. I keep getting the message “Attempting to contact K3 on port COM3”. I’m using Windows and have tried various serial cables, including the original one.

Peter OZ8CTH 

 

Fra: Elecraft_K3@... [mailto:Elecraft_K3@...]
Sendt: 21. december 2015 11:29
Til: Elecraft_K3@...
Emne: Re: SV: [Elecraft_K3] Output problem on 80 and 160 meters

 

 

In 2008 I posted the following which I don't recall ever being clarified and which *may* have a bearing on this thread....

 

"Been wondering just how the TX Gain calibration works. To quote from the manual - 


"The gain constant is updated whenever the TUNE function is activated on a given 
band at one of three specific power levels: 5.0W, 50W, and 1.00 milliwatt." 

So if I'm adjusting my external ATU by TUNE(ing) at say 5watts, will the (LP)Tx gain constant be updated while feeding into an unspecified load. The described procedure requires the use of a dummy load to set the gain constant; if the load isn't 50 ohm resistive will the constant be set to some anomalous figure which may not be updated when the atu eventually presents (hopefully) 50R to the K3?? "

 

It certainly appeared to be an issue for me until I ensured I stayed away from exactly 5w when adjusting external ATUs, amps etc as it seemed this would update the low power TxGn settings when the load was far away from 50 ohms resistive and so screw up the gain settings. The same would apply for tuning at exactly 50w for the high power setting - 4.9w, 51w etc should be good.....

 

73,

Stew, GW0ETF



 



---In Elecraft_K3@..., <everettsharp@...> wrote :

Recently I was checking the power output on my K3, after changing to the new synthesizer board.  Having completed the transmit power calibration using the Utility program I found that on some bands I had low power output. After spending a half hour, or more, I discovered that I had the ATU engaged. Once I bypassed it everything was normal on all bands. 

 

So the long and short of this is make sure you have you ATU bypassed when checking your power output when using a dummy load. 

 

Everett N4CY

 

On Dec 20, 2015, at 5:59 PM, mikerodgerske5gbc@... [Elecraft_K3] <Elecraft_K3@...> wrote:

 

Peter, as Bill said, might be the latest firmware glitch. Hope so.

Mike R

Find me on "Zello", a walkie talkie or handi talkie type app. I'm listed as KE5GBC. I'm mostly on late at night.

 


Re: [Elecraft_K3] Output problem on 80 and 160 meters

Rick NK7I
 

The answer there is to take the USB-Serial device and plug it into EACH USB port on your computer and (via Device Manager) TELL the OS what port you want it to be in each case (the same).  Do this with each of your USB-Serial cables (because they often have a unique ID code) before you actually intend to use them.  In the long run, it's simpler (I got tired of that and went a different route and now use real serial ports).

The utility program can also rescan the available ports to see what shows up, so you can try each one in turn to see if one works for you.  Or scan it with the cable unplugged, plug it in, wait for the OS noise, then scan again and choose the one that was added.

This of course presumes that the serial port on the radio has not been compromised.  A (power off) reboot of the computer (and radio) often clears some issues as well (drivers hang, the OS belches...).

Merry CHRISTmas,
Rick wa6nhc


On 12/23/2015 3:14 PM, Mike Flowers mike.flowers@... [Elecraft_K3] wrote:
 
Hi Peter,

Depending what your COM Port 3 is, Windows will sometimes change com port assignments.   

This is often the case if USB/COM port converters are used.  Unplugging and replugging these can lead to this. 

Use Device Manager to determine what COM ports are defined and try them all. 

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

On Dec 23, 2015, at 12:42 AM, 'Peter Ravn' fasan5@... [Elecraft_K3] <Elecraft_K3@...> wrote:

 

I’m stuck in the troubleshooting process, as I can’t connect my PC with the latest K3 utility to the K3. I keep getting the message “Attempting to contact K3 on port COM3”. I’m using Windows and have tried various serial cables, including the original one.

Peter OZ8CTH 

 

Fra: Elecraft_K3@... [mailto:Elecraft_K3@...]
Sendt: 21. december 2015 11:29
Til: Elecraft_K3@...
Emne: Re: SV: [Elecraft_K3] Output problem on 80 and 160 meters

 

 

In 2008 I posted the following which I don't recall ever being clarified and which *may* have a bearing on this thread....

 

"Been wondering just how the TX Gain calibration works. To quote from the manual - 


"The gain constant is updated whenever the TUNE function is activated on a given 
band at one of three specific power levels: 5.0W, 50W, and 1.00 milliwatt." 

So if I'm adjusting my external ATU by TUNE(ing) at say 5watts, will the (LP)Tx gain constant be updated while feeding into an unspecified load. The described procedure requires the use of a dummy load to set the gain constant; if the load isn't 50 ohm resistive will the constant be set to some anomalous figure which may not be updated when the atu eventually presents (hopefully) 50R to the K3?? "

 

It certainly appeared to be an issue for me until I ensured I stayed away from exactly 5w when adjusting external ATUs, amps etc as it seemed this would update the low power TxGn settings when the load was far away from 50 ohms resistive and so screw up the gain settings. The same would apply for tuning at exactly 50w for the high power setting - 4.9w, 51w etc should be good.....

 

73,

Stew, GW0ETF



 



---In Elecraft_K3@..., <everettsharp@...> wrote :

Recently I was checking the power output on my K3, after changing to the new synthesizer board.  Having completed the transmit power calibration using the Utility program I found that on some bands I had low power output. After spending a half hour, or more, I discovered that I had the ATU engaged. Once I bypassed it everything was normal on all bands. 

 

So the long and short of this is make sure you have you ATU bypassed when checking your power output when using a dummy load. 

 

Everett N4CY

 

On Dec 20, 2015, at 5:59 PM, mikerodgerske5gbc@... [Elecraft_K3] <Elecraft_K3@...> wrote:

 

Peter, as Bill said, might be the latest firmware glitch. Hope so.

Mike R

Find me on "Zello", a walkie talkie or handi talkie type app. I'm listed as KE5GBC. I'm mostly on late at night.

 



KIO3B upgrade now on Elecraft Order Page

Eric Swartz - WA6HHQ, Elecraft
 

We are now ready to take orders for the KIO3B upgrade kit for the K3. This upgrade Includes: KIO3B 3 board set (KIO3B main, digital and audio boards), RJ45-RS232 cable, USB cable, h/w and manual.

Its can be found on our order form at:
http://www.elecraft.com/elecraft_prod_list.htm#kio3bupkt

(There is also a link to it on our order page table of contents.)

See our KIO3B Upgrade FAQ for details:
http://www.elecraft.com/manual/KIO3BUPGD-FAQ%20rev%20A.pdf
===

The new KIO3B (standard on the K3S) adds high performance USB sound and comm port capabilities to the K3, eliminating the need for RS232 and 3.5mm analog audio cables to the PC.  Basically one USB cable to the PC (included with the KIO3B) handles this all, eliminating both RS-232 headaches and potential RFI issues with analog audio paths.

The KIO3B also includes all of the analog and digital capabilities of the prior KIO3 (Line in/out, headphone, mic, Aux Conn. and RS-232).

If you are using an existing P3 with the upgraded K3 and KIO3B, you will also need to purchase the CBLP3Y, which provides a path to the P3's RS-232 connectors from the RJ45 jack on the KIO3B, and supports one USB cable connection between your PC and the K3 for all comm port I/O and audio.  (New P3s are shipped with this cable.)

The KIO3B still also supports all of the old methods for rs-232 connections between the K3, Computer and P3, so you can just drop it in to your current hook up without using the USB comm port, if desired.

The KIO3B Upgrade FAQ linked above has diagrams showing these two main ways of connecting the KIO3B to the P3 and computer.
73,


Eric
elecraft.com



Re: [Elecraft_K3] Output problem on 80 and 160 meters

Mike Flowers
 

Hi Peter,

Depending what your COM Port 3 is, Windows will sometimes change com port assignments.   

This is often the case if USB/COM port converters are used.  Unplugging and replugging these can lead to this. 

Use Device Manager to determine what COM ports are defined and try them all. 

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

On Dec 23, 2015, at 12:42 AM, 'Peter Ravn' fasan5@... [Elecraft_K3] <Elecraft_K3@...> wrote:

 

I’m stuck in the troubleshooting process, as I can’t connect my PC with the latest K3 utility to the K3. I keep getting the message “Attempting to contact K3 on port COM3”. I’m using Windows and have tried various serial cables, including the original one.

Peter OZ8CTH 

 

Fra: Elecraft_K3@... [mailto:Elecraft_K3@...]
Sendt: 21. december 2015 11:29
Til: Elecraft_K3@...
Emne: Re: SV: [Elecraft_K3] Output problem on 80 and 160 meters

 

 

In 2008 I posted the following which I don't recall ever being clarified and which *may* have a bearing on this thread....

 

"Been wondering just how the TX Gain calibration works. To quote from the manual - 


"The gain constant is updated whenever the TUNE function is activated on a given 
band at one of three specific power levels: 5.0W, 50W, and 1.00 milliwatt." 

So if I'm adjusting my external ATU by TUNE(ing) at say 5watts, will the (LP)Tx gain constant be updated while feeding into an unspecified load. The described procedure requires the use of a dummy load to set the gain constant; if the load isn't 50 ohm resistive will the constant be set to some anomalous figure which may not be updated when the atu eventually presents (hopefully) 50R to the K3?? "

 

It certainly appeared to be an issue for me until I ensured I stayed away from exactly 5w when adjusting external ATUs, amps etc as it seemed this would update the low power TxGn settings when the load was far away from 50 ohms resistive and so screw up the gain settings. The same would apply for tuning at exactly 50w for the high power setting - 4.9w, 51w etc should be good.....

 

73,

Stew, GW0ETF



 



---In Elecraft_K3@..., <everettsharp@...> wrote :

Recently I was checking the power output on my K3, after changing to the new synthesizer board.  Having completed the transmit power calibration using the Utility program I found that on some bands I had low power output. After spending a half hour, or more, I discovered that I had the ATU engaged. Once I bypassed it everything was normal on all bands. 

 

So the long and short of this is make sure you have you ATU bypassed when checking your power output when using a dummy load. 

 

Everett N4CY

 

On Dec 20, 2015, at 5:59 PM, mikerodgerske5gbc@... [Elecraft_K3] <Elecraft_K3@...> wrote:

 

Peter, as Bill said, might be the latest firmware glitch. Hope so.

Mike R

Find me on "Zello", a walkie talkie or handi talkie type app. I'm listed as KE5GBC. I'm mostly on late at night.

 


Re: [Elecraft_K3] Output problem on 80 and 160 meters

William Conkling <bconk75@...>
 

Why do you think you are connected to COMM 3?

Are you using a USB to serial cable or s true RS-232 serial cable?  If the latter it's probably COMM 1. 

...nr4c. bill


On Dec 23, 2015, at 3:42 AM, 'Peter Ravn' fasan5@... [Elecraft_K3] <Elecraft_K3@...> wrote:

 

I’m stuck in the troubleshooting process, as I can’t connect my PC with the latest K3 utility to the K3. I keep getting the message “Attempting to contact K3 on port COM3”. I’m using Windows and have tried various serial cables, including the original one.

Peter OZ8CTH 

 

Fra: Elecraft_K3@... [mailto:Elecraft_K3@...]
Sendt: 21. december 2015 11:29
Til: Elecraft_K3@...
Emne: Re: SV: [Elecraft_K3] Output problem on 80 and 160 meters

 

 

In 2008 I posted the following which I don't recall ever being clarified and which *may* have a bearing on this thread....

 

"Been wondering just how the TX Gain calibration works. To quote from the manual - 


"The gain constant is updated whenever the TUNE function is activated on a given 
band at one of three specific power levels: 5.0W, 50W, and 1.00 milliwatt." 

So if I'm adjusting my external ATU by TUNE(ing) at say 5watts, will the (LP)Tx gain constant be updated while feeding into an unspecified load. The described procedure requires the use of a dummy load to set the gain constant; if the load isn't 50 ohm resistive will the constant be set to some anomalous figure which may not be updated when the atu eventually presents (hopefully) 50R to the K3?? "

 

It certainly appeared to be an issue for me until I ensured I stayed away from exactly 5w when adjusting external ATUs, amps etc as it seemed this would update the low power TxGn settings when the load was far away from 50 ohms resistive and so screw up the gain settings. The same would apply for tuning at exactly 50w for the high power setting - 4.9w, 51w etc should be good.....

 

73,

Stew, GW0ETF



 



---In Elecraft_K3@..., <everettsharp@...> wrote :

Recently I was checking the power output on my K3, after changing to the new synthesizer board.  Having completed the transmit power calibration using the Utility program I found that on some bands I had low power output. After spending a half hour, or more, I discovered that I had the ATU engaged. Once I bypassed it everything was normal on all bands. 

 

So the long and short of this is make sure you have you ATU bypassed when checking your power output when using a dummy load. 

 

Everett N4CY

 

On Dec 20, 2015, at 5:59 PM, mikerodgerske5gbc@... [Elecraft_K3] <Elecraft_K3@...> wrote:

 

Peter, as Bill said, might be the latest firmware glitch. Hope so.

Mike R

Find me on "Zello", a walkie talkie or handi talkie type app. I'm listed as KE5GBC. I'm mostly on late at night.

 


Clifton Z10000

w3qt_mike
 

I'm looking for a Clifton Labs Z10000 to use with my K3s.  Anyone have one they aren't using and would like to sell please drop me an email.  Thanks.

73,
Mike, W3QT


Re: [Elecraft_K3] Output problem on 80 and 160 meters

Peter Ravn
 

I’m stuck in the troubleshooting process, as I can’t connect my PC with the latest K3 utility to the K3. I keep getting the message “Attempting to contact K3 on port COM3”. I’m using Windows and have tried various serial cables, including the original one.

Peter OZ8CTH 

 

Fra: Elecraft_K3@... [mailto:Elecraft_K3@...]
Sendt: 21. december 2015 11:29
Til: Elecraft_K3@...
Emne: Re: SV: [Elecraft_K3] Output problem on 80 and 160 meters

 

 

In 2008 I posted the following which I don't recall ever being clarified and which *may* have a bearing on this thread....

 

"Been wondering just how the TX Gain calibration works. To quote from the manual - 


"The gain constant is updated whenever the TUNE function is activated on a given 
band at one of three specific power levels: 5.0W, 50W, and 1.00 milliwatt." 

So if I'm adjusting my external ATU by TUNE(ing) at say 5watts, will the (LP)Tx gain constant be updated while feeding into an unspecified load. The described procedure requires the use of a dummy load to set the gain constant; if the load isn't 50 ohm resistive will the constant be set to some anomalous figure which may not be updated when the atu eventually presents (hopefully) 50R to the K3?? "

 

It certainly appeared to be an issue for me until I ensured I stayed away from exactly 5w when adjusting external ATUs, amps etc as it seemed this would update the low power TxGn settings when the load was far away from 50 ohms resistive and so screw up the gain settings. The same would apply for tuning at exactly 50w for the high power setting - 4.9w, 51w etc should be good.....

 

73,

Stew, GW0ETF



 



---In Elecraft_K3@..., <everettsharp@...> wrote :

Recently I was checking the power output on my K3, after changing to the new synthesizer board.  Having completed the transmit power calibration using the Utility program I found that on some bands I had low power output. After spending a half hour, or more, I discovered that I had the ATU engaged. Once I bypassed it everything was normal on all bands. 

 

So the long and short of this is make sure you have you ATU bypassed when checking your power output when using a dummy load. 

 

Everett N4CY

 

On Dec 20, 2015, at 5:59 PM, mikerodgerske5gbc@... [Elecraft_K3] <Elecraft_K3@...> wrote:

 

Peter, as Bill said, might be the latest firmware glitch. Hope so.

Mike R

Find me on "Zello", a walkie talkie or handi talkie type app. I'm listed as KE5GBC. I'm mostly on late at night.

 


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Re: K3 to K3s

Benny Aumala <benny.aumala@...>
 

I had K3 S/N 119 and dated like new. It had
- KRX3, second RX
- KBPF, old Gen.Cov. front-end
- Old KSYN (2)
- KDVR audio recorder
- 100W PA
- ATU
- Filters 2,7kHz SSB (2) matched
1,8kHz 8 pole (1)
500Hz 5 pole (2) matched
200Hz 5 pole
- New KSYN3A (2) was waiting

The new K3S was bare bones with 500Hz CW-filter and standard 2,7 SSB-filter

I Wanted to have
- Old K3 as camping-car machine. Siple RX, 500Hz filter, 100W and ATU,
new KSYN
- New K3S QRP home station (with AMP 500...1500W) with KRX3, KDVR,
KBPF with LF modification, 2 new KSYN

First estimation: what to do, in which order.
Then look all manuals in hand
Then a big table with all tools, egg-shells for small parts and ESD
Kitchen Al-foil roll for ESD sensitive units.

I asked for hardware kit from Elecraft, but difficult to get and would
cost a lot.
Look, we have metrics here. But then a light: when taking off, take
hardware, too.
this is ready for K3S installations.

It took a week when advancing slowly, enough time for coffee and
ponderations.
Many details clear with black coffee.

All went smoothly, The only nuisance was PC-control via USB. This is not
mentionned in
building manual. Set CONFIGand set RS2342 speed to USB.

Enjoy

The Exel-table is groups pages

Benny OH9NB

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Re: K3s IF output and SoftRock Ensemble III

Dana Shtun
 

Hi Mike
I went that route with the Z1000 and Softrock, but
was having problems with Power SDR IF and my sound card
so switched to a SDR Dongle/upconverter and it’s working fine.
Biggest issue is the IF shift depending on band mode and
I am still looking for software that I can control the K3
with that shows the actual frequency etc.. Power SDR was great
for that …


Dana VE3DS


Clifton Labs Z10000

w3qt_mike
 

Thanks to those who responded to my question on the buffer amp for the K3s and SoftRock.  I called Clifton Labs this morning, and according to the woman who answered they are out of business.  Anyone know of any other place to get a buffer amp?

73,
Mike, W3QT


Re: [Elecraft_K3] K3 to K3s

Ian White
 

Hi Richard

 

I did exactly the same, earlier in the summer. The only major issue involved the SPI data signalling to the older KPAIO3 interface board and the antenna/tuner board. Check with Elecraft Support to confirm whether a minor modification might be required (changing literally one or two components, which would not require any boards to be shipped back to the USA).

 

My old K3/10 is being repurposed as a 40-50W transceiver for 2m.

 

Merry Christmas, and enjoy your new K3S!

 

 

73 from Ian W4/GM3SEK

 

 

From: Elecraft_K3@... [mailto:Elecraft_K3@...]
Sent: 22 December 2015 09:29
To: Elecraft_K3@...
Subject: [Elecraft_K3] K3 to K3s

 




About to get my bare bones K3s 10w kit, TODAY !!!!!

What do I have to look out for in stripping out my old fully loaded K3 and moving all the options to the K3s ?

Guess everything can transfer ? and yes the sub Rx sync is the new one.

Will either sell or keep the old K3 for QRP after the couple of faults are sorted, now I can see the boards to have a proper look.

 

Merry Christmas de Richard G4CDN





Re: [Elecraft_K3] K3s IF output and SoftRock Ensemble III

Richard Fjeld <rpfjeld@...>
 

Hi Mike,

I built a Softrock (don't remember the model) and used the Z10000 as a safeguard to keep my K3 IF clean. 

I now have a P3.

Dick, n0ce


    
On 12/21/2015 8:35 PM, 'George Danner' gdanner@... [Elecraft_K3] wrote:
 

Mike,
FYI.
The K3’s IF output is buffered. I assume the K3s would be as well.
You might want to feed the SoftRock directly and verify it needs additional buffering before purchasing the Z10000.
73
George AI4VZ

I'm going to be using a SoftRock Ensemble III and HDSDR with my K3s' I.F. output.  I had decided to go to the P3, sold my Ensemble II, but the cost of the P3 seems just a bit high for "recreational" use, so back to the SoftRock.  I've been looking into the Z10000 buffer amp and am wondering if others who've done this think it's worthwhile.  Seems like a good idea, but I'd like some feedback from users.  Thanks for any input.

73,
Mike, W3QT



Re: [Elecraft_K3] K3 to K3s

William Conkling <bconk75@...>
 

When you remove the KRX3 from K3 don't forget to replace the jumper in the K3 main board in the connector in left rear. Check the KRX3 manual for location. 

...nr4c. bill


On Dec 22, 2015, at 4:29 AM, banester@... [Elecraft_K3] <Elecraft_K3@...> wrote:

 

About to get my bare bones K3s 10w kit, TODAY !!!!!

What do I have to look out for in stripping out my old fully loaded K3 and moving all the options to the K3s ?

Guess everything can transfer ? and yes the sub Rx sync is the new one.

Will either sell or keep the old K3 for QRP after the couple of faults are sorted, now I can see the boards to have a proper look.


Merry Christmas de Richard G4CDN


Re: K3s IF output and SoftRock Ensemble III

David Hay
 

I am using a K3 with the Elad FDM-S2 connected to the IF output and it appears to work very well.  I had not considered using a buffer amp, how can I tell if it is needed?


David M0TGC


Re: [Elecraft_K3] K3 to K3s

dalej <dj2001x@...>
 

Can be quite a bit of disassembly for both rigs depending on how many options you are transferring. Get the assembly manual and follow it closely. The sub rx will need the front panel removed from both rigs as that is where one of the boards for the sub rx is.
Don't forget to use wrist strap and static mat, it's all static sensitive.

Good luck
Dale, k9vuj

On 22, Dec 2015, at 3:29, banester@me.com [Elecraft_K3] <Elecraft_K3@yahoogroups.com> wrote:



About to get my bare bones K3s 10w kit, TODAY !!!!!

What do I have to look out for in stripping out my old fully loaded K3 and moving all the options to the K3s ?

Guess everything can transfer ? and yes the sub Rx sync is the new one.

Will either sell or keep the old K3 for QRP after the couple of faults are sorted, now I can see the boards to have a proper look.



Merry Christmas de Richard G4CDN

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