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Re: [Elecraft_K3] K3 frequency change by itself

barry NF1O
 

That was one of my first thoughts, If it was it was imperceptible.
Barry


> To: Elecraft_K3@...
> From: Elecraft_K3@...
> Date: Sat, 9 Jan 2016 15:01:06 -0800
> Subject: Re: [Elecraft_K3] K3 frequency change by itself
>
> Could the tuning knob be slowly rotating due to low friction (the felt
> washer too loose)?
>
> Alan N1AL
>
>
> On 01/09/2016 02:32 PM, barry whittemore wb1edi@...
> [Elecraft_K3] wrote:
> >
> >
> > Well, I did that, it was still there. Plugged all back in and still
> > there but stops and then starts again. Ill have to keep an eye on it.
> > BTW I use the rear mike con, never used the front so no up/down buttons.
> > Thanks and 73
> > Barry
> > NF1O
> >
> >
> > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > To: Elecraft_K3@...
> > From: Elecraft_K3@...
> > Date: Sat, 9 Jan 2016 13:52:11 -0800
> > Subject: Re: [Elecraft_K3] K3 frequency change by itself
> >
> > Unplug all but power and see what happens. In particular, the mic.
> >
> > Rick nhc
> >
> >
> > On 1/9/2016 1:46 PM, barry whittemore wb1edi@...
> > [Elecraft_K3] wrote:
> >
> >
> > My K3 S/N mid 3K range with new synth modules and second RX and it
> > just started changing its own frequency.
> >
> > What i have noticed and tried.
> > It tunes up the band slowly regardless of which way it was being
> > tuned.
> > It starts at power on.
> > with or without logger running (N1MM)
> > with or without serial port connected
> > any band or mode
> > Only VFO A
> >
> > Thats all i can think of at the moment.
> > Anyone seen and fixed this?
> > Thanks
> > Barry
> > NF1O
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
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Re: [Elecraft_K3] K3 frequency change by itself

Al N1AL
 

Could the tuning knob be slowly rotating due to low friction (the felt washer too loose)?

Alan N1AL

On 01/09/2016 02:32 PM, barry whittemore wb1edi@hotmail.com [Elecraft_K3] wrote:


Well, I did that, it was still there. Plugged all back in and still
there but stops and then starts again. Ill have to keep an eye on it.
BTW I use the rear mike con, never used the front so no up/down buttons.
Thanks and 73
Barry
NF1O


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To: Elecraft_K3@yahoogroups.com
From: Elecraft_K3@yahoogroups.com
Date: Sat, 9 Jan 2016 13:52:11 -0800
Subject: Re: [Elecraft_K3] K3 frequency change by itself

Unplug all but power and see what happens. In particular, the mic.

Rick nhc


On 1/9/2016 1:46 PM, barry whittemore wb1edi@hotmail.com
<mailto:wb1edi@hotmail.com> [Elecraft_K3] wrote:


My K3 S/N mid 3K range with new synth modules and second RX and it
just started changing its own frequency.

What i have noticed and tried.
It tunes up the band slowly regardless of which way it was being
tuned.
It starts at power on.
with or without logger running (N1MM)
with or without serial port connected
any band or mode
Only VFO A

Thats all i can think of at the moment.
Anyone seen and fixed this?
Thanks
Barry
NF1O






Re: [Elecraft_K3] K3 frequency change by itself

barry NF1O
 

Well, I did that, it was still there. Plugged all back in and still there but stops and then starts again. Ill have to keep an eye on it.
BTW I use the rear mike con, never used the front so no up/down buttons.
Thanks and 73
Barry
NF1O



To: Elecraft_K3@...
From: Elecraft_K3@...
Date: Sat, 9 Jan 2016 13:52:11 -0800
Subject: Re: [Elecraft_K3] K3 frequency change by itself

 
Unplug all but power and see what happens.  In particular, the mic.

Rick nhc


On 1/9/2016 1:46 PM, barry whittemore wb1edi@... [Elecraft_K3] wrote:
 

My K3 S/N mid 3K range with new synth modules and second RX and it just started changing its own frequency.

What i have noticed and tried.
 It tunes up the band slowly regardless of which way it was being tuned.
It starts at power on.
with or without logger running (N1MM)
with or without serial port connected
any band or mode
Only VFO A

Thats all i can think of at the moment.
Anyone seen and fixed this?
Thanks
Barry
NF1O



Re: [Elecraft_K3] K3 frequency change by itself

Mike Flowers
 

Happened to me once.  I left my CM700s sitting on my MC-60 mic base - on the UP FREQ button.  Doh!

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

On Jan 9, 2016, at 1:46 PM, barry whittemore wb1edi@... [Elecraft_K3] <Elecraft_K3@...> wrote:

 

My K3 S/N mid 3K range with new synth modules and second RX and it just started changing its own frequency.

What i have noticed and tried.
 It tunes up the band slowly regardless of which way it was being tuned.
It starts at power on.
with or without logger running (N1MM)
with or without serial port connected
any band or mode
Only VFO A

Thats all i can think of at the moment.
Anyone seen and fixed this?
Thanks
Barry
NF1O


Re: [Elecraft_K3] Mic adjustment

w3qt_mike
 

Yeah, if I can read Cmp I can read ALC - same screen.  Thanks for the suggestion.

73,
Mike, W3QT

On 1/9/2016 4:32 PM, Rick WA6NHC wa6nhc@... [Elecraft_K3] wrote:
 

Did you change the metering to show ALC?  I know, DOH!  Upper right button, left bank press and hold.

Rick nhc

On 1/9/2016 10:56 AM, Mike Morrow w3qt@... [Elecraft_K3] wrote:
 

New K3s owner here trying to set up for SSB operation.  I am unable to see any ALC indication when adjusting the mic volume control, even with the control fully open.  Compression is adjusted for less than 10dB and is reflected on the compression scale.  Signal sounds fine on Monitor, RF meter shows full output, and that is confirmed on an external wattmeter.  I'm using a Heil Pro Set Elite - 6 headset.  Shouldn't I be seeing some deflection on the ALC meter?  Thanks for any help or suggestions.

73,
Mike, W3QT




Re: [Elecraft_K3] K3 frequency change by itself

Rick NK7I
 

Unplug all but power and see what happens.� In particular, the mic.

Rick nhc

On 1/9/2016 1:46 PM, barry whittemore wb1edi@... [Elecraft_K3] wrote:
�

My K3 S/N mid 3K range with new synth modules and second RX and it just started changing its own frequency.

What i have noticed and tried.
�It tunes up the band slowly regardless of which way it was being tuned.
It starts at power on.
with or without logger running (N1MM)
with or without serial port connected
any band or mode
Only VFO A

Thats all i can think of at the moment.
Anyone seen and fixed this?
Thanks
Barry
NF1O


K3 frequency change by itself

barry NF1O
 

My K3 S/N mid 3K range with new synth modules and second RX and it just started changing its own frequency.

What i have noticed and tried.
 It tunes up the band slowly regardless of which way it was being tuned.
It starts at power on.
with or without logger running (N1MM)
with or without serial port connected
any band or mode
Only VFO A

Thats all i can think of at the moment.
Anyone seen and fixed this?
Thanks
Barry
NF1O


Re: [Elecraft_K3] Mic adjustment

Rick NK7I
 

Did you change the metering to show ALC?  I know, DOH!  Upper right button, left bank press and hold.

Rick nhc

On 1/9/2016 10:56 AM, Mike Morrow w3qt@... [Elecraft_K3] wrote:
 

New K3s owner here trying to set up for SSB operation.  I am unable to see any ALC indication when adjusting the mic volume control, even with the control fully open.  Compression is adjusted for less than 10dB and is reflected on the compression scale.  Signal sounds fine on Monitor, RF meter shows full output, and that is confirmed on an external wattmeter.  I'm using a Heil Pro Set Elite - 6 headset.  Shouldn't I be seeing some deflection on the ALC meter?  Thanks for any help or suggestions.

73,
Mike, W3QT



Re: [Elecraft_K3] Loss of Voice Function

Keith KV5J
 

Even as a K3 owner since 2009 and a new K3s owner the radio is not without faults.  As far as reviews go, I pay little attention to all of the 5/5 reviews.  I do want to hear what other dislike about a product. 
Keith


On Saturday, January 9, 2016 12:33 PM, "Brian Hemmis bhemmis@... [Elecraft_K3]" wrote:


 
Like the bozo who several years ago gave the TS-590S a low rating for small knobs after just briefly playing with it at HRO. Didn’t own the radio-just saw it in the store...
Someone should moderate these “reviews”.
Brian K3USC (since 19620
On Jan 9, 2016, at 10:04 AM, 'Charlie T, K3ICH' pincon@... [Elecraft_K3] <Elecraft_K3@...> wrote:


I just read a 4 of 5 review on the eHam site for the K3 (K3s??).
 
The poster said he downgraded the rating because he says he’s "not an authority on CW rigs" (???)
 
I feel this is totally unfair and the review should either be changed or deleted.
 
I'm not an Elecraft "Kool-Aid" drinker, but I do own lots of their equipment and would give any of it an easy "5".
 
I would certainly hope he reconsiders what this does to their reputation by that logic.
 
And, yes, I fully understand that a “4” among many “5’s” doesn’t change the average that much, but it just rubbed me wrong when I read it.
 
73, Charlie k3ICH
 
 
 
From: Elecraft_K3@... [mailto:Elecraft_K3@...] 
Sent: Saturday, January 09, 2016 9:31 AM
To: Elecraft_K3@...
Subject: [Elecraft_K3] Loss of Voice Function
 
  
I recently upgraded my early K3 SN 0229 with two KSYN3A boards, the upgraded DSP board and  the KXV3B board for the added preamps on 12 to 6 meters.   I downloaded the latest firmware and was ready to go or so I thought.  I found that I had lost all voice modes.  Using my MH2 mic which worked just fine before the upgrade did not function other that keying the PTT.
 
I contacted K3 service and worked with Gary and finally resolved the problem.  There was no hardware problem.  With the expanded firmware, additional menus had been added which are not in the early users manual.  Configuring the MH2 correctly by adding the steps in the expanded menu restored the voice functions.  
 
The message here is if your K3 is not function correctly after a hardware or firmware upgrade, make sure that you download the information included with each firmware upgrade or get a updated version of the users manual.
 
73,  Peter  NC8B
 
 

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Mic adjustment

w3qt_mike
 

New K3s owner here trying to set up for SSB operation.  I am unable to see any ALC indication when adjusting the mic volume control, even with the control fully open.  Compression is adjusted for less than 10dB and is reflected on the compression scale.  Signal sounds fine on Monitor, RF meter shows full output, and that is confirmed on an external wattmeter.  I'm using a Heil Pro Set Elite - 6 headset.  Shouldn't I be seeing some deflection on the ALC meter?  Thanks for any help or suggestions.

73,
Mike, W3QT


Re: [Elecraft_K3] Loss of Voice Function

w7aqk
 

Charlie and All,
 
Many reviews on Eham are less than reliable.  Many are exceedingly euphoric, while others are full of nitpicking issues.  Usually not enough substantive analysis goes into them to be really something you should rely on anyway.  They are not “bench” reviews!  In this guy’s case, it is immediately obvious, I think, that his downgrade rationale is faulty.  Heck, just about every rig is a “cw” rig, so I guess he would downgrade them all!!!!  Interesting, though, how he says the K2 was the best CW rig ever until the K3 came along!  You have to wonder why the “best CW rig ever” gets downgraded because it is a “CW rig”!!!
 
When I read one of the reviews on that site, I am usually looking for comments about things I hadn’t considered, and comments that seem to have some real substance—if you can even determine that.  Actually, as often as not I’m looking at the negative comments more closely, because I think folks tend to give those more time and attention.  It’s not foolproof though!  Also, you can often tell if the person has identified a genuine issue, or is just blowing smoke.
 
Dave W7AQK
 
 
 

Sent: Saturday, January 9, 2016 8:04 AM
Subject: RE: [Elecraft_K3] Loss of Voice Function
 
 

I just read a 4 of 5 review on the eHam site for the K3 (K3s??).

The poster said he downgraded the rating because he says he’s "not an authority on CW rigs" (???)

I feel this is totally unfair and the review should either be changed or deleted.

I'm not an Elecraft "Kool-Aid" drinker, but I do own lots of their equipment and would give any of it an easy "5".

I would certainly hope he reconsiders what this does to their reputation by that logic.

And, yes, I fully understand that a “4” among many “5’s” doesn’t change the average that much, but it just rubbed me wrong when I read it.

73, Charlie k3ICH

From: Elecraft_K3@... [mailto:Elecraft_K3@...]
Sent: Saturday, January 09, 2016 9:31 AM
To: Elecraft_K3@...
Subject: [Elecraft_K3] Loss of Voice Function

 

I recently upgraded my early K3 SN 0229 with two KSYN3A boards, the upgraded DSP board and  the KXV3B board for the added preamps on 12 to 6 meters.   I downloaded the latest firmware and was ready to go or so I thought.  I found that I had lost all voice modes.  Using my MH2 mic which worked just fine before the upgrade did not function other that keying the PTT.

I contacted K3 service and worked with Gary and finally resolved the problem.  There was no hardware problem.  With the expanded firmware, additional menus had been added which are not in the early users manual.  Configuring the MH2 correctly by adding the steps in the expanded menu restored the voice functions. 

The message here is if your K3 is not function correctly after a hardware or firmware upgrade, make sure that you download the information included with each firmware upgrade or get a updated version of the users manual.

73,  Peter  NC8B


Re: [Elecraft_K3] Loss of Voice Function

Brian Hemmis
 

Like the bozo who several years ago gave the TS-590S a low rating for small knobs after just briefly playing with it at HRO. Didn’t own the radio-just saw it in the store...
Someone should moderate these “reviews”.
Brian K3USC (since 19620

On Jan 9, 2016, at 10:04 AM, 'Charlie T, K3ICH' pincon@... [Elecraft_K3] <Elecraft_K3@...> wrote:


I just read a 4 of 5 review on the eHam site for the K3 (K3s??).

 

The poster said he downgraded the rating because he says he’s "not an authority on CW rigs" (???)

 

I feel this is totally unfair and the review should either be changed or deleted.

 

I'm not an Elecraft "Kool-Aid" drinker, but I do own lots of their equipment and would give any of it an easy "5".

 

I would certainly hope he reconsiders what this does to their reputation by that logic.

 

And, yes, I fully understand that a “4” among many “5’s” doesn’t change the average that much, but it just rubbed me wrong when I read it.

 

73, Charlie k3ICH

 

 

 

From: Elecraft_K3@... [mailto:Elecraft_K3@...] 
Sent: Saturday, January 09, 2016 9:31 AM
To: Elecraft_K3@...
Subject: [Elecraft_K3] Loss of Voice Function

 

  

I recently upgraded my early K3 SN 0229 with two KSYN3A boards, the upgraded DSP board and  the KXV3B board for the added preamps on 12 to 6 meters.   I downloaded the latest firmware and was ready to go or so I thought.  I found that I had lost all voice modes.  Using my MH2 mic which worked just fine before the upgrade did not function other that keying the PTT.

 

I contacted K3 service and worked with Gary and finally resolved the problem.  There was no hardware problem.  With the expanded firmware, additional menus had been added which are not in the early users manual.  Configuring the MH2 correctly by adding the steps in the expanded menu restored the voice functions.  

 

The message here is if your K3 is not function correctly after a hardware or firmware upgrade, make sure that you download the information included with each firmware upgrade or get a updated version of the users manual.

 

73,  Peter  NC8B

 

 




Re: [Elecraft_K3] Loss of Voice Function

Charlie T, k3ICH
 

I just read a 4 of 5 review on the eHam site for the K3 (K3s??).

 

The poster said he downgraded the rating because he says he’s "not an authority on CW rigs" (???)

 

I feel this is totally unfair and the review should either be changed or deleted.

 

I'm not an Elecraft "Kool-Aid" drinker, but I do own lots of their equipment and would give any of it an easy "5".

 

I would certainly hope he reconsiders what this does to their reputation by that logic.

 

And, yes, I fully understand that a “4” among many “5’s” doesn’t change the average that much, but it just rubbed me wrong when I read it.

 

73, Charlie k3ICH

 

 

 

From: Elecraft_K3@... [mailto:Elecraft_K3@...]
Sent: Saturday, January 09, 2016 9:31 AM
To: Elecraft_K3@...
Subject: [Elecraft_K3] Loss of Voice Function

 

 

I recently upgraded my early K3 SN 0229 with two KSYN3A boards, the upgraded DSP board and  the KXV3B board for the added preamps on 12 to 6 meters.   I downloaded the latest firmware and was ready to go or so I thought.  I found that I had lost all voice modes.  Using my MH2 mic which worked just fine before the upgrade did not function other that keying the PTT.

 

I contacted K3 service and worked with Gary and finally resolved the problem.  There was no hardware problem.  With the expanded firmware, additional menus had been added which are not in the early users manual.  Configuring the MH2 correctly by adding the steps in the expanded menu restored the voice functions. 

 

The message here is if your K3 is not function correctly after a hardware or firmware upgrade, make sure that you download the information included with each firmware upgrade or get a updated version of the users manual.

 

73,  Peter  NC8B

 

 


Loss of Voice Function

Peter Bruno
 

I recently upgraded my early K3 SN 0229 with two KSYN3A boards, the upgraded DSP board and  the KXV3B board for the added preamps on 12 to 6 meters.   I downloaded the latest firmware and was ready to go or so I thought.  I found that I had lost all voice modes.  Using my MH2 mic which worked just fine before the upgrade did not function other that keying the PTT.


I contacted K3 service and worked with Gary and finally resolved the problem.  There was no hardware problem.  With the expanded firmware, additional menus had been added which are not in the early users manual.  Configuring the MH2 correctly by adding the steps in the expanded menu restored the voice functions. 

The message here is if your K3 is not function correctly after a hardware or firmware upgrade, make sure that you download the information included with each firmware upgrade or get a updated version of the users manual.

73,  Peter  NC8B



K3 Mix status

stewart_bakeruk
 

Hi,
I am writing a program in VB to control my K3 and show the status of such things as the RF power setting not immediately visible on the K3 display. One of those is the Mix audio settings for the main/sub RX's.

Using MN111; MP; MN255; to get the setting takes a lot of time, and is not suitable for polling.

Unlike "PS" I can't find a GET/SET command for Mix,.

Q. Does anything else suitable exist ?

If not, I would like to request a GET/SET function. Maybe MI or MX.

73
Stewart G3RXQ


   










Re: [Elecraft_K3] Elecraft Website back up today for Verizon FiOS & DSL customers

Ken Chandler <g0orh@...>
 

Although I could access the old site, have Instant access here in UK, NEW SERVER is visible!!

Ken.. G0ORH



On 9 Jan 2016, at 01:19, wa6hhq_lists@... [Elecraft_K3] <Elecraft_K3@...> wrote:

 

Wow - this has been frustrating for us (and all of our Verizon based customers!)

Verizon appears to have fixed the routing problem from their FiOS and DSL customers to Elecraft.com sometime last night. The fix slowly migrated through the net and based on customer feedback received here, most Verizon customers were up and able to access elecraft.com by sometime this morning.

It apparently was a problem with misconfiguration by Verizon for their traffic via an internet backbone router (layer42.net) upstream of the ISP that hosts elecraft.com.  Interestingly when accessing the Elecraft website from other ISPs (Comcast etc) it also routed through layer42.net's backbone and router with no problems. Our ISP has been in contact with layer42.net, and layer42.net confirmed it was a Verizon problem. Unfortunately Verizon was very slow to correct the problem, much to our frustration (and our ISPs and Level43.net's).


New Server:
While the Verizon FiOS saga was transpiring this week, we also began implementing a backup copy of the elecraft.com webpage on a totally different server farm both hosted by a different company and geographically located outside of our immediate area. We copied all of the website and ftp files over to this new server and had it ready to go this morning. It actually turns out to be faster for web access, and also for ftp file downloads of new f/w via our utility programs. As a result, we decided to switch over to the new server for elecraft.com at about 2000 Z today. Its been up and operating since then. Its new iP address may take up to 24 or more to propagate through the internet's network of DNS servers, routers and your browser programs.

Continuing regarding our new server location for the Elecraft web page; both it and the prior server are both active with the same data, so you will still see the same elecraft.com web pages displayed even if you are still pointing to the old iP address for Elecraft.com.

For those of you who can 'ping' elecraft.com, the old server address starts with 63.249.. and the new server address starts with 50.31..

For Windows users, from the command window you can both ping elecraft.com and flush your local DNA cache to forcibly load the new iP mapping for the new elecraft.com server. To flush the cache, type "ipconfig /flushdns"   (without the quotes) and then "ping elecraft.com" to see if the address changes to the new one. This may take more than one try to be successful, depending on you DNS configuration. Also, it may be necessary to close your browser and then restart it to load flush the browser's local web page cache. Its also possible your ISP uses multiple DNS servers that may update at different times..

You can tell if you are seeing the web page from the new server by scrolling down to the bottom of the elecraft.com home page and looking for the "Last Edited" date section, located on the right just above the web page links bordered by bars. If you see "Last Edited:  **NEW SERVER**: .... , you know you are on the new elecraft server. If you don't see this, don't worry, the new address will automatically propagate to your local DNS servers over the next day or so, and you will still be able to access elecraft.com on the old server in the meantime.

One nice impact of this is that we now have a way to immediately switch to the backup copy on a totally different server for elecraft.com should there be a major problem with the main server. We'll keep both servers active for this reason.

Please let me know via -direct- email if you still can not access elecraft.com at all, or if there are any problems with the new elecraft.com web page once your DNS updates and you can get to it.

Whew! Have a great weekend everyone.

73,

Eric
/elecraft.com/



Re: [Elecraft_K3] Remove me

mikerodgerske5gbc
 

W4RG,

On the bottom of your email and possibly this one you'll see "unsubscribe " clicking on that should generate a email that you will have to reply to finishing the task. 

Otherwise you'll have to log in to yahoo groups. 

73
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. 

On Jan 8, 2016, at 5:37 PM, "Raymond Graham rayw4rg@... [Elecraft_K3]" <Elecraft_K3@...> wrote:

 

Please remove me from the k3 group list. W4RG




Re: [Elecraft_K3] Remove me

Dean LaClair
 

Or hit the "unsubscribe" in blue at bottom of this email.
72 Dean

On Jan 8, 2016 8:24 PM, "William Conkling bconk75@... [Elecraft_K3]" <Elecraft_K3@...> wrote:
 

It's s YahooGroup. You'll have to log into YAHOOGROUPS and remove yourself from the group. 

...nr4c. bill


On Jan 8, 2016, at 6:37 PM, Raymond Graham rayw4rg@... [Elecraft_K3] <Elecraft_K3@...> wrote:

 

Please remove me from the k3 group list. W4RG




Re: [Elecraft_K3] Remove me

William Conkling <bconk75@...>
 

It's s YahooGroup. You'll have to log into YAHOOGROUPS and remove yourself from the group. 

...nr4c. bill


On Jan 8, 2016, at 6:37 PM, Raymond Graham rayw4rg@... [Elecraft_K3] <Elecraft_K3@...> wrote:

 

Please remove me from the k3 group list. W4RG




Elecraft Website back up today for Verizon FiOS & DSL customers

Eric Swartz - WA6HHQ, Elecraft
 

Wow - this has been frustrating for us (and all of our Verizon based customers!)

Verizon appears to have fixed the routing problem from their FiOS and DSL customers to Elecraft.com sometime last night. The fix slowly migrated through the net and based on customer feedback received here, most Verizon customers were up and able to access elecraft.com by sometime this morning.

It apparently was a problem with misconfiguration by Verizon for their traffic via an internet backbone router (layer42.net) upstream of the ISP that hosts elecraft.com.  Interestingly when accessing the Elecraft website from other ISPs (Comcast etc) it also routed through layer42.net's backbone and router with no problems. Our ISP has been in contact with layer42.net, and layer42.net confirmed it was a Verizon problem. Unfortunately Verizon was very slow to correct the problem, much to our frustration (and our ISPs and Level43.net's).


New Server:
While the Verizon FiOS saga was transpiring this week, we also began implementing a backup copy of the elecraft.com webpage on a totally different server farm both hosted by a different company and geographically located outside of our immediate area. We copied all of the website and ftp files over to this new server and had it ready to go this morning. It actually turns out to be faster for web access, and also for ftp file downloads of new f/w via our utility programs. As a result, we decided to switch over to the new server for elecraft.com at about 2000 Z today. Its been up and operating since then. Its new iP address may take up to 24 or more to propagate through the internet's network of DNS servers, routers and your browser programs.

Continuing regarding our new server location for the Elecraft web page; both it and the prior server are both active with the same data, so you will still see the same elecraft.com web pages displayed even if you are still pointing to the old iP address for Elecraft.com.

For those of you who can 'ping' elecraft.com, the old server address starts with 63.249.. and the new server address starts with 50.31..

For Windows users, from the command window you can both ping elecraft.com and flush your local DNA cache to forcibly load the new iP mapping for the new elecraft.com server. To flush the cache, type "ipconfig /flushdns" <enter>  (without the quotes) and then "ping elecraft.com" <enter> to see if the address changes to the new one. This may take more than one try to be successful, depending on you DNS configuration. Also, it may be necessary to close your browser and then restart it to load flush the browser's local web page cache. Its also possible your ISP uses multiple DNS servers that may update at different times..

You can tell if you are seeing the web page from the new server by scrolling down to the bottom of the elecraft.com home page and looking for the "Last Edited" date section, located on the right just above the web page links bordered by bars. If you see "Last Edited:  **NEW SERVER**: .... , you know you are on the new elecraft server. If you don't see this, don't worry, the new address will automatically propagate to your local DNS servers over the next day or so, and you will still be able to access elecraft.com on the old server in the meantime.

One nice impact of this is that we now have a way to immediately switch to the backup copy on a totally different server for elecraft.com should there be a major problem with the main server. We'll keep both servers active for this reason.

Please let me know via -direct- email if you still can not access elecraft.com at all, or if there are any problems with the new elecraft.com web page once your DNS updates and you can get to it.

Whew! Have a great weekend everyone.

73,

Eric
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