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Re: [Elecraft_K3] P3 For Sale

Bob Darlington <rdarlington@...>
 



On Fri, Dec 30, 2016 at 12:13 PM, Bob Darlington rdarlington@... [Elecraft_K3] <Elecraft_K3@...> wrote:
 

We'll see if Elecraft ships the one I ordered two days ago before too much longer. 


It shipped!  Yay!


 
I paid for 3 day shipping and.... it's not shipped yet.   What good is expedited shipping if they sit on the order?   I want it for the RTTY Roundup next weekend.  If they don't hurry up, I'm canceling and buying yours (assuming nobody else does before me).

-Bob

On Fri, Dec 30, 2016 at 2:39 AM, joe_word@... [Elecraft_K3] <Elecraft_K3@...> wrote:
 
[Attachment(s) from joe_word@... [Elecraft_K3] included below]

For Sale Elecraft P3-F factory built panadapter in as new condition with optional P3SVGA adapter for computer monitor use. No scratches and has not been around tobacco smoke. Serial number 36xx. No longer have a K3, so selling the P3. Comes with original box, manual and cable set: RF cable, data cable and 2 power cables (from P3 or from power supply). $720 plus help on shipping, $12 is about half, shipped in CONUS. Payment by money order, Cashier's check or cash. I do not have a Papal account. Contact me: n9vx.joe at gmail.com





Re: [Elecraft_K3] P3 For Sale [1 Attachment]

Bob Darlington <rdarlington@...>
 

And I see that it's sold.  Nevermind!

On Fri, Dec 30, 2016 at 12:13 PM, Bob Darlington <rdarlington@...> wrote:
We'll see if Elecraft ships the one I ordered two days ago before too much longer.  I paid for 3 day shipping and.... it's not shipped yet.   What good is expedited shipping if they sit on the order?   I want it for the RTTY Roundup next weekend.  If they don't hurry up, I'm canceling and buying yours (assuming nobody else does before me).

-Bob

On Fri, Dec 30, 2016 at 2:39 AM, joe_word@... [Elecraft_K3] <Elecraft_K3@...> wrote:
 
[Attachment(s) from joe_word@... [Elecraft_K3] included below]

For Sale Elecraft P3-F factory built panadapter in as new condition with optional P3SVGA adapter for computer monitor use. No scratches and has not been around tobacco smoke. Serial number 36xx. No longer have a K3, so selling the P3. Comes with original box, manual and cable set: RF cable, data cable and 2 power cables (from P3 or from power supply). $720 plus help on shipping, $12 is about half, shipped in CONUS. Payment by money order, Cashier's check or cash. I do not have a Papal account. Contact me: n9vx.joe at gmail.com





Re: [Elecraft_K3] P3 For Sale [1 Attachment]

Bob Darlington <rdarlington@...>
 

We'll see if Elecraft ships the one I ordered two days ago before too much longer.  I paid for 3 day shipping and.... it's not shipped yet.   What good is expedited shipping if they sit on the order?   I want it for the RTTY Roundup next weekend.  If they don't hurry up, I'm canceling and buying yours (assuming nobody else does before me).

-Bob

On Fri, Dec 30, 2016 at 2:39 AM, joe_word@... [Elecraft_K3] <Elecraft_K3@...> wrote:
 
[Attachment(s) from joe_word@... [Elecraft_K3] included below]

For Sale Elecraft P3-F factory built panadapter in as new condition with optional P3SVGA adapter for computer monitor use. No scratches and has not been around tobacco smoke. Serial number 36xx. No longer have a K3, so selling the P3. Comes with original box, manual and cable set: RF cable, data cable and 2 power cables (from P3 or from power supply). $720 plus help on shipping, $12 is about half, shipped in CONUS. Payment by money order, Cashier's check or cash. I do not have a Papal account. Contact me: n9vx.joe at gmail.com




Re: P3 For Sale

joe_word
 

The P3 is sold.

Joe  N9VX


Opions on KI03B upgrade

kb2kuu@...
 

I'm interested in others opinions on wether or not it's worth upgrading a K3 to the KIO3B. I don't have any issues communicating with the radio with a serial adapter but I do want to add a sound card for digital modes. The upgrade seems expensive at $425 with additional cable for the P3 and shipping. I can get a decent usb sound card for $60 to $100. The KIO3B is a clutter free 1 cable option.
Any good reasons that might convince me to spend the extra on the upgrade?


P3 For Sale

joe_word
 

For Sale Elecraft P3-F factory built panadapter in as new condition with optional P3SVGA adapter for computer monitor use. No scratches and has not been around tobacco smoke. Serial number 36xx. No longer have a K3, so selling the P3. Comes with original box, manual and cable set: RF cable, data cable and 2 power cables (from P3 or from power supply). $720 plus help on shipping, $12 is about half, shipped in CONUS. Payment by money order, Cashier's check or cash. I do not have a Papal account. Contact me: n9vx.joe at gmail.com



Looking for a KBPF3

dalej <dj2001x@...>
 

This probably is a long shot, but I am looking for a used in good working order Elecraft KBPF3. It doesn’t have to be the “A” version. If you have one that is no longer needed let me know (via private email), price and email contact.

Dale, K9VUJ/AFA5DJ


Low Band DXing by ON4UN

CW CW
 

I am trying to obtain  a copy of John's L-Network calculator included in version 4 of his book.  On the market now is version 5.  Does anyone know if version 5 also has the L-Network calculator



Re: [Elecraft_K3] Hi SWR on 40mtrs

Mike Streeter
 

I have recently had the same issue of high SWR on 40M only. My antenna is a beam with elements for 6 bands including 40M and because the high SWR was only on 40M I ruled out the coax and suspected the 40M elements of the antenna. Hooked up my backup radio and the 40M tested fine so the suspect became the radio. Checked all the main and config menu settings and could not find a problem. Disconnected everything from the radio except the power cable and connected the KUSB cable and computer that I have used previously to download firmware. Ran the K3 Utility program and found that the K3 was showing no results for the MCU. That was the problem. Ran the Firmware program to reload the MCU several times and got the MCU Load Failure every time. Did that strictly in accordance with the manual and Fred Cadys book. Very frustrating. Eventually left the power off the radio for several hours as opposed to the few minutes suggested in the instructions, came back and reran the MCU reloading procedure and the Firmware program and everything worked exactly as it should. It is critical that the instructions for reloading are followed exactly, especially disconnecting everything from both the PC and the K3 except the KUSB cable, the keyboard and the mouse, and that means everything. Also you must do a reboot on the PC as instructed.

I have no idea why the problem arose and why it took so long to resolve but it's back to it's normal performance now.

Happy New Year,

Mike, WM5DX.



From: "Fred Guiliano ng3j@... [Elecraft_K3]"
To: Elecraft_K3@...
Sent: Wednesday, December 28, 2016 1:54 AM
Subject: Re: [Elecraft_K3] Hi SWR on 40mtrs

 
As stated, I replaced the K3 with the MP and all was ok with MP. I went as far as connecting the K3 directly to the ant coax, bypassing switch with both rigs. K3 still had high SWR and MP was fine. Yes, I tried going into a dummy load and had same issue. The issue doesn't happen very often. I do not have the internal tuner but will go in and check all internal coax connections. The only band that has this issue is on 40m. Because it happened only a few times in the past several years, I don't worry about it much. I only mentioned it to let Bill WB9CAC, know I had a similar issue to his. 



On Dec 27, 2016, at 7:50 PM, William Conkling bconk75@... [Elecraft_K3] <Elecraft_K3@...> wrote:

 
Check and maybe clean the switch. 

What does analyzer say about antenna on 40 m ??

...nr4c. bill


On Dec 27, 2016, at 12:03 PM, Fred Guiliano ng3j@... [Elecraft_K3] <Elecraft_K3@...> wrote:

 
I'm also noticing that issue with my K3. All bands ok except for 40m. Occasionally, SWR will go extremely high only on 40m. I checked all connections and all are ok. K3 is set to correct ant port. When I switch to my 1000mp, SWR is normal. Shutting down the K3 several times seems to fix it. I've changed the coax jumper from K3 to ant/rig switch and also put the 1000mp in line replacing the K3 so it's using same feedline and switch position and 1000mp has no issues. Leads me to some thing internal to the K3. 

This doesn't happen often so haven't really looked into this issue much.

Fred
NG3J




On Dec 26, 2016, at 5:23 PM, Bill Ellis wb9cac@... [Elecraft_K3] <Elecraft_K3@...> wrote:

 
Hi all, 

My K3 has been operating quite well until yesterday. I went to tune-up om 40 mtrs and the autotuner registered 25:1. On all other bands, it tunes properly. I then put my analyzer on the coax in the shack and it read 2.1:1. Should not be a problem for the autotuner. From what I'm seeing, the problem appears to be with the K3. What am I missing here?

Thanks for any help.

Bill Ellis, WB9CAC




Re: [Elecraft_K3] Hi SWR on 40mtrs

Fred G
 

As stated, I replaced the K3 with the MP and all was ok with MP. I went as far as connecting the K3 directly to the ant coax, bypassing switch with both rigs. K3 still had high SWR and MP was fine. Yes, I tried going into a dummy load and had same issue. The issue doesn't happen very often. I do not have the internal tuner but will go in and check all internal coax connections. The only band that has this issue is on 40m. Because it happened only a few times in the past several years, I don't worry about it much. I only mentioned it to let Bill WB9CAC, know I had a similar issue to his. 



On Dec 27, 2016, at 7:50 PM, William Conkling bconk75@... [Elecraft_K3] <Elecraft_K3@...> wrote:

 

Check and maybe clean the switch. 

What does analyzer say about antenna on 40 m ??

...nr4c. bill


On Dec 27, 2016, at 12:03 PM, Fred Guiliano ng3j@... [Elecraft_K3] <Elecraft_K3@...> wrote:

 

I'm also noticing that issue with my K3. All bands ok except for 40m. Occasionally, SWR will go extremely high only on 40m. I checked all connections and all are ok. K3 is set to correct ant port. When I switch to my 1000mp, SWR is normal. Shutting down the K3 several times seems to fix it. I've changed the coax jumper from K3 to ant/rig switch and also put the 1000mp in line replacing the K3 so it's using same feedline and switch position and 1000mp has no issues. Leads me to some thing internal to the K3. 

This doesn't happen often so haven't really looked into this issue much.

Fred
NG3J




On Dec 26, 2016, at 5:23 PM, Bill Ellis wb9cac@... [Elecraft_K3] <Elecraft_K3@...> wrote:

 

Hi all, 

My K3 has been operating quite well until yesterday. I went to tune-up om 40 mtrs and the autotuner registered 25:1. On all other bands, it tunes properly. I then put my analyzer on the coax in the shack and it read 2.1:1. Should not be a problem for the autotuner. From what I'm seeing, the problem appears to be with the K3. What am I missing here?

Thanks for any help.

Bill Ellis, WB9CAC


Re: Hi SWR on 40mtrs

Bill Ellis - WB9CAC
 

To all that provided assistance with this problem....  many thanks. 

Yes, the antenna was set to ANT 2. Story is for 47 yrs I ran a Drake B-line and when something was changed on the radio, it affected the entire unit. Along comes my K3( love this radio) and now I've learned that there are parts that are set on individual bands. When I was asked if the K3 was set to ANT 2, I responded no. BUT at that moment was not on 40 meters. I then switched to 40 and then saw that 40 WAS set to ANT 2...problem solved.


73's and thanks all,

Bill Ellis, WB9CAC



From: Bill Ellis
To: Elecraft Support ; Elecraft K3 ; Elecraft Reflector
Sent: Monday, December 26, 2016 3:23 PM
Subject: Hi SWR on 40mtrs

Hi all, 

My K3 has been operating quite well until yesterday. I went to tune-up om 40 mtrs and the autotuner registered 25:1. On all other bands, it tunes properly. I then put my analyzer on the coax in the shack and it read 2.1:1. Should not be a problem for the autotuner. From what I'm seeing, the problem appears to be with the K3. What am I missing here?

Thanks for any help.

Bill Ellis, WB9CAC




Re: [Elecraft_K3] Hi SWR on 40mtrs

William Conkling <bconk75@...>
 

Check and maybe clean the switch. 

What does analyzer say about antenna on 40 m ??

...nr4c. bill


On Dec 27, 2016, at 12:03 PM, Fred Guiliano ng3j@... [Elecraft_K3] <Elecraft_K3@...> wrote:

 

I'm also noticing that issue with my K3. All bands ok except for 40m. Occasionally, SWR will go extremely high only on 40m. I checked all connections and all are ok. K3 is set to correct ant port. When I switch to my 1000mp, SWR is normal. Shutting down the K3 several times seems to fix it. I've changed the coax jumper from K3 to ant/rig switch and also put the 1000mp in line replacing the K3 so it's using same feedline and switch position and 1000mp has no issues. Leads me to some thing internal to the K3. 

This doesn't happen often so haven't really looked into this issue much.

Fred
NG3J




On Dec 26, 2016, at 5:23 PM, Bill Ellis wb9cac@... [Elecraft_K3] <Elecraft_K3@...> wrote:

 

Hi all, 

My K3 has been operating quite well until yesterday. I went to tune-up om 40 mtrs and the autotuner registered 25:1. On all other bands, it tunes properly. I then put my analyzer on the coax in the shack and it read 2.1:1. Should not be a problem for the autotuner. From what I'm seeing, the problem appears to be with the K3. What am I missing here?

Thanks for any help.

Bill Ellis, WB9CAC


Re: [Elecraft_K3] Hi SWR on 40mtrs

Keith KV5J
 

If you have the KAT3(A) installed, you might need to reseat it.
I've seen this in several K3s.
 
Keith, KV5J


On Tuesday, December 27, 2016 12:04 PM, "Fred Guiliano ng3j@... [Elecraft_K3]" wrote:


 
I'm also noticing that issue with my K3. All bands ok except for 40m. Occasionally, SWR will go extremely high only on 40m. I checked all connections and all are ok. K3 is set to correct ant port. When I switch to my 1000mp, SWR is normal. Shutting down the K3 several times seems to fix it. I've changed the coax jumper from K3 to ant/rig switch and also put the 1000mp in line replacing the K3 so it's using same feedline and switch position and 1000mp has no issues. Leads me to some thing internal to the K3. 

This doesn't happen often so haven't really looked into this issue much.

Fred
NG3J




On Dec 26, 2016, at 5:23 PM, Bill Ellis wb9cac@... [Elecraft_K3] <Elecraft_K3@...> wrote:

 
Hi all, 

My K3 has been operating quite well until yesterday. I went to tune-up om 40 mtrs and the autotuner registered 25:1. On all other bands, it tunes properly. I then put my analyzer on the coax in the shack and it read 2.1:1. Should not be a problem for the autotuner. From what I'm seeing, the problem appears to be with the K3. What am I missing here?

Thanks for any help.

Bill Ellis, WB9CAC




Re: [Elecraft_K3] Hi SWR on 40mtrs

Fred G
 

I'm also noticing that issue with my K3. All bands ok except for 40m. Occasionally, SWR will go extremely high only on 40m. I checked all connections and all are ok. K3 is set to correct ant port. When I switch to my 1000mp, SWR is normal. Shutting down the K3 several times seems to fix it. I've changed the coax jumper from K3 to ant/rig switch and also put the 1000mp in line replacing the K3 so it's using same feedline and switch position and 1000mp has no issues. Leads me to some thing internal to the K3. 

This doesn't happen often so haven't really looked into this issue much.

Fred
NG3J




On Dec 26, 2016, at 5:23 PM, Bill Ellis wb9cac@... [Elecraft_K3] <Elecraft_K3@...> wrote:

 

Hi all, 

My K3 has been operating quite well until yesterday. I went to tune-up om 40 mtrs and the autotuner registered 25:1. On all other bands, it tunes properly. I then put my analyzer on the coax in the shack and it read 2.1:1. Should not be a problem for the autotuner. From what I'm seeing, the problem appears to be with the K3. What am I missing here?

Thanks for any help.

Bill Ellis, WB9CAC


Re: USB codec not working - FIXED

ROBERT NELSON
 

I found the reason I was missing USB Codec audio - a virus.

The Codec microphone level was zero and muted. If I unmuted and turned up the level, it would revert to
zero and mute in a few minutes. This also happened on the second sound card. I smelled a rat and ran
a scan with Malwarebytes. It detected and deleted a virus.

All is now well. FIXED.

73 Bob K2QPN


Re: Hi SWR on 40mtrs

Mike K2MK
 

Hi Bill,

Check the display on 40 meters. Is it ANT 1 or ANT 2 ? That's the most common solution for this problem.

73,
Mike K2MK


---In Elecraft_K3@..., <wb9cac@...> wrote :

Hi all, 

My K3 has been operating quite well until yesterday. I went to tune-up om 40 mtrs and the autotuner registered 25:1. On all other bands, it tunes properly. I then put my analyzer on the coax in the shack and it read 2.1:1. Should not be a problem for the autotuner. From what I'm seeing, the problem appears to be with the K3. What am I missing here?

Thanks for any help.

Bill Ellis, WB9CAC


Re: [Elecraft] Hi SWR on 40mtrs

Don Wilhelm
 

Bill,

Check to see which antenna is selected. Having the K3 set for ANT2 while the antenna is set for ANT1 will cause that behavior.

73,
Don W3FPR

On 12/26/2016 5:23 PM, Bill Ellis via Elecraft wrote:
Hi all,
My K3 has been operating quite well until yesterday. I went to tune-up om 40 mtrs and the autotuner registered 25:1. On all other bands, it tunes properly. I then put my analyzer on the coax in the shack and it read 2.1:1. Should not be a problem for the autotuner. From what I'm seeing, the problem appears to be with the K3. What am I missing here?
Thanks for any help.


Hi SWR on 40mtrs

Bill Ellis - WB9CAC
 

Hi all, 

My K3 has been operating quite well until yesterday. I went to tune-up om 40 mtrs and the autotuner registered 25:1. On all other bands, it tunes properly. I then put my analyzer on the coax in the shack and it read 2.1:1. Should not be a problem for the autotuner. From what I'm seeing, the problem appears to be with the K3. What am I missing here?

Thanks for any help.

Bill Ellis, WB9CAC


MCU Load Problem.

Mike Streeter
 

Please disregard previous e-mails. After several attempts to resolve the problem I gave up and went for lunch. Came back later and repeated what I had done previously and everything worked just as it should. I have no idea what caused the problem or why it was resolved.

73, and Happy New Year to all, Mike, WM5DX.


Correction to MCU Load problem.

Mike Streeter
 

Line 5 of Activity Log should read COM10 not COM4.

Mike, WM5DX.

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