Date   
Now accepting orders for the Elecraft KPA1500 amplifier

 

We’re now accepting orders for the new KPA1500 amplifier, having completed the FCC approval process. Target for initial shipments is the end of October.

Many of you have already received a notice about this via email. If you’re not on our email list, you can see the complete announcement here, as part of our August newsletter:

http://mailchi.mp/elecraft/august-2017-newsletter-kpa1500-available-to-order

Our KPA1500 web page has full details on the amp:

http://www.elecraft.com/KPA1500/KPA1500.htm

...including this FAQ:

http://www.elecraft.com/KPA1500/KPA1500%20FAQ.pdf

Feel free to send any questions about the KPA1500 or the ordering process directly to me, and/or post them to the list. Chances are others may have the same questions.

Here’s a very brief summary of the KPA1500’s features:

* 1500 W
* 160-6 meters
* Space-saving RF deck and separate power supply unit
* Fast, silent PIN diode T/R switching
* Built-in antenna tuner with dual antenna jacks
* Extensive remote control capabilities
* Compatible with nearly any transceiver

73,
Wayne
N6KR


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Re: Did the stars come out ?

charlestropp@...
 

"Kinda of topic". Seriously? 
Religion is the third rail of Ham Radio. Stay away.

73, Charles N2SO

Re: [Elecraft_K3] Re: Did the stars come out ?

Alan. G4GNX <g4gnx@...>
 

OT religious superstitious clap-trap.
 
Isn’t it time this thread was closed?

73,

Alan. G4GNX

 

From: Bill Maddock n4zi96@... [Elecraft_K3]
Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2017 6:06 AM
To: Elecraft_K3@...
Subject: [Elecraft_K3] Re: Did the stars come out ?
 
 

This is kinda off topic, but in biblical circles, a lunar eclipse meant judgement to Israel

And the Jews. A solar eclipse meant judgement to the gentiles.
 
This year we had the solar eclipse which started in Oregon, the 33rd state of the Union,
It's exit was in South Carolina at the 33rd Parrallel. 33 days after the eclipse comes
"The Great Sign", Revelations 12 sign on September 23. This comes on the tail end of
The first of the fall festivals, the Feast of Trumpets. This festival prophectically stands for
The Resurection of the Dead and the catching away of the believers. It also points to the
Beginning of the 7 year tribulation.
 
Sorry guys just had to add this, you all decide.
 
73 Bill N4ZI
 
By the way this celestial alignment is very similar to one at birth of Christ, and there is no other
Like it covering 7000 years of time on Stellarium! It's on you tube, several groups on facebook!
 

Re: Did the stars come out ?

Bill Maddock
 

This is kinda off topic, but in biblical circles, a lunar eclipse meant judgement to Israel
And the Jews. A solar eclipse meant judgement to the gentiles. 

This year we had the solar eclipse which started in Oregon, the 33rd state of the Union,
It's exit was in South Carolina at the 33rd Parrallel. 33 days after the eclipse comes 
"The Great Sign", Revelations 12 sign on September 23. This comes on the tail end of
The first of the fall festivals, the Feast of Trumpets. This festival prophectically stands for
The Resurection of the Dead and the catching away of the believers. It also points to the
Beginning of the 7 year tribulation. 

Sorry guys just had to add this, you all decide.

73 Bill N4ZI 

By the way this celestial alignment is very similar to one at birth of Christ, and there is no other
Like it covering 7000 years of time on Stellarium! It's on you tube, several groups on facebook!

Did the stars come out ?

n7wy
 


Read the history of William Wallace Campbell's use of a solar eclipse 85 years ago to validate Einstein's theory of general relativity.  Yep, the stars came out and light from them was bent by the Sun's gravity.

Bob R - N7WY
Sent from Cheyenne

Re: [Elecraft_K3] On sunspots, amplifiers, and transceivers: An overview of the K-Line

 

mikerodgerske5gbc@... [Elecraft_K3] <Elecraft_K3@...> wrote:


So Wayne, were you using a return path on your hidden mobile antenna?
While driving it was just the car body. While parked I tossed out two 16’ radials.

I found myself wishing for a hamstick or even a Hustler whip. Soon I hope to test a mysterious spiral loop originating from a secret contact in England.

Wayne
N6KR

Re: [Elecraft_K3] On sunspots, amplifiers, and transceivers: An overview of the K-Line

mikerodgerske5gbc
 

So Wayne, were you using a return path on your hidden mobile antenna?

7!
Absolutely Awesome 

On Aug 25, 2017, at 3:47 PM, Carl Moreschi n4py3@... [Elecraft_K3] <Elecraft_K3@...> wrote:

I looked around just a bit.  Venus was very bright and visible.  But it
was very difficult to look away from totality with all its beauty and
uniqueness.

Because of clouds, my daughter and I made a made scramble with 16
minutes to go to get to a better spot.  We stopped with 4 minutes to go
to totality and saw both diamond rings and 2.5 minutes of totality.

As we frantically drove to this new spot, we saw a head on collision at
a 4 way intersection.  There was already a tow truck there.  I wonder if
the tow truck operator even looked up at totality.

This was amazing.  I've been an amateur astronomer since I was 12 years
old.  I tried to see the 1972 eclipse on the Gaspe peninsula in Canada
but was clouded out with 2 minutes to go.  I've been waiting for this
one for 45 years.

Carl Moreschi N4PY
58 Hogwood Rd
Louisburg, NC 27549
www.n4py.com

On 8/25/2017 4:37 PM, Rob Sherwood. rob@... [Elecraft_K3] wrote:
I was so mesmerized by totality I didn't even notice. While I had seen
many pictures of totality over decades, I was not prepared for my
emotional response to seeing the corona. It was simply breathtaking.

Rob, NC0B



On Aug 25, 2017, at 2:34 PM, 'Charlie T, K3ICH' pincon@...
<mailto:pincon@...> [Elecraft_K3] <Elecraft_K3@...
<mailto:Elecraft_K3@...>> wrote:

Did the stars really come out?

Personally, I think that phenomenon would be the best to witness.

Charlie k3ICH

*From:* Elecraft_K3@...
<mailto:Elecraft_K3@...> [mailto:Elecraft_K3@...]
*Sent:* Friday, August 25, 2017 2:46 PM
*To:* Elecraft Reflector <elecraft@...
<mailto:elecraft@...>>
*Cc:* elecraft_k3@... <mailto:elecraft_k3@...>
*Subject:* [Elecraft_K3] On sunspots, amplifiers, and transceivers: An
overview of the K-Line

Seeing the eclipse first-hand was amazing! I encourage everyone to get
out there and see it in 2024 if you missed this one.

This adventure also reminded me of sunspots, or lack thereof. And
where an amplifier can really make a difference. In this regard, our
new KPA1500 would make a timely addition to anyone’s arsenal.

Of course the KPA1500 and KPA500/KAT500 will work with any
transceiver. But I wanted to take a moment to explain why our other
K-Line gear (K3S, K-Pod, P3, SP3) is still your best choice in
complementing our amplifiers.

K3S:

The K3S is truly an operator’s radio, in the classic sense. Virtually
every control you depend on during focussed on-air use (DXing,
contesting, etc.) is at hand in the form of a “hard” switch or knob,
right where you need it. Some high-end radios depend on the use of a
mouse and keyboard for basic control activation, or are almost
entirely controlled by deep dives through a touch screen interface.
These may not provide a satisfying ergonomic experience or adequate
response time for the serious operator.

To mention some of the specifics, the K3S has dedicated 400-count
optical encoders for both VFO A and B; a full set of message memory
and user-programmable controls; and top-level (non-menu) controls for
all common TX and RX settings as well as RIT/XIT/offset clear. There
are also rear-panel jacks for headphones and mic, allowing you to keep
the front panel area free of cables.

The K3S also has outstanding CW performance, unlike some radios that
depend on networked interfaces or suffer from computational latency.
Break-in is fast (up to 100 WPM in QRQ mode), transmitted keying
bandwidth is the cleanest in the industry, and our sidetone uses
ultra-smooth sigmoidal shaping (not a harsh square wave). It also has
unbeatable receive dynamic range (20 dB better than the closest
competitor on rejection of blocking signals). These attributes, along
with outstanding diversity receive capability, make the K3S an obvious
choice for who tackle the most difficult operating scenarios. Like,
say, 160 meter CW contests.

Finally, the K3S’s full-stereo audio (AFX mode) can dramatically
reduce operating fatigue. AFX creates a sense of space you just can’t
get with a single audio channel.

K-Pod:

You can extend the K3S's hard controls by one 400-count optical
encoder and 16 switch functions by adding a K-Pod. The K-Pod allows
you to create your own full set of new controls in the form of macros,
allowing one-touch complex splits, etc. Many of our customers have
created clever macros that they’ve shared on our forum. Those who do
make frequent use of computer applications have told us that the K-Pod
provides just the right level of instant manual controls to supplement
their software use, minimizing effort during extended contesting.

P3:

Like the K3S, the P3 emphasizes hard controls to quickly assert
settings you use frequently, such as specific scan widths, noise
blanker or VFO B cursor on/off, pan/waterfall height selections, etc.
There are 8 user-programmable functions you can adapt to
suchrequirements. The P3’s display is also very fast, and very clean.
We’ve heard comments from those using other high-end radios that their
built-in displays often reflect evenly spaced spurs that result from
inadequate shielding of DC-to-DC converters, etc. This can’t happen
with the P3, which is separately shielded and is connected only to the
analog IF of the radio.

SP3:

Besides being a ruggedly built, aesthetic complement to the K-Line,
the SP3 speaker has full-bodied sound and convenient source switching.
You can use one SP3 with two radios, or use two SP3s with two radios
when using stereo audio.

* * *

If you have any questions about the new amplifier or any K-Line
product, feel free to contact us.

73,
Wayne
N6KR


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Re: [Elecraft_K3] On sunspots, amplifiers, and transceivers: An overview of the K-Line

Carl Moreschi
 

I looked around just a bit. Venus was very bright and visible. But it was very difficult to look away from totality with all its beauty and uniqueness.

Because of clouds, my daughter and I made a made scramble with 16 minutes to go to get to a better spot. We stopped with 4 minutes to go to totality and saw both diamond rings and 2.5 minutes of totality.

As we frantically drove to this new spot, we saw a head on collision at a 4 way intersection. There was already a tow truck there. I wonder if the tow truck operator even looked up at totality.

This was amazing. I've been an amateur astronomer since I was 12 years old. I tried to see the 1972 eclipse on the Gaspe peninsula in Canada but was clouded out with 2 minutes to go. I've been waiting for this one for 45 years.

Carl Moreschi N4PY
58 Hogwood Rd
Louisburg, NC 27549
www.n4py.com

On 8/25/2017 4:37 PM, Rob Sherwood. rob@... [Elecraft_K3] wrote:
I was so mesmerized by totality I didn't even notice. While I had seen
many pictures of totality over decades, I was not prepared for my
emotional response to seeing the corona. It was simply breathtaking.

Rob, NC0B

Sent from my iPad

On Aug 25, 2017, at 2:34 PM, 'Charlie T, K3ICH' pincon@...
<mailto:pincon@...> [Elecraft_K3] <Elecraft_K3@...
<mailto:Elecraft_K3@...>> wrote:

Did the stars really come out?

Personally, I think that phenomenon would be the best to witness.

Charlie k3ICH

*From:* Elecraft_K3@...
<mailto:Elecraft_K3@...> [mailto:Elecraft_K3@...]
*Sent:* Friday, August 25, 2017 2:46 PM
*To:* Elecraft Reflector <elecraft@...
<mailto:elecraft@...>>
*Cc:* elecraft_k3@... <mailto:elecraft_k3@...>
*Subject:* [Elecraft_K3] On sunspots, amplifiers, and transceivers: An
overview of the K-Line

Seeing the eclipse first-hand was amazing! I encourage everyone to get
out there and see it in 2024 if you missed this one.

This adventure also reminded me of sunspots, or lack thereof. And
where an amplifier can really make a difference. In this regard, our
new KPA1500 would make a timely addition to anyone�s arsenal.

Of course the KPA1500 and KPA500/KAT500 will work with any
transceiver. But I wanted to take a moment to explain why our other
K-Line gear (K3S, K-Pod, P3, SP3) is still your best choice in
complementing our amplifiers.

K3S:

The K3S is truly an operator�s radio, in the classic sense. Virtually
every control you depend on during focussed on-air use (DXing,
contesting, etc.) is at hand in the form of a �hard� switch or knob,
right where you need it. Some high-end radios depend on the use of a
mouse and keyboard for basic control activation, or are almost
entirely controlled by deep dives through a touch screen interface.
These may not provide a satisfying ergonomic experience or adequate
response time for the serious operator.

To mention some of the specifics, the K3S has dedicated 400-count
optical encoders for both VFO A and B; a full set of message memory
and user-programmable controls; and top-level (non-menu) controls for
all common TX and RX settings as well as RIT/XIT/offset clear. There
are also rear-panel jacks for headphones and mic, allowing you to keep
the front panel area free of cables.

The K3S also has outstanding CW performance, unlike some radios that
depend on networked interfaces or suffer from computational latency.
Break-in is fast (up to 100 WPM in QRQ mode), transmitted keying
bandwidth is the cleanest in the industry, and our sidetone uses
ultra-smooth sigmoidal shaping (not a harsh square wave). It also has
unbeatable receive dynamic range (20 dB better than the closest
competitor on rejection of blocking signals). These attributes, along
with outstanding diversity receive capability, make the K3S an obvious
choice for who tackle the most difficult operating scenarios. Like,
say, 160 meter CW contests.

Finally, the K3S�s full-stereo audio (AFX mode) can dramatically
reduce operating fatigue. AFX creates a sense of space you just can�t
get with a single audio channel.

K-Pod:

You can extend the K3S's hard controls by one 400-count optical
encoder and 16 switch functions by adding a K-Pod. The K-Pod allows
you to create your own full set of new controls in the form of macros,
allowing one-touch complex splits, etc. Many of our customers have
created clever macros that they�ve shared on our forum. Those who do
make frequent use of computer applications have told us that the K-Pod
provides just the right level of instant manual controls to supplement
their software use, minimizing effort during extended contesting.

P3:

Like the K3S, the P3 emphasizes hard controls to quickly assert
settings you use frequently, such as specific scan widths, noise
blanker or VFO B cursor on/off, pan/waterfall height selections, etc.
There are 8 user-programmable functions you can adapt to
suchrequirements. The P3�s display is also very fast, and very clean.
We�ve heard comments from those using other high-end radios that their
built-in displays often reflect evenly spaced spurs that result from
inadequate shielding of DC-to-DC converters, etc. This can�t happen
with the P3, which is separately shielded and is connected only to the
analog IF of the radio.

SP3:

Besides being a ruggedly built, aesthetic complement to the K-Line,
the SP3 speaker has full-bodied sound and convenient source switching.
You can use one SP3 with two radios, or use two SP3s with two radios
when using stereo audio.

* * *

If you have any questions about the new amplifier or any K-Line
product, feel free to contact us.

73,
Wayne
N6KR


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Re: [Elecraft_K3] On sunspots, amplifiers, and transceivers: An overview of the K-Line

Rob Sherwood
 

I was so mesmerized by totality I didn't even notice.  While I had seen many pictures of totality over decades, I was not prepared for my emotional response to seeing the corona. It was simply breathtaking.  

Rob, NC0B


On Aug 25, 2017, at 2:34 PM, 'Charlie T, K3ICH' pincon@... [Elecraft_K3] <Elecraft_K3@...> wrote:

 

Did the stars really come out?

Personally, I think that phenomenon would be the best to witness.

 

Charlie k3ICH

 

 

 

From: Elecraft_K3@... [mailto:Elecraft_K3@...]
Sent: Friday, August 25, 2017 2:46 PM
To: Elecraft Reflector <elecraft@...>
Cc: elecraft_k3@...
Subject: [Elecraft_K3] On sunspots, amplifiers, and transceivers: An overview of the K-Line

 

 

Seeing the eclipse first-hand was amazing! I encourage everyone to get out there and see it in 2024 if you missed this one.

This adventure also reminded me of sunspots, or lack thereof. And where an amplifier can really make a difference. In this regard, our new KPA1500 would make a timely addition to anyone’s arsenal.

Of course the KPA1500 and KPA500/KAT500 will work with any transceiver. But I wanted to take a moment to explain why our other K-Line gear (K3S, K-Pod, P3, SP3) is still your best choice in complementing our amplifiers.

K3S:

The K3S is truly an operator’s radio, in the classic sense. Virtually every control you depend on during focussed on-air use (DXing, contesting, etc.) is at hand in the form of a “hard” switch or knob, right where you need it. Some high-end radios depend on the use of a mouse and keyboard for basic control activation, or are almost entirely controlled by deep dives through a touch screen interface. These may not provide a satisfying ergonomic experience or adequate response time for the serious operator.

To mention some of the specifics, the K3S has dedicated 400-count optical encoders for both VFO A and B; a full set of message memory and user-programmable controls; and top-level (non-menu) controls for all common TX and RX settings as well as RIT/XIT/offset clear. There are also rear-panel jacks for headphones and mic, allowing you to keep the front panel area free of cables.

The K3S also has outstanding CW performance, unlike some radios that depend on networked interfaces or suffer from computational latency. Break-in is fast (up to 100 WPM in QRQ mode), transmitted keying bandwidth is the cleanest in the industry, and our sidetone uses ultra-smooth sigmoidal shaping (not a harsh square wave). It also has unbeatable receive dynamic range (20 dB better than the closest competitor on rejection of blocking signals). These attributes, along with outstanding diversity receive capability, make the K3S an obvious choice for who tackle the most difficult operating scenarios. Like, say, 160 meter CW contests.

Finally, the K3S’s full-stereo audio (AFX mode) can dramatically reduce operating fatigue. AFX creates a sense of space you just can’t get with a single audio channel.

K-Pod:

You can extend the K3S's hard controls by one 400-count optical encoder and 16 switch functions by adding a K-Pod. The K-Pod allows you to create your own full set of new controls in the form of macros, allowing one-touch complex splits, etc. Many of our customers have created clever macros that they’ve shared on our forum. Those who do make frequent use of computer applications have told us that the K-Pod provides just the right level of instant manual controls to supplement their software use, minimizing effort during extended contesting.

P3:

Like the K3S, the P3 emphasizes hard controls to quickly assert settings you use frequently, such as specific scan widths, noise blanker or VFO B cursor on/off, pan/waterfall height selections, etc. There are 8 user-programmable functions you can adapt to suchrequirements. The P3’s display is also very fast, and very clean. We’ve heard comments from those using other high-end radios that their built-in displays often reflect evenly spaced spurs that result from inadequate shielding of DC-to-DC converters, etc. This can’t happen with the P3, which is separately shielded and is connected only to the analog IF of the radio.

SP3:

Besides being a ruggedly built, aesthetic complement to the K-Line, the SP3 speaker has full-bodied sound and convenient source switching. You can use one SP3 with two radios, or use two SP3s with two radios when using stereo audio.

* * *

If you have any questions about the new amplifier or any K-Line product, feel free to contact us.

73,
Wayne
N6KR



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Re: [Elecraft_K3] On sunspots, amplifiers, and transceivers: An overview of the K-Line

Charlie T, k3ICH
 

Did the stars really come out?

Personally, I think that phenomenon would be the best to witness.

 

Charlie k3ICH

 

 

 

From: Elecraft_K3@... [mailto:Elecraft_K3@...]
Sent: Friday, August 25, 2017 2:46 PM
To: Elecraft Reflector <elecraft@...>
Cc: elecraft_k3@...
Subject: [Elecraft_K3] On sunspots, amplifiers, and transceivers: An overview of the K-Line

 

 

Seeing the eclipse first-hand was amazing! I encourage everyone to get out there and see it in 2024 if you missed this one.

This adventure also reminded me of sunspots, or lack thereof. And where an amplifier can really make a difference. In this regard, our new KPA1500 would make a timely addition to anyone’s arsenal.

Of course the KPA1500 and KPA500/KAT500 will work with any transceiver. But I wanted to take a moment to explain why our other K-Line gear (K3S, K-Pod, P3, SP3) is still your best choice in complementing our amplifiers.

K3S:

The K3S is truly an operator’s radio, in the classic sense. Virtually every control you depend on during focussed on-air use (DXing, contesting, etc.) is at hand in the form of a “hard” switch or knob, right where you need it. Some high-end radios depend on the use of a mouse and keyboard for basic control activation, or are almost entirely controlled by deep dives through a touch screen interface. These may not provide a satisfying ergonomic experience or adequate response time for the serious operator.

To mention some of the specifics, the K3S has dedicated 400-count optical encoders for both VFO A and B; a full set of message memory and user-programmable controls; and top-level (non-menu) controls for all common TX and RX settings as well as RIT/XIT/offset clear. There are also rear-panel jacks for headphones and mic, allowing you to keep the front panel area free of cables.

The K3S also has outstanding CW performance, unlike some radios that depend on networked interfaces or suffer from computational latency. Break-in is fast (up to 100 WPM in QRQ mode), transmitted keying bandwidth is the cleanest in the industry, and our sidetone uses ultra-smooth sigmoidal shaping (not a harsh square wave). It also has unbeatable receive dynamic range (20 dB better than the closest competitor on rejection of blocking signals). These attributes, along with outstanding diversity receive capability, make the K3S an obvious choice for who tackle the most difficult operating scenarios. Like, say, 160 meter CW contests.

Finally, the K3S’s full-stereo audio (AFX mode) can dramatically reduce operating fatigue. AFX creates a sense of space you just can’t get with a single audio channel.

K-Pod:

You can extend the K3S's hard controls by one 400-count optical encoder and 16 switch functions by adding a K-Pod. The K-Pod allows you to create your own full set of new controls in the form of macros, allowing one-touch complex splits, etc. Many of our customers have created clever macros that they’ve shared on our forum. Those who do make frequent use of computer applications have told us that the K-Pod provides just the right level of instant manual controls to supplement their software use, minimizing effort during extended contesting.

P3:

Like the K3S, the P3 emphasizes hard controls to quickly assert settings you use frequently, such as specific scan widths, noise blanker or VFO B cursor on/off, pan/waterfall height selections, etc. There are 8 user-programmable functions you can adapt to suchrequirements. The P3’s display is also very fast, and very clean. We’ve heard comments from those using other high-end radios that their built-in displays often reflect evenly spaced spurs that result from inadequate shielding of DC-to-DC converters, etc. This can’t happen with the P3, which is separately shielded and is connected only to the analog IF of the radio.

SP3:

Besides being a ruggedly built, aesthetic complement to the K-Line, the SP3 speaker has full-bodied sound and convenient source switching. You can use one SP3 with two radios, or use two SP3s with two radios when using stereo audio.

* * *

If you have any questions about the new amplifier or any K-Line product, feel free to contact us.

73,
Wayne
N6KR

On sunspots, amplifiers, and transceivers: An overview of the K-Line

 

Seeing the eclipse first-hand was amazing! I encourage everyone to get out there and see it in 2024 if you missed this one.

This adventure also reminded me of sunspots, or lack thereof. And where an amplifier can really make a difference. In this regard, our new KPA1500 would make a timely addition to anyone’s arsenal.

Of course the KPA1500 and KPA500/KAT500 will work with any transceiver. But I wanted to take a moment to explain why our other K-Line gear (K3S, K-Pod, P3, SP3) is still your best choice in complementing our amplifiers.

K3S:

The K3S is truly an operator’s radio, in the classic sense. Virtually every control you depend on during focussed on-air use (DXing, contesting, etc.) is at hand in the form of a “hard” switch or knob, right where you need it. Some high-end radios depend on the use of a mouse and keyboard for basic control activation, or are almost entirely controlled by deep dives through a touch screen interface. These may not provide a satisfying ergonomic experience or adequate response time for the serious operator.

To mention some of the specifics, the K3S has dedicated 400-count optical encoders for both VFO A and B; a full set of message memory and user-programmable controls; and top-level (non-menu) controls for all common TX and RX settings as well as RIT/XIT/offset clear. There are also rear-panel jacks for headphones and mic, allowing you to keep the front panel area free of cables.

The K3S also has outstanding CW performance, unlike some radios that depend on networked interfaces or suffer from computational latency. Break-in is fast (up to 100 WPM in QRQ mode), transmitted keying bandwidth is the cleanest in the industry, and our sidetone uses ultra-smooth sigmoidal shaping (not a harsh square wave). It also has unbeatable receive dynamic range (20 dB better than the closest competitor on rejection of blocking signals). These attributes, along with outstanding diversity receive capability, make the K3S an obvious choice for who tackle the most difficult operating scenarios. Like, say, 160 meter CW contests.

Finally, the K3S’s full-stereo audio (AFX mode) can dramatically reduce operating fatigue. AFX creates a sense of space you just can’t get with a single audio channel.

K-Pod:

You can extend the K3S's hard controls by one 400-count optical encoder and 16 switch functions by adding a K-Pod. The K-Pod allows you to create your own full set of new controls in the form of macros, allowing one-touch complex splits, etc. Many of our customers have created clever macros that they’ve shared on our forum. Those who do make frequent use of computer applications have told us that the K-Pod provides just the right level of instant manual controls to supplement their software use, minimizing effort during extended contesting.

P3:

Like the K3S, the P3 emphasizes hard controls to quickly assert settings you use frequently, such as specific scan widths, noise blanker or VFO B cursor on/off, pan/waterfall height selections, etc. There are 8 user-programmable functions you can adapt to suchrequirements. The P3’s display is also very fast, and very clean. We’ve heard comments from those using other high-end radios that their built-in displays often reflect evenly spaced spurs that result from inadequate shielding of DC-to-DC converters, etc. This can’t happen with the P3, which is separately shielded and is connected only to the analog IF of the radio.

SP3:

Besides being a ruggedly built, aesthetic complement to the K-Line, the SP3 speaker has full-bodied sound and convenient source switching. You can use one SP3 with two radios, or use two SP3s with two radios when using stereo audio.

* * *

If you have any questions about the new amplifier or any K-Line product, feel free to contact us.

73,
Wayne
N6KR

Re: KX3 TX DLY menu entry mising

Michael Foerster
 

Try turning the "Tech Mode" on in the men's.

Mike, W0IH

KX3 TX DLY menu entry mising

Bob Henderson
 

I am trying to access the TX DLY menu entry on my KX3 but it seems to be missing.  As I rotate thru the menu it skips from TUN PWR to TX EQ then TX ESSB.  No sign of TX DLY.

Has this menu item been retired or is there some other way to access it?  I am using the latest firmware.

Thanks.

73 Bob, 5B4AGN


Re: [Elecraft_K3] USB on Low Bands

Vic Goncharsky
 

Many thanks to all who have responded and helped to solve this problem.
CU on the bands.


73, Victor Goncharsky US5WE/K1WE (UW5W in VHF contests), P.E..
UARL Technical and VHF Committies
DXCC Honor Roll #1 (Mixed, Phone)
DXCC card checker (160 meters).


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On Thu, 8/24/17, Mike Heideman mike_heideman@... [Elecraft_K3] <Elecraft_K3@...> wrote:


Subject: Re: [Elecraft_K3] USB on Low Bands
To: Elecraft_K3@...
Date: Thursday, August 24, 2017, 1:03 AM


 













In Table 7 of the K3/KX3 Programmer's Reference the
ALT function is listed as Hold 17, or SWH17;



Good luck,



-Mike, N7MH


 



















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Re: [Elecraft_K3] USB on Low Bands

William Conkling <bconk75@...>
 

Use DATA/Data A mode for this. It's already USB. 

...nr4c. bill


On Aug 23, 2017, at 3:52 PM, Vic Goncharsky us5we@... [Elecraft_K3] <Elecraft_K3@...> wrote:

 

Gentlemen,
I wish to work RI1ANO on 80 meters for a new one there.
Unfortunately he is spending almost all time on JT65.
Since I am operating my station remotely (about 30 min walk) I need to switch K3 from home to USB on 160-40 meters using the K3 command set.
Unfortunately I wasn't able to find the command in K3 Programmer's Reference. Maybe I have missed it...
I am making all other swinching like VFO A/B, split, rit etc remotely from my logger without any problem.
Until now I have used digital modes only on 6 meters.
Thanks in advance
73, Victor Goncharsky US5WE/K1WE (UW5W in VHF contests), P.E.
UARL Technical and VHF Committies
DXCC Honor Roll #1 (Mixed, Phone)
DXCC card checker (160 meters).

.

Re: [Elecraft_K3] Re: USB on Low Bands

Joe Subich, W4TV
 

Actually, one can set USB directly by using MD2; vs. MD1; for LSB.

See the K3/K3S/KX3/KX2 Programmer's Reference in the Elecraft
Documentation web site.

MD $ (Operating Mode; GET/SET)

SET/RSP format: MDn; or MD$n; where n is 1 (LSB), 2 (USB), 3 (CW), 4 (FM), 5 (AM), 6 (DATA), 7 (CWREV), or 9 (DATA-REV). Notes: (1) K3 only: In Diversity Mode (accessed by holding SUB), sending MDn; > 16 sets both main and sub mode to n. (2) DATA and DATA-REV select the data sub-mode that was last in effect on > the present band. (To read/set data sub-mode, use DT.) The norm/rev conditions for the
K3’s data sub-modes are > handled in two pairs at present: DATA A/PSK
D, and AFSK A/FSK D. E.g., if the radio is set up for DATA A > mode, alternating between MD6 and MD9 will cause both DATA A and PSK D to be set to the same normal/reverse condition. In K2 command modes 1 and 3 (K21 and K23), the RSP message converts modes 6 and > 7 (DATA
and DATA-REV) to modes 1 and 2 (LSB and USB). This may be useful with
existing software > applications that don't handle DATA modes
correctly. (3) If a KX3 is in DUAL RX (dual watch) mode, MD$ >
returns the value for MD.
73,

... Joe, W4TV


On 8/23/2017 6:27 PM, ve3iay@... [Elecraft_K3] wrote:
1. If you used DATA A instead of USB for JT65, you wouldn't have to
worry about the sideband - DATA A is on the upper sideband on all
bands. That's MD6; DT0; .You might need to configure your JT65
program to use Data mode rather than USB.
2. If you want to stick with USB, SWH17; is the same as the ALT
button on the front panel, according to the manual. Remember to use
it again when you want to go back to the normal sideband.
73, Rich VE3KI
---In Elecraft_K3@..., <us5we@...> wrote :
Gentlemen, I wish to work RI1ANO on 80 meters for a new one there. Unfortunately he is spending almost all time on JT65. Since I am
operating my station remotely (about 30 min walk) I need to switch K3
from home to USB on 160-40 meters using the K3 command set. Unfortunately I wasn't able to find the command in K3 Programmer's
Reference. Maybe I have missed it... I am making all other swinching
like VFO A/B, split, rit etc remotely from my logger without any
problem. Until now I have used digital modes only on 6 meters. Thanks
in advance 73, Victor Goncharsky US5WE/K1WE (UW5W in VHF contests),
P.E. UARL Technical and VHF Committies DXCC Honor Roll #1 (Mixed,
Phone) DXCC card checker (160 meters).
.

Re: USB on Low Bands

ve3ki
 

1. If you used DATA A instead of USB for JT65, you wouldn't have to worry about the sideband - DATA A is on the upper sideband on all bands. That's MD6; DT0; .You might need to configure your JT65 program to use Data mode rather than USB.

2. If you want to stick with USB, SWH17; is the same as the ALT button on the front panel, according to the manual. Remember to use it again when you want to go back to the normal sideband.

73,
Rich VE3KI


---In Elecraft_K3@..., <us5we@...> wrote :

Gentlemen,
I wish to work RI1ANO on 80 meters for a new one there.
Unfortunately he is spending almost all time on JT65.
Since I am operating my station remotely (about 30 min walk) I need to switch K3 from home to USB on 160-40 meters using the K3 command set.
Unfortunately I wasn't able to find the command in K3 Programmer's Reference. Maybe I have missed it...
I am making all other swinching like VFO A/B, split, rit etc remotely from my logger without any problem.
Until now I have used digital modes only on 6 meters.
Thanks in advance
73, Victor Goncharsky US5WE/K1WE (UW5W in VHF contests), P.E.
UARL Technical and VHF Committies
DXCC Honor Roll #1 (Mixed, Phone)
DXCC card checker (160 meters).

.

Re: [Elecraft_K3] USB on Low Bands

Mike Heideman
 

In Table 7 of the K3/KX3 Programmer's Reference the ALT function is listed as Hold 17, or SWH17;


Good luck,


-Mike, N7MH

 

USB on Low Bands

Vic Goncharsky
 

Gentlemen,
I wish to work RI1ANO on 80 meters for a new one there.
Unfortunately he is spending almost all time on JT65.
Since I am operating my station remotely (about 30 min walk) I need to switch K3 from home to USB on 160-40 meters using the K3 command set.
Unfortunately I wasn't able to find the command in K3 Programmer's Reference. Maybe I have missed it...
I am making all other swinching like VFO A/B, split, rit etc remotely from my logger without any problem.
Until now I have used digital modes only on 6 meters.
Thanks in advance
73, Victor Goncharsky US5WE/K1WE (UW5W in VHF contests), P.E.
UARL Technical and VHF Committies
DXCC Honor Roll #1 (Mixed, Phone)
DXCC card checker (160 meters).

.

Re: [Elecraft_K3] need KIO3 boards

Larry
 

On 8/22/2017 7:59 PM, kzerofg@... [Elecraft_K3] wrote:
 

Thanks for all your responses.    I had access to another set of KIO3 boards and when I put them into the K3 it did not solve my problem.   Evidently it is something other than the KIO3 boards.


Fred, K0FG

Virus-free. www.avg.com

Ok.  Sorry to hr about your problem Fred.  I have a low serial number K3 here.  Have had it back to the factory a couple times for fix's and upgrades.  Since then it's been working super.  I have run the FT8 mode now for a couple of months, mostly at 25W out.  But more than once i've kicked it up to 80W out when condx required it to complete a QSO.  A lot of the time i run it at 40W out and it never even gets warm.  I love my K3!

good luck

larry

W0OGH