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Re: Mono vs Stereo Headphones?

Ned Mountain WC4X
 

Bill,

I am hearing impaired with little usable hearing in the right ear.  I have configured my K3s for total mono on both an external speaker pair and when using stereo headphones. Menu items need to be:
L-mix-R: Ab  Ab
Spkrs 1
Spkr + PH:  No
SubAF: Balance

Ned
WC4X

Re: [Elecraft] Who would spend 30 hours+ building an Elecraft K2? (plus: special pricing)

Don Wilhelm
 

Lenny,

You might want to consider doing all the A to B upgrades to that K2, and that includes changing the IF crystals on both the K2 RF Board as well as the KSB2 filter bandwidth to the current 2.4kHz. If you have the KPA100, it can likely benefit from the KPA100UPKT and the new shield.
A fully upgraded K2 will perform like a new K2.

73,
Don W3FPR

On 1/26/2018 9:07 PM, Lenny Wintfeld wrote:
I must be the only K2 owner who found the construction (40+ hrs) just... tedious. But it was worth it. Bought it July 1999 and still using it, still qrp and still occasionally busting pileups. Everyone's different.
I'll probably get a K3 one day (kind of expensive), but the K2 us doing fine in the mean time.
73, --Lenny W2BVH

On January 26, 2018 at 6:16 PM Wayne Burdick wrote:


Who would spend 30 hours+ building an Elecraft K2? Well, me, for one.
I built the very first K2, not long after Eric and I sketched out the design on napkins right in the middle of Field Day at Henry Coe state park. (Some claim this is mythology, but I was there :) That first unit wasn’t even painted, and we had yet to design the option modules.

Since then, nearly another 8,000 times someone else has asked that same question, concluding that the answer was “yes." It’s worth asking why.

Features?

The K2 is very light in weight for an all-HF-band/multi-mode desktop-style rig (3 lbs). The transmitter puts out 15 watts (100 W with the bolt-on KPA100 top cover), and the receiver has been proven crunch-proof over many subsequent Field Days.

Is that why this little radio--our first product--just refuses to become obsolete?

Maybe it's the crisp sound of the 100% analog superhet RX strip. Or the continuously tunable, variable-passband 4.9 MHz crystal filter. Or the blazingly fast break-in CW.

Could it be ease of operation? The K2 has only the most essential controls--excellent for first-time users--and an embarrassingly small number of menu entries compared to most modern rigs.

But when I think back on it, now, I believe the real reason for the K2’s popularity must be that it’s fun to build. Not just fun, but rewarding: transforming several bags of carefully labeled bagged components and hardware into a complete ham transceiver, then putting it on the air. (Somewhere I have a logbook page that says “First QSO on prototype K2!” that I should frame. It was a unique experience.)

Speaking of parts, 100% of those used in the K2 have leads. There’s nothing wrong with surface mount construction, but leaded parts are easier to handle, harder to lose, and more clearly labeled. This makes for a reassuring, enjoyable assembly process, even if you’ve had just a little prior experience building.

What got me started on this email was a quick browse through some of the over 300 reviews of the K2 posted on eHam.net:

http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/117

The enjoyment and pride of building really shines through. This is why Eric and I started the company in 1998, and it’s why we still offer the K2 only as a full kit. (Yes, you’ll need a good soldering iron. Our tech support team will be happy to recommend one if you’re shopping around.)

Many customers have teamed up with their kids or grandkids on the build. In my book, this beats letting them binge-watch Netflix all weekend. Even if your co-builders aren’t hams (yet), they’ll have great fun helping you identify and install parts.

That, in fact, is pretty easy. One of the best things about the K2 is the assembly manual:

http://www.elecraft.com/manual/E740001_K2%20Owner%27s%20Manual%20Rev%20I.pdf

The manual is written in tutorial style, including finer points like the resistor color code, photos of all parts and modules, and detailed signal tracing/troubleshooting instructions. The manual has been refined to the point that it’s virtually foolproof. Of course if you have any difficulties, you can always ask a question on the Elecraft reflector, day or night, or check in with customer support.

For those of you who are just now thinking about tackling the K2, we’ve decided to sweeten the deal a little. Consider it an early Valentine’s gift. You can find our K2 specials near the top of this page:

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

I’ll leave you with this photo of two early production K2s. It was taken in 1999 from inside a VW van I used to own (the radio is reliable, the van wasn’t). S/N 00002, in the foreground, was being operated by Eric, WA6HHQ, except that he’s also the photographer. In the background is yours truly, complete with a Field-Day’s worth of facial hair and tie-dyed T-shirt, operating S/N 00001.

http://www.elecraft.com/wayne_m.jpg

73,
Wayne
N6KR


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Re: [Elecraft_K3] Who would spend 30 hours+ building an Elecraft K2? (plus: special pricing)

dalej <dj2001x@...>
 

That is really a good picture.

It is something that sets apart Elecraft from the rest. My ham friend Joe, W0WD got me interested in Elecraft some years ago. He told me about this rig, the K3 and the company. I got interested because Joe is usually right about a lot of stuff. Well, I’ve been an Elecraft owner now for a lot of years and I have no inclination to change. Nothing out there that tops my K3 and K3s along with the other Elecraft gear I own.

73
Dale, K9VUJ

On 26, Jan 2018, at 17:16, Wayne Burdick n6kr@... [Elecraft_K3] <Elecraft_K3@...> wrote:

Who would spend 30 hours+ building an Elecraft K2? Well, me, for one.
I built the very first K2, not long after Eric and I sketched out the design on napkins right in the middle of Field Day at Henry Coe state park. (Some claim this is mythology, but I was there :) That first unit wasn’t even painted, and we had yet to design the option modules.

Since then, nearly another 8,000 times someone else has asked that same question, concluding that the answer was “yes." It’s worth asking why.

Features?

The K2 is very light in weight for an all-HF-band/multi-mode desktop-style rig (3 lbs). The transmitter puts out 15 watts (100 W with the bolt-on KPA100 top cover), and the receiver has been proven crunch-proof over many subsequent Field Days.

Is that why this little radio--our first product--just refuses to become obsolete?

Maybe it's the crisp sound of the 100% analog superhet RX strip. Or the continuously tunable, variable-passband 4.9 MHz crystal filter. Or the blazingly fast break-in CW.

Could it be ease of operation? The K2 has only the most essential controls--excellent for first-time users--and an embarrassingly small number of menu entries compared to most modern rigs.

But when I think back on it, now, I believe the real reason for the K2’s popularity must be that it’s fun to build. Not just fun, but rewarding: transforming several bags of carefully labeled bagged components and hardware into a complete ham transceiver, then putting it on the air.. (Somewhere I have a logbook page that says “First QSO on prototype K2!” that I should frame. It was a unique experience.)

Speaking of parts, 100% of those used in the K2 have leads. There’s nothing wrong with surface mount construction, but leaded parts are easier to handle, harder to lose, and more clearly labeled. This makes for a reassuring, enjoyable assembly process, even if you’ve had just a little prior experience building.

What got me started on this email was a quick browse through some of the over 300 reviews of the K2 posted on eHam.net:

http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/117

The enjoyment and pride of building really shines through. This is why Eric and I started the company in 1998, and it’s why we still offer the K2 only as a full kit. (Yes, you’ll need a good soldering iron. Our tech support team will be happy to recommend one if you’re shopping around.)

Many customers have teamed up with their kids or grandkids on the build. In my book, this beats letting them binge-watch Netflix all weekend. Even if your co-builders aren’t hams (yet), they’ll have great fun helping you identify and install parts.

That, in fact, is pretty easy. One of the best things about the K2 is the assembly manual:

http://www.elecraft.com/manual/E740001_K2%20Owner%27s%20Manual%20Rev%20I..pdf

The manual is written in tutorial style, including finer points like the resistor color code, photos of all parts and modules, and detailed signal tracing/troubleshooting instructions. The manual has been refined to the point that it’s virtually foolproof. Of course if you have any difficulties, you can always ask a question on the Elecraft reflector, day or night, or check in with customer support.

For those of you who are just now thinking about tackling the K2, we’ve decided to sweeten the deal a little. Consider it an early Valentine’s gift. You can find our K2 specials near the top of this page:

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

I’ll leave you with this photo of two early production K2s. It was taken in 1999 from inside a VW van I used to own (the radio is reliable, the van wasn’t). S/N 00002, in the foreground, was being operated by Eric, WA6HHQ, except that he’s also the photographer. In the background is yours truly, complete with a Field-Day’s worth of facial hair and tie-dyed T-shirt, operating S/N 00001.

http://www.elecraft.com/wayne_m.jpg

73,
Wayne
N6KR




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Yahoo Groups Links

Who would spend 30 hours+ building an Elecraft K2? (plus: special pricing)

 

Who would spend 30 hours+ building an Elecraft K2? Well, me, for one.
I built the very first K2, not long after Eric and I sketched out the design on napkins right in the middle of Field Day at Henry Coe state park. (Some claim this is mythology, but I was there :) That first unit wasn’t even painted, and we had yet to design the option modules.

Since then, nearly another 8,000 times someone else has asked that same question, concluding that the answer was “yes." It’s worth asking why.

Features?

The K2 is very light in weight for an all-HF-band/multi-mode desktop-style rig (3 lbs). The transmitter puts out 15 watts (100 W with the bolt-on KPA100 top cover), and the receiver has been proven crunch-proof over many subsequent Field Days.

Is that why this little radio--our first product--just refuses to become obsolete?

Maybe it's the crisp sound of the 100% analog superhet RX strip. Or the continuously tunable, variable-passband 4.9 MHz crystal filter. Or the blazingly fast break-in CW.

Could it be ease of operation? The K2 has only the most essential controls--excellent for first-time users--and an embarrassingly small number of menu entries compared to most modern rigs.

But when I think back on it, now, I believe the real reason for the K2’s popularity must be that it’s fun to build. Not just fun, but rewarding: transforming several bags of carefully labeled bagged components and hardware into a complete ham transceiver, then putting it on the air. (Somewhere I have a logbook page that says “First QSO on prototype K2!” that I should frame. It was a unique experience.)

Speaking of parts, 100% of those used in the K2 have leads. There’s nothing wrong with surface mount construction, but leaded parts are easier to handle, harder to lose, and more clearly labeled. This makes for a reassuring, enjoyable assembly process, even if you’ve had just a little prior experience building.

What got me started on this email was a quick browse through some of the over 300 reviews of the K2 posted on eHam.net:

http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/117

The enjoyment and pride of building really shines through. This is why Eric and I started the company in 1998, and it’s why we still offer the K2 only as a full kit. (Yes, you’ll need a good soldering iron. Our tech support team will be happy to recommend one if you’re shopping around.)

Many customers have teamed up with their kids or grandkids on the build. In my book, this beats letting them binge-watch Netflix all weekend. Even if your co-builders aren’t hams (yet), they’ll have great fun helping you identify and install parts.

That, in fact, is pretty easy. One of the best things about the K2 is the assembly manual:

http://www.elecraft.com/manual/E740001_K2%20Owner%27s%20Manual%20Rev%20I.pdf

The manual is written in tutorial style, including finer points like the resistor color code, photos of all parts and modules, and detailed signal tracing/troubleshooting instructions. The manual has been refined to the point that it’s virtually foolproof. Of course if you have any difficulties, you can always ask a question on the Elecraft reflector, day or night, or check in with customer support.

For those of you who are just now thinking about tackling the K2, we’ve decided to sweeten the deal a little. Consider it an early Valentine’s gift. You can find our K2 specials near the top of this page:

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

I’ll leave you with this photo of two early production K2s. It was taken in 1999 from inside a VW van I used to own (the radio is reliable, the van wasn’t). S/N 00002, in the foreground, was being operated by Eric, WA6HHQ, except that he’s also the photographer. In the background is yours truly, complete with a Field-Day’s worth of facial hair and tie-dyed T-shirt, operating S/N 00001.

http://www.elecraft.com/wayne_m.jpg

73,
Wayne
N6KR

Re: [Elecraft_K3] Re: KPA1500 comments

Ed Pflueger
 

I paid for mine in Sept. when they came out in full. So I really hope you get yours ahead of everyone else.  HI HI

 

Ed AB4IQ #1 Honor Roll, 9BDXCC, ARRL Card Checker (2) K3S’s, KPA500, KAT500, 4 SP3’s, (2) P3’s and sold my Alpha 9500 to buy a KPA1500.

 

From: Elecraft_K3@... [mailto:Elecraft_K3@...]
Sent: Friday, January 26, 2018 2:30 PM
To: Elecraft_K3@...
Subject: [Elecraft_K3] Re: KPA1500 comments

 

 

Wayne,

 

Thanks for this info.  I was torn between a KPA1500 and the PowerGenius XL, and based on the early reviews, I placed my KPA1500 order a week or so ago.  As I am a fairly well known contester in the midwest (headed to WRTC this year, with my K3 - refer to recent NCJ writeup) you might consider having me early enough in your shipment queue to write a review as well?

 

Job well done!

 

73,
Drew K3PA



---In Elecraft_K3@..., wrote :

Another KPA1500 owner (Bob, W9KNI) has just posted a KPA1500 review, at:

http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/13702

Even if you’re not considering purchasing a KPA1500, you might want to read the reviews recreationally. They’re all very well-written, in stark contrast to some of what passes for informed opinion on the web these days. Who knew our early amp buyers would all be English majors? :)

73,
Wayne
N6KR

Re: KPA1500 comments

Drew Vonada-Smith K3PA
 

Wayne,

Thanks for this info.  I was torn between a KPA1500 and the PowerGenius XL, and based on the early reviews, I placed my KPA1500 order a week or so ago.  As I am a fairly well known contester in the midwest (headed to WRTC this year, with my K3 - refer to recent NCJ writeup) you might consider having me early enough in your shipment queue to write a review as well?

Job well done!

73,
Drew K3PA


---In Elecraft_K3@..., <n6kr@...> wrote :

Another KPA1500 owner (Bob, W9KNI) has just posted a KPA1500 review, at:

http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/13702

Even if you’re not considering purchasing a KPA1500, you might want to read the reviews recreationally. They’re all very well-written, in stark contrast to some of what passes for informed opinion on the web these days. Who knew our early amp buyers would all be English majors? :)

73,
Wayne
N6KR

KPA1500 comments

 

Another KPA1500 owner (Bob, W9KNI) has just posted a KPA1500 review, at:

http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/13702

Even if you’re not considering purchasing a KPA1500, you might want to read the reviews recreationally. They’re all very well-written, in stark contrast to some of what passes for informed opinion on the web these days. Who knew our early amp buyers would all be English majors? :)

73,
Wayne
N6KR

Re: K3 with SDRPlay as Panadapter using SDRConsole

Dana Shtun
 

Hi Guys
I installed SDRPlay and RSP2Pro to use as a panadapter with my K3
which is set up for HF VHF UHF SHF up to 2304 MHz using external transverters.

The software worked FB until I hit 2304 where it DID NOT show 2304 Mhz on the display!

Apparently some coder in their wisdom set the upper frequency limit of SDRPLay to be the same
as the RSP2Pro, DESPITE it being used AT the IF!
Talking to the developer, its throw your hands up …. !


I ran into EXACTLY the same ISSUE with SDRCONSOLE V3! even switching to the HackRF didn’t help!! - hopefully Simon will FIX that limitation..

However all works fine with N1MM+ and waterfallbandmap!

BUT I really want a decent panadapter up to 10 GHz… I’m thinking P3 as well now… has anyone figured a work around?

73 Dana
VE3DS

Y-BOX v1.3 Closeout Pricing; New Y-BOX v2.1 Now In Stock

Bob Wilson, N6TV
 

To review, the Y-BOX provides a reliable and convenient way to connect the K3 ACC port to multiple devices, including the KAT500, KPA500, KPA1500, band decoders, DigiKeyers, RemoteRig boxes, etc.  The Y-BOX replaces any 15-pin Y-Cables you may already be using.

While supplies last (I only have a few left), the original "Version 1.3" Y-BOX will be sold for only $129 ea. (originally $139).  Order this version if you don't have a SteppIR controller, or don't have a requirement to power a KPA500 or KPA1500 on or off remotely.  Version 1.3 requires an Elecraft KPAK3AUX cable (not supplied) for connecting the Y-BOX to an Elecraft amplifier or tuner.


The new "Version 2.1" Y-BOX dedicates one connector for a KAT500, KPA500, or KPA1500, with no KPAK3AUX cable required.  Simply connect an economical 15-pin M/F cable (but not a VGA cable) between the Y-BOX v2.1 "AMP AUX" port and your Elecraft device.  The Y-BOX will connect only the required lines, emulating the wiring of the KPAK3AUX cable.

Version 2.1 also adds two new internal headers. The first is optionally used to open the keying line to the amplifier, providing convenient RCA connectors for SteppIR owners with a SteppIR Tuning Relay (a device which opens the keying line whenever the antenna is tuning).

The second header optionally connects the DIGOUT1 line of the K3 to the Elecraft amplifier's PWR ON pin, so you can remotely power the amp. ON or OFF with a simple K3 macro, or your K3 logging software.  This technique is documented in the K3 Remote Owner's Manual, on page 21.  With the Y-BOX version 2.1 and a 15-pin M/F DE-15 cable, no K3 to KPA500 cable modification is required; the required connection is made inside the Y-BOX.

Version 2.1 is now available to order, priced at $139 ea.  Here's a direct link to the order form:


For more details and photos, please see https://bit.ly/Y-BOX (freshly updated to show what's new in version 2.1).

Thanks again for all your support and encouragement.

73,
Bob, N6TV

Parts available for Elecraft K1 / K2 / K3

Doug Hensley <w5jv@...>
 

K1 & K2 owners, I have for sale excess to my needs now:


(1)  for the K1/K2 transceivers:


the K6XX CW Indicator with False Blink kit, LED Button Option & header connect/disconnect option.  These work well on the K1 and fairly well on the K2.  NOTE:  the kit requires soldering of SMD components prior to installation of the header.  Don Wilhelm installed mine and did a great job.


$39.95 plus $4.5 USPS.


(2)  for the K2, the Rework Eliminator kit to ease the task of changing microphone types.  Same price.


I also have a spare color decal showing the mic positions for the Rework Eliminator.  If you have the old black & white or your's is peeling, these are great.  $1 plus a USPS first class mail stamp.


For the K3 and K3s I still have:

two 2.7 kHZ 5-Pole filters        (make an offer)

Either one or both filters are $9.95 shipping which comes with tracking & insurance, 2-3 Day USPS Priority Mail. 

Cheers,

Doug W5JV
<< w5jv @ hotmail.com >>
 


Re: [Elecraft_K3] Re: K3 with SDRPlay as Panadapter using SDRConsole

Ian White
 

This blog posting may help.
"Play Nicely Together": Integrating the K3, SDRplay RSP1, HDSDR and N1MMlogger+.

I am not an expert, but am simply reporting what I needed to do to make it work. These instructions will configure a waterfall display that remains fixed in frequency while the K3 and SDR can be tuned independently within the available range.

https://gm3sek.com/2017/09/30/

73 from Ian GM3SEK

Re: K3 with SDRPlay as Panadapter using SDRConsole

Alex OE3JTB
 

HI Larry
try HD resolution on youtube, on a 22" screen no problem to read.
I have K3 with IF Out, RSP1 and HDSDR setup packeage from the SDRPlay page (incl the dlls)

Connect the RSP1 with coax cable to the IF Out,
Than install OmniRig and HDSDR 
After that start HDSDR, make the setup with OMNIRig and other setups in HDSDR as shown
Works fine for me, one thing as mentioned above, in SSB I use the filter 2.8 khz from the K3, for CW 0.4 khz.
73 Alex

PS: I did that setup, because I got a RSP1 occasional for little money :-)

Re: K3 with SDRPlay as Panadapter using SDRConsole

Ignacy Misztal
 

The delay with RSPs at my QTH is < 0.5 s and probably is unimportant for a panadapter. A challenge here is K3 integration so that both VFO A and VFO B are visible with fast options for changing bandwidth.  
A problem with Win4K3 panadapter is that the display is moving with VFO. Makes adjustments hard. The author says that implementing semi-static windows like in P3 is difficult.  

Ignacy, NO9E

Re: [Elecraft_K3] Re: K3 with SDRPlay as Panadapter using SDRConsole

Bob McGraw - K4TAX
 

I use the SDR Play which I think is the RSP 1.   Software is HDSDR and works great.  Yes there is a processing delay of a couple of seconds.  Don't know if other software has more or less delay.   I just figure the delay is the computer processing.

I just use it as a panadapter display and rarely listen to the audio.

73

Bob, K4TAX



On 1/23/2018 8:37 AM, n7wy@... [Elecraft_K3] wrote:
 

I have the RSP1, and am considering using it with SDR Console for a waterfall display.   I know that RSP1a and RSP2 are successors.
Last week I decided to play around with RSP1 while listening to the same signals with an analog receiver.  I noted processing delay on the order of 2-3 seconds.  

  1. Has this delay been reduced in RSP1a and/or RSP2 ?
  2. I know that Flex fought to shrink the filter delays in the 6K radios.   Is this 2-3 second delay an issue when operating ?
  3. Does Win4K3Suite add more delay to the above path ?

Thanks,

Bob R = N7WY



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Re: K3 with SDRPlay as Panadapter using SDRConsole

n7wy
 

I have the RSP1, and am considering using it with SDR Console for a waterfall display.   I know that RSP1a and RSP2 are successors.
Last week I decided to play around with RSP1 while listening to the same signals with an analog receiver.  I noted processing delay on the order of 2-3 seconds.  

  1. Has this delay been reduced in RSP1a and/or RSP2 ?
  2. I know that Flex fought to shrink the filter delays in the 6K radios.   Is this 2-3 second delay an issue when operating ?
  3. Does Win4K3Suite add more delay to the above path ?

Thanks,

Bob R = N7WY


Re: [Elecraft_K3] Re: K3 with SDRPlay as Panadapter using SDRConsole

Joe Subich, W4TV
 

I really like that Win4K3Suite makes it very convenient to reconfigure
the K3's DSP RX Equalizer with a single click of a button. It is very
nice for switching between CW SSB and/or RTTY RX DSP configurations.
The K3 already has separate SSB and CW receive equalization settings.
One should never use RX EQ in digital modes (RTTY, PSK31, FT8, JT9,
JT65, etc) because the EQ causes distortion to the data modes.

73,

... Joe, W4TV


On 1/22/2018 9:40 AM, Don Jones ko7i@... [Elecraft_K3] wrote:
I have had an SDRPlay RSP1 for a couple years, these days I only use
HDSDR for a free spectrum analyzer app and RFI investigations. I tried
the HDSDR app as a pan adapter, it worked ok - well sort of...
I recently switched over to Win4K3Suite and I really like it. It worked
out so well that I bought a 2nd RSP1A from HRO and installed Win4K3 on
my 2nd laptop PC a Intel Core I5 pc with 16GB of ram. I am running N1MM+
for my contest logging and N3FJP ACL for my daily log. I have also used
N1MM paired to MMTTY and it works fine on that lap top PC too.
I really like that Win4K3Suite makes it very convenient to reconfigure
the K3's DSP RX Equalizer with a single click of a button. It is very
nice for switching between CW SSB and/or RTTY RX DSP configurations.
I do not see myself ever revisiting HDSDR for daily ham radio pan
adapter use.
73, Don KO7i
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Posted by: Don Jones <ko7i@...>
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Yahoo Groups Links

Re: [Elecraft_K3] Re: K3 with SDRPlay as Panadapter using SDRConsole

David Guthrie
 

tnx Don, after reading all the info out there it still looks like the rsp2 and win4k3suite is the way I should go.  I think this will be where I will start.  I will be ordering everything shortly.

Dave kn4ok

On ‎Monday‎, ‎January‎ ‎22‎, ‎2018‎ ‎02‎:‎37‎:‎19‎ ‎PM‎ ‎CST, Don Jones ko7i@... [Elecraft_K3] <Elecraft_K3@...> wrote:


 


I have had an SDRPlay RSP1 for a couple years, these days I only use
HDSDR for a free spectrum analyzer app and RFI investigations. I tried
the HDSDR app as a pan adapter, it worked ok - well sort of...
I recently switched over to Win4K3Suite and I really like it. It worked
out so well that I bought a 2nd RSP1A from HRO and installed Win4K3 on
my 2nd laptop PC a Intel Core I5 pc with 16GB of ram. I am running N1MM+
for my contest logging and N3FJP ACL for my daily log. I have also used
N1MM paired to MMTTY and it works fine on that lap top PC too.
I really like that Win4K3Suite makes it very convenient to reconfigure
the K3's DSP RX Equalizer with a single click of a button. It is very
nice for switching between CW SSB and/or RTTY RX DSP configurations.
I do not see myself ever revisiting HDSDR for daily ham radio pan
adapter use.
73, Don KO7i

Re: [Elecraft_K3] K3 with SDRPlay as Panadapter using SDRConsole

David Guthrie
 

Ok thanks for all the info guys.  I have been reading all the info about the nap3 and lpb2 along with the win4k3suite.  If I understand, can I use all three together and or should I?

Dave kn4ok

On ‎Monday‎, ‎January‎ ‎22‎, ‎2018‎ ‎10‎:‎57‎:‎53‎ ‎AM‎ ‎CST, Wes wes@... [Elecraft_K3] wrote:


 

Joe,

Perhaps I misunderstand---at my age a distinct possibility---but for instance if I tune in WWV on 5 MHz I can note the following:  On AM, the display is centered on 5 MHz.  Switching to SSB with Shift and BW Normal, the same is true.  If I rapidly change Shift the displayed frequency will change momentarily but then revert to 5 MHz.  CW, normal and reversed, act just the same.  Seems to me the software is polling the i-f and correcting for it.

Wes

On 1/22/2018 5:44 AM, 'Joe Subich, W4TV' lists@... [Elecraft_K3] wrote:
 


My SDR-IQ has died so I can't check but IIRC, SpectraVue does not poll
for the K3 IF frequency and thus does not track accurately if Shift
and/or Width (High/Low) is other than the default.

73,

.... Joe, W4TV

On 1/21/2018 11:41 PM, Wes wes@... [Elecraft_K3] wrote:
> An SDR-IQ and SpectraVue work flawlessly as a panadapter..
>
> On 1/21/2018 11:16 AM, 'Joe Subich, W4TV' lists@... [Elecraft_K3]
> wrote:
>>
>>
>> As far as I know, NaP3 (and Win4K3Suite) are the only SDR console
>> application(s) that automatically poll for the K3 IF frequency in order
>> to tweak the frequency for the K3 mode, width and shift. Other SDR
>> console software generally uses a single fixed offset for each mode
>> which means the waterfall not track correctly as the K3 shift/width
>> change from the "NORM" settings.
>>
>> 73,
>>
>> .... Joe, W4TV
>>
>
>


Re: [Elecraft_K3] K3 with SDRPlay as Panadapter using SDRConsole

Wes
 

Joe,

Perhaps I misunderstand---at my age a distinct possibility---but for instance if I tune in WWV on 5 MHz I can note the following:  On AM, the display is centered on 5 MHz.  Switching to SSB with Shift and BW Normal, the same is true.  If I rapidly change Shift the displayed frequency will change momentarily but then revert to 5 MHz.  CW, normal and reversed, act just the same.  Seems to me the software is polling the i-f and correcting for it.

Wes

On 1/22/2018 5:44 AM, 'Joe Subich, W4TV' lists@... [Elecraft_K3] wrote:
 


My SDR-IQ has died so I can't check but IIRC, SpectraVue does not poll
for the K3 IF frequency and thus does not track accurately if Shift
and/or Width (High/Low) is other than the default.

73,

.... Joe, W4TV

On 1/21/2018 11:41 PM, Wes wes@... [Elecraft_K3] wrote:
> An SDR-IQ and SpectraVue work flawlessly as a panadapter..
>
> On 1/21/2018 11:16 AM, 'Joe Subich, W4TV' lists@... [Elecraft_K3]
> wrote:
>>
>>
>> As far as I know, NaP3 (and Win4K3Suite) are the only SDR console
>> application(s) that automatically poll for the K3 IF frequency in order
>> to tweak the frequency for the K3 mode, width and shift. Other SDR
>> console software generally uses a single fixed offset for each mode
>> which means the waterfall not track correctly as the K3 shift/width
>> change from the "NORM" settings.
>>
>> 73,
>>
>> .... Joe, W4TV
>>
>
>