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Re: Voice mode

Bill
 

Thanks Toby

Well he called when they 1st announced it, and is waiting on them to
reply, they told him they would get back with him,

At least this is something positive

Thanks for the reply

73

Bill

--- In Elecraft_K3@yahoogroups.com, Toby Deinhardt <dj7mgq@...> wrote:

> I am inquiring for a blind friend as to the voice synth. on the
K3.
> Does it have one? And if so, does it do the menus like the
TS2000 or
> just the freq and s meter and mode like so many others?



The FAQ says <http://www.elecraft.com/K3/K3FAQ.htm> :

Is the K3 compatible with visually impaired operators? Would like
to
have a voice announcement of frequency, mode, and S-meter readings.

It will be. We're working with a few blind hams to optimize the
interface.




For details, imho, he should get in touch with Elecraft.

vy 73 de toby
--
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K2 #885, K2/100 #3248
K3/100 #??? (< #200)
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Re: [Elecraft_K3] Voice mode

Toby Deinhardt
 

I am inquiring for a blind friend as to the voice synth. on the K3.
Does it have one? And if so, does it do the menus like the TS2000 or
just the freq and s meter and mode like so many others?


The FAQ says <http://www.elecraft.com/K3/K3FAQ.htm> :

Is the K3 compatible with visually impaired operators? Would like to have a voice announcement of frequency, mode, and S-meter readings.

It will be. We're working with a few blind hams to optimize the interface.




For details, imho, he should get in touch with Elecraft.

vy 73 de toby
--
DD5FZ, 4N6FZ (ex dj7mgq, dg5mgq, dd5fz)
K2 #885, K2/100 #3248
K3/100 #??? (< #200)
DOK C12, BCC, DL-QRP-AG


Re: [Elecraft_K3] Re: Firmware upgrades

Don Nesbitt
 

Interesting post - I have been an Elecraft fan almost
from the start - have the K1, KX1 and had a
K2/100/KAT100. Sold the K2 (BTW an amazing rig) to
make room for the K3 that I ordered as soon as it was
announced at Visailia.

I've also got an Orion II. Never one glitch, burp,
belch or problem with software downloads, etc! The O
II just sits there and works - extremely stable
software and hardware. I know that reading the Orion
or TT reflectors can skew your view - most of us that
have no problems just use the rigs and go on our way
without comment.

It will be interesting to see how my new K3 stacks up
against the O II. I'm sure it will be a terrific
addition to my shack. Wayne and Eric have built a
wonderful community around technically sound
equipment. Bravo! '73 es gud dxing -- Don N4HH

--- wb8yqj <wb8yqj@yahoo.com> wrote:

Tom,

You are not the only one that feels this way and
it's not that it
hasn't been long enough for Orion to make good on
promises.

I never bought an Orion, just watched the list for
2.5 years waiting
for things to look better with it. As of today,
still unstable.

Oddly enough, I have the Argo V and I just turn it
on and it works,
every time the same way - WELL!

Same thing for my OMNI VI+ which is may favorite rig
ever.

So what happened with Orion? I'd expect by now,
whatever it was, if
it could have been fixed it would have been already.


Shame.

I am so excited about the K3 and I've put my money
where my mouth is.

de wb8yqj ..

...and keeping the OMNI for-ever!


--- In Elecraft_K3@yahoogroups.com, "n5tw"
<tomw@...> wrote:

--- In Elecraft_K3@yahoogroups.com, "ab2tc"
<ab2tc@> wrote:

Hi,

You raise a very good question. I am following
this group and the
TenTec Omni 7 group because I am considering a
future purchase
after a
very careful evaluation. The Omni 7 is out and I
am frankly
dismayed
by much of what I see reported in that group.
After a few months
they
are now at least on their 10th firmware release
and there are
still
scores of things that don't work correctly. So
it's a very good
question to ask of current Elecraft owners if
that's what can be
expected with the K3 release also. I can't wait
to hear answers on
this one.

Knut - AB2TC
I own an Orion I (and a K2) and have decided to
transfer the flag
from
the Orion to a K3. I have no insight into the
innards of the
Orion
firmware but from watching the myriad of updates
and all the
unfortunate interactions, it just must be
architected in an
unstructure
or otherwise poor way.... They also just give
little feedback on
what is going on including not acknowledging
problems... I'm sure
there will be a number of revisions to the K3
firmware as they add
goodies or correct things but I expect a totally
different and
better
experience from Elecraft based on demonstrated
competence and
customer
commitment.... Saving my money...

Tom N5TW



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Re: Firmware upgrades

n5tw <tomw@...>
 

--- In Elecraft_K3@yahoogroups.com, "ab2tc" <ab2tc@...> wrote:

Hi,

You raise a very good question. I am following this group and the
TenTec Omni 7 group because I am considering a future purchase after a
very careful evaluation. The Omni 7 is out and I am frankly dismayed
by much of what I see reported in that group. After a few months they
are now at least on their 10th firmware release and there are still
scores of things that don't work correctly. So it's a very good
question to ask of current Elecraft owners if that's what can be
expected with the K3 release also. I can't wait to hear answers on
this one.

Knut - AB2TC
I own an Orion I (and a K2) and have decided to transfer the flag from
the Orion to a K3. I have no insight into the innards of the Orion
firmware but from watching the myriad of updates and all the
unfortunate interactions, it just must be architected in an unstructure
or otherwise poor way.... They also just give little feedback on
what is going on including not acknowledging problems... I'm sure
there will be a number of revisions to the K3 firmware as they add
goodies or correct things but I expect a totally different and better
experience from Elecraft based on demonstrated competence and customer
commitment.... Saving my money...

Tom N5TW


Voice mode

Bill
 

Hi All

I am inquiring for a blind friend as to the voice synth. on the K3.
Does it have one? And if so, does it do the menus like the TS2000 or
just the freq and s meter and mode like so many others?

He is very interested in one of these, but as you all understand this
issue is a make or break one in his case

TIA

Bill K4FX


Re: [Elecraft_K3] Re: K3 pics on one page

John Merrill <johnn1jm@...>
 

Not me :-).


On May 27, 2007, at 6:22 PM, wb8yqj wrote:

Anyone that can look at these and not want one? ;-)

--- In Elecraft_K3@yahoogroups.com, "n4lcd" wrote:
>
>
>
> K3 Pics on one page
> www.N4LCD.com/k3
>



Re: [Elecraft_K3] K3 pics on one page

Ken N9VV <n9vv@...>
 

beautiful Paul!
de ken n9vv

n4lcd wrote:

K3 Pics on one page
www.N4LCD.com/k3


K3 pics on one page

n4lcd <Paul@...>
 

K3 Pics on one page
www.N4LCD.com/k3


Re: PDF of K3 basic kit

wb8yqj <wb8yqj@...>
 

Don,

The radio itself won't be available for a minimum of 5 weeks, I would
not be suprised if the date slipped to August the way things go. I am
fairly certain they are still working on the documentation among other
things.

--- In Elecraft_K3@yahoogroups.com, "ac4cx10" <ac4cx@...> wrote:

I was wondering if a pdf file is available to see the steps in
assembly
of K3 case and racks.I know its modular but seeing parts in a laid
out
pic would be nice and the assembly steps of parts and knobs and racks.

Don AC4CX


PDF of K3 basic kit

ac4cx10 <ac4cx@...>
 

I was wondering if a pdf file is available to see the steps in assembly
of K3 case and racks.I know its modular but seeing parts in a laid out
pic would be nice and the assembly steps of parts and knobs and racks.

Don AC4CX


Interview with N6KR and the K3 display at Dayton

Rob, WB1AEX
 

The link below is a short clip of an interview with Wayne Burdick N6KR and the K3 at Dayton. Sure looks nice!

73,

Rob WB1AEX


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUxhVKfXf4k&NR=1


Dayton

Tom <n2cu@...>
 

I just got back from Dayton and there was quite a crowd around the
Elecraft booth all weekend. They're taking lots of orders. I was going
to purchase a new radio at Dayton and had narrowed it down to the FT-
2000 or possibly the IC-756ProIII. Then they announced the IC-7700 and
K3. After reading everything I could, the K3 is the front-runner. I
didn't purchase one yet but it's in the crosshairs. My main interests
are contesting and DXing, especially on top-band (160m). It's very
important to have a bullet proof front-end and exceptional filtering. I
believe the K3 will be outstanding in this area and has all the bells
and whistles you can think of. Can't wait to see the reviews from
actual users.

73,
Tom N2CU <><


Re: Options?

wb8yqj <wb8yqj@...>
 

Hi Guys,

Here is how I optioned mine. 10 watts, if I like it I'll upgrade it t
o 100 watts. $1399. Cool. Comes with a 2.7 roofing filter and a noise
blanker. Great deal.

$99 TXCO - passed on that, I don't need 1 ppm precision when 5 ppm
comes with the radio. That's good for CW and SSB (my modes).

$99 General Coverage - purchased that, because without it, the ham
band filters are engaged and that means serious attenuation of any
SWL frequency that is more than a couple hundred kilohertz away from
a ham band edge.

$120 AM filter - nope, although it's required for AM transmit, 10
meters is the only band where I might use it and I have hollow state
rigs for that. The stock rig is good for AM receive.

$99 FM filter - nope, again it's required for FM transmit, but 6 and
10 meters are the places for that and I do CW and SSB there. I'm also
not sure about CTSS on the K3.

$79 CW Filter - nope, my choice would be 800hz, I'll wait for the
variable filters. (coming).

What a great starting point for a reliable core station, and I expect
there will be all manner of kits that will support the radio, since
they would be less likely to require SMT. (fleas). ;-)

$539 Subreceiver - for contests, not needed here for search & pounce.
$99 DVR - for contests, not needed here for search & pounce.
$259 Auto tuner - not yet.
$79 Transverter - not yet.
$39 USB adapter - not yet.

The biggest selling points of the radio for me are the taylorable AGC
and the reputation of Elecraft for designing a radio I can count on.

I always use a speaker and enjoy hearing a louder signal when it's
bigger. That works all the way up to "room filling". There are not
many rigs these days that will allow that because the AGC is
oppressive and overbearing, ruthless and just plain mean. ;-)

de wb8yqj/6

--- In Elecraft_K3@yahoogroups.com, "Roar" <s-roabr@> wrote:

Hi I have maybe a dumb quiz, but which of the the options are within
the fully assambled radio K3? Filters etc???
73 Rag
LA6FJA/K3RAG


Re: Options?

Joe Stofko <wb1aiu@...>
 

Rag, No such thing as dumb question, just dumb answer!! The answer to
your
question might be in the extensive FAQ at the Elecraft site... but, it
can
definitely be found in the on-line or mail-in order forms. The K3 is
supplied
with a 5-pole, 2.7 kHz crystal filter as "standard". Even if you order
yours
fully assembled, any options may be user-added at a later date. Makes
it nice
to know that it isn't just firmware that can be used to "upgrade" but
hardware
options, as well. I expect that the modular, no-solder kit, will
continue to be
likened to building a computer except for assembling the case which,
I'll bet,
will take more time than installing each module !!
73,
Joe - WB1AIU

--- In Elecraft_K3@yahoogroups.com, "Roar" <s-roabr@...> wrote:

Hi

I have maybe a dumb quiz, but which of the the options are within the
fully assambled radio K3? Filters etc???

73 Rag

LA6FJA/K3RAG


Re: Placed an order yet??

ab0sr <ab0sr@...>
 

--- In Elecraft_K3@yahoogroups.com, Carey Magee <k2rny@...> wrote:
Joe es the Group
Well Joe,
I did order mine the day they offered them hi hi.
I just got the K3/10 as I am a QRP'er es run CW most of the time.
but will add ops as I go, es ur right it is going to e a long
summer hi hi. can't wait to get the rig.
take care all
de AB0SR + sk sk



Joe and the Group:

With limited funds and the "you'll probably get ONE chance to buy
another rig before you're dead" XYL mantra (Hi Hi,only kidding
dear),
I started my quest. First it began with the usual new rig
offerings.

Then I started to do research. Plenty of it. After 6 months of
solid
receiver research, etc. I have decided on the K3. So, when I do
order
(probably next year) I'll be getting the K3/100 with ATU,second
receiver and TCXO option. Filters will be the 2.1KHz-8 pole and
the
400Hz-8 pole. I can have Santa bring other filters as time goes on.

This is going to be a great rig. From what I have researched (SDR
sites, serious technical papers on IMD, 3rd order IMD,
selectivity,
etc.) Elecraft has hit the mark. Can't wait.

73,
Carey
Mr. Carey Magee
K2RNY
Rochester, NY
Grid: FN13ef



Quoting Joe Stofko <wb1aiu@...>:


With more members coming on board to the group, I am wondering
how many
may have decided to take the plunge? I made up my mind over the
weekend. Since I expect there will be lots of activity here once
the
first shipments are made, I was thinking it might be fun to
"survey" the
group... find out how many folks have actually decided to buy
one, and
what options are hot items. I decided on the 100 watt version
with the
ATU, 2.1kHz, 6kHz, 15kHz (FM) roofing filters, and the general
coverage
xtal filter as well. I would love to have added the second
receiver
module... but, maybe I can talk Mrs. Claus into it as a Christmas
gift!
And, I guess that's how it will be... like I can remember as a
youngster, waiting imptiently for Christmas day... Man, it's
gonna be
a long summer!

73,
Joe - WB1AIU


Options?

Roar <s-roabr@...>
 

Hi

I have maybe a dumb quiz, but which of the the options are within the
fully assambled radio K3? Filters etc???

73 Rag

LA6FJA/K3RAG


Re: Firmware upgrades

ab2tc
 

Hi,

You raise a very good question. I am following this group and the
TenTec Omni 7 group because I am considering a future purchase after a
very careful evaluation. The Omni 7 is out and I am frankly dismayed
by much of what I see reported in that group. After a few months they
are now at least on their 10th firmware release and there are still
scores of things that don't work correctly. So it's a very good
question to ask of current Elecraft owners if that's what can be
expected with the K3 release also. I can't wait to hear answers on
this one.

Knut - AB2TC

--- In Elecraft_K3@yahoogroups.com, "Carey Magee" <k2rny@...> wrote:

Group:

I don't want to begin to raise any hackles here, but I cannot help
noticing an issue from another reflector site. I also apologize up
front if I am offending anyone. No offense intended.

This other reflector site deals with Amateur radios that can undergo
firmware upgrades. Lately, there have been many of these upgrades
released and it seems to me that everyone has problems of some sort
with certain radios. For example, I read that this version
fixed 'A', but now 'C' and 'D' don't work.

So, my question to Elecraft users. Do Elecraft users experience the
same sort of issues with the Elecraft firmware upgrades? Are the
Elecraft firmware upgrades pretty rock solid, meaning that only
the "broken" or missing issues are fixed or added with no
impediments to parts of the radio that are working?

I ask, because I am seriously considering the K3. Not that I would
base my decision on firmware upgrades alone, but it would help me to
better understand.

Thannks for your attention. I hope to be able to share my
experiences with what looks like to be a killer rig in the future.
73,
Carey
K2RNY


Firmware upgrades

Carey Magee <k2rny@...>
 

Group:

I don't want to begin to raise any hackles here, but I cannot help
noticing an issue from another reflector site. I also apologize up
front if I am offending anyone. No offense intended.

This other reflector site deals with Amateur radios that can undergo
firmware upgrades. Lately, there have been many of these upgrades
released and it seems to me that everyone has problems of some sort
with certain radios. For example, I read that this version
fixed 'A', but now 'C' and 'D' don't work.

So, my question to Elecraft users. Do Elecraft users experience the
same sort of issues with the Elecraft firmware upgrades? Are the
Elecraft firmware upgrades pretty rock solid, meaning that only
the "broken" or missing issues are fixed or added with no
impediments to parts of the radio that are working?

I ask, because I am seriously considering the K3. Not that I would
base my decision on firmware upgrades alone, but it would help me to
better understand.

Thannks for your attention. I hope to be able to share my
experiences with what looks like to be a killer rig in the future.
73,
Carey
K2RNY


Re: [Elecraft_K3] Placed an order yet??

Carey Magee <k2rny@...>
 

Joe and the Group:

With limited funds and the "you'll probably get ONE chance to buy
another rig before you're dead" XYL mantra (Hi Hi,only kidding dear),
I started my quest. First it began with the usual new rig offerings.

Then I started to do research. Plenty of it. After 6 months of solid
receiver research, etc. I have decided on the K3. So, when I do order (probably next year) I'll be getting the K3/100 with ATU,second
receiver and TCXO option. Filters will be the 2.1KHz-8 pole and the
400Hz-8 pole. I can have Santa bring other filters as time goes on.

This is going to be a great rig. From what I have researched (SDR
sites, serious technical papers on IMD, 3rd order IMD, selectivity,
etc.) Elecraft has hit the mark. Can't wait.

73,
Carey
Mr. Carey Magee
K2RNY
Rochester, NY
Grid: FN13ef



Quoting Joe Stofko <wb1aiu@snet.net>:


With more members coming on board to the group, I am wondering how many
may have decided to take the plunge? I made up my mind over the
weekend. Since I expect there will be lots of activity here once the
first shipments are made, I was thinking it might be fun to "survey" the
group... find out how many folks have actually decided to buy one, and
what options are hot items. I decided on the 100 watt version with the
ATU, 2.1kHz, 6kHz, 15kHz (FM) roofing filters, and the general coverage
xtal filter as well. I would love to have added the second receiver
module... but, maybe I can talk Mrs. Claus into it as a Christmas gift!
And, I guess that's how it will be... like I can remember as a
youngster, waiting imptiently for Christmas day... Man, it's gonna be
a long summer!

73,
Joe - WB1AIU


Re: [Elecraft_K3] Placed an order yet??

Paul Webb <m0bmn@...>
 

Hi
 
I have placed my order too, about a week or so ago now, for a K3/100  kit with
ATU, Gen Cov filter, AM and Fm filters and a 500Hz cw filter.
was just going to order the basic k3/10 kit sto start with but once i got the old credit card warmed up i couldnt stop myself hi.
anyway will be fun when it arrives, i have built the KX1,K1 and K2 in the past and they are all very good rigs, the K2 is my main station now but I'm making room for the K3.
all the best
Paul M0BMN

----- Original Message ----
From: Joe Stofko
To: Elecraft_K3@...
Sent: Wednesday, 16 May, 2007 12:32:48 AM
Subject: [Elecraft_K3] Placed an order yet??

With more members coming on board to the group, I am wondering how many may have decided to take the plunge?  I made up my mind over the weekend. Since I expect there will be lots of activity here once the first shipments are made, I was thinking it might be fun to "survey" the group... find out how many folks have actually decided to buy one, and what options are hot items. I decided on the 100 watt version with the ATU, 2.1kHz, 6kHz, 15kHz (FM) roofing filters, and the general coverage xtal filter as well. I would love to have added the second receiver module... but, maybe I can talk Mrs. Claus into it as a Christmas gift! And, I guess that's how it will be... like I can remember as a youngster, waiting imptiently for Christmas day...    Man, it's gonna be a long summer!

73,
Joe - WB1AIU




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