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Re: Elecraft K3S (RJ45) and SPE Expert PA

Max NG7M
 

I made a couple of detailed videos on this topic... the first one is specific to the 2K-FA and building your own interface cable and the second one is sharing the K3/S CAT feed across multiple software applications and hardware, 2K-FA or other hardware that can read the K3/S CAT data in your case.   You can jump ahead 10 seconds or back 10 seconds on YouTube with the 'J' and 'L' keys...  I'm not known for short videos!  

SPE 2K-FA CAT Interface to an Elecraft K3/S and Remote Software (same as 1.3/1.5 FA models)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ku8Gyl0amRY

K3/S cat feed sharing...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbf7BPfcj4U

Max NG7M


Re: HRD Connects but no ports K3 UTILITY

Bob Elliot K1RI
 

Fixed a work around for the K3 Utils port selection..  The problem occurred only in K3 Utilities.  Worked OK with Win4KSuite & HRD but not with K3 Utilities. I also have additional ports assigned to ICOM IC-7610.  Disabling the IC-7610 ports and running K3 Utilities and the ports drop down selection is back. What a pain running down that problem.


Re: Elecraft K3S (RJ45) and SPE Expert PA

David Robinson
 

Yes it is, thats how I do it. I found lots of designs for connecting K3 to the spe but no k3s to the spe, so I had to work it out myself

I just needed a screened ethernet cable which i chopped one end off and a dbe-15 plug

It works great and has the advantage of the spe knowing which  band SEGMENT is on and prechoosing the atu settings

Will scan my wiring and upload later

Dave
G4FRE


FS OBO : KXV3

Bob Patten
 

I recently upgraded my old K3 with a KXV3B Xverter I/O, RX Ant I/O module and no longer need the KXV3. If anyone can use it, I will at least need to collect shipping cost. A small donation wouldn't be refused. :-)

--
73, Bob Patten, N4BP Plantation, FL

E-Mail : n4bp@arrl.net Website: http://www.qsl.net/n4bp
SOC #1 ARS #799 QRP ARCI #3412 FISTS #7871
FP #1491 10-10 #3268 SMIRK #6625


HRD Connects but no ports K3 UTILITY

Bob Elliot K1RI
 

Using FTDI latest drivers. 2 years no problems. Starting HRD with same settings as in the past. No Problems.  Close HRD - Start K3 Utilities and there are no ports displayed in the drop down. Restart computer go directly to K3 Utilities, no ports.  Remove K3 Utilities, restart,  Load K3 Utilities, restart, No ports. Delete port & drivers, restart, same port show same drivers. No ports K3 Utilities.


Re: K3s wiring to PK-232sc or PK-232sc+ for soundcard modes and FSK RTTY, PACTOR, PACKET

HB
 

I've had a few folks request the wiring diagram via email.  I'm good on QRZ, but I do have an ARRL address for those that would like a copy of my wiring diagram.

Thanks!
K4HYJ


Re: Elecraft K3S (RJ45) and SPE Expert PA

OZ0J Joe
 

John

 

Thanks for the reply.

 

It is the K3S end, I am not sure what to do.

I did find a RS232 -> RJ45 cable for my K3S, so I expect that I can use that.

 

- Joe OZ0J

 

 

Fra: Elecraft-K3@groups.io <Elecraft-K3@groups.io> På vegne af john ni0k
Sendt: 16. marts 2019 03:11
Til: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Emne: Re: [Elecraft-K3] Elecraft K3S (RJ45) and SPE Expert PA

 

You have to use the DB15 acc jack.

-John NI0K


Friday, March 15, 2019 3:15 PM

Hi

 

 

I do have an Elecraft K3S with a RJ45 plug for the RS232.

 

I would like to connect my SPE Expert 1,3K FA so the K3S sends band data to the Expert PA.

 

I will connect the K3S to my laptop via the USB cable.

 

If it is possible, how do I connect to the SPE Expert PA to send band data to the SPE PA?

 

 

73, Joe OZ0J

 

 

 

 


Re: Remote On/Off KPA1500

Rick Tavan
 

KPA1500 Remote will indeed turn the amp on and off. Yes, it takes some screen space but that is well worth it to avoid “flying blind” running 1500 watts with no indication of what’s going on except transient fault and warning messages in the K3 VFO B area that you may not be watching full time! Or completely blind if you’re not using a K3. I need a secondary monitor to run N1MM logger anyway, so there’s plenty of room for KPA Remote.

73,

Rick N6XI
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Rick Tavan
Truckee, CA


Re: Remote On/Off KPA1500

Bob Patten
 

There are times I prefer to operate without the amp when operating remote. Since my eight channel relay switcher can accommodate the function, makes sense to me to use it for powering the amp on/off independent of the K3. If I used the K3's 12V jack, then I would have to use the KPA1500 Remote software to switch between OPER/STBY. Why make it more complicated than it needs to be?

On 3/15/2019 9:40 AM, Jerry wrote:
Bob,
Use the 12v switched 1.0A Max RCA phono jack on the back of the K3
and connect it to the Rem phono jack on the KPA1500. You will need a
male - male cable. With this setup, whenever you turn on or off the
K3, the KPA-1500 will follow suit. Look at the last paragraph on page
19 of the 1500 manual. It describes the operation better
Best regards,
Jerry, W1IE
-----Original Message----- From: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
<Elecraft-K3@groups.io> On Behalf Of Bob Patten Sent: Friday, March
15, 2019 06:30 AM To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io Subject: Re:
[Elecraft-K3] Remote On/Off KPA1500
On 3/14/2019 9:11 PM, Charlie Wirth wrote:
I was wondering what others are using to apply 12 volts to the REM jack for remote on/off operation.
I use a Velleman K8090 relay controller to switch the amp on/off. TeamViewer and N-Button Lite for remote control.
--
73, Bob Patten, N4BP Plantation, FL

E-Mail : n4bp@arrl.net Website: http://www.qsl.net/n4bp
SOC #1 ARS #799 QRP ARCI #3412 FISTS #7871
FP #1491 10-10 #3268 SMIRK #6625


Re: Elecraft K3S (RJ45) and SPE Expert PA

john ni0k
 

You have to use the DB15 acc jack.

-John NI0K

Friday, March 15, 2019 3:15 PM

Hi

 

 

I do have an Elecraft K3S with a RJ45 plug for the RS232.

 

I would like to connect my SPE Expert 1,3K FA so the K3S sends band data to the Expert PA.

 

I will connect the K3S to my laptop via the USB cable.

 

If it is possible, how do I connect to the SPE Expert PA to send band data to the SPE PA?

 

 

73, Joe OZ0J

 

 

 



Re: Remote On/Off KPA1500

Paul K9NU
 

Using the USB connection, you can turn the KPA1500 off and on as well has control most functions. Used it over the last 6 weeks running remote from Florida back to my station in Illinois. Haven't played with the Ethernet connection yet.

73,
Paul K9NU


Elecraft K3S (RJ45) and SPE Expert PA

OZ0J Joe
 

Hi

 

 

I do have an Elecraft K3S with a RJ45 plug for the RS232.

 

I would like to connect my SPE Expert 1,3K FA so the K3S sends band data to the Expert PA.

 

I will connect the K3S to my laptop via the USB cable.

 

If it is possible, how do I connect to the SPE Expert PA to send band data to the SPE PA?

 

 

73, Joe OZ0J

 

 

 


Re: Remote On/Off KPA1500

Jerry
 

Bob,

Use the 12v switched 1.0A Max RCA phono jack on the back of the K3 and connect it to the Rem phono jack on the KPA1500. You will need a male - male cable. With this setup, whenever you turn on or off the K3, the KPA-1500 will follow suit. Look at the last paragraph on page 19 of the 1500 manual. It describes the operation better

Best regards,

Jerry, W1IE

-----Original Message-----
From: Elecraft-K3@groups.io <Elecraft-K3@groups.io> On Behalf Of Bob Patten
Sent: Friday, March 15, 2019 06:30 AM
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] Remote On/Off KPA1500

On 3/14/2019 9:11 PM, Charlie Wirth wrote:
I was wondering what others are using to apply 12 volts to the REM
jack for remote on/off operation.
I use a Velleman K8090 relay controller to switch the amp on/off.
TeamViewer and N-Button Lite for remote control.

--
73, Bob Patten, N4BP Plantation, FL

E-Mail : n4bp@arrl.net Website: http://www.qsl.net/n4bp
SOC #1 ARS #799 QRP ARCI #3412 FISTS #7871
FP #1491 10-10 #3268 SMIRK #6625


Re: Remote On/Off KPA1500

Charlie Wirth
 

As far as I understand it the remote software will not turn on the amplifier.  I am not using a K3 therefore I cannot use the 12v jack to connect to the remote jack on the 1500.

What I thought I would do is use a 12vdc, 500mA wall wart connected to a web enabled power strip.  I can use the remote software once the amp is powered up.

Charlie W3DDF


From: Elecraft-K3@groups.io <Elecraft-K3@groups.io> on behalf of Paul K9NU <k9nu@...>
Sent: Friday, March 15, 2019 7:59 AM
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] Remote On/Off KPA1500
 
I must be missing something here. Why not use the Elecraft KPA1500 remote software?

73 Paul K9NU


OT: For sale Elecraft P3, P3TXMON & DCHF-2000

Keith KV5J
 

Elecraft P3, P3TXMON & DCHF-2000 
Excellent condition.
Elecraft has this listed at $1022.90 plus shipping.
Selling for $725 with free shipping.
Cleared check or MO. Can take PayPal if you want to pay.

73

Keith, KV5J


Re: Remote On/Off KPA1500

Bob Patten
 

On 3/15/2019 7:59 AM, Paul K9NU wrote:
I must be missing something here. Why not use the Elecraft KPA1500 remote software?
In my case: The K8090 has eight channels, one to switch on the K3, one for the KPA1500, and six for antenna switching. Don't need the Elecraft Remote software taking up more screen space.

--
73, Bob Patten, N4BP Plantation, FL

E-Mail : n4bp@arrl.net Website: http://www.qsl.net/n4bp
SOC #1 ARS #799 QRP ARCI #3412 FISTS #7871
FP #1491 10-10 #3268 SMIRK #6625


Re: Remote On/Off KPA1500

Paul K9NU
 

I must be missing something here. Why not use the Elecraft KPA1500 remote software?

73 Paul K9NU


Re: Remote On/Off KPA1500

Bob Patten
 

On 3/14/2019 9:11 PM, Charlie Wirth wrote:
I was wondering what others are using to apply 12 volts to the REM jack for remote on/off operation.
I use a Velleman K8090 relay controller to switch the amp on/off.
TeamViewer and N-Button Lite for remote control.

--
73, Bob Patten, N4BP Plantation, FL

E-Mail : n4bp@arrl.net Website: http://www.qsl.net/n4bp
SOC #1 ARS #799 QRP ARCI #3412 FISTS #7871
FP #1491 10-10 #3268 SMIRK #6625


Remote On/Off KPA1500

Charlie Wirth
 

I was wondering what others are using to apply 12 volts to the REM jack for remote on/off operation. 

Thanks,

Charlie W3DDF


Re: WTB: KPA500 KAT500

southdaleus
 

Lou, 

If you get too many offers send over a few to me as I am also looking for another KPA500.  

I have one already, they are a great amp….

Dale, K9VUJ



On 13, Mar 2019, at 7:14, Lou Laderman W0FK <lladerman@...> wrote:

I’m looking for a KPA500 and KAT500 combo. Please contact me off the group at lladerman AT EarthLink DOT net if you have a set to sell. 

73, Lou, W0FK 

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