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K3s no recieve ?

Steve DeVille <g6tjc@...>
 

Hi All,

I have a K3s that I have fitted a 1ppm TCXO and the ext. reference board and all worked well after this minor surgery.

I have now fitted the 144XV and the K144XV REFLOCK PCB ASSY.
 

The problem I now have is I don't have receive on any Band or any Mode, or any Antenna, just the audio noise from the audio amp.
 
My question is:-
Should there be only one TMP cable from the transverter to the Ksync, should there also be one from the
Ksync to the Xref Board?
 
Can anyone provide any help please?

Regards
Steve (G6TJC)


Re: Elecraft-K4 posts

Dan Abell
 

A similar discussion occurred regarding s separate group for the kx2 on the kx3 group and Wayne weighed in at the time that another group would be a challenge  for Elecraft to monitor.  Maybe it’s not the same for the k4, but another group seems to be overkill, although the fanboys rallying around their positions as typical on the web.  I would rather not have to follow yet another group to stay up to date with then K-line
Dan w3dka

On May 20, 2019, at 2:23 PM, Mel Marcus <melm@...> wrote:

Jim

I suggested the K4 listing because of the deluge of anti-K4 rhetoric. I come to this group for information on how to better run my K3. I do not want to search through presumed failures of a device that has not hit the street.

Mel
NE9A
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [Elecraft-K3] Elecraft-K4 posts
From: "James F. Boehner, MD via Groups.Io"
<jboehner01@...>
Date: Mon, May 20, 2019 12:00 pm
To: <Elecraft-K3@groups.io>

To all,
 
I am Listowner of the Elecraft-K3 list.
 
Someone has already created an Elecraft-K4 list, and it is active.
 
I have no objection to Elecraft-K4 discussions on this list, as they are providing some information as to whether one should upgrade from a K3 or K3S to a K4, and is valuable information.
 
At some point, we may decide to restrict discussions to the K3/K3s, but for now while the concept is new, feel free to post comparisons of the K4 to the current K3/K3s line._,
 
’73 de JIM N2ZZ
Elecraft-K3 Listowner
_._,_


Re: Elecraft-K4 posts

ab2tc
 

Hi Dennis and all,

Sure, but the K4 group is alive and healthy for being only 3 days old.

AB2TC - Knut


On Mon, May 20, 2019 at 03:29 PM, Dennis Moore wrote:

I created a K4 subfolder in my email program and set a rule so anything with K4 (or K-4) in the subject gets deposited directly into there.

73, Dennis NJ6G

On 5/20/2019 12:23, Mel Marcus wrote:
Jim
 
I suggested the K4 listing because of the deluge of anti-K4 rhetoric. I come to this group for information on how to better run my K3. I do not want to search through presumed failures of a device that has not hit the street.
 
Mel
NE9A


Re: Elecraft-K4 posts

Dennis Moore
 

I created a K4 subfolder in my email program and set a rule so anything with K4 (or K-4) in the subject gets deposited directly into there.

73, Dennis NJ6G

On 5/20/2019 12:23, Mel Marcus wrote:

Jim

I suggested the K4 listing because of the deluge of anti-K4 rhetoric. I come to this group for information on how to better run my K3. I do not want to search through presumed failures of a device that has not hit the street.

Mel
NE9A


Re: Elecraft-K4 posts

Mel Marcus
 

Jim

I suggested the K4 listing because of the deluge of anti-K4 rhetoric. I come to this group for information on how to better run my K3. I do not want to search through presumed failures of a device that has not hit the street.

Mel
NE9A

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [Elecraft-K3] Elecraft-K4 posts
From: "James F. Boehner, MD via Groups.Io"
<jboehner01@...>
Date: Mon, May 20, 2019 12:00 pm
To: <Elecraft-K3@groups.io>

To all,
 
I am Listowner of the Elecraft-K3 list.
 
Someone has already created an Elecraft-K4 list, and it is active.
 
I have no objection to Elecraft-K4 discussions on this list, as they are providing some information as to whether one should upgrade from a K3 or K3S to a K4, and is valuable information.
 
At some point, we may decide to restrict discussions to the K3/K3s, but for now while the concept is new, feel free to post comparisons of the K4 to the current K3/K3s line._,
 
’73 de JIM N2ZZ
Elecraft-K3 Listowner
_._,_


Re: K3S parts

Ray Maxfield
 

We have 2 different Points. (1) Parts and (2) Service.
Without counting. I guess 95% of the parts are Off the Shelf. ray

-----Original Message-----
From: Ware Master
Sent: Monday, May 20, 2019 10:37 AM
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] K3S parts

As has be said previously. You can still buy K2 parts. If anything it would make more sense to drop the K2 and maintain the K3/K3S.
On May 20, 2019, at 1:32 PM, Dave Cole <dave@...> wrote:

I wonder about software development for the K3...

73s and thanks,
Dave (NK7Z)
https://www.nk7z.net
ARRL Technical Specialist
ARRL Volunteer Examiner
ARRL Asst. Director, NW Division, Technical Resource

On 5/20/19 10:23 AM, Stephen Bloom wrote:
Hi Dale:
I disagree with that. Given that the K4 won't be out until late in the year, they'll keep manufacturing K3S until they have enough stock for anyone who may want their radio today, but there would be no business case for continuing beyond that. The K4 will be at a better price point in it's various configurations than equivalent performance K3S's and in reality, the folks who don't need the absolutely top of the line selectivity/filtering and who can afford it will be buying K4s, and there will be a flood of K3 and K3S on the used market, which..we contest types are gonna swoop in on.
73
Steve KL7SB
-----Original Message-----
From: Elecraft-K3@groups.io [mailto:Elecraft-K3@groups.io] On Behalf Of dalej via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, May 19, 2019 5:37 AM
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] K3S parts
I don’t expect the K3 to be discontinued. Look back at all the other product Elecraft has produced over the years, even the K1 is still in production I believe. The K2 sure is. Why would they drop a top of the reciever list K3 for a SDR type rig that won’t be as good if you have a neighbor ham or operate a multi station.
Dale, k9vuj
On 19, May 2019, at 8:04, HB <hbjr@...> wrote:
Has anyone heard if the K3 line will continue on as the K2 has or will it be discontinued?
I still have lots of upgrades to do to my K3S as money allows. I’m wondering if I need to run up the credit card before pieces and parts are gone?
Hank
K4HYJ


Re: K3S parts

Ware Master
 

As has be said previously. You can still buy K2 parts. If anything it would make more sense to drop the K2 and maintain the K3/K3S.

On May 20, 2019, at 1:32 PM, Dave Cole <dave@...> wrote:

I wonder about software development for the K3...

73s and thanks,
Dave (NK7Z)
https://www.nk7z.net
ARRL Technical Specialist
ARRL Volunteer Examiner
ARRL Asst. Director, NW Division, Technical Resource

On 5/20/19 10:23 AM, Stephen Bloom wrote:
Hi Dale:
I disagree with that. Given that the K4 won't be out until late in the year, they'll keep manufacturing K3S until they have enough stock for anyone who may want their radio today, but there would be no business case for continuing beyond that. The K4 will be at a better price point in it's various configurations than equivalent performance K3S's and in reality, the folks who don't need the absolutely top of the line selectivity/filtering and who can afford it will be buying K4s, and there will be a flood of K3 and K3S on the used market, which..we contest types are gonna swoop in on.
73
Steve KL7SB
-----Original Message-----
From: Elecraft-K3@groups.io [mailto:Elecraft-K3@groups.io] On Behalf Of dalej via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, May 19, 2019 5:37 AM
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] K3S parts
I don’t expect the K3 to be discontinued. Look back at all the other product Elecraft has produced over the years, even the K1 is still in production I believe. The K2 sure is. Why would they drop a top of the reciever list K3 for a SDR type rig that won’t be as good if you have a neighbor ham or operate a multi station.
Dale, k9vuj
On 19, May 2019, at 8:04, HB <hbjr@...> wrote:
Has anyone heard if the K3 line will continue on as the K2 has or will it be discontinued?
I still have lots of upgrades to do to my K3S as money allows. I’m wondering if I need to run up the credit card before pieces and parts are gone?
Hank
K4HYJ


Re: K3S parts

Dave (NK7Z)
 

I wonder about software development for the K3...

73s and thanks,
Dave (NK7Z)
https://www.nk7z.net
ARRL Technical Specialist
ARRL Volunteer Examiner
ARRL Asst. Director, NW Division, Technical Resource

On 5/20/19 10:23 AM, Stephen Bloom wrote:
Hi Dale:
I disagree with that. Given that the K4 won't be out until late in the year, they'll keep manufacturing K3S until they have enough stock for anyone who may want their radio today, but there would be no business case for continuing beyond that. The K4 will be at a better price point in it's various configurations than equivalent performance K3S's and in reality, the folks who don't need the absolutely top of the line selectivity/filtering and who can afford it will be buying K4s, and there will be a flood of K3 and K3S on the used market, which..we contest types are gonna swoop in on.
73
Steve KL7SB
-----Original Message-----
From: Elecraft-K3@groups.io [mailto:Elecraft-K3@groups.io] On Behalf Of dalej via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, May 19, 2019 5:37 AM
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] K3S parts
I don’t expect the K3 to be discontinued. Look back at all the other product Elecraft has produced over the years, even the K1 is still in production I believe. The K2 sure is. Why would they drop a top of the reciever list K3 for a SDR type rig that won’t be as good if you have a neighbor ham or operate a multi station.
Dale, k9vuj
On 19, May 2019, at 8:04, HB <hbjr@...> wrote:
Has anyone heard if the K3 line will continue on as the K2 has or will it be discontinued?
I still have lots of upgrades to do to my K3S as money allows. I’m wondering if I need to run up the credit card before pieces and parts are gone?
Hank
K4HYJ


Re: K3S parts

Stephen Bloom
 

Hi Dale:

I disagree with that. Given that the K4 won't be out until late in the year, they'll keep manufacturing K3S until they have enough stock for anyone who may want their radio today, but there would be no business case for continuing beyond that. The K4 will be at a better price point in it's various configurations than equivalent performance K3S's and in reality, the folks who don't need the absolutely top of the line selectivity/filtering and who can afford it will be buying K4s, and there will be a flood of K3 and K3S on the used market, which..we contest types are gonna swoop in on.

73
Steve KL7SB

-----Original Message-----
From: Elecraft-K3@groups.io [mailto:Elecraft-K3@groups.io] On Behalf Of dalej via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, May 19, 2019 5:37 AM
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] K3S parts

I don’t expect the K3 to be discontinued. Look back at all the other product Elecraft has produced over the years, even the K1 is still in production I believe. The K2 sure is. Why would they drop a top of the reciever list K3 for a SDR type rig that won’t be as good if you have a neighbor ham or operate a multi station.

Dale, k9vuj




On 19, May 2019, at 8:04, HB <hbjr@...> wrote:

Has anyone heard if the K3 line will continue on as the K2 has or will it be discontinued?

I still have lots of upgrades to do to my K3S as money allows. I’m wondering if I need to run up the credit card before pieces and parts are gone?

Hank
K4HYJ


Re: K3S parts

Stephen Bloom
 

Eh .. It was a deluge for Eric and Wayne at Dayton. I imagine one of them will check in here after 36 hours of sleep!

73
Steve KL7SB

-----Original Message-----
From: Elecraft-K3@groups.io [mailto:Elecraft-K3@groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave Cole
Sent: Sunday, May 19, 2019 12:00 PM
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] K3S parts

So was I...

73s and thanks,
Dave (NK7Z)
https://www.nk7z.net
ARRL Technical Specialist
ARRL Volunteer Examiner
ARRL Asst. Director, NW Division, Technical Resource

On 5/19/19 8:12 AM, HB wrote:
My thoughts exactly. BUT, there are many factors to consider that we
may not know. There is a market obviously for both types of receivers
in the market.

I was hoping someone from Elecraft might chime in
here....Wayne.....Eric....Vic......

Hank
K4HYJ


Elecraft-K4 posts

James F. Boehner, MD
 

To all,

 

I am Listowner of the Elecraft-K3 list.

 

Someone has already created an Elecraft-K4 list, and it is active.

 

I have no objection to Elecraft-K4 discussions on this list, as they are providing some information as to whether one should upgrade from a K3 or K3S to a K4, and is valuable information.

 

At some point, we may decide to restrict discussions to the K3/K3s, but for now while the concept is new, feel free to post comparisons of the K4 to the current K3/K3s line._,

 

’73 de JIM N2ZZ
Elecraft-K3 Listowner

_._,_


Re: K4 and Reliability on previous products?

John Canfield <bucket@...>
 

I assembled my K3S, the instructions were excellent and I thought the build quality of the boards was excellent. I've had exactly one failure - the clamping zener diode across the power input shorted and tripped the fuse (I think it's automatically resettable but I forgot). Support told me power supply spikes can cause this failure (I think it was a 15V zener?) but fortunately when I bought the K3S I also bought the Powerwerx power supply from them so they covered the repair under warranty and sent me a new power supply.

John
WB5THT


For Sale P-3 Panadapter

 


Elecraft K4 NG7M YouTube Q&A Video with Eric Swartz WA6HHQ @ Hamvention 2019

Max NG7M
 

I cornered Eric Swartz WA6HHQ for a few minutes for a Q&A on the K4.  ~7 minutes on the video from Sunday morning @ Hamvention 2019.  His comments on full-duplex / SO2R in a box were interesting. It appears that full-duplex isn't out of the question for the K4.  Eric gives a quick overview of the three different version of the K4, K4 HD and the K4 HD with the Superhet module, plus touches on several other topics based on my random questions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RehH4xYt2Ls

Max NG7M


Re: K4 and Reliability on previous products?

Dick Diddams
 

I have had my K3 for almost 6-years and have had zero problems.  Total DX QSO's are 7,215 of which 6,976 were CW  Didn't keep track of USA contacts, which included numerous net operations. 

A K2 was purchased as a kit 15-years ago, and after having some original wiring issues (my fault) has worked flawlessly.  It is currently operated every few weeks for several hours; didn't keep records number of its QSOs. 

Before the K2 the rig was a Yaesu FT-1000D (now, 25 years old) - four times it has been repaired, the first time when it was 10-years old (2-times RF output issue & 2-times receiver problems.  The Yaesu was/is used primarily on 160-meters (dedicated station) with an amplifier...it is also operated a few hours every month or so.

Regards, 73 - W7QHE


For Sale P-3 Panadapter

 

Factory built P-3 Panadapter $450.00
If interested please contact me off list
Greg (K9ON) 
email: greg7412@...


Re: K3S parts

harry latterman <harrylatterman@...>
 

I don't expect the K3S will be discontinued nor the parts for the K3 or K3S for a long, long time, if ever. Parts might be a issue someday as mfg of them might decide to discontinue them from production. Elecraft will probably suck up a lot of them for the future when and if this happens. The chances of FPGA's and DSP chips will disappear much faster.  It will be a nightmare to all the SDR radios if and when that happens. Technologies in the field of FPGA's and DSP's are now moving faster then ever and chip mfg have only limited amount of wafer fab and it will be used for the latest and greatest parts at the time. That is my only concern about this new SDR technology.  Getting parts for them might be a nightmare some day.

Harry K7ZOV

On Sunday, May 19, 2019, 6:37:09 AM MST, dalej via Groups.Io <dalej2@...> wrote:


I don’t expect the K3 to be discontinued.  Look back at all the other product Elecraft has produced over the years, even the K1 is still in production I believe.  The K2 sure is.  Why would they drop a top of the reciever list K3 for a SDR type rig that won’t be as good if you have a neighbor ham or operate a multi station.

Dale, k9vuj




On 19, May 2019, at 8:04, HB <hbjr@...> wrote:

Has anyone heard if the K3 line will continue on as the K2 has or will it be discontinued?

I still have lots of upgrades to do to my K3S as money allows. I’m wondering if I need to run up the credit card before pieces and parts are gone?

Hank
K4HYJ







Wanted: K3 Factory built, 100-watt, Excellent condition.

Mark W2OR <reston2010mm-orders@...>
 

Wanted:  K3 Factory built, 100-watt, Excellent condition.  Please reply off line  My call sign (at) ARRL (dot) NET


Interview with Eric WA6HHQ about the K4 in the next episode of the Ham Radio Workbench podcast

George Zafiropoulos
 

We produce a ham radio podcast called the Ham Radio Workbench. The next episode with go live on Tuesday as usual.
The show will include an Interview with Eric WA6HHQ from Elecraft about the new K4 plus a bunch of other content.
You can listen to any of our 76 other episodes now and grab episode 77 with Eric's interview in a few days.
You can download the show to your iPhone / IOS device from iTunes or Android device from just about all podcast services.
www.hamradioworkbench.com
73
George KJ6VU

 
 


Re: K4 and Reliability on previous products?

Wes Stewart
 

My TS-870, both hands raised even after bouncing across the country several times in my RV and a number of FD operations with many relatively unskilled ops at the controls over a 13 year period.

My K3, sitting on left hand.  My K3S, sitting on right hand.

Wes  N7WS

On Sunday, May 19, 2019, 1:06:13 PM MST, Derek Bate <g4xeeg6lqg@...> wrote:


Over the years I have had radios from most major manufacturers and have had problems with all. I purchased the K3 second user about 4 years ago and have never had a problem with it.
It would only be fair to Elecraft to compare with other manufacturers on percentage terms of reliability which is very difficult to do. 
So those of us who have had no problems show your hands compared to what I think is a few concerns.
G4xee

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