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Re: Intermittent xmit pulse output, SOLVED (Kind of)

Bob Wilson, N6TV
 

If you are using a K3S or any FTDI-based USB-to-Serial adapter, please follow the important advice documented here to prevent the adapter from generating spurious signals on the DTR and RTS pins:

https://bit.ly/FTDItip  (redirects to Google Doc, which you may download as a PDF for Print).

The default Windows FTDI device options will cause the K3S to go into transmit mode briefly (usually three or four slow beeps) especially if CONFIG:RTS-DTR is set to anything other than OFF-OFF.

If it is already set to OFF-OFF and you are still getting intermittent transmissions, it sounds like something is generating software PTT.

I personally prefer hardware PTT via the RTS pins and disable all software PTT and all handshake signals on both DTR and RTS (K3 does not support any type of RS-232 handshaking).

73,
Bob, N6TV


On Mon, Nov 18, 2019 at 11:00 PM Bob McGraw - K4TAX <rmcgraw@...> wrote:

If you use a RS-232 to USB converter and it has Prolific chip set, that is most likely the problem.  Many have counterfeit devices and Windows drivers do not work reliably.  

The RS-232 to USB converter with the FDTI chipset is 100% reliable and the Windows drivers are correct.    The others are less expensive and are basically junk.   Has nothing to do with Windows 10.

The best and most reliable and highly supported device here in the USA is the USB-RTS03 from R T Systems.  

73

Bob, K4TAX

On 11/18/2019 9:29 PM, John H. Long Jr. wrote:
Tried all the USB suggestions without any suggestions..
 
Soooo.....
  Someone mentioned they used native RS-232 (Like in the good old days).
 
My computer is old enough that it has a hardware RS-232 port on the bac.
 
Connected a through RS-232 com cable from the RS-232 port to the K3 and everything seems to be working fine now.
Something to do with Windows 10 and USB or the USB/Com converter cable.
 
 
 
THANKS everyone for their input and assistance.
 
 
 
 
 
John H. Long Jr.
KW7A
1370 N 150 E
Nephi, UT 84648
USA
 
(435) 888-LONG
 
 
--------- Original Message ---------
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] Intermittent xmit pulse output
From: 'John H. Long Jr.' <john@...>
Date: 11/18/19 8:10 pm
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io

Where / how do I do that?
 
 
John H. Long Jr.
KW7A
1370 N 150 E
Nephi, UT 84648
USA
 
(435) 888-LONG
 
 
--------- Original Message ---------
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] Intermittent xmit pulse output
From: 'Ed Pflueger' <ab4iq@...>
Date: 11/18/19 1:49 pm
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io

Need to turn the USB sleep or power mode to OFF in Windows.

Ed.. AB4IQ

-----Original Message-----
From: Elecraft-K3@groups.io [mailto:Elecraft-K3@groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike Flowers
Sent: Monday, November 18, 2019 2:26 PM
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] Intermittent xmit pulse output

So, I wonder if the Windows USB port 'Power Management' is in play here?

Wake ... sleep ... wake ... sleep ...

- 73 and good DX de Mike, K6MKF, NCDXC Secretary

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Elecraft-K3@groups.io <Elecraft-K3@groups.io> On Behalf Of Bob
> McGraw - K4TAX
> Sent: Monday, November 18, 2019 12:01
> To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
> Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] Intermittent xmit pulse output
>
> USB at the radio, one cable to a USB port on the computer. Not using any RS-
> 232 converter. The radio control {CAT} along with audio is all on the same cable.
>
> 73
>
> Bob, K4TAX
>
>
> On 11/18/2019 1:52 PM, Mike Flowers wrote:
> > How is CAT control achieved here ... RS232 or USB/RS232?
> >
> > Sounds to me as if the PC is 'poling' the COM port for some reason.
> >
> > - 73 and good DX de Mike, K6MKF, NCDXC Secretary
> >
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: Elecraft-K3@groups.io <Elecraft-K3@groups.io> On Behalf Of Ed
> >> Pflueger
> >> Sent: Monday, November 18, 2019 11:50
> >> To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
> >> Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] Intermittent xmit pulse output
> >>
> >> That's the way mine is Bob. No Issues
> >>
> >> Ed.. AB4IQ
> >>
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: Elecraft-K3@groups.io [mailto:Elecraft-K3@groups.io] On
> >> Behalf Of Bob McGraw - K4TAX
> >> Sent: Monday, November 18, 2019 11:46 AM
> >> To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
> >> Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] Intermitent xmit pulse output
> >>
> >> I find this method does work and does not give a brief PTT command
> >> on initialization of the application. See comments and suggestions from VE3KI.
> >>
> >> With WSJT-X I have the following values:
> >>
> >> PTT Method = CAT
> >>
> >> Data Bits = 8
> >>
> >> Stop Bits = 1
> >>
> >> Handshake = None
> >>
> >> Mode = Data/Pkt
> >>
> >> Split Operation = Rig
> >>
> >> 73
> >>
> >> Bob, K4TAX
> >>
> >> On 11/18/2019 9:57 AM, ve3ki wrote:
> >>> Here is a suggestion for an alternative configuration: Set the
> >>> K3's CONFIG:PTT-KEY to OFF-OFF. In each of your radio
> >>> control/logging programs, disable the PTT via RTS and instead
> >>> configure the software to do PTT via CAT (radio command). In
> >>> N1MM+, set RTS to Always Off and check the check box for "PTT via Radio Command Digital Mode"
> >>> (and other modes if you use PTT in them). In WSJT-X, select CAT as
> >>> the PTT method.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
>
>








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Re: LoTW change?

Bob McGraw - K4TAX
 

I uploaded my most recent QSO's to LOTW this morning.  No issue observed.   I do automatically upload from my QRZ.COM log to LOTW. 

73

Bob, K4TAX

On 11/21/2019 8:06 AM, darryl@... wrote:
For the past two days I have been unable to sync my LoTW QSOs. The error dialog box says "LoTW responded, but not with QSO data; verify that your LoTW Web Account username and password are correctly specified on the QSL Configuration window's LoTW tab." I have, of course checked they are correct. I have not changed them in any way for years. Anyone else having the same issue? What should I try next? Thanks.


Re: Calibration of the KTCX03-1 High Stability Reference Oscillator

Bob McGraw - K4TAX
 

The REF CAL is  49.380.010 and thus I did not say it was the TXCO frequency.

Procedurally, I selected CW mode, set CWT on,  used FREQ ENT to set 5.0 MHz and then pressed return/AFX to have the radio go to this frequency.  Then press and released SPOT.  The radio then moved frequency such that the WWV carrier beat was equal to the sidetone frequency.    The display on the radio changed accordingly and is the frequency which was tuned to in order to attain the correct  beat.  The frequency displayed was the difference between WWV and the radio.  I did not state there was no TXCO drift.

Hope this explains the method and results.   The nice thing about the method, there is no manual zero beating, manual tuning or listening for a zero beat.   The radio does all of this.

If there is greater than 2 Hz after 1 hr warm-up, I will then adjust the REF CAL a few Hz.  to correct the error and then perform the procedure again.   I also find it beneficial to then tune 10 to 50 Hz above and below WWV and press SPOT to allow the radio to resolve the beat between the WWV carrier and the CW sidetone frequency.  Doing this several times will get the accuracy to the highest degree.   Using the same method, I also check other WWV frequencies as propagation permits.   I usually find the errors to be +/- 1 Hz or so.


73

Bob, K4TAX

On 11/21/2019 7:46 AM, Michael Harris via Groups.Io wrote:
Startling.

A couple of questions if I may.

By what method did you arrive at the 49.380.010 TXCO frequency? Given that there wasn't any change over time I assume it was by one of the calibration methods in the K3 handbook and a fixed number.

When you tuned to WWV how did you determine the K3 "dial" error.

You are saying that your TXCO has essentially zero drift from switch on to 60 minutes. The stability spec for the TXCO would not support this.

Regards,

Mike VP8NO

On 20/11/2019 21:59, Bob McGraw - K4TAX wrote:
Started with a cold start at FP 22ºC the REF CAL was 49.380.010. Verified against 5.0 MHz WWV the radio shows 4.999.998.

At 30 minutes, the FP was 29ºC, the REF CAL was  49.380.010. Verified against 5.0 MHz WWV the radio shows 4.999.999

At 60 minutes, the FP was 32ºC, the REF CAL was 49.380.010. Verified against 5.0 MHz WWV the radio shows 5.000.000

At 62 minutes, the FP was 32ºC, the REF CAL was 49.380.010. Verification against 10.0 MHz WWV the radio shows 10.000.001

That's good enough for me.

73

Bob, K4TAX


LoTW change?

darryl@...
 

For the past two days I have been unable to sync my LoTW QSOs. The error dialog box says "LoTW responded, but not with QSO data; verify that your LoTW Web Account username and password are correctly specified on the QSL Configuration window's LoTW tab." I have, of course checked they are correct. I have not changed them in any way for years. Anyone else having the same issue? What should I try next? Thanks.


Re: Calibration of the KTCX03-1 High Stability Reference Oscillator

Michael Harris <mike.harris@...>
 

Startling.

A couple of questions if I may.

By what method did you arrive at the 49.380.010 TXCO frequency? Given that there wasn't any change over time I assume it was by one of the calibration methods in the K3 handbook and a fixed number.

When you tuned to WWV how did you determine the K3 "dial" error.

You are saying that your TXCO has essentially zero drift from switch on to 60 minutes. The stability spec for the TXCO would not support this.

Regards,

Mike VP8NO

On 20/11/2019 21:59, Bob McGraw - K4TAX wrote:
Started with a cold start at FP 22ºC the REF CAL was 49.380.010. Verified against 5.0 MHz WWV the radio shows 4.999.998.
At 30 minutes, the FP was 29ºC, the REF CAL was  49.380.010. Verified against 5.0 MHz WWV the radio shows 4.999.999
At 60 minutes, the FP was 32ºC, the REF CAL was 49.380.010. Verified against 5.0 MHz WWV the radio shows 5.000.000
At 62 minutes, the FP was 32ºC, the REF CAL was 49.380.010. Verification against 10.0 MHz WWV the radio shows 10.000.001
That's good enough for me.
73
Bob, K4TAX


Re: Calibration of the KTCX03-1 High Stability Reference Oscillator

Michael Harris <mike.harris@...>
 

Sure is a lot of drift. Makes me think the numbers were recorded incorrectly.

I use a Leo Bodnar GPS reference 10MHz into the K3EXREF module. The resulting reading whilst in Config - REF CAL is the measured TXCO frequency and you can see it change during warm up.

My K3 TXCO drifts on average +27Hz in the first 10 minutes from a cold start, +46Hz in the first 60 minutes. Total drift after 360 minutes was +58Hz. With the K3EXREF module installed the actual TXCO drift is of no consequence because the actual measured frequency is used as the ref for the synth setting rather than a compromise fixed setting derived from either of the handbook cal methods.

Clearly not all TXCO will drift the same but based upon my unit any time between 30 and 60 minutes will give a good compromise for a fixed REF CAL setting. Useful to watch the front panel temperature rise slow down as this is a good guide to warm up.

If anyone wants a copy of my excel spreadsheet complete with graphs email me.

Regards,

Mike VP8NO

On 20/11/2019 17:19, Wes Stewart via Groups.Io wrote:
That is the method I now use.  I have a Bodnar GPSDO reference into a BG7TBL FA-2 counter.  I've just waited 30 minutes or so before adjusting the REF CAL to this reading.  Based on your info, I'm going to do some plotting of warmup time.  That seems like a lot of drift.
Wes  N7WS
On Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 11:21:41 AM MST, hb9dds@... <hb9dds@...> wrote:
I just installed the KTCX03-1 High Stability Reference Oscillator.
My calibration method ist this:
Method 1 (Frequency Counter):
-
Locate the CONFIG:REF CAL menu entry.
-
Connect a frequency counter with +/-1 Hz or better accuracy to J1 on the reference oscillator module. Measure the exact frequency in Hz.
Using VFO A, set the REF CAL parameter to match this frequency. Then exit the menu.
I'm measure a range of 49.373770 - 49379840 in 1 hour.
What is now the "right" frequency I define in the config menu???
Daniel, HB9DDS


Re: Calibration of the KTCX03-1 High Stability Reference Oscillator

Wes Stewart
 

I ran a quick warmup test on my K3S with the High Stability Reference.  I'm not going to provide the data at the moment until I'm more comfortable with it, but it looks like after a quick overshoot there is a slow decrease in frequency totaling about 20 Hz over a 30 minutes period.

Wes  N7WS


On Wed, Nov 20, 2019 at 03:13 PM, Bob McGraw - K4TAX wrote:
If I did the math correct, that's 6.070kHz.  Yep, that's  LOT! 

Bob, K4TAX
 
 

On Nov 20, 2019, at 2:19 PM, Wes Stewart via Groups.Io <n7ws@...> wrote:

 
That is the method I now use.  I have a Bodnar GPSDO reference into a BG7TBL FA-2 counter.  I've just waited 30 minutes or so before adjusting the REF CAL to this reading.  Based on your info, I'm going to do some plotting of warmup time.  That seems like a lot of drift.
 
Wes  N7WS
 
On Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 11:21:41 AM MST, hb9dds@... <hb9dds@...> wrote:
 
 
I just installed the KTCX03-1 High Stability Reference Oscillator.

My calibration method ist this:

Method 1 (Frequency Counter): 


  • Locate the CONFIG:REF CAL menu entry.

  • Connect a frequency counter with +/-1 Hz or better accuracy to J1 on the reference oscillator module. Measure the exact frequency in Hz.

Using VFO A, set the REF CAL parameter to match this frequency. Then exit the menu. 

I'm measure a range of 49.373770 - 49379840 in 1 hour.

What is now the "right" frequency I define in the config menu???

Daniel, HB9DDS




Re: Calibration of the KTCX03-1 High Stability Reference Oscillator

Bob McGraw - K4TAX
 

Started with a cold start at FP 22ºC the REF CAL was 49.380.010.  Verified against 5.0 MHz WWV the radio shows 4.999.998.   

At 30 minutes, the FP was 29ºC, the REF CAL was  49.380.010.  Verified against 5.0 MHz WWV the radio shows 4.999.999

At 60 minutes, the FP was 32ºC, the REF CAL was 49.380.010.  Verified against 5.0 MHz WWV the radio shows 5.000.000

At 62 minutes, the FP was 32ºC, the REF CAL was 49.380.010. Verification against 10.0 MHz WWV the radio shows 10.000.001

That's good enough for me. 

73

Bob, K4TAX


On 11/20/2019 5:13 PM, Bob McGraw - K4TAX wrote:
If I did the math correct, that's 6.070kHz.  Yep, that's  LOT! 

Bob, K4TAX



On Nov 20, 2019, at 2:19 PM, Wes Stewart via Groups.Io <n7ws@...> wrote:

That is the method I now use.  I have a Bodnar GPSDO reference into a BG7TBL FA-2 counter.  I've just waited 30 minutes or so before adjusting the REF CAL to this reading.  Based on your info, I'm going to do some plotting of warmup time.  That seems like a lot of drift.

Wes  N7WS

On Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 11:21:41 AM MST, hb9dds@... <hb9dds@...> wrote:


I just installed the KTCX03-1 High Stability Reference Oscillator.

My calibration method ist this:

Method 1 (Frequency Counter): 


  • Locate the CONFIG:REF CAL menu entry.

  • Connect a frequency counter with +/-1 Hz or better accuracy to J1 on the reference oscillator module. Measure the exact frequency in Hz.

Using VFO A, set the REF CAL parameter to match this frequency. Then exit the menu. 

I'm measure a range of 49.373770 - 49379840 in 1 hour.

What is now the "right" frequency I define in the config menu???

Daniel, HB9DDS




Re: Calibration of the KTCX03-1 High Stability Reference Oscillator

Wes Stewart
 

On Wed, Nov 20, 2019 at 03:13 PM, Bob McGraw - K4TAX wrote:
If I did the math correct, that's 6.070kHz.  Yep, that's  LOT! 

Bob, K4TAX
 
 

On Nov 20, 2019, at 2:19 PM, Wes Stewart via Groups.Io <n7ws@...> wrote:

 
That is the method I now use.  I have a Bodnar GPSDO reference into a BG7TBL FA-2 counter.  I've just waited 30 minutes or so before adjusting the REF CAL to this reading.  Based on your info, I'm going to do some plotting of warmup time.  That seems like a lot of drift.
 
Wes  N7WS
 
On Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 11:21:41 AM MST, hb9dds@... <hb9dds@...> wrote:
 
 
I just installed the KTCX03-1 High Stability Reference Oscillator.

My calibration method ist this:

Method 1 (Frequency Counter): 


  • Locate the CONFIG:REF CAL menu entry.

  • Connect a frequency counter with +/-1 Hz or better accuracy to J1 on the reference oscillator module. Measure the exact frequency in Hz.

Using VFO A, set the REF CAL parameter to match this frequency. Then exit the menu. 

I'm measure a range of 49.373770 - 49379840 in 1 hour.

What is now the "right" frequency I define in the config menu???

Daniel, HB9DDS




Re: Calibration of the KTCX03-1 High Stability Reference Oscillator

Bob McGraw - K4TAX
 

If I did the math correct, that's 6.070kHz.  Yep, that's  LOT! 

Bob, K4TAX



On Nov 20, 2019, at 2:19 PM, Wes Stewart via Groups.Io <n7ws@...> wrote:

That is the method I now use.  I have a Bodnar GPSDO reference into a BG7TBL FA-2 counter.  I've just waited 30 minutes or so before adjusting the REF CAL to this reading.  Based on your info, I'm going to do some plotting of warmup time.  That seems like a lot of drift.

Wes  N7WS

On Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 11:21:41 AM MST, hb9dds@... <hb9dds@...> wrote:


I just installed the KTCX03-1 High Stability Reference Oscillator.

My calibration method ist this:

Method 1 (Frequency Counter): 


  • Locate the CONFIG:REF CAL menu entry.

  • Connect a frequency counter with +/-1 Hz or better accuracy to J1 on the reference oscillator module. Measure the exact frequency in Hz.

Using VFO A, set the REF CAL parameter to match this frequency. Then exit the menu. 

I'm measure a range of 49.373770 - 49379840 in 1 hour.

What is now the "right" frequency I define in the config menu???

Daniel, HB9DDS




Re: Calibration of the KTCX03-1 High Stability Reference Oscillator

Wes Stewart
 

That is the method I now use.  I have a Bodnar GPSDO reference into a BG7TBL FA-2 counter.  I've just waited 30 minutes or so before adjusting the REF CAL to this reading.  Based on your info, I'm going to do some plotting of warmup time.  That seems like a lot of drift.

Wes  N7WS

On Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 11:21:41 AM MST, hb9dds@... <hb9dds@...> wrote:


I just installed the KTCX03-1 High Stability Reference Oscillator.

My calibration method ist this:

Method 1 (Frequency Counter): 


  • Locate the CONFIG:REF CAL menu entry.

  • Connect a frequency counter with +/-1 Hz or better accuracy to J1 on the reference oscillator module. Measure the exact frequency in Hz.

Using VFO A, set the REF CAL parameter to match this frequency. Then exit the menu. 

I'm measure a range of 49.373770 - 49379840 in 1 hour.

What is now the "right" frequency I define in the config menu???

Daniel, HB9DDS




Re: Calibration of the KTCX03-1 High Stability Reference Oscillator

HB9DDS
 

Hello Bob

I know this method # 2. But at the time, there is NO ANT and therefore NO WWV. So I decided th calibrate with the first method.

Daniel
HB9DDS


Re: Calibration of the KTCX03-1 High Stability Reference Oscillator

Bob McGraw - K4TAX
 

I use CW mode with CWT on.  Tune in WWV, press and release SPOT.   The difference between the displayed frequency and the WWV frequency is the error.  Adjust the Ref Cal value up or down to correct the difference.  Do this procedure 2 or 3 times to attain the best accuracy.  Also check other WWV frequencies.   

The radio will automatically tune the BFO beat to the side tone 


Bob, K4TAX



On Nov 20, 2019, at 12:21 PM, hb9dds@... wrote:

I just installed the KTCX03-1 High Stability Reference Oscillator.

My calibration method ist this:

Method 1 (Frequency Counter): 


  • Locate the CONFIG:REF CAL menu entry.

  • Connect a frequency counter with +/-1 Hz or better accuracy to J1 on the reference oscillator module. Measure the exact frequency in Hz.

Using VFO A, set the REF CAL parameter to match this frequency. Then exit the menu. 

I'm measure a range of 49.373770 - 49379840 in 1 hour.

What is now the "right" frequency I define in the config menu???

Daniel, HB9DDS




Calibration of the KTCX03-1 High Stability Reference Oscillator

HB9DDS
 

I just installed the KTCX03-1 High Stability Reference Oscillator.

My calibration method ist this:

Method 1 (Frequency Counter): 


  • Locate the CONFIG:REF CAL menu entry.

  • Connect a frequency counter with +/-1 Hz or better accuracy to J1 on the reference oscillator module. Measure the exact frequency in Hz.

Using VFO A, set the REF CAL parameter to match this frequency. Then exit the menu. 

I'm measure a range of 49.373770 - 49379840 in 1 hour.

What is now the "right" frequency I define in the config menu???

Daniel, HB9DDS




Re: Error Code

Bob McGraw - K4TAX
 

ERR BP2 = No response from KBPF3A option shift registers.  Solution = De-install KBVP3A on RF Board

From the Error Message List, page 74 of the manual.

73

Bob, K4TAX

On 11/20/2019 9:54 AM, Mel Marcus wrote:
when i turn on k3 i get err bp2.  is there a list of error codes.  what does it mean and how can I clear error

Mel
NE9A
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] Intermitent xmit pulse output
From: "Bill Mader" <billamader@...>
Date: Tue, November 19, 2019 4:34 pm
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io

Regarding logging programs, I have frequently seen the rate meter on N1MM+ rise above 200 QSO's/hour.  Try doing that with paper and pen and still avoid duplicates!

Daily loggers like DXLab Suite make tracking awards simple.  Additionally, the many features make it very powerful and useful.

Unless you're operating FD and saying "Please Copy", the time has passed for paper and pen to have any value except as a back-up for a Windows-caused re-boot.  Like the radios tied to the loggers, users need to RTFM and practice.  I would be without an electronic logger as much as I would give up my solder station--not in this lifetime!

73, Bill Mader, K8TE
W6H NM Coordinator, Route 66 On-the-Air 4-13 Sep 2020
ARRL New Mexico Section Manager
ARRL - The national association for Amateur Radio
Duke City Hamfest BoD Vice-Chairman www.dukecityhamfest.org 18-20 Sep 2020
Secretary and Past President, Albuquerque DX Association 


--
73, Bill Mader, K8TE
K-Line, KX3, KX1, K2
W6H NM Coordinator, Route 66 On-the-Air 4-13 Sep 2020
ARRL New Mexico Section Manager
ARRL - The national association for Amateur Radio
Duke City Hamfest BoD Vice-Chairman www.dukecityhamfest.org 18-20 Sep 2020
Secretary and Past President, Albuquerque DX Association 


Re: Intermitent xmit pulse output

Michael Kopec
 

Dear Bull K8TE; A little hard to use N1MM logger while operating cw mobile, but am open to suggestion by the best, HI de Mike K8NS

On Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 5:35:00 PM EST, Bill Mader <billamader@...> wrote:


Regarding logging programs, I have frequently seen the rate meter on N1MM+ rise above 200 QSO's/hour.  Try doing that with paper and pen and still avoid duplicates!

Daily loggers like DXLab Suite make tracking awards simple.  Additionally, the many features make it very powerful and useful.

Unless you're operating FD and saying "Please Copy", the time has passed for paper and pen to have any value except as a back-up for a Windows-caused re-boot.  Like the radios tied to the loggers, users need to RTFM and practice.  I would be without an electronic logger as much as I would give up my solder station--not in this lifetime!

73, Bill Mader, K8TE
W6H NM Coordinator, Route 66 On-the-Air 4-13 Sep 2020
ARRL New Mexico Section Manager
ARRL - The national association for Amateur Radio
Duke City Hamfest BoD Vice-Chairman www.dukecityhamfest.org 18-20 Sep 2020
Secretary and Past President, Albuquerque DX Association 


--
73, Bill Mader, K8TE
K-Line, KX3, KX1, K2
W6H NM Coordinator, Route 66 On-the-Air 4-13 Sep 2020
ARRL New Mexico Section Manager
ARRL - The national association for Amateur Radio
Duke City Hamfest BoD Vice-Chairman www.dukecityhamfest.org 18-20 Sep 2020
Secretary and Past President, Albuquerque DX Association 


Re: Error Code

Doug, VE3MV
 

GM Mell:

There is a list of the Error Codes in the K3 Owner’s manual (page 68 in the Rev D8 dated 12 Apr/10 - the most recent that I have printed).  It indicates that ERR BP2  Problem is “No response from KBPF3 option shift registers) and the Troubleshooting steps are “De-Install KBPF3 on RF board and an * indicates to See the module de-installation instructions on the previous page.

Hope that helps

73,  Doug  VE3MV 

On 2019-Nov-20, at 10:54 AM, Mel Marcus <melm@...> wrote:

when i turn on k3 i get err bp2.  is there a list of error codes.  what does it mean and how can I clear error

Mel
NE9A
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] Intermitent xmit pulse output
From: "Bill Mader" <billamader@...>
Date: Tue, November 19, 2019 4:34 pm
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io

Regarding logging programs, I have frequently seen the rate meter on N1MM+ rise above 200 QSO's/hour.  Try doing that with paper and pen and still avoid duplicates!

Daily loggers like DXLab Suite make tracking awards simple.  Additionally, the many features make it very powerful and useful.

Unless you're operating FD and saying "Please Copy", the time has passed for paper and pen to have any value except as a back-up for a Windows-caused re-boot.  Like the radios tied to the loggers, users need to RTFM and practice.  I would be without an electronic logger as much as I would give up my solder station--not in this lifetime!

73, Bill Mader, K8TE
W6H NM Coordinator, Route 66 On-the-Air 4-13 Sep 2020
ARRL New Mexico Section Manager
ARRL - The national association for Amateur Radio
Duke City Hamfest BoD Vice-Chairman www.dukecityhamfest.org 18-20 Sep 2020
Secretary and Past President, Albuquerque DX Association 


--
73, Bill Mader, K8TE
K-Line, KX3, KX1, K2
W6H NM Coordinator, Route 66 On-the-Air 4-13 Sep 2020
ARRL New Mexico Section Manager
ARRL - The national association for Amateur Radio
Duke City Hamfest BoD Vice-Chairman www.dukecityhamfest.org 18-20 Sep 2020
Secretary and Past President, Albuquerque DX Association 



Re: Error Code

Rick NK7I
 

Page 68 of the K3 manual:

No response from the BPF3 option shift registers

*De-INSTALL the KBPF3 on the RF board

* See the instructions on the previous page.


Rick NK7I

On 11/20/2019 7:54 AM, Mel Marcus wrote:
when i turn on k3 i get err bp2.  is there a list of error codes.  what does it mean and how can I clear error

Mel
NE9A


Error Code

Mel Marcus
 

when i turn on k3 i get err bp2.  is there a list of error codes.  what does it mean and how can I clear error

Mel
NE9A

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] Intermitent xmit pulse output
From: "Bill Mader" <billamader@...>
Date: Tue, November 19, 2019 4:34 pm
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io

Regarding logging programs, I have frequently seen the rate meter on N1MM+ rise above 200 QSO's/hour.  Try doing that with paper and pen and still avoid duplicates!

Daily loggers like DXLab Suite make tracking awards simple.  Additionally, the many features make it very powerful and useful.

Unless you're operating FD and saying "Please Copy", the time has passed for paper and pen to have any value except as a back-up for a Windows-caused re-boot.  Like the radios tied to the loggers, users need to RTFM and practice.  I would be without an electronic logger as much as I would give up my solder station--not in this lifetime!

73, Bill Mader, K8TE
W6H NM Coordinator, Route 66 On-the-Air 4-13 Sep 2020
ARRL New Mexico Section Manager
ARRL - The national association for Amateur Radio
Duke City Hamfest BoD Vice-Chairman www.dukecityhamfest.org 18-20 Sep 2020
Secretary and Past President, Albuquerque DX Association 


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73, Bill Mader, K8TE
K-Line, KX3, KX1, K2
W6H NM Coordinator, Route 66 On-the-Air 4-13 Sep 2020
ARRL New Mexico Section Manager
ARRL - The national association for Amateur Radio
Duke City Hamfest BoD Vice-Chairman www.dukecityhamfest.org 18-20 Sep 2020
Secretary and Past President, Albuquerque DX Association