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Re: KPA500 replacement fan supplier in UK ?

Henk Remijn PA5KT
 


internal tuners sold out

Chuck Miller
 
Edited

Checked with Elecraft to see about ordering an internal tuner for my old K3. Sorry all gone. Guess I waited a little too long.
Chuck, N0NC


Re: K3 Returns to Data mode

Mike Flowers
 

Hi Jerry,

Glad that it helped. 

-- 73 de Mike Flowers, K6MKF, NCDXC - "It's about DX!"

On Jan 10, 2020, at 9:59 AM, Jerry <W1IE@...> wrote:



Mike,

 

There is CAT software  and it is using DTR and RTS on a COMM PORT.  Just changed it and that appears to solve the problem. Thank you very much

 

From: Elecraft-K3@groups.io <Elecraft-K3@groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike Flowers
Sent: Friday, January 10, 2020 12:17 PM
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] K3 Returns to Data mode

 

Is there any CAT control software involved?   If so, it may be enforcing a Mode change.

 

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

 

From: Elecraft-K3@groups.io <Elecraft-K3@groups.io> On Behalf Of Jerry
Sent: Friday, January 10, 2020 09:05
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: [Elecraft-K3] K3 Returns to Data mode

 

GM All,

 

I am using this K3, #1558 updated to today’s standards, to transmit digital messages to and from MARS networks. The modem is a MS_DMT software modem which produces the M110A waveform. The interface between the computer and the K3 is the K103B.

 

This is my concern. We always use the USB mode in MARS for both voice and digital traffic. When the message starts the transmission, the K3 changes from USB to DATA modes and stays in the DATA mode until I manually change the mode back to USB. It appears the receiving station of my signal can copy and decode my transmission while I am in the DATA mode , but I cannot decode their transmission unless I quickly can put the radio back into the USB Mode.  I am fairly convinced that I have some wrong setting(s), but I am not sure where to find them.

 

Would anybody be able to assist me in resolving this problem?

 

 

Best regards,

 

Jerry, W1IE

 


Re: K3 Returns to Data mode

Jerry
 

Mike,

 

There is CAT software  and it is using DTR and RTS on a COMM PORT.  Just changed it and that appears to solve the problem. Thank you very much

 

From: Elecraft-K3@groups.io <Elecraft-K3@groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike Flowers
Sent: Friday, January 10, 2020 12:17 PM
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] K3 Returns to Data mode

 

Is there any CAT control software involved?   If so, it may be enforcing a Mode change.

 

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

 

From: Elecraft-K3@groups.io <Elecraft-K3@groups.io> On Behalf Of Jerry
Sent: Friday, January 10, 2020 09:05
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: [Elecraft-K3] K3 Returns to Data mode

 

GM All,

 

I am using this K3, #1558 updated to today’s standards, to transmit digital messages to and from MARS networks. The modem is a MS_DMT software modem which produces the M110A waveform. The interface between the computer and the K3 is the K103B.

 

This is my concern. We always use the USB mode in MARS for both voice and digital traffic. When the message starts the transmission, the K3 changes from USB to DATA modes and stays in the DATA mode until I manually change the mode back to USB. It appears the receiving station of my signal can copy and decode my transmission while I am in the DATA mode , but I cannot decode their transmission unless I quickly can put the radio back into the USB Mode.  I am fairly convinced that I have some wrong setting(s), but I am not sure where to find them.

 

Would anybody be able to assist me in resolving this problem?

 

 

Best regards,

 

Jerry, W1IE

 


Re: K3 Returns to Data mode

Mike Flowers
 

Is there any CAT control software involved?   If so, it may be enforcing a Mode change.

 

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

 

From: Elecraft-K3@groups.io <Elecraft-K3@groups.io> On Behalf Of Jerry
Sent: Friday, January 10, 2020 09:05
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: [Elecraft-K3] K3 Returns to Data mode

 

GM All,

 

I am using this K3, #1558 updated to today’s standards, to transmit digital messages to and from MARS networks. The modem is a MS_DMT software modem which produces the M110A waveform. The interface between the computer and the K3 is the K103B.

 

This is my concern. We always use the USB mode in MARS for both voice and digital traffic. When the message starts the transmission, the K3 changes from USB to DATA modes and stays in the DATA mode until I manually change the mode back to USB. It appears the receiving station of my signal can copy and decode my transmission while I am in the DATA mode , but I cannot decode their transmission unless I quickly can put the radio back into the USB Mode.  I am fairly convinced that I have some wrong setting(s), but I am not sure where to find them.

 

Would anybody be able to assist me in resolving this problem?

 

 

Best regards,

 

Jerry, W1IE

 


K3 Returns to Data mode

Jerry
 

GM All,

 

I am using this K3, #1558 updated to today’s standards, to transmit digital messages to and from MARS networks. The modem is a MS_DMT software modem which produces the M110A waveform. The interface between the computer and the K3 is the K103B.

 

This is my concern. We always use the USB mode in MARS for both voice and digital traffic. When the message starts the transmission, the K3 changes from USB to DATA modes and stays in the DATA mode until I manually change the mode back to USB. It appears the receiving station of my signal can copy and decode my transmission while I am in the DATA mode , but I cannot decode their transmission unless I quickly can put the radio back into the USB Mode.  I am fairly convinced that I have some wrong setting(s), but I am not sure where to find them.

 

Would anybody be able to assist me in resolving this problem?

 

 

Best regards,

 

Jerry, W1IE

 


Re: P3 for sale

Pierre Loranger <va2cz@...>
 

Thank you everyone for your offer. I found what I needed.

73 Pierre, VA2CZ


Re: P3 for sale

Pierre Loranger <va2cz@...>
 

Still avais le? I'm interested.

73 Pierre VA2CZ 


Re: P3 for sale

Pierre Loranger <va2cz@...>
 

Hi !

Still available?

73 Pierre, VA2CZ


WANTED : P3 with SVGA option

Pierre Loranger <va2cz@...>
 

I'm looking for an Elecraft P3 Panadapter with the SVGA and DCHF-2000 option if possible.

You can contact me via email : va2cz@...

73 Pierre, VA2CZ

N.B. : The P3 will be shipped in Vermont, where I will pick it up there. I'm living in the south part of Quebec. 


Re: K3 Not Returning To Last Freq On Band Change

ve3ki
 

It was caused by the logging software (N1MM+) - a bug in the way the program's band change buttons work in digital modes vs. the way they work in CW/SSB/RTTY.

73,
Rich VE3KI


On Mon, Jan 6, 2020 at 01:45 PM, Bob McGraw - K4TAX wrote:

Did anyone ever determine why this was taking place and what was done to remedy the issue?   I don't recall seeing anything posted.

73

Bob, K4TAX

On 1/4/2020 6:55 AM, Bud Governale wrote:
My K3 returns to the bottom of each band when changing bands.
It always returned to the frequency it was on when changing bands.
I want it to come cack to the last frequency it was on when changing bands.

What did I do to cause this?

73,

Bud W3LL
W3LL@...


Re: K3 Not Returning To Last Freq On Band Change

Bob McGraw - K4TAX
 

Did anyone ever determine why this was taking place and what was done to remedy the issue?   I don't recall seeing anything posted.

73

Bob, K4TAX

On 1/4/2020 6:55 AM, Bud Governale wrote:
My K3 returns to the bottom of each band when changing bands.
It always returned to the frequency it was on when changing bands.
I want it to come cack to the last frequency it was on when changing bands.

What did I do to cause this?

73,

Bud W3LL
W3LL@...


Re: K3 Not Returning To Last Freq On Band Change

ve3ki
 

Is your radio being controlled by a logging or radio control program? If so, that program may be overriding the normal behaviour when you change bands.

73,
Rich VE3KI


On Sat, Jan 4, 2020 at 07:55 AM, Bud Governale wrote:
My K3 returns to the bottom of each band when changing bands.
It always returned to the frequency it was on when changing bands.
I want it to come cack to the last frequency it was on when changing bands.

What did I do to cause this?

73,

Bud W3LL
W3LL@...


Re: K3 Not Returning To Last Freq On Band Change

Ware Master
 

Is the time accurate on the radio when it powers up? There is a CR 2032 button cell battery in the rig. It may be weak or dead. 

On Jan 4, 2020 7:55 AM, Bud Governale <w3ll@...> wrote:
My K3 returns to the bottom of each band when changing bands.
It always returned to the frequency it was on when changing bands.
I want it to come cack to the last frequency it was on when changing bands.

What did I do to cause this?

73,

Bud W3LL
W3LL@...


Re: K3 Not Returning To Last Freq On Band Change

bill steffey NY9H
 

are you turning off the radio with the radio's power button ??????

On 1/4/2020 7:55 AM, Bud Governale wrote:
My K3 returns to the bottom of each band when changing bands.
It always returned to the frequency it was on when changing bands.
I want it to come cack to the last frequency it was on when changing bands.

What did I do to cause this?

73,

Bud W3LL
W3LL@...


K3 Not Returning To Last Freq On Band Change

Bud Governale
 

My K3 returns to the bottom of each band when changing bands.
It always returned to the frequency it was on when changing bands.
I want it to come cack to the last frequency it was on when changing bands.

What did I do to cause this?

73,

Bud W3LL
W3LL@...


Re: K4D and 2 Meter EME

Ed Pflueger
 

Perfect. Thank you very much Wayne. I really appreciate the information.
Paul - ND4X

-----Original Message-----
From: Elecraft-K3@groups.io [mailto:Elecraft-K3@groups.io] On Behalf Of N6KR
Sent: Wednesday, January 1, 2020 12:20 PM
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] K4D and 2 Meter EME

With a K4D, the two receivers can use separate antenna inputs. With a
dual-RX-output transverter, you could connect one of its RX outputs to XVTR
IF IN, and the other to RX ANT 1 IN. You would then put both VFO A and B on
the same transverter band, and both can be set up to show the actual
transverter frequency (same as on a K3). Further, the two VFOs could be
linked, where VFO A controls both VFOs. With both receivers used
simultaneously on two different antennas, this would be diversity mode.

Note: XVTR IF IN on the K4 is also labeled "RX ANT 2" because, internally,
it is treated identically to RX ANT IN 1. Either can be used as a
general-purpose RX antenna. If you have KAT4, you'll also be able to select
any of its 3 antenna jacks as an RX antenna that could be used with either
or both receivers. This would allow you to switch one of the receivers to a
third transverter RX IF (if available) to do signal comparisons.

Wayne
N6KR



On Dec 31, 2019, at 2:11 PM, Ed Pflueger <ab4iq@...> wrote:

A friend of mine ND4X asked me a question and I am no way qualified to
even answer it. Below is his question:

I am looking at the K4D-F and want to make sure it will interface to my
two meter EME transverter.

A simple transverter with one transmit and one receive line from the
antenna would be easy, but for two meter EME I am using a ME2-XP transverter
which has two receive BNC connectors to a transceiver (separate horizontal
and vertical receive antennas) and a single BNC to the transceiver for
transmit. (www.ha1ya.hu/pdf/ME2XP_manual.pdf).

Looking at your sales brochure from Dayton, I assume Transverter transmit
would be from XVTR IF Out, my first receive only antenna (Horizontal) would
go to XVTR IF IN, but I am not sure where I would connect the second receive
only antenna (Vertical).

PTT Contact Closure to Ground is required for the transverter.

IF drive power is -20 to +37 dBm.

If you would help me understand the antenna connections to make sure
everything can connect properly and the drive levels / PTT are compatible -
I would really appreciate it.

I looked online, but could not find any info on the XVTR possibilities. I
plan on ordering next week.

Thanks

Paul - ND4X

Ed.. AB4IQ



Re: K4D and 2 Meter EME

 

With a K4D, the two receivers can use separate antenna inputs. With a dual-RX-output transverter, you could connect one of its RX outputs to XVTR IF IN, and the other to RX ANT 1 IN. You would then put both VFO A and B on the same transverter band, and both can be set up to show the actual transverter frequency (same as on a K3). Further, the two VFOs could be linked, where VFO A controls both VFOs. With both receivers used simultaneously on two different antennas, this would be diversity mode.

Note: XVTR IF IN on the K4 is also labeled "RX ANT 2" because, internally, it is treated identically to RX ANT IN 1. Either can be used as a general-purpose RX antenna. If you have KAT4, you'll also be able to select any of its 3 antenna jacks as an RX antenna that could be used with either or both receivers. This would allow you to switch one of the receivers to a third transverter RX IF (if available) to do signal comparisons.

Wayne
N6KR

On Dec 31, 2019, at 2:11 PM, Ed Pflueger <ab4iq@...> wrote:

A friend of mine ND4X asked me a question and I am no way qualified to even answer it. Below is his question:

I am looking at the K4D-F and want to make sure it will interface to my two meter EME transverter.

A simple transverter with one transmit and one receive line from the antenna would be easy, but for two meter EME I am using a ME2-XP transverter which has two receive BNC connectors to a transceiver (separate horizontal and vertical receive antennas) and a single BNC to the transceiver for transmit. (www.ha1ya.hu/pdf/ME2XP_manual.pdf).

Looking at your sales brochure from Dayton, I assume Transverter transmit would be from XVTR IF Out, my first receive only antenna (Horizontal) would go to XVTR IF IN, but I am not sure where I would connect the second receive only antenna (Vertical).

PTT Contact Closure to Ground is required for the transverter.

IF drive power is -20 to +37 dBm.

If you would help me understand the antenna connections to make sure everything can connect properly and the drive levels / PTT are compatible - I would really appreciate it.

I looked online, but could not find any info on the XVTR possibilities. I plan on ordering next week.

Thanks

Paul - ND4X

Ed.. AB4IQ



Re: K4D and 2 Meter EME

Ed Pflueger
 

I have forward the message to paul.

 

Ed…

 

From: Elecraft-K3@groups.io [mailto:Elecraft-K3@groups.io] On Behalf Of Charlie T, k3ICH
Sent: Wednesday, January 1, 2020 7:29 AM
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] K4D and 2 Meter EME

 

I’d like to know how he got that dual (transverter)  receiver thing to work with a TS-2000????

 

Charlie k3ICH

 

 

 

 

From: Elecraft-K3@groups.io <Elecraft-K3@groups.io> On Behalf Of andrew vavra via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, January 01, 2020 8:04 AM
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] K4D and 2 Meter EME

 

Looking at the photo of the back panel it appears that there is only 1 set of IF in/out ports for transverter.

 


Time Date Update

Bob McGraw - K4TAX
 

Now is the time to use the Elecraft K3 Utility to update the clock and calendar on your K3 or K3S.    Open the K3 Utility application, select the Configuration tab and then tap the Set K3 Date and Time bar.    This will set the K3 to the computer which we all know is kept updated with a good time/date application.

Happy New Year to all.

73

Bob, K4TAX