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Re: Latest on the new home for my K3...

Dave (NK7Z)
 

Thank you! I can't wait to get it activated! Maybe two weeks... I ran another 8 cables yesterday, and have only 4 more, then it is on to power cabling.

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

On 4/22/20 5:54 AM, John Canfield wrote:
That panel is a piece of artwork!


Re: Latest on the new home for my K3...

John Canfield <bucket@...>
 

That panel is a piece of artwork!


Re: Latest on the new home for my K3...

Clay Autery
 

I ABSOLUTELY understand, and identify!  <big smile>

Could you clue us in on how you sourced/built that panel?  I'd love to have access to something like that!

73

______________________
Clay Autery, KY5G
(318) 518-1389
On 04/21/20 21:49, Dave Cole wrote:

Thanks Clay...  I decided to add the patch panel because I am sick of haveing to rewire everything I want to change an antenna!  That and it feeds my OCD issues. :)

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

On 4/21/20 7:07 PM, Clay Autery wrote:
That is some really first rate work.... <big smile>  I dig it when folks are fastidious about their cable routing and otherwise organize things logically.... and NEATLY!!

73,

______________________
Clay Autery, KY5G
(318) 518-1389

On 04/21/20 18:53, Dave Cole wrote:
https://www.nk7z.net/rf-patch-panel/

I am undertaking a full rebuild of my operating position, note the Patch Panel does not say K3 on it...  That means I can replace things with a K4 later...  :)







Re: Latest on the new home for my K3...

Dave (NK7Z)
 

Thanks Clay... I decided to add the patch panel because I am sick of haveing to rewire everything I want to change an antenna! That and it feeds my OCD issues. :)

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

On 4/21/20 7:07 PM, Clay Autery wrote:
That is some really first rate work.... <big smile>  I dig it when folks are fastidious about their cable routing and otherwise organize things logically.... and NEATLY!!
73,
______________________
Clay Autery, KY5G
(318) 518-1389
On 04/21/20 18:53, Dave Cole wrote:
https://www.nk7z.net/rf-patch-panel/

I am undertaking a full rebuild of my operating position, note the Patch Panel does not say K3 on it...  That means I can replace things with a K4 later...  :)


Re: Latest on the new home for my K3...

Clay Autery
 

That is some really first rate work....  <big smile>  I dig it when folks are fastidious about their cable routing and otherwise organize things logically.... and NEATLY!!

73,

______________________
Clay Autery, KY5G
(318) 518-1389
On 04/21/20 18:53, Dave Cole wrote:

https://www.nk7z.net/rf-patch-panel/

I am undertaking a full rebuild of my operating position, note the Patch Panel does not say K3 on it...  That means I can replace things with a K4 later...  :)



Re: Latest on the new home for my K3...

Dwight Bosselman <NS9I@...>
 

Nice job Dave!

On 4/21/2020 6:53 PM, Dave Cole wrote:
https://www.nk7z.net/rf-patch-panel/

I am undertaking a full rebuild of my operating position, note the Patch Panel does not say K3 on it...  That means I can replace things with a K4 later...  :)



Latest on the new home for my K3...

Dave (NK7Z)
 

https://www.nk7z.net/rf-patch-panel/

I am undertaking a full rebuild of my operating position, note the Patch Panel does not say K3 on it... That means I can replace things with a K4 later... :)


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


Re: WTB carry case

VE9AA - Mike
 

Ditto.  Good for carry-on.  I have one for my K3 as well.  Actually, Gary, VE1RGB (sk) had it made and I bought the K3 and bag from his estate.
Top Quality.  I've been using it the past few years as a travel-only rig and bag looks new.

Mike VE9AA

On Mon, Apr 20, 2020 at 01:42 PM, Carl Denbow wrote:
John: I highly recommend the personalized bags made by Rose N7HKW.  You can find out more about them here:  https://www.smugmug.com/gallery/n-mX9LCZ/
 
73,
 
Carl
N8VZ


Re: WTB carry case

David Ferrington, M0XDF
 

True, would not use for checked luggage, just carry-on. John, didn’t explicitly say ‘check-in’,.
Pelican case for check-in.

73 de David, M0XDF (K3 #174, P3 #108)
-- 
The lame man who keeps the right road outstrips the runner who takes a wrong one. The more active and swift the latter is, the further he will go astray.
-Francis Bacon, essayist, philosopher, and statesman (1561-1626) 

On 20 Apr 2020, at 22:56, Dan Abell <dkabell@...> wrote:

While nice looking,  these are soft cases and I would not think they are appropriate for checked baggage!    
Dan W3dka

On Apr 20, 2020, at 11:48, David Ferrington, M0XDF <M0XDF@...> wrote:

Couldn’t recommend Rose’s work highly enough. She’s made me a cover for my K3 and Hexkey (in fact that’s mine, 2nd row down in middle) and a Carry-case for the K3. very well made, very sturdy, very nice.
73 de David, M0XDF (K3 #174, P3 #108)
-- 
Natural ability without education has more often attained to glory and virtue than education without natural ability. -Cicero, statesman, orator, writer (106-43 BC)

On 20 Apr 2020, at 17:42, Carl Denbow via groups.io <denbow44@...> wrote:

John: I highly recommend the personalized bags made by Rose N7HKW.  You can find out more about them here:  https://www.smugmug.com/gallery/n-mX9LCZ/

73,

Carl
N8VZ


On Apr 20, 2020, at 12:25 PM, john ni0k <jasimmons@...> wrote:

Hey group,

I'm thinking of doing a vacation-style DXpedition and I'm looking for a good case big enough to carry a K3, mic, small switching power supply and etc. It needs to be tough enough for airline baggage travel.

Anything kicking around? Pics would be great...

-de John NI0K






Re: WTB carry case

AJ3O
 

John,

If you can't find used, DX Engineering sells the Nanuk brand. Very similar to Pelican at a fraction of the price. I use one for my surveying data collector and it has protected it from some VERY embarrassing episodes out in the field. For the quality they are extremely reasonably priced compared to others. Many sizes and good padding.

Just a suggestion.

73,

Joe /AJ3O

On Monday, April 20, 2020, 08:14:52 PM EDT, B Anderson <bryce2001@...> wrote:


I found a military case on eBay I am happy with
It was about $30 plus shipping

It is not quite as sturdy as a Pelikan case but close enough.
It should survive most things the airlines would throw at it (pun intended)

It fits the K3, P3, and a Scarlet Solo plus mic, cables, etc.
I modified the foam liner of the case to fit the K3 and P3.
The interior is still a work in progress.  

It has 4 clasps (one on each side and two on the front)
It does not have tabs on each half for locking but a little creativity might fix that

23" x 21.5" x 6.5"  (W x L x H) 
approximate exterior dimensions
I will try to figure out the part # for the case

Bryce
K6TI


On Mon, Apr 20, 2020 at 3:38 PM RON - WA2EIO <wa2eio@...> wrote:

For shipping protection, a hard case would mean a Pelican or similar case.



On 4/20/2020 5:58 PM, john ni0k wrote:
I am looking to purchase a used hard case. I appreciate all the suggestions, though.

-NI0K

Dan Abell wrote on 4/20/2020 4:56 PM:
While nice looking,  these are soft cases and I would not think they are appropriate for checked baggage!    
Dan W3dka

On Apr 20, 2020, at 11:48, David Ferrington, M0XDF <M0XDF@...> wrote:

Couldn’t recommend Rose’s work highly enough. She’s made me a cover for my K3 and Hexkey (in fact that’s mine, 2nd row down in middle) and a Carry-case for the K3. very well made, very sturdy, very nice.
73 de David, M0XDF (K3 #174, P3 #108)
-- 
Natural ability without education has more often attained to glory and virtue than education without natural ability. -Cicero, statesman, orator, writer (106-43 BC)

On 20 Apr 2020, at 17:42, Carl Denbow via groups.io <denbow44@...> wrote:

John: I highly recommend the personalized bags made by Rose N7HKW.  You can find out more about them here:  https://www.smugmug.com/gallery/n-mX9LCZ/

73,

Carl
N8VZ


On Apr 20, 2020, at 12:25 PM, john ni0k <jasimmons@...> wrote:

Hey group,

I'm thinking of doing a vacation-style DXpedition and I'm looking for a good case big enough to carry a K3, mic, small switching power supply and etc. It needs to be tough enough for airline baggage travel.

Anything kicking around? Pics would be great...

-de John NI0K







--
B Anderson
K 6 TI


Re: Telex Aviation Headset Use w/K3

Mel Marcus
 

the mike might need bias and that can be provided by the k3. are the earphone stereo. also, there is an 8 pin adapter that splits off to the stereo plug for the mike with bias and another plug that connects to the remote PTT.

Hope this helps

Mel
NE9A


Re: Telex Aviation Headset Use w/K3

Michael Mickelson
 

Thanks Barry for the information.  This should assist Lee if he decides to use this headset.  Mike


On Mon, Apr 20, 2020 at 1:15 PM Barry Baines via groups.io <bbaines=mac.com@groups.io> wrote:
Lee:
Mike:

On Apr 20, 2020, at 11:45 AM, Michael Mickelson <mickelson@...> wrote:

Hi Lee,  I wonder if the mono plug is for the mic and the stereo plug for the phones?  

Aviation headsets are a different breed.  I suggest that some internet searches will clarify the differences. For example:


shows an interface box where the stereo jack for the aviation headset goes to the Mic input of the FT100 RJ-45 cable.  

Here’s a second website showing an interface box schematic that allows a David Clark headset to connect to a FT-897:



I’m not an electrical engineer, but it appears to me that there is more involved than simply looking at what connector(s) is on the headset given the wiring used in these headsets….



FWIW,

Barry, WD4ASW
(Keller, TX)



My Heil head set is set up that way.  The electret mic will need bias which you can select from the menu.  Heil makes and adapter for the K3 and Kenwood headset it is the following if you don't want to wire your own.  It is available from several suppliers such as DXE. The mic plugs into the smaller of the two jacks on the adapter.  The other for a 1/4" plug is for a foot switch or a push to talk switch...  

Regards, Mike KD8DZ

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On Mon, Apr 20, 2020 at 11:58 AM Lee Broestl <leeaa5lh@...> wrote:
Greetings to all.  
I would like to operate a Telex 750 aviation headset formerly used in my past life.  My goal is to use the headset for hands free ops at the shack and future mobile/portable ops. There are two male plugs, one 3.5 mm plug (mono) for the headphone side and the other a ¼” plug (stereo) for the microphone.  The mic is an electret type. Impedance info states that it is between 15-600 ohms.  Fortunately, both male plugs are still installed.  I plan on connecting through to a female stereo plug, then connected to the K3’s front panel eight pin connecter.  Anyone having step by step installation experience with would be appreciated.

Lee - AA5LH

 





--
Michael Mickelson
J. Reid Anderson Professor of Physics and Astronomy, emeritus
Denison University
740-587-0687 H
740-644-1238 M
 



--
Michael Mickelson
J. Reid Anderson Professor of Physics and Astronomy, emeritus
Denison University
740-587-0687 H
740-644-1238 M
 


Re: WTB carry case

B Anderson
 

I found a military case on eBay I am happy with
It was about $30 plus shipping

It is not quite as sturdy as a Pelikan case but close enough.
It should survive most things the airlines would throw at it (pun intended)

It fits the K3, P3, and a Scarlet Solo plus mic, cables, etc.
I modified the foam liner of the case to fit the K3 and P3.
The interior is still a work in progress.  

It has 4 clasps (one on each side and two on the front)
It does not have tabs on each half for locking but a little creativity might fix that

23" x 21.5" x 6.5"  (W x L x H) 
approximate exterior dimensions
I will try to figure out the part # for the case

Bryce
K6TI


On Mon, Apr 20, 2020 at 3:38 PM RON - WA2EIO <wa2eio@...> wrote:

For shipping protection, a hard case would mean a Pelican or similar case.



On 4/20/2020 5:58 PM, john ni0k wrote:
I am looking to purchase a used hard case. I appreciate all the suggestions, though.

-NI0K

Dan Abell wrote on 4/20/2020 4:56 PM:
While nice looking,  these are soft cases and I would not think they are appropriate for checked baggage!    
Dan W3dka

On Apr 20, 2020, at 11:48, David Ferrington, M0XDF <M0XDF@...> wrote:

Couldn’t recommend Rose’s work highly enough. She’s made me a cover for my K3 and Hexkey (in fact that’s mine, 2nd row down in middle) and a Carry-case for the K3. very well made, very sturdy, very nice.
73 de David, M0XDF (K3 #174, P3 #108)
-- 
Natural ability without education has more often attained to glory and virtue than education without natural ability. -Cicero, statesman, orator, writer (106-43 BC)

On 20 Apr 2020, at 17:42, Carl Denbow via groups.io <denbow44@...> wrote:

John: I highly recommend the personalized bags made by Rose N7HKW.  You can find out more about them here:  https://www.smugmug.com/gallery/n-mX9LCZ/

73,

Carl
N8VZ


On Apr 20, 2020, at 12:25 PM, john ni0k <jasimmons@...> wrote:

Hey group,

I'm thinking of doing a vacation-style DXpedition and I'm looking for a good case big enough to carry a K3, mic, small switching power supply and etc. It needs to be tough enough for airline baggage travel.

Anything kicking around? Pics would be great...

-de John NI0K







--
B Anderson
K 6 TI


Re: WTB carry case

w9wam1@...
 

Check Harbor freight they have several hard cases of different sizes.


On Mon, Apr 20, 2020 at 5:38 PM RON - WA2EIO <wa2eio@...> wrote:

For shipping protection, a hard case would mean a Pelican or similar case.



On 4/20/2020 5:58 PM, john ni0k wrote:
I am looking to purchase a used hard case. I appreciate all the suggestions, though.

-NI0K

Dan Abell wrote on 4/20/2020 4:56 PM:
While nice looking,  these are soft cases and I would not think they are appropriate for checked baggage!    
Dan W3dka

On Apr 20, 2020, at 11:48, David Ferrington, M0XDF <M0XDF@...> wrote:

Couldn’t recommend Rose’s work highly enough. She’s made me a cover for my K3 and Hexkey (in fact that’s mine, 2nd row down in middle) and a Carry-case for the K3. very well made, very sturdy, very nice.
73 de David, M0XDF (K3 #174, P3 #108)
-- 
Natural ability without education has more often attained to glory and virtue than education without natural ability. -Cicero, statesman, orator, writer (106-43 BC)

On 20 Apr 2020, at 17:42, Carl Denbow via groups.io <denbow44@...> wrote:

John: I highly recommend the personalized bags made by Rose N7HKW.  You can find out more about them here:  https://www.smugmug.com/gallery/n-mX9LCZ/

73,

Carl
N8VZ


On Apr 20, 2020, at 12:25 PM, john ni0k <jasimmons@...> wrote:

Hey group,

I'm thinking of doing a vacation-style DXpedition and I'm looking for a good case big enough to carry a K3, mic, small switching power supply and etc. It needs to be tough enough for airline baggage travel.

Anything kicking around? Pics would be great...

-de John NI0K






Re: Did not hear anyone on the Elecraft nets this morning

Keith_WE6R
 

I had the times correct,  My location is noisy however.
Ketih


Re: Did not hear anyone on the Elecraft nets this morning

George Fletcher
 

I did not hear anyone on the 40m net from my QTH in southeast Harris County, Texas.

 

--George Fletcher, AD5CQ

 

From: Elecraft-K3@groups.io <Elecraft-K3@groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve
Sent: Monday, April 20, 2020 3:16 PM
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] Did not hear anyone on the Elecraft nets this morning

 

The net is at 1800Z on 20m and 1845Z on 40m.  Try those times.

There were at 10 to 15 check-ins on 20m SSB and there were about 13 check-ins on 40m SSB. 


Re: WTB carry case

RON - WA2EIO
 

For shipping protection, a hard case would mean a Pelican or similar case.



On 4/20/2020 5:58 PM, john ni0k wrote:
I am looking to purchase a used hard case. I appreciate all the suggestions, though.

-NI0K

Dan Abell wrote on 4/20/2020 4:56 PM:
While nice looking,  these are soft cases and I would not think they are appropriate for checked baggage!    
Dan W3dka

On Apr 20, 2020, at 11:48, David Ferrington, M0XDF <M0XDF@...> wrote:

Couldn’t recommend Rose’s work highly enough. She’s made me a cover for my K3 and Hexkey (in fact that’s mine, 2nd row down in middle) and a Carry-case for the K3. very well made, very sturdy, very nice.
73 de David, M0XDF (K3 #174, P3 #108)
-- 
Natural ability without education has more often attained to glory and virtue than education without natural ability. -Cicero, statesman, orator, writer (106-43 BC)

On 20 Apr 2020, at 17:42, Carl Denbow via groups.io <denbow44@...> wrote:

John: I highly recommend the personalized bags made by Rose N7HKW.  You can find out more about them here:  https://www.smugmug.com/gallery/n-mX9LCZ/

73,

Carl
N8VZ


On Apr 20, 2020, at 12:25 PM, john ni0k <jasimmons@...> wrote:

Hey group,

I'm thinking of doing a vacation-style DXpedition and I'm looking for a good case big enough to carry a K3, mic, small switching power supply and etc. It needs to be tough enough for airline baggage travel.

Anything kicking around? Pics would be great...

-de John NI0K






Re: WTB carry case

john ni0k
 

I am looking to purchase a used hard case. I appreciate all the suggestions, though.

-NI0K

Dan Abell wrote on 4/20/2020 4:56 PM:

While nice looking,  these are soft cases and I would not think they are appropriate for checked baggage!    
Dan W3dka

On Apr 20, 2020, at 11:48, David Ferrington, M0XDF <M0XDF@...> wrote:

Couldn’t recommend Rose’s work highly enough. She’s made me a cover for my K3 and Hexkey (in fact that’s mine, 2nd row down in middle) and a Carry-case for the K3. very well made, very sturdy, very nice.
73 de David, M0XDF (K3 #174, P3 #108)
-- 
Natural ability without education has more often attained to glory and virtue than education without natural ability. -Cicero, statesman, orator, writer (106-43 BC)

On 20 Apr 2020, at 17:42, Carl Denbow via groups.io <denbow44@...> wrote:

John: I highly recommend the personalized bags made by Rose N7HKW.  You can find out more about them here:  https://www.smugmug.com/gallery/n-mX9LCZ/

73,

Carl
N8VZ


On Apr 20, 2020, at 12:25 PM, john ni0k <jasimmons@...> wrote:

Hey group,

I'm thinking of doing a vacation-style DXpedition and I'm looking for a good case big enough to carry a K3, mic, small switching power supply and etc. It needs to be tough enough for airline baggage travel.

Anything kicking around? Pics would be great...

-de John NI0K






Re: WTB carry case

Dan Abell
 

While nice looking,  these are soft cases and I would not think they are appropriate for checked baggage!    
Dan W3dka

On Apr 20, 2020, at 11:48, David Ferrington, M0XDF <M0XDF@...> wrote:

Couldn’t recommend Rose’s work highly enough. She’s made me a cover for my K3 and Hexkey (in fact that’s mine, 2nd row down in middle) and a Carry-case for the K3. very well made, very sturdy, very nice.
73 de David, M0XDF (K3 #174, P3 #108)
-- 
Natural ability without education has more often attained to glory and virtue than education without natural ability. -Cicero, statesman, orator, writer (106-43 BC)

On 20 Apr 2020, at 17:42, Carl Denbow via groups.io <denbow44@...> wrote:

John: I highly recommend the personalized bags made by Rose N7HKW.  You can find out more about them here:  https://www.smugmug.com/gallery/n-mX9LCZ/

73,

Carl
N8VZ


On Apr 20, 2020, at 12:25 PM, john ni0k <jasimmons@...> wrote:

Hey group,

I'm thinking of doing a vacation-style DXpedition and I'm looking for a good case big enough to carry a K3, mic, small switching power supply and etc. It needs to be tough enough for airline baggage travel.

Anything kicking around? Pics would be great...

-de John NI0K





Re: Did not hear anyone on the Elecraft nets this morning

Steve
 

The net is at 1800Z on 20m and 1845Z on 40m.  Try those times.
There were at 10 to 15 check-ins on 20m SSB and there were about 13 check-ins on 40m SSB. 

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