Date   

Re: Factory service still available?

Peter
 

Bob,

Concerning the present state of licensing, you are not incorrect.  However, one must consider several factors:
1.  Interest in amateur radio was severely impacted by the advent of the Internet and cellular phones.
2.  Young people now have many things to attract and distract them.  These include, hundreds of TV channels, endless sources of music, unreasonable levels of homework, extra-curricular school activities, etc.
3.  Volunteerism has seriously waned in this country.. E.g., in my home state, I was a volunteer firefighter for several years.  When I joined in the 1970s, there was actually a waiting list to join and now they cannot even field a volunteer force.
4.  Use it or lose it.
5.  Most who affiliate with radio clubs are gray heads like me.

Service clubs -- and all volunteer organizations -- are struggling these days.  Quite frankly, for the survival of ham radio and our access to the bands, the numbers have to be kept up and we have to prove the need for the service.  If that means reducing the standards, that's too bad, but a necessary evil.  So if we have to lower the bar for entry and advancement, let's just be appreciative that there are those showing interest in the hobby, so the rest of us can continue on.

73,
Peter Singer, W2PWS


Re: Facebook group

Ray Maxfield
 

I don’t do Facebook !    wa6vab

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: redarlington
Sent: Wednesday, May 6, 2020 2:02 PM
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] Facebook group

 

It's certainly not for everyone :-)

 

88s brotha!

-Bob

 

On Wed, May 6, 2020 at 3:01 PM Wes Stewart via groups.io <n7ws=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Yuck

 

On Wednesday, May 6, 2020, 1:55:46 PM MST, redarlington <rdarlington@...> wrote:

 

 

Hello everyone,

 

I spun up a Facebook group a while back, specifically for K3 and K3S owners.  We're pushing 400 members, and there's no drama or BS, and it has a fairly decent SNR.  For the most part the requirement for entry is that you own a K3 or K3S and we ask your call.  We absolutely consider folks with other Elecraft rigs or those that have them at clubs and are something other than an owner, but at the same time completely ignore requests from folks with no hint of being an Elecraft owner/user.

 

We ask two things.  Do you own a K3/K3S? and What's your call?   If this is ignored, it's almost (but not quite) an instant rejection.  Usually I will at least try to find you on QRZ by name or look at your photos to get a sense if it's a spam bot or real human with a real interest joining.  So far this has worked extremely well.  Zero problems after a couple years.   There are owners and even Elecraft employees there.   

 

Initially the idea was to help each other with general issues, as well as specifically with scripting.  I'd say it's more of a social thing with not a lot of traffic.  

 

So being very careful here, I want to point out that Facebook is not a substitute for this list.  Nor is this mailing list a substitute for Facebook.  They're different formats for different things, and I want to make it clear that all are welcome if you share the same love of these radios.     Think of it as more of an extension or augmentation with an emphasis on the less serious side.  A place to post your shack pics and show off the wallpaper earned using these fine boxes of tech.  I have no affiliation with Elecraft in any capacity other than being a happy customer.  Please consider this an invite.  There are other groups for the other rigs and I do want to keep the focus on the K3 and K3S (and the K5 - somebody else can focus on the K4, .... ..     .... ..    .... ..

 

 

 

73,

Bob - N3XKB 

 


Re: Facebook group

redarlington
 

It's certainly not for everyone :-)

88s brotha!
-Bob

On Wed, May 6, 2020 at 3:01 PM Wes Stewart via groups.io <n7ws=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Yuck

On Wednesday, May 6, 2020, 1:55:46 PM MST, redarlington <rdarlington@...> wrote:


Hello everyone,

I spun up a Facebook group a while back, specifically for K3 and K3S owners.  We're pushing 400 members, and there's no drama or BS, and it has a fairly decent SNR.  For the most part the requirement for entry is that you own a K3 or K3S and we ask your call.  We absolutely consider folks with other Elecraft rigs or those that have them at clubs and are something other than an owner, but at the same time completely ignore requests from folks with no hint of being an Elecraft owner/user.

We ask two things.  Do you own a K3/K3S? and What's your call?   If this is ignored, it's almost (but not quite) an instant rejection.  Usually I will at least try to find you on QRZ by name or look at your photos to get a sense if it's a spam bot or real human with a real interest joining.  So far this has worked extremely well.  Zero problems after a couple years.   There are owners and even Elecraft employees there.   

Initially the idea was to help each other with general issues, as well as specifically with scripting.  I'd say it's more of a social thing with not a lot of traffic.  

So being very careful here, I want to point out that Facebook is not a substitute for this list.  Nor is this mailing list a substitute for Facebook.  They're different formats for different things, and I want to make it clear that all are welcome if you share the same love of these radios.     Think of it as more of an extension or augmentation with an emphasis on the less serious side.  A place to post your shack pics and show off the wallpaper earned using these fine boxes of tech.  I have no affiliation with Elecraft in any capacity other than being a happy customer.  Please consider this an invite.  There are other groups for the other rigs and I do want to keep the focus on the K3 and K3S (and the K5 - somebody else can focus on the K4, .... ..     .... ..    .... ..



73,
Bob - N3XKB 


Re: Facebook group

Wes Stewart
 

Yuck

On Wednesday, May 6, 2020, 1:55:46 PM MST, redarlington <rdarlington@...> wrote:


Hello everyone,

I spun up a Facebook group a while back, specifically for K3 and K3S owners.  We're pushing 400 members, and there's no drama or BS, and it has a fairly decent SNR.  For the most part the requirement for entry is that you own a K3 or K3S and we ask your call.  We absolutely consider folks with other Elecraft rigs or those that have them at clubs and are something other than an owner, but at the same time completely ignore requests from folks with no hint of being an Elecraft owner/user.

We ask two things.  Do you own a K3/K3S? and What's your call?   If this is ignored, it's almost (but not quite) an instant rejection.  Usually I will at least try to find you on QRZ by name or look at your photos to get a sense if it's a spam bot or real human with a real interest joining.  So far this has worked extremely well.  Zero problems after a couple years.   There are owners and even Elecraft employees there.   

Initially the idea was to help each other with general issues, as well as specifically with scripting.  I'd say it's more of a social thing with not a lot of traffic.  

So being very careful here, I want to point out that Facebook is not a substitute for this list.  Nor is this mailing list a substitute for Facebook.  They're different formats for different things, and I want to make it clear that all are welcome if you share the same love of these radios.     Think of it as more of an extension or augmentation with an emphasis on the less serious side.  A place to post your shack pics and show off the wallpaper earned using these fine boxes of tech.  I have no affiliation with Elecraft in any capacity other than being a happy customer.  Please consider this an invite.  There are other groups for the other rigs and I do want to keep the focus on the K3 and K3S (and the K5 - somebody else can focus on the K4, .... ..     .... ..    .... ..



73,
Bob - N3XKB 


Facebook group

redarlington
 

Hello everyone,

I spun up a Facebook group a while back, specifically for K3 and K3S owners.  We're pushing 400 members, and there's no drama or BS, and it has a fairly decent SNR.  For the most part the requirement for entry is that you own a K3 or K3S and we ask your call.  We absolutely consider folks with other Elecraft rigs or those that have them at clubs and are something other than an owner, but at the same time completely ignore requests from folks with no hint of being an Elecraft owner/user.

We ask two things.  Do you own a K3/K3S? and What's your call?   If this is ignored, it's almost (but not quite) an instant rejection.  Usually I will at least try to find you on QRZ by name or look at your photos to get a sense if it's a spam bot or real human with a real interest joining.  So far this has worked extremely well.  Zero problems after a couple years.   There are owners and even Elecraft employees there.   

Initially the idea was to help each other with general issues, as well as specifically with scripting.  I'd say it's more of a social thing with not a lot of traffic.  

So being very careful here, I want to point out that Facebook is not a substitute for this list.  Nor is this mailing list a substitute for Facebook.  They're different formats for different things, and I want to make it clear that all are welcome if you share the same love of these radios.     Think of it as more of an extension or augmentation with an emphasis on the less serious side.  A place to post your shack pics and show off the wallpaper earned using these fine boxes of tech.  I have no affiliation with Elecraft in any capacity other than being a happy customer.  Please consider this an invite.  There are other groups for the other rigs and I do want to keep the focus on the K3 and K3S (and the K5 - somebody else can focus on the K4, .... ..     .... ..    .... ..



73,
Bob - N3XKB 


Re: Proper way to show DX stations in New England QSO Party.

Christopher Scibelli
 

Sorry!  Wrong group.

NU1O


-----Original Message-----
From: Christopher Scibelli via groups.io <nu1oscar@...>
To: Elecraft-K3 <Elecraft-K3@groups.io>
Sent: Wed, May 6, 2020 3:53 pm
Subject: [Elecraft-K3] Proper way to show DX stations in New England QSO Party.

Perhaps somebody who is in New England and participated in the NEQP can help me out.

In the NEQP stations outside of the USA and Canada give their location as "DX", but the program doesn't accept DX as the location.  The program defaults to the actual country connected to the callsign.  For example, F6BEE is logged as France.  That ensures the multiplier count is accurate because each country counts as a multiplier. However, when I look at the Cabrillo file those DX contacts no longer have the individual country but "DX" as the QTH. F6BEE is not listed as France in the Cabrillo file but "DX".  All countries outside of the USA and Canada show as "DX" in the Cabrillo file.  My score is correct but I want to make sure the Cabrillo file is correct. 

I've been using N3FJP's program for the NEQP since 2012 or 2013 and I guess I just submitted the Cabrillo file without reviewing it. 

Any help would be appreciated.

73,

Chris  NU1O



-----Original Message-----
From: Rick Bates, NK7I <Rick.NK7I@...>
To: Elecraft-K3 <Elecraft-K3@groups.io>
Sent: Wed, May 6, 2020 1:28 pm
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] Factory service still available?

Bob,

You must remember that lists like this rarely sing the praises of any
piece of soft/hardware.  The emails on such lists are HEAVILY biased
towards problems, complaints and whining.

My Elecraft gear is on 24/7/265 (walk in and work, or to remote into)
and has been near flawless, so not much reason to speak up (unless
answering someone).  The software I use to manage it, similar.

My SteppIR DB36/80 works at about 90% (still random issues on 40M). 
Together, I'm quite pleased with the station (still in progress).

Would that the sunspots take the hint, we'd all be too busy to complain.

73,
Rick NK7I


On 5/6/2020 9:38 AM, Bob McGraw - K4TAX wrote:
> In reading the various sites, reflectors, and discussion groups, I am
> constantly amazed at the issues hams seemingly are having with their
> equipment.   I sit here every day in front of my K3S, P3, KPA500, and
> KAT500 along with various software applications. These applications
> run on a laptop that was originally released with Windows Vista.  
> Today it is running Windows 10 Pro.   I have no issues or problems
> running Windows 10 Pro.    My antennas are basic wire antennas, center
> fed, with either coax and a 1:1 current balun at the feed point, or
> center fed with 450 ohm window line that runs from the feed point to
> the operating position. There is nothing challenging or difficult or
> complex about my station.  It is items which I purchased assembled
> from Elecraft or in the case of antennas, those I assembled and
> erected myself.
>
> My point, my system works as designed, and as expected, and does
> everything I want it to do, and that's 100% of the time.  Why then do
> others have the issues?  It isn't the equipment.   Perhaps they need
> to look in the mirror to observe the real source of the problem. 
> Windows 10 Pro is a different animal, it is more challenging, it
> requires a deeper understand.   The issues are not Windows 10 Pro
> related.    In general today I find that hams, many have obtained
> their license from the Extra Class prize out of a box of Cracker Jacks
> are the ones having the problems.  I know this statement will step on
> toes and offend some people.   However I find, in general, there is
> lack of knowledge and understanding.
>
> As a member of a local radio club, I was asked to assist with teaching
> new prospective hams in preparation for their license exam.  I
> inquired as to what I would be teaching?   The answer came back  "the
> test"!    HUH!!   Why not just sign the papers and give them an Extra
> Class license.   Needless to say I declined the offer to teach.
>
> For me, I started as a Novice Class operator, not an Extra Class as
> many have done today.  I kept and operated my Novice station for
> almost a year before becoming a General Class operator. Finally moving
> up to Advanced and then Extra Class license. Personally today, I think
> the VEC program is a horrible failure and done a grave injustice to
> the ham radio society.
>
> I'm glad I'm 77 years young, I have had my ham license since 1959 thus
> 61 years.  I'm also glad, the way things are going, I won't be around
> many more years to endure the mess.  This is just one step in the
> dumbing down of society in general.
>
> From experience, the Elecraft Factory service is among the best in the
> world.  They, like others, are taking precautions necessary to protect
> the staff.  Smart decision.
>
> 73
>
> Bob, K4TAX
>
>
>
>




Proper way to show DX stations in New England QSO Party.

Christopher Scibelli
 

Perhaps somebody who is in New England and participated in the NEQP can help me out.

In the NEQP stations outside of the USA and Canada give their location as "DX", but the program doesn't accept DX as the location.  The program defaults to the actual country connected to the callsign.  For example, F6BEE is logged as France.  That ensures the multiplier count is accurate because each country counts as a multiplier. However, when I look at the Cabrillo file those DX contacts no longer have the individual country but "DX" as the QTH. F6BEE is not listed as France in the Cabrillo file but "DX".  All countries outside of the USA and Canada show as "DX" in the Cabrillo file.  My score is correct but I want to make sure the Cabrillo file is correct. 

I've been using N3FJP's program for the NEQP since 2012 or 2013 and I guess I just submitted the Cabrillo file without reviewing it. 

Any help would be appreciated.

73,

Chris  NU1O



-----Original Message-----
From: Rick Bates, NK7I <Rick.NK7I@...>
To: Elecraft-K3 <Elecraft-K3@groups.io>
Sent: Wed, May 6, 2020 1:28 pm
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] Factory service still available?

Bob,

You must remember that lists like this rarely sing the praises of any
piece of soft/hardware.  The emails on such lists are HEAVILY biased
towards problems, complaints and whining.

My Elecraft gear is on 24/7/265 (walk in and work, or to remote into)
and has been near flawless, so not much reason to speak up (unless
answering someone).  The software I use to manage it, similar.

My SteppIR DB36/80 works at about 90% (still random issues on 40M). 
Together, I'm quite pleased with the station (still in progress).

Would that the sunspots take the hint, we'd all be too busy to complain.

73,
Rick NK7I


On 5/6/2020 9:38 AM, Bob McGraw - K4TAX wrote:
> In reading the various sites, reflectors, and discussion groups, I am
> constantly amazed at the issues hams seemingly are having with their
> equipment.   I sit here every day in front of my K3S, P3, KPA500, and
> KAT500 along with various software applications. These applications
> run on a laptop that was originally released with Windows Vista.  
> Today it is running Windows 10 Pro.   I have no issues or problems
> running Windows 10 Pro.    My antennas are basic wire antennas, center
> fed, with either coax and a 1:1 current balun at the feed point, or
> center fed with 450 ohm window line that runs from the feed point to
> the operating position. There is nothing challenging or difficult or
> complex about my station.  It is items which I purchased assembled
> from Elecraft or in the case of antennas, those I assembled and
> erected myself.
>
> My point, my system works as designed, and as expected, and does
> everything I want it to do, and that's 100% of the time.  Why then do
> others have the issues?  It isn't the equipment.   Perhaps they need
> to look in the mirror to observe the real source of the problem. 
> Windows 10 Pro is a different animal, it is more challenging, it
> requires a deeper understand.   The issues are not Windows 10 Pro
> related.    In general today I find that hams, many have obtained
> their license from the Extra Class prize out of a box of Cracker Jacks
> are the ones having the problems.  I know this statement will step on
> toes and offend some people.   However I find, in general, there is
> lack of knowledge and understanding.
>
> As a member of a local radio club, I was asked to assist with teaching
> new prospective hams in preparation for their license exam.  I
> inquired as to what I would be teaching?   The answer came back  "the
> test"!    HUH!!   Why not just sign the papers and give them an Extra
> Class license.   Needless to say I declined the offer to teach.
>
> For me, I started as a Novice Class operator, not an Extra Class as
> many have done today.  I kept and operated my Novice station for
> almost a year before becoming a General Class operator. Finally moving
> up to Advanced and then Extra Class license. Personally today, I think
> the VEC program is a horrible failure and done a grave injustice to
> the ham radio society.
>
> I'm glad I'm 77 years young, I have had my ham license since 1959 thus
> 61 years.  I'm also glad, the way things are going, I won't be around
> many more years to endure the mess.  This is just one step in the
> dumbing down of society in general.
>
> From experience, the Elecraft Factory service is among the best in the
> world.  They, like others, are taking precautions necessary to protect
> the staff.  Smart decision.
>
> 73
>
> Bob, K4TAX
>
>
>
>




Re: Factory service still available?

Rick NK7I
 

Bob,

You must remember that lists like this rarely sing the praises of any piece of soft/hardware.  The emails on such lists are HEAVILY biased towards problems, complaints and whining.

My Elecraft gear is on 24/7/265 (walk in and work, or to remote into) and has been near flawless, so not much reason to speak up (unless answering someone).  The software I use to manage it, similar.

My SteppIR DB36/80 works at about 90% (still random issues on 40M).  Together, I'm quite pleased with the station (still in progress).

Would that the sunspots take the hint, we'd all be too busy to complain.

73,
Rick NK7I

On 5/6/2020 9:38 AM, Bob McGraw - K4TAX wrote:
In reading the various sites, reflectors, and discussion groups, I am constantly amazed at the issues hams seemingly are having with their equipment.   I sit here every day in front of my K3S, P3, KPA500, and KAT500 along with various software applications. These applications run on a laptop that was originally released with Windows Vista.   Today it is running Windows 10 Pro.   I have no issues or problems running Windows 10 Pro.    My antennas are basic wire antennas, center fed, with either coax and a 1:1 current balun at the feed point, or center fed with 450 ohm window line that runs from the feed point to the operating position. There is nothing challenging or difficult or complex about my station.  It is items which I purchased assembled from Elecraft or in the case of antennas, those I assembled and erected myself.

My point, my system works as designed, and as expected, and does everything I want it to do, and that's 100% of the time.  Why then do others have the issues?  It isn't the equipment.   Perhaps they need to look in the mirror to observe the real source of the problem.  Windows 10 Pro is a different animal, it is more challenging, it requires a deeper understand.   The issues are not Windows 10 Pro related.    In general today I find that hams, many have obtained their license from the Extra Class prize out of a box of Cracker Jacks are the ones having the problems.  I know this statement will step on toes and offend some people.   However I find, in general, there is lack of knowledge and understanding.

As a member of a local radio club, I was asked to assist with teaching new prospective hams in preparation for their license exam.  I inquired as to what I would be teaching?   The answer came back  "the test"!    HUH!!   Why not just sign the papers and give them an Extra Class license.   Needless to say I declined the offer to teach.

For me, I started as a Novice Class operator, not an Extra Class as many have done today.  I kept and operated my Novice station for almost a year before becoming a General Class operator. Finally moving up to Advanced and then Extra Class license. Personally today, I think the VEC program is a horrible failure and done a grave injustice to the ham radio society.

I'm glad I'm 77 years young, I have had my ham license since 1959 thus 61 years.  I'm also glad, the way things are going, I won't be around many more years to endure the mess.  This is just one step in the dumbing down of society in general.

From experience, the Elecraft Factory service is among the best in the world.  They, like others, are taking precautions necessary to protect the staff.  Smart decision.

73

Bob, K4TAX



Re: Factory service still available?

Michael Kopec
 

Well said, on all, Bob. And Yes, Elecraft provides the best factory service I have experienced in Ham Radio or any other unrelated product that I have purchased. They are one of the few. if not the only, manufacture that helps and encourages you to repair or build their equipment. Hey, stick around a bunch more years, sit back, chuckle, even laugh at times at this current state of Ham Radio. 73 de Mike K8NS.

On Wednesday, May 6, 2020, 12:42:40 PM EDT, Bob McGraw - K4TAX <rmcgraw@...> wrote:


In reading the various sites, reflectors, and discussion groups, I am
constantly amazed at the issues hams seemingly are having with their
equipment.   I sit here every day in front of my K3S, P3, KPA500, and
KAT500 along with various software applications. These applications run
on a laptop that was originally released with Windows Vista.   Today it
is running Windows 10 Pro.   I have no issues or problems running
Windows 10 Pro.    My antennas are basic wire antennas, center fed, with
either coax and a 1:1 current balun at the feed point, or center fed
with 450 ohm window line that runs from the feed point to the operating
position. There is nothing challenging or difficult or complex about my
station.  It is items which I purchased assembled from Elecraft or in
the case of antennas, those I assembled and erected myself.

My point, my system works as designed, and as expected, and does
everything I want it to do, and that's 100% of the time.  Why then do
others have the issues?  It isn't the equipment.   Perhaps they need to
look in the mirror to observe the real source of the problem.  Windows
10 Pro is a different animal, it is more challenging, it requires a
deeper understand.   The issues are not Windows 10 Pro related.    In
general today I find that hams, many have obtained their license from
the Extra Class prize out of a box of Cracker Jacks are the ones having
the problems.  I know this statement will step on toes and offend some
people.   However I find, in general, there is lack of knowledge and
understanding.

As a member of a local radio club, I was asked to assist with teaching
new prospective hams in preparation for their license exam.  I inquired
as to what I would be teaching?   The answer came back  "the test"!   
HUH!!   Why not just sign the papers and give them an Extra Class
license.   Needless to say I declined the offer to teach.

For me, I started as a Novice Class operator, not an Extra Class as many
have done today.  I kept and operated my Novice station for almost a
year before becoming a General Class operator. Finally moving up to
Advanced and then Extra Class license. Personally today, I think the VEC
program is a horrible failure and done a grave injustice to the ham
radio society.

I'm glad I'm 77 years young, I have had my ham license since 1959 thus
61 years.  I'm also glad, the way things are going, I won't be around
many more years to endure the mess.  This is just one step in the
dumbing down of society in general.

From experience, the Elecraft Factory service is among the best in the
world.  They, like others, are taking precautions necessary to protect
the staff.  Smart decision.

73

Bob, K4TAX





Re: Factory service still available?

Bob McGraw - K4TAX
 

In reading the various sites, reflectors, and discussion groups, I am constantly amazed at the issues hams seemingly are having with their equipment.   I sit here every day in front of my K3S, P3, KPA500, and KAT500 along with various software applications. These applications run on a laptop that was originally released with Windows Vista.   Today it is running Windows 10 Pro.   I have no issues or problems running Windows 10 Pro.    My antennas are basic wire antennas, center fed, with either coax and a 1:1 current balun at the feed point, or center fed with 450 ohm window line that runs from the feed point to the operating position. There is nothing challenging or difficult or complex about my station.  It is items which I purchased assembled from Elecraft or in the case of antennas, those I assembled and erected myself.

My point, my system works as designed, and as expected, and does everything I want it to do, and that's 100% of the time.  Why then do others have the issues?  It isn't the equipment.   Perhaps they need to look in the mirror to observe the real source of the problem.  Windows 10 Pro is a different animal, it is more challenging, it requires a deeper understand.   The issues are not Windows 10 Pro related.    In general today I find that hams, many have obtained their license from the Extra Class prize out of a box of Cracker Jacks are the ones having the problems.  I know this statement will step on toes and offend some people.   However I find, in general, there is lack of knowledge and understanding.

As a member of a local radio club, I was asked to assist with teaching new prospective hams in preparation for their license exam.  I inquired as to what I would be teaching?   The answer came back  "the test"!    HUH!!   Why not just sign the papers and give them an Extra Class license.   Needless to say I declined the offer to teach.

For me, I started as a Novice Class operator, not an Extra Class as many have done today.  I kept and operated my Novice station for almost a year before becoming a General Class operator. Finally moving up to Advanced and then Extra Class license. Personally today, I think the VEC program is a horrible failure and done a grave injustice to the ham radio society.

I'm glad I'm 77 years young, I have had my ham license since 1959 thus 61 years.  I'm also glad, the way things are going, I won't be around many more years to endure the mess.  This is just one step in the dumbing down of society in general.

From experience, the Elecraft Factory service is among the best in the world.  They, like others, are taking precautions necessary to protect the staff.  Smart decision.

73

Bob, K4TAX


Re: Factory service still available?

John Canfield
 

No, it's not uSoft. I just looked at the website for Classic Shell and the original developer quit the project 12/2017. It's now called Open Shell and it's on GitHub. Classic Shell works fine though, I have it installed on five or six PCs.
-- end of off-topic--


Re: Factory service still available?

Charlie T, k3ICH
 

Is that an official µSoft product, or after-market?

Sounds like a great program for us old W-7 users.

 

I have been holding off changing over to W-Ø, mainly because of all the grief everyone seem to have with it.

I know it’s inevitable, but so far, have been ignoring the little pop-up that reminds me every couple, days.

I have a good anti-virus, phishing etc. program running and have never had a problem.

That, plus the computer is put-to-sleep whenever I’m not actually using it.

 

Thanks for the little OT diversion, Charlie k3ICH

 

 

 

 

From: Elecraft-K3@groups.io <Elecraft-K3@groups.io> On Behalf Of John Canfield
Sent: Tuesday, May 05, 2020 8:50 AM
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] Factory service still available?

 

You can make Win10 more user friendly by installing Classic Shell (free) which replaces the standard menu, which I intensely hate. Classic Shell brings the familiar W7 menu back.

_._,_._,_

 


Re: Factory service still available?

radio@ebillsharp.com
 

Thanks Mel.

Sherm
w8hi

On May 4, 2020, at 11:50 PM, Ray Maxfield <wa6vab@...> wrote:

I hate Win 10………… wa6vab
 
From: Mel Marcus
Sent: Monday, May 4, 2020 6:01 PM
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] Factory service still available?
 
the problem I had with the soundcard after a w10 upgrade was that it changed it from stereo to surround sound. I could hear it slightly but since it was looking for a center speaker, it was muffled. see if that is the case and change it back to stereo
 
Mel
NE9A
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Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] Factory service still available?
From: "John Canfield" <bucket@...>
Date: Mon, May 04, 2020 5:33 pm
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io

Think I have narrowed the problem down to W10 doing something with the sound card. I looked at the device properties and then all seems normal now.  At this point I'm ruling out RFI or at least that's on the back burner for now.

Thanks again everyone for the ideas, I appreciate the advice. 

John wb5tht  

 


Re: Factory service still available?

John Canfield
 

You can make Win10 more user friendly by installing Classic Shell (free) which replaces the standard menu, which I intensely hate. Classic Shell brings the familiar W7 menu back.


Re: Factory service still available?

Ray Maxfield
 

I hate Win 10………… wa6vab

 

From: Mel Marcus
Sent: Monday, May 4, 2020 6:01 PM
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] Factory service still available?

 

the problem I had with the soundcard after a w10 upgrade was that it changed it from stereo to surround sound. I could hear it slightly but since it was looking for a center speaker, it was muffled. see if that is the case and change it back to stereo

 

Mel

NE9A

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] Factory service still available?
From: "John Canfield" <bucket@...>
Date: Mon, May 04, 2020 5:33 pm
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io

Think I have narrowed the problem down to W10 doing something with the sound card. I looked at the device properties and then all seems normal now.  At this point I'm ruling out RFI or at least that's on the back burner for now.

Thanks again everyone for the ideas, I appreciate the advice. 

John wb5tht 

 


Re: Factory service still available?

Mel Marcus
 

the problem I had with the soundcard after a w10 upgrade was that it changed it from stereo to surround sound. I could hear it slightly but since it was looking for a center speaker, it was muffled. see if that is the case and change it back to stereo

Mel
NE9A

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] Factory service still available?
From: "John Canfield" <bucket@...>
Date: Mon, May 04, 2020 5:33 pm
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io

Think I have narrowed the problem down to W10 doing something with the sound card. I looked at the device properties and then all seems normal now.  At this point I'm ruling out RFI or at least that's on the back burner for now.

Thanks again everyone for the ideas, I appreciate the advice. 

John wb5tht 


Re: Factory service still available?

John Canfield
 

Think I have narrowed the problem down to W10 doing something with the sound card. I looked at the device properties and then all seems normal now.  At this point I'm ruling out RFI or at least that's on the back burner for now.

Thanks again everyone for the ideas, I appreciate the advice. 

John wb5tht 


Re: Factory service still available?

Bob McGraw - K4TAX
 

On more than one occasion, and not limited to all bands, but perhaps only one or two bands, I have found RF is getting into the computer via the USB cable between the radio and computer.  Using one of the snap-on ferrite cores used for RG-8 where I can get 2 or 3 turns of the cable through the snap-on core resolved the issue.  The core is best located at the computer end of the cable.  

Also, one might do well to nvestigate instances of Common Mode Current on feed lines coming into the operating position. 

73
Bob, K4TAX


Re: Factory service still available?

John Canfield
 

I'll check those settings, thanks for the tip Bob.

John WB5THT
K3S, P3, SP3, KPA1500


Re: Factory service still available? [WSJT-X bug?]

John Canfield
 

The weird thing is my K3S, PC and WSJT-X were all happy (aside from some operational issues with the app) and playing together nicely since about mid-December. The fly in the ointment could be a Win10 update hosed something up, I think I've had maybe two or three of those this year.

I wonder if Dr. Taylor is tracking bugs, I know there's a developer email list.