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K3 & ALS-1306 band data cable

Neil G
 

I have recently purchased an ALS-1306, and also the Ameritron K3
band data cable...and just came across the Jan. 2016 ARRL article
that recommends to not use this, as the direct keying from the Acc
jack is out of spec...
I have to say, I'm a bit surprised by this...
Has anyone have experience with this amp that is using the
same band data cable? ...without separate amp keying?

73,
Neil,
AE1P
K3  #  2979
K3s # 11883


K3S 10M "Warm Up"

Jim - N4ST
 

When I first use 10M after the rig has been off, it takes about 5 seconds for keydown full power to be achieved.

After that, full power seems to be there immediately.

Ant tuner is off, SWR is 1.2.

I don’t see this on other bands.

I recall someone else having a similar issue, but don’t remember the solution.

 

______

73,

Jim – N4ST`

 


K3S 10M "Warm Up"

Jim - N4ST
 

When I first use 10M after the rig has been off, it takes about 5 seconds for keydown full power to be achieved.

After that, full power seems to be there immediately.

Ant tuner is off, SWR is 1.2.

I don’t see this on other bands.

I recall someone else having a similar issue, but don’t remember the solution.

 

______

73,

Jim – N4ST`

 


Re: Switching between SSB and Data

w0rw
 

Thanks for the ideas,
i have found other guys who have had this same issue.
i downloaded the K3 Programmer's Reference manual... Daunting...
i didn't find any examples that fit, i better not mess with any of that stuff.
My WSPR data is going into the USB Mode so i can't switch to the Data Mode.
That may be the answer, if i can get my Data going into the Data Mode then when i go from Data to USB using the Mode switch,  i won't have to go through the Menu to switch the Mic F,Pl and Bias.
It looks like the Macro programming function, P.11.1.2 in Fred Cady's Book, could preform the task but just a bit to complex for me.
End of topic.
XXXX
Paul  w0rw


Looking for a K3S.

RON - WA2EIO
 

Anyone getting a K4 and looking to sell their K3S, I am looking for one.  At the minimum I am looking for one with the 100Watt amp, and the Tuner.   A second receiver, general coverage receiver, additional filters, etc. would be a plus.

Ron  WA2EIO


Looking to buy Elecraft K3 sub receiver

john ni0k
 

I have a K3 (not S) for which I'd like to get a sub receiver for. My rig does NOT have the upgraded synthesizer. I'm flexible on filters.

-de John NI0K


Looking to buy Elecraft XG2 Signal Generator

Fred KD8ZYD
 

Hi,

I’m looking to buy a working Elecraft XG2 Signal Generator. Assembled or not is fine. Please let me know if you have one. 


Thanks, 

Fred - KD8ZYD


Re: Switching between SSB and Data

Joe Subich, W4TV
 

Is there an easy shortcut i can use to switch between SSB and Data ?
What's wrong with the MODE switch? Tap down twice to go from SSB and Data ... tap up twice to go from Data to SSB.

Connect your computer sound card to "Line IN" (sound card speaker)
and "Line Out" (sound card mic/line input).

Right now i have to turn the VOX off for SSB go to Menu, find Mic
Select, turn to F.Pl Bias...
While in SSB tap MENU, select Mic SeL and set to FP.L and turn on bias.

While in DATA, tap menu, select Mic Sel and set to Line In.

Selecting mode will then automatically select the input (mic or Line)
- no need to make changes. Yes, you may still have to turn the VOX
On/Off as Elecraft *STILL* after all this time refuse to store the
VOX status separately for data and voice (SSB, AM, FM) modes but you
*can* configured most data software to assert PTT on a serial port
or switch TX/RX using software commands.

73,

... Joe, W4TV


On 2020-12-05 8:37 AM, w0rw wrote:
Is there an easy shortcut i can use to switch between SSB and Data ?
i have a K3s with the MH2 microphone..
Does the Frequency Memory Editor have the capability to make those changes?
Maybe the rear panel Mic connector?
Right now i have to turn the VOX off for SSB go to Menu, find Mic Select, turn to F.Pl Bias...
etc.
Then going back to Data i have to tune the VOX on, go to the menu,   etc etc.
Thanks
Paul   w0rw


Re: Switching between SSB and Data

john ni0k
 

Use the K3 utility to program a macro. Then program one of the M1, M2, M3 or M4 buttons to execute the macro. It's in the book.

--
73,
-de John NI0K
https://www.qrz.com/db/NI0K


w0rw wrote on 12/5/2020 7:37 AM:

Is there an easy shortcut i can use to switch between SSB and Data ?
i have a K3s with the MH2 microphone..
Does the Frequency Memory Editor have the capability to make those changes?
Maybe the rear panel Mic connector?
Right now i have to turn the VOX off for SSB go to Menu, find Mic Select, turn to F.Pl Bias...
etc.
Then going back to Data i have to tune the VOX on, go to the menu,   etc etc.
Thanks
Paul   w0rw


Switching between SSB and Data

w0rw
 

Is there an easy shortcut i can use to switch between SSB and Data ?
i have a K3s with the MH2 microphone..
Does the Frequency Memory Editor have the capability to make those changes?
Maybe the rear panel Mic connector?
Right now i have to turn the VOX off for SSB go to Menu, find Mic Select, turn to F.Pl Bias...
etc.
Then going back to Data i have to tune the VOX on, go to the menu,   etc etc.
Thanks
Paul   w0rw


Elecraft XG2 For Sale

Irwin Darack
 

I have an Elecraft XG2 Signal Generator for Sale .

This is a used Elecraft's XG2 3-Band Test Oscillator Signal Generator. The XG2 uses a crystal oscillator and is ideal for receiver testing, alignment and S-Meter calibration.

* RF Output Level: 1 µV (-107 dBm) and 50 µV (-73 dBm = S9)
  *Output Accuracy: Typically Better than +/-2 dB at 25 deg. C
* Frequencies: 3.579.5, 7.040 and 14.060 MHz
* Switch selectable output
* Uses a CR2032 Lithium Battery
* Red LED Light used to indicate power on
* Instruction manual included

Asking $70.(or reasonable offer) + Shipping - Con USA Only.

Please contact me off the reflector: idarack(at) gmail.com

Thanks, Irwin KD3TB




KAT500 Tune Keying

K9MA
 

Does anyone know how to get the KAT500 to automatically put the K3 in the "Tune" mode (RF out) when the button on the KAT500 is pressed? I remember having this problem with the KPA1500, but fixed it somehow.


73,

Scott K9MA

-- 
Scott  K9MA

k9ma@...


Re: CW from keyboard?

Peder Kittelson W7RPK
 

One more thing.  You need to start the transmitting first by clicking on the transmit button.  Then it will keep transmitting until you click on it to stop.  So at that point you can transmit anything and anything until you click the stop button.

On Sat, Dec 5, 2020 at 10:10 AM Peder Kittelson via groups.io <peder.kittelson=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Make sure that you have not done ANY work in the programming tab area before you attempt to transmit continuously.  I finally figured out that if I want to simply transmit in the terminal area I should restart the program and go directly to the terminal area and transmit there.  It works.

On Wed, Dec 2, 2020 at 10:47 PM ke9uw <c-hawley@...> wrote:
I can type into the P3 transmit window from the keyboard, do ctrl T and transmit what I have typed. But, with VOX turned on, I type and it still fills the transmit window and won't transmit until I hit ctrl T. What am I needing to do to transmit while typing?


Re: CW from keyboard?

Peder Kittelson W7RPK
 

Make sure that you have not done ANY work in the programming tab area before you attempt to transmit continuously.  I finally figured out that if I want to simply transmit in the terminal area I should restart the program and go directly to the terminal area and transmit there.  It works.

On Wed, Dec 2, 2020 at 10:47 PM ke9uw <c-hawley@...> wrote:
I can type into the P3 transmit window from the keyboard, do ctrl T and transmit what I have typed. But, with VOX turned on, I type and it still fills the transmit window and won't transmit until I hit ctrl T. What am I needing to do to transmit while typing?


Re: Looking for K3/0 “mini” as well as an “S Module” for a K3 #forsale

Mel Marcus
 

RAY

This is the part number and description: KSYN3A Upgrade Kit 
Remember if you have a sub receiver you will need two of these

Mel
NE9A

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] Looking for K3/0 “mini” as well as an
“S Module” for a K3 #forsale
From: "Ray Maxfield" <wa6vab@...>
Date: Thu, December 03, 2020 12:38 pm
To: "Elecraft-K3@groups.io" <Elecraft-K3@groups.io>

Is the New Synthesizer available ? 
P/N ?
$$ ?    thanks  ray WA6VAB  K3
 
From: Dave Cole
Sent: Thursday, December 3, 2020 5:00 AM
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] Looking for K3/0 “mini” as well as an “S Module” for a K3 #forsale
 
Hi Mel,
 
Is the updated, new synth, for the K3 closer to the one in the K3S, or
is it the same?
 
I know adding the new synth to my K3 made a big difference...
 
See:
 
 
I did some screen shots of the P3, showing my neighbor 700 feet away,
running 100 watts as we both went from the old to the new synths in the
following steps:
 
1.  Both old synth.
2.  New Synth in distant rig.
3.  New synth in my rig.
 
The differences are clearly visible...
 
73, and thanks,
Dave (NK7Z)
ARRL Volunteer Examiner
ARRL Technical Specialist, RFI
ARRL Asst. Director, NW Division, Technical Resources
 
On 12/2/20 8:22 PM, Mel Marcus wrote:
> Dave
>
> What he is talking about is the synthesizer . that is the big difference
> between the k3 and the k3s. if you have a subreceiver , you would need two
>
> Mel
> NE9A
>
>     -------- Original Message --------
>     Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] Looking for K3/0 “mini” as well as an
>     “S Module” for a K3 #forsale
>     From: "David Bunte" <dpbunte@... <mailto:dpbunte@...>>
>     Date: Wed, December 02, 2020 8:02 pm
>
>     Larry -
>
>     I can’t help you but am curious. What do you mean be “...a K3S
>     module for K-3.”
>
>     I have never heard of such a thing.
>
>     Dave - K9FN
>
>     On Wed, Dec 2, 2020 at 8:06 PM Proberbs356 via groups.io
>     <http://groups.io> <Proberbs356@...
>     <mailto:me.com@groups.io>> wrote:
>
>
>         --
>         Hello, I’m looking for a K3S module for K-3. must be in great
>         shape and working.
>
>         please let me know what you have and the price you’d like to get
>         for it. You can reach me by email at: proberbs356@...
>         <mailto:proberbs356@...>
>
>         Thank you so much!
>
>         Larry Deyoe
>         K7HN
>
>
 
 
 
 
 


Re: Looking for a. Pair of KSYN3A boards for a K3

David Box
 

Larry

You should go to <https://elecraft.com/pages/k3-k3s-options-interest-form> and let them know you are interested.

Elecraft is trying to get a list of what people still need for the K3/K3s and are asking you to fill out the form.  When there is sufficient interest on a given item they will then do a production run. 

Finding a KSYN3A on the used market is going to be extremely unlikely.

Gud Luck

de Dave K5MWR


On 12/3/2020 14:18, Proberbs356 via groups.io wrote:


Sorry for the re-post but I want to to be specific here

I’m looking for a pair of KSYN3A boards for a K-3. must be in great shape and working. 

Please let me know what you have and the price you’d like to get for it. You can reach me by email at: proberbs356@...

Thank you so much!

Larry Deyoe
K7HN
YouTube: Ham Radio Live!


Looking for a. Pair of KSYN3A boards for a K3

Proberbs356@...
 


Sorry for the re-post but I want to to be specific here

I’m looking for a pair of KSYN3A boards for a K-3. must be in great shape and working. 

Please let me know what you have and the price you’d like to get for it. You can reach me by email at: proberbs356@...

Thank you so much!

Larry Deyoe
K7HN
YouTube: Ham Radio Live!


Re: Looking for K3/0 “mini” as well as an “S Module” for a K3 #forsale

Ray Maxfield
 

Is the New Synthesizer available ? 

P/N ?

$$ ?    thanks  ray WA6VAB  K3

 

From: Dave Cole
Sent: Thursday, December 3, 2020 5:00 AM
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] Looking for K3/0 “mini” as well as an “S Module” for a K3 #forsale

 

Hi Mel,

 

Is the updated, new synth, for the K3 closer to the one in the K3S, or

is it the same?

 

I know adding the new synth to my K3 made a big difference...

 

See:

 

https://www.nk7z.net/k3/

 

I did some screen shots of the P3, showing my neighbor 700 feet away,

running 100 watts as we both went from the old to the new synths in the

following steps:

 

1.  Both old synth.

2.  New Synth in distant rig.

3.  New synth in my rig.

 

The differences are clearly visible...

 

73, and thanks,

Dave (NK7Z)

https://www.nk7z.net

ARRL Volunteer Examiner

ARRL Technical Specialist, RFI

ARRL Asst. Director, NW Division, Technical Resources

 

On 12/2/20 8:22 PM, Mel Marcus wrote:

> Dave

>

> What he is talking about is the synthesizer . that is the big difference

> between the k3 and the k3s. if you have a subreceiver , you would need two

>

> Mel

> NE9A

>

>     -------- Original Message --------

>     Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] Looking for K3/0 “mini” as well as an

>     “S Module” for a K3 #forsale

>     From: "David Bunte" <dpbunte@... <mailto:dpbunte@...>>

>     Date: Wed, December 02, 2020 8:02 pm

>     To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io <mailto:Elecraft-K3@groups.io>

>

>     Larry -

>

>     I can’t help you but am curious. What do you mean be “...a K3S

>     module for K-3.”

>

>     I have never heard of such a thing.

>

>     Dave - K9FN

>

>     On Wed, Dec 2, 2020 at 8:06 PM Proberbs356 via groups.io

>     <http://groups.io> <Proberbs356@...

>     <mailto:me.com@groups.io>> wrote:

>

>

>         --

>         Hello, I’m looking for a K3S module for K-3. must be in great

>         shape and working.

>

>         please let me know what you have and the price you’d like to get

>         for it. You can reach me by email at: proberbs356@...

>         <mailto:proberbs356@...>

>

>         Thank you so much!

>

>         Larry Deyoe

>         K7HN

>

>

 

 

 

 

 


P3 Power Sensor data spurs on 160M

Stewart G3RXQ
 

Having spent some time chasing groups of S6/7 carriers spaced at ~2.5kHz on 160M.
I have traced them to data signals from the P3 being injected into the DCHF-2000 coupler.

To check that this was the case, and that no other pick-up mechanism was involved I connected
the coupler to my K3 with a dummy load directly on its output. Removing the data link to the P3
removes the spurs.

Anyone else experienced this and found the solution ?

73 Stewart G3RXQ / G3Q


Re: Looking for K3/0 “mini” as well as an “S Module” for a K3 #forsale

Dave (NK7Z)
 

Hi Mel,

Is the updated, new synth, for the K3 closer to the one in the K3S, or is it the same?

I know adding the new synth to my K3 made a big difference...

See:

https://www.nk7z.net/k3/

I did some screen shots of the P3, showing my neighbor 700 feet away, running 100 watts as we both went from the old to the new synths in the following steps:

1. Both old synth.
2. New Synth in distant rig.
3. New synth in my rig.

The differences are clearly visible...

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

On 12/2/20 8:22 PM, Mel Marcus wrote:
Dave
What he is talking about is the synthesizer . that is the big difference between the k3 and the k3s. if you have a subreceiver , you would need two
Mel
NE9A
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] Looking for K3/0 “mini” as well as an
“S Module” for a K3 #forsale
From: "David Bunte" <dpbunte@gmail.com <mailto:dpbunte@gmail.com>>
Date: Wed, December 02, 2020 8:02 pm
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io <mailto:Elecraft-K3@groups.io>
Larry -
I can’t help you but am curious. What do you mean be “...a K3S
module for K-3.”
I have never heard of such a thing.
Dave - K9FN
On Wed, Dec 2, 2020 at 8:06 PM Proberbs356 via groups.io
<http://groups.io> <Proberbs356=me.com@groups.io
<mailto:me.com@groups.io>> wrote:
--
Hello, I’m looking for a K3S module for K-3. must be in great
shape and working.
please let me know what you have and the price you’d like to get
for it. You can reach me by email at: proberbs356@me.com
<mailto:proberbs356@me.com>
Thank you so much!
Larry Deyoe
K7HN

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