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Re: Proud new owner of a K3S!

Mike Flowers
 

And, after backing up your configurations, copy them to a network drive, cloud storage or a USB Flash drive so that you’ve protected these files from a hard drive crash.

 

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

 

From: Elecraft-K3@groups.io <Elecraft-K3@groups.io> On Behalf Of Bob McGraw - K4TAX
Sent: Sunday, February 07, 2021 05:56
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] Proud new owner of a K3S!

 

Do take time to read the manual, cover to cover, 2 or 3 times.   And download the K3 Utility and back up the present configuration.   That way you will have a way to get back to a starting point. 

 

 (Now why would one ever need that?  I did! Several times.). 

73

Bob, K4TAX

 

 



On Feb 7, 2021, at 4:52 AM, Mike Kopacki <mikekopacki@...> wrote:

Folks, my K3S arrived yesterday and I am excited and happy to be a part of the K3 family!  Working 3 state QSO parties this weekend to get my feet wet.  I look forward to utilizing the forum and learning from all of you!

Thanks,
Mike NJ2OM



Re: Proud new owner of a K3S!

Bob McGraw - K4TAX
 

Do take time to read the manual, cover to cover, 2 or 3 times.   And download the K3 Utility and back up the present configuration.   That way you will have a way to get back to a starting point. 

 (Now why would one ever need that?  I did! Several times.). 

73
Bob, K4TAX



On Feb 7, 2021, at 4:52 AM, Mike Kopacki <mikekopacki@...> wrote:

Folks, my K3S arrived yesterday and I am excited and happy to be a part of the K3 family!  Working 3 state QSO parties this weekend to get my feet wet.  I look forward to utilizing the forum and learning from all of you!

Thanks,
Mike NJ2OM




Re: #forsale #forsale

Paul G4KZY
 

Hi Greg,

I have sent you two emails (one via groups.io and one via eHam).

Are you happy to ship to Europe (I will organise the carrier)?

73,

Paul G4KZY


Proud new owner of a K3S!

Mike Kopacki
 

Folks, my K3S arrived yesterday and I am excited and happy to be a part of the K3 family!  Working 3 state QSO parties this weekend to get my feet wet.  I look forward to utilizing the forum and learning from all of you!

Thanks,
Mike NJ2OM




#forsale #forsale

 

For sale.
Nicely equipped factory built K3.
See my ad on QRZ.com
Search K9ON in swapmeet.
73,
Greg K9ON


Re: KAT500

Dean LaClair
 

So, Was it a scam?
73
Dean K2WW

On Sat, Feb 6, 2021 at 8:38 AM Jim - WS6X <ws6x.ars@...> wrote:

Hello Again,

Sorry for being so “mysterious” yesterday. Several of you have written, some with helpful suggestions, but many being curious about what I thought was “suspicious” about the KAT500 transaction.

Briefly, I have learned when you place a “WTB:” ad on QTH.com, you often encounter one of the lurking scammers, who will offer to sell you the item you are wanting. They will spoof an unsuspecting, legitimate ham, who does not include an email address in their QRZ listing. There are several tell-tale signs of such an operation, and such was the case yesterday with the offer to sell me KAT500, SN 0296.

I wrote this group yesterday, hoping that perhaps the rightful owner would step forward. Sure enough, last evening the real owner of the equipment contacted me. Interestingly, asking for a close-up photo clearly showing the Serial Number will usually stop these guys in their tracks, but yesterday the scammer provided me with that photo. These guys are becoming very sophisticated.

Anyway, thanks for bearing with me while I outed this scammer.

73 es Stay Safe,

Jim – WS6X

 

P.S. I’m still looking for a KAT500. Any offers? 😊


Re: MIC bias settings

SGS 126
 

Heil HC4 and HC5 are Dynamic microphone elements.  You do not want to place a bias voltage on them.  The K3 places a voltage on the microphone line both on the front panel and rear panel.  So using the HC4 or 5 you want bias OFF.  The rear panel mic input is mono (ground and mic) so bias must be off for the HC4 or 5 or any dynamic mic like a PR781. 

If you use an electret mic you need the bias ON to power the element.  Both front and rear panel connections.

Ben KJ4CC


Re: KAT500

Bob McGraw - K4TAX
 

I trust law enforcement officials were notified.

73

Bob, K4TAX

On 2/6/2021 7:38 AM, Jim - WS6X wrote:

Hello Again,

Sorry for being so “mysterious” yesterday. Several of you have written, some with helpful suggestions, but many being curious about what I thought was “suspicious” about the KAT500 transaction.

Briefly, I have learned when you place a “WTB:” ad on QTH.com, you often encounter one of the lurking scammers, who will offer to sell you the item you are wanting. They will spoof an unsuspecting, legitimate ham, who does not include an email address in their QRZ listing. There are several tell-tale signs of such an operation, and such was the case yesterday with the offer to sell me KAT500, SN 0296.

I wrote this group yesterday, hoping that perhaps the rightful owner would step forward. Sure enough, last evening the real owner of the equipment contacted me. Interestingly, asking for a close-up photo clearly showing the Serial Number will usually stop these guys in their tracks, but yesterday the scammer provided me with that photo. These guys are becoming very sophisticated.

Anyway, thanks for bearing with me while I outed this scammer.

73 es Stay Safe,

Jim – WS6X

 

P.S. I’m still looking for a KAT500. Any offers? 😊


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Re: MIC bias settings

SGS 126
 
Edited

Yes if it is floating there is no reference to the common ground.  Look at an XLR connector the mic has two connectors and you can choose to leave the mic floating or you can ground one side.  Very much like a doublet antenna fed with a balanced feed line.  On the rear panel connector, it's a mono plug so if you have a balanced mic like a PR781 you need to ground one side of the mike to common ground.

If you look at an XLR connection you'll see a ground line and two mic lines

Pin 1 Sheild/Ground
Pin 2 Positive
Pin 3 Negative

One of those mic lines is connected to the ground and so you have your two wires out for a mono connection.  Make sure bias is OFF.

Ben


Re: KAT500

Wes Stewart
 

Good job.

On Saturday, February 6, 2021, 6:38:42 AM MST, Jim - WS6X <ws6x.ars@...> wrote:


Hello Again,

Sorry for being so “mysterious” yesterday. Several of you have written, some with helpful suggestions, but many being curious about what I thought was “suspicious” about the KAT500 transaction.

Briefly, I have learned when you place a “WTB:” ad on QTH.com, you often encounter one of the lurking scammers, who will offer to sell you the item you are wanting. They will spoof an unsuspecting, legitimate ham, who does not include an email address in their QRZ listing. There are several tell-tale signs of such an operation, and such was the case yesterday with the offer to sell me KAT500, SN 0296.

I wrote this group yesterday, hoping that perhaps the rightful owner would step forward. Sure enough, last evening the real owner of the equipment contacted me. Interestingly, asking for a close-up photo clearly showing the Serial Number will usually stop these guys in their tracks, but yesterday the scammer provided me with that photo. These guys are becoming very sophisticated.

Anyway, thanks for bearing with me while I outed this scammer.

73 es Stay Safe,

Jim – WS6X

 

P.S. I’m still looking for a KAT500. Any offers? 😊


KAT500

Jim - WS6X
 

Hello Again,

Sorry for being so “mysterious” yesterday. Several of you have written, some with helpful suggestions, but many being curious about what I thought was “suspicious” about the KAT500 transaction.

Briefly, I have learned when you place a “WTB:” ad on QTH.com, you often encounter one of the lurking scammers, who will offer to sell you the item you are wanting. They will spoof an unsuspecting, legitimate ham, who does not include an email address in their QRZ listing. There are several tell-tale signs of such an operation, and such was the case yesterday with the offer to sell me KAT500, SN 0296.

I wrote this group yesterday, hoping that perhaps the rightful owner would step forward. Sure enough, last evening the real owner of the equipment contacted me. Interestingly, asking for a close-up photo clearly showing the Serial Number will usually stop these guys in their tracks, but yesterday the scammer provided me with that photo. These guys are becoming very sophisticated.

Anyway, thanks for bearing with me while I outed this scammer.

73 es Stay Safe,

Jim – WS6X

 

P.S. I’m still looking for a KAT500. Any offers? 😊


Re: KAT500

Bob McGraw - K4TAX
 

Jim:

I have a KAT500 paired up with my KPA500.  That pairs up with my K3S and P3.   Not hard to do, one just needs the correct cables and follow the instructions in the manuals.     Can't vouch for the serial numbers.

There are hundreds of the combination being operated every day.  As to how it mates with other radios, well you'll have a learning process there and may need to fabricate your own proper cables. 

Works great........160M - 6M with 500 watts output on all bands. 

73

Bob, K4TAX

On 2/5/2021 6:01 PM, Jim - WS6X wrote:

Hello,

I have a guy trying to sell me a used KAT500, SN 0296. He sent me an actual photo with the SN clearly showing. Also in the photo is KPA500 SN 0702. Something seems suspicious. I did a Google image search, but the results were inconclusive.

Does anyone in this group own, or has ever owned this pair?

Please contact me off list.

Thanks,

Jim – WS6X

 


Re: KAT500

mikerodgerske5gbc
 

I would request a qsl card in the picture. 

73
Mike R

7!
Absolutely Awesome 

On Feb 5, 2021, at 7:01 PM, Ed Pflueger <ab4iq@...> wrote:



I have #0708 KPA500 and # 0059 KAT500

 

Ed.. AB4IQ

 

From: Elecraft-K3@groups.io [mailto:Elecraft-K3@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim - WS6X
Sent: Friday, February 5, 2021 6:02 PM
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: [Elecraft-K3] KAT500

 

Hello,

I have a guy trying to sell me a used KAT500, SN 0296. He sent me an actual photo with the SN clearly showing. Also in the photo is KPA500 SN 0702. Something seems suspicious. I did a Google image search, but the results were inconclusive.

Does anyone in this group own, or has ever owned this pair?

Please contact me off list.

Thanks,

Jim – WS6X

 

 


Re: KAT500

Ed Pflueger
 

I have #0708 KPA500 and # 0059 KAT500

 

Ed.. AB4IQ

 

From: Elecraft-K3@groups.io [mailto:Elecraft-K3@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim - WS6X
Sent: Friday, February 5, 2021 6:02 PM
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: [Elecraft-K3] KAT500

 

Hello,

I have a guy trying to sell me a used KAT500, SN 0296. He sent me an actual photo with the SN clearly showing. Also in the photo is KPA500 SN 0702. Something seems suspicious. I did a Google image search, but the results were inconclusive.

Does anyone in this group own, or has ever owned this pair?

Please contact me off list.

Thanks,

Jim – WS6X

 

 


Re: KAT500

Steve VE3RX
 

KAT500 and KPA500 are sold separately, or people by only one and then buy the other later. There is no correlation between the two sets of serial numbers. I bought both of mine at the same time as "kits" in late 2017/early 2018, and the serial for the KAT500 is in the 24xx range, and the KPA500 serial is in the 34xx range. Obviously they sell more KPA500 than KAT500.

73
Steve


Re: KAT500

George Pappayliou
 

Mine are still both on the shelf but you are wise to check. I, for one, am certainly grateful that you have done so.


Regards, George
------------------------------------
George S. Pappayliou


On Feb 5, 2021, at 7:01 PM, Jim - WS6X <ws6x.ars@...> wrote:



Hello,

I have a guy trying to sell me a used KAT500, SN 0296. He sent me an actual photo with the SN clearly showing. Also in the photo is KPA500 SN 0702. Something seems suspicious. I did a Google image search, but the results were inconclusive.

Does anyone in this group own, or has ever owned this pair?

Please contact me off list.

Thanks,

Jim – WS6X

 


KAT500

Jim - WS6X
 

Hello,

I have a guy trying to sell me a used KAT500, SN 0296. He sent me an actual photo with the SN clearly showing. Also in the photo is KPA500 SN 0702. Something seems suspicious. I did a Google image search, but the results were inconclusive.

Does anyone in this group own, or has ever owned this pair?

Please contact me off list.

Thanks,

Jim – WS6X

 


Re: Request to Elecraft forum to PERMANENTLY bar certain participants

Ralph
 

Just my thought but enough of this on either side. Please stop.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

Brad

WZ0O


Re: MIC bias settings

n7wy
 

Jim is technically correct, the MS document is a System Design Guide which guides using a resistor from the bias source to the ring and a separate resistor to the tip; not a single resistor supplying both connections.  

Jim is correct that Elecraft (and also Heil) do it differently, but I never claimed either makes PCs compliant with the MS Guide.  Elecraft was prudent to leave the ring in the rear panel mic jack open.

Jim is also correct that USB sound card dongles that use a single resistor are not garbage, that is just where they wound up when they would not work with Heil's TS plug for the reasons I stated originally.  Bottom line - caveat emptor.


Re: FS - K3 / K4 XLR Microphone Adapter

Mel Marcus
 

Andrew

Thanks it arrived  to today. Just what I was looking  for

Mel


From: Elecraft-K3@groups.io <Elecraft-K3@groups.io> on behalf of andrew vavra via groups.io <avavra1@...>
Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2021 1:50 PM
To: elecraft-k3@groups.io <elecraft-k3@groups.io>
Subject: [Elecraft-K3] FS - K3 / K4 XLR Microphone Adapter
 
I have a couple of homebrew adapter cables I made for my K3 that I no longer need.

This one lets you connect a XLR microphone to the 8-pin front panel Mic & PTT inputs, allowing you to connect your 8-pin microphone to the rear inputs instead of the front.  It is approximately 30 inches long.

$10 + $2 for postage.

Contact me off list at my callsign below via the ARRL.net eMail reflector

-- Andy, KD3RF




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