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Interview with N6KR and the K3 display at Dayton

Rob, WB1AEX
 

The link below is a short clip of an interview with Wayne Burdick N6KR and the K3 at Dayton. Sure looks nice!

73,

Rob WB1AEX


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUxhVKfXf4k&;NR=1


PDF of K3 basic kit

ac4cx10 <ac4cx@...>
 

I was wondering if a pdf file is available to see the steps in assembly
of K3 case and racks.I know its modular but seeing parts in a laid out
pic would be nice and the assembly steps of parts and knobs and racks.

Don AC4CX


Re: PDF of K3 basic kit

wb8yqj <wb8yqj@...>
 

Don,

The radio itself won't be available for a minimum of 5 weeks, I would
not be suprised if the date slipped to August the way things go. I am
fairly certain they are still working on the documentation among other
things.

--- In Elecraft_K3@yahoogroups.com, "ac4cx10" <ac4cx@...> wrote:

I was wondering if a pdf file is available to see the steps in
assembly
of K3 case and racks.I know its modular but seeing parts in a laid
out
pic would be nice and the assembly steps of parts and knobs and racks.

Don AC4CX


K3 pics on one page

n4lcd <Paul@...>
 

K3 Pics on one page
www.N4LCD.com/k3


Re: [Elecraft_K3] K3 pics on one page

Ken N9VV <n9vv@...>
 

beautiful Paul!
de ken n9vv

n4lcd wrote:

K3 Pics on one page
www.N4LCD.com/k3


Re: [Elecraft_K3] Re: K3 pics on one page

John Merrill <johnn1jm@...>
 

Not me :-).


On May 27, 2007, at 6:22 PM, wb8yqj wrote:

Anyone that can look at these and not want one? ;-)

--- In Elecraft_K3@yahoogroups.com, "n4lcd" wrote:
>
>
>
> K3 Pics on one page
> www.N4LCD.com/k3
>



Voice mode

Bill
 

Hi All

I am inquiring for a blind friend as to the voice synth. on the K3.
Does it have one? And if so, does it do the menus like the TS2000 or
just the freq and s meter and mode like so many others?

He is very interested in one of these, but as you all understand this
issue is a make or break one in his case

TIA

Bill K4FX


Re: Firmware upgrades

n5tw <tomw@...>
 

--- In Elecraft_K3@yahoogroups.com, "ab2tc" <ab2tc@...> wrote:

Hi,

You raise a very good question. I am following this group and the
TenTec Omni 7 group because I am considering a future purchase after a
very careful evaluation. The Omni 7 is out and I am frankly dismayed
by much of what I see reported in that group. After a few months they
are now at least on their 10th firmware release and there are still
scores of things that don't work correctly. So it's a very good
question to ask of current Elecraft owners if that's what can be
expected with the K3 release also. I can't wait to hear answers on
this one.

Knut - AB2TC
I own an Orion I (and a K2) and have decided to transfer the flag from
the Orion to a K3. I have no insight into the innards of the Orion
firmware but from watching the myriad of updates and all the
unfortunate interactions, it just must be architected in an unstructure
or otherwise poor way.... They also just give little feedback on
what is going on including not acknowledging problems... I'm sure
there will be a number of revisions to the K3 firmware as they add
goodies or correct things but I expect a totally different and better
experience from Elecraft based on demonstrated competence and customer
commitment.... Saving my money...

Tom N5TW


Re: [Elecraft_K3] Re: Firmware upgrades

Don Nesbitt
 

Interesting post - I have been an Elecraft fan almost
from the start - have the K1, KX1 and had a
K2/100/KAT100. Sold the K2 (BTW an amazing rig) to
make room for the K3 that I ordered as soon as it was
announced at Visailia.

I've also got an Orion II. Never one glitch, burp,
belch or problem with software downloads, etc! The O
II just sits there and works - extremely stable
software and hardware. I know that reading the Orion
or TT reflectors can skew your view - most of us that
have no problems just use the rigs and go on our way
without comment.

It will be interesting to see how my new K3 stacks up
against the O II. I'm sure it will be a terrific
addition to my shack. Wayne and Eric have built a
wonderful community around technically sound
equipment. Bravo! '73 es gud dxing -- Don N4HH

--- wb8yqj <wb8yqj@yahoo.com> wrote:

Tom,

You are not the only one that feels this way and
it's not that it
hasn't been long enough for Orion to make good on
promises.

I never bought an Orion, just watched the list for
2.5 years waiting
for things to look better with it. As of today,
still unstable.

Oddly enough, I have the Argo V and I just turn it
on and it works,
every time the same way - WELL!

Same thing for my OMNI VI+ which is may favorite rig
ever.

So what happened with Orion? I'd expect by now,
whatever it was, if
it could have been fixed it would have been already.


Shame.

I am so excited about the K3 and I've put my money
where my mouth is.

de wb8yqj ..

...and keeping the OMNI for-ever!


--- In Elecraft_K3@yahoogroups.com, "n5tw"
<tomw@...> wrote:

--- In Elecraft_K3@yahoogroups.com, "ab2tc"
<ab2tc@> wrote:

Hi,

You raise a very good question. I am following
this group and the
TenTec Omni 7 group because I am considering a
future purchase
after a
very careful evaluation. The Omni 7 is out and I
am frankly
dismayed
by much of what I see reported in that group.
After a few months
they
are now at least on their 10th firmware release
and there are
still
scores of things that don't work correctly. So
it's a very good
question to ask of current Elecraft owners if
that's what can be
expected with the K3 release also. I can't wait
to hear answers on
this one.

Knut - AB2TC
I own an Orion I (and a K2) and have decided to
transfer the flag
from
the Orion to a K3. I have no insight into the
innards of the
Orion
firmware but from watching the myriad of updates
and all the
unfortunate interactions, it just must be
architected in an
unstructure
or otherwise poor way.... They also just give
little feedback on
what is going on including not acknowledging
problems... I'm sure
there will be a number of revisions to the K3
firmware as they add
goodies or correct things but I expect a totally
different and
better
experience from Elecraft based on demonstrated
competence and
customer
commitment.... Saving my money...

Tom N5TW



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Re: [Elecraft_K3] Voice mode

Toby Deinhardt
 

I am inquiring for a blind friend as to the voice synth. on the K3.
Does it have one? And if so, does it do the menus like the TS2000 or
just the freq and s meter and mode like so many others?


The FAQ says <http://www.elecraft.com/K3/K3FAQ.htm> :

Is the K3 compatible with visually impaired operators? Would like to have a voice announcement of frequency, mode, and S-meter readings.

It will be. We're working with a few blind hams to optimize the interface.




For details, imho, he should get in touch with Elecraft.

vy 73 de toby
--
DD5FZ, 4N6FZ (ex dj7mgq, dg5mgq, dd5fz)
K2 #885, K2/100 #3248
K3/100 #??? (< #200)
DOK C12, BCC, DL-QRP-AG


Re: Voice mode

Bill
 

Thanks Toby

Well he called when they 1st announced it, and is waiting on them to
reply, they told him they would get back with him,

At least this is something positive

Thanks for the reply

73

Bill

--- In Elecraft_K3@yahoogroups.com, Toby Deinhardt <dj7mgq@...> wrote:

> I am inquiring for a blind friend as to the voice synth. on the
K3.
> Does it have one? And if so, does it do the menus like the
TS2000 or
> just the freq and s meter and mode like so many others?



The FAQ says <http://www.elecraft.com/K3/K3FAQ.htm> :

Is the K3 compatible with visually impaired operators? Would like
to
have a voice announcement of frequency, mode, and S-meter readings.

It will be. We're working with a few blind hams to optimize the
interface.




For details, imho, he should get in touch with Elecraft.

vy 73 de toby
--
DD5FZ, 4N6FZ (ex dj7mgq, dg5mgq, dd5fz)
K2 #885, K2/100 #3248
K3/100 #??? (< #200)
DOK C12, BCC, DL-QRP-AG


Re: [Elecraft_K3] Re: Voice mode

Toby Deinhardt
 

Hi Bill,


Well he called when they 1st announced it, and is waiting on them to reply, they told him they would get back with him,
Usually they are very reponsive. I think that Elecraft has been rather surprised and slightly overwhelmed by the response up to now. If I were him, I'd just try again. Also it might be better to drop Wayne and Eric a personal email.

vy 73 de toby
--
DD5FZ, 4N6FZ (ex dj7mgq, dg5mgq, dd5fz)
K2 #885, K2/100 #3248
K3/100 #??? (< #200)
DOK C12, BCC, DL-QRP-AG


Re: [Elecraft_K3] Voice mode

Simon Brown <simon.brown@...>
 

Hi Bill,

How blind is blind in this case? I ask as I'll provide full support for the K3 in Ham Radio Deluxe, and this can have voice enabled - there are blind hams who can still see a bit. For this very reason I support full UI customisation - font sizes, colours etc.

Also if your friend has a partner he or she can always use the PC to change settings - it would be very simple. In a program such as mine the user will be able to store an unlimited set of profiles and just toggle through them with a single keystroke.

What I have done elsewhere is enable a special window via a single keystroke combination, then there is voice-enabled navigation.

I'm sure that between Elecraft's Lyle KK7P and those of us who write free software your friend will be able to enjoy the K3, we can't let someone down.

Simon Brown, HB9DRV

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill" <bill@k4fx.net>

I am inquiring for a blind friend as to the voice synth. on the K3.
Does it have one? And if so, does it do the menus like the TS2000 or
just the freq and s meter and mode like so many others?


Good news!

Joe Stofko <wb1aiu@...>
 

Wow... Lots of activity here, all of a sudden.
Imagine things will really get lively once
shipments commence. The "good news" here is
the post in the Voice Mode thread. Simon
Brown, HB9DRV, indicates full support of
the K3 in Ham Radio Deluxe..(IMHO)one of the
best pieces of free software ever written!
You can bet I'll be enjoying PSK31 via HRD
and my K3. Now, Simon.. if only we could
get you to port HRD to Linux!!!

73, Joe - WB1AIU


Re: [Elecraft_K3] Good news!

Simon Brown <simon.brown@...>
 

Fat chance :-)

Simon Brown, HB9DRV

----- Original Message -----
From: "Joe Stofko" <wb1aiu@snet.net>

Now, Simon.. if only we could get you to port HRD to Linux!!!


Heil GM to K3 mic pin

Roger <mw0idx@...>
 

I have a Heil GM mic wired for a FT920 at present and I wish to rewire
the GM ready for my new K3.

Can some kind soul out there confirm that I have the correct pin
connections please.

Pin 1 (ground)change to pin 7 or 8
Pin 2 (audio) change to pin 1
Pin 3 & 4 (PTT)change to pin 2

Hope that makes sense, any advice appreciated.

73
Roger MWØIDX K3IDX

K2 #2724 KX1 #416 K3 #?


Re: Heil GM to K3 mic pin

Joe Stofko <wb1aiu@...>
 

Hi Roger,

The K3 mic connector pin out is, according
to Elecraft, identical to the Kenwood configuration.
You are, essentially, correct... but it should be
pointed out that Pin 7 is actually MIC Lo or Mic-,
and pin 8 is GND.

73,
Joe - WB1AIU

--- In Elecraft_K3@yahoogroups.com, "Roger" <mw0idx@...> wrote:

I have a Heil GM mic wired for a FT920 at present and I wish to
rewire
the GM ready for my new K3.

Can some kind soul out there confirm that I have the correct pin
connections please.

Pin 1 (ground)change to pin 7 or 8
Pin 2 (audio) change to pin 1
Pin 3 & 4 (PTT)change to pin 2

Hope that makes sense, any advice appreciated.

73
Roger MWØIDX K3IDX

K2 #2724 KX1 #416 K3 #?


Re: Heil GM to K3 mic pin

Roger Dallimore <mw0idx@...>
 

Thanks Joe.

I called into Aptos  last year whilst on holiday and I remember jokingly asking when the "mythical" K3 will be ready, only to be met with  complete silence! This took me back a bit as I was expecting a jovial reply in return...... now I know why..!  ;-)

73
Roger MWØIDX  K3IDX

K2 #2724 KX1 #416 K3 #?

The K3 mic connector pin out is, according
to Elecraft, identical to the Kenwood configuration.
You are, essentially, correct... but it should be
pointed out that Pin 7 is actually MIC Lo or Mic-,
and pin 8 is GND.

73,
Joe - WB1AIU


Elecraft in general

Einar Lundborg <cbc@...>
 

Hello,
Here I am. As an old QRP-fan I have been operating Elecraft´s K2,
s/no 0037 since Spring 1999. Then I have built a couple of K1:s, KX1s
and T1-s for me and my friends.
Now I have ordered a K3 with the pree-paid sum, so I am sure my K3 will
show up in July..
In April 1953 or some month before,hi, I started up building a QRP-rig,
after a description in The A.R R.L handbook from 1949.
Well, it will be very nice to follow the discussion here and on the
Elecraft´s Refelctor, which I am very familiar with since the Winter
Season 1998-99..
Here we go! I am wishing you all all the best with your "construction"
of the new exciting K3.
72/73
Einar Lundborg, Norrkoping,Sweden
cbc@telia.com --- sm5cbc@yahoo.com


K3 at Convention in September

neal
 

Been a k2 user and forum lurker for a long time. Anyone know if there
will be an K3 on display at the ARRL Convention this September in
Torrance, CA ?
neal/n6nw

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