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Re: Elecraft K3S - DVR problems

Keith_WE6R
 

Hi Joe;
KDVR3 FW 2.05 was released in Aug 2019 (your rig was prior). It is current as of today, Oct 2020 (for new type boards only. 1.04 or earlier is good for earlier boards).
Please coordinate with Support to send them in. I assume a bunch together would be fine (easier for the programming person for sure).

**Earlier boards with FW 1.04 and earlier should NOT be sent in,,,, they are OK.

**TO CLARIFY; Only send in the newer revision of the board with 2.00 thru 2.04 firmware, OR glitchy Firmware reporting like 00.10 etc that changes with each power cycle or query to read FW.
 
To check;
At turn-on of the K3, long press Menu and you will see the current MCU FW of the radio... Rotate VFO A fully clock-wise and read the "dr  02.xx" number to see the DVR Firmware.
 
*OR* look at the board; With the top cover off you can look down in and see;
Old DVR has the big electrolytic capacitor near the mounting standoff, don't send this in.
New DVR has the big capacitor near the connector, Send these in.

You are responsible for shipping both ways, programming is Warranty.
Keith WE6R Elecraft K3 Tech


Re: Elecraft K3S - DVR problems

OZ0J Joe
 

Hi Keith

 

My K3S was delivered as brand new from Elecraft in winder 2018/2019. Have you forgotten to upgrade the DVK inside before shipping?

 

I know that there are some K3 and K3S in Denmark and in use. Can I collect the DVKs for an update and ship them in one package? And what is the price beside the freight costs?

 

73 Joe, OZ0J

https://english.oz0j.dk

 

 

 

Fra: Elecraft-K3@groups.io <Elecraft-K3@groups.io> På vegne af Keith_WE6R
Sendt: 18. oktober 2020 21:05
Til: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Emne: Re: [Elecraft-K3] Elecraft K3S - DVR problems

 

Hi Joe, we need to program new FW into that DVR. Any FW rev of 2.xx should be upgraded to the current 2.05!
The 06.04 reading is not valid and a glitch. 
(1.04 or older are a different rev of board and are OK).
You will have to take it out and send in,,,  (just the DVR board).
Keith WE6R Elecraft Tech

 


KPOD for Sale

KE8G
 

Thanks to all who inquired about the KPOD I offered for sale.  It has been sold.

73 de Jim - KE8G

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: KE8G <ke8g.jim@...>
Date: Mon, Oct 19, 2020 at 2:24 PM
Subject: KPOD for Sale
To: <Elecraft-K3@groups.io>


Hi All,
I have decided to sell my KPOD, as I really don't use it much and most of the time it isn't even connected to the radio.  When I bought my K3S, it came with the deal.  I am the second owner.

It comes with the K-POD AUX cable and in the original box.  There is no owners manual, it's available/downloadable from the Elecraft website.  

Looks and operates as a brand new piece of equipment, non-smoking home.

The firm price is $225, including shipping to the 48 contiguous states.    

Please contact me via my email listed on the QRZ web site, to keep the bandwidth down on the reflector.

73 de Jim - KE8G


Re: Elecraft K3S - DVR problems

Colin Smithers
 

Thanks Keith,

 

I have already been contacted by others regarding my question to you. I think there may be a bunch of those over here. I’m sure Elecraft records must show how many are in the field?

 

Please let me know once you know so I can arrange to mail it.

 

Kind regards

 

73, Colin G4CWH

 

From: Elecraft-K3@groups.io [mailto:Elecraft-K3@groups.io] On Behalf Of Keith_WE6R via groups.io
Sent: 19 October 2020 19:52
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] Elecraft K3S - DVR problems

 

Hi Colin, I am checking but I am fairly sure it will have to come to Watsonville CA to get 2.05.
(and just to clarify, older rev boards with 1.04 or older FW do NOT need to be upgraded and in fact the board was changed enough that the FW is NOT interchangeable).
Keith WE6R Elecraft K3 Tech.


Re: Elecraft K3S - DVR problems

Keith_WE6R
 

Hi Colin, I am checking but I am fairly sure it will have to come to Watsonville CA to get 2.05.
(and just to clarify, older rev boards with 1.04 or older FW do NOT need to be upgraded and in fact the board was changed enough that the FW is NOT interchangeable).
Keith WE6R Elecraft K3 Tech.


KPOD for Sale

KE8G
 

Hi All,
I have decided to sell my KPOD, as I really don't use it much and most of the time it isn't even connected to the radio.  When I bought my K3S, it came with the deal.  I am the second owner.

It comes with the K-POD AUX cable and in the original box.  There is no owners manual, it's available/downloadable from the Elecraft website.  

Looks and operates as a brand new piece of equipment, non-smoking home.

The firm price is $225, including shipping to the 48 contiguous states.    

Please contact me via my email listed on the QRZ web site, to keep the bandwidth down on the reflector.

73 de Jim - KE8G


Re: No power out and receive seems to be about 20 dB down on my K3s, intermittent....

Jim Shepherd
 

It did it on the bench a couple of times and then everything was normal... I opened it up and the connector between the #1 antenna jack and the ATU was half way off of the pin on the ATU board... It looks like it was making an intermittent connection... Reinstalled it and have not had a problem since. Because I had the lid off, I checked all the other RF connections and they were good.

Thanks for the ideas!

73
Jim W6US


Re: Elecraft K3S - DVR problems

Colin Smithers
 

Hi Keith,

Can UK support do the FW upgrade or must I mail mine to the US. It’s on 2.00.

73, Colin G4CWH


On 18 Oct 2020, at 20:05, Keith_WE6R via groups.io <keithtrinity@...> wrote:



Hi Joe, we need to program new FW into that DVR. Any FW rev of 2.xx should be upgraded to the current 2.05!
The 06.04 reading is not valid and a glitch. 
(1.04 or older are a different rev of board and are OK).
You will have to take it out and send in,,,  (just the DVR board).
Keith WE6R Elecraft Tech

 


Re: Elecraft K3S - DVR problems

Keith_WE6R
 

Hi Joe, we need to program new FW into that DVR. Any FW rev of 2.xx should be upgraded to the current 2.05!
The 06.04 reading is not valid and a glitch. 
(1.04 or older are a different rev of board and are OK).
You will have to take it out and send in,,,  (just the DVR board).
Keith WE6R Elecraft Tech

 


Re: Elecraft K3S - DVR problems

OZ0J Joe
 

Keith

 

Sorry for the late reply. Here are all information form “FW REWS”:

 

uC 05.67

d1 02.88

d2 02.88

FL 01.26

dr 06.40

 

Please let me know if you need further information.

 

 

73 Joe, OZ0J

https://english.oz0j.dk

 

 

 

Fra: Elecraft-K3@groups.io <Elecraft-K3@groups.io> På vegne af Keith_WE6R
Sendt: 13. oktober 2020 07:45
Til: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Emne: Re: [Elecraft-K3] Elecraft K3S - DVR problems

 

The DVR FW gets programmed at Elecraft, not remotely.
Turn on radio, config menu "FW REVS", you will see the MCU 5.67, but then rotate VFO A all the way clockwise,  what is the "dr xx.xx" number?
Keith


Re: Line out

Jim McCook W6YA
 

John, Turn up the K3 MON level just enough so you can hear it in the recording.  This works if you use a headset, but with speakers it will create feedback.  73, Jim W6YA


Re: Line out

Geert Jan de Groot
 

Not in manual, but in K3 firmware release notes:

K3 MCU 5.58 / DSP 2.88 / FPF 1.26, 3-16-2017
* TX LINE OUT (MONITOR) LEVEL NOW ADJUSTABLE: In CONFIG:LIN OUT menu entry, tap '2'  (REV switch) to set the "T=" level (TX monitor). Tap '2' again to return to the RX LINE OUT setting.

Geert Jan


Re: Wanted 6/10M preamp

Tim Hague M0AFJ
 

Thanks for the info and offers, I’ve been offered a 6/10M preamp so I’m just waiting for payment info, if it doesn’t come to anything I’ll be in touch
73 Tim M0AFJ


Re: Wanted 6/10M preamp

Tony W3FLH
 

Tim,

Not sure if it's still available, but worth an email to the seller (which is not me):

https://www.eham.net/classifieds/581123

Good luck!

Tony W3FLH


Re: Wanted 6/10M preamp

Tony W3FLH
 

Not sure if this is still available, but worth an email to the seller (which is not me):

 

https://www.eham.net/classifieds/581123


Tony W3FLH


Re: Wanted 6/10M preamp

Ian - GW0KRL
 

Tim check out G4BUE's website as he did have one on there for sale.
--
Ian - GW0KRL


Re: Wanted 6/10M preamp

John G3VPW
 

Hi Tim,
I have one spare, got to do a bit of searching to find it.
Contact me direct if you are still looking.
73 John G3VPW


Re: Wanted 6/10M preamp

John G3VPW
 

Hi Tim
I have a PR6 please contact off reflector if you want to discuss.
73 John G3VPW


Line out

john ni0k
 

I'd like to record voice transmit audio and receive audio from the line out jack. How do I configure the Monitor function so that Mic audio is passed to the line out?

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


Wanted 6/10M preamp

Tim Hague M0AFJ
 

As above, I’m looking for a PR6/10 preamp if anyone has one for sale 

73 Tim M0AFJ