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K3 setting for WSJT-X


KE1F Lou
 

I have a problem with sending FT8, using my K3/KAT500/KAP500.

The set up receives and decode properly. Keying the K3. But no RF out. I have the filters wide open.

The micro Keyer II and WSJT-X are set up properly. Only settings in  question is the K3.

K3 is in Digi Mode A, VOX on, RF 50, AGC slow. What other setting have to be right for proper operation?

73, Lou KE1F

Ps: it used to work but the computer bugs decided otherwise.


Dennis Moore
 

How are you getting your xmit audio into the K3, and what is you Mic set to?

Dennis NJ6G

On 3/1/2021 15:10, KE1F Lou wrote:
I have a problem with sending FT8, using my K3/KAT500/KAP500.

The set up receives and decode properly. Keying the K3. But no RF out. I have the filters wide open.

The micro Keyer II and WSJT-X are set up properly. Only settings in  question is the K3.

K3 is in Digi Mode A, VOX on, RF 50, AGC slow. What other setting have to be right for proper operation?

73, Lou KE1F

Ps: it used to work but the computer bugs decided otherwise.


Dave Cole
 

Look at the output of the computer...

If it used to work, (and you made NO changes), then you have it wired correctly, and can assume it still is correct.

If something on your computer changed things, then there may be no audio output from the computer. Perhaps something toasted the audio driver, or changed the levels, or changed outputs, etc...

If you find output on the wire feeding the K3, then make sure the K3 is looking at the right audio port.

This is the process I would use first.

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

On 3/1/21 3:10 PM, KE1F Lou wrote:
I have a problem with sending FT8, using my K3/KAT500/KAP500.
The set up receives and decode properly. Keying the K3. But no RF out. I have the filters wide open.
The micro Keyer II and WSJT-X are set up properly. Only settings in question is the K3.
K3 is in Digi Mode A, VOX on, RF 50, AGC slow. What other setting have to be right for proper operation?
73, Lou KE1F
Ps: it used to work but the computer bugs decided otherwise.


Joe Subich, W4TV
 

K3 is in Digi Mode A,
Data_A or AFSK_A?

VOX on,
Not applicable. MK II generates hardware PTT if properly configured.

What other setting have to be right for proper operation?
Are both Line in and Line out connectors firmly seated?

Is MENU:MIC SEL = Line In?

Have you set the K3 Mic Gain *after* selecting Data Submode = DATA_A
*AND* selecting What other setting MENU:MIC SEL = Line In?

Is Windows Volume Mixer (Headset Earphone (microHAM CODEC)) set to
approximately 80%?

Is microHAM Router -> Audio Switching -> FSK/DIGITAL set to Line Input
(rear)?

Have you followed the "Setting Audio Levels" section of the MK II
Users Manual to confirm that all levels/audio routing is correct?

73,

... Joe, W4TV


On 2021-03-01 6:10 PM, KE1F Lou wrote:
I have a problem with sending FT8, using my K3/KAT500/KAP500.
The set up receives and decode properly. Keying the K3. But no RF out. I have the filters wide open.
The micro Keyer II and WSJT-X are set up properly. Only settings in question is the K3.
K3 is in Digi Mode A, VOX on, RF 50, AGC slow. What other setting have to be right for proper operation?
73, Lou KE1F
Ps: it used to work but the computer bugs decided otherwise.


Bob Hallock
 

Lou,
Some thoughts,
Do you have the upgraded  KIO3B?  What is your sound card?
Bob K7TM

On Mon, Mar 1, 2021 at 4:41 PM Joe Subich, W4TV <lists@...> wrote:

 > K3 is in Digi Mode A,

Data_A or AFSK_A?

 > VOX on,

Not applicable.  MK II generates hardware PTT if properly configured.

> What other setting have to be right for proper operation?
Are both Line in and Line out connectors firmly seated?

Is MENU:MIC SEL = Line In?

Have you set the K3 Mic Gain *after* selecting Data Submode = DATA_A
*AND* selecting What other setting MENU:MIC SEL = Line In?

Is Windows Volume Mixer (Headset Earphone (microHAM CODEC)) set to
approximately 80%?

Is microHAM Router -> Audio Switching -> FSK/DIGITAL set to Line Input
(rear)?

Have you followed the "Setting Audio Levels" section of the MK II
Users Manual to confirm that all levels/audio routing is correct?

73,

    ... Joe, W4TV


On 2021-03-01 6:10 PM, KE1F Lou wrote:
> I have a problem with sending FT8, using my K3/KAT500/KAP500.
>
> The set up receives and decode properly. Keying the K3. But no RF out. I
> have the filters wide open.
>
> The micro Keyer II and WSJT-X are set up properly. Only settings in
> question is the K3.
>
> K3 is in Digi Mode A, VOX on, RF 50, AGC slow. What other setting have
> to be right for proper operation?
>
> 73, Lou KE1F
>
> Ps: it used to work but the computer bugs decided otherwise.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>






KE1F Lou
 

Yes I do.

Sound card mHam Keyer II.

Lou


On 3/1/2021 8:49 PM, Bob Hallock wrote:
Lou,
Some thoughts,
Do you have the upgraded  KIO3B?  What is your sound card?
Bob K7TM

On Mon, Mar 1, 2021 at 4:41 PM Joe Subich, W4TV <lists@...> wrote:

 > K3 is in Digi Mode A,

Data_A or AFSK_A?

 > VOX on,

Not applicable.  MK II generates hardware PTT if properly configured.

> What other setting have to be right for proper operation?
Are both Line in and Line out connectors firmly seated?

Is MENU:MIC SEL = Line In?

Have you set the K3 Mic Gain *after* selecting Data Submode = DATA_A
*AND* selecting What other setting MENU:MIC SEL = Line In?

Is Windows Volume Mixer (Headset Earphone (microHAM CODEC)) set to
approximately 80%?

Is microHAM Router -> Audio Switching -> FSK/DIGITAL set to Line Input
(rear)?

Have you followed the "Setting Audio Levels" section of the MK II
Users Manual to confirm that all levels/audio routing is correct?

73,

    ... Joe, W4TV


On 2021-03-01 6:10 PM, KE1F Lou wrote:
> I have a problem with sending FT8, using my K3/KAT500/KAP500.
>
> The set up receives and decode properly. Keying the K3. But no RF out. I
> have the filters wide open.
>
> The micro Keyer II and WSJT-X are set up properly. Only settings in
> question is the K3.
>
> K3 is in Digi Mode A, VOX on, RF 50, AGC slow. What other setting have
> to be right for proper operation?
>
> 73, Lou KE1F
>
> Ps: it used to work but the computer bugs decided otherwise.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>






KE1F Lou
 

Thank you guys, one of your advise solved my problem, I don't know who thank. Hi.

I followed published settings that didn't apply to my setup. Live and learn, I guess.

Next project is to integrated into my N1MM+.

Thank you all who helped this old man. (I don't feel old, only my year of birth gives me away)

73, Lou KE1F

On 3/1/2021 6:26 PM, Dennis Moore wrote:
How are you getting your xmit audio into the K3, and what is you Mic set to?

Dennis NJ6G

On 3/1/2021 15:10, KE1F Lou wrote:
I have a problem with sending FT8, using my K3/KAT500/KAP500.

The set up receives and decode properly. Keying the K3. But no RF out. I have the filters wide open.

The micro Keyer II and WSJT-X are set up properly. Only settings in  question is the K3.

K3 is in Digi Mode A, VOX on, RF 50, AGC slow. What other setting have to be right for proper operation?

73, Lou KE1F

Ps: it used to work but the computer bugs decided otherwise.