I'm trying to get my just built K3 on the air and have encountered a strange pause sometimes in cw character elements. Using a paddle set to Iambic B I frequently see a pause, sometimes a long pause. It seems to be at the last dash of a character. The pause comes and goes as I try to send and seems to be the same in test mode as well as live. Sometimes the pause is only about a 'dash' in duration, other times more like a 1/2 second. I can immediatly resend the group of words and everything is normal. The paddle is a Begali Leonessa and I use it regularly on their CW machine, usually at 20 or 25 WPM with no problems so I don't think it's paddle adjustments. A straight key on the K3 works fine. I see the same pause with K3 speed set to 16,20 and 25.
Most of the settings are default. I changed to Iambic B. QRQ is Off, WGHT is 1.10. I have Fred Cady's book and have tried to set up per his instructions. I'm a total newby to the K3 so I'm sure its something simple but just can't figure it out. Thanks, Don KA1KU ______________________________________________________________ Elecraft mailing list Home: http://mailman.qth.net/mailman/listinfo/elecraft Help: http://mailman.qth.net/mmfaq.htm Post: mailto:Elecraft@mailman.qth.net This list hosted by: http://www.qsl.net Please help support this email list: http://www.qsl.net/donate.html