I’m connecting via USB.

> On Feb 23, 2018, at 9:42 AM, Bob McGraw K4TAX <rmcg...@blomand.net> wrote:
> 
> I don't find those value to work correctly.   The communication between the 
> computer and radio is USB.     If it were RS-232, maybe so.
> 
> Also be sure the Poll Interval on the F2 Setup menu,   Radio tab is set to a 
> value of 1 second.
> 
> Via the CONFIG menu, PTT - KEY is set to OFF - OFF, the RS-232 set to USB.
> 
> 73
> 
> Bob, K4TAX
> 
> 
> On 2/23/2018 8:25 AM, John Stengrevics wrote:
>> Try this.
>> 
>>> On Feb 23, 2018, at 9:16 AM, Bob McGraw K4TAX <rmcg...@blomand.net 
>>> <mailto:rmcg...@blomand.net>> wrote:
>>> 
>>> No issues of that type here.   These are my setup numbers:
>>> 
>>> Baud Rate = Eight
>>>   38400
>>> Stop Bits = one  two
>>> 
>>> Handshake = None
>>> 
>>> PTT method = CAT  RTS
>>> 
>>> Mode = Data/Pkt
>>> 
>>> Split = Rig  Fake It
>>> 
>>> Also under the Advanced tab:  Miscellaneous
>>> 
>>> TX Delay = 0.1 sec.
>>> 
>>>  I'm not running any other applications such as JT Alert, N1NM, etc.  The 
>>> computer is connected direct to the K3S with no router, or splitter, or hub 
>>>  and such in the path.
>>> 
>>> ***  Be sure the VOX mode on the radio is OFF.  {Very important}
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 73
>>> 
>>> Bob, K4TAX
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> On 2/22/2018 10:08 PM, Richard wrote:
>>>> 
>>>>> Begin forwarded message:
>>>>> 
>>>>> From: Richard <flat...@comcast.net <mailto:flat...@comcast.net>>
>>>>> Subject: Re: [Elecraft] K3 And WSJT-X FT8 Timing
>>>>> Date: February 22, 2018 at 11:06:58 PM EST
>>>>> To: James Bennett <w6...@me.com <mailto:w6...@me.com>>
>>>>> 
>>>>> I’m fighting the same problem and MORE. It usually goes like this:
>>>>> 
>>>>> First FT8 (or JT65) activity of the day, the K3S seems to start on time 
>>>>> but sometimes shut off quite late. Any band, any power; I don’t use the 
>>>>> amplifier, so 100 watts is the limit.
>>>>> 
>>>>> As time  goes along, the transmission initiation BY THE K3S gets later 
>>>>> and later, and the shut off time does, too. By late I mean 2 to sometimes 
>>>>> 5 seconds!
>>>>> 
>>>>> Eventually, it starts late, then DOESN’T shut off at all.
>>>>> 
>>>>> Finally, it doesn’t start at all.
>>>>> 
>>>>> I’ve tried just about every imaginable combination of setting on the 
>>>>> Radio panel and in the Config menu, all with no improvement.
>>>>> 
>>>>> In the year or more of enjoying JT65 and then FT8 with my Icom IC-7410, I 
>>>>> had NONE of these problems, using the same computer and same software. It 
>>>>> was bang on and trouble free from Day One.
>>>>> 
>>>>> You kinda hafta suspect the K3S is the culprit in this, but I’m open to 
>>>>> anything. If I can’t solve this soon, there will be a virtually brand new 
>>>>> K3S for sale.
>>>>> 
>>>>> Richard - W4KBX
>>>>> 
>>>>>> Guys - sorry for the delay in responding to your posts - places to go, 
>>>>>> things to do, all overriding ham radio for a couple hours.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> It was suggested that I see if I’m out of sync on my computer clock(s). 
>>>>>> Well, here is the strange thing: the iMac that the K3 is connected to 
>>>>>> consistently is giving me a DT response of 0.1 to 0.2 on 90% of the 
>>>>>> decoded stations, so I’m thinking that the default time server the iMac 
>>>>>> / OSX is connected to is pretty accurate. But it is this rig that starts 
>>>>>> it’s transmission a bit late.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> The RPi 3 that the KX3 is connected to consistently is giving me DT 
>>>>>> figures around -0.8 to -0.9. which makes me think my time sync is a 
>>>>>> little off. But the KX3 connected to this RPi starts right up when it is 
>>>>>> supposed to. Interestingly, that RPi 3 is connected via short Ethernet 
>>>>>> to another RPi 3 that runs it’s own GPS-sync’d NTP server. Go figure.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> I’m stumped.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> On Feb 22, 2018, at 5:28 PM, Nr4c <n...@widomaker.com 
>>>>>>> <mailto:n...@widomaker.com>> wrote:
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> Check the clocks on the computers. Sync them to a time server.
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>>>>> ...nr4c. bill
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> On Feb 22, 2018, at 6:30 PM, James Bennett <w6...@me.com 
>>>>>>>> <mailto:w6...@me.com>> wrote:
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> Hi Dennis - how you doing?
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> Sorry I neglected to provide enough info - was in a hurry to post that 
>>>>>>>> before I had to run out to pickup kids at school (close to your dads 
>>>>>>>> QTH!)
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> I am using VOX on both rigs. Each rig has it’s own computer and 
>>>>>>>> separate, but identical external USB sound cards. The K3 is connected 
>>>>>>>> to an iMac and the KX3 is connected to a Raspberry Pi 3.
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> Jim / W6JHB
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> On Feb 22, 2018, at 2:31 PM, Dennis Moore <den...@mail4life.net 
>>>>>>>>> <mailto:den...@mail4life.net>> wrote:
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> How are you keying the K3, VOX or PTT?
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> It's not clear from the email, are the K3 and KX3  on separate 
>>>>>>>>> computers on just different sound cards in the same computer?
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> 73, Dennis NJ6G
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>> On 2/22/2018 14:22, James Bennett wrote:
>>>>>>>>>> Got a question about using my K3 with WSJT-X 1.8.0 with FT8
>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>> I started looking at the “time bar” in WSJT-X and when the K3’s red 
>>>>>>>>>> TX light comes on with the meter showing RF going out. It is between 
>>>>>>>>>> 1.5 and 2 seconds after the beginning of the new 15 second sequence! 
>>>>>>>>>> In that short duration, I am hearing other stations’ signals coming 
>>>>>>>>>> through on my headphones, so I know that other folks are getting 
>>>>>>>>>> their rig to transmit right at the start of the 15 second sequence. 
>>>>>>>>>> If mine is coming on 1.5 - 2 seconds late, I’m thinking I may not 
>>>>>>>>>> always get decoded on the other end.
>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>> So, I switched over to my KX3 running the same version of WSJT-X and 
>>>>>>>>>> observed what happened there. No delay - when the new 15 second 
>>>>>>>>>> sequence starts, the KX3 goes into transmit almost immediately.
>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>> Both the KX3 and the K3 are connected to two identical Tascam 
>>>>>>>>>> USB125M external sound cards.
>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>> Is there some setting on the K3 that is causing my transmissions to 
>>>>>>>>>> fire off a tad late?
>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>> Jim / W6JHB
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