Have you tried getting K3S tech support on the phone?

> On Feb 23, 2018, at 10:17 AM, Richard <flat...@comcast.net> wrote:
> 
> Tried all that. No joy.
> 
> Richard
> 
>> On Feb 23, 2018, at 9:16 AM, Bob McGraw K4TAX <rmcg...@blomand.net> wrote:
>> 
>> No issues of that type here.   These are my setup numbers:
>> 
>> Baud Rate = Eight
>> 
>> Stop Bits = one
>> 
>> Handshake = None
>> 
>> PTT method = CAT
>> 
>> Mode = Data/Pkt
>> 
>> Split = Rig
>> 
>> 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>
>>>> 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>
>>>> 
>>>> 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> 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> 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> 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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