[Elecraft] lets not drag apostrophes into this

2016-10-17 Thread Charles Yahrling
"Due to the odd way Elecraft chose to label the new K3s, I would request that when referring to multiple radios, use the terms K3's or K3s' rather than simply K3s which implies a single radio." Please. let us not fall into the improper use of the apostrophe that is so common these days. One

Re: [Elecraft] (K3) APF and selected bandwidth

2016-10-17 Thread Bill W4ZV
(BTW I wrote the following ~3 years ago before APF was changed from HOLD to TAP on DUAL PB): ## I use APF virtually all the time and never use RIT, SHIFT, etc. Just HOLD DUAL PB to actuate APF and use the VFO to zero beat. COARSE (10

Re: [Elecraft] K3S QST Article

2016-10-17 Thread Jim Cox
Well one of the main reasons I love my K3S is because of weight (or lack of it). Due to back problems, I cant move that 40-50 pound rig to the bench to do any adjustments, repair, etc. I can take my K3S to the beach house with ease and have a nice 100 watt radio. Each of us has their own needs

Re: [Elecraft] Speakers - Optimal Frequency Range?

2016-10-17 Thread MaverickNH
Seems I can't go wrong with Elecraft, Phonema or Palstar speakers, assuming the wallet factor is a near-draw at too expensive :-) -- View this message in context: http://elecraft.365791.n2.nabble.com/Speakers-Optimal-Frequency-Range-tp7623428p7623471.html Sent from the Elecraft mailing list

Re: [Elecraft] K3S QST Article

2016-10-17 Thread Mark E. Musick
Charlie, You hit the nail on the head. Mark Musick, WB9CIF -Original Message- From: Elecraft [mailto:elecraft-boun...@mailman.qth.net] On Behalf Of Charlie T, K3ICH Sent: Monday, October 17, 2016 9:04 PM To: elecraft@mailman.qth.net Subject: Re: [Elecraft] K3S QST Article Now, I may be

Re: [Elecraft] Speakers - Optimal Frequency Range?

2016-10-17 Thread Phil Townsend Lontz
I have spent may years in “hi end” audio… some building some selling some just fooling around. Does wire matter? is there a difference between tubes and soild state? Can I hear 20K? does it matter if I can’t hear 20K? Why build a wide band amp if you can hear it? All these questions really

Re: [Elecraft] K3S QST Article

2016-10-17 Thread Kevin
Hmm, compliance with what? The rig meets Elecraft specs and since the FCC doesn't regulate TX IMD there is nothing to comply with. The problem I have is accepting the status quo by Elecraft. Just because everybody else is around -30dB shouldn't mean Elecraft stop trying to do better. Let the

Re: [Elecraft] SVGA/P3 Question -Waterfall Height Problem

2016-10-17 Thread Guy Olinger K2AV
I do not have this problem, and I have P3/SVGA. Do you have all the latest production firmware? Or have you installed a beta? 73, Guy K2AV On Mon, Oct 17, 2016 at 5:59 PM, Irwin Darack wrote: > I have a P3 with the SVGA board installed + an external monitor. > > SVGA Monitor

Re: [Elecraft] K3S QST Article

2016-10-17 Thread Guy Olinger K2AV
On Mon, Oct 17, 2016 at 7:47 PM, Kevin wrote: > The problem I have is accepting the status quo by Elecraft. Just because > everybody else is around -30dB shouldn't mean Elecraft stop trying to do > better. Let the portable/backpacking rigs use 12V MOSFETS and switch the >

Re: [Elecraft] Speakers - Optimal Frequency Range?

2016-10-17 Thread Walter Underwood
I worked with someone who had two sound-absorbing pillars in the corners of his office. Of course, he’d just recorded his 8th or 11th album, depending on how you count, and he’d produced the latest one. Mitch Easter was busy this time. I’m not nearly that picky and have some hearing loss by

Re: [Elecraft] K3S QST Article

2016-10-17 Thread Wayne Burdick
Our entire product line emphasizes portability, so we'll just have to continue the never-ending search for 12 volt mojo. (Note: the new Upgrade is a case of this; IMD is improved when running from lower voltages.) Stick with Elecraft and minimize your carbon footprint! 73, Wayne N6KR On Oct

Re: [Elecraft] K3S QST Article

2016-10-17 Thread Matt Murphy
Thanks, Wayne. This thread has been very interesting! 73 Matt NQ6N/9 On Mon, Oct 17, 2016 at 10:40 PM, Wayne Burdick wrote: > Our entire product line emphasizes portability, so we'll just have to > continue the never-ending search for 12 volt mojo. (Note: the new Upgrade >

Re: [Elecraft] Speakers - Optimal Frequency Range?

2016-10-17 Thread Doug Person
Wow Phil, right on. My first career was a buyer for an audio chain. I listened to everything they brought in. My assistant and my secretary and I NEVER agreed on what system sounded best. I would think a speaker that is reasonably flat from 200 hz to maybe 5khz with low mechanical

Re: [Elecraft] Speakers - Optimal Frequency Range?

2016-10-17 Thread Ron D'Eau Claire
Of course the room in which the speaker is used has a huge effect too. I dread to think we'd require anechoic chambers for Hamshacks! 73 Ron AC7AC -Original Message- From: Elecraft [mailto:elecraft-boun...@mailman.qth.net] On Behalf Of Doug Person Sent: Monday, October 17, 2016 7:27

Re: [Elecraft] K3S QST Article

2016-10-17 Thread Jan Erik Holm
Wayne, Is there a way to do this " at home" ? Since I´m in Sweden it might not be practical to send the radio all the way to California for this. 73 Jim SM2EKM -- On 2016-10-17 02:25, Wayne Burdick wrote: Knut, The K3S as originally shipped does not

Re: [Elecraft] Speakers - Optimal Frequency Range?

2016-10-17 Thread Jim Brown
On Mon,10/17/2016 7:56 PM, Ron D'Eau Claire wrote: Of course the room in which the speaker is used has a huge effect too. When you're sitting right in front of a loudspeaker you're in its near field. That causes what you hear to be dominated by direct sound from the loudspeaker. The

Re: [Elecraft] Speakers - Optimal Frequency Range?

2016-10-17 Thread Phillip Lontz
Love the the Ety's in the ear with the custom ear molds. They are very comfortable too. And block out EVERY THING! What me worry? > On Oct 17, 2016, at 9:15 PM, Jim Brown wrote: > >> On Mon,10/17/2016 7:56 PM, Ron D'Eau Claire wrote: >> Of course the room in which

Re: [Elecraft] Speakers - Optimal Frequency Range?

2016-10-17 Thread Doug Person
I definitely agree with using good quality headphones for optimal listening. But, headphones are a different psycho-acoustical experience than a speaker system. Personally, I prefer to listen to a speaker system. Headphones VS: Speaker system will be different for everyone. But, if you

Re: [Elecraft] Speakers - Optimal Frequency Range?

2016-10-17 Thread Walter Underwood
OK, I know this thread is getting too long, but… When my beloved Grado SR-60 headphones died, I used my Yamaha CM-500 phones for music. They were terrible. Not even good enough. So I ordered Grado SR-225e phones. And the cord for the SR-60 phones is part of my PTT hand switch. The CM-500

Re: [Elecraft] Speakers - Optimal Frequency Range?

2016-10-17 Thread Augie "Gus" Hansen
On 10/17/2016 5:20 PM, Phil Townsend Lontz wrote: ... I eq the crap out of the K3 after 8K and set the tone of my CW note to 440… Near a natural “C”. to me that sounds easy and warm. When did this musical standard get changed? I've always tuned to A440. Guess I'll need to tune all my

Re: [Elecraft] K3S QST Article

2016-10-17 Thread Don Wilhelm
Jim, Elecraft sold you a K3S that *was* in compliance and will still be if you do nothing. See Wayne's post yesterday. They improved the Transmit IMD for the current K3S and are offering to make that change to older K3S. They are going out of their way to add the change to your K3S free of

[Elecraft] SVGA/P3 Question -Waterfall Height Problem

2016-10-17 Thread Irwin Darack
I have a P3 with the SVGA board installed + an external monitor. SVGA Monitor Height = Main P3 = 30 When ever I turn on the P3 (and monitor), I need to reset the Waterfall Height. The Height is fine on the P3, but takes up 3/4 of the screen on the external monitor. The P3 remembers the original

Re: [Elecraft] K3S QST Article

2016-10-17 Thread K9ZTV
Jim, Your new rig had nothing "defective." It was "in compliance" when you bought it. Subsequent to your buying it, that particular in-compliance specification has been improved. There is nothing for Elecraft to fix because there is nothing broken. No warranty extends to future

Re: [Elecraft] Speakers - Optimal Frequency Range?

2016-10-17 Thread Gary
Hmmmthinking about what Martin wrote, a K3Snkinda like Snorkel? Gary -Original Message- From: "Martin Sole" Sent: ‎17/‎10/‎2016 2:21 PM To: "elecraft@mailman.qth.net" Subject: Re: [Elecraft] Speakers - Optimal Frequency Range? It's

Re: [Elecraft] K3S QST Article

2016-10-17 Thread Jim Finan
Has the mechanism for the K3S returns been set up yet? I suppose turn-around time also needs clarification too.  Not many manufacturers would do this sort of upgrade, let alone for 'free'. Thanks! 73, Jim Jim Finan AB4AC ‎ Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone.   Original Message   From:

[Elecraft] [K3] WTB:KAT500

2016-10-17 Thread Petr, OK1RP/M0SIS
Hi, I am looking for used Elecraft KAT500 in 100% conditions to complete my K3 line and use the KPA500 safely. Many thanks for kind offers or tips. 73 - Petr, OK1RP http://ok1rp.blogspot.com - http://ok1rp.blogspot.com -- View this message in context:

Re: [Elecraft] let's not drag apostrophes into this

2016-10-17 Thread Charlie T, K3ICH
I want to formally apologize for bringing up this thread which appears to be going on forever. Due to an oversight on my part, it was completely unnecessary anyway. If you want to comment further send your "slings & arrows" directly to me and stop subjecting everyone to a truly "OT" thread.

Re: [Elecraft] K3S PA Upgrade

2016-10-17 Thread Don Wilhelm
Jim, Contact support to get all the latest information on the upgrade and start the process for sending it in. 73, Don W3FPR On 10/17/2016 8:50 AM, Jim Finan wrote: Has the mechanism for the K3S returns been set up yet? I suppose turn-around time also needs clarification too.

[Elecraft] CW message record in KX3

2016-10-17 Thread Ignacy
I am trying to record a CW message in KX3. I push REC, then number, use KXPD3 and than tap MSG to finish. This works well when I program a callsign (e.g., NO9E). When I program a message (e.g., CQ CQ de NO9E NO9E), it seems that the message is recorded but it does not play. Pushing few buttons

[Elecraft] K3S QST Article

2016-10-17 Thread j...@kk9a.com
How about a user adjustable amplifier on set point? In my case there is a 2 watt jump when going from 12 to 13 watts and if a person wanted a smoother output in that range for an amp or whatever it would be possible. John KK9A from: Wayne Burdick n6kr Wes, This would be a simple firmware

[Elecraft] FOR SALE

2016-10-17 Thread William Hartman via Elecraft
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Re: [Elecraft] K3S QST Article

2016-10-17 Thread Jim Rogers
I have been a loyal Elecrafter for many years, and this seems to be somewhat similar to the VW diesel problem. Elecraft has sold me a radio specifying it to be in compliance with specifications of IMD. Now you are telling me that I must bear the burden of time and expense to bring the device

Re: [Elecraft] Speakers - Optimal Frequency Range?

2016-10-17 Thread Jim Brown
Your logic is good, as usual. But let's look at the physics of loudspeakers, which I tried to do on an earlier post. A SMALL diaphragm has better dispersion of high frequencies, while it doesn't produce loud bass. We don't need loud bass, so a GOOD small diaphragm loudspeaker is what we need.

Re: [Elecraft] K3S QST Article

2016-10-17 Thread Charlie T, K3ICH
Now, I may be miss-interpreting what's happening here, but I feel is that this whole thing is being taken "slightly" wrong by several people. VW purposely faked the test to meet a gov't spec. However, Elecraft sold a radio that DID meet their published specifications for transmit IMD which are

Re: [Elecraft] K3S QST Article

2016-10-17 Thread Chortek Bob via Elecraft
blockquote, div.yahoo_quoted { margin-left: 0 !important; border-left:1px #715FFA solid !important; padding-left:1ex !important; background-color:white !important; } Hear, Hear! Bob/AA6VB  Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone On Monday, October 17, 2016, 4:03 PM, Charlie T, K3ICH