Apr 22, 2014 the original project has been developed by aa6e and published on this month issue of qst. Hrd is pretty good, but since being taken over is getting unstable. Wizkersradio chrome app that supports the kx3, kx2, kxpa100 and even the xg3. One of the advantages of the kx3 is sdr iq output, which can be used to drive a panadapter. Win4k3 interfaces to all third party hardware and software programs. Win4k3suite is a comprehensive control package for the elecraft k3. Part 2 of the unboxing of the elecraft px3 panadapter. Elecraft svga board and vga video capture board such as the aver media hd game broadcaster, epiphan vga2usb or 720p webcam and tripod.
Also, it still wont allow adjustment of config menu items. Win4k3suite is a comprehensive control package for the elecraft k3, kx3, and k3s. Oct 12, 20 sdr software for kx3 hi has anyone tried to hook up their kx3 via the iq output to sdr software. Windows for k3 suite win4k3suite for the elecraft k3 k3s. Your app makes it super simple to switch from digital to phone operation or other modes. About elecraft kx3 and powersdr the resource is currently listed in in a single category. As the table shows, it gives a very useful 92khz of bandwidth. Touch display by adafruit that is made for the raspberry and have a nice panadapter in a small box ready to be used on portable with the kx3. The kx3 provides iq inphasequadrature if outputs for just this purpose. Internal or external usb sound board with stereo line input. Perfectly matches our kx3 stand, providing an ideal angle for viewing the display and working the controls. This link is listed in our web site directory since sunday feb 15 2015, and till today elecraft kx3 and powersdr has been followed for a total of 467 times.
Operating tip description connecting kx3 to your computer and backup. Oct, 2015 win4k3suite is a comprehensive control package for the elecraft k3, kx3, and k3s. I own a rma power amplifier that costs a fraction of an elecraft kxpa. Lpbridge only supports elecraft k3, while lpb2 works with all the rigs that nap3 supports, including k3, plus it adds. In addition, being able to setup wsjtx, fldigi, and logging programs is now dead simple. If you do not see the correct version of the zip file, press the reloadrefresh button on our browser to update your browser cache. The k2 can simultaneously be controlled from the program or the k2 front panel. It includes support for the p3, kpa500, kat500, kxpa100 and lppan panadapters. Kx3 basic computer setup for panadapter and log k4mtx. Introduction the p3s bright, fullcolor lcd has both spectral and waterfall displays, and new optional tx metering and signal envelope monitoring. Windows for k3 suite win4k3suite for the elecraft k3 k3s kx3. Portable, highperformance panadapter the px3 panadapter adds a visual dimension to signal hunting, with fast, realtime spectrum and waterfall displays of band activity. Sharing the antenna can be a little tricky depending on the main radio used.
Hello, win4k3suite now supports the sdrplay software defined radio when used as a panadapter. If you have another radio on the same band as the kx3, and the antennas are close together, the other radio may be able to hear the kx3s oscillator when they. Add a software defined radio sdr to your transceiver to. Detailed instructions are in the sdr applications section of the kx3 owners manual, available on the elecraft web site. It is an open source program running under the gnu general public license v2 and is based on a combination of powersdrif from wu2x and powersdr v2. Elecraft frequency memory editor, works for k3, k3s, and kx3. What makes the kx3 so unique is the ability to actually use the radio both ways in parallel. I have no interest in adding power to my kx3 qrp rig, but i am looking forward to elecraft. Great to hear a kx3 amplifier will soon be available from elecraft.
N4py software is your source for high quality, effective rig control software for your transceiver. Unlike many software defined radio software, all demodulation, modulation and filtering of the kx3 signals are handled by the kx3 itself. Remember, software is a cost center for them, not a profit center. Starting from version 8 uranus the piglet support has been expanded and now it not only suports the pigremote device but also can be used to control the kx3 remotely via kx3 companion. The kx3, like other radios with a quadrature directconversion architecture, uses a vfo local oscillator running at or very close to the operating frequency. While exploring the elecraft site, i discovered k3ez software by bill coleman. If you come here often, you should tell us and the whole world, really about yourself in the bio section of your profile.
Elecraft px3 panadapter for the kx3 unboxing part 2 of 3. This digital panadapter1 software project highlights the important role of program. The kx3 shown here in position when used as my base station rig. Apr 26, 2015 win4k3suite is a windows control program for the elecraft k3 and kx3 transceivers supporting all options such as the secondary receiver, antenna tuner, and others, as well as the kpa500 amplifier, the kat500 antenna tuner and the p3 panadapter. I contacted them 1 week before the warranty expired and had an excellent experience with customer service. I have so far tried three different programs, hdsdr, sdrradio, and sdr sharp, and they are all the. Optionally you can use an external bluetooth keyboard connected to. The elecraft kx3 has been designed with mobile applications in mind and that.
Win4k3suite for elecraft radios win4k3suite is a comprehensive control package for the elecraft k3, kx3, and k3s. Fur fast alle funkgerate gibt es remotecontrolsoftware. Every other program ive tried has been installed and quickly uninstalled. Memories can be recalled using k3, k3s, and kx3s mv switch or the memory ed. The n4py pegasus plus program can control powersdr for any flex radio. Nap3 is a panadapter display program from pete, f5vnb.
Win4k3suite, windows control program for k3, kx3, kpa500, kat500 and the p3 panadapter. Win4k3suite is the ultimate control software for elecraft radios supporting the k3, k3s. Kx3 remote kx3 companion elecraft kx3 meets android. That works fine for digimodes, but if you have stereo line in you can also use the rx iq output on the kx3 for a pan adapter or sdr radio program like hdsdr. Jul 15, 2017 aside from the cable interface i set the kx2 to the data a mode and dialed the power back to 5w as recommended by elecraft.
User comments win4k3suite for the elecraft k3 k3s kx3. The original project has been developed by aa6e and published on this month issue of qst. The panadapter tracks the kx3 s vfo frequency and filter settings via onscreen cursors. The software provided for download on this page is provided as a free service to our. A tiny panadapter for your kx3 with the raspberry pi kx3. Krc2 firmware and program downloads krc2 download program 1. If you decide to buy the software you can convert your trial license to a full no time limited license for use on up to 3 personal machines.
The kx3 companion in an app that will let the power use of your elecraft kx3 hf radio easier and lighter. It will let you send and receive cw, psk31 and rtty by using your mobile phone or tablet keyboard. Add a software defined radio sdr to your transceiver to make a realtime panadapter a panadapter allows you to see all of the radio stations currently transmitting across an entire band. Elecraft kx3 and kx2 win4k3suite for the elecraft k3 k3s. That is, maintenance and support for the software apps is not guaranteed and may not be available on all popular. There are multiple expensive commercial panadapters available, but combined with a pc or laptop, the rtlsdr will work. Win4k3suite is a windows control program for the elecraft k3, k3s and kx3. I thought i was getting a panadapter, instead i got what has become an indispensable tool. The kx3 sdr elecraft works very well together with nap3 sdr software and other remotecontrol software from n4py pegasusplus or remotecontrol from va2fsq, win4k3suite for k3 and kx3. This makes it possible to set up a high visibility panadapter using a computer with a sound card, sdr software, and large lcd display. My fiirst rig after getting back into the hobby was a kx3. Kx3 k3 remote control software nap3sdrfreeware download. Win4k3suite is a windows control program for the elecraft k3 transceiver supporting all options such as the secondary receiver, antenna tuner, and others, as well as the kpa500 amplifier, the kat500 antenna tuner and the p3 panadapter. Today elecraft announced a new portable panadapter, the px3 for use with its popular portable kx3 hf rig.
Unlike many software defined radio software, all demodulation, modulation and filtering of the kx3 signals are handled by the kx3. Dec 02, 2012 in mid november i sold my kenwood ts590 to finance the purchase of an elecraft kx3 and become a full time qrp operator. Heres the link to his detailed post with instructions and. Elecraft px3 panadapter for the kx3 unboxing part 3 of 3 va7bc. Instead, the sdr panadapter radio is run in parallel with the main radio, normally sharing the same antenna.
Full support for point and click frequency changes for both vfos. It also offers some of the features of trxpan, and adds a feature similar to the fixed mode of the elecraft p3. When working hf, this is very useful as it allows you to quickly home in on cq calls and other activity. Its small size and weight make it ideal for travel or field use. Win4k3suite supports a software based panadapter that can be used with the kx3,k3 and k3s for the kx3 all you need to do is connect the kx3 iq output to the linein of your sound card. After some fidling around, i have a configuration that works with the popular. Win4k3suite is a windows control program for the elecraft k3 transceiver. Link to this text file this version of the software and the software provided for download on this page is provided as a free service to our customers and is provided asis. A panadapter is device that allows you to visually see the rf spectrum and waterfall being received by the ham radio. When running with powersdr, changing the mode or filter from the powersdr program does not change anything in the n4py program. Dec 25, 2012 in comparison hdsdr uses omnirig cat interface which has more choices, including elecraft k3 that works well with kx3. Download requires one of the firmware hex files listed below krc2 or krc2acc v1.
The panadapter tracks the kx3s vfo frequency and filter settings via onscreen cursors. I did have to send the kx3 back to elecraft last november for an exterior blemish some of the letters were flaking off. If the main radio has an rx out connection, then all you do is connect the main radio rx out connection to the sdr panadapter radios antenna input. I had to pay to ship it to elecraft and they split the cost for the return. A 192 khz usb sound card such as the asus xonar u7 or the steinberg ur22 are good choices and allow you to see 192khz of the spectrum at once. Win4k3suite trial is a full featured 30 day trial so that you can try out all of the functionality before you purchase. Also is anyone developing any frig control software for the k3 rather than general purpose software like hrd or n4py. New elecraft px3 panadapter for the kx3 worldwidedx radio forum. For a detailed reference please read the official elecraft k3 and kx3.
The program can be used by k3, k3s, kx3 and kx2 owners, and that the pc files can be. The elecraft kx3 allmode hf transceiver has features of special interest to blind. It includes support for the p3, kpa500, kat500, kxpa100, sdrplay and lppan panadapters. Hf power amplifier for yaseu ft817 icom ic703 elecraft kx3 qrp.
You can point and click on signals by rotating and tapping the px3s select knob. Elecraft px3 panadapter manuals, schematics and programmers. Do you think they want to take calls of the form i built my firmware loader following the specifications to a t except. Common computer sound cards will also support 48 khz sampling, allowing display of up to 24 khz around the current rf tuning frequency. The px3 with the kx3 and the kpxa is truly beyond all of my expectations the interconnectivity of the boxes is so smooth it makes one a real believer that these guys know what they are doing. Elecraft kx3 and px3 panadapter you may not be familiar with the innovative, usbased radio designer and manufacturer, elecraft. Win4k3suite tutorials setup of 3rd party hardware and software. If you can figure out a way to get kx3 cat interface working also with powersdr please let me know. Sdr software for kx3 hi has anyone tried to hook up their kx3 via the iq output to sdr software. Using elecraft kx3 with hdsdr hardware requirements. Save the file to your beta folder you just created. A tiny python panadapter american radio relay league.
The px3 is fully integrated with the elecraft kx3, utilizing its serial control port and rx iq signals. Elecraft px3 panadapter for the kx3 unboxing part 3 of 3. Elecraft win4k3suite now supports the sdrplay sdr as a. The advantage of the syba card is that it has stereo line in, whilst most other mini usb cards are only mono line in. There are multiple expensive commercial panadapters available, but combined with a pc or laptop, the rtlsdr will work just as well. N4py software is more than just a rig control program. Dec 12, 2014 elecraft px3 panadapter highperformance companion panadapter for the elecraft kx3 transceiver fullcolor waterfall and spectrum displays, with fast sweep and excellent sensitivity simple plugandplay operationno pc, soundcard, software drivers or setup required weighs just oz 0. September 07, 20 dg0jbj using elecraft kx3 with hdsdr hardware requirements.
Configure powersdr for cat using one of the comport pairs like com10 in this example. Win4k3suite software for the elecraft k3s, k3 and kx3 youtube. Link to this text file this version of the software and the software provided for download on this page is provided as a free service to our customers and is provided asis without warranty. Mut, mutes the audio output of the software sound card.
I was wondering if anyone is aware of any software for adjusting config and regular menu items on the k3. This page is dedicated to how to use the kx3 remotely with the kx3 companion app. Apr 17, 20 kx3 basic computer setup for panadapter and log posted on april 17, 20 by monty the other day i had a request from mike, ve3wdm to create a post on my setup running the kx3 as an sdr. Elecraft kx3 1606 meters ssbcwdataamfm 10 w pep 100 w with kxpa100 amp rtc and battery charger board 1. In the hamshack, my kx3 sits on a north georgia qrp club small rig stand built by paul kelley, w4kly photos. If you want to use tmate2 or flexcontrol or behringer dj controller and autotuners and amps and four or five different panadapter programs and winkeyer, then n4py software is your only choice. Elecraft sdrplay as panadapter what has been peoples experience with using sdrplay with win4k3 as a panadapter. See, for example, the article about the hdsdr program. All functions are provided in an easy to use interface that easily allows control of many options. Sep 12, 2014 part 2 of the unboxing of the elecraft px3 panadapter. Jul 06, 20 for people already with expensive ham radios, the rtlsdr can be used as a cheap panadapter.
Monitor the elecraft email reflector where announcements are made when new releases become available. Documentation win4k3suite for the elecraft k3 k3s kx3. I think your suite is worth every cent of the license fee. The kx3 version of win4k3suite provides full control of the kx3 as well as a sound card based spectrum scope displaying kx3 signals in real time. Sdr software used is sdr console v3, since this has a skimmer interface. When placed on the stand the px3 is supported by its back legs and secured in position with two binder clips. My kx3 is the heart of my kx3 travel kit and of my enhanced kx3 travel kit. For people already with expensive ham radios, the rtlsdr can be used as a cheap panadapter. N4py offers rig control software for a wide variety of receivers from the elecraft k3 to the ten tec rx 320 receiver. Just as the sdr design has changed the way the rig works, the new compact form factor has changed the way the operating position looks.
Currently i dont have a px3 but i built a perfectly working panadapter with a stereo soundcard and a freeware sdr software running on the laptop where runs my logcluster program. Introduction portable, highperformance panadapter for the kx3 transceiver allows you to see the current band, in real time, with spans of 2200 khz. Win4k3suite software for the elecraft k3s, k3 and kx3. Turning to the software, it seems as if the most popular psk31 software is fldigi, by w1hkj, so i downloaded and installed that on the old laptop. Nobody wants to brick your k3 kx3, least of all elecraft. Setting up a pan adapter off that rig is pretty painless and i enjoyed hdsdr and nap3 software. Aug 06, 2014 hi everyone, heres a brief list of common commands with explanations of the elecraft k3kx3 programming language. They are considered unsupported, contributed utilities. The software provided for download on this page is provided as a free service to our customers and is provided asis without warranty. Kx3 basic computer setup for panadapter and log posted on april 17, 20 by monty the other day i had a request from mike, ve3wdm to create a post on my setup running the kx3. Elecraft kx3 hd sdr at scandinavian activity contest 2012. The kx3 sdr elecraft works very well together with nap3 sdr software and the remotecontrol software from n4py pegasusplus.
This device provides the lowest cost panadapter available for the k3 and k3s with an if output and allows useable bandwidths up to 1. Windows for k3 suite best viewed at 1080p fullscreen win4k3suite is a windows control program for the elecraft k3, k3s and kx3 transceivers supporting all options such as the secondary receiver, antenna tuner, and others, as well as the kpa500 amplifier, the kat500 antenna tuner. The main category is elecraft kx3 that is about elecraft kx3 resources. Panadapter support win4k3suite for the elecraft k3 k3s.
A remote control program such as ham radio deluxe can display the radio. The new elecraft p3 panadapter display adds a visual dimension to signal hunting with fast real time spectrum and waterfall displays of band activity. Using kx3 for wsjtx mode jt65 and jt9, kx3 temperaturecompensation procedure. I have so far tried three different programs, hdsdr, sdr. Just as the sdr design has changed the way the rig works, the new compact fo. This demonstrates using the k3 with n4py software, powersdr software and dxlab software. In conclusion i wanted to test if i can make powersdr software to use elecraft kx3 as a receiver. The px3 panadapter adds a visual dimension to signal hunting, with fast, realtime spectrum and waterfall displays of band activity. Win4k3 suite software for the elecraft k3 and kline. The px3 has many powerful signal processing features, as well as multiline cwdata text sendreceive that works great with an attached usb keyboard. The ham radio transceiver elecraft k3 and be used with a number of computer programs. And of course win4k3 comes with built in panadapter software. For voicemodes with the kx3, i use the elecraft mh3 hand microphone and have received reports of very good transmit audio.663 488 1036 534 1262 294 308 1184 1079 411 1282 781 1458 769 859 214 8 42 768 1394 1511 206 747 1347 580 821 1260 287 131 387 1495 584 541 882