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Re: Auto antenna select

Rick WA6NHC
Yes.  It's all automatic after training, except I use window line for a feed, it varies with rain.

So when remote, I use TeamViewer and the KAT utility to make sure things are tuned.  Very simple to manage remotely.  

73,
Rick wa6nhc

Tiny iPhone 5 keypad, typos are inevitable

> On Dec 17, 2014, at 7:27 PM, Va3ied <[hidden email]> wrote:
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> I recently purchased the kat500....and love it. Has anyone programmed their
> freq and antenna ports and then used it remotely? As I understand it, after
> sensing rf the unit will switch to the correct antenna and tune it? It does.
> To require any other connections?
>
> 73
> Scott
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Rick Tavan N6XI
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Yes, I use my KPA500/KAT500 pair remotely. The driver is a K3, so I don't
need RF-sensed band and antenna switching, but it should work fine with a
non-K3 driver.

I rely mainly on antenna switching external to the KAT, but its three
antenna ports are adequate for many stations without the added complexity
of external switching.

For remote control, I recommend KPA500 Remote and KAT500 Remote, available
on the Elecraft Web site. They provide functionally complete and
graphically attractive on-screen interfaces. Although they can be used
locally at the radio site, they also support a client-server mode in which
the server runs at the radio site and the client runs at the control site.
That requires a computer at both sites, of course. If you don't believe in
having a computer active at the radio site, you can also run them in local
mode at the control site only, using remote serial ports at the radio site.

Your idea of pre-programming the KAT before operating remotely is a good
one. I recommend using MAN mode after that. Relying on AUTO mode makes me
nervous, especially when I'm not present to hear the relays clanking.

GL & 73,

/Rick N6XI

On Wed, Dec 17, 2014 at 7:27 PM, Va3ied <[hidden email]> wrote:

>
> I recently purchased the kat500....and love it. Has anyone programmed their
> freq and antenna ports and then used it remotely? As I understand it, after
> sensing rf the unit will switch to the correct antenna and tune it? It
> does.
> To require any other connections?
>
> 73
> Scott
>
>
>
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Re: Auto antenna select

Wes (N7WS)
I'm guessing the the OP was thinking about "remote" as in out by the antenna.
rather than at some other site.

If I'm correct, I've pondered this too, but so far resisted because I don't know
how to deal with faults, of which I've had too many.

Wes  N7WS

On 12/19/2014 11:10 AM, Rick Tavan N6XI wrote:

> Yes, I use my KPA500/KAT500 pair remotely. The driver is a K3, so I don't
> need RF-sensed band and antenna switching, but it should work fine with a
> non-K3 driver.
>
> I rely mainly on antenna switching external to the KAT, but its three
> antenna ports are adequate for many stations without the added complexity
> of external switching.
>
> For remote control, I recommend KPA500 Remote and KAT500 Remote, available
> on the Elecraft Web site. They provide functionally complete and
> graphically attractive on-screen interfaces. Although they can be used
> locally at the radio site, they also support a client-server mode in which
> the server runs at the radio site and the client runs at the control site.
> That requires a computer at both sites, of course. If you don't believe in
> having a computer active at the radio site, you can also run them in local
> mode at the control site only, using remote serial ports at the radio site.
>
> Your idea of pre-programming the KAT before operating remotely is a good
> one. I recommend using MAN mode after that. Relying on AUTO mode makes me
> nervous, especially when I'm not present to hear the relays clanking.
>
> GL & 73,
>
> /Rick N6XI
>
> On Wed, Dec 17, 2014 at 7:27 PM, Va3ied <[hidden email]> wrote:
>> I recently purchased the kat500....and love it. Has anyone programmed their
>> freq and antenna ports and then used it remotely? As I understand it, after
>> sensing rf the unit will switch to the correct antenna and tune it? It
>> does.
>> To require any other connections?
>>
>> 73
>> Scott
>>
>>
>

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