> On the order page I see a DVR for the K3.
> I've also seen references to a DVK, but it
> must still be in development. Or are they
> the same thing?
> If not, what is the difference between the
> DVR option and DVK?
Some people and apparently some PCC apps use the acronym DVK.
The Elecraft product for the K3 is KDVR3, or DVR for short (digital
Gee, I was just looking for an opportunity to send someone mail about this.
Some time ago (jeez, 20 years!) I was involved in the design of a number of
experimental "personal workstations" at DEC's research labs. On one of them, we
built in a bunch of audio gear to play with the then-novel concept of multimedia
One of the best ideas we had (not mine, I admit) was that when the microphone
wasn't explicitly turned off, it was always "hot", and kept the last 30 seconds
of audio in a rolling buffer. That made it easy to catch the thing you wished
you had recorded but didn't.
I don't know if the KDVR3 is going to incorporate something like this, but I
think it should... RAM is cheap these days, and the b/w requirement for CW or
SSB so low, that the buffer could be longer than 30seconds. It would be nice to
be able to go back and grab the audio of that rare QSO just had but forgot, in
your excitement, to record.
(I was reminded of this idea after SM4OTI sent me audio of my QSO with him this
morning - he's apparently got the recorder going all the time!)