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TFJM
My KX3 arrived today. My first new radio in over 35 years. What do I do now besides stare at this technological little wonder. Just kidding. I'll dig into it tomorrow and figure it all out. I'm finally catching up with the current times. Looking forward to this new radio.
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Re: Just Received my New KX3

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Re:  "My first new radio in over 35 years...Looking forward to this new radio."

I did the same thing three years ago.  I was amazed at how much is packed into this little package.  Every time i turn it on, I say a little, thank you to Wayne, Eric, and all the Elecraft crew!
I am sure you will enjoy learning about it.
Mark,ars:  KE6BB 

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Re: Just Received my New KX3

Lynn W. Taylor, WB6UUT
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Before you do anything, back up the configuration, and save it in case
you need it in the future.

73 -- Lynn

On 3/18/2016 8:23 PM, TFJM via Elecraft wrote:
> My KX3 arrived today. My first new radio in over 35 years. What do I do now
> besides stare at this technological little wonder. Just kidding. I'll dig
> into it tomorrow and figure it all out. I'm finally catching up with the
> current times. Looking forward to this new radio.
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Re: Just Received my New KX3

Gmail - George
AMEN Lynn!
Download the Elecraft Utility for the KX3, KXP3 and KXPA100 if you haven't
yet.
They are located at
http://www.elecraft.com/software/elecraft_software_page.htm
The back-up configuration is in the Utility for each.

When you have time roam about in the Elecraft web site. You will need to
learn how to download and install new firmware.
Elecraft updates the firmware from time to time. Both to improve it's
operation (bug fixes) and better yet to add new features!

73  George  AI4VZ

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Sent: Saturday, March 19, 2016 12:35 AM
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Before you do anything, back up the configuration, and save it in case
you need it in the future.

73 -- Lynn

On 3/18/2016 8:23 PM, TFJM via Elecraft wrote:
> My KX3 arrived today. My first new radio in over 35 years. What do I do
> now
> besides stare at this technological little wonder. Just kidding. I'll dig
> into it tomorrow and figure it all out. I'm finally catching up with the
> current times. Looking forward to this new radio.
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Re: Just Received my New KX3

TFJM
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I'd like to thank everyone who took the time to respond to my posting about just buying my new KX3 (first radio purchased since 1980) and answering some of my questions I had and providing suggestions and feedback. Much appreciated.

I have to say this KX3 is amazing and I'm very happy that I made this purchase. I spoke with Elecraft just the other day with a few questions and Craig there was great just as he was answering questions last month before I ordered my KX3.

Again, thanks!

73,

Tom / W1PDI
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lstavenhagen
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Yes, and Elecraft's tend to multiply once you get your first one. I started off with my first K2, which I built and still have. And now there have appeared a K3 a K3S and now my second K2 which I'm currently building... Be sure and do let that happen to you too!

73,
LS
W5QD
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Re: Just Received my New KX3

wayne burdick
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Tom,

Glad you like the rig. If you have a question that stumps the experts, drop me an email. I have a unique perspective as the guy who wrote the firmware and owner's manual :)

73,
Wayne


On Mar 23, 2016, at 12:02 PM, TFJM via Elecraft <[hidden email]> wrote:

> I'd like to thank everyone who took the time to respond to my posting about
> just buying my new KX3 (first radio purchased since 1980) and answering some
> of my questions I had and providing suggestions and feedback. Much
> appreciated.
>
> I have to say this KX3 is amazing and I'm very happy that I made this
> purchase. I spoke with Elecraft just the other day with a few questions and
> Craig there was great just as he was answering questions last month before I
> ordered my KX3.
>
> Again, thanks!
>
> 73,
>
> Tom / W1PDI



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Re: Just Received my New KX3

K1BRA
Hi Wayne,
Is there an ‘official’ channel for firmware feature requests? I’d really love to see an easy way to adjust NR mix without having to disable/reenable it or to go through the menus. It would be nice to be able to tweak it while tuning around the bands. The other thing I’d like to do is to be able to disable or lock the RF gain control (i.e. put it on 0db and leave it there to prevent ‘accidentally’ changing it and wondering why the band went quiet).

I also need to agree with another poster here that the PX3 is freakin’ awesome. Just got mine.

Thanks,
Tim Henrion
KC1EOQ

Both of the newer Yaesu radios that I have (FTDX-3000 and FT-991) give a way to do this to one degree or another.


> On Mar 23, 2016, at 8:22 PM, Wayne Burdick <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> Tom,
>
> Glad you like the rig. If you have a question that stumps the experts, drop me an email. I have a unique perspective as the guy who wrote the firmware and owner's manual :)
>
> 73,
> Wayne
>
>
> On Mar 23, 2016, at 12:02 PM, TFJM via Elecraft <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
>> I'd like to thank everyone who took the time to respond to my posting about
>> just buying my new KX3 (first radio purchased since 1980) and answering some
>> of my questions I had and providing suggestions and feedback. Much
>> appreciated.
>>
>> I have to say this KX3 is amazing and I'm very happy that I made this
>> purchase. I spoke with Elecraft just the other day with a few questions and
>> Craig there was great just as he was answering questions last month before I
>> ordered my KX3.
>>
>> Again, thanks!
>>
>> 73,
>>
>> Tom / W1PDI
>
>
>
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Re: Just Received my New KX3

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Funny you should say that. I have only had my KX3 a week and I'm already looking at and reading about the K3S. I better get a hold of myself - at least until I get back from Dayton in May.
 
73=Tom
W1PDI
 
 
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Sent: Wed, Mar 23, 2016 4:48 pm
Subject: Re: Just Received my New KX3

Yes, and Elecraft's tend to multiply once you get your first one. I started off with my first K2, which I built and still have. And now there have appeared a K3 a K3S and now my second K2 which I'm currently building... Be sure and do let that happen to you too!

73,
LS
W5QD


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Re: Just Received my New KX3

wayne burdick
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Hi Tim,

I've added your suggestions to the wish-list.

Thanks,

Wayne
N6KR


On Mar 23, 2016, at 6:54 PM, Tim Henrion <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Hi Wayne,
> Is there an ‘official’ channel for firmware feature requests? I’d really love to see an easy way to adjust NR mix without having to disable/reenable it or to go through the menus. It would be nice to be able to tweak it while tuning around the bands. The other thing I’d like to do is to be able to disable or lock the RF gain control (i.e. put it on 0db and leave it there to prevent ‘accidentally’ changing it and wondering why the band went quiet).
>
> I also need to agree with another poster here that the PX3 is freakin’ awesome. Just got mine.
>
> Thanks,
> Tim Henrion
> KC1EOQ



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Re: Just Received my New KX3

Phil Wheeler-2
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Yes, you are in real GAS trouble now!  Just like
many of us here :-)

73, Phil W7OX

On 3/23/16 7:18 PM, TFJM via Elecraft wrote:

> Funny you should say that. I have only had my KX3 a week and I'm already looking at and reading about the K3S. I better get a hold of myself - at least until I get back from Dayton in May.
>  
> 73=Tom
> W1PDI
>  
>  
> -----Original Message-----
> From: lstavenhagen [via Elecraft] <[hidden email]>
> To: TFJM <[hidden email]>
> Sent: Wed, Mar 23, 2016 4:48 pm
> Subject: Re: Just Received my New KX3
>
>
> Yes, and Elecraft's tend to multiply once you get your first one. I started off with my first K2, which I built and still have. And now there have appeared a K3 a K3S and now my second K2 which I'm currently building... Be sure and do let that happen to you too!
>
> 73,
> LS
> W5QD

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Re: Just Received my New KX3

John Pitz
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It would actually be nice to be able to lock out any arbitrary control.
I keep accidentally adjusting MIC gain.  Be nice to turn off the ability
to adjust it in the menu until I want to do so more deliberately than
the "random tweaks" I keep giving it :)


On Wed, 2016-03-23 at 20:54 -0500, Tim Henrion wrote:

> Hi Wayne,
> Is there an ‘official’ channel for firmware feature requests? I’d really love to see an easy way to adjust NR mix without having to disable/reenable it or to go through the menus. It would be nice to be able to tweak it while tuning around the bands. The other thing I’d like to do is to be able to disable or lock the RF gain control (i.e. put it on 0db and leave it there to prevent ‘accidentally’ changing it and wondering why the band went quiet).
>
> I also need to agree with another poster here that the PX3 is freakin’ awesome. Just got mine.
>
> Thanks,
> Tim Henrion
> KC1EOQ
>
> Both of the newer Yaesu radios that I have (FTDX-3000 and FT-991) give a way to do this to one degree or another.
>
>
> > On Mar 23, 2016, at 8:22 PM, Wayne Burdick <[hidden email]> wrote:
> >
> > Tom,
> >
> > Glad you like the rig. If you have a question that stumps the experts, drop me an email. I have a unique perspective as the guy who wrote the firmware and owner's manual :)
> >
> > 73,
> > Wayne
> >
> >
> > On Mar 23, 2016, at 12:02 PM, TFJM via Elecraft <[hidden email]> wrote:
> >
> >> I'd like to thank everyone who took the time to respond to my posting about
> >> just buying my new KX3 (first radio purchased since 1980) and answering some
> >> of my questions I had and providing suggestions and feedback. Much
> >> appreciated.
> >>
> >> I have to say this KX3 is amazing and I'm very happy that I made this
> >> purchase. I spoke with Elecraft just the other day with a few questions and
> >> Craig there was great just as he was answering questions last month before I
> >> ordered my KX3.
> >>
> >> Again, thanks!
> >>
> >> 73,
> >>
> >> Tom / W1PDI
> >
> >
> >
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Re: Just Received my New KX3

lstavenhagen
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Seconded... I have 4 K's now and my efforts to convince myself to sell this or that one to pay for that or this one have failed. Even my K3, which is now "officially" an orphan and the main candidate for selling, is of course still fully supported by Elecraft and probably will be forever. So somehow the new synthesizer upgraded jumped into the radio and I use it on my /p trips all the time now. I can't seem to get rid of it.

And a 2nd K2 is slowly coalescing together on my bench right now....

I just can't seem to stop it all! hi hi.

As for the K3S, if you had to have only one rig from here on out, that would be the one to have. I haven't used mine too much yet but it would be the one for digital modes and a panadapter, due to the USB port and its built-in devices for computer operation.

Mine may end up, though, doing the same duty as all my rigs (/p with a battery and a key), judging by my progress on my home station....

And then you have the reflector, with Don and of course the Elecraft royalty themselves posting here, all of whom are just a bottomless pit of detailed information about your rigs no matter how arcane your questions may be....

So buyer beware hi hi!

73,
LS
W5QD
Phil Wheeler-2 wrote
Yes, you are in real GAS trouble now!  Just like
many of us here :-)

73, Phil W7OX

On 3/23/16 7:18 PM, TFJM via Elecraft wrote:
> Funny you should say that. I have only had my KX3 a week and I'm already looking at and reading about the K3S. I better get a hold of myself - at least until I get back from Dayton in May.
>  
> 73=Tom
> W1PDI
>  
>  
> -----Original Message-----
> From: lstavenhagen [via Elecraft] <[hidden email]>
> To: TFJM <[hidden email]>
> Sent: Wed, Mar 23, 2016 4:48 pm
> Subject: Re: Just Received my New KX3
>
>
> Yes, and Elecraft's tend to multiply once you get your first one. I started off with my first K2, which I built and still have. And now there have appeared a K3 a K3S and now my second K2 which I'm currently building... Be sure and do let that happen to you too!
>
> 73,
> LS
> W5QD

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Re: Just Received my New KX3

K1BRA
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+1

From my perspective, having AF gain and RF gain on the same control, with a push that toggles between the two, invariably results in tweaking the wrong one and then having to troubleshoot the issue after the fact.

I’m fine with being able to lock settings, as I rarely find I need to tweak RF gain. Others may have different opinions. Personally as I search the bands, there are generally three knob-related things that I’d like to be able to tweak in real-time with independent knobs:

- Frequency - I really like that the KX3 has “coarse” and “fine” adjustment available by default on different knobs (without having to toggle a “FAST” switch). This is one major “Nice job Elecraft!” usability item that sets the KX3 apart from every other radio I own.
- AF gain - I guess I use this as sort of a “Manual AGC”, where others use RF gain.
- NR mix - I pretty much run with NR on all the time unless I am chasing something ultra weak. The setting of NR mix can mean the difference between catching and missing weak signals, so I’d like to see this tweakable in real time.

The #2 thing I love about Elecraft (after my awesome KX3) is the fact that you can ask questions and the guys that actually design and implement the hardware respond. #1 & #2 pretty much seal the deal that my next radio purchase(s) will be Elecraft. Even when I go to my local Ham Radio Outlet and talk to the staff about radios, one guy there pretty much talks about his K3 over anything else. Its funny to hear an HRO guy talk about a radio that HRO doesn’t even sell… :-)

Tim Henrion
KC1EOQ
KX3 / PX3 Owner

> On Mar 24, 2016, at 9:45 AM, John Pitz <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> It would actually be nice to be able to lock out any arbitrary control.
> I keep accidentally adjusting MIC gain.  Be nice to turn off the ability
> to adjust it in the menu until I want to do so more deliberately than
> the "random tweaks" I keep giving it :)
>
>
> On Wed, 2016-03-23 at 20:54 -0500, Tim Henrion wrote:
>
>> Hi Wayne,
>> Is there an ‘official’ channel for firmware feature requests? I’d really love to see an easy way to adjust NR mix without having to disable/reenable it or to go through the menus. It would be nice to be able to tweak it while tuning around the bands. The other thing I’d like to do is to be able to disable or lock the RF gain control (i.e. put it on 0db and leave it there to prevent ‘accidentally’ changing it and wondering why the band went quiet).
>>
>> I also need to agree with another poster here that the PX3 is freakin’ awesome. Just got mine.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Tim Henrion
>> KC1EOQ
>>
>> Both of the newer Yaesu radios that I have (FTDX-3000 and FT-991) give a way to do this to one degree or another.
>>
>>
>>> On Mar 23, 2016, at 8:22 PM, Wayne Burdick <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>>
>>> Tom,
>>>
>>> Glad you like the rig. If you have a question that stumps the experts, drop me an email. I have a unique perspective as the guy who wrote the firmware and owner's manual :)
>>>
>>> 73,
>>> Wayne
>>>
>>>
>>> On Mar 23, 2016, at 12:02 PM, TFJM via Elecraft <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>>
>>>> I'd like to thank everyone who took the time to respond to my posting about
>>>> just buying my new KX3 (first radio purchased since 1980) and answering some
>>>> of my questions I had and providing suggestions and feedback. Much
>>>> appreciated.
>>>>
>>>> I have to say this KX3 is amazing and I'm very happy that I made this
>>>> purchase. I spoke with Elecraft just the other day with a few questions and
>>>> Craig there was great just as he was answering questions last month before I
>>>> ordered my KX3.
>>>>
>>>> Again, thanks!
>>>>
>>>> 73,
>>>>
>>>> Tom / W1PDI
>>>
>>>
>>>
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