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K2/KX3 with KPA500, cable?

DJ6FO
Hi all,
interested in sharing your experience with connecting a K2/100 or a KX3 respectively to KPA 500.
Is there probably something similar as the KPAK3AUX cable for
the K3 to be usedr with K2/ KX3? Has anybody experimented yet with
'homemade' ideas / modified cables?
Thanks for any input,
73 - Dieter

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Re: K2/KX3 with KPA500, cable?

Cady, Fred
Should be easy as pi.  Use the basic connection scheme and hook up a keying line and the RF.  The KPA and KAT will automatically switch bands when they detect a dah's worth of RF.
I put a little intro guide on my website:
http://www.ke7x.com/home/k-line-introduction-and-set-up-guide

Cheers and 73,
Fred KE7X

Author of:
"The Elecraft K3: Design, Configuration and Operation 2nd ed"
"The Elecraft KX3 - Going for the summit"
"The Elecraft KPA500 and KAT500 - the K-Line Dream Station"
Printed, coil bound copies of these are all available at www.elecraft.com

KPA500 and KAT500 Quick Set Up Guide
http://www.ke7x.com/home/k-line-introduction-and-set-up-guide

KAT500 and KXPA500 Tuner Operation
http://www.ke7x.com/home/kat500-and-kxpa100-tuners


"The Elecraft KXPA100, PX3 and 2M/4M Transverters - Assembling the KX3-Line Station" available at www.lulu.com.

"The Elecraft K3S and P3" and 3rd edition K3 book  (Works in progress)

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Subject: [Elecraft] K2/KX3 with KPA500, cable?

Hi all,
interested in sharing your experience with connecting a K2/100 or a KX3 respectively to KPA 500.
Is there probably something similar as the KPAK3AUX cable for the K3 to be usedr with K2/ KX3? Has anybody experimented yet with 'homemade' ideas / modified cables?
Thanks for any input,
73 - Dieter

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Re: K2/KX3 with KPA500, cable?

James Bennett
Dieter - if you go by what Fred has documented in his book, it will work superbly. I use my K3 AND KX3 with a KPA500 and KAT500 - I’ve got a two position coax switch that allows me to use whichever radio I want to drive the amp and tuner.

I followed the info (and diagrams) in Fred’s book and my KX3 can drive the KPA500 to about 220+- watts output.

I highly recommend his book(s).

73, Jim / W6JHB


> On   Saturday, Aug 1, 2015, at  Saturday, 6:30 AM, Cady, Fred <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> Should be easy as pi.  Use the basic connection scheme and hook up a keying line and the RF.  The KPA and KAT will automatically switch bands when they detect a dah's worth of RF.
> I put a little intro guide on my website:
> http://www.ke7x.com/home/k-line-introduction-and-set-up-guide
>
> Cheers and 73,
> Fred KE7X
>
> Author of:
> "The Elecraft K3: Design, Configuration and Operation 2nd ed"
> "The Elecraft KX3 - Going for the summit"
> "The Elecraft KPA500 and KAT500 - the K-Line Dream Station"
> Printed, coil bound copies of these are all available at www.elecraft.com
>
> KPA500 and KAT500 Quick Set Up Guide
> http://www.ke7x.com/home/k-line-introduction-and-set-up-guide
>
> KAT500 and KXPA500 Tuner Operation
> http://www.ke7x.com/home/kat500-and-kxpa100-tuners
>
>
> "The Elecraft KXPA100, PX3 and 2M/4M Transverters - Assembling the KX3-Line Station" available at www.lulu.com.
>
> "The Elecraft K3S and P3" and 3rd edition K3 book  (Works in progress)
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Elecraft [mailto:[hidden email]] On Behalf Of [hidden email]
> Sent: Saturday, August 01, 2015 3:22 AM
> To: [hidden email]
> Subject: [Elecraft] K2/KX3 with KPA500, cable?
>
> Hi all,
> interested in sharing your experience with connecting a K2/100 or a KX3 respectively to KPA 500.
> Is there probably something similar as the KPAK3AUX cable for the K3 to be usedr with K2/ KX3? Has anybody experimented yet with 'homemade' ideas / modified cables?
> Thanks for any input,
> 73 - Dieter
>
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Re: K2/KX3 with KPA500, cable?

fredem
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Hi Dieter.
Contact me directly for further info regarding a breakout interface between your KX3 and the KPA 500. My contact info is on my website.
Cheers, Fred VE7FMN
www.ve7fmn.ca
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