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[K3] Audio cutting out??

K2QI
Not quite sure what's going on here; have had the K3 in storage for
about 4 months. Finally unpacked it after our move to PA and set it
up, and now audio is cutting in and out; as if it would just mute for
a few seconds (sometimes 4-5 secs) then come back to a normal level.
I'm wondering if the RF overload protection is engaging as the weather
here has been quite stormy, and I suspect lightning interference.  How
can I confirm?  It's been a long time since I've been on the air with
the K3 that I've forgotten quite a bit.

Any suggestions?
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Re: [K3] Audio cutting out??

Eric Swartz - WA6HHQ, Elecraft
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Hi James,

Could you have the squelch turned up?

73, Eric   WA6HHQ

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On 8/9/2011 5:56 PM, James Sarte (K2QI) wrote:

> Not quite sure what's going on here; have had the K3 in storage for
> about 4 months. Finally unpacked it after our move to PA and set it
> up, and now audio is cutting in and out; as if it would just mute for
> a few seconds (sometimes 4-5 secs) then come back to a normal level.
> I'm wondering if the RF overload protection is engaging as the weather
> here has been quite stormy, and I suspect lightning interference.  How
> can I confirm?  It's been a long time since I've been on the air with
> the K3 that I've forgotten quite a bit.
>
> Any suggestions?
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Re: [K3] Audio cutting out??

K2QI
Hi Eric,

No, squelch is wide open.  It was cutting out on SSB, FM, AM, etc.
For what it's worth, it isn't doing it anymore!  Strange... I wonder
if lightning in the distance was causing the overload circuitry to
kick in.  Is it possible?

73 de James K2QI

On Tue, Aug 9, 2011 at 9:12 PM, Eric Swartz - WA6HHQ, Elecraft
<[hidden email]> wrote:

> Hi James,
>
> Could you have the squelch turned up?
>
> 73, Eric   WA6HHQ
>
> ---
> www.elecraft.com
>
> On 8/9/2011 5:56 PM, James Sarte (K2QI) wrote:
>>
>> Not quite sure what's going on here; have had the K3 in storage for
>> about 4 months. Finally unpacked it after our move to PA and set it
>> up, and now audio is cutting in and out; as if it would just mute for
>> a few seconds (sometimes 4-5 secs) then come back to a normal level.
>> I'm wondering if the RF overload protection is engaging as the weather
>> here has been quite stormy, and I suspect lightning interference.  How
>> can I confirm?  It's been a long time since I've been on the air with
>> the K3 that I've forgotten quite a bit.
>>
>> Any suggestions?
>



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Re: [K3] Audio cutting out??

Eric Swartz - WA6HHQ, Elecraft
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Unlikely. If it is activated, you get a 'Hi RFI' message on the VFO B
display.

73, Eric

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On 8/9/2011 6:15 PM, James Sarte (K2QI) wrote:

> Hi Eric,
>
> No, squelch is wide open.  It was cutting out on SSB, FM, AM, etc.
> For what it's worth, it isn't doing it anymore!  Strange... I wonder
> if lightning in the distance was causing the overload circuitry to
> kick in.  Is it possible?
>
> 73 de James K2QI
>
> On Tue, Aug 9, 2011 at 9:12 PM, Eric Swartz - WA6HHQ, Elecraft
> <[hidden email]>  wrote:
>> Hi James,
>>
>> Could you have the squelch turned up?
>>
>> 73, Eric   WA6HHQ
>>
>> ---
>> www.elecraft.com
>>
>> On 8/9/2011 5:56 PM, James Sarte (K2QI) wrote:
>>> Not quite sure what's going on here; have had the K3 in storage for
>>> about 4 months. Finally unpacked it after our move to PA and set it
>>> up, and now audio is cutting in and out; as if it would just mute for
>>> a few seconds (sometimes 4-5 secs) then come back to a normal level.
>>> I'm wondering if the RF overload protection is engaging as the weather
>>> here has been quite stormy, and I suspect lightning interference.  How
>>> can I confirm?  It's been a long time since I've been on the air with
>>> the K3 that I've forgotten quite a bit.
>>>
>>> Any suggestions?
>
>
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Re: [K3] Audio cutting out??

K2QI
Can any contacts have gotten corroded internally and perhaps after the
unit warms up, a better contact is made due to thermal expansion?
Reason I ask, I noticed that the screws on my K3 have begun to rust
while sitting in storage.

73,
James K2QI

On Tue, Aug 9, 2011 at 9:16 PM, Eric Swartz - WA6HHQ, Elecraft
<[hidden email]> wrote:

> Unlikely. If it is activated, you get a 'Hi RFI' message on the VFO B
> display.
>
> 73, Eric
>
> ---
> www.elecraft.com
>
>
> On 8/9/2011 6:15 PM, James Sarte (K2QI) wrote:
>>
>> Hi Eric,
>>
>> No, squelch is wide open.  It was cutting out on SSB, FM, AM, etc.
>> For what it's worth, it isn't doing it anymore!  Strange... I wonder
>> if lightning in the distance was causing the overload circuitry to
>> kick in.  Is it possible?
>>
>> 73 de James K2QI
>>
>> On Tue, Aug 9, 2011 at 9:12 PM, Eric Swartz - WA6HHQ, Elecraft
>> <[hidden email]>  wrote:
>>>
>>> Hi James,
>>>
>>> Could you have the squelch turned up?
>>>
>>> 73, Eric   WA6HHQ
>>>
>>> ---
>>> www.elecraft.com
>>>
>>> On 8/9/2011 5:56 PM, James Sarte (K2QI) wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Not quite sure what's going on here; have had the K3 in storage for
>>>> about 4 months. Finally unpacked it after our move to PA and set it
>>>> up, and now audio is cutting in and out; as if it would just mute for
>>>> a few seconds (sometimes 4-5 secs) then come back to a normal level.
>>>> I'm wondering if the RF overload protection is engaging as the weather
>>>> here has been quite stormy, and I suspect lightning interference.  How
>>>> can I confirm?  It's been a long time since I've been on the air with
>>>> the K3 that I've forgotten quite a bit.
>>>>
>>>> Any suggestions?
>>
>>
>



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President UNARC/4U1UN
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Re: [K3] Audio cutting out??

Cady, Fred
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You might check to see if you have the all mode squelch activated. Check
the config menu SQ MAIN setting.
73,
Fred KE7X
"The Elecraft K3: Design, Configuration, and Operation"
www.ke7x.com
 

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Subject: [Elecraft] [K3] Audio cutting out??

Not quite sure what's going on here; have had the K3 in storage for
about 4 months. Finally unpacked it after our move to PA and set it up,
and now audio is cutting in and out; as if it would just mute for a few
seconds (sometimes 4-5 secs) then come back to a normal level.
I'm wondering if the RF overload protection is engaging as the weather
here has been quite stormy, and I suspect lightning interference.  How
can I confirm?  It's been a long time since I've been on the air with
the K3 that I've forgotten quite a bit.

Any suggestions?
--
73 de James K2QI
President UNARC/4U1UN
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Re: [K3] Audio cutting out??

Mike Reublin
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Does it go into xmit? Check the VOX settings.

73, Mike NF4L

On 8/9/2011 8:56 PM, James Sarte (K2QI) wrote:

> Not quite sure what's going on here; have had the K3 in storage for
> about 4 months. Finally unpacked it after our move to PA and set it
> up, and now audio is cutting in and out; as if it would just mute for
> a few seconds (sometimes 4-5 secs) then come back to a normal level.
> I'm wondering if the RF overload protection is engaging as the weather
> here has been quite stormy, and I suspect lightning interference.  How
> can I confirm?  It's been a long time since I've been on the air with
> the K3 that I've forgotten quite a bit.
>
> Any suggestions?


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