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K3 No power out and no receive

way235
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I have noise on all bands but don't hear any signals at all.
I have a TX light when keyed and can see the meter move when I speak into the mic but I have no power output.
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Re: No power out and no receive

Don Wilhelm-4
Which Elecraft transceiver?  Kit or factory built?  Was it working
before or has it never worked properly?

73,
Don W3FPR

On 9/29/2015 11:29 PM, way235 wrote:

> I have noise on all bands but don't hear any signals at all.
> I have a TX light when keyed and can see the meter move when I speak into
> the mic but I have no power output.
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way235
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It is a kit and was working fine a couple of days ago, last contact in log was 27th, tried different antennas and also no output on watt meter.  I see meter move when I speak into mic but no output. Has second receiver but no signal received on either receiver.
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Re: No power out and no receive

way235
I also tried ant 2 since it has the ATU but I have the same problem on both ant connectors.
No power out and no RX just noise.
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Re: No power out and no receive

way235
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It is a K3 about 6 months old.
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way235
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I am getting mic meter reading but not power reading on SSB saw meter moving but was in CMP ALC position,  no movement in SWR RF position.  Wanted to correct that from earlier comments.
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Re: No power out and no receive

David Pratt
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What is the serial number of your transceiver and do you have a callsign?  Also, what revision of the manual do you have? With that information there are lots of people on here able to help you.

73 de David G4DMP

On 30 Sep 2015 04:29, way235 <[hidden email]> wrote:
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> I have noise on all bands but don't hear any signals at all.
> I have a TX light when keyed and can see the meter move when I speak into
> the mic but I have no power output.
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Re: No power out and no receive

John Lemay
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If there is no receive capability at all on the radio it could be quite a
serious fault - either with the radio or the feeder or aerial.

I'd suggest that under these circumstances trying to transmit is a daft
idea. Rigs these days are pretty well protected, but not completely
foolproof.

John G4ZTR

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I also tried ant 2 since it has the ATU but I have the same problem on both
ant connectors.
No power out and no RX just noise.



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Re: K3 No power out and no receive

way235
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This is a K3 kit and is 6 months old bought April this year.  I am going back thru initial setup and getting E 00044  ERR VC4 in calibration both A and B VCO. at this time.  Worked perfect until yesterday.
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Re: K3 No power out and no receive

Don Wilhelm-4
The manual indicates that you should contact K3 support and give then
that number.

73,
Don W3FPR

On 9/30/2015 8:59 AM, way235 wrote:

> This is a K3 kit and is 6 months old bought April this year.  I am going back
> thru initial setup and getting E 00044  ERR VC4 in calibration both A and B
> VCO. at this time.  Worked perfect until yesterday.
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Re: No power out and no receive

Eric Swartz - WA6HHQ, Elecraft
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One correction to Ron's posting:  The Sub Rx's  KSYN3a (if you have the
sub-receiver installed) may have a blinking green status light until the sub is
actually turned on for the first time from the K3 front panel.

73,
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On 9/30/2015 8:03 AM, Ron D'Eau Claire wrote:

> Anything that disables the synthesizer will produce those symptoms. Check
> the TMP cables that connect the KREF3 to the KSYN3 and to the K3 RF board to
> make sure they are all properly seated. If your K3 has the newer KSYN3A
> synthesizer board (mounted on the front panel shield with the KREF3) you
> should see a green LED glowing brightly when you look down from the top
> (it's on the back of the board near the top edge). If it's blinking the
> synthesizer is NOT locked and will produce the symptoms you are
> experiencing. Normally it will be glowing steadily.
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Re: No power out and no receive

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"If your K3 has the newer KSYN3A
> synthesizer board (mounted on the front panel shield with the KREF3) you
> should see a green LED glowing brightly when you look down from the top
> (it's on the back of the board near the top edge). If it's blinking the
> synthesizer is NOT locked and will produce the symptoms you are
> experiencing. Normally it will be glowing steadily"

I do have the KSYN3A and the led is glowing steadily
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Re: No power out and no receive

way235
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Ok, got it working. I have two KSNY3 boards on main and SUB receivers.  The LED was on for the SUB but the LED on the main was off.  I switched the boards and it started working.  Must have been a loose connection on one of the cables???

Thanks for your help Ron AC7AC
and thanks to everyone for their suggestions that led to a solution.