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K3 and SDR-IQ and CW Skimmer

Ignacy
I am trying to set up CW Skimmer with SDR-IQ and K3 so that SDR-IQ is connected to IF OUT and follows K3's frequency. Is this doable?

If not, it there any way of configuring SDR-IQ to follow band changes with K3?

Ignacy, NO9E
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Re: K3 and SDR-IQ and CW Skimmer

Wes Stewart-2
I don't use skimmer so can't begin to comment on that.  But I do use an SDR-IQ
with SpectraVue on my K3 and/or K3S i-f output(s).  The SDR-IQ follows the K3s
perfectly and conversely, you can point-and-click the screen in SpectraVue and
tune the K3.  You can also tune the K3 with the mouse wheel.

Since my K3 needs to talk to my logging programs too, I use LP-Bridge to
facilitate that. I've recently become interested in 160 DXing and the waterfall
display is invaluable in showing signals that I would probably miss when
manually tuning the band.

If you want more setup info contact me off list.  Elecraft wants to sell P3s.

Wes  N7WS

On 12/22/2016 1:52 PM, Ignacy wrote:
> I am trying to set up CW Skimmer with SDR-IQ and K3 so that SDR-IQ is
> connected to IF OUT and follows K3's frequency. Is this doable?
>
> If not, it there any way of configuring SDR-IQ to follow band changes with
> K3?
>
> Ignacy, NO9E
>
>

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Re: K3 and SDR-IQ and CW Skimmer

Don Wilhelm
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Ignacy,

I know nothing about the display capabilities of SDR-IQ, so the only
thing I can say is that the actual input frequency of SDR-IQ must be the
same as the IF frequency of the K3 - 8215kHz.

73,
Don W3FPR

On 12/22/2016 3:52 PM, Ignacy wrote:
> I am trying to set up CW Skimmer with SDR-IQ and K3 so that SDR-IQ is
> connected to IF OUT and follows K3's frequency. Is this doable?
>
> If not, it there any way of configuring SDR-IQ to follow band changes with
> K3?
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Re: K3 and SDR-IQ and CW Skimmer

tomb18
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You can connect the sdrplay to the IF out of the K3 and use Win4k3suite  or hdsdr to view the spectrum.  The Sdrplay would need to be tuned to 8.215MHz in HDSDR or it is tuned automatically in Win4k3.the SDRPLAY will provide 2mhz bandwidth in its most useful configuration but you can go to 8mhz bandwidth.On the K3, you will see some interesting effects as the bandwidth is increased. Depending where you tune you can see signals all of a sudden disappear when you tune the radio when the bandpass filters take effect. None the less 1.8 mhz is good on the ham bands.73 Tom va2fsq.com 




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-------- Original message --------From: Don Wilhelm <[hidden email]> Date: 2016-12-23  2:02 AM  (GMT-05:00) To: Ignacy <[hidden email]>, [hidden email] Subject: Re: [Elecraft] K3 and SDR-IQ and CW Skimmer
Ignacy,

I know nothing about the display capabilities of SDR-IQ, so the only
thing I can say is that the actual input frequency of SDR-IQ must be the
same as the IF frequency of the K3 - 8215kHz.

73,
Don W3FPR

On 12/22/2016 3:52 PM, Ignacy wrote:
> I am trying to set up CW Skimmer with SDR-IQ and K3 so that SDR-IQ is
> connected to IF OUT and follows K3's frequency. Is this doable?
>
> If not, it there any way of configuring SDR-IQ to follow band changes with
> K3?
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