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KC6CNN
Has anyone used MRP40 with success with the K3 or with a K3 and signalink usb?
I have tried and tried to get this to work.
It will key the signalink and will key the radio, but no output or audio is transmitted.
Sending the audio to my speakers works, but not to the radio.
I have set jumper jp2 and jp3 to on which raises the output level of the signalink.
I have adjusted the windows audio level and still nothing.

So any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thank
Gerald - KC6CNN


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Re: K3 with Signalink or MRP40

Don Wilhelm
Gerald,

The Signalink is nothing more than a soundcard.
Have you plugged the Signalink output into the Line-in jack on the K3?
Make certain the plug is fully inserted.
Then go into DATA A mode and set the MIC SEL menu to LINE.
Adjust the MIC Gain (now LINE IN gain) to produce 4 bars solid with the
5th bar flashing on the ALC meter - You can do that is TX TEST mode so
you do not transmit RF.
If the MIC GAIN is 'touchy' and at a very low level, go to the computer
and adjust the soundcard level lower.  Normally a soundcard level of
about 75% is workable - too low and the S/N ratio is bad and too high
the soundcard can overload.

73,
Don W3FPR

On 1/5/2017 9:10 PM, KC6CNN wrote:
> Has anyone used MRP40 with success with the K3 or with a K3 and signalink
> usb?
> I have tried and tried to get this to work.
> It will key the signalink and will key the radio, but no output or audio is
> transmitted.
> Sending the audio to my speakers works, but not to the radio.
> I have set jumper jp2 and jp3 to on which raises the output level of the
> signalink.
> I have adjusted the windows audio level and still nothing.
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Re: K3 with Signalink or MRP40

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Gerald,
I assume you are using MRP40 to decode CW. Are you saying that it does not decode at all? Or just some of the time? What are your settings on the Signal Link and in the MRP40 software tab for the Soundcard? 73, Charles N2SO
Treasurer, Quarter Century Wireless Association, Inc. http://QCWA.org 

    On Friday, January 6, 2017 9:37 AM, Don Wilhelm <[hidden email]> wrote:
 

 Gerald,

The Signalink is nothing more than a soundcard.
Have you plugged the Signalink output into the Line-in jack on the K3?
Make certain the plug is fully inserted.
Then go into DATA A mode and set the MIC SEL menu to LINE.
Adjust the MIC Gain (now LINE IN gain) to produce 4 bars solid with the
5th bar flashing on the ALC meter - You can do that is TX TEST mode so
you do not transmit RF.
If the MIC GAIN is 'touchy' and at a very low level, go to the computer
and adjust the soundcard level lower.  Normally a soundcard level of
about 75% is workable - too low and the S/N ratio is bad and too high
the soundcard can overload.

73,
Don W3FPR

On 1/5/2017 9:10 PM, KC6CNN wrote:
> Has anyone used MRP40 with success with the K3 or with a K3 and signalink
> usb?
> I have tried and tried to get this to work.
> It will key the signalink and will key the radio, but no output or audio is
> transmitted.
> Sending the audio to my speakers works, but not to the radio.
> I have set jumper jp2 and jp3 to on which raises the output level of the
> signalink.
> I have adjusted the windows audio level and still nothing.
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Re: K3 with Signalink or MRP40

KC6CNN
It decodes great, it did not send.  I can send in data A. But offset is weird to me.  
I'll get it sorted.  Lol 
Thanks 
Gerald 

On Jan 6, 2017, at 8:58 AM, Elecraft mailing list [via Elecraft] <[hidden email]> wrote:

Gerald,
I assume you are using MRP40 to decode CW. Are you saying that it does not decode at all? Or just some of the time? What are your settings on the Signal Link and in the MRP40 software tab for the Soundcard? 73, Charles N2SO
Treasurer, Quarter Century Wireless Association, Inc. http://QCWA.org 

    On Friday, January 6, 2017 9:37 AM, Don Wilhelm <[hidden email]> wrote:
 

 Gerald,

The Signalink is nothing more than a soundcard.
Have you plugged the Signalink output into the Line-in jack on the K3?
Make certain the plug is fully inserted.
Then go into DATA A mode and set the MIC SEL menu to LINE.
Adjust the MIC Gain (now LINE IN gain) to produce 4 bars solid with the
5th bar flashing on the ALC meter - You can do that is TX TEST mode so
you do not transmit RF.
If the MIC GAIN is 'touchy' and at a very low level, go to the computer
and adjust the soundcard level lower.  Normally a soundcard level of
about 75% is workable - too low and the S/N ratio is bad and too high
the soundcard can overload.

73,
Don W3FPR

On 1/5/2017 9:10 PM, KC6CNN wrote:
> Has anyone used MRP40 with success with the K3 or with a K3 and signalink
> usb?
> I have tried and tried to get this to work.
> It will key the signalink and will key the radio, but no output or audio is
> transmitted.
> Sending the audio to my speakers works, but not to the radio.
> I have set jumper jp2 and jp3 to on which raises the output level of the
> signalink.
> I have adjusted the windows audio level and still nothing.
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Re: K3 with Signalink or MRP40

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Hi I just looked at the manual.The mrp40 will use SSB for CW transmission or DATA A with a signal link.  Since you say it works in DATA A that is how it works. If you wish true CW they give a link to use the key circuit with a hardware adapter.73 Tom va2fsq.com 


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-------- Original message --------From: Gerald Manthey <[hidden email]> Date: 2017-01-06  3:56 PM  (GMT-05:00) To: tomb18 <[hidden email]> Subject: Re: [Elecraft] K3 with Signalink or MRP40
TomI can send in Data A , but was hoping to use com0com to connect it in CW.  
Gerald 
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Any luck? Did you follow my suggestions?Tom


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-------- Original message --------From: KC6CNN <[hidden email]> Date: 2017-01-05  9:10 PM  (GMT-05:00) To: [hidden email] Subject: [Elecraft] K3 with Signalink or MRP40
Has anyone used MRP40 with success with the K3 or with a K3 and signalink
usb?
I have tried and tried to get this to work.
It will key the signalink and will key the radio, but no output or audio is
transmitted.
Sending the audio to my speakers works, but not to the radio.
I have set jumper jp2 and jp3 to on which raises the output level of the
signalink.
I have adjusted the windows audio level and still nothing.

So any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thank
Gerald - KC6CNN






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Re: K3 with Signalink or MRP40

KC6CNN
Much easier to just use Win4k3. I'm thinking of adding AC Log.  But that MRP40 sure can decode like crazy and in bad band conditions.  

Thanks 
Gerald 

On Jan 6, 2017, at 4:12 PM, tomb18 [via Elecraft] <[hidden email]> wrote:

Hi I just looked at the manual.The mrp40 will use SSB for CW transmission or DATA A with a signal link.  Since you say it works in DATA A that is how it works. If you wish true CW they give a link to use the key circuit with a hardware adapter.73 Tom va2fsq.com 


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-------- Original message --------From: Gerald Manthey <[hidden email]> Date: 2017-01-06  3:56 PM  (GMT-05:00) To: tomb18 <[hidden email]> Subject: Re: [Elecraft] K3 with Signalink or MRP40
TomI can send in Data A , but was hoping to use com0com to connect it in CW.  
Gerald 
On Jan 6, 2017, at 9:07 AM, tomb18 <[hidden email]> wrote:

Any luck? Did you follow my suggestions?Tom


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-------- Original message --------From: KC6CNN <[hidden email]> Date: 2017-01-05  9:10 PM  (GMT-05:00) To: [hidden email] Subject: [Elecraft] K3 with Signalink or MRP40
Has anyone used MRP40 with success with the K3 or with a K3 and signalink
usb?
I have tried and tried to get this to work.
It will key the signalink and will key the radio, but no output or audio is
transmitted.
Sending the audio to my speakers works, but not to the radio.
I have set jumper jp2 and jp3 to on which raises the output level of the
signalink.
I have adjusted the windows audio level and still nothing.

So any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thank
Gerald - KC6CNN






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