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K3S Build - What have I forgotten

G8BYB
Hi,
I have completed my build following the manual and everything seems to work
fine until I started to try and set it up for SSB. I can get full output
using the two tone test but nothing through the microphone. I also tried a
another microphone plugged in to the rear mic socket. Still nothing.
Any suggestions?

Andrew
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Re: K3S Build - What have I forgotten

Don Wilhelm
Andrew,

What microphone are you trying to use?  That is an important question.

It must conform to either the Elecraft or the Kenwood microphone jack
pinout to use the front panel K3S connector.  The rear panel Mic jack
works for those microphones that use a 3.5mm plug (Heil, Yamaha CM500
and other 'computer' microphones).

You must select in the menu between the front panel mic jack and the
rear panel.  If the microphone has an electret element (Elecraft MH2,
Yamaha CM500 or computer mic), then you must set Bias on.  If it is a
dynamic microphone (Kenwood or some Heil microphones), the Bias must be
set to OFF.

73,
Don W3FPR


On 4/30/2016 6:09 PM, Andrew Hebden wrote:
> Hi,
> I have completed my build following the manual and everything seems to work
> fine until I started to try and set it up for SSB. I can get full output
> using the two tone test but nothing through the microphone. I also tried a
> another microphone plugged in to the rear mic socket. Still nothing.
> Any suggestions?
>
>

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Re: K3S Build - What have I forgotten

Mike Reublin NF4L
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Andrew,

Are the settings in MENU:MIC SEL correct? To use the rear plug I have rP.L biAS. That means rear panel, low gain and bias on. The bias setting will depend on what type mic you're using, on for electrets.

How about mic gain?

73, Mike NF4L


> On Apr 30, 2016, at 6:09 PM, Andrew Hebden <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> Hi,
> I have completed my build following the manual and everything seems to work
> fine until I started to try and set it up for SSB. I can get full output
> using the two tone test but nothing through the microphone. I also tried a
> another microphone plugged in to the rear mic socket. Still nothing.
> Any suggestions?
>
> Andrew
> G8BYB
>
>
>
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Re: K3S Build - What have I forgotten

Tony Estep
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Andrew, You probably just need to turn on the bias for the mic.

Tony KT0NY


On Sat, Apr 30, 2016 at 5:09 PM, Andrew Hebden <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Hi,
> I have completed my build following the manual and everything seems to work
> fine until I started to try and set it up for SSB. I can get full output
> using the two tone test but nothing through the microphone. I also tried a
> another microphone plugged in to the rear mic socket. Still nothing.
> Any suggestions?
>
> Andrew
> G8BYB
>
>
>
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Re: K3S Build - What have I forgotten

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Andrew,
Make sure you have the appropriate mic connector turned on (rear or front).  Set mode to SSB< TAP (not hold) the Menu button, then turn VFO B knob to mic setting, then set the right mic input (or line) with the VFO A knob.  Also, depending on your mic, you might need to turn on the mic bias using the "2" (REV) pad by tapping it on or off.
Dick, K8ZTT
On Sat, Apr 30, 2016 at 5:09 PM, Andrew Hebden <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Hi,
> I have completed my build following the manual and everything seems to work
> fine until I started to try and set it up for SSB. I can get full output
> using the two tone test but nothing through the microphone. I also tried a
> another microphone plugged in to the rear mic socket. Still nothing.
> Any suggestions?
>
> Andrew
> G8BYB
>
>
>
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Re: K3S Build - What have I forgotten

Nr4c
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Several questions:

What mic?
Correct plug?
Which socket?
What are Mic settings?
Have read and understand the mic setting in the manual?

Sent from my iPhone
...nr4c. bill


> On Apr 30, 2016, at 6:09 PM, Andrew Hebden <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> Hi,
> I have completed my build following the manual and everything seems to work
> fine until I started to try and set it up for SSB. I can get full output
> using the two tone test but nothing through the microphone. I also tried a
> another microphone plugged in to the rear mic socket. Still nothing.
> Any suggestions?
>
> Andrew
> G8BYB
>
>
>
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Re: K3S Build - What have I forgotten

G8BYB
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Hi all,
Many thanks for your prompt replies. Family visits got in the way so I
wasn't able to gives things a try out until just now.
You were all quite correct, it was a simple newbie error. I am using the
Elecraft MH2 mic and had not thought about having to set it up. As expected
I just turned the mic bias on and all is well.
I can now get down to playing radio.
73 Andrew
G8BYB

> On Apr 30, 2016, at 6:09 PM, Andrew Hebden <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> Hi,
> I have completed my build following the manual and everything seems to
> work fine until I started to try and set it up for SSB. I can get full
> output using the two tone test but nothing through the microphone. I
> also tried a another microphone plugged in to the rear mic socket. Still
nothing.
> Any suggestions?
>
> Andrew
> G8BYB
>



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