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General discussion / Audio feedback in K3/0 speaker
« on: 2018-11-06, 18:32:44 »
I have recently reconfigured my remote station and seem to have made a minor issue from the past, more prevalent now. When transmitting, I can hear my transmit audio through the K3 speaker slightly delayed. The audio sounds like my SSB signal, without a BFO. Severity is dependent on power levels. At 100 watts, it is loud enough to be quite annoying. Obviously, Iím getting RF into the RRC box or cabling.

All components in the remote box ... radios, amplifiers, hubs, computer, RRC, etc have chassis grounds individually run to a single point of contact (ground rod for electrical service panel).

Given the symptoms, any idea where I should begin my troubleshooting? I suspect ferrite beads are in my future, but would like a sense of where to begin.


Configuration, RRC 1258 / No receive audio
« on: 2017-01-14, 23:33:36 »
I have my two RRC's and the K3/K30 mini communicating over the Internet using cellular data. Rig control works fine and I can see the s-meter fluctuating at the remote site, but there is no receive audio. Tried the obvious like the K3/0  rf and af gain, but still no audio. Any ideas from the learned masses?

General discussion / Boot sequence for remote
« on: 2016-12-28, 19:10:34 »
I am successfully using a K3/0 Mini plus the K3, KAT & KPA 500's via the RRC boxes. I also have a PC connected via Team Viewer which talks to the configuration via serial ports. I'm connecting an IP power strip, and curious as to the best boot sequence to program so everything is 'awake' when hardware and software are trying to communicate. I'm thinking the following order, but would welcome suggestions:
1. Web router/hub
2. RRC at remote site
3. PC
4. 12VDC bus that powers radio and radio accessories
Dennis, K7FL

Configuration, RRC 1258 / Multilevel passwords for WiFi
« on: 2016-03-21, 18:52:14 »
I'm in Mexico and trying to access my home station in Washington state. The ISP here requires two entries to sign in. I can see the local wifi on the RRC, but the RRC firmware allows only has one field for the password.  The wifi network asks for a room number and a last name (2 separate items in two different fields).

Any ideas how I might get around this login issue?


General discussion forum / Acceptable jitter
« on: 2016-02-17, 00:03:10 »
I have identified a potential host QTH for my remote with great bandwidth, but the jitter is 13ms. Jitter on my current remote site is 1ms and I've been successful with running CW on the RRC with the default jitter settings. As there are no antennas or power at the new site, its difficult to test the significance of 13ms jitter on my operations, and if the 13ms of jitter can be mitigated by RRC settings.

How bad does line jitter need to be before causing issues on CW? I understand there may be other variables, but I am trying to determine some rule of thumb about levels of jitter found to be problematic for users. The archives have lots of info on addressing jitter, but few reports of the measured jitter users are trying to mitigate.

Remote: K3 line
Control: K3/0
RRC's current rev
Windows 7

Configuration, RRC 1258 / Congestion tone on first setup
« on: 2016-02-12, 02:23:51 »
I have my Elecraft K3s communicating effectively over the LAN and am now attempting to connect over the Internet. I have enabled port forwarding on my firewall for 13000, 13001, 13002, and 80 and the RRC shows "Idle" status (see below). However, the K3s still gives a congestion tone when turned on. Everything is physically connected as normal but the AUX/MIC shows no link or activity lights.

Any pointers would be appreciated.

Here is the status from my control RRC:

Name   Value
Control panel   ON
Radio   OFF
Connection status   Disconnected
SIP status   Idle
Last SIP error   None
RTP/UDP audio status   Disconnected
UDP cmd status   Disconnected
SIP command timeout   0
Rx Jitter buffer size   4
Rx Jitter delay   3
Dual Rx   0
SIP Out port   13000
SIP In port   13000
Audio Out port   0
Audio In port   0
Command Out port   0
Command In port   13002
External SIP In port   13000
External Audio In port   13001
External Cmd In port   13002
Other party
Input 0   High
Input 1   High
Input 2   High
Output 0   Low
Output 1   Low
Output 2   Low
DNS status   Unknown
Active profile   Profile 2
PTT status   OFF
Common network settings   Yes

General discussion / Typical data usage?
« on: 2016-01-29, 21:07:44 »
I have a K3, KAT500 and KPA500 with the K3/0 mini and RRC boxes. What kind of data consumption might one expect from this configuration? I suspect that's a tough question with many variables, but lets assume the radio is on and receiving for  24 hours, limited knob twisting and transmitting.

The reason I ask is that I have multiple host sites for my remote station. Some have great Internet access (Comcast high speed cable), others ADSL via WiFi, and one with a 4G Jetpack. All of these options have bandwidth, latency and cost implications. As a CW op, latency is a critical factor in my case. ADSL in my area is typically 10Mbps down, 600Kbps up ... probably acceptable from a bandwidth perspective. One of the best QTH's under consideration obtains their Internet connectivity via a Verizon 4G Jet pack. The bandwidth is probably adequate, latency is around 60ms (in their installation), but the data charges can be significant. But, it all depends on how much data I will actually consume (my question above). Any ideas?

Thoughts on these different connectivity options (cost, bandwidth, latency) are most welcome.

Kind Regards,
Dennis, K7FL
Battle Ground, WA

Configuration, RRC 1258 / Control RRC is confused :-)
« on: 2016-01-11, 00:45:38 »
I had to reboot the Control RRC  a couple of times today. After one reboot, the rigs failed to communicate and investigating, I found the Control RRC has somehow renamed Radio. In addition, the original serial number now indicates a 1. I reloaded the firmware to no avail. No communications between the RRC's, but I can ping each IP number.
Dennis, K7FL

General discussion forum / WSPR on K3/0 mini - RRC?
« on: 2016-01-10, 05:45:30 »
Has anyone been able to decode WSPR signals through the K3/0 mini, RRC connections?
I have been unsuccessful.

Dennis, K7FL

I currently have my K3 line connected (over the LAN for now) to a K3/0 via RRC boxes. This configuration is now stable so I've begun to focus on the integration of Ham Radio Deluxe into the mix. I use HRD only for logging ... the rig control functionality is redundant with the K3/0 mini and therefore is of no interest, except for talking to the logbook (Frequency, Mode, QSY for packet spots).

Has anyone found a way to satisfy the HRD logging program data requirements from K3/0-mini/RRC feeds versus having HRD rig control active? I am assuming that running HRD rig control essentially running in the background will come at the price of data consumption.

Thoughts? Perhaps I'm worrying needlessly about the data consumption, but the concept of HRD rig control and a K3/0-mini running concurrently doesn't strike me as a good situation.

Dennis, K7FL
Battle Ground, WA

Configuration, RRC 1258 / K3/0 and RRC's
« on: 2016-01-03, 03:52:27 »
I purchased the K3/0 mini and RRC boxes from Elecraft to remote my K3 line.

I assume the radio the Radio setting for this configuration should be 14-Elecraft Twins vs. 4, Yaesu, Kenwood and Elecraft, correct?

Dennis, K7FL

General discussion forum / Extra dot on CW
« on: 2015-12-30, 21:37:30 »
Using the K3/0, RRC's and a K3/100 across the LAN. On CW, I notice an extra DOT at the end of each transmission. If a single character is sent (like an e), it transmits as an I. If I send a word, the single extra DOT is placed at the end of the word.

Dennis, K7FL

Trying to get rig info to a laptop (for logging) from either the K3/0 mini or RRC. Tried the USB and serial ports on the RRC, and the USB port on the K3/0 but cannot read either from the PC. Suggestions?

Dennis, K7FL

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