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KX3 & USB sound cards

Ed Meyer, WG5F
 

Let me say that I've seen this discussed on the KX3 group and no one seems to have a answer that holds water.  Maybe the guys asking the questions just didn't make it clear (to what I'm looking for...)

I've had my KX3 since the first batches that came out.  I keep learning new things about it but one thing that has had me stumped is how it will work when connected to a STEREO input on my Laptop for Panadapter display.  

All my computers have MONO mic inputs.  They don't have a LINE IN.  So i can't take advantage of the RX I/Q connections. I'd love to get one of those $6 USB external sound cards, but none of them seem to have STEREO mic inputs.  I really hate to buy a big external BOX type external sound card, that adds bulk to my KX3 go bag.  I'd also not like to pay $30, $60, $100 bucks for it either.

What practical experience do any of you 4SQRP'rs have with the USB external sounds cards with STEREO mic inputs?  And more importantly your experience with the KX3 using the RX I/Q lines with programs such as va2fsq's WIN4K3Suite?  Any solid recommendations or warnings?  I've been piddling with this for 2 years and I'm ready to get over this hurdle.

Again - this is not for just digital mode operating.  I'm not talking about running FLDigi, or other such programs.  I know that I don't need a stereo input for that (and it's not hooked to the RX I/Q lines.)  I want to play with the SDR capabilities of the KX3 and interface it more integrally while portable.

Any help?

72,
-Ed, WG5F-

 


Re: QRP & Novice Rig Round Up - It's a Hoot!

Sam Neal
 

Hello Bry,

In the fifty's, we used to go to the county garbage dump for transformers and
tubes! hi

73,

Sam Neal N5AF
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------ Original Message ------
Received: Wed, 22 Feb 2017 04:23:01 AM CST
From: "Bry Carling af4k@hotmail.com [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@yahoogroups.com>
To: "4sqrp@yahoogroups.com" <4sqrp@yahoogroups.com>, Johnny Matlock
<jomatlock@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] QRP & Novice Rig Round Up - It's a Hoot!

Oh now I see the other link - thank you Sam!


________________________________
From: 4sqrp@yahoogroups.com <4sqrp@yahoogroups.com> on behalf of Johnny
Matlock jomatlock@gmail.com [4sqrp] <4sqrp@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 7:59 PM
To: 4sqrp@yahoogroups.com; Sam Neal
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] QRP & Novice Rig Round Up - It's a Hoot!



Pretty neat Sam
But also kinda pricey!!
Although, transformers are out of sight in price now days!
72
Johnny AC0BQ
On Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 11:26 AM 'Sam Neal' n5af@usa.net<mailto:n5af@usa.net>
[4sqrp] <4sqrp@yahoogroups.com<mailto:4sqrp@yahoogroups.com>> wrote:


Bry,

Try this link also. You may have to manually type it in.

Sam N5AF
KN5LZJ in 1957

pastimeprojects.com<http://pastimeprojects.com>


--
Sent from Gmail Mobile


OT: FS: SDRPLAY

Jim Sheldon
 

The SDRPLAY RSP1 has been spoken for.

W0EB


OT: FS: Barely Used SDRPLAY receiver with extras

Jim Sheldon
 

I'd like to sell my SDR Play RSP1 SDR monitor receiver. It's barely
used. Originally sold for $149.95 and currently selling on Ham Radio
Outlet for $129.95. It normally does not come with the USB A-B cable,
has an SMA antenna connector and there are a number of different, free,
downloadable software packages that will run it. The most popular (and
now being included with it) is SDR Uno. The RSP1 covers 10KHz to 2GHz
and is very sensitive. It's a great monitoring package and with a
laptop is also very portable. It's powered via the USB cable.

I'll sell this one for $110 shipped anywhere in the US and will include
a USB A-B cable, an SMA to BNC female antenna adapter and a CD I burned
containing SDR UNO and the operating manual for it.

Prefer PayPal

If interested, please reply direct to w0eb@cox.net not via the
reflector. First "I'll take it" (by date/time of incoming email) will
get the right to buy it.

Thanks,

Jim - W0EB
Park City, KS


Re: QRP sale

Bill VanKirk
 

Jay,
I am interested in the LJN Regen. Could you please send me a picture? Also how much additional to ship to KS zip 66056? What form of payment do you prefer?

73
Bill
W0PT


On Tue, Feb 28, 2017 at 3:06 PM, jayw5jay@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

Hi Guys,

Here are a few items for sale that might interests a few guys?


PRF-3 3-Band transceiver QRP unbuilt kit.  This PRF-3 has the silk screen chassis, this is the early model, not the B.  Bands : 40 meters, 30 meters and 20 meters Tuning range: Full band coverage DDS VFO with 50 Hz slow tuning rate and 200 Hz fast tuning rate Mode: CW only  5 watts output.  For more info please go here:   http://www.qrpkits.com/pfr3.html   I will include early model paddle for it.  $195

 


Oak Hill WM-2 QRP QRP wattmeter $105.  For more info see: http://www.ohr.com/wattmeter.htm 
 

Weber KD1JV 3 Band transceiver QRP kit Unbuilt.  Specifications:

  • Any three ham bands, 80, 40, 30, 20, 17 or 15 meters, choose at time of order.
  • 5 watts output on all bands with 13.8V supply
  • Built in Iambic keyer with 5 to 40 wpm code speed, selectable Iambic A or B modes and two 63 character message memories.
  • Receiver sensitivity, 0.2 uV MSD
  • DDS VFO for rock steady stability with 50 Hz and 200 Hz tuning rates
  • Easy to read four digit LED display with leading zero suppression.
  • Rotary knob tuning
  • RIT (receive incremental tuning)
  • Four IF crystals for excellent selectivity and opposite side band rejection
  • 600 Hz audio filter
  • Audio derived AGC
  • Small size, 6" wide, 1.5" tall and 4" deep.
  • Light weight, 12 ounces.
  • Modest supply current requirements, 90 ma on receive (no signal) and 600 to 800 ma on transmit at 5W out (current depends on band, higher bands draw more current)

Asking $175 See it at:  http://www.qrpkits.com/tribander.html 


NS-40 Class E 40m transmitter built.  Very cool transmitter, see more at: http://www.4sqrp.com/NS40.php    $35


QRPme Tuna Tin II EZ build unbuilt kit.  $30  See more info at:  http://qrpme.com/?p=product&id=EZB 


QRPme Tuna Helper TR switch unbuilt kit.  $20


NM0S 4S-Link Digital Mode Interface built $30  See Info at:  http://www.4sqrp.com/4s-link.php 


LJN tube Shortwave regen, includes 1625 tube.  This set is built, not a kit.  Very nice set to look at.  Runs on 12 volts.  Can send pictures.  $45 

 

LP-100A wattmeter from Telepost.  $375  Info:  http://www.telepostinc.com/lp100.html 


Palstar AT4K T match tuner with edge wound roller inductor. Very nice condition.  $675


NA4RR 20m-6m HEX beam with Balun new in the box.  Info at:  http://www.k4hex.com/   $500


Rig Blaster Pro.  Currently these are going for $269 at HRO.  I will take $200 or OBO.  This is the dual DB-9 model.  See more info at:  http://www.westmountainradio.com/product_info.php?products_id=pro_comp_usb 


Please contact W5JAY at w5jay@... or ph-479-651-3928


Thanks for reading 73 de jay..

  

 






QRP sale

Jay Bromley
 

Hi Guys,

Here are a few items for sale that might interests a few guys?


PRF-3 3-Band transceiver QRP unbuilt kit.  This PRF-3 has the silk screen chassis, this is the early model, not the B.  Bands : 40 meters, 30 meters and 20 meters Tuning range: Full band coverage DDS VFO with 50 Hz slow tuning rate and 200 Hz fast tuning rate Mode: CW only  5 watts output.  For more info please go here:   http://www.qrpkits.com/pfr3.html   I will include early model paddle for it.  $195

 


Oak Hill WM-2 QRP QRP wattmeter $105.  For more info see: http://www.ohr.com/wattmeter.htm 
 

Weber KD1JV 3 Band transceiver QRP kit Unbuilt.  Specifications:

  • Any three ham bands, 80, 40, 30, 20, 17 or 15 meters, choose at time of order.
  • 5 watts output on all bands with 13.8V supply
  • Built in Iambic keyer with 5 to 40 wpm code speed, selectable Iambic A or B modes and two 63 character message memories.
  • Receiver sensitivity, 0.2 uV MSD
  • DDS VFO for rock steady stability with 50 Hz and 200 Hz tuning rates
  • Easy to read four digit LED display with leading zero suppression.
  • Rotary knob tuning
  • RIT (receive incremental tuning)
  • Four IF crystals for excellent selectivity and opposite side band rejection
  • 600 Hz audio filter
  • Audio derived AGC
  • Small size, 6" wide, 1.5" tall and 4" deep.
  • Light weight, 12 ounces.
  • Modest supply current requirements, 90 ma on receive (no signal) and 600 to 800 ma on transmit at 5W out (current depends on band, higher bands draw more current)

Asking $175 See it at:  http://www.qrpkits.com/tribander.html 


NS-40 Class E 40m transmitter built.  Very cool transmitter, see more at: http://www.4sqrp.com/NS40.php    $35


QRPme Tuna Tin II EZ build unbuilt kit.  $30  See more info at:  http://qrpme.com/?p=product&id=EZB 


QRPme Tuna Helper TR switch unbuilt kit.  $20


NM0S 4S-Link Digital Mode Interface built $30  See Info at:  http://www.4sqrp.com/4s-link.php 


LJN tube Shortwave regen, includes 1625 tube.  This set is built, not a kit.  Very nice set to look at.  Runs on 12 volts.  Can send pictures.  $45 

 

LP-100A wattmeter from Telepost.  $375  Info:  http://www.telepostinc.com/lp100.html 


Palstar AT4K T match tuner with edge wound roller inductor. Very nice condition.  $675


NA4RR 20m-6m HEX beam with Balun new in the box.  Info at:  http://www.k4hex.com/   $500


Rig Blaster Pro.  Currently these are going for $269 at HRO.  I will take $200 or OBO.  This is the dual DB-9 model.  See more info at:  http://www.westmountainradio.com/product_info.php?products_id=pro_comp_usb 


Please contact W5JAY at w5jay@... or ph-479-651-3928


Thanks for reading 73 de jay..

  

 





Re: Listening on 7.120.9

keith ford
 

There's nothing on 7.120 here but static.  At least the SSB is gone.


Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad

On Monday, February 27, 2017, 21:31, Bry Carling af4k@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...> wrote:

 

I worked AC2C during Novice Rig Roundup the other day. Great signal from his Bayou Jumper all the way down to Central Florida.


DE WN4NRR, Bry


From: 4sqrp@... <4sqrp@...> on behalf of 'royiparker@...' royiparker@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Monday, February 27, 2017 8:19 PM
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Listening on 7.120.9
 
 

AC2C is on 7.1204

De aa0b Roy


 

I am listening on 7.120.9 and will be for most of the evening.  Might step away for a short time later to make an evening meal later.



Re: Listening on 7.120.9

Bry Carling <af4k@...>
 

I worked AC2C during Novice Rig Roundup the other day. Great signal from his Bayou Jumper all the way down to Central Florida.


DE WN4NRR, Bry


From: 4sqrp@... <4sqrp@...> on behalf of 'royiparker@...' royiparker@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Monday, February 27, 2017 8:19 PM
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Listening on 7.120.9
 
 

AC2C is on 7.1204

De aa0b Roy


 

I am listening on 7.120.9 and will be for most of the evening.  Might step away for a short time later to make an evening meal later.



Re: Listening on 7.120.9

Bry Carling <af4k@...>
 

Sorry Chip - I had to QRT. I have been feeling sick. I DO hope we can have a QSO soon. I will be on that part of the band a lot with my little Drake 2NT / 2C station. I am hooked!!


72 - Bry AF4K


From: 4sqrp@... <4sqrp@...> on behalf of groups@... [4sqrp] <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Monday, February 27, 2017 9:26 PM
To: 4sqrp@...
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Listening on 7.120.9
 
 

For a while I could hear Bry AF4K in a long QSO, but I couldn't raise him after it seemed to be over.


Chip
AE5KA


Re: Listening on 7.120.9

Joe <n4yg@...>
 

Calling CQ 7.120
 
Joe, H4YG
 

Sent: Monday, February 27, 2017 8:41 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Listening on 7.120.9
 
 

My call is Ka8onw.  Ok will look for you again tomorrow evening.   RBN spotted you also along with AF4K.



From: "groups@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...>
To: 4sqrp@...
Sent: Monday, February 27, 2017 9:36 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Listening on 7.120.9
 
 
m p -
 
What is your call sign?
 
I checked 7.030 and 7.0515 which I have xtals for, but they were well occupied already.
 
Have to go QRT now to pick up the XYL at the airport.
 
Another day maybe!
 
73
Chip
AE5KA



Al Gulseth

David Lininger
 

Anyone heard from Al? I've managed to misplace his edress and need to
contact him. Please let him know that I need to talk to him. Thanks.


--
David Lininger, kb0zke
Rev. 2:10
kb0zke@gmail.com


Re: Listening on 7.120.9

m p
 

My call is Ka8onw.  Ok will look for you again tomorrow evening.   RBN spotted you also along with AF4K.



From: "groups@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...>
To: 4sqrp@...
Sent: Monday, February 27, 2017 9:36 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Listening on 7.120.9

 
m p -

What is your call sign?

I checked 7.030 and 7.0515 which I have xtals for, but they were well occupied already.

Have to go QRT now to pick up the XYL at the airport. 

Another day maybe!

73
Chip
AE5KA



Re: Listening on 7.120.9

random.path
 

m p -

What is your call sign?

I checked 7.030 and 7.0515 which I have xtals for, but they were well occupied already.

Have to go QRT now to pick up the XYL at the airport. 

Another day maybe!

73
Chip
AE5KA


Re: Listening on 7.120.9

random.path
 

For a while I could hear Bry AF4K in a long QSO, but I couldn't raise him after it seemed to be over.

Chip
AE5KA


Re: Listening on 7.120.9

m p
 

Yes...I'm getting the same here in Michigan.  I have other crystals 030....050...058...110...114



From: "groups@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...>
To: 4sqrp@...
Sent: Monday, February 27, 2017 9:10 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Listening on 7.120.9

 
Always so much QRM here, at least for the wide passband of the BJ. Maybe being in Maine means I get more of that from Europe, but its really hard to pick out a CW signal!

Chip
AE5KA



Re: Listening on 7.120.9

m p
 

I could here your call just enough to make it out....very lite.  I called you but no luck.



From: "groups@... [4sqrp]" <4sqrp@...>
To: 4sqrp@...
Sent: Monday, February 27, 2017 9:01 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Listening on 7.120.9

 
AE5KA here on 7.1208 for a bit with the Bayou Jumper



Re: Listening on 7.120.9

random.path
 

Always so much QRM here, at least for the wide passband of the BJ. Maybe being in Maine means I get more of that from Europe, but its really hard to pick out a CW signal!

Chip
AE5KA


CQ CQ CQ de N0NBD 3564

Paul Smith
 

co N0NBD


Sent from Outlook


Re: Listening on 7.120.9

random.path
 

AE5KA here on 7.1208 for a bit with the Bayou Jumper


Re: Listening on 7.120.9

Roy Parker
 

AC2C is on 7.1204

On Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 6:26 pm, ka8onw@... [4sqrp]
<4sqrp@...> wrote:
 

I am listening on 7.120.9 and will be for most of the evening.  Might step away for a short time later to make an evening meal later.


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