JT Modes & the Elecraft KX3, a how-to guide!

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by W5KV, Jul 7, 2017.

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  1. W5KV

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    A quick how to guide on getting setup with your Elecraft KX series radio and WSJT-X to take advantage of the super efficient JT modes developed by K1JT.

    Using a simple inexpensive USB sound card dongle as your interface, you can be up and running in no time!

    Stay tuned for more videos on the Elecraft KX3 from SignalSearch & K5ACL.net!

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  2. WB4M

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    Nice informative video, thanks.
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  3. KB5RF

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    Excellent Johnny. Thank you for posting this. I wonder if I can do the same with my kx2. I have the same little USB audio interface you show there. I'll have to check this out and see. I have not worked WSJT-X as yet. I will though, in time. Very simple to follow instructions. Appreciate you taking the time to create these videos.
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  5. KQ3K

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    An inexpensive usb dangle will work on the KX2 just fine. I use one purchased during the Radio Shack liquidation with no problems encountered.
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  6. W1YW

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    Thank you for us dummies...:)

    At the risk of sounding REALLY dumb, can you be more specific about the dongle sound card? I am using Windows 10 with a Surface, for example. Lotsa lotsa choices on amazon--makes it a bit confusing for an old brain...
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  8. W3YJ

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    Excellent video! Thanks! I do a lot of JT65 and other soundcard modes using Fldigi with my KX3 and you've done a fine job.

    However...I think you'd be better off using the KX3's Data A mode instead of Upper Sideband. According to the KX3 manual, when you select Data A, compression and RX/TX equalization are disabled. This is documented on Page 18 of the latest KX3 manual.

    What is the software you're running that shows JT65 contacts on the globe?
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  9. W1YW

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  10. KK4OVW

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    Thank You Johnny. Great Video. I love the JT65 Mode. Thank You for your Military service.
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