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Errata July 12, 2011

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Page 4 and 5:

 MSD, for Minimum Discernable Signal, should of course be MDS.

 Page 16:

 Lyle suggests the following for the definition of the Auxbus:

 Auxbus: The K3 has but one microcontroller (MCU) with any auxbus awareness.  The auxbus in the K3 is solely used for external devices, and the only devices currently supported by it are the KRC2  Decoder, the KPA500 Amplifier, and the external transverters produced by Elecraft (XV144, XV222, XV432).

Thanks Lyle, KK7P

 Page 25:

 Section 2.3.3  Saving the K3’s Configuration

 Item 2 should read:

 2.    Click on Save Configuration As…. The default configuration name shows the serial number of your K3 (SNxxxx.) following by the date (yyyymmdd) followed by a T and then the time the file was saved as hhmmss.  You can overtype the filename with any name you choose. This file is a binary file with a checksum to check for errors so you should not open it to read with a text editor.

 Thanks Dick, K6KR

 Page 54:

Connecting a Key

To send CW you must connect a straight key, bug, or computer keying line to the KEY jack, or you can use the internal keyer by  connecting  a paddle to the PADDLE jack.  You must use the paddle to program CW memories. The KEY jack does not work for this.  See Table 3‑11 and Figure 3‑9.

This paragraph is meant to alert you that a straight KEY will not allow you to program CW memories. You must use the internal keyer and the PADDLE jack, or as described on page 65, the easy way to program CW memories is to use the K3 Utility Program.

 Thanks Doug, EI2CN

 Page 66:

Message Memories and Programmable Function Keys

As Chapter 2 and Chapter 8 describe, M1M4 and M1M4 can be used as programmable function keys and macro keys. When they are, you cannot use them for message keys. Any pre-recorded messages saved for these keys can be recovered.

1.    Tap REC.

2.    Then tap the buffer you would like to restore (M1M4).

3.    Then tap REC again.

Once you have done this, M1M4 and M1M4  are restored to playing messages.

 There has been some confusion about what is meant by saying these keys cannot be used for messages while they are being used for function and macro keys. Some readers have taken that to mean that they cannot be used for both CW and SSB (if you have the DVR) messages. They can be used for both modes but if programmed for a function key or macro key, the messages cannot be accessed until you restore them as described. See page 204 also.

 Thanks Doug, EI2CN

 

 

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