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Macro Programming Table of Contents

Elecraft Macro Programming

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1.         INTRODUCTION                1

1.1          ELECRAFT PROGRAMMABILITY  1

1.2          HOW DO I GET STARTED?             2

1.3          PROGRAMMER’S COMMANDS  2

1.4          MACROS              3

1.5          PROGRAMMABLE ARCHITECTURES          4

1.5.1      K3S, K3, and P3 5

1.5.2      The KX3, PX3, and KX2   8

1.5.3      The P3, P3/SVGA, and the PX3 Panadapters        9

1.6          PROGRAMMABLE FUNCTION KEYS          11

1.6.1      Using a Function Key as a Shortcut to a Menu Item          12

1.7          KEY TO SYMBOLS AND TEXT STYLE            14

1.8          MORE INFORMATION    14

CHAPTER 2.         THE BASICS OF PROGRAMMER’S COMMANDS   16

2.1          PROGRAMMER’S COMMAND FORMAT 16

2.2          K3S, K3, KX3, AND KX2 COMMAND SET OVERVIEW           16

2.2.1      Set Commands 16

2.2.2      VFO B and Sub Receiver Commands        17

2.2.3      KX3 and KX2 Commands               17

2.3          PROGRAMMER’S COMMANDS TABLE    17

2.3.1      Get Commands                25

2.3.2      VFO B Display Write and Mode Commands          27

2.3.3      Switch Tap and Hold Emulation  27

2.3.4      KY Command     30

2.3.5      Memory Channel             31

2.3.6      Operating Mode and Data Sub-Mode     32

2.3.7      Menu Selection                33

2.3.8      Noise Blanker    40

2.3.9      Power On/Off Control   40

2.3.10    Squelch Level    40

2.3.11    Receive Attenuator        40

2.3.12    UP and DN Commands  41

2.3.13    Generating a Delay         42

2.4          P3/PX3 COMMAND SET OVERVIEW         42

CHAPTER 3.         PROGRAMMABLE FUNCTION KEYS AND MACROS            45

3.1          USING THE K3 AND KX3 UTILITY 45

3.2          USING THE P3 AND PX3 UTILITY 47

3.3          DEVELOPING AND TESTING MACROS     48

3.4          TYPES OF MACROS          50

3.4.1      Macros that Emulate a Sequence of Switch Taps and Holds          51

3.4.2      Macros Using Direct Control Commands                51

3.4.3      Macros that Enter a Menu and set a Parameter 52

3.4.4      Setting a Menu Parameter when the MPnn; Command cannot be Used                53

3.5          ASSIGNING A PROGRAMMABLE FUNCTION KEY TO A MACRO    56

3.6          MACRO SEQUENCING OR RECURSION   56

3.6.1      Using a K•Pod Key for Macro Sequencing             57

3.7          MIXING TRANSCEIVER AND PANADAPTER COMMANDS                58

3.7.1      KE7X’s Favorite P3/PX3 Macros 59

3.8          SAVING AND RESTORING MACROS         59

3.9          P3 AND PX3 PROGRAMMABLE FUNCTION KEYS 60

3.10        THE GENOVATION KEYPAD          62

CHAPTER 4.         WRITING MACROS – SOME RULES OF THE ROAD               64

4.1          ORDER OF PROGRAMMER’S COMMANDS            64

4.2          COMMAND SYNTAX       65

4.3          MENU TOGGLING FUNCTIONS  66

4.4          SWITCH TOGGLING FUNCTIONS               66

4.5          TIMING AND SYNCHRONIZATION             67

4.5.1      Switch Emulation and Timing      68

4.5.2      Switch Emulation and Command Alternatives     69

4.6          OTHER HINTS     69

4.7          PROGRAMMER’S COMMANDS ANOMALIES        70

4.8          START SMALL AND WORK UP     71

4.9          SOMETIMES STUFF DOESN’T HAPPEN    72

CHAPTER 5.         THE ELECRAFT K•POD    73

5.1          K•POD CABLES  74

5.2          USING THE K•POD          75

5.2.1      Function Keys    75

5.2.2      Rocker Switch    75

5.2.3      D1 – D4 LEDs      75

5.2.4      K•Pod Knob Tuning Rate              75

5.3          AUXILIARY OUTPUTS      77

5.4          UPDATING K•POD FIRMWARE  80

5.5          SUGGESTIONS FOR K•POD MACROS      82

5.5.1      Single Op, 2 VFO (SO2V) Contests            82

5.5.2      CW DXing            83

5.5.3      SSB DXing            83

CHAPTER 6.         MACRO EXAMPLES         84

6.1          ASSIGNING A K3S/K3 FUNCTION KEY TO A MACRO          84

6.2          ASSIGNING A K•POD FUNCTION KEY TO A MACRO          84

6.3          ASSIGNING P3/SVGA AND PX3 MACROS              84

6.4          MACRO EXAMPLES         84

6.4.1      K3S/K3 Macros  87

6.4.2      K●Pod Macros  119

6.4.3      KX3 macros         120

6.4.4      P3/SVGA and PX3 Macros            141

APPENDIX A.      KE7X ELECRAFT BOOKS  149

APPENDIX B.      PER-BAND, PER-MODE CONFIGURATIONS           150

APPENDIX C.      COMMAND PARAMETER TABLES              152

APPENDIX D.      SWITCH TAP AND HOLD COMMAND ALTERNATIVES        165

INDEX   170

 

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