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The Elecraft KPA500 Amplifier and KAT500 Tuner – The K-Line Dream Station, 2nd. Ed.

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1.     INTRODUCTION            1

1.1        Companion Resources  1

1.2        Ordering Your New Elecraft Amplifier     1

1.3        Ordering the KAT500 Antenna Tuner       3

1.4        Physical Placement of the KPA500 and KAT500 4

1.5        Quick Start        4

1.6        Key to Symbols and Text Style  4

1.7        More Information           4

CHAPTER 2.     THE KPA500 AMPLIFIER           5

2.1        KPA500 Band Switching            5

2.2        Basic KPA500 Band Switching   6

2.3        Enhanced KPA500 Band Switching        6

2.4        Cabling Choices            8

2.5        KPA500 Front Panel Indicators and Controls       11

2.6        The Rear Panel  13

2.7        Operating the KPA500 with the K3          14

2.8        Connecting and Operating the KPA500   22

2.9        Advanced KPA500 Operating Connections         24

2.10      ALC      26

2.11      KPA500 Faults  27

2.12      KPA500 Menu   29

2.13      KPA500 Configuration   31

CHAPTER 3.     THE KAT500 AUTOMATIC TUNER          33

3.1        Introduction       33

3.2        The K3/K3S and the KAT500      34

3.3        The K3, KPA500 and the KAT500           35

3.4        KAT500 Tuning Methods            42

3.5        KAT500 Front Panel Indicators and Controls       44

3.6        KAT500 Rear Panel        48

3.7        Keying Line Interruption 49

3.8        KAT500 Configuration – Part 1   51

3.9        KAT500 Operation         53

3.10      KAT500 Hints and Kinks            60

3.11      KAT500 Tuner Elements 60

3.12      KAT500 Configuration Part 2      61

3.13      The KAT500 Operate Screen      69

3.14      KAT500 Operation Summary      71

CHAPTER 4.     USING THE KX3 – QRP TO QRO           72

4.1        The KX3, the KPA500, and the KAT500   72

4.2        Using the KXPA100 Amplifier     74

4.3        Training the KAT500 Tuner          75

4.4        QRP with KX3 and the KAT500   76

CHAPTER 5.     INTERFACING OTHER TRANSCEIVERS 77

5.1        Using the KPA500 and KAT500 with Other Radios           77

5.2        Interfacing Yaesu Radios           83

5.3        Interfacing Icom Radios 87

5.4        Interfacing Kenwood Radios      95

5.5        Operating Hints for non-Elecraft Radios 102

5.6        Using the K3/K3S and KAT500 with Other Amplifiers       104

CHAPTER 6.     GETTING STARTED WITH ELECRAFT UTILITIES 108

6.1        Configuring and Updating any Elecraft Product  108

6.2        Firmware and Configuration Files           113

GLOSSARY AND DEFINITIONS 117

ELECRAFT FIRMWARE UPDATE RECORDS     119