The KX-Line

Table of Contents

Chapter 1.         Before You Start

1.1        Ordering Your New KX3

1.2        KXFL3 Roofing Filter

1.3        KX3 Options

1.4        What You get When You Order

1.5        Key to Symbols and Text Style

1.6        More Information

Chapter 2.         KX3, PX3 and KXPA100 Utility Programs

2.1        Configuring and Updating the KX3, PX3 and KXPA100

2.2        Firmware

Chapter 3.         KX3 Configuration and Calibration

3.1        Introduction

3.2        Power On and Off

3.3        Configuration Menus

3.4        Configuring and Updating the KX3

3.5        Reset – When All Else Fails

3.6        Configuring the KX3

3.7        Calibrating the KX3

3.8        Other KX3 Set Ups

3.9        KX3 Microphone Set Up

Chapter 4.         KX3 Operations

4.1        Band and Mode Selection

4.2        Tunable Functions

4.3        VFOs

4.4        Dual-Watch Receiver Mode

4.5        Operating Split

4.6        Memories

4.7        Noise blanking and Noise Reduction

4.8        Audio Effects

4.9        Using an External Speaker

4.10      Clock and Alarm

4.11      Remote Control, Programmable Function Keys, and Macros

Chapter 5.         CW

5.1        Getting Started

5.2        CW Weight

5.3        CW Break-In Operation

5.4        CW Front Panel Controls

5.5        Connecting a Key

5.6        Setting Your Sidetone Pitch

5.7        Zero Beating the Station

5.8        Computer Operated CW

5.9        CW Message Memories

5.10      The KX3 CW Decoder

5.11      Using the KX3 Utility Program for CW

Chapter 6.         SSB

6.1        Getting Started

6.2        The Digital Voice Recorder (DVR)

Chapter 7.         FM and AM

7.1        FM

7.2        Repeater Operation

7.3        AM

Chapter 8.         Digital Modes

8.1        Data Modes

8.2        Data Text Decode

8.3        CW-to-Data

8.4        Using the KX3 Utility Program for Digital Modes

8.5        Data Mode Computer Connections and Set Up

8.6        Radio Teletype (RTTY)

8.7        PSK

8.8        Other Digital Modes

8.9        Riding the Thermals

Chapter 9.         KX3 Operating Hints and Kinks

9.1        Reducing Interference with Filtering

9.2        Notch Filter

9.3        Noise Rejection

9.4        Preamplifier, Attenuator and RF Gain Control

9.5        Automatic Gain Control – AGC

9.6        Audio Effects – AFX

9.7        Receiver Audio Equalizing

9.8        VFO B Alternate Display

9.9        Other KX3 Features

9.10      Oops, Why is it doing That?

Chapter 10.       KX3 Hardware

10.1      The KX3 Receiver

10.2      The KX3 Transmitter

10.3      Software Defined Radios – SDRs

10.4      The KXBC3 NiMH Battery Charger and Real-Time Clock

10.5      Real-Time Clock and Alarm

10.6      The KXAT3 20 W Antenna Tuner

10.7      KX3 Interface Circuits

Chapter 11.       The 100 Watt KX3

11.1      The KXPA100 Amplifier

11.2      Ordering your KXPA100 Amplifier

11.3      Positioning the Amplifier

11.4      Front and Rear Panels

11.5      Basic Operation

11.6      KX3-Controlled Operation

11.7      The KXAT100 Autotuner

11.8      Using the Yaesu FT-817

11.9      Using the KXPA100 with other Radios

11.10    The KXPA100 Utility

11.11    The KXPA100 Operate Screen

11.12    Why . . .?

Chapter 12.       The KX3, the KXPA100, and the KPA500 and KAT500

12.1      Using the KXPA100 Amplifier

12.2      Using the KX3 with Other Amplifiers

Chapter 13.       The PX3 Panadapter

13.1      Introduction

13.2      KX3 – PX3 Cabling and Connections

13.3      Configuration and Calibration

13.4      The Basic Screen Layout

13.5      Front Panel Controls and Functions

13.6      Cursors and Markers

13.7      Text Display

13.8      Pulling Weak Signals out of the Noise

13.9      Menu Functions

13.10    KE7X’s Favorite Set Up

13.11    Why . . .?

13.12    The PX3 Utility Program

13.13    RX I/Q PC

Chapter 14.       The KX3-2M/4M VHF Transverter Module

14.1      Transverters

14.2      Ordering your Transverter Module

14.3      Setting up the Transverter Module

14.4      Operating

14.5      Frequency Stability Issues

14.6      Oops Why is it Doing That?

Appendix A.      Glossary and Definitions

Appendix B.      Microphones

Appendix C.      KX3 Configuration Menu

Appendix D.     KX3 Firmware Update Records

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