Computer to rig interfacing you dont need to buy an. If a dx station is spotted on rtty on 14080 khz, for the mmtty program. Just start the software and be in the proper data mode on the radio, then tune to a rtty signal. Setting up your k3 for psk and other audiobased digital modes the k3 is an outstanding platform for operating digital modes. This page contains links to many different programs that can be used with the signalink interface. Panadapter support win4k3suite for the elecraft k3 k3s.
Fsk rtty with the k30 mini and remote rig interface. The k3 must be switched to modeband in the usual way. Fsk and ptt adapter for rtty with the elecraft k3 and k3s ebay. The row called rtty is for rtty only, since rtty often uses a different mode in the radio from other digital modes. Jan 05, 2014 here are a few details about how mmtty works for radioteletype. The terminal tab functions in a manner similar to the k3 utility terminal tab. Operating rtty since 2001 awardsdxccwaswaz rtty operationfsk typically so1v so2v software prejudicesd x4win for dxing n1mm logger for contesting mmtty and 2tone major rtty contest achievementsparticipated in many1st place in none station configuration one transceiver, one amplif ier, one tower a little pistol antennas. P3 panadapter support and software based panadapter support for the kx3. The mode menu selects a working mode rtty, ascii7, acsii8, amtorfec, bpsk31 etc.
Macloggerdx from don agro, ve3vrw, a mac logging program that supports the elecraft k3 k2. There are several reasons for wanting to be a rtty op. Set the k3k3s mic sel to line and set the level to about 30 midrange. I started operating rtty in 1984 using a dragon 32 6800 cpu computer and g4bmk software and terminal unit. These programs are good for older, slower computers 486 processor for dos version. For for a 3550 khz carrier, the k3 on lsb shows it at 3553. Make sure the transceiver rtty menu items are set for normal polarity and 170hz shift. Well, hopefully some of you will be inspired to check out maritime weathersafety information found on wlo using rttysitor bnavtex software. Set mmtty to use the com port that you have connected and you should be good to go with the k3 in data a or afsk mode.
Tigertronics in no way endorses or supports any of the programs listed here. K5po talks about some recent additions to his elecraft k3 for improved rtty performance. And, when the k3 is set to decode rtty on its display, it generally does a. Getting fsk rtty to work with the k3 0 mini and various logging software in either case can be a real challenge. To illustrate these differences, i made a few audio recordings of rtty signals, played them back via the vbaudio cable, and decoded them with gritty. First, you should be using data a mode afsk a for mmtty or other rtty. Elecraft k3 sdr setup writelog contesting software. They provide an input that can be keyed from the pc if you have the right interface. The following video i created is very verbose and may not be for everyone. To decode it he uses digital master 780 which is a program included in the ham radio deluxe software. Also check the link to the document on fsk interface settings for further background.
If you have a radio with a subreceiver, each of the receivers gets assigned to each of the entry windows. In his second video tech minds explains rtty and also shows how to decode it. Rtty programs, software for ham radio rtty emission mode category is a curation of 23 web resources on, extfsk by mm hamsoft, mmtty mm hamsoft, gmfsk. Connect the soundcard linein and line out to the k3 lineout and linein jacks.
N1mm logger also supports single operator 2 vfos, or so2v. The common internet advice and some software application instructions do not. That is, rtty is modulated using frequencyshift keying fsk. A dual receiver k3 can be used in all program modes, including so2v. Connect a serial cable from the computer to the k3 rs232 connector and set the k3 for dtr ptt. The dual peak filter is a software filter similar to a twin peak filter is some transceivers. Signal speed and frequency shift are selected via the speed and shift menus respectively. Add in a steppir controller at the k3 end and it gets even more complex. Trx manager capable of remote control of your k3 k2 from a pc over your network. My memory may be faulty, but thats what i recall of the full set up.
Additional applications for sat tracking, logging, locator. Take into consideration that when you select rtty or amtor mode via the mode menu, speed and shift are reset to the default values 45 baud170 hz and 100 baud. Fsk d, afsk a and data a are displayed in n1mm as rtty, afsk and psk. For the kx3 all you need to do is connect the kx3 iq output to the linein of your sound card. It is really a software dsp system that was written before the term really became well known or popular.
K3 terminal on comn is supported only for the configuration of a k3 at the remote site, and a k3 terminal mode device a k3 in terminal mode, or a k3 0 or k3 mini at the control site. Naqp rtty na sprint cw and rtty cqp s s cw nccc sprints. Current k3, k30 mini and k3s production firmware all versions of the k3 transceivers use the same production firmware and utility for the operating system. The k3 transverter configuration was adjusted to transmit on 14 mhz which allowed bypassing the radios internal power amplifiers. Thus it is possible to carry on cw or some data mode qsos using your iphone. Like heathkit years before, the elecraft kits are excellent, providing detailed stepbystep instructions, all hardware and electronic bits solderityourself components for the k2, premade modules for the k3, and if needed responsive online support from elecrafts chief engineers plus the community of builders and fans. Rrc1258mkiis elecraft k3 twin is a complete package with hardware and software for the elecraft k3 twin concept. Rtty software, digital mode ham radio ham radio software. This will let the software run the k3 in split mode and optimize the transmit passband. Personally i wouldnt worry about fsk with proper settings in the rtty software, the k3k3ss afsk is cleaner fewer key clicks than its or other radios fsk.
Hfpacket and uhfpacket ax25 are supported in kisstnc emulation mode. The rtty decoding is the best of the soundcard software i have tried believe me, ive tried lots. N1mm loggers so2v interface is essentially identical to the so2r interface, but. Rtty, navtex, and wefax hf software for sound analysis. The resource is currently listed in in a single category.
If your radio simply has 2 vfos, vfo ab will be assigned to each of the two entry windows. Setting elecraft transceivers for soundcard digital. Fsk excitation was generated with the terminal function k3 utility software. This set up allowed me to run so2v using n1mm and mmtty. This link is listed in our web site directory since thursday aug 23 2001, and till today mmtty mm hamsoft has been followed for a total of 87900 times. You may set any desirable mark frequency that is available in both the transceiver and mmtty or other external rtty software you are using.
The main category is rtty software that is about rtty programs, software for ham radio rtty emission mode. We offer internet teletype broadcast services which can be received using software on your computer. This software is helpful in using your k3s, k3, kpa1500, kpa500 or kat500 in a remote setup. We have compiled this list only to help you in locating programs that are known to work with sound card interfaces. I use the elecraft k30 mini1 and the remote rig rrc1258 mkiis2 interfaces to access my own k33 and also stations using the k3 on the remote ham radio4 service.
Gritty demo gritty is a new generation rtty decoding software, it differs from the traditional decoders, such as mmtty, truetty, mixw, fldigi, 2tone and others in several important ways. All needed cables are included and strapping is done with small pcbs included, only ipconfigurations etc. It already has dedicated direct fsk and psk with your cw paddles. However, rtty can also be found on the ham bands and on shortwave frequencies. Donna, ag6v doing rtty on the elecraft k3 is quite simple. Finally mmtty needs audio from the k3 to decode the rtty. Switch the k3 to usb, and the same 3550 carrier now appears at 3556. Its easy with most modern transceivers to operate fsk. The k3 can send and receive radio teletype rtty, psk31, and amtorpactor. Getting started on rtty introduction everyday more and more amateur radio operators are operating on the hf digital modes, in particular, rtty. So using the k3 utility software, available free from elecraft, is a natural. This is probably the first project i would recommend to people dipping their toes in the world of pi, in. A variable attenuator was placed in line to keep the signal strength constant at the receiver. I use the elecraft k3 0 mini1 and the remote rig rrc1258 mkiis2 interfaces to access my own k33 and also stations using the k3 on the remote ham radio4 service.
Getting fsk rtty to work with the k30 mini and various logging software in either case can be a real challenge. Mar 20, 2018 there seems to be a disconnect on how you use serial lines for ptt and fsk keying from mmtty or other rtty software apps. Supports all options such as the internal antenna tuners, 2nd receiver, 100 watt amplifier modules, as well as software utilities such as the k3 kx3 frequency memory editor. Mar 19, 2018 ng7ms 1 hour and 55 minute presentation on setting up fsk frequency shift keying with an elecraft k3k3s using mmtty as the decoding software. Kpa500 500 watt amplifier and kat500 antenna tuner. Remote control k3 exercise writelog remote control includes the ability to connect an elecraft k3 in terminal mode from writelogs control site to its remote site. This is not a skimmer, it decodes a single signal in the 3khz audio coming from the transceiver via a soundcard, just like any other rtty program. Rtty baudot code, ascii 7 or 8 bits, psk31 bpsk and qpsk,bpsk63, amtorfec sitorb, navtex, mfsk16, mfsk8. Win4k3suite overview win4k3suite for the elecraft k3 k3s. First, you should be using data a mode afsk a for mmtty or other rtty applications. In the past with my older k3 which used a standard serial port connection, i did not have to do. Remote control k3 exercise writelog contesting software. Operating rtty and especially rtty contesting has quickly become my favourite facet of amateur radio.
An rtty signal is a single carrier like cw, but instead of being modulated on and off like cw, the transmitted power is kept constant, and modulation is imposed by changing the frequency by a preset amount. Further, the text displayed on the k3kx3 vfo b window is shown in a text window on the iphone. Win4k3suite is a comprehensive and easy to use control program for the elecraft k3 and kx3 and the entire kline. Julius, it will be easiest to use mmtty in its afsk mode. Further, the text displayed on the k3 kx3 vfo b window is shown in a text window on the iphone. Win4k3suite supports a software based panadapter that can be used with the kx3, k3 and k3s. The hal p38 is the only thing so far that i have used that can decode better. You can get started using rtty and psk31 without a computer by using the internal keyer in data modes. Demodulator tab screen the only thing you may consider changing here is to enable dual peak filter by clicking the check box as shown. A 192 khz usb sound card such as the asus xonar u7 or the steinberg ur22 are good choices and allow you to see 192khz of the spectrum at once. Kcomm a free gpl logging program developed specifically for elecraft k2, k3. In each rtty contest i operate, i find about 810% new calls that ive not seen before. Winwarbler allows you to conduct qsos in the psk31, psk63, psk125, and rtty modes using your soundcards analogtodigital and digitaltoanalog conversion functions.
I focus on setting up fsk with mmtty along with the pttfsk keying interface with the k3 s. Unlike the dongles discussed in prior blog posts, the softrock requires no sdrspecific software. Current k3, k3 0 mini and k3s production firmware all versions of the k3 transceivers use the same production firmware and utility for the operating system. All software on this page is free for use by elecraft operators. Power requirements for rtty are really not that much greater than they are for psk31.
First, im unclear as to whether a keying interface simple npn 1k combo is needed for the fsk in and. It offers complete control of the following elecraft components. Personally i wouldnt worry about fsk with proper settings in the rtty software, the k3 k3ss afsk is cleaner fewer key clicks than its or other radios fsk. Top 10 amateur radio uses for the raspberry pi software on the pi to decode a wide array of data modes including rtty, psk and cw to name a few.
The user can send text to the k3 or kx3 to be transmitted in cw, rtty, or psk modes. With a computer and sound card, it can also send and receive other digital modes, such as amtor, pactor and wsjt, for which software to generate. Now in n1mm, in dx mode, in the call field if you type rtty the mmtty module is called into play for fsk and if you type cw n1mm does cw without mmtty. Also, instructions are included in how to use both 2tone and gritty as receiveonly decoders. The k30mini works very well for cwssb, and very well for digital modes operating. Supported modes are rtty baudot code, ascii 7 or 8 bits,bpsk31,qpsk31,psk63,bpsk125,amtor sitor,navtex, mfsk16, mfsk8, hf and uhfpacket ax25, dtmf. There are other programs out there that do an acceptable job with rtty, but mmtty is still the best, in my books. Im running into problems interfacing my k3 with mmtty on transmit. I have a new k3s radio that uses the new usb for sound and radio control. My interest then waned until 2002 when i discovered mmtty and n1mm. Then use the k3k3skx3kx2 mic gain to refine the level to produce 4 bars. Win4k3suite supports a software based panadapter that can be used with the kx3,k3 and k3s for the kx3 all you need to do is connect the kx3 iq output to the linein of your sound card.
I use mmtty software for everyday operation and n1mm software with mmtty in contests. Ill leave it as an exercise the reader to demonstrate that a turning the k3s bandwidth control does not move the blip but b turning the k3s if shift control does move the blip. If you leave split operation on none and try to transmit out of the transmit passband, the k3 wont transmit. Most people who have a k3 have a computer handy for updates and to do logging.
Panadapter support win4k3suite for the elecraft k3 k3s kx3. I built this 6 years ago and since have passed it on to the new owner of the k3. Ng7ms 1 hour and 55 minute presentation on setting up fsk frequency shift keying with an elecraft k3k3s using mmtty as the decoding software. Rtty is another much older mode that is used by the military as well as hams. Machamradio, programs for the mac, including many with k3 support. For the kx2, kx3 you will be using the mic input rather than. Ill leave it as an exercise the reader to demonstrate that a turning the k3 s bandwidth control does not move the blip but b turning the k3 s if shift control does move the blip.
Fsk rtty with the k30 mini and remote rig interface ron. Here is an exercise you can do on your shack computer to exercise writelog remote control and see how it works but without needing a second pc to do the control. Several rtty stations from germany are found on frequencies such as 11. About mmtty mm hamsoft the resource is currently listed in in a single category. But there is also an option to use dataa mode to operate psk or any other audio based digital mode in conjunction with soundcardbased digital mode. As a general chit chat program for rtty and psk31 it is excellent. Rtty decoder for windows xp7810, 3264bit freeware gritty is an rtty decoding program based on the technology developed for the rtty skimmer server project. Click here for instructions on how to listen to fsk teletype signals news and features updated periodically 60 wpm 5unit code 2125 mark 2295 space the following two links introduce you to an online internet service provided by. You know you have the purest rtty signal on the band. Deselectuncheck ptt control by radio command in your control program for rtty and use only the hardware control. For some radios we have built more fullfeatured software front panels. You will also need a 18 mm plug shielded stereo cable to connect the k3 receiver audio to your computer sound card input. Its output is audio frequency and connects to the line in of a windows sound recording device.
In this mode, writelog puts no extra windows on the screen. Realworld experience with the elecraft k3 rick tavan n6xi and ed muns w0yk northern california contest club november 12, 2007. Elecraft may elect to update them but makes no commitment to do so. Afsk excitation afsk excitation was generated using these software configurations.50 1187 31 1417 598 991 637 491 657 1453 1222 236 568 1153 547 281 360 292 1411 842 891 688 161 327 673 1473 1357 1085 173 1113 989 1019 128 556 1310