TRN1 option is set to On and I can see when setting TRN1 to off the 6 meter
transverter switches off and 6 meter is not a selectable band anymore.
Tried 10 meter CW and gives 100 watt output, no problem.
CW is not in test mode but in oper mode
Tried CW keyer in hand mode and dash side of keyer produces a cw tone,
release is switched on but no power, switching to SSB and it give 15 or 20
watts output. The tuner indication switches from hi to low when selecting
the 6 meter transverter, although the connection cable is going to the tuner
the antenna goes directly from K2 to Transverter and from transverter to
Unfortunately I haven't got a dummy load but can say for 99.9% I am sure no
power goes out.
Hope some others have bright ideas or can confirm their 6 meter transverter
IS working on CW. At least I than know it can work.
73 Rob PA2R
[mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of W3FPR - Don Wilhelm
Sent: 16 August 2005 20:24
To: Rob Snieder; ***@mailman.qth.net
Subject: RE: [Elecraft] K2/100 & 6 meter - CW is not giving any output
Assuming you have all the K2 trn 1 menu parameters set correctly and the
transverter properly configured (and you likely have them correct or the
transverter would not work in SSB mode), you have a mystery for me. The
Transverter does not know (and should not know) whether the RF is being
produced as CW or SSB. All I can conclude is that the K2 is producing no RF
at 28 MHz when in CW mode. The fact that no indicators are illuminated adds
to my suspicion that there is no RF present.
Since you have RF in CW mode on all the HF bands, I would recommend that you
disconnect the coax to the transverter and connect it to a dummy load - then
see if there is RF output from the K2 when the band is set for 50 MHz and in
CW mode. You can use a 'scope or RF Probe across the dummy load to detect
I can see nothing in the setup that would prevent CW output when SSB output
works OK - the only thing I can think of is that somehow you are getting the
K2 into CW Test mode (is the 'c' on the K2 display blinking?) - I'm guessing
here because the CW test mode does not change when you change bands, and it
is reset after a power off cycle.
You might try setting the K2 menu INP parameter to 'Hand' temporarily to see
if it works when the K2 is keyed from a long keypress - if it does, you
should be looking carefully at the keying characteristics of your K2 -
perhaps the weight menu setting or the 8R delay parameter, but that is only
another quick guess on my part.
Hi Don, thanks for responding,
Short coax cable between K2 Ant > Txin IF1
Antenna is connected to transverter Ant plug.
Control cable is connected between K2 and transverter
SSB on 6 meter works fine so cables are ok. Keyer is working fine on HF
Relay is clicking in the transverter when PTT is make by keying my bencher
which is connected to the K2 keyer input jack.
Hope this is more clear now Don.
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