Thanks for to those who helped. I'm on some meds that are really nasty, and
have some bad side affects, sometimes they get to me espicially when I get
frustrated like last nite. Warning don't take steroids, my doctor put me on
them because of leg ulcers and they backfired. I'm getting over a near
kidney failure because of them, thats not the point don't know how I got off
on it, aw the good news my legs are healing really fast.
Anyway after I got up today and got in the shack this afternoon, I got to
thinking what I had done. Everyone is right, you should not put a external
wattmeter on a rig like a K2 that has the auto antenna tuner built in, of
course your not going to get correct reading on the ext wattmeter. It hit me
like a brickwall when I realized what I did. Short story, the K2 tuner tunes
the bands I operate just fine with very low SWRs. Actually the swr are quite
close to what the WM-2 reads, some cases lower. This is going to take some
gettting use to for me tho, I've operated for over 5 years with the WM-2 or
a WM-1 inline, just don't seem right hooking nothing but the antenna to the
rig and operating. hi hi I'm having a hard time trusting the wattmeter built
in the K2 but I know its on the money. Hi Hi HI
My problem now is getting the keyer to work but I can figure that one out.
Want to thank the wonderful people on this reflector, I've learned alot from
it which prooves you can teach a old dog new tricks even if he is on drugs,
and believe me I'd rather not be! ! !! ! !
Jerry - NR5A - South Dakota
----- Original Message -----
From: "nr5a" <***@rap.midco.net>
Sent: Thursday, December 01, 2005 8:17 PM
Subject: [Elecraft] KAT 2
Post by nr5a
Ok, yes, I'm stupid, no I can't follow directions or understand them, I
need them on pre-school level I guess. I had my A ver, K2 brought up to a
B version, just got the K2 back today with all the upgrades. 160m module,
KNB 2, and KAT 2 amoung the other stuff.
I'm sitting here, I hit the Menu button. Next I rotate the main tuning
knob to ATU AUTO just like the instructions say.
A fast push on the Menu button again returns the K2 to freq readout as it
should be. 7040
I've got the power output knob set to the 2nd dot turning it clockwise
wattmeter on K2 says 2.5watts.
I tap the ANT 1/2 button and I can see it go from ANT 2 to ANT 1, I assume
its on ANT 1 because no lil down arrows are on ANT 2.
Next I hit the ANT 1/2 button and hold it in a few seconds, I hear the
rattling of relays. I watch the WM-2 wattmeter I always keep inline. The
rattling stops, the cw tone stops, and the SWR is pegged, both in Ref and
Fwr positions. What am I doing wrong???
I have the directions open to page 18 and am following the Basic ATU
Operation (auto mode) step by step, or so I thought, What am I not doing?
I'm trying to tune back on 7040 and only hear static. There is a big
difference between Ant 1 and Ant 2 in noise level. Ant 1 is where the
noise is but no signals coming thru.
Its not my antenna, a hour ago using my FT-817 thru a T-1 tuner I was
tuned up on 40m. I used the K2 thru the T-1 before the conversion, and it
worked great. The antenna is a 22ft vert gnd mounted with 14 radials.
So can anyone see what I'm doing wrong?? And explain it to me so I can
understand it, remember your talking to a very frustrated stupid person.
Jerry - NR5A - South Dakota
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