K3 as a software defined radio

I’ve added the LP Panadaptor from Telepost to the K3 last week. The LP-PAN take an IF output from the K3 and adapts it into the sound card of a computer. You can then use Power SDR software, the same software used to run the FLEX radios, and use the computer as your receiver with full filtering. You can use the computer as a second receiverm while using the K3 as your first receiver. It also gives you a very nice band scope you can use while choosing to use either the receiver in the radio or the computer.

In short, it adds a whole lot of versatility to the K3. It also adds complexity. Getting this all set up isn’t for the computer illiterate, or someone who doesn’t want to spend some time reading manuals, user groups, and puzzling through getting all the settings tweaked. Enjoy the video.

I got this set up last Saturday night, just before leaving for a week on the road for work, so I haven’t had much time to play with it. I’m still learning. Like any computer thing, it seems like things work differently each time. Last Saturday night it was flawless. I came down last night and turned it on and it was buggy as all get out and I spent a couple hours trying to solve the bugs. I turned it on this morning, and it’s flawless again. My guess is I need more computer.