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Control Panel Reference

All KX3 controls are described briefly here. For full details, refer to subsequent sections. To Turn Power ON/OFF: Hold both the B A N D - and A T U T U N E switches for 2 seconds. (See ON/OFF label on left side.) Tap Functions: Tap a switch or knob briefly to activate the function labeled on or above it, e.g. BAND+ . Hold Functions: Hold the control for about 1/2 second to activate the function labeled below, e.g. MENU . Numeric Keypad: Switches and knobs at lower-left form a keypad (0-9/decimal/enter). Used with F R E Q E N T , etc.

Band Selection
B A N D + / B A N D - Band up/down R C L / S T O R E Frequency memories;


Operating Mode and VFO Setup

M O D E Basic mode; A L T Alternate mode (e.g. LSB/USB) D A T A Data submode; T E X T Text decode setup A / B VFO A/B swap; R E V VFO or repeater reverse A B Copy VFO A to B; S P L I T Split RX/TX R I T / X I T RX/TX offset; P F 1 / P F 2 Prog. function

per-band: tap 1-4; general purpose (00-99): use VFO A F R E Q E N T Direct freq. entry (use # keys, then S C A N Scan from VFO A to VFO B )


Transmit / ATU Control

M S G / R E C Message play/record A T U T U N E Start auto. antenna tune A N T Select ANT. 1/2 (KXAT100 opt.) X M I T Enter transmit mode (PTT) T U N E Transmit CW carrier at PWR level (or MENU:TUN PWR level, if lower)

Transmit Settings
K E Y E R / M I C WPM; mic gain P W R Set power level C M P Speech compression * P I T C H CW sidetone; FM tone * D L Y CW QSK delay; VOX delay * V O X VOX/PTT (CW/voice separate)

Offset / VFO B and Misc.

O F S / V F O B RIT/XIT or VFO B C L R Clear RIT/XIT offset R A T E Select 1 / 10 Hz VFO A/B steps K H Z Select coarse VFO A/B steps D I S P Show voltage etc. on VFO B * M E N U Use VFO B to select, A to edit

Receive Settings
A F / R F - S Q L Receiver gain control M O N Monitor level (CW/voice separate) * P R E Preamp; A T T N Attenuator N R Noise reduction * N B Noise blanking * P B T I / I I Passband tuning (I=WIDTH/LO, II=SHIFT/HI) N O R M Filter passband normalization (per-mode) A P F Audio peaking filter; S P O T CW spot tone N T C H Autonotch (SSB) or manual notch (CW) * C W T CW/DATA tuning aid (uses upper portion of S-meter)

Transmit LED Delta-F LED

* To adjust the parameter for this function, use the knob immediately above the switch.

Display (LCD)
Bar graph, receive mode: Normally acts as an S-meter. If C W T is turned on, the right half of the S-meter becomes a tuning aid. Bar graph, transmit mode: Normally shows SW R and R F output. In voice and data modes, the bar graph shows C MP (compression) and A LC whenever mic gain or compression are adjusted. VFO Icons: Shows that a VFO is locked. The TX icon points to the transmit VFO:

VFO A is the transmit VFO

VFO B is the transmit VFO; see SPLIT


VFO B Filter Passband Graphic: Shows location of receive passband Filter Icons:

Mode Icons Basic modes (LSB or U S B , C W , D A T A , A M , or FM ) are selected by tapping M O D E . Alternate modes (C W R EV , D A T A R EV , A M- S , FM +/- ) are selected by holding A L T . LSB and U SB are alternates of each other. In SSB mode the + icon indicates ESSB. T indicates FM/tone, CW/DATA text decode, or AM-Sync auto-tracking.

Notch filtering on (N T C H ) Manual notch (N T C H ) PBT filter function (I/ I I ) Extended filtering (FL1 -FL5 )

Other Icons:

CW/data tuning aid on (C W T ) Message play/rec ( M S G / R E C ) VOX enabled (V O X ) Full break-in CW enabled ( D L Y ) Noise blanker on (N B ) Noise reduction on (N R ) Antenna 1 /2 , KXAT100 (A N T )

Attenuator on ( A T T ) PR E Preamp on (P R E ) A TU ATU enabled ( A T U T U N E ) R IT RIT on ( R I T ) XIT XIT on ( X I T ) SU B Dual-watch enabled SPL T Split mode in effect (S P L I T )