The KX3 Companion in an app that will let the power use of your Elecraft KX3 HF radio easier and lighter. No need for a PC!
Author: Andrea Salvatore IU4APC
It will let you send and receive CW, PSK31 and RTTY by using your mobile phone or tablet keyboard. Optionally you can use an external Bluetooth keyboard connected to your Android device.
You can set up to 10 macros to that can use dynamic symbols to have Call, Name, QTH and Locator automatically updated.
It connects to your KX3 by using the USB Serial cable that comes with the radio. You’ll also need an inexpensive OTG Cable adapter to connect the serial USB to your mobile device. You can find them for a very few dollars. No other cables are needed!
The KX3 Companion app also let you record full QSOs and log them to eventually export them to your favourite QSO logging software and/or service.
With KX3 Companion you can:
Send and receive CW, PSK31 and RTTY using your Android device keyboard (or even a Bluetooth physical Keyboard)
Read and Write messages with room for hundreds of chars (depending on your mobile phone or tablet screen size)
XMIT (Chat) Mode – Transmit as you type. Perfect mode to be used with an external Bluetooth keyboard.
Switch mode (CW, PSK31, RTTY)
Set the frequency and go up/down bands
Record and recall up to 10 totally customized macros
4 dynamic symbols for Call, Name, QTH and Locator to be used on macros (you can customize the symbols)
Set the CW WPM (Words Per Minute) value with a slider
Have up to 10 presets to set power, ATU or whatever you want to program
Customize the serial baudrate, dynamic symbols and date formats to adapt the app to your setup and needs
Record and share full QSO logs (everything you send and receive is recorded and saved in a text file)
Log your QSO in CSV format and send them via email or to any external service supported by your mobile device (log date, time, mode, frequency, call, name, qth and locator)
Compatible with Elecraft K3 as well
IMPORTANT Remember that to connect the Elecraft KX3 to your mobile device you need the serial USB cable coming with the radio and an OTG USB cable adapter.
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