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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
00016381 - BacklogEnhancementpublic2018-11-30 23:20
Reporteruser36Assigned To 
PrioritynormalSeverityfeatureReproducibilityhave not tried
Status newResolutionopen 
Summary0001638: Add DVR button for K3
DescriptionTransceiver is Elecraft K3 with Digital Voice Recorder (DVR) option

When I want to transmit a recorded message, such as my call letters, I have to press the K3 front panel button. I do this frequently. I am concerned that the button will fail after too many presses. This would be expensive and difficult to replace.

Please add a feature to allow pressing the computer keyboard Function keys which will be mapped to activate the DVR functions.

This is done on the N1MM logging software.

Adding this feature will not only extend the life of the transceiver buttons but also be more convenient and comfortable for the operator.

I discussed this with W4PC at Dayton Hamvention. I was asked to send an email to HRD Support to document the request.

Thank you

Dick McClain, N9XO
TagsElecraft, K3
ModuleRig Control
Sub-ModuleRig Control



2014-11-21 13:03


(From customer:)

Just wanted to comment, again, on mapping the K3 DVR (digital voice recorder) buttons to function keys.

I discovered those DVR functions are on the HRD “Message” button. That works OK. Maybe those were there a long time ago, but I just recently discovered it.

But I still think it would be better to have the DVR functions operated with the keyboard Function keys. It is uncomfortable to hold the mouse to keep the cursor pointed at the tiny “M1 - M4” buttons. I have to really focus on my hand while repeatedly sending my Call in response to a CQ, for example.

Again, this works well when I use the N1MM software.

Thanks for your consideration to add this to your TO DO list.

Dick, N9XO

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2014-05-30 17:37 user36 New Issue
2014-11-21 13:03 user36 Note Added: 0000579
2015-09-17 13:18 WA9PIE Category General => Enhancement
2015-09-17 13:18 WA9PIE Project @6@ => 1 - Backlog
2015-09-29 17:00 WA9PIE Fix Build TBD => (select)
2015-09-29 17:00 WA9PIE Summary Enhancement: Add DVR button for K3 => Add DVR button for K3
2017-05-23 15:23 WA9PIE Severity minor => feature
2018-11-28 00:03 WA9PIE Tag Attached: Elecraft K3
2018-11-30 23:20 WA9PIE Tag Attached: Elecraft
2018-11-30 23:20 WA9PIE Tag Attached: K3
2018-11-30 23:20 WA9PIE Tag Detached: Elecraft K3