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K3, KX3 and K2 Control Software
Elecraft radios are supported by all of the popular logging, rig control and digital programs today. In addition, there is also an expanding list of contributed utilities and programs to enhance your station's operation with Elecraft gear. We expect this list to get even longer so send us your suggested links for any new and exciting software packages you use with your Elecraft gear! Send your requests to email@example.com.
Note: The software listed on this page consists of commercial grade products offered by 3rd parties and contributed utilities from individual authors. While it is provided for operators of Elecraft products to learn and use, Elecraft does not directly support software products listed on this page. Please refer to the support forums of the listed products for detailed configuration and operating tips.
Most K3 programs
will also work with the KX3.
K3, KX3 and K2 Control & Setup Programs:
K3 / KX3 Frequency Memory Editor software page
Win4K3Suite is a windows control program for the Elecraft K3 and KX3 transceivers supporting all options such as the secondary receiver, antenna tuner, and others, as well as the KPA500 Amplifier, the KAT500 Antenna tuner and the P3 Panadapter.
Ham Radio Deluxe from Simon Brown, HB9DRV. Ham Radio Deluxe provides CAT control support for the K3, K2 and most other rigs. Includes Mapper and PSK31 Deluxe. Excellent remote control program for the K3 too.
Win-Test by F5MZN and F6FVY: a high performance contest logging program for Windows.
N4PY Control Software supports the K3 and K2. This program adds significant functionality to your K3 or K2 and can control two K3s/K2s!
DX Lab Suite from AA6YQ Commander (Rig Control) and WinWarbler (digital mode package) and DXKeeper (the logging portion of the package)
PC based K2 Remote Control Program from Dan, KE6D. Remote control of your K2 from a PC over your network. (Scroll to the bottom of his page.)
TRX Manager (Capable of Remote control of your K3/K2 from a PC over your network.)
MacHamRadio Ham Radio programs for the Macintosh, including many with K3 support.
Marote for Unix based systems from Mike, K6EEP
FastTuna Command Line Linux Rig Control Program for the Elecraft K2 from Mike, K6EEP
MacLoggerDX from Don Agro, VE3VRW, is a Macintosh logging program that supports the Elecraft K3/K2.
MixW Digital Mode Software (PSK31 etc.)
Zakanaka v1.24 Digital Mode Software (PSK31, RTTY etc.)
Logging Programs that support the K3/KX3/K2 (Please let us know of other logging programs that have K3 or K2 support.)
(If you do not see a specific K3/K2 entry for the radio interface to a logging program, use their Kenwood TS-950 or TS-570 protocol setting.)
RUMlog (Logs & QSL for the DXer) (MAC OSX)
DX Lab Suite (see above)
Logic by Personal Database Applications
Winlog32 by Colin Morris, G0CUZ
TRLog TR LOG is a high-performance Amateur Radio contest logging program designed to make the most of your computer during a contest.
CT by K1EA is another excellent contesting program.
DXbase Dx Logging Software.
Writelog Contest Logging Software
Logger16 and Logger32 (link updated 8/13/2009)
Log-EQF, Win-EQF, and RigEQF by N3EQF (link updated 8/15/2013)
This software is helpful in using your K3 in a Remote Setup. This includes a RemoteRig or PC based remote.Download (Requires .NET 4.0, Windows XP or newer) Download (Requires .NET 4.0 Windows XP or newer)
K2 Voice provides complete K2 voice feedback (frequency, mode etc.) via you PC. ( K3 Voice is in final development and test.)
We have written
K2Remote as a very basic introduction to what can be controlled on the K2
and K3 via RS-232 or USB. The authors above have extended this concept in a number of
To save these files, rather than running them directly from the web site, you may need to right click on their links and then chose the "Save Link As" option for Netscape, or the "Save Target As" option from Microsoft Explorer.
When possible, we will post updates to these programs in both the full install form and the much, much smaller K2 Voice and K2 Remote .EXE files (<150KB). In most cases, once you have done a first full install, which includes all the Windows .DLL routines needed by the programs, you can download just the .EXE version of each update without all of the extra full install overhead.
(1) K2 Remote V1.0 Installation Program (2.5 MB) 10/30/01 (Without Microsoft installer engine.)
(2) K2 Remote V1.0 Installation Program (4 MB) 10/30/01 (Includes the Microsoft installer engine for W95/98/ME. If you have installed K2 Remote or K2 Voice before, have installed another Microsoft Office application or are using W2000 or XP, this engine is already installed on your system and you do not need to download it again. Instead, download the smaller (1) version of K2 Voice Installation listed above, which does not include the installer engine.)
(1) K2 Voice V1.05a Installation Program (1.8 MB) 8/01/01 (Without Microsoft installer engine.)
(2) K2 Voice V1.05a Installation Program(3.2 MB) 8/01/01 (Includes the Microsoft installer engine for W95/98/ME. If you have installed K2 Voice before, have installed another Microsoft Office application or are using W2000, this engine is already installed on your system and you do not need to download it again. Instead, download the (1) version of K2 Voice Installation listed above, which does not include the installer engine.)
Note: If you experience out of memory problems during loading of the Windows installer engine included in the complete (2) K2 Voice and (2) K2 Remote installation programs, or if you are running Windows NT, you should first download the Microsoft Installer to a temp directory and run it to install it on your system. Then download the (1) K2voice or (1) K2 Remote installation program above, which does not try to install the installer engine..
K2 Remote Main Screen
K2 Remote is a basic demonstration RS-232 control program designed for the K2 that runs under Windows (95,98, 2000, XP & ME). It requires the K2 KIO2 RS-232 control option to operate and is provided free without warranty for your use with our KIO2 option. For more extensive remote control applications please see the list of programs at the top of this page.
K2 Voice Main Screen
K3 Voice and K2 Voice are voice feedback programs for the K3 and K2. They run under Windows 95,98, 2000 & ME. (And vista for K3 Voice). They are provided free, without warranty or ongoing support for your use. K2s will require the KIO2 option.
Our goal is to make the K3 and K2 useful for hams who are unable to see the normal controls and displays. It will report most common operations on using the soundcard in your PC. Both programs report the frequency, mode, filter selections, split, VFO a/b etc.
The Programs operate in one of three modes:
Fully automatic: All button presses and frequency changes made on the K2 are automatically reported within one second of completion. VFO frequency changes are reported after tuning has stopped for one second.
Semi Automatic: Same as above except the VFO is not automatically reported. Press a key to get the current VFO frequency.
Manual: Press a key for each function to be reported. for example, press ALT- F to get the current frequency, ALT-M to get the current mode etc.