as it was hard to find the TMP connectors for making the calibration of K3 in Czech even in nearest Europe in the past I tried to looking for distributor world-wide. I realized that some sales contacts does not work or links fails so I sumarized the actual links and informations again.
BTW: What is the TMP connector or even TMP cable in K3 transceiver...?
It is one of the cables used for the second receiver module KRX3.
you have the receiver module then you can start reading at page 22
of the installation and operation manual (assuming Rev. B of
manual). Also it is used for KSYN3A, KAT3 to AUX and other modules inside of K3. You are not aware if you ordered K3-F (factory assembled) unit :) but for all those assembled their K3s by themself it is very known...
The TMP cable 12" is the Elecraft part: #E850339.
all who would like to make coaxial cable for calibration of K3
instead of some temporary solution there are useful
informations I guess:
Type: TMP-K01X-A1 connector 50ohms for
RG-174/U coaxial cable type
Quick assembly reference:
Hand-crimp-tool to buy:
The tips and hints discussed here:
The most important is to be ensured that the center pin is in it's socket properly, not bended, not misaligned during installation and as Guy, K2AV is saying..."The outer shell of the TMP plug can be connected without
being fully inserted into the TMP connector. This can result in
an intermittent on the center conductor that comes and goes
with temperature change, or breathing hard, or changes in
phases of the moon. The little flanges on the TMP plug should
be nearly up to the TMP
connector shell when fully inserted."
When it is in use I am recommending to check time to time (you do not need to do it before "each flight" :) the connectors if all of them are correctly inserted and if there is no rust, corrosion or silver coated TMP connectors are not becoming black...
Hope it helps.
73 - Petr, OK1RP