Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Messages - VO1HP

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 6
General discussion / Re: RRC Micro Virtual COM port Issue
« on: 2017-12-15, 12:03:18 »

Did you get an answer to this issue regarding the RESOUCES message ?

Frank VO1HP


Have COM 1 Mode 7 set in remote box Serial Settings.  Is that what you mean?  Picture attached. What should be settings in RRC Micro?.  Currently have COM 2 set to mode 4. COM 1 set to  INACTIVE.  When COM 1 set to mode 4 still doesn't work.

Rig control by TRX works if TRX manager set for COM 2.   Setting in WSJT-X  COM 1 or COM 2 does not result in rig control.   If TRX Manager is NOT started then I can get WSJT-X to read freq by setting it to COM 2.  Dont understand about how to setup COM1?

I have been using TRX Manager and RRC Micro on my HP laptop successfully to use my K3 remote while away travelling.  Successfully used this combo to work TM100VIMY from my remote while I was an opeartor at that station in Vimy France in March this year.  TRX Manager has a very realistic looking K3 front panel

I am interested in setting up the configuration to use WSJT-X for FT8 mode.  I have the setup working to a degree in that I am successfully decoding signals using WSJT-X v1.8 using a VAC from RRC Microbit to  WSJT-X.   However how to do rig control to read freq and mode and control PTT.?   COM 2 is already in use by RRC Microbit....I tried WSJT-X wth K3 radio config and COM 1 and 0  but that doesn't work.

Can I use a serial port splitter software to have two application (RRC Microbit and WSJT-X) access COM2 simultaneously?  or is there some other way?

Frank VO1HP

General discussion forum / Re: RRC connection problem
« on: 2017-03-14, 15:30:31 »
Check you have your RRC Ethernet connected to a gigabit switch before it hits the router.....i had same problem and found that there was something interfereingvwith RRC data stream.   I disconnected everything except RRC and problem went away.


Sent from my SGH-I747M using Tapatalk

General discussion forum / Re: K3 volume setting
« on: 2017-02-20, 23:36:15 »
  I have wondered about this issue myself.  The line out jack on the K3 provides a fixed audio level that could be fed into a jack on the RR Remote box and outputted to a connector on the RRControl.  From there direct that fixed level to the sound card input on the Control location PC for digital modes.....bypassing the K3/O or Mini.....Leave the current SPKRS audio as is .   

It would require a "Digital Modes" version of the RRBoxes with an input and output for the fixed audio line.

Possibly someone intimately familiar with the data path through the RR Boxes can come with a mod to allow insertion of a fixed level audio stream.

Frank VO1HP


I have rec'd 1274B Dongle and i appear to have it working. The Micro will log on to the remote K3 and i can hear audio.  Also the paddle works and i can key the rig.

I want to setup using TRX or there a tutorial to show settings etc.  Hve tried TRX so far but not getting anywhere stumbling around.

QUESTION: on the settings page of the MICRO what is needed to be filled in in the COM 0 COM 1 COM2 lines...currently all are inactive?
I can't find anywhere an setup page for the MICRO to know if I am doing it right.   I attached a picture of the ABOUT page showing all version numbers

Frank VO1HP

General / NANO ...what is BT?
« on: 2017-01-25, 16:10:21 »
I really like the  NANO app (Elecraft) & use it to check into local net on 3740khz....

1.  What is the BT selection box for ?  Bluetooth? ...have played with it in car but doesn't do anything? 

2. The app works great around the house on Wifi but when I go to the car it have to turn Wifi on the phone off in order to connect via cell data network.
Is that the way it is supposed to work? phone is old old Galaxy S3.

Frank VO1HP

General / Re: Nano audio breaking up
« on: 2017-01-22, 12:08:38 »
Just started using the Nano on an old S3 Samsung.   Same thing happening from time to time for me but wrote it off as a weak or marginal wifi signal in parts of my house.  My remote is 50km away so could be combo of weak wifi and other momentary network issues.

Frank VO1HP

General / Download Link??...where is it.
« on: 2017-01-21, 19:33:34 »
Last night I purchased a Nano license and downloaded the new version from the Play Store.   My invoice says there is a download link valid until November but where is the link??

The APP is working perfectly for me right now with my K3 remote....and there is a license ID on the connect page.

So is that it?..... do I need to do anything else?

Frank VO1HP

Feature Requests / Fixed audio level for digital modes
« on: 2017-01-21, 02:52:09 »
Develop feature to transport LINE OUT / LINE IN  audio from/ to  the remote K3 - back to the control point for digital modes JT65. Jt9 etc.   So as to eliminate using SPKRS AND MIC jack on K3 mini.

Frank vo1hp

General discussion forum / Re: Audio Feed
« on: 2017-01-16, 15:13:34 »

Can you tell me what are the connections on pins 3,4,5,6 of AUX/MIC RJ45 plug  in the Elecraft cable with the DB15 male connecting to K3Mini.

Is there a path through the RR boxes to feed LINE OUT audio from remote K3 to the AUX/Mic RJ45 jack on the Control RR Box?

Frank VO1HP

General discussion forum / Re: RF killing RR box at Remote.
« on: 2016-09-18, 17:18:33 »
This morning, in rain I relocated, one leg of the 80/40 dipole a few feet higher at the end  and further to east, away from buried 150ft ethernet which terminates in my garage located remote...... also placed a #31 toroid with w few turns on the inside ethenet wiring at the router end of the ethernet cable in the house .  Can now use full 100w on 40 and up to 80w reliabley on 80m CW.   Beyond 80w on 80M the problems still arises. 

Oddly when I monitor the STATUS line in both the remote RR box and also the Control  at my home QTH i see no errors on the RTP and UDP status lines ...always show 60 and 45 respectively...even  when the hangup occurs with the rig.  So no apparent errors ....why does rig not return to rx right away??

General discussion forum / Re: RF killing RR box at Remote.
« on: 2016-09-17, 21:47:02 »

Thanks.....yes beginning to feel that the long Ethernet CAT5 is picking up enough to cause problem.  Will focus on that area and see what can be done to rearrange.

General discussion forum / Re: RF killing RR box at Remote.
« on: 2016-09-17, 19:09:00 »
with new coax and balun can tx at about 50w on 80 and about 70w on 40.....higher levels and the rig does not return to receive for 5-6 secs.......using all shielded ethernet cables to switch for various devices.   and 150ft of buried ethernet back to FOTS internet modem/ leg of dipole is parallel with underground ethernet.

Using vertical antenna HF6V which is away from the ethernet ... operation is normal...very weird combo of issues ...ready to throw in towel for the dipole!!

I am going to disconnect/ and redress all all cables in the rack where K3 and RR box installed and start over see if something changes....will check ground connections as well.   what about placing ground on the RR box??  can do it using COM2  or 1 side screws

General discussion forum / Re: RF killing RR box at Remote.
« on: 2016-09-17, 17:53:16 »
This morning I replaced the coax with new LMR400 and UHF connectors.  Also replaced the W2AU balun.    Still same issue with RF on 80/40 killing link.   Where to turn next?

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 6