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Visiting the site today discovered that the 3A fuse in the rotator control box had failed.  Rotor back on line now and appears to be working  normally .  Except I did discover that in NORTH position some teeth must be gone from gear(s).   Had to move the antenna manually while on  the tower to get it off that spot.

Still don't see any DEVICES when a scan is done of BUS A.  Must be normal not to see the 1216L on this scan even though it is working normally.

Frank VO1HP

I am having trouble with a new install of Webswitch and 1216L.  I installed it about a month ago and has been working  fine right from start until this morning.
Yesterday we were hit with very high winds in excess of 110kmph. There were some power "bumps" in the remote site area during the wind storm.

This morning the yagi will not turn.  I could see on the Rotator page some movement off the resting position NORTH when I ask for the antenna to point EAST or WEST.  The Rotator indicator was resting at NORTH which is the direction of the antenna.  However during one of my attempts to turn the yagi the Rotator on screen indicator jumped to 162 degrees as I was looking at it.  That is where it is resting now.

When I scan for 1-wire devices the Webswitch reports that no devices are connected to BUS A.
--1-wire devices
--No BUS-A 1-wire devices found!

However I can see the 1216L in the SYSTEM INFO Pge of the Webswitch seen below.  Is this what I should be seeing or  is there and inconsistency.?
-Company   Microbit
-Product   1216H WebSwitch
-Model   HAM
-Software   4.23
-Hardware   2
-Bootloader   1.10
-Build   Nov 3 2015 09:01:45
-1216L   HW >= 5, FW 5
-S/N   2975
-PID   4
-Uptime   0 Days, 1 Hours, 30 Mins, 8 Secs
-RFC2217   Disabled due to rotator in use

Has the 1216L been disconnected from the Webswitch?  -or- has it gone defective? --Is that why the scan shows no devices and the rotator indicator  indicator jumped to 162 as I was looking at it.?  In the past when I have turned off the WebSwitch power supply the Rotator indicator has gone to approximately this position.  The power is on for both the Webswitch and the Rotator box but there is absolutely no sign that the rotator is trying to turn the antenna.

Can anyone shed any light on what I am seeing?....will be travelling to the site tomorrow for a first hand look.

Frank VO1HP

I was just trying to clarify my understanding.  What I meant was this:  I would need to create a new file of pictures for every five degrees of rotation.  I would need to create these pictures using a graphics program or actually take a picture of the rotator scale.  Either way the pictures must be the same size as  the pictures in the existing file.  Each picture there is 150x150.

With that limitation a scale that is a semi circle or an arc is no good because it would be very small compared to the existing 150x150 picrures.

I'll forget about it and use the default file.

73 Frank VO1HP

I have three temperature sensors collecting Temp data at my remote site.  All working successfully running in parallel on BUS B in parasitic power mode.  Does web switch store in memory any on the data points collected?  Is it possible to collect data points automatically for future offline display on a time graph?

Frank VO1HP

Thanks an image file containing photos every 5 degrees located on a server in the remote site or elsewhere.?

I am successfully using WebSwitch 1216H and RCU 1216L to control my Ham IV rotator.  I especially like the PRESETS ...very convenient!     

Question:   Is it possible to have Ham IV scale pictures implemented in the WebSwitch web page to replace the circular scale that is currently available?

Frank VO1HP

General discussion forum / Re: WebSwitch 1216H Initial Setup
« on: 2018-10-04, 00:15:30 »
Thanks Mitch...Each reply you give me is appreciated but also causes me to want to know more!....I have played with the webswitch serial port and have it setup on my control point PC.   When I move the switch to my remote location how do I use the serial port remotely?...In order to set the serial port up at the remote it needs to be plugged into USB port and will appear in the device manager on the remote PC.   But then what? can I control it from home?

Is there an application note available anywhere that can guide me through the serial port use?

My primary objective here is not really the serial port ... it is control of the rotator  and possibly switch one coaxial relay to provide for a 4th antenna port in addition to the three I have available from the KAT500.   I can see how to do both of these functions using the web browser pages.

Frank VO1HP

General discussion forum / Re: WebSwitch 1216H Initial Setup
« on: 2018-09-30, 17:29:33 »
Thanks Mitch...Just discovered the built in help pages in the web switch browser page(upper right corner)....these pages have clarified  a few things for me.  I didn't realize before that the web switch has the ability to change antenna relays based on freq of operation of the rig.   It has a built in serial port through the USB connector I guess.  Couldn't discover yet the details yet of how to set it up

Thanks for your help

Frank VO1HP

General discussion forum / Re: WebSwitch 1216H Initial Setup
« on: 2018-09-30, 05:08:10 »
Thanks Mitch

Yes I have seen this page.  In playing around with the web switch using Microbit Setup Manager I discovered that I had already interfaced it to my network at the time of purchase.  How time flies.   I am able to access the webpage without USB connection using the IP address.  So I guess that's it?   

I understand the relay connections and how to use...but not clear on what STATUS means on the Relay 5 label.   Also not clear on connections 9 to 14 - Bus A/B  and IN1/2?  The hook up for the rotator control board is well explained so maybe it will go Ok when I receive the board and start to hook it up.

Anything you can add re the BUS and IN connections will be helpful

Frank VO1HP

General discussion forum / WebSwitch 1216H Initial Setup
« on: 2018-09-29, 21:07:30 »
I purchased a 1216H three years ago and didn't use it.  I have a RCU1216L on the way and now want to configure the WebSwitch unit.  Where do I find the initial setup procedure for the Webswitch 1216H?   O looked carefully on the website but cant find it there.  PLease advise

Frank VO1HP

 Did the reset and gained my access back to my RRC web pages.   Had to redo a few settings which was not an issue as I had saved a photo of each settings page.

I now have ID and password added to my RR UNITS web pages.    I am taken aback that my RRC was tampered with by someone unknown.   

Frank VO1HP

OK thanks for fast clarification...guess  i will have to do the reset.

Here is the box I am seeing....there is no USERNAME entry place associated with SIP password in the RRC MENU?

Something has changed on my computer within last few days. 
When I browse to my Control box IP and click on any page except INFO I am presented with a LOG IN  box.
I can access the INFO page with out issue.  Any other page will bring up the LOGIN box telling me that AUTHENTICATION is required
and that the server at the RRC box IP connection is not private.

I changed the IP using MICROBIT manager to a fixed IP for testing but still same issue .  Now have  RRC setback to DHCP.

I recently started hosting a remote station RR box for a friend and I can access that box without issue all pages. 

Any direction on where to look?

Frank VO1HP

I have similiar issue here.   Have both RR boxes setup on my LAN.  CONTROL: is setup with DHCP and RADIO is set with static IP I have the port forwarding setup to the RADIO IP and placed the RADIO box MAC address in ADVANCED DMZ in the router.

when i press the 480 power button the rig does not turn on however the status pages are showing the network connection has been made and data is flowing.  However the control head is not on.

For the connection from the RADIO body to the RR box I used what looks to be an RJ12 sort jumper from my residential telephone panel with six conductors.  Maybe all these wires are not connected in the plugs??

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