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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

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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?...how 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

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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

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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

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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

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 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

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

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


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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

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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 192.168.2.200--- 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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General discussion / Re: RRC Micro Virtual COM port Issue
« on: 2017-12-15, 12:03:18 »
serge

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

Frank VO1HP

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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?

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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

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General discussion forum / Re: RRC connection problem
« on: 2017-03-14, 15:30:31 »
Check .....do 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.

Vo1hp

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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

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