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General discussion forum / Re: Icom IC-910H remote rig?
« on: 2018-02-16, 06:11:17 »

Didn't realize you had something already. I've used both radios of field days, same site, same antenna system and most importantly same preamps and I can't say I favor one receiver over the other - they both do a good job. After using the 910H and going to the 857 (actually 897) I can't think of a single time when I wished I had the 910H because of lack of TX power. I think the real differentiator in the 910H is the dual receive capability. Great for planning a QSY between bands but I'm not sure if that would work remotely.

In my opinion the last two 910H's on VKham went for a lot of money but if you really need that 100W/75W then you're on the right track.

If you want to hear from guys running remote rig that might not read here very often I suggest VK6LD, VK3OE (mostly 6m) who both use a IC706 and VK5PJ who may have already set up his 7100 using RR.

General discussion forum / Re: Icom IC-910H remote rig?
« on: 2018-02-16, 05:38:45 »
Hi Hayden,

I don't know exactly what you want to do but I think that's a lot of money to pay for the extra watts. I suggest you get something with a remote head and the options for using something like that is greater. It's real nice having a control panel in front of you rather than a laptop - feels more like radio.

Notwithstanding the lower power I suggest a FT857 or IC7100 or even a IC706MKIIg if you can find a separation kit.  I think these can all have their frequency stability tightened up with an after market TCXO if you are thinking digi modes. and the overall cost on the second hand market is a fair bit lower. 910H's in Oz are still relatively expensive especially without the 23cm option.

All of them (including the 910H) need a preamp to brighten up the receivers so (I think) your choice comes down to how you are going to operate and if you really really need the extra watts.

One of the other things you may need to consider is the standby current if you're running off batteries.

Configuration, RRC 1258 / Re: Config/Setup
« on: 2017-12-26, 22:52:53 »
Nice work Mitch,

Thanks for the update.

General discussion forum / Re: Kenwood ts-480 Sat
« on: 2017-12-04, 23:53:07 »
Yes you will need your computer with a web browser to change the settings on P186 - specifically the program mode in radio settings.

You need reach both both RRC units using a web browser from your your PC. If you're unsure about how to do that ask your IT guys.

Also, there are important sections of the manual that you must understand because they will help you with the RRC setup.

1.  Step by Step system setup

2.  Configuration with Microbit setup manager

3.  Initial IP setup via USB (will help you find the IP addresses of your RRC's)

4.  Configuration with WEB-Interface (The radio settings will help you with the detail on P186)

Hi Simon,

At least one person has done something like that.

General discussion forum / Re: maybe a simple question
« on: 2017-10-31, 23:26:17 »
Just follow the NANO instructions and it will work. You do not need to make any changes to your RRC configuration.

Since you can download NANO for free I suggest you try it.

General discussion forum / Re: NANO Setup Password
« on: 2017-10-27, 23:13:29 »
I didn't know the NANO app could be run on a PC. I'm also interested to hear about a NANO USB cable.  What is it and how does it help you TX?

If you mean RRC-Micro forget everything I said.

General discussion forum / Re: Winkey compatibility problems
« on: 2017-10-18, 08:19:22 »
Hi Steve,

I have had success in trouble shooting CAT issues by using a comport monitor. I don't know exactly what your setup looks like but if you can monitor the destination you should be able to determine if it really is RRC that is to blame.

Hi Buddy,

I agree with Palle. I understand that the beeps come from the control end.  I would follow Palle's advice and disable SIP ALG and move away from port 5060. It wouldn't hurt to move the rig RRC into the DMZ for testing simply to prove everything else is ok.

DJ0QN posts here quite a bit and has a comprehensive checklist that has helped many folks get their remote systems running. Do a search for his post and find his email address. He will send you a copy.

Hi Buddy,

You haven't given us much to go on. I will guess that when you are on your internal network your contro RRCl is pointing to a 192.168.x address for the radio. Once you get onto your wifi network that 192 address is probably not be reachable. In your control RRC you have to make sure the destination is the address in "Own Host Name" in the Dynamic DNS settings of tour radio RRC.

For your radio RRC, Static IP is OK and keeping it out of the DMZ is OK as long as your forwarding rules work.

Configuration, RRC 1258 / Re: ROTOR-Control
« on: 2017-08-24, 00:17:08 »
I'm sure you've done a lot of work on this problem.

It is unclear from your PDF exactly how the PC sees the comport mappings. I don't think in every case that the RRC ports go in sequence against the PC port numbering. This is what mine looks like.

RRC1258 COM0 (COM16)
RRC1258 COM1 (COM13)
RRC1258 COM2 (COM6)
RRC1258 COMExtra (COM14)

Is it sure that you have your Com Port mappings correct?

On the last page of your PDF you show "Use USB as Com Port" is set to off in RRC-Control. Is this intended? I don't understand how anything could work from your PC if these are off.

Perhaps we didn't understand each other? I meant that perhaps the RRC could not see your phone wifi hotspots (basestation) because they are on 5GHz?

I believe the RRC WiFi only responds to 2.4GHz signals. Many modern laptops are now 2.4GHz/5GHz capable. Can this be the case for you?

General discussion forum / Re: AS-1289 switch function
« on: 2017-06-05, 07:07:29 »
Hi Bill,

I think all your questions are answered here. From what I can see, it is a one of five selector and the unused outputs are grounded.

Scroll down on that page to find the link to the user manual

General discussion forum / Re: Strange Noise on Transmit
« on: 2017-05-19, 00:59:27 »
I wired the remote RRC on a separate supply today (12V marine battery) and I get three dual tone beeps on the control RRC and the remote will apparently not power up. It had a power light.

Strange. If all you did was disconnect the RRC power and install the battery then the system should still power up. Something wrong there. If you want to pursue the idea of separate supplies you need to find out why adding the battery did not work.

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