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 - VE3VEE

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 8
General discussion forum / Re: Power failure
« on: 2019-08-14, 13:54:01 »

And when 1258 is cold under zero it dont start at all.

Yes, that's a very good observation. I keep all my equipment turned on continuously 24/7/365 so this is "usually" not an issue even though all my equipment is housed in an outdoor electrical enclosure that is unheated and the internal temperature during winters may go below -30C on a very cold day. However, if there is a power interruption in cold weather, the RRC will not start when power comes back on. For those occasions I have purchased a small pad heater that is attached to the bottom of my RRC. When I need to start my RRC after a power failure during winter, first I remotely turn on the pad heater for about one minute, then I remotely turn on power to my RRC. Problem solved.

Here's a link to the exact product I used for this:

Marvin VE3VEE 

General discussion forum / Re: Minimum internet bandwidth
« on: 2019-06-26, 14:56:34 »
Hi Chuck,

I used to use a WISP (Wireless ISP) who provided me with 4 Mbps down and 1Mbps up service. In reality it would never go higher than 0.9 Mbps up. All was OK when the speed test showed 0.9 Mbps up, but when the speed dropped to for example 0.7 Mbps up, I started to experience issues using my remote station. A couple of months ago, I switched to a more expensive provider whose speed is usually 70 Mbps down and 20 Mbps up. All is okay now all the time, but it is costing me money.  ;D

Marvin VE3VEE

Hi Joe,

The biggest problem that I have is that any brief Internet interruptions causes the decoder not to work.

I feel your pain. I've been there. I've done a lot of FT8 on TS-480 via RemoteRig. When the Internet is not good enough, and when the above suggestions by Mitch don't help, the only solution is to get a better ISP. After 4 years of struggling with my not-so-good Internet from my local WISP, I switched to 4G/LTE from a mobile Internet provider. Very seldom I now experience any audio interruptions on RX or TX. It's more expensive though.

Marvin VE3VEE

Configuration, RRC 1258 / Re: IPv6
« on: 2018-11-28, 20:13:33 »
Any update on a possible ETA for IPv6 compatibility?

Marvin VE3VEE

My Wireles ISP is getting worse. I'm looking at alternatives. Rogers or Bell would likely provide faster and more consistent speed.

If you are on Rogers or Bell:
- What device (internet modem) do you use? Are you happy with it? Can you remotely access it, control it, restart it, etc?
- Does Rogers (or Bell) offer the IP number we need to access our Radio-RRC?
- Can you share your experience with Rogers or Bell mobile internet at your remote QTH?

I'm writing this during CQ WW DX CW contest because I've just stopped contesting due to my unusable Internet. :-(

Marvin VE3VEE


The above shows my one week usage. It is for the period of Monday to Sunday, November 5 to November 11. During the work week I spent an hour or two on the radio each evening, and during the weekend I spent several hours on the radio during both Saturday and Sunday. It resulted in me using up 1.4 GB of download and 1.4 GB of upload, 2.8 GB of data in total.

I'm posting it here just in case people who don't yet have their QTH set up for remote access wonder how much data they will need. This is a non issue for people with unlimited data plans, but it may be of interest to those without unlimited plans.

Marvin VE3VEE

Mitch, no 2nd RX. I only have my TS-480.

Marvin VE3VEE

General discussion forum / Internet Data Usage of RemoteRig
« on: 2018-11-02, 10:29:01 »
For anyone interested, here I'd like to share the real life Internet data usage of my (VE3VEE) remote station. The usage may vary based on your settings. The Audio Quality settings I use are the #2 - Linear 16 bits 8 kHz in both, my Radio-RRC and also my Control-RRC.

This past weekend, I participated in the CQ WW DX Contest (PHONE). My TCVR was turned on the entire 48 period. The screen shot above shows my one day data usage. In 24 hours my station used 1.5 GB of upload + 1.5 GB of download = 3 GB of data in total. The entire 48 hour contest used up 6 GB of data. This is however an extreme situation when my TCVR was on constantly 48 hours non-stop. My regular usage is much less. I may share, in the future, my actual data usage for a one week period and for a one month period.

Marvin VE3VEE   


Just buy a remote power switch so you can remotely turn on/off the power to your Radio-RRC (instead of waiting for several hours for your timer to do it).

Marvin VE3VEE

General discussion / Re: Background noise on mike audio.
« on: 2017-09-03, 02:42:22 »

I realize this is a very old thread, but I'm very curious, have you ever resolved this issue, and if yes, how?

Marvin VE3VEE

General discussion / Re: Any way to try before I buy?
« on: 2017-08-29, 12:35:51 »
Still the same, Mike. Not sure about another call sign, I only have one call, VE3VEE. Would re-installing help, or could testing on a different PC make any difference?

Marvin VE3VEE

General discussion / Re: Any way to try before I buy?
« on: 2017-08-29, 11:43:10 »
Mike, thanks, but I'm still getting the same message the 30-day trial has expired.

Marvin VE3VEE

General discussion / Re: Any way to try before I buy?
« on: 2017-08-28, 22:40:16 »
Just installed it, but unable to use it because "trial expired". I tested it about 3 years ago, if I recall correctly, but couldn't get it going at that time. I thought I would give it another try...

Marvin VE3VEE

General discussion / Re: Any way to try before I buy?
« on: 2017-08-28, 22:04:57 »

Thanks for the reply. It's at , in the middle of the page, the last sentence right above the picture of the connection diagram.

I'm going to download it to test it if it's going to work in my a bit atypical configuration.

Marvin VE3VEE

General discussion / Any way to try before I buy?
« on: 2017-08-27, 15:36:36 »
The description reads: "You can download and install the software, before you order. Everything works but itís not possible to connect to the remote RRC until you have the RRC-Micro USB Dongle/ PTT box.".

If it's not possible to connect, how can I really test it?

Marvin VE3VEE

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 8