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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


My remote system is working very well. However, since yesterday morning, I have been unable to connect any logging software (N1MM+ and DXLab). What I noticed was that after I connect to the remote, I plug the USB cable to the RRC control unit and it does not create the Microbit Virtual COM ports.

Hi Serge,

Sorry I'm a bit too late responding to this, but I just wanted to mention that even if the issue ends up being the mini-USB port on your Control-RRC, you could still use the RS-232 ports for the same purpose. You would just end up with two cables between your laptop and Control-RRC instead of one. Alternatively, you could buy an RS-232 server and have no wires between it and the laptop.

You have, in the mean time, very likely ordered a new Control-RRC, and that's a good thing, but don't throw away the old one. You can still use the old one , even with the damaged USB port, for setting up a fully functional station. After my Control-RRC's USB port got damaged, I ordered a new one, too. The new one is at my home location, and I use the damaged one in my car.

Marvin VE3VEE


The 4G router will not conduct another site survey until signal metrics drop below an amount determined in a setup menu.  If 2/5 bars are "good enough," there it stays even if a stronger 4G cell site comes back on line. 

Paul, would the router connect to the stronger signal after rebooting?

Marvin VE3VEE

General discussion forum / Re: TS-480 Control Head Wanted
« on: 2017-03-10, 22:00:34 »
Hi Simon,

Thanks! It's a decent price, too.

I have already ordered and received it from It was the only place that had it in stock at that time. I bought the last one they had.

Marvin VE3VEE

General discussion forum / TS-480 Control Head Wanted
« on: 2017-02-27, 22:59:09 »
TS-480 Control Head Wanted. Anyone has one for sale?

Marvin VE3VEE

Hi Pat,

I use TS-480. I don't think I've experienced the loud speaker pop as the TCVR shuts down. However, I'm very familiar with the not fully populating of the LCD screen. In my case, I think it happens more often than in your setup. But I can live with it.

GL with solving the sound issue. (Turn off the external speakers first, then turn off the TCVR [temp solution]).

Marvin VE3VEE

General discussion forum / Re: TS-480 head - light flashing
« on: 2016-06-23, 23:18:30 »
Buy a stronger power supply unit then. Alternatively, use an amplified speaker and plug it to the jack on the head unit of the TS-480. Plugging it there will disable the built-in speaker of the head unit and the flashing of the display will stop.

Have a look at the power supply unit and see how many amps it is good for. If I recall correctly the one for Control-RRC should be rated for at least 1 Amp (but I may be wrong). I bought one on eBay, very inexpensive, that is rated for I think 5 Amp and I power other stuff with it, too. No more flickering... :-)

Marvin VE3VEE

I'm not too big on digital modes, but I've done some QSOs (just under 200 dxcc entities) via RemoteRig in the past year or so using RTTY, PSK31, PSK63, JT65 and JT9. I just use Audio Quality 2 - Linear 16 bits 8 kHz. I haven't experimented with better audio quality settings. I use Fldigi and wsjtx.

Marvin VE3VEE

General discussion forum / Re: TS-480 head - light flashing
« on: 2016-06-23, 14:10:24 »
Have you used a different power supply unit for your Control-RRC? Try a stronger power supply unit...

Marvin VE3VEE

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