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Fixed! Thank you Mike!

Yes, it was the RTP-TX. When changed to continuous, this worked at first attempt.

Isn't that weird that all was working fine in SSB phone but not at all in digital modes?

In any case, thank you to both, Mitch and Mike, for your assistance.

73 from EA3GEO, Daniel

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Well, still in the mess in here...

New tests done:

-Direct cable from speaker out to RJ45 AUX/Mic in RRC (tests with both iMic OUT and speaker jack from PC): The same.

-Tests with a diferent computer: The same!

To summarize, is like if you were in phone SSB, you pressed the micro and you stay silent: PTT is on (I can see that in the RC2000) but no ALC/Mic level at all.

If I disconnect the AUX/Mic input to the RRC and I connect that to an external speaker, I can hear the signal sent by WSJT-X...

Well, right now, I don't know what to do. I better go to sleep...  :)

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Hi Mitch, thank you. I really appreciate your help.

I have in fact a USB sound card, this is an iMic. The out can be selected to be LINE or MIC. I started first doing my tests with that one. But when I saw there wasn't results I switched to use the direct PC soundcard.

I have now make a check: I have put an speaker to the OUT jack in the iMic and if I press the tune option in WSJT-X I can clearly hear the tone. It's very very puzzling.

In normal phone operation, with the original Kenwood microphone, this works perfect.

It could be (it should be) the cable I did. But I don't see my mistake there. The head of the jack goes to 1 and the ground goes to 7. I didn't connect any other cable, just these two.

I'm thinking on doing a direct cable to the RJ45 connector (???).

I'll let you know. Thanks!!

73 de EA3GEO, Daniel

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Dear OM's,

I'm blocked in something that should be easy but I don't find what it is.

I've got my pair of RRC-1258 with a TS2000 on the radio side and the RC2000 on the control side. All built as per the instructions. All working perfectly after many years. With standard phone SSB all goes well.

I was wondering if FT8 could be worked remotely (not sure due to the sync time requirements) and I decided to go the easy way: An standard stereo cable from the RRC speaker to mic input in the PC and I produced a cable from the computer speaker to the MJ-88 Kenwood cable used for the AUX/Mic RRC port.

The cable I produced is very simple: A 3,5 mm mono jack with the live microphone line to pin 1 and ground microphone to pin 7.

The result is fine FT8 reception but no mic level at all, so no TX. There is no ALC reading in the radio.

I don't see where's my mistake.

Any ideas???

73 ES GD DX DE EA3GEO

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iPhone App / Re: First 1.0 beta released
« on: 2013-02-14, 00:26:31 »
An iPhone/iPad application for the RRC's would be a killer solution.
I'd buy RemoteRig shares!!! ;)

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Hi Mitch,

Done! You were right! It was a so simple thing as adjusting the volume controls of the Windows audio.

Quite ridiculous, I must admit. I didn't understand how this worked and I choosed the complicated way!

Now I've got to play a bit more with levels since it seems that I need some more level in the speaker, but
I'll find out.

Thank you Mitch for your assistance.

73 ES GD DX DE EA3GEO, Daniel

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Hi,

Thanks Mitch for your answer.

Maybe I'm confused on the way I look at this.

I understand the RRC micro as a device that connects to the remote RRC and that "translates" the digital signal it gets from
there to an analog signal on the dongle. That signal is identified (to me) as "Microbit 1274A".

From the way I understand this, if I want that signal "injected" to MixW or DM780 then I've got two possibilities.

The first one would be making physical cables from the dongle to the computer soundcard (and this I don't like).

The second one would be creating these Virtual Audio Cables that "digitally repeat" what they hear on the dongle output and send to the treatment program you want (MixW/DM780). A second virtual cable would take the signal generated from DM780 and send it to the dongle input (mic) and from there through the internet to the remote site.

Maybe I'm confused on the way it really works but, but...

i. The Virtual Cable 1 (VAC1) it works fine for me (but not VAC2).
ii. If I try to use Microbit 1274A in both speaker and mic (this is the USB audio that the dongle generates) then I don't have any result. Just zero. No signal.

How you do that?
Have you this system working?

Tks for your help!

73 ES GD DX DE EA3GEO, Daniel



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Just an update:

The VAC control panel allows to check a "Volume Control" box.

I did it and now the error message has changed to "GetMuteControl() failed".

I'm trying to find out, around all these parameters, how to resolve this...

73!

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Dear OM's,

I'm trying to setup the Micro-PC dongle to use it with MixW or HRD DM780's.

My initial thinking was to use Virtual Audio Cable from Eugene Muzychenko that should work fine.

And it does partially: fine Rx but no Tx and this is because something goes wrong on the setup and I don't know why.

Here's what I do:

I create 2 virtual cables in VAC
In the RRC setup I choose VAC1 as speaker and VAC2 as microphone

This causes the following error message related to VAC2:

RRC MICRO: EXCEPTION
Couldn't open sound device Virtual Cable 2
(and, well, a large message with a "GetVolumeControl failed" among other strange texts)


If I change the microphone to Microbit then it works fine but for sure I've got my Tx signal in the dongle microphone
and I don't want that. I don't want a physical cable doing a loop back to the computer soundcard. I rather would like
to have a VAC2 injecting that signal by software to the dongle.

On the other side, VAC1 works fine with superb reception results and no physical cables: for sure I could do also that
on the Tx side, couldn't I?

Has somebody tried and resolved this question?

Tks & 73 from Daniel, EA3GEO

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General discussion / Re: Com1 & Com2 sometime
« on: 2011-12-26, 01:37:39 »
Hello all,

My mistake!

I didn't have the "latest software versions": I didn't have the latest PC-Client 1.4.0 and the
update has worked for me!

Both setups, RRC's and RRC-Micro are working fine now.

My only concern is that I've got it working in Mode-1 char-by-char (avoid this, you know):
I wasn't able to make it work in other modes. Mode 3 seems to be for Yaesu now and
Mode 5 didn't work for me.

If I'm not wrong, char-by-char is quite bandwidth consuming, isn't it? I really would like to
see an user-defined mode working right.

In any case, this works now: tks for the efforts!

73 ES GD DX DE EA3GEO, Daniel

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General discussion / Re: Com1 & Com2 sometime
« on: 2011-12-26, 00:46:05 »
Hello all,

I've been following the thread: I've got a similar situation here.

I've got the setup (Pro.Sis.Tel and a TS-2000) perfectly working with the pair of RRC's but
I'm having the same issues with the RRC-micro, this is to say no problem with the TS-2000
connection but no way with the Pro.Sis.Tel.

In my case I've got to say that this has worked well in the past. When this stopped to work?
I don't know...

FYI, I've tried mode 3, mode 1 and mode 5.
The one that works for me with the pair of RRC's is mode 3.
I've also tried with rts/cts in "yes" and "no", just to see things. With the RRC's I've got it to "No".
I'm running the latest software versions in all sides.

And it's quite amazing: when I try to make the connection to the rotor I get the rotor application
freezed! It freezes both Rotator from HRD and also the Rotor Control from N1MM.

It's quite strange and, in fact, I don't know how to proceed: I guess that going back to earlier soft
versions would help (this was working some months ago!!) but I feel quite lazy to make the check...

Your help will be highly appreciated!!

Tks & 73 and please have nice Christmas and HNY 2012!!

Daniel, EA3GEO

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General discussion forum / For SteppIR users
« on: 2010-11-08, 01:31:21 »
Hi OM's,

My setup includes a TS-2000, and SteppIR 3L and a RC-2000 remote head at the control side.

I've installed this weekend the RC-2000 remote head and I was previously using the RRC on with Kenwood mode 4 and that was ok with the "general" mode of use of the SteppIR antenna: I mean that mode where the SteppIR controller changes, ifself (all alone) the frequency when you change the frequency of the transceiver.

But now, with the use of the remote head, this no longer works. And I think it should. Or at least I'm sure there's the way!

So I have now the RRC's working on TS-2000 mode, with the remote head working ok but I haven't succeed on having the SteppIR controller automaticaly changing the frequency when I change the frequency on the remote head.

I have connected the COM port of the TS-2000, through the "Y cable" to the controller and the PC. Here's probably my mistake. Do I had to connect that to the RRC COM2 port instead to the PC? But how? How I do say to the controller that he's to read the RRC COM2 port?

By another hand, I'd love to have that "alternative PC control" (that was my intention). So, someway, having the controller reading the frequency from the radio COM port and, also, having an alternative control of the radio through a classic PC COM port (maybe by a VNC session).

So, in a brief, how you the people owning a TS-2000 with a remote head and the pair of RRC does the SteppIR control?

Any advise will be highly appreciated!!

Tks & 73 from Daniel, EA3GEO

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Hi Lars and rest of OM's,

Have been all week out and I've found now the answer from SM3CCM: that's right! I'm on the air again!

My only comment is that I had to change COM2 serial settings in both the control and the radio side.

That's working fine now.

Lars: how did you guess that?!

I think that RRC's are a terrific product. I'm really in love with it. But "communication" or, say, "instructions" are an "opportunity to improve" (as a customer from me likes to say).

;)

Tks & Bst 73!!

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Hi OM's,

I've been the last two days puzzled here around a connection problem with my remote TS-2000. That's driving me crazy!

I've got a proper connection between both two RRC's with a "connected/transferring" SIP status.

I even have a complete connection to a ProSisTel rotor through the COM1 front connector. I mean I'm able to remote control a ProSisTel rotor at the radio site.

But, when trying to connect to TS-2000 through HRD, no way!! Always HRD refuses to make the connection.

I've got that fatal message: "TS-2000, COM5, 9600, Failed to read frequency".

I've tried different com ports, different baud rates, all the possible combinations of CTS, DTR, RTS...

Let me say I've been working ok the last months. I don't know how this has started. I can only say I upgraded to firmware 2.26 at both sides. I have revised all the data and magnitudes 100 times...

Today, I've been on the radio side and I've checked a direct HRD connection and it has worked.

I also have checked with other programs at the control side here: TRX, ARCS. No result!

Has somebody experienced something similar?
Any idea?
Maybe is there something wrong with the unit?? How could I check it!?

One more information: I also have a RRC-Micro PC-Client and I've got the same situation...

Tks & 73!

EA3GEO, Daniel

 

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General discussion forum / Re: Software control side
« on: 2010-03-15, 14:11:45 »
Hi there!

I've read this post with much interest.

If that could be done, the product would be really unbeatable...

I wonder if a "double set" could be configured:

I mean the RRC connected to the radio and, at the same time, the radio also connected
to a PC, via the RS232 radio port, and the audio cables to the sound card in a way that
we could either use the RRC (as it has to be!) or accessing the radio and its PC via HRD
remote working then with Skype when in the hotel or the airport without the RRC.

That could be the case of a TS-2000 with the remote head connector and a RS-232 port?

I don't know if I have explained well myself...

73 ES GD DX DE EA3GEO, Daniel

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