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TS-480SAT, RR-1258mkII w/WiFi

I cannot get the control head to run the radio. The RR1258 sends out multiple beeps when I press the control head's power button.

- Router confirms IP addresses assigned
- I set DHCP to ON then tried OFF on the control & remote 1258 ... no difference

I already have another set of 1258 that I use via the Internet to remote control a radio. But this time I want to control it via WiFi and inside my network.

I also compared my functioning RR1258 settings (also running a remote TS-480SAT via the Internet) to make sure that the core settings are the same.

I must be missing something very basic here.

- Do I need to do port forwarding on the router even if I am staying inside the network? I do have port forwarding on my wired remote systems' router (2682 miles away). Do I also need it for inside my network?

- Can I use the same UDP/SIP/etc ports as for my wired remote?

I also noticed that in the STATUS screen of the control unit, it says that the Other Party's IP is it's own. On the Radio unit it says Other Party's IP is 0.0.0.0.

On the functioning wired system they reflect the other party's IP address.
 
By the way, my goal is to setup the radio in a sheltered shed without any wires. Don't know if the AC is on the same circuit so I bought a pair of 1258's with the WiFi modules as I was told it was doable.

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Trying to connect a TS-480SAT control head to the RR-1258 using a standard RJ12 cable (all pins wired). It doesn't work.

To get to a baseline I set aside the 1258 and connected directly to the radio

- Used the stock Kenwood cable and it works (powers up, all functions are OK).
- Replaced it by a store bought RJ12 (1-to-1) cable and it never turns on.
- I bought two RJ12 cables so I tested using a second one ... same results
- Looked at the pins to compare and here is what I see:

Stock Kenwood cable (looking from the front, tab on top, left to right):
1. white, 2. black, 3. <nothing>, 4. red, 5. green, 6. yellow
No crossovers

Store-bought RJ12 cables (same view):
1. white, 2. black, 3. red, 4. green, 5. yellow, 6. blue
No crossovers

Is it possible that the connected #3 wire on the store bought RJ12 cable is causing the problem???

Service manual and other posts in this group show 6 wires and several posts mention than a standard RJ12 cable works. Not here (sigh)

Can it be that this older "2008" vintage TS-480SAT (S/N 00400107) only used 5 wires?

Just asking before I buy some RJ12 connectors (I have the tools but only RJ45 connectors LOL) and modify one of the store bought RJ12 cables

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I cannot get RR-Client to work.

RR Client (1.9.2) w/1274A interface

- Matched RTP/UDP audio port to what's on the 1258
- Matched RTP/UDP command port to what's on the 1258
- RX jitter size= 4 (same as 1258)
- RX jitter delay = 3 (same as 1258)
- Packet Size = 20 (same as 1258)
- RRC COM 0 and 1 = inactive
- RRC COM 2 = 4- Kenwood, COM2

At this stage I make sure that the TS-480 control head is turned off (not active)

RR Client = Connect
Audio bar flashes GREEN every half second or so, RTP is green and RRC flashes red/green at the same rate as the audio bar.

Accessing the remote 1258 control port I see that Connection Status is "faulty". UDP command status (0) error (which seems right as HRD is not connected)

I start HRD (current and licensed). It's configured as follows:

- Company = Kenwood
- Radio = TS-480
- COM 2 at 9600 bps (as set in the radio and in COM 1 and COM 2 in the 1258) - Note that in the remote 1258 COM 0 is set to 57600. Now just for kicks I tried 57600 on COM 2 and COM 3.
- Flow control / Interface power = CTS unchecked, DTR unchecked, RTS checked (tried all OFF and different configurations)
- Fails w/HRD error message =  "Make sure your radio is switched ON and not in memory mode" <--Also failed reading frequency "0".

Seems like the radio doesn't turn ON.

What I have tried:

- In RR Client COM 0 and COM 1
- In HRD changed from COM 2 to COM 1, and even tried COM 3
- Confirmed that the Virtual COM ports installed with RR Client are OK

I must be missing something very basic here ... what would that be???

Normal setup: Pair of RR-1258 connected to my remote TS-480SAT
- Software   2.86
- Bootloader   1.10
- Compiler   4.6.2
- Build May 28 2015 11:12:06

RR-Client: Current (downloaded). I have the 1274A w/headset. It's recognized on the laptop.

Laptop: Windows 7 Pro x64 (up to date) <-- This is the laptop I use
Internet connection: FTTH (fiber) 1Gbps U/D - Via 802.11AC Wi-Fi I have ~400 Mbps U/D for all these tests

Operating the remote system using the TS-480 control head on my Windows 10 based ham radio computer is fine. It's been working great since day one.

As I will be on a multi-week \business trip and I want to be able to use the laptop + HRD + 1274A + Client to operate my remote station.

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          I have a pair of RR1258 MKII devices for my remote base (Kenwood TS480SAT) and all is working fine. However, when I finally tried to use RR Micro (I bought the HW interface and downloaded the current software, rev 1.70), I get the error message that “No such host is known”.

          - I followed the instructions from the RR website.
          - Note that I use DynDns w/port forwarding being that my remote cable modem is Dynamic. So I tried the following:
          - <DynDns address>:<port>  (ex. W4AFK-DYN.RR.com:999) resulting in the error.
          - Then I tried the direct IP (ex. “111.222.333.444:999”) with the same error.

          My dual RR1258 MKII setup which works fine, uses port 5065 for SIP, 11000 for Audio and 12000 for CMD, so I configured RR Micro with the same parameters.

          By the way, my local RR is not connected to the remote RR when I try to use RR Micro.

          I am open to suggestions as I am certain that I missed one small item somewhere :-)

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I need some help in setting-up the RR-1274A in order to be able to use a laptop to remotely run my TS-480SAT.

Note that the system is connected via a pair of 1258-MKII devices and the radio works just fine from my home-based TS-480 control-head & RR-1258 combo.

- The TS-480SAT is connected to the radio's 1258-MKII front COM port via a direct DB9 cable

- I installed RR-Micro and it's working fine.

- Three virtual COM ports appear on the Windows XP laptop: COM 1, 2 and 3. All show that they are associated to "Microbit Virtual COM Port"

- Configured RR-Micro to connect to the RR-1258-MKII and it works (bottom green bar 1/3 up, activity LEDs are OK)

- TS-480SAT 's COM port is set to 9600 8,N,1

- Configured RR-Micro on COM 1, mode 4 (Kenwood), COM PORT: 1  (I also tried TERMINATOR to 00 as it's on the RR-Radio box). COM 0 and COM 2 remain inactive

- I connect to the remote MKII and as noted above, RTP is green, RRC flashed w/activity and Speaker is 1/3 green

- I start the Kenwood ACRP-480 application

- Then under the CONTROL | SETUP, I select COM 1 and 9600 BAUD, TX control DTS (also tried PTT) Kenwood Network Command is NOT checked

- When I click on "CON" to connect, the indicator turns yellow then I get a pop-up message "An unknown device is connected to COM 1 or the BAUD rate doesn't match... etc.)

 - I tried different settings but to no avail.

So I need some help... I am certain that the problem is obvious to someone out there :-)

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OK... I have the 1216L-5 configured but when it was time to connect it to the Ham-IV rotator control (analog), I encountered a dilemma.

The BRAKE release line controlled by switch S3 is NOT available on the rear terminal. The 8 screw terminals on the back are CW (5), CCW (6), PWR (2), GND (1), POT+ (3), POT- (7), Capacitor (4) and Capacitor (8')... 4 & 8 are not connected to the 1216L

I would like to see how those of you who use the Ham-IV rotator connected your 1216L to the control box.

Looking at the schematic, it seems as if I need to open the controller box and solder two wires to the BRAKE switch (S3) and bring them out. This is the only way I can see how we can activate the BRAKE release switch.

Am I missing something here?

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I need some assistance with my 1216H Webswitch and my 1216L. My goal is to use this to remotely manage a HAM-IV rotator.

At this stage, I have no rotator connected as I am getting familiar on how to configure this at home before a live setup, so my connections are only the Ethernet cable, the USB cable, the DC power (both devices) and the BUS-A 1-wire connection (which is really two wires, “BUS –A” and “0” per the online diagram)

•   Connected +12Vdc to the 1216H

•   Connected the USB cable and configured the 1216H
           I updated the F/W in the 1216H Webswitch to 4.0 (Ham use)

•   I then connected the 1216L to the 1216H per the on-line diagram
      Power in parallel
          1216H #9 “BUS-A” to 1216L 1-W “+“
      1216H #10 “0” to 1216L 1-W “-”

•   When I power the system, the green LED on the 1216L blinks fast then settles @ around 1/second

•   I then connect to the 1216H via my browser (Ethernet cable from router).

•   I followed the instructions regarding “ham mode”, set some rotator controls, etc. BUT it doesn’t work!

•   Problem: When I scan for 1-Wire devices on BUS A, it always says “No Bus-A 1-wire devices found!”
            The 1216H does not seem to see the 1216L-5

So essentially, it seems like the 1216H cannot see the 1216L-5 even though the green LED is flashing at 1/second on the 1216L-5. BUT... On the “System Info” page of the 1216H, it shows "1216L HW >=5, FW 5", which seems to say that it does see the 1216L (which is confusing as it can't find it when scanning BUS-A)

So please help me out here… what am I missing???

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Please have a look at the diagram on www.qrz.com (W4AFK, bottom of the page)

- TS-480SAT located at remote site w/RR radio
- Control head at my home w/RR Control
- Connection via cable modem... all works fine (most of the time)

The problem: There are times when I can connect to the radio, manage it and receive audio. However, when I go to TX, there is no power output and no TX audio. In most cases, the problems goes away by itself but it could take hours or minutes.

What I have done so far:
- Power cycled the RR control box
- Power cycled the router and cable modem

When I check the status of the RR device, I see no errors (SIP, etc.) and everything matches the screen dumps I made when I configured the system (always good to be able to compare).

Any ideas on diagnosing the problem would be very helpful.

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