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Configuration of Routers, Firewalls, etc / wnce20001
« on: 2017-11-19, 16:32:57 »
I have used the RC1258 for many years with direct connection to the router at home.  No problems.  I recently tried operating using a Netgear WNCE2001 using the wifi from the same router.  Again, no problem.  I then took the same setup to another location (a museum where the router is located in the basement).  The wifi was very weak at the operating position, so I put in a Netgear N300 range extender - worked fine and the bridge then logged in without a problem.  However, the RC does not recognise the output from the Netgear bridge - the green pwr led flashes continuously.  When I then reinstalled the RC at the home QTH I got a flashing led at the aux/mic connection indicating no SIP.  When I reset the remote site (power down/up) the connection is restored.  I went through the procedure twice - each time I connect to the Museum wifi via the bridge the RRC  pwr  led flashes continuously but at the same time necessitates a reset of the remote RRC when the local RRC is returned to the home qth. Strange...     Any ideas? 
Dave EI6AL

Configuration, RRC 1258 / Com Problem
« on: 2014-06-04, 16:58:29 »
For many months I have operated remote TS480 using Com 1 for amplifier (1K Amp) and Com 2 for Rotator control (Green Heron). Some time ago the amp failed and was removed for repair.  Once removed I lost rotator Control.  Tried changing the settings and switching the rotator to Com 1, still would not connect.  Once the amp was replaced, both com ports again worked perfectly and I had rotor control plus amp.  Now again the amp has failed and once again I have lost rotor control once the RS232 lead to com 1 was unpluged.  I cannot see why there should be any impact on one Comport when the other is not used.  Has anyone seen this before, or any ideas??
Dave EI6AL

Configuration, RRC 1258 / Loss of CAT Control
« on: 2013-02-27, 11:13:39 »
Have had to replace the remote RCC due to lightning strike.  New unit was V 2.66 so upgraded local unit firmware from 2.41 to 2.66.  Changed Remote ports to match local ports Cmd 1200 Audio 1100 SIP 5060.  Control then worked fine.  However, cannot get Com1 (Expert Amp) or Com2 (CAT TS480) to work, using exactly same configuration that had previously been used before firmware upgrades.  Is there a change to configuration on these ports that needs doing, or am I missing something obvious?

General discussion forum / Audio Dropout
« on: 2012-07-27, 10:57:04 »
Have been running a pair of 1258 Mk2 for a couple of years to a remote mountain site using 3g, with no problems other than increasing latency.  A few weeks ago broadband was available at a hut 80m from the remote equipment hut so I ran CAT5 to connect.  Latency now down to 30ms (from previous 200ms to 3 sec) and everything working, but since the change notice brief audio drops - anything from a few ms to maybe 20ms every few seconds, plus intermittent crackling on audio like loose connection.  Audio checked at site and no problem and temporarily switching 1258 to other hut clears problem.  So has to be the CAT5.  Cable is high grade screened and UV protected, and have tried two different cables.  Am wondering has anyone else used long CAT5 runs in similar situation, or has similar dropout problem.  It causes no issue on SSB but is anough to make reading CW difficult as miss dots during interrupt.  Have tried various settings on packet size etc, no improvement.  Generally CAT5 lengths up to max 100m are acceptable.  Any ideas?

General discussion forum / CAT control via USB
« on: 2011-05-06, 11:33:52 »
I am currently using version 2.26, IO for keying, RS232 for CAT control and RS232 for rotator control, all to TS480 and Prosistel over ethernet/3G link.  Everything is working fine, although took a bit of tweaking to get around latency problems on 3G leg.  I note that upgrade to version 2.35 suggests USB ports can be used for CAT?  I am reluctant to immediately upgrade to explore this further as current version is working well and its a long way to the site, but need additional port for amplifier control.  Details are a bit short on what is involved in switching from RS232 to USB for CAT control of the Kenwood if I upgrade.  Has anyone done this, and am I correct in thinking I then have a spare RS232 for Amp monitoring?
73,  Dave EI6AL

General discussion forum / TS480 Keying
« on: 2010-09-09, 17:07:28 »
Hi All...    Am setting up the TS480 for CW, using paddle to PAD socket and PAD socket at radio end  to Key input on TS480.  Followed settings as per the book.  Only way I can get CW to work is to press PTT on Mic (red tx light on control head lights but no TX) then use paddle to generate CW.   I have tried various settings on IO settings, only one that produces any result is Out2 where selecting PTT provides full PTT with tx, or Keyer, which provides CW operation but only if PTT on Mic is pressed.  Out1 and Out2 make no change, irrespective of their settings.  Have checked all connections and they seem ok. It looks like I am missing something basic??
Dave EI6AL

General discussion forum / No 9V
« on: 2010-03-19, 16:05:29 »
Hi all,
Took delivery new units yesterday, for remote operation of Kenwood TS480.  Another ham in EI took delivery of another two units on same day.  We both have the same problem - no 9V on pin two of cable for control head.  Cable double checked and correct.  Checked at TTL terminal on 1258 (the correct unit, the one with CW control), no 9V.  Everything else appears on, PWR light normal operation, 12V supply ok.  Control head operates fine when connected direct to transceiver.  Are we both missing something basic, or is there maybe a problem that others have found in the new MK2 batch of units?
Any help much appreciated...
73   Dave EI6AL

General discussion forum / Logging software
« on: 2009-12-30, 16:51:36 »
Am thinking of remote operation.  Currently using IC7400 with logger 32 interfaced through C1-V so get auto fx/band/dx spot setup etc.  I dont want to lose that, nor do I particularly want to go route of HRD with virtual ports to run Logger 32/HRD together.  If I switch to the IC706 for remote operation, is there anywhere at the local end that Logger 32 can interface to pickup the information it currently gets via the C1-V? 
73  Dave

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