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Hi everyone,

as my Setup with my TS-480 works excellent and having the opportunity to remount some 6m,2m and 70cm antennas at my parents german QTH,
I wonder if somebody has already tried to detach the Frontpanel of the Yaesu FT-897D which lays around and would fit good for that use.

Why do I ask this question which seems stupid at first look? - FT-857 and 897 are quiet identical on HW side, except for the battery part.
When you open up an FT-897D you will find most likely the same wireing for Display and MIC present on the mobile rig FT-857.
A quick look at the Service manual confirmed this. So purely theoretically spoken why not dismount/detach the FP of the FT-897
, build some adaptercabling for MIC and display cabling and building a metal plate to cover the lack of HF closed housing on the 897?
The only "excess cables" are those from the Battery management of the rig, which are not important while on remote.

So why don't i use it simply with HRD or any other CAT software? Because I want (a display and) a big knob to turn  ;D.
Dont know about quality or if the vfo feeling can be simulated with one of those USB 3D Mouse turning knobs ( anyone tried?) but I feel more
comfortable by using a knob to turn VFO on the faceplate. For the rest I dont care - I just want the VFO feeling wich is not possible with a PC mouse.
Especially on the Yaesu I dont care for buttons which would be easier to press on a PC than on the Rig  ;D

So, as I assume I'm not the first person with that silly idea of detaching the faceplate of the FT-897D, does someone have some more infos , maybe from other forums/ discussion groups etc..?
I remember having read some years ago on I think it was a yahoo group about that case but cannot find it again.
Maybe display protocol on 897 differs - I don't know and I don't have knowledge / equipment to check that - but maybe you have infos that could help
seeing wether or not this uncommon "project" is feasable or not.

Waiting for your input now ;-)

Many thanks



I wonder where the "extended" dyndns config went.
I can remember having seen that RRig box supported entering custom update URL's for dyndns service.
All I have in my box are 3 fields - domain , user  pass :-(

I have a proper domain were my hoster allows me to use subdomains as dyndns.
Any chance to get the updater url field back??

Update-URL =<domain>&myip=<ipaddr>

Would be a shame and pain to try mapping the dedicated subdomain to a standart dyndns account.

My question prooves that my boxes are running without any major incident since i have them
so i didn't payed attention to those changes;-)

Many thanks




Very happy I saw the new Software solution and thought - wow finally I could
also use my remote Setup with my Remoterig boxes mobile, for example from work
without carrying the 2nd box and display.

So I downloaded the software and installed it to test.
But unfortunatly it shows me - No usb found - no calls could be made :-(

So does the Softwaresolution only work with this PTT USB Sound card or is there a
way for all those having already bought a set of boxes to use the software
without this remoterig usb stick?

Many thanks

Félix - still happy with his lovely boxes :-)

When I got the units I configured them and tested quickly locally - It worked.
This was weeks ago. Till then I had no time to reuse/retry them.

Now I'm trying because I leave the remote qth at the end of the week and anything has to run perfectly (remote QTH is 1200km away so no quick pass to repair is possible) 

First thing I noticed till now is when you disconenct Lan cable from the control unit to simulate an interruption of the internetconnection the Transceiver remains ON and doesn't even shut down after several minutes.
(waited approx 8 minutes)

Is there any listing of failsafe-mecanisms or does somebody here has tested failsafe szenarios and could tell me what faislsafe mecanisms are implemented in the RRig boxes or what he tested?

Considering the distance of the remote QTH I wanna be sure to have something failsafe. Even if most time a person is present at the QTH and could in case of failure shutdown all in a delay of an hour or some hours.

 Only failsafe feature I actually know of is on the transceiver side : It's the TS-480's Time off timer i already set to 3min. 

=> Will continue testing and see but any informatiosn would be appreciated :-)

2nd Question is about setting up the voice quality.
I dont really get it *g* even with consulting explicativ pdf doc. So perhaps you can help me here.

=> Which one hast best quality and slowest delay / fit best my setups caracteristics ?

I actually choose N° 2  just by default knowing no better.

At the remote QTH I dispose of a 6Mbit down/~1Mbit up ADSL line
At the control QTH I dispose of a 16mBit down/ ~1mbit up Adsl2+ line
Ping delay is mostly average of 90ms up to 120ms in some peaks (1 out of 20) ( pinged from my pc connected via wifi)

I operate only SSB via remoterig , ( PSK31 if RRig permits - if not will use remote pc for psk)

Many Thanks in advance



A Friend of mine, I told about my project was very interested to know if somebody just tried to know if remoterig
also works for Kenwood TM-710 or TM-V71 VHF/UHF mobile Radios as he only owns a VHF UHF license.



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