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Hardware, Cabling, Installations / Remote Rig and HRD
« on: 2019-02-07, 05:28:31 »

I am sure the answer is in the forum somewhere but I can't seem to find it. I have a FT1000MP-MKV connected using the RRC boxes and all works well. It receives and transmits. The control RRC is connected to the computer with a USB-serial converter (com2). I have the latest version of HRD and want to use it to control the functions of the FT1000. There are only 2 com ports showing up and neither of them works. How do I get HRD to connect with the remote COM2 at the radio box?

Thanks Dave VE7VR

I am using a TS480 which works fine using the RRC keyer. I want to use contest logging software with function key memories. I keep looking at pages 94 and 95 of the manual but don't know what to do. Do I need to make a special cable from the Radio RRC I/O connector to a 3.5mm plug? I don't understand the connector drawing. Maybe I'm just tired. :)

I have a Microham external keyer which I can use if using a computer for keying doesn't work well.

Thanks, Dave VE7VR

I live in a high rise building.

Radio is a TS-480HX

I am attempting to use remote rig to connect from my apartment on the 14th floor with the roof on the 25th floor. The connection needs to be via wireless WiFi rather than the internet since I only have power available on the internet.

I currently have both ends in the apartment and will get that working before moving them apart.

I have the radio-end router (Linksys WRT3200) in wireless bridge mode and the RC1216 (SteppIR control) and RRC1258 are plugged into LAN jacks on the router. Good works. I can turn things on and change the SteppIR. I can hear audio and change frequency and transmit seems to work but with some delay. However, there is quite a delay when changing frequency. If I move the knob very slowly it is OK. When I rotate more quickly the frequency may not update for 1 or 2 seconds. While moving the frequency the audio is also interrupted.

There are also random voids in the audio on receive which are milliseconds long and occur every few seconds. Sometimes more frequent, sometimes longer intervals.

I don't think I can change any settings on the WiFi equipment or can I? Anything on the remote boxes I can try? Buffer/Jitter etc.

I tried disconnecting other WiFi equipment on the same network with minimal change.

My next option will be to change out my existing 2.4G router (Linksys WRT54GL)  and add a dual band router and move the wireless bridge (already dual band) to the 5G channel which will be exclusive of other connections.

Once this setup is solid I will need to work on external antennas for each router so they can "see" each other.

Thanks for any advice.

73, Dave VE7VR

I would like to use a cellular router on the radio end of my RemoteRig installation. I have so far been unsuccessful making this work. Mike at Microbit assures me that others have this working in certain parts of the world so some cellular ISPs work. If anyone has experience specific or close to my request I would like to hear it. Some have warned that certain LTE networks have what is know as "Double NAT" which stops the true IP address from showing up to the outside world. I may be able to contact Bell here in Canada (wireless provider)  if this can be resolved by them. I am using the dynamic DNS service at RemoteRig and it detects the IP address at the router or at least what it thinks is the IP address.

I have the two boxes working together and have made some CW contacts so generally the communication is OK. However, I am experiencing a hesitation of up to several seconds for the mouse scrolling to work when changing frequency and then it will be fine for a few seconds before stopping again....sometimes up to 10+ seconds before it reacts to the scrolling wheel again. There is also occasional delay with mouse clicks on various buttons. The radio is a FT1000MP MKV and works fine using HRD control when the laptop is connected directly to the radio. Internet ping averages about 30ms. Scrolling on a web page or whatever shows no hesitation. I have no experience with any other software. Maybe version 4 of HRD is better?

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