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General discussion / Re: UDP cmd status = Error(0)
« on: 2019-10-04, 17:38:05 »
Hi all,

Thanks to the help of Mitch, DJ0QN, I've been able to resolve the problem.

Mitch suggested to use these settings:

- rx jitter size: 12
- rx jitter delay: 10
- packet size: 40
- buffer multiplier: at least 2

And this has just worked.

So I put the results for the reference of all OM's.

Tks Mitch!

73 ES GD DX DE EA3GEO, Daniel

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Hi Luis, although I'm having now some issues (that I will solve), I've been using the RRC-Micro with PSK31 and FT8 for many years with success.

Key point are the virtual audio cables. I recommend to you this ones:

https://www.vb-audio.com/Cable/index.htm

Also, this article from GM4FVM helped me:

http://gm4fvm.blogspot.com/2015/04/flex-1500-and-data-modes-psk-wspr-jt65.html

You can email me at ea3geo@ure.es if you want.

Bst 73 from EA3GEO, Daniel

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General discussion / Re: UDP cmd status = Error(0)
« on: 2019-09-18, 16:00:40 »
Hi Mike,

Well, this happened to me because I still have many things to learn about the system!

I didn't have any CAT program running. I just pressed the connect button of the RRC-Micro program.

Now, with HRD running, I obviously have good readings (but, anyway, still having problems, see below):


Name   Value
P5.2   ON
Connection status   OK
SIP status   Connected/transfering
Last SIP error   None
RTP status   Excellent(60)
UDP cmd status   OK(45)
SIP command timeout   0
Rx Jitter buffer size   6
Rx Jitter delay   4
Dual Rx   0
Current audio packet size   20
Current audio quality   0 - alaw 8 kHz
External IP   83.54.215.68
SIP Out port   50773
SIP In port   13000
Audio Out port   55371
Audio In port   13001
Command Out port   64920
Command In port   13002
External SIP In port   13000
External Audio In port   13001
External Cmd In port   13002
Other party   176.28.90.30
Input 1   High
Input 2   High
Output 0   Low
Output 1   Low
Output 2   Low
Dynamic DNS status   Unknown
Ping status (watchdog)   Off
DNS status   Querying status
Active profile   Default
PTT status   OFF
Antenna-Switch (IP)   not connected
Common network settings   No


The problem I have is with the audio: It's absolutely clipped (it comes, it goes, it comes, it goes, randomly, quickly). I can send you a short video of it if necessary. This makes the system unworkable.

And it's in here where the mistery arises: With the 2 x RRC1258 all works perfect, flawlessly. I even can work pile-ups with no hassle at all.

Also to mention that the green bar below the profile in the RRC-Micro program is also erratic. It comes and goes as the audio does.

I yesterday checked in a friend's shack with another computer and another internet connection with same behavior.

What do you think?

Best 73 from EA3GEO

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General discussion / Re: UDP cmd status = Error(0)
« on: 2019-09-18, 14:30:53 »
Dear OM's,

No way. I updated to latest v2.95 and results are the same.

This is what I get:

Name   Value
P5.2   ON
Connection status   Faulty(See below)
SIP status   Connected/transfering
Last SIP error   None
RTP status   Excellent(60)
UDP cmd status   Error(0)
SIP command timeout   0
Rx Jitter buffer size   6
Rx Jitter delay   4
Dual Rx   0
Current audio packet size   20
Current audio quality   0 - alaw 8 kHz
External IP   83.54.215.68
SIP Out port   64022
SIP In port   13000
Audio Out port   54858
Audio In port   13001
Command Out port   0
Command In port   13002
External SIP In port   13000
External Audio In port   13001
External Cmd In port   13002
Other party   176.28.90.30
Input 1   High
Input 2   High
Output 0   Low
Output 1   Low
Output 2   Low
Dynamic DNS status   Unknown
Ping status (watchdog)   Off
DNS status   Querying status
Active profile   Default
PTT status   OFF
Antenna-Switch (IP)   not connected
Common network settings   No

Do you think I can have some hardware issue with the 1274A unit?

What puzzles me is that with the 2xRRC1258 all works fine. (???).

Thanks for your help!

73 from Daniel, EA3GEO

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General discussion / Re: UDP cmd status = Error(0)
« on: 2019-09-18, 12:15:48 »
Thank you very much, Mike. I'll do.

Anyway, I must explain that it was not working either with version 1.8.2 in the RRC-Micro.

This is why I tried to update to the latest version to see if that fixed the issue.

But, anyway, I'll make the try and will let you know.

Tks & bst 73

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General discussion / UDP cmd status = Error(0)
« on: 2019-09-17, 13:31:38 »
Dear OM's,

I'm experiencing problems with my RRCMicro connection and I'm not finding what's going on.

Let me first say that connection with the 2 x RRC1258's is superb. No problems at all when working with the RRC1258's so far.

But when I'm out of home and I want to use the RRCMicro (1274A) I've got problems even with excellent WiFi.

I am using v1.11.0.0 for RRCMicro and and v2.80 in RRC1258 radio side.

All ports (13000, 13001 and 13002) are correctly routed as UDP protocol in the router at radio side.

I have tried different RX Jitter buffer sizes and delays with no result.

This is what I can see in the RRC1258 radio side:

Name   Value
Radio   ON
Connection status   Faulty(See below)
SIP status   Connected/transfering
Last SIP error   None
RTP status   Excellent(60)
UDP cmd status   Error(0)
SIP command timeout   0
Rx Jitter buffer size   14
Rx Jitter delay   12
Dual Rx   0
Current audio packet size   20
Current audio quality   0 - alaw 8 kHz
External IP   83.54.215.68
SIP Out port   56364
SIP In port   13000
Audio Out port   56902
Audio In port   13001
Command Out port   0
Command In port   13002
External SIP In port   13000
External Audio In port   13001
External Cmd In port   13002
Other party   176.28.90.30
Input 1   High
Input 2   High
Output 0   Low
Output 1   Low
Output 2   Low
Dynamic DNS status   Unknown
Ping status (watchdog)   Off
DNS status   Querying status
Active profile:   Default
PTT status:   OFF
Antenna-Switch (IP)   not connected

It's true I haven't tried with another PC (maybe something on my PC? I'm running Windows 7 Professional, SP1).

Something to say: The green bar below the profile name in the RRCMicro client software is a disaster: It appears and disappears completely erratically.

One more thing: The router in the radio side is a 3G based one (anyway, it works fine with the RRC1258's).

What do you think? Any ideas?

Thank you!

73 de EA3GEO, Daniel

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Hi all,

I let the RC1216H as mentioned and all working the right way.

Bst 73

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Hi,

If anybody in the future finds himself in a similar scenario, the SDA-100 came with the Mustang firmware and all worked flawlessly.

It's to be mentioned that in my case: "the firmware in the the SDA-100 shows 99 on the lower right of the display when turning on the SDA-100".

Bst 73

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Hi Mitch, thank you very much. Yes, I catch the idea.

I'm using COM1 to control the antenna rotor.

I'd say that the easy way to go is just using the RC1216H for the SteppIR remote control, as planned.

So DATA IN for CAT sync with the Y cable and DATA OUT for settings control with the RC1216H.

Well, I'll let you know how I finally leave all this setup.

Tks & 73

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General discussion forum / SteppIR, RRC1258's and RC1216H
« on: 2019-03-04, 09:33:08 »
Hi OM's,

In my current remote setup, I've got an SteppIR, a TS2000, a RRC1258 and a PC.

I use the SteppIR Y-cable which is connected to the RRC1258, the TS2000 and the DATA IN on the SteppIR controller. Then, the controller DATA OUT is connected to the PC. This way, if something goes wrong on the SteppIR, I could open a VNC connection to the computer and, through the VCP control software from N8LP, I could do a calibrate if necessary.

Somehow, the VCP control software stopped to work. As anyway I wanted to get rid of the computer, I thought that a RC1216H would be a nice addition.

Reading the RC1216H manual I can see the wiring instructions. But these doesn't show the case where you've got an RRC1258 on the setup.

As per my understanding, the only thing I have to do is to connect the RC1216H where I currently have the PC, isn't it? So I just let the Y-cable exactly as it is and I connect the RC1216H to the Steppir controller DATA OUT port.

Can anybody confirm this to me?

Tks & bst 73 from Daniel, EA3GEO

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Dear OM's,

I need to update the way I'm remotely controlling my SteppIR 3-ele antenna and I'm planning to purchase an SDA100 controller and a RC-1216H.

I've seen that SteppIR is releasing now those controllers with some new firmware called Mustang.

Will the RC-1216H work with SDA100's with this new firmware?

Tks & 73 from EA3GEO, Daniel

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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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