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Glad to hear that you got it working, Daniel.

I assumed that you were using PTT, so Mike was right. People need to know that
also to use SSB with VOX, it is necessary to change RTP to continuous.

Glad you got it working!

Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

Hi Dave,

Thanks for the update and glad that all is working as you hoped it would. I am also
glad that you are using decent hardware, which really can make a difference.

Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

Hard to say from here what you did wrong. The cabling is super simple. I usually suggest that one
takes an old ethernet cable and uses that. All you need are the two wires to go to a plug that goes
to the line out of the sound card.

Note that the red straps in the RRC determine the pinout used by the AUX/MIC jack. This may vary
between different types of rigs and microphones, so take another look at that.

Otherwise, my previous comment is valid that it is often a setting in the operating system that prevents
this from working. The correct sound card needs to be selected and the audio set to the correct level.

Good luck today.

Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

You actually connected it the recommend way, so it should work.

I have found that most issues are Windows related; you need to go to the audio setting under
Windows and make sure that the audio level is set correctly. BTW, it is recommended to not use
the speaker jack, but instead the line out jack. This offers a constant and separate output, independent
of the speaker controls. Not all PC's offer this, however.

I also recommend that you spend the 10€ and buy a USB sound card for the PC. This solves several problems:
- Better quality audio
- Separate Windows inputs and outputs with audio controls that can be kept at a constant level
- A line out jack

Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

Here is my CW checklist for the TS-480:

CW Checklist
on the radio RRC:
- under keyer settings, set PTT activated by keyer to YES
- under I/O settings, change OUT2 mode to KEYER

on the control RRC:
- under keyer settings, set enable to YES
- change other keyer settings as desired
- under I/O settings, set IN0 mode to KEYER

Make sure that the cable is connected between the radio RRC and rig's key (NOT paddle) jack. If possible,
use a mono plug on the rig side, since stereo can cause problems under certain situations (e.g. FSK).

Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

Feature Requests / More Modern CODEC's
« on: 2019-01-16, 18:28:10 »
Any plans to implement more modern CODEC's, such as SILK/Opus? G.711 is a very old
standard and newer ones would improve the performance.

Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

General discussion forum / Re: Strange Problem
« on: 2019-01-14, 00:59:18 »
Hi Sven,

Sounds like the RRC's power supply may have died. It will pull power from the USB instead.
Try a different one to see if that solves the problem. I am not really sure if it will, since some
LED's were still lit with the power supply, but it is worth a try.

If that isn't it, then the RRC may be defective, which is very rare. It is 99% something in the
environment that changed if the system stops working, but your problem is indeed strange.

Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

Just to follow-up.....problem was solved. Issue with router's port forwarding that was solved
by moving to DMZ instead.

Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

It is hard to say without seeing your settings in the RRC's and router. You say that it does work fine,
but then stops working, is that correct? If so, that means that the RRC settings are correct and the
problem lies with the router or network somewhere. That is where you need to focus. Make sure that
SIP ALG is turned off and try also turning off the router's firewall.

Note: first take the control RRC somewhere else to see if the same problem occurs. If it does, then the
problem is most likely at the radio's router. Otherwise, it lies with the control side router.

Only one other possibility occurs to me; you said this is an older installation. What is the SIP port number,
5060 or the newer RRC 12000? If the older 5060, then you may likely have a port conflict with VoIP in your
router or network. Changing 5060 to something else would solve that problem.

Otherwise, you need to take a long, hard look at your router after verifying which one is the culprit.

Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

Configuration, Webswitch 1216H / Re: Webswitch 1216H
« on: 2019-01-12, 18:37:55 »

They have an extra web site for it at

Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX


I can help you out.

I first suggest that you contact me directly at dj0qn (at) and I will send you my
networking checklist first. This should help you find your problem, since mostly it is caused
by one or two items that were not done correctly.

If that doesn't help, then we can make a schedule when I can take a look using Teamviewer.

Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

In the past I used a pair of FT-2000's to use the "Yaesu Twin" mode when it first came out.
Perhaps someone else can give you their take on the combination you propose, but here are a
couple of inputs from my side:

- Quality of connection is like RemoteRig offers, a far better experience than using software only
- Any RRC pair will work and it is no longer necessary to buy the special Yaesu Twin version

- Using the pair you proposed will mean that you not be able to use all the features of the FTdx-5000;
   you are restricted to the controls of the FT-950
- There were some bugs with the Yaesu Twin that were never resolved, as far as I know. Since I
   retired my setup, I can't test it any more. Search the Forum for details. My old posting is at:

To answer your questions:
CAT: The setup indeed uses COM2 for both sides, but all you need to do is to run COM1 in mode-6 or
        mode-7 and pull CAT off of COM1 instead. The baud rate does not even need to be the same as COM2.
Power on: The answer is YES. This is a positive feature of Yaesu's CAT implementation.

I hope this helps.

Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

Hi Sergei,

I don't think you can key using DTR/RTS. I don't know N1MM, but either you must set the spftware
to use CAT for sending CW, or else just use the RRC's built-in Winkey emulation.

Set COMEXTRA/COM3 to use Winkey under the serial settings and plug-in your USB cable. Set N1MM
to use the Windows virtual port that COMEXTRA/COM3 was given.

Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

Hi Dave,

I say your idea to test it out first will make the most sense. I would think that using
a pair of Nanostations may be able to bridge through the building, but hard to say for
sure. I doubt that using the router as one end will be able to go through the building,
but you can try. It is always hard to judge these sort of things, since 5 GHz does not
penetrate concrete and steel very well.

You can increase the power output on some channels using European firmware, but I don't
think that is legal in the U.S. That is why Ubiquity sells high-power versions as well.

Good luck and keep us informed.

Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

Hi Dave,

I guess you didn't look at the link I sent you, so I will try to explain it.

No, they are designed to work in pairs. This keep the technical level the same and ensures that there
is no problem with one end being too low a signal strength to cause problems.

In your case, the the distance between the two will be close enough that you may be able to get away to
using only one on the roof to your existing router, but no guarantee.

The advantage of the Nanostation series vs the bullets that I use is that they have an integrated antenna.
The range is only a few miles, but obviously not a problem in your case. Since they function as a bridge,
the one on the roof can replace your existing router there, if one is already installed.

As you will see on Amazon and other sites, they are very reasonably priced.

I hope this explains it.

Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

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