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Configuration, RRC 1258 / Re: N1MM CAT Control and Keying
« on: 2012-09-06, 01:57:15 »
Thanks for the tip.  After several hours work, I finally got a stable setup that will allow communications between the K3s and N1mM Logger and send CW via the program.  I can also report that the Elecraft K3 cables do provide RTTY signals to the radio, as I was able to key RTTY on the first try.  I still don't have the PTT releasing the transmitter when the RTTY message is finished, but
that's tomorrow's job.

I find it takes a relatively long time to do things by trial and error.  Once I make a change, or several changes to any of the RRC setups, I have to apply it and let the unit restart.  That takes 10 seconds or so, then I found I needed to turn the Control K3 off and then back on to restart the unit.  When I did that, the control K3 was still in TERM mode, and when turned back on the speaker audio (although it wasn't the audio from the remote radio) was on, so to mute it I had to take the K3 out of TERM mode and then put it back into TERM mode for the speaker to be muted.  To make one small change might take 5 minutes to see the effect.  I chased my tail for awhile until I finally had the procedure down pat.

Thanks for your help.  I came up with a slightly different configuration, but your reply pointed me in the right direction.

Dennis W1UE

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Configuration, RRC 1258 / N1MM CAT Control and Keying
« on: 2012-09-05, 01:11:29 »
I spent about an hour working on this today and couldn't find settings that worked, so I thought I'd ask to see if someone had already invented this wheel.

I have the Remote Rig setup using Program Mode 14, K3 Twin.  I have Two K3s linked together; they change frequency, key, basically do everything that I want to do.  Now, I want to tie the Remote Rig setup into the N1MM Logger Program to retrieve frequency/mode/send CW/send RTTY.  I have the following ports available in the Control RRC:
Com1 (real serial port)
Com2 (real serial port)
RRC1258 Com0 (com3)
RRC1258 Com1 (com4)
RRC1258 Com2 (com5)
RRC1258 Comfsk (com6)
In N1MM, I can reference and connect to any of those ports.  I also have the USB cable that could provide another path into
the Control RRC.

I have gone over the documentation several times, but apparently don't understand the connections between the virtual ports and the real ports.  My understanding is that the Com0, Com1, and Com2 are the Control RRC ports, and the Com1,2,3,4,5,6 are computer ports separate and distinct from the Control RRC ports, and are the port numbers that I would reference in N1MM.  I am using MMTTY, but haven't gotten as far as configuring it yet, so I don't know if I can find the info I need in the setups that are already in the documentation,  but if someone has a setup that works for all 3 areas I would appreciate a copy of it.

BTW, the basic Remote Rig setup works great.  So far, I only have it on my home network; I think the part in the documentation about getting it all working before you install the remote setup was great advice.  Once I have this all working, I know I have a working setup and only have to add in the Internet path between the rigs.

Thanks in advance.

Dennis W1UE



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Configuration, RRC 1258 / Adding Winkey/Computer Keying
« on: 2012-09-04, 14:38:15 »
Going over the documentation, I see that I can add computer keying to the Control unit by making up a jumper to the I/O port.
The computer keying would be through N1MM Logger to a Winkey, and would take Pin 4 of the I/O port to ground at Pin 8 when the rig was being keyed.

Is there anyway to change the configuration to use the paddle jack to do the same?  Is there anyway to do computer keying without adding the additional cable?

Dennis W1UE

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