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General discussion forum / Icom 706 Cables for RRC for sale
« on: 2018-06-21, 06:31:31 »
I've sold my IC-706, so my separation cable (OPC-581), modified professionally for the RRC with ferrites is for sale Also have the Icom mounting bracket on a tilt/swivel base. I have listed them for sale on eBay, if you are interested.

The question is do you have radio panel in remote location connected via RemoteRig RRC1258 ?
If not you haven't that problem described above.

I tried lower bit rate of CAT,  few programs, I send by myself commands for ON / OFF, but it workes only with panel connected directly to radio (not via RRC1258).

Yes, I have had the Control Head not connected to the radio.

I think that the extra null characters in the command were needed to 'wake up' the radio to receive the "ON" command.

That is odd, because I have my 7100 hooked up to the RRC, and the USB to my computer. I sometimes run RCForb Server ( on the computer, and it has no problem turning the rig on/off.

I'm no programmer, but Remotehams' programmer worked (using Teamviewer) with me to develop the driver they use for the IC7100, and he had to add some 'null' characters to the "ON" command to get it to work reliably. The "OFF" command worked well right away.

Charlie KB8CR

General discussion / Windows 10 microphone muted
« on: 2018-03-10, 22:59:05 »
When I used Windows 7, the internal mic in the laptop (which is what I was using) was muted until I pressed the PTT button on the RRC Micro dongle.

In Windows 10, the microphone STAYS muted, even when pushing the PTT button. I have to manually go to the settings for that microphone, and unmute it to use it.

Is there a fix for this? The mic is normally unmuted, except when I run RRC Micro.

Charlie KB8CR

I know....that will connect the RRC's together just fine......but it won't turn the POWER to the radio on or off.

The problem is if I change the radio RRC to CI-V mode, I can't turn the radio on/off. The radio would have to already be on, and then the RJ45 on the Radio RRC would connect to the MIC input on the radio, not the control head port of the radio. Then it wouldn't work with the control head in remote use.

I have the newer Micro RRC software and version 2 dongle, it keeps disconnecting for some reason. and the paddle CW is very flaky. I've all but given up on it.

Yea, it would be nice to just buy another control head and leave it in Florida, but it's pretty steep price.

Charlie KB8CR

In the future, I might take my IC-706 that I originally used for remoterig, and leave its control head and a Control RRC down there, and use IT remotely. (It's just sitting in the closet otherwise. :-)

Guess this won't work then. I was gonna try to leave the Radio RRC in 7100 mode so I could connect to it with a Control RRC with a control head in 7100 mode, and also connect to it with a PC only with a Control RRC in CI-V mode.

I was going to use my Micro RRC when I go to my Florida QTH, but it keeps disconnecting, and the paddle CW doesn't work worth a darn that way.

Guess I'll just tote the control head with me to FLorida.

Charlie KB8CR

I left the radio rrc set up as it was (set up for control head use)......I tried plugging the microphone into the Control RRC that was setup for control head, but changed the "mode" in the web interface to "CI-V". It worked on CW, but the mic didn't work. Maybe if I change the jumpers in the control RRC to the settings shown for CI-V it'll work.  I'm controlling the radio using COM2. Maybe I'll have to change the "mode" to CI-V on the radio RRC too?

Charlie KB8CR

I have an Icom 7100, and have been running with the control head connected to the Control RRC. Works fine.

I would like to be able to connect to the radio using a separate Control RRC without the control head, using Ham Radio Deluxe to control the radio, but using the Control RRC for Audio and CW paddle. If I set the jumpers on the Control RRC to use CI-V, do I have to set up the Radio RRC's jumpers to operate as CI-V, or can I leave it like it is (Configured for control head operation)?

I would like to be able to still use the control head with the other Control RRC as it is.

Charlie KB8CR

I was wondering if it is possible to use an external keyer with the 1274B so I can avoid the "clicky" computer audio sidetone, and use the keyer's internal sidetone instead, and control speed with the external keyer rather than software??


Charlie KB8CR

General discussion / Re: Sidetone for paddle CW not present
« on: 2017-01-04, 19:45:57 »
I rebooted and it came back.

General discussion / Sidetone for paddle CW not present
« on: 2016-12-22, 20:53:21 »
I can't get the local sidetone for the paddle CW to be audible. I tried toggling the sidetone button in RRC Micro, but no luck.
I can see that the rig is being keyed, just no local sidetone.

Charlie KB8CR

13 worked. I'm on the air !!

73 de Charlie KB8CR

I cannot access the web page for my RRC-Control Box. I tried updating the firmware hoping that would set it to null, but it didn't work. How can I reset that password if I can't connect to it. I don't see anything in the Microbit Setup Manager that would allow me to do that either.

Charlie KB8CR

Oh, you meant for the RRC 1278.......use THIS one:

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