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Hello Lou and thank you very much for your responses and suggestions.

Certainly I realize that I have so much more to learn! BUT that is a good thing. :-)
To make things easier for me, I think what I will do is to work where I have both the RRCs, radio and Rotaor/controller at the same location. This will make troubleshooting a little easier. Even though I am at my remote location presently, I have to walk about 100M to get to where the radio and RRC is located. Great exercise!

I will certainly review your emails more carefully and try to figure things out once again. If worse comes to worse, as mentioned by Mitch I may have to go the serial server route which according to some posts here on the Forum appears to work without many issues. I just thought since the RRC manual indicated that one could use COM 1 as a rotor com port and since I am presently at the radio site, that I would give it a try.

Thanks again for your comments and feedback they are appreciated.

73

Serge
VA3SB

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Thank you for your email Mitch.

Following a reviewing of the RRC manual and some posts here on the forum that it would be straightforward. After spending two days and making countless combination changes to the software without success, I thought I would post a request for help to the forum.

I also thought that in the event that someone wasn't using the PstRotatorAz software that I would submit a more general appeal for assistance in the event that someone was using the ERC controller in conjunction with the RRC COM 1 port and other rotor control program.

Hopefully someone using the above combination will respond.

Thanks again and have a wonderful weekend.

73

Serge
VA3SB

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Good morning everyone.

Further to my earlier post this week concerning the use of the ERC rotor controller in conjunction with a Yaesu G1000DXA rotor, has anyone here been successful in using the ERC in conjunction with any other rotor control program together with the RRC Serial COM 1 Port? If so, would you be willing to share your setup/settings with me?

Thanks in advance.

Serge
VA3SB

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Hello everyone.

After spending two days trying every possible combination I am reaching out to the forum for some help.

I wonder if someone who is using a ERC controller together with PstRotatorAz and their remote rig boxes could share their settings with me.

I have a ERC - RS232 Version 4 controller installed in a Yaesu G1000DXA rotor.

I tested the unit with a real COM port on my laptop and it works just fine - just can't seem to get it working over the internet.

In my PstRotatorAz software under the Communications tab I have selected RS232/TCP Server. Under the Azimuth COM Port I have selected COM2 as this is the COM port identified on my laptop.
Under the Setup Tab I have the Controller set for ERC-M as per the manual on the ERC website.  I have the ERC set for 9600,8,1,0.

RRC control unit:

COM1 serial settings are:
- mode 3
- 9600 baud
- 8 data bits
- 1 stop bit
- parity 0-off
- rts/cts no
- terminator 00
- USB, no

On the control RRC end I have straight cable (USB to Serial ) going from my Computer COM port on the laptop which is COM2 and I selected COM 2 in the PstRotatorAz software as indicated previously.  This serial cable goes to the COM1 connector on the front of the RCC Control unit.

On the RRC Radio unit end I am using the cable with pins  2 and 3 crossed over as in the manual. This cable goes from COM1 on the radio box to the ERC-M Rotor controller. 

The RRC radio unit

COM1 settings are:

- mode 3
- 9600 baud
- 8 data bits
- 1 stop bit
- parity 0-off
- rts/cts no
- terminator 00

When I start the PstRotatorAz software I expect to see where the rotor is presently (i.e. at the 360 degree position) but when I click on the compass nothing happens. Clearly something is not set up properly. What am I missing.

I am using the RRC software version 2.91.

Any assistance in getting the above to work would be greatly appreciated especially since I am at the remote site for another day or so.

Thanks to all in advance.

73

Serge
VA3SB

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Glad that you found it helpful Steve.
73

Serge
VA3SB

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General discussion / RRC Micro Virtual COM port Issue
« on: 2016-11-20, 20:17:30 »
Hello to the group.

I have been having success using my RRC Micro while travelling in Europe.
However for the past couple of days, I have not been able to connect to my remote station.
FYI - I am using a Windows 7 64Bit laptop with RRC - Micro 1.9.2.0
My radio and Control RRC are using software version 2.91. My transceiver is a Kenwood TS-480.

 I can see that I am able to connect to to the remote Radio RRC via RRC Micro as I can see the packets being received on the RRC Micro screen.

When I then try to connect via the COM port using my control software (ARCP-480, DXLab and/or HRD) I get a message indicating that the software is not able to connect to my COM port (2 in my case). This happens with all three of the above pieces of software.

When I go to device manager and click on Ports (COM & LPT) I do see the Microbit Virtual COM ports (1 - 3) are created. When I then click on Properties for each of these ports, I note that under the general tab the device status indicates that the device is working properly. However if I click on the Resources tab,  I see a message indicating that "This device isn't using any resources because it has a problem." I am curious why one tab would indicate that the device is working and the other that it has a problem? This may well be why the software cannot connect to the virtual COM port. I have tried to connect to all three virtual COM ports (changing the setting in RRC Micro and in my ARCP, DXLAB or HRD software to ensure that they are the same).

I have also tried a number of things to try to correct the problem.

I have:

Uninstalled the RRC-Micro software and reloaded it. i Have reloaded the firmware on the 1274B dongle (1274B-2016-05-03-v2).
I have rebooted my router and RRC Radio at the remote location
I have successfully connected (my xyl was good enough to run that test for me) my RRC Control unit with the front panel of the TS480 to the RRC Radio unit. So the cabling should be fine at the remote location. I have not changed any of the settings on the software I wish to control the radio with.

Any assistance / guidance would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

 73

Serge
VA3SB

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Thank you for your prompt response Mike.
Yes, I do have the 1274B dongle and have upgraded the software to version RRC-Micro 1.10.1 Beta.

So to be clear, there is no way to have the logging software send exchanges from macros via the RRC-Micro? I have no issues controlling the radio from the logging software so that part works great. Is my understanding correct regarding transmitting macros?

Thank you again for your response and all of your work on these fine products.

73

Serge
VA3SB

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Hi Mike/Group. I trust all is well.

Upgraded my firmware back to 2.91. RRC Micro works fine and I am able to connect to my remote site without any issues.
I am having an issue with using the paddle however. When I transmit using the function keys under the CW tab all works fine. However, when I try to use my paddles there is no cw at all. I have tried a couple of different cables and two sets of paddles without success. Any idea what could cause this behaviour?

 I am using a TS-480 transceiver at the remote end. I use RRC Micro in conjunction with the Kenwood TS-480 control software. The other issue I am having, is getting the RRC Micro to communicate with my logging software (either DXLab or N1MM+) so that I can used the function keys for CW as well as the digital modes. I am able to connect to the software to control the radio but cannot figure out how to use the CW function keys.

It would be great if I could get this all working before a two week business trip to Europe early next week. :-)

Thanks to all in advance.

73's

Serge
VA3SB

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Thank you very much Mike!
Going to upgrade now.
Have a great day.

Regards

Serge

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Thank you very much for your prompt response Charlie.
Unfortunately, I cannot get the link you sent me to work either. I have it as: http://www.remoterig.com/firmwares/RRC-1258-CRC_v2.91_2016-06-16.zip

Would you mind confirming the above link for me.  Thank you in advance.

Have a great day.

Regards

Serge
VA3SB

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Hello to the group.

I am trying to load a copy of the 2.91 beta software for the RRC-1258. Unfortunately the link to the software contained in this thread does not seem to work.

RRC-1258 version 2.91 from here: www.remoterig.com/firmwares/RRC1258-CRC-v2.91_2016-05-12-BETA.zip

Where can I download a copy of the software?

Thank you in advance.

73

Serge
VA3SB

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General discussion forum / Re: CW Mode with N1MM+
« on: 2016-10-04, 17:45:10 »
Hello everyone.

Sorry for the bandwidth but I neglected to indicate in my original response to W9AC that the reason I was able to solve my CW issue was due to a post by Max NG7M (http://www.remoterig.com/forum/index.php?topic=4902.0) who found the cw transmit problem and was good enough to post the solution.

73

Serge
VA3SB


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General discussion forum / Re: CW Mode with N1MM+
« on: 2016-10-04, 16:55:11 »
Hi Paul. I had a similar issue a couple of weeks ago.

In my case, the problem was that the KEY DELAY setting in my RRC CONTROL unit KEYER settings was at 0. I changed it to anything but 0 (try 25 or 50 ms) and the problem disappeared.

Give that a try and let us know. Good luck.

73

Serge
VA3SB

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Hello to the group.

Well after some very frustrating sessions with various contest and logging software together with what seemed endless attempts at various settings in both the remote rig units and the contesting/logging software I was able to solve the cw problem. The only reason I solved it was that I came across the post by Max - NG7M in the RR forum which discussed an issue similar to the one I was experiencing :  http://www.remoterig.com/forum/index.php?topic=4902.0


Turns out that my KEY DELAY setting in my RRC CONTROL unit KEYER settings was at 0. I do not recall changing this value from the default. After reading the post by NG7M I changed my setting to 25 ms and voila! It worked! CW sounds fine when sent from logging/contesting programs and via paddle!

Thanks to all those who responded with suggestions. I especially would like to thank Max-  NG7M for finding the solution to a very frustrating problem.

73
Serge
VA3SB

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Good morning Henning. Thank you very much for your response.
It is truly a strange problem that I am experiencing. I also am using firmware version 2.90.
It does appear that the logging software (in my case N1MM+ and DxLab, is not able to key the transceiver properly. That is why I hear not cw tone and it sounds more like just key clicks being transmitted.
I would like to hear a little bit more about how you used the Micro Keyer II as I also have one here at the remote location. Would you mind sharing with me how you wired it up to the Radio RRC unit and what settings you used in RRC Control?
Thank you in advance. Greatly appreciate your feedback.

Regards

Serge
VA3SB

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