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General discussion / Re: RRC Micro Audio selection issue
« on: 2016-06-02, 22:47:19 »
Thanks again Mitch.

I will go back and have another careful look to be sure that all baud rates match up.

Have a great evening.

Serge

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General discussion / Re: RRC Micro Audio selection issue
« on: 2016-06-02, 22:35:56 »
Hi Mitch.

I've attached another screen shot. I do connect using RRC Micro. As can be seen from the attached, the unit appears to be connected to the radio and I assume that the radio is on. However, using my browser and connecting to the Radio Unit I see that I have an issue (see attached screen shot of RRC Radio unit).

I must be missing something obviously!

Thanks.

Serge

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General discussion / Re: RRC Micro Audio selection issue
« on: 2016-06-02, 22:11:46 »
Hello again. I may be in Geneva during Friedrichshafen. So I may just make my way there!  That would be fun!
In the meantime another small snag. :-) I am now able to connect to the remote site. Howerver, now my issue is attempting to use the TS-480 Control Software. I cannot seem to turn on the unit to connect to the radio.  I am sure that this has to do with the CAT connection from the Transceiver to the RRC 1258 Radio unit.

I have the RRC Radio unit connected to the TS-480 body via a RS232 cable from COM 2 of the RRC to the CAT input of the TS-480.
I believe that I have set up the baud rates correctly but still cannot turn the unit on via the power switch using the TS-480 software.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Can't wait to get it going! :-)

Serge
VA3SB

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General discussion / Re: RRC Micro Audio selection issue
« on: 2016-06-02, 21:33:23 »
Hi again Mitch. Realized that I should have plugged the mic into the computer and not the 1274B . DUH!

Hopefully I will now be able to get it to work. Would like to get it going before travelling to Europe for a two week business trip.

Thanks.

Serge

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General discussion / Re: RRC Micro Audio selection issue
« on: 2016-06-02, 21:28:57 »
Hi Mitch. Here is a screen shot of my Microphones (recording) choices.

BTW I assume that the Headset mic gets connected to the PTT connector on the 1274B? Not sure what gets connected to the AUX connector though.

Thanks again.

Serge

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General discussion / Re: RRC Micro Audio selection issue
« on: 2016-06-02, 20:53:50 »
Hi Mitch. Thank you for the prompt response.
When I click the MIC selection arrow I do not see anything at all that I can select.
Under the speaker I have Communications Headphones (IDT H and the little speaker icon is lit up green.

Serge

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General discussion / RRC Micro Audio selection issue
« on: 2016-06-02, 20:37:08 »
Hello to the group.

I just purchased a 1274B and using it in conjunction with a Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 computer. The Radio RRC 1258 has software version 2.87 installed (wanted to get this working before making the upgrade to the latest version). I am using a Kenwood TS-480 Transceiver at the remote location.

I first installed the Micro Software version 1.92. When I attach the dongle to the computer, I do not see the 1274B audio card when I go to Device Manager. I do not see any choices for the MIC and for Speaker I see two entries Communications Headphones (IDT H and Speakers / HP IDT High Definition. I have also tried to restart the computer with no change.

Will try to uninstall RRC Micro and re-install the software after rebooting the computer.

Thank you in advance.

73

Serge
VA3SB

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General discussion forum / Re: Problem with N1MM+ and TS-480
« on: 2016-06-01, 17:55:59 »
Hi Jan. Thank you for your response.

I am using the next to last version of the software. I was ready to upgrade to the most recent version but when I ran into problems I thought it best to hold off until I resolved my CAT / Macro issue (which seems to have been resolved).

I will upgrade to the latest version over the next day or so.

73

Serge
VA3SB

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General discussion forum / Re: Problem with N1MM+ and TS-480
« on: 2016-06-01, 17:53:54 »
Hi Dennis. Thank you for your response. My apologies as I have had a number of issues with the remote station and unable to get access to it.
I could not figure out the problem so for the CWWW WPX contest I hooked up a FT3K at the remote location.

I ended up finding an issue with the baud rate (4800 vs 57600) in the setup for the radio RRC and that appears to have rectified the CAT connection issue. For whatever reason the macro issue also resolved itself. So for the time being all is back to normal.

73

Serge
VA3SB

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General discussion forum / Problem with N1MM+ and TS-480
« on: 2016-05-28, 01:06:17 »
Hello to the group.
IN preparing for the CQWW CW contest I am running into a couple of issues. First, I am not able to use the CW macros as when I right click on the macro buttons the program indicates that the Mode Control is in RTTY and not CW. I have also posted this issue to the N1MM+ user group.
The second issue is loosing CAT control on a regular basis. It works for a minute or so then I get an error that the Radio COM CAT port is not installed. Yet I do see the correct com port in Device Manager.

I am using a Kenwood TS-480 transceiver and am at the remote radio location.
Any assistance would be greatly appreciate. Shouldn't have waited to test the radio so close to the contest but thought everything was working.

73

Serge
VA3SB


I am using a

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Good evening to the group.

I have been trying unsuccessfully for quite a while to get FSK RTTY operating with my TS-480 and DX Lab/N1MM+ software.

I have followed the instruction in the Remote Rig manual and tried many combination of settings in both software packages  without success.

I would be most appreciative to hear from anyone using the above noted software in FSK RTTY mode with a Kenwood TS-480.

Any assistance would be appreciated.

Thank you in advance.

73

Serge
VA3SB

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Hi Mitch. Thank you for your response.
No problem at all. Glad I figured it out and am able to operate PSK - although I still do not quite understand what the problem was. 
Hopefully West Mountain Radio will be able to shed some light on it.

Thanks again for your usual prompt response to questions. Greatly appreciated.

Have a wonderful weekend.

73

Serge
VA3SB

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Hello to the group.

I managed to the the Rigblaster to work with the RRC control unit. There was a front panel switch on the Rigblaster that had to be put in the VOX position (even though I was not using VOX) for it to work. Have asked West Mountain Radio why this is the case.

Have had  a number of successful PSK QSO's. Now to see if I can get it to work with WSJT-X for JT-65. :-)

Have a great day/weekend. 73s

Serge
VA3SB

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No problem at all Mitch.
When and if you have time I would appreciate your feedback.

Have a great evening. Thanks again.

Regards

Serge

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Hello Mitch. Thank you for your response.
Indeed, I have the older M8 model of Rigblaster. Sorry about the confusion. The manual is here: http://www.westmountainradio.com/pdf/Manual4.pdf
What I did is set up the pin jumpers inside the Rigblaster as described on page 7 for the Kenwood radios. I then looked on page 185 of the RRC manual and made up a cable which replicated the diagram i.e.:

    RRC - RJ45 AUX/MIC             Rigblaster M8 - RJ-45 (back of unit)

Pin 6 (PTT GND)                to       Pin 6
Pin 5 (PTT)                       to       Pin 5
Pin 4 (Mic Gnd)                to       Pin 4
Pin 3 (Mic)                       to       Pin 3

I had both the input and output jumpers in the Rigblaster connected as above. I know that the Rigblaster is putting out PSK data as I can hear the output on a speaker. The problem seems to be that I cannot get it to the RRC mic connector. I am no doubt missing something very simple.  :-) -

I will have another look in an hour or so when I get back home. Thanks again for taking the time to respond Mitch.

Regards

Serge
VA3SB


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