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General discussion forum / Re: Remote Rig and Yaesu Rigs
« on: 2015-08-14, 20:38:27 »
Hello everyone. Alittle more reading and research on my earlier question.

I again reviewed the information on the Yaesu Twin on the Remote Rig website today. It clearly indicates that the 5K cannot be controlled by a 3K (this is also what Mike indicated to me a couple of weeks ago in a response to a query I made - thank you).

From what I understand, I would be able to use the Yaesu Twin boxes to control the 5K with either a FT-950 or a FT-2000. I assume that I would would also be able to use the same Yaesu Twin boxes to communicate either with the 5K or 3K without using two radios (at the remote/control positions). Is my understanding correct?  If so I am prepared to proceed to purchase the units and keep an eye out for a FT-2000 :-)

73

Serge
VA3SB

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General discussion forum / Remote Rig and Yaesu Rigs
« on: 2015-08-14, 16:39:51 »
Hello to the group. My apologies if this has been raised before. I have a question regarding the use of remote rig and Yaesu rigs. I am a bit confused as to which of the remote rig units to order (i.e. stock or the Twins version) even after reviewing the information on the remote rig web site.

I am planning to purchase the remote rigs over the next day or so and would like to pick the right one for my application.

I am planning to use either a Yaesu FTdx 5000 or a Yaesu FTdx 3000 in conjunction with the units. My first question, is is it possible to use the 3000 to control the 5000 or vice versa? I do not see this as a supported combination on the website. This would tell me that it is not possible, however I wanted to be sure of this point before I order my units. If it is supported,  then I assume I should pick up the Yaesu Twins version of the units with all cables and power supplies required.  If it is not possible to control the above rigs in either direction (i.e. FT5K with the FT3K and vice versa), if I purchase the Twins version of remote rig, am I able to just  use the remote rig unit to control one of the above rigs simply by using software without a radio at both locations? Further, would the Twins version allow me to use say a Yaesu FT-2000 to control either the 5K or the 3K?

Once I get the answer to the above questions I will be ready to proceed with purchasing the remote rig units.

Thank you very much in advance for your information and advice. It is greatly appreciated.

Kind regards 73

Serge
VA3SB

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Thank you very much for your prompt response Mike.

Serge
VA3SB

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Hello to the group.
I am still attempting to decide the best way forward for my remote operation. Lots of questions.

I presently have a Yaesu FT3K at my planned remote location and a Yaesu FT5K at my home station. I assume that this combination of rigs would work.

Is there a benefit of having the FT5K at the remote location and the FT3K at my control station? The benefit of course is that I would have the 200 Watts available at the remote location.

I assume that to get started with the above rigs, I would need to purchase  the RRC 1258MKIIs Yaesu Twin as well as the WiFi Interface.

I hope to order my remote rig units/WiFi interface when I get back from a business trip at the end of July.

Thank you in advance for your feedback and information.

73

Serge
VA3SB

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Good morning Marvin.
Thank you for the info on your remote  rig and switching equipment.
I will have a look on ebay to see what is available.
Lots of information to take into consideration :-)

Have a nice weekend.

73
Serge
VA3SB

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Thank you again for your prompt response Marvin.
I did conduct the ping and speed test last evening and again this morning. I have a ping latency of approximately 40ms and a download speed of 3.5 MB/s and a upload speed of 700 KB/s.

Thank you also for the info on your rig and equipment at the remote site. What kind of power bar are you using. I'd like to look it up on the web. Is it a stand alone unit?  Sounds like that is exactly what I need up here to be able to turn everything on and off remotely.

Appreciate your feedback and assistance. I hope to try it out later on in July when I am finished my business travel.

Have a great day.

73

Serge

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Hello Marvin. Thank you for your response.
Indeed my ISP is Bell on both ends :-) In Mississauga I have a very high speed Fibe service while at the cottage about 270 KMs away I have DSL service. Not quite sure how to get an accurate speed indication for my DSL service. Will have to look around the net to see what I can find. 

I would like to try out the Remoterig units for sure. My other is whether to try it out with my FTdx3k and a computer at the cottage or bite the bullet and by a Kenwood TS480 with the remote head. My I ask what you are using as a rig? I assume that it would also be helpful if I was able to shutdown or reboot the equipment at the remote end.

Thanks again in advance Marvin.

Have a great Canada Day evening.

73

Serge
VA3SB

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Good day Mike and thank you again for your response.
I will certainly try what you have outlined. I will have my son go to my home QTH while I am still at the cottage and try it that way as well.

Thanks again and have a great weekend.

73

Serge
VA3SB

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Mike, I've done a couple of google searches and cannot figure out how to ping my remote or home router directly. Can you point me to any available information as to how to do this.
Greatly appreciate your assistance.
thank you very much.

Have a wonderful weekend.

73

Serge
VA3SB

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Hi Mike. In re-reading the email thread, I realize that perhaps I did not conduct the ping test correctly. You indicate to ping the remote location router or vice versa directly. Not quite sure I know how to do that. Will have to do an internet search to determine how to best do that test. Sorry for the confusion and multiple emails. I just want to be sure that latency is not going to be a problem before investing in the purchase of the remoterig boxes and a new transceiver. :-)

73

Serge

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Hello Mike. I was able to do the ping test (using pingtest.net) and from my remote location to the City in which I live - Mississauga the latency I noted was approximately 30 ms. The reverse ping test (I had my son ping my cottage location) appears to be 35 ms or so. Do I take it that such latency figures should enable me to be able to operate  remotely in both cw and digital effectively using remoterig?

Thanks again for your assistance and advice.

73

Serge
VA3SB
 

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Thank you Mike. So much to learn! :-)
I am presently at the cottage fort he weekend. I will see if I can ping my home router to see what kind of latency figure I get.

Thanks again.

73

Serge
VA3SB

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Hardware, Cabling, Installations / Internet Latency Question
« on: 2015-06-26, 15:55:38 »
Hello to the group. I recently joined the group and this is my first post.

I am interested in setting up a remote station between my home and my summer cottage. The distance is approximately some 300 kms between the two locations.
I have high speed internet service at home. At my cottage, I have DSL service. I used an internet bases site to determine latency at both locations. At home the latency is approximately 30 ms. At the cottage the latency is just under 200 ms  (average upload speed is approx. .60 MB/s and download speed is approx. 1.3 MB/s). The 200 ms latency seems like quite a long delay and not sure if using remoterig with this latency is feasible. I do not plan to operate voice and my operation is usually CW and digital modes (RTTY/JT-65 and PSK) contesting.

For equipment,  I presently am using a Yaesu FTdx3K at my cottage but plan to purchase and use a TS-480 if there is the possibility that remoterig will work with the internet service at the remote location.

Any views/information and advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you to the group in advance.

Serge
VA3SB



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