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Configuration, RRC 1258 / Re: Strange connection problems
« on: 2018-02-22, 03:24:30 »
Mike,

It is extremely rare that a working RRC all of a sudden stops working. Similar reports of the type of problem you are
describing come up all the time, but something like 99%+ of the problem was not with the RRC. The problem is usually
related to something in the environment that has changed, e.g. by the ISP, a cable that came loose or went bad, a
bad or changed router or switch, etc.

The only way to really find the problem is by using the process of elimination. Make a list of everything, including cables,
and work backwards from there. Make sure that both the RRC's and both K3's have the newest firmware. I would start with
cabling on the control side first. I can go on and on, but you get the idea.

73,
Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

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I have never used that rig, but the manual indicates it is similar to how the TS-480 works. Here is my
CAT checklist for the 480, see if this helps:


CAT CHECKLIST
---------------------
IMPORTANT: In both scenarios, you MUST first install a standard serial cable between the TS-480 body and COM2 of the radio RRC!

USING A STANDARD SERIAL CABLE
============================
1) Change the CAT rate on the TS-480 to 4800 baud (menu 56). This rate keeps traffic over the internet to a minimum and faster is not necessary for CAT.

2) Change the COM2 serial settings of the radio-RRC to mode-4, 4800 baud, data bits 8, stop bits 1 and submit/apply changes.

3) Change the COM2 serial settings of the control-RRC to mode-4, 4800 baud, data bits 8, stop bits 1 and submit/apply changes.

4) Plug a serial cable in between your PC and the control-RRC COM2

5) Set your software to use the correct COM port on your PC at 4800-8-1-N

USING A USB CABLE
=================
1) Change the CAT rate on the TS-480 to 4800 baud (menu 56). This rate keeps traffic over the internet to a minimum and faster is not necessary for CAT.

2) Change the COM2 serial settings of the radio-RRC to mode-4, 4800 baud, data bits 8, stop bits 1 and submit/apply changes.

3) Install the Microbit Setup Manager if you already haven't. You don't need the problem for this, but this installs the correct drivers on your PC.

4) Change the COM2 serial settings of the control-RRC to mode-4, 4800 baud, data bits 8, stop bits 1, "use USB Com Port as COM2" to "Yes" and submit/apply changes.

5) Plug a USB cable between your PC and control-RRC. Make sure you do NOT do his before step 3 above!

6) Find out the correct port in your Windows Device Manager to use by looking for the "Microbit RRC Virtual COM Port (COM2)"

7) Set your software to use the this COM port on your PC at 4800-8-1-N.

73,
Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

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Are you saying the the radio works fine remotely, but only CAT doesn't work?

73,
Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

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I don't have a clue what a 1258-N is. I think you may be referring to the Wi-Fi adapter for the RRC. I do not recommend that for all users, except those operating from a fixed location. It is not usable in hotels or other hotspot locations. A bridge can be used in any situation and costs about a third of what the internal card costs.

73,
Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

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The method you use for PTT is dependent upon which type of sound card interface you use, as well
as which software you use.

The two methods I have used are PTT over CAT and VOX.

If you are using a SignaLink, then you should use VOX. In that case, make sure that both RRC's have
RTP tx mode set to continuous.

If you are using another type of interface, most likely you can toggle PTT using CAT commands in your software.

73,
Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

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Will,

Using Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) in Windows can be a bit tricky and has nothing to with RemoteRig as such.
You may find it easier to buy a cheap external WiFi/Ethernet bridge to use instead. At least that will be more reliable.

Audio being choppy can be caused by one of a zillion things. Since you are within the same network, there are no
internet issues causing it, so the problem is related to your internal network. That would indicate to me a problem
somewhere in the network hardware, or, most likely, ICS again. Certainly not possible to diagnose from here.

73,
Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

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Hi Will,

To be quite honest, you didn't provide more than a tiny amount of the information required to be able
to give you an answer.

What are you exactly trying to ping? Does the radio RRC work ok? Are you within the same network, or
coming from outside of it? If outside, are the ports forwarded in the router (you wrote that it worked before).
Was anything changed in the environment, e.g. router, etc.? What does the Microsoft Surface have to do with
this, or are you trying to use an RRC PC Micro Client instead of an RRC? I really do not have a clue what you
are asking.

73,
Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

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The standard method to run sound card digital modes over RemoteRig is very simple: just plug the output of your
sound card interface into the control RRC's MIC/AUX jack. Use whatever cable is available for your interface and
wire the red straps accordingly. Take the audio into the interface from the RRC's SP jack on the front. That's it!

73,
Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

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General discussion / Re: Do I need the 1274B?
« on: 2018-02-15, 19:15:29 »
Trent,

You will be much happier with the RRC Micro Client. There is no easy way to transport audio or CAT using
the method you are proposing. The Microbit solution solves both automatically and also turns the rig on.
If you are a CW or digital op, it also gives you more flexibility with those modes.

73,
Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

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Markus,

You can run unlimited RRC's with control panels, as long as only one is turned on at a time. That
is how we share remote stations. Just save the data using the menu "export to BIN" and import
that into your second RRC and you are all set after doing the internal and external wiring.

73,
Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

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General discussion / Re: Do I need the 1274B?
« on: 2018-02-14, 00:03:44 »
Trent,

That is correct...you must first turn the TS-480 on before the software will connect. This is because it
requires the UDP stream first, which is started when you hit the power button.

The advantage of the RRC Micro Client is that it will start the UDP stream and power on the rig remotely
and (only) use the software client like ARCP480 for control. If you already have the control panel with you,
then you can save the money by using its power switch.

73,
Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

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Glad you got the problem solved (somehow), Mike. These things happen all the time  ;)

73,
Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

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Stefan,

You should for sure try different CODECs. There was another thread on here recently that mentioned that
problem and it was solved by changing the CODEC.

If you have any further questions, just let me know. I can be contacted directly at dj0qn (at) darc.de
(die Sprache ist egal).

73,
Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

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General discussion / Re: RRC Micro on cruise
« on: 2018-02-12, 02:10:15 »
Hi Neil,

I think you should find a few others on the forum if you search it, since it has been mentioned several
times that it doesn't work via satellite. I tried using Skype from a cruise ship and couldn't even get that
to work. I never bothered bringing RemoteRig stuff along.

73,
Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

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General discussion / Re: RRC Micro on cruise
« on: 2018-02-10, 01:44:47 »
Neil,

That would indicate a satellite connection. It is basically not possible to use RemoteRig over a satellite
link, due to the latency. It will drive you crazy, even if you can manage a connection. SSB will have huge
delays and CW basically not possible to use.

73,
Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

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