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General discussion forum / Re: Ethernet Speed
« on: 2018-12-23, 02:10:01 »
Hi Jorge,

Although you can change the speed under the IP settings --> ethernet type, I have never
found any reason to change it from the default "auto, prefer 10 Mbit". The bandwidth
needed by RemoteRig is significantly lower than 10 Mb.

Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

Hi Ingmar,

Probably a network setup problem. Drop me a short mail to dj0qn (at)
and I will send you my networking checklist to walk you through the installation.

Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

General discussion forum / Re: Remote Use
« on: 2018-12-21, 06:42:03 »
Hi Chuck,

Sorry to hear that you have such problems. It should only take a few minutes to get everything up and

I am not sure what you mean by my web site....I don't have a web site, at least not one with anything with
RemoteRig stuff on it. All I have done is a checklist to supplement the manual that the RemoteRig guys wrote.
It should be clear; at least over 300 others have used it to get their system working.

If you are positive that the WiFi card is defective, then you should contact HRO where you bought it to get a

Is there no way for at least one of the RRC's to be plugged into the router to make the local testing? I would
recommend that you follow my checklist instructions and not try to use the default settings. These generally
will never work over a network and are designed only for direct connect with a single ethernet cable.

If you want me to take a look at your setup using Teamviewer, I will have some time Friday and Saturday
afternoon my time (EST). It would be best to drop me a e-mail directly at dj0qn (at) to coordinate a time.

Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

General discussion forum / Re: Cant browse to remote radio
« on: 2018-12-18, 14:53:16 »
Hi Per-Tore,

If you changed it to port 81 and it doesn't work after adding the port to the URL, then you probably have
a port forwarding problem in your router, or a port conflict somewhere in your network with that port number.
Otherwise, I don't see any explanation. It certainly is nothing caused by the RRC and therefore nothing here
we can do to help you, sorry.

Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

General discussion forum / Re: Cant browse to remote radio
« on: 2018-12-18, 06:26:36 »
Hi Per-Tore,

If you didn't change the web port of the RRC, then it defaults to port 80. Since port 80 may either be
blocked by the router or used by the router or another device, you would have a port conflict.

You should have changed port 80 to something else. Then you can reach it by using that address followed
by a colon and the port number, for example

If you did change it, then just add the port number to the address like I gave in the example.

Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

General discussion forum / Re: Remote Use
« on: 2018-12-18, 06:21:51 »
Hi Chuck,

Glad you got the WNCE2001 working. I thought they no longer made those, so I am not sure where
you managed to dig that one up.

I am not sure if you are interpreting the manual correctly, or if it was incorrect, but let me try to explain:
the RRC's previously only used the DynamicDNS service from It used to be free, but then they
started to charge for it. Therefore, Microbit created their own dynamic DNS service for their devices, which
is free and included. You can toggle between the two services in the menu. So just use Microbit's service and
you will be fine.

Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX


Those are incoming ports for the radio RRC, which is why you must forward these ports
on the radio's router. In other words, outgoing from the control side. Without the port
forwarding, they would never find their way to the radio RRC.

There are some strange port numbers in the status menu that you may ignore. They are
not relevant for setting anything up and just confuse people.

Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

General discussion forum / Re: RR Troubleshooting
« on: 2018-12-07, 20:49:02 »
No problem, Dennis, it was only a possibility. You can actually look at the plug and see if only two or if all
wires are connected (may need a magnifying glass if you are close to my age).

Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

General discussion forum / Re: RR Troubleshooting
« on: 2018-12-07, 16:30:26 »

Maybe your problem is that you are using a standard RJ12 telephone cable to connect the two.
That will not work, you need all wires connected and that only uses two. The type of cable is
referred to as an RJ12 6P6C cable, which you can find over the internet.

Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

Hi John,

Yes, now it is clear. I agree that RemoteRig is not that tolerant on higher latency connections. I assume that has something
to do with the SIP protocol used.

I really can't think of a solution beyond changing the internet provider. In a couple of stations I am involved in, we use Ubiquity
Bullets to bridge the stations to a solid provider. That works great as far as 50 km. I am not sure if that is an option in your case,
but I would think that even using 4G would be a better choice.

Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX


I am trying to understand your situation; are you saying that there is no way to wire ethernet at the
station location for the RRC's to connect to the router and need to use WiFi, or what exactly do you mean?

Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX


You have two problems, neither of which is solvable:

1) The second modem/router would have a different external IP address as the first router. Since RemoteRig
requires the router connected to the radio RRC to be the one addressable over the internet, your RRC
will never be reachable over the internet. This is not a firewall problem, but is caused by the issue known
as "double NAT". The only way around this would be using a VPN. There has been some discussion on this
forum if you search "double NAT".

2) A satellite connection will NOT work with RemoteRig, the latency is too high to make it effective. You may be
able to do some limited SSB work if you can work around the latency, but any other mode would be impossible.
This has also been discussed on this forum, but to sum up, a geosynchronous orbit is 40,000 km, the speed of
light is 300,000 km/s. The signal must travel back and forth twice for total of 160,000 km, not including ground
travel and network latency. The travel time alone requires therefore about 530 ms of latency, plus the other factors
would add another 200+ ms, or a minimum of 700 ms latency (about 3/4 of a second). That is the reason that
worldwide telecommunications has moved off of satellites.

Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

Myself and thousands of other users have been using it for years without a problem. However,
if you prefer to pay, then that is your choice.

Does the IP number get changed so often at the remote site that it is critical? Do you have a router
at the remote site that has Dynamic DNS built-in, e.g. No-IP which is also free? That can be used as
a fallback if that is your concern.

Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

Why don't you just use the free one that is included with the RRC?

Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

Configuration, RRC 1258 / Re: TS-480 and 8 Volt jumper
« on: 2018-12-01, 18:39:19 »

As far as I can remember, there was always the 8/9 volt jumper (JMP-2). At least when I installed my
first TS-480 using RemoteRig in 2010, I set that jumper.

The old manual has it for sure. If you look at the TS-480 installation section, you will find it along with the
other jumpers and red straps in the matrix box.

The current manual has this explanation on page 23:
The purpose is to provide more voltage for the control panel. The current manual explains it well on page 23:
"5: Control-RRC only: JMP-2 is placed near the back of the RRC next to the RESET button. JMP-2
is used to select if the DC-power to the front panels should be 8 or 9 V. With the strap in
place it will be 8V, which fits all ICOM radios. Without the strap the voltage will be 9V, which
fits Kenwood TS-480 and RC-2000 panels that need 9V for the back-lighter."

However, if you feel that it has been working fine till now, I see no reason to change it.

Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

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