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General discussion forum / Re: Feature Request: Profiles
« on: 2010-12-15, 22:35:05 »
  • Windows driver to access the two COM ports at the remote side without having to connect them via two serial cables on the control side

Simon, you can buy the PC Client and get this functionality now ;-)

I agree, the keyer drives me crazy with the extra dit. I can't believe that this would be that hard to fix.

Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

General discussion forum / Re: Feature Request: Profiles
« on: 2010-12-10, 17:03:01 »
That is great news, Jan! That will make things much easier for us to
implement multiple RemoteRig installations. I will begin in January with
eight users on one system, some of use already use other installations.

Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

P.S.: the RemoteRig software AND hardware are great!

Thanks, Mike, that's what I originally thought, but the new directions appear
to explain this the other way around. Maybe because I am a native English
speaker, I have trouble understanding the directions ;-)

I assume that the settings in the RRC are correct, or is there anything I need
to be aware of there as well?

I will try again tomorrow evening in my other QTH.

Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

The RemoteRig guys brought out a cool feature in 2.28 that (as far as I understand)
should allow a the rig's CAT to "loop through" the RRC and out again, as well as to
allow the remote RRC or PC Client to use this CAT at the same time.

We tried this yesterday with a TS-480 and SPE Expert, but couldn't get it to work.
Although I tried various settings, I probably screwed something-up. Here is the scenario:

- Connected TS-480 CAT port to COM1 on RRC
- Connected SPE to COM2 on RRC
- Set radio RRC COM1 to (new) mode 6: CAT to COM2
- Set radio RRC COM2 to mode 4: Kenwood
- Baud rate is set to 9600, since this is maximum the Expert can support for Kenwood
  (both COM ports in RRC, as well as in TS-480)

Here is the result:
- The TS-480 and Expert work fine when connected directly together
- The loop through does not work
- When trying with a Y-cable from the TS-480 that goes to the SPE and RRC, the
  CAT control dies when plugged into the RRC, but works when unplugged
- Do the COM terminators have any relevance?
- I also can't pick the CAT up over the remote side when using this scenario. I tried
  with the PC Client, since it is easier to use in this case

I am probably doing something obvious wrong, so if someone has been able to get
this to work, please advise.

Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX


You can manually change the com port assignment in Windows.

Basically, you use the following steps:

1) Go into your Device Manager
2) Go to Ports (COM & LPT)
3) Look for the Microbit port you wish to change
4) Right click and go to Properties
5) Go to "Port Settings"
6) Click on "Advanced"
7) Change the port number below as required

Save and you should be ok.

Caveat: I noticed that for some reason the Port Settings tab is missing from my
installation. I assume that this is a bug, and may or not be available in other Windows
installations. These directions are generic for all COM devices in Windows.

Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

General discussion forum / Re: Feature Request: Profiles
« on: 2010-12-03, 12:51:51 »
Hi Jan,

Thanks for the reply. Of course we all understand that bug fixing is a priority.
You guys are doing a great job and make a great product.

I have been giving this some thought, and this is my suggestion to make it easiest
to implement:

1) As first priority, an "import settings" menu as a counterpart to the export function
you recently implemented. This will at least allow a work around that will save a lot
of time and prevent errors.

2) As a second priority, I suggest a small Windows or (better) Java program that has
"radio buttons" that allow the user to switch between settings. This way, a virtually
unlimited number of settings files can be exported and imported from the user's hard
drive, keeping the RemoteRig box clean of additional data. This program would basically
access the import function that is requested above. Being a small, independent program,
the user does not have to bother calling-up a browser to access the settings. The user
should be able to label these buttons with which system he wishes to load. After the
reboot, he will be able to use the other remote system. The number of buttons (profiles)
is in this case is probably not relevant, but I would think at least 4-5 for heavy users,
probably more in the future as the RemoteRig installed base further expands and users wish
to trade profiles. This program would accelerate the concept of trading and therefore
drive further RemoteRig sales and installations.

If you have any further questions, just let me know.

Thanks & 73,
Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX


Note that Difona now is offering the RC-480KIT for 359 Euros from DL, including V.A.T.:  (German)  (English)

Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

General discussion forum / Re: Feature Request: Profiles
« on: 2010-12-01, 16:23:24 »
Right, Simon, but April was a long time ago. We need to remind everyone
that we need this feature.

It will also help drive more sales of their products, since users can then easily
access more than one remote system. It is therefore financially interesting to
the RemoteRig team have this feature added.

Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

Hi Guy,

Yes, I have also managed to have both working at the same time, but
that is not the way it is supposed to work. I assume that this "feature"
may be fixed in a future firmware release or of the PC Client.

Better to do it right! ;-)

Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

Hi Guy,

I am not sure what you mean, the question was only the best
way to switch between the remote head and PC Client. There
is no other software involved, and the network is not an issue.

Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

Just go into the box (control side) and go to "Radio Settings". Then
make sure that "Auto connect" is set to no.

That's all there is to it, except making sure that your remote head is off.

I have played around and been able to get control using the PC Client,
even when the head was connected, but I would not recommend this.

Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

General discussion forum / Re: Feature Request: Profiles
« on: 2010-11-25, 17:22:40 »
Hey guys,

Cool ideas, but I would be happy just to be able to import the
config files at this point ;-)

Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

Just make sure that you leave your head turned off when you leave
and the RRC setting "auto connect" to "no", and you will be fine.

Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

General discussion forum / Feature Request: Profiles
« on: 2010-11-24, 16:58:32 »
Mike and the guys have done a great job enhancing the RemoteRig platform.

There is one feature that I would really like to see: being able to import the
settings file that the box now produces when you export the settings. In
addition, it would be great to be able to manage multiple profiles for settings,
in order to be able to quickly switch between different server RRC's.

Our group is in the process of deploying at least one radio side with multiple
users. This would make it possible to easily add these users. Since some of
us will use more than one installation, adding profiles would improve this even
further. If we could at least get an import function soon, it would be a great help.

Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

It depends upon which codec you choose to use, but those
speeds are well higher than the required speed. The issue is
definitely not with the speed of the network.

Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

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