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General discussion forum / Re: IC7100 issue
« on: 2018-09-10, 03:29:28 »
I think the problem is that you are making things way too complicated. Let's have you simplify things a bit......

What is needed is the status page just after a connect is attempted. Only copy these lines for each RRC:

Connection status   
SIP status   
Last SIP error   
RTP/UDP audio status 
UDP cmd status   

This should be all that is needed.

Now, on to your problem: if a system works for two years and stops working, there is a problem somewhere in the
environment and not the RRC's. No telnet listing will ever help you solve that problem.

Examples of things you need to look at:
- wiring that became broken or loose
- a switch or router that went bad
- your ISP switched to IPv6

For the last part, look at your router's status page to see what is there. You can compare what IP address your RRC says
it is using with what you see on http://www.whatsmyip.org/ to see if it is the same or different. I have seen a couple more
OM's in Italy have these problems because their IP moved them to IPv6.

73,
Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

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General discussion / Re: RRC Client stand alone.
« on: 2018-09-06, 06:30:46 »
Hi Carl,

This is actually not really a stand alone software as such, since it requires the dongle to work. It
can only be used to connect to an RRC.

73,
Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

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The only idea is that you did something wrong. If you carefully follow the directions, it will work just fine.
I and others have set-up many Kenwoods using these directions.

The most common errors are forgetting the serial cable and not having everything in the chain with the
correct baud rate.

73,
Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

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Don,

Here is my CAT checklist to get you up and working. It is the same for the TS-2000.

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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Hi David,

No problem, that was not too clear.

Mike should really answer this, since he specs the units. However, all these years I have never noticed any heat whatsoever
coming from any RRC. I also have one built into a Pelican Case for portable use and also never had a problem.

73,
Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

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Hi David,

Normally not a big problem, but sometimes there is.

For example: http://www.remoterig.com/forum/index.php?topic=6040.msg28294#msg28294

73,
Mitch DJ0QN  / K7DX

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Hardware, Cabling, Installations / Re: WinTest/K3 Twins
« on: 2018-08-29, 23:10:56 »
Hi Pete,

That is strange indeed and hard to say what is causing it.

Perhaps there is a conflict with that particular virtual serial port. Delete COMEXTRA/COM3 in the Windows Device Manager and
then plug in your USB cable again and see if it is assigned a new port number when it reinstalls.

If that doesn't work, you may wish to completely delete the Microbit drivers and reinstall them to see if that solves your problem.
See http://www.remoterig.com/wp/?page_id=3200 for details.

If that doesn't work, then Mike at Microbit will have to help you directly.

73,
Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

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Phil,

The AS-1289 does not connect to the RRC using a serial port. It uses a network interface over IP instead. The RRC's COM1
should be available for CAT usage.

73,
Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

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Hi Don,

The answer is you won't. Microbit switched to a new version a couple of years ago that no longer has the sound card built in. Instead, it uses the two jacks for paddle and PTT.

You should just use your computer's sound card or a headset.

73,
Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

Gesendet von meinem SM-G955U mit Tapatalk


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Hi Bob,

Yes, you are out of luck....there are only two serial port servers available on the RRC and they are both occupied when
using CAT in a "twin" configuration.

You have a couple of options:

1) You can use one of the Microbit control devices for amplifiers and rotors such as the RC-1216H or Webswitch. The latter even has the option
of using a virtual serial port of the remote desktop. I am not sure, but I think this is may be what you already have.

2) You can buy a standard serial port server, such as one from Lantronix. That is the method I use mostly and is very easy to implement and
is very flexible in terms of what kind of serial device you can control.

73,
Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX




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Hardware, Cabling, Installations / Re: WinTest/K3 Twins
« on: 2018-08-19, 23:29:11 »
Hi Bob,

Sorry to hear about the problem. Did you test it using a different power supply? If it is really dead, then I guess
you need to contact Microbit directly.

73,
Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

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Hardware, Cabling, Installations / Re: WinTest/K3 Twins
« on: 2018-08-19, 11:33:35 »
Hi Bob,

I am not sure if you understood the manual. You need to use COM1 for CAT, either using a "real" serial cable, or the built-in serial to USB converter. Since you already
use COMEXTRA for Winkeyer, all you would need to do is to use COM1 over USB for CAT in parallel after changing the settings for COM1 to mode-7 on both sides.

Here is my CAT checklist:


CAT Checklist for K3 Twin
----------------------------------
Note first that in a "Twin" configuration, COM2 is used to "tie" the two ends together and carries the CAT data. In order to access CAT, you need to get to COM2 without touching it. The easiest method is to duplicate COM2 over COM1 using a function in the RRC as follows:

- Change both RRC's COM1 to mode-7. Note that the baud rate does not have to be identical with COM2 to fit a lower bandwidth or software requirement.

- If using a "real" serial cable:
     - connect a straight through serial cable between the control RRC's COM1 and the PC. If using a USB to serial converter cable, make sure it is using an FTDI chipset.
     - note that if you also use the radio RRC's COM1, the pinout is not the standard straight-through serial port. Use the pinout description in the RemoteRig manual, or just try a null-modem cable which usually works (may need a gender changer).
     - the  serial setting for COM1 "Use USB Com Port as COM1" must be set to NO

- If using USB:
     - make sure that first Microbit Setup Manager is installed first on the control PC to get the drivers.
     - Then change the serial settings for COM1 to change "Use USB Com Port as COM1" to YES
     - connect the USB cable between the RRC and computer and wait for the drivers to finish installing
     - go to the Windows Device Manager and look at which virtual serial port was assigned to COM1 and use that for your software, taking the correct baud rate into account.

Note also that you can pull CAT data in parallel off of the radio RRC to use a PC on that end, or to sync with a remote device (amplifier, SteppIR, etc.)


I hope this helps.

73,
Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

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Hi Doug,

I recently answered a similar question on the forum. Basically, the answer is YES and this is how you do it:

CAT Checklist for K3 Twin
----------------------------------
Note first that in a "Twin" configuration, COM2 is used to "tie" the two ends together and carries the CAT data. In order to access CAT, you need to get to COM2 without touching it. The easiest method is to duplicate COM2 over COM1 using a function in the RRC as follows:

- Change both RRC's COM1 to mode-7. Note that the baud rate does not have to be identical with COM2 to fit a lower bandwidth or software requirement.

- If using a "real" serial cable:
     - connect a straight through serial cable between the control RRC's COM1 and the PC. If using a USB to serial converter cable, make sure it is using an FTDI chipset.
     - note that if you also use the radio RRC's COM1, the pinout is not the standard straight-through serial port. Use the pinout description in the RemoteRig manual, or just try a null-modem cable which usually works (may need a gender changer).
     - the  serial setting for COM1 "Use USB Com Port as COM1" must be set to NO

- If using USB:
     - make sure that first Microbit Setup Manager is installed first on the control PC to get the drivers.
     - Then change the serial settings for COM1 to change "Use USB Com Port as COM1" to YES
     - connect the USB cable between the RRC and computer and wait for the drivers to finish installing
     - go to the Windows Device Manager and look at which virtual serial port was assigned to COM1 and use that for your software, taking the correct baud rate into account.

Note also that you can pull CAT data in parallel off of the radio RRC to use a PC on that end, or to sync with a remote device (amplifier, SteppIR, etc.)

73,
Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

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Then you are doing something wrong. I suggest again that you carefully read the checklist, it has been used by many
to get this working. I have two remote locations using this method as well, syncing SPE amplifiers over the radio RRC's
COM1 in parallel with using COM1 on the control side for CAT. The most common problem is the pinout of COM1 on the
radio RRC, so maybe that is your problem.

73,
Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

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No one has answered my question: can I talk to the K3(S) on the radio side using RS-232 with a computer next to the radio while I'm using the RRC-1258 MkII?


I answered that above, read my checklist.

73,
Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

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