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General discussion / TS-480
« on: 2011-12-01, 02:48:16 »
Mike and friends

I have been using the standard setup with 2 RRCs for months now, with success. Additionally, I have Com2 connected to the radio with a straight serial cable, and I can control the radio with either DX4WIN or Win-Test.

Now I decided to add a RRC-Micro PC to use on the road. I've just installed it, and I can get the SIP connected, the buffer bar moves, but there is no sound at all.

When I start HRD, I configure the Com port to the virtual pair of Com2, the software connects but when it comes to read the radio frequency, it fails.

I read somewhere in this forum that I might need to tie pins 7 and 8 at the radio port in order to get it working. Is that the case? If so, why does my cable works with the standard configuration + Win-Test and not with the Micro-PC + HRD?

Marcelo, PY1KN


I have Win-test keying the remoterig with no problems. Here is what I have:

First check what Com numbers were assigned to you remoterig ports. In my case I have CW on RRC Com0 which is COM 8 on my system.

On Win-test configuration:
COM 8 - Other Interface - DTR - CW

On Control RRC:
IO Settings - USB DTR as CW > Com 0

It works great for me

Marcelo, PY1KN

General discussion forum / Re: ELECRAFT K3 TWIN OPTION
« on: 2011-11-04, 13:26:14 »

This future control head for the K3 will be quite something

I believe the time will come when IŽll want to upgrade my MKII to a pair of MKIIs boxes.

Marcelo, PY1KN

General discussion forum / Re: Steppir and COM1
« on: 2011-11-04, 13:21:54 »

The new interface sure does look interesting.

If I understood it correctly, the main benefits are the possibility of switching Automatic/Manual control and the web interface, right?

Marcelo, PY1KN

General discussion forum / Steppir and COM1
« on: 2011-11-03, 18:48:53 »

I plan to control a Steppir SDA100 controller through the RR1258 Com1 port, using N8LP or similar software. I don't want to use a connection to the transceiver, since I only want to change the antenna manually.

The usual cabling to a PC is a cross-over to the Data Out connector of SDA100.

However, I just learned that Com1 pins at RRC1258 are already reversed (pin 2 is Tx and 3 is Rx). So I figure what I need is a straight cable from Com1 to Sda DataOut. Is that correct?

COM1                      SDA100 DataOut
  2 (Tx)   ----------------  2 (Rx)
  3 (Rx)  ----------------- 3 (Tx)
  5 (Gnd)  ---------------- 5 (Gnd)

Marcelo, PY1KN

General discussion forum / Re: com 1 cat with ts480
« on: 2011-10-27, 14:24:41 »
Thank you Nicola!

I really did not notice this when I read the manual, and this explains why I could not connect my AT200PC Antenna Tunner trough it!

Marcelo, PY1KN

I will sure give you a call during the contest.

A Remoterig to Remoterig QSO!

Marcelo, PY1KN

General discussion forum / Re: FSK
« on: 2011-10-07, 16:04:50 »
Hi Gianni

Thank you, the GND connection is clear now.

I was thinking I'd have to use one othe I/O outputs at the radio RRC to send a PTT control to key the radio, but that is not needed, according to your setup.

I am preparing my connections and will replicate your settings here.

Thank you!

Marcelo, PY1KN

General discussion forum / Re: FSK
« on: 2011-10-05, 21:42:11 »
Hi Giani

Thank you!
I have a doubt with your setup. You said:

- IO RJ45 connector - Pin3  (Out1) ----- TS480 Remote mini din Pin 8 (FSK)
  IO RJ45 connector - Pin8  (GND ) ----- TS480 Remote mini din Pin 2 (GND)

But my TS480 manual says that Pin 2 of the Remote Mini Din is not GND but actually the common leg of the T/R relay. Is this correct?

Marcelo, PY1KN


How is your experience with decoding at the control side? Does the sound transmission make decoding any harder than usual?

Marcelo, PY1KN

General discussion forum / Re: FSK
« on: 2011-09-21, 23:50:11 »
Hi Mitch

I haven't done it yet, I'll try it this weekend when I travel to the remote site, but from what I read, here are the main lines for my TS-480:

Radio RRC:
In I/O Setup you select one free I/O Out to FSK (Baudot 45). In my case I picked Out 0 (out 2 is in use by the keyer)

Control RRC
In I/O Setup in USB DTR as CW select COM FSK


You will need a cable from I/O terminal at the radio RRC (RJ45) to the Remote socket on the TS-480 (mini DIN 8 pin)

RJ45                           Mini Din 8 pin
pin 5 (Out 0) ---------- pin 8 (FSK)
pin 8 (GND)-------------shell

If you choose another Out number, use the respective pin in RJ45 (check manual)

As I said, this is from reading, no practical test yet. I hope I got it right. Let's see how it goes this weekend. I'll keep you informed.

Marcelo, PY1KN


I am planning to use my microham MKII on the radio side for FSK RTTY and PSK31 operation, via VNC to the radio computer. The reason for this isthat I believe that local decoding of digital systems will be much better if done locally. However, I want to keep thet remoterig for normal CW and SSB use.

Has anyone here used an isolated Y RJ45 connection at the Radio end? Any tips? Or any other scheme for digital modes on the radio computer?

Marcelo, PY1KN

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