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Hardware, Cabling, Installations / Re: Remote Rig and HRD
« Last post by VE7VR on 2019-02-07, 07:26:43 »
Hi Mitch

I have the remote side in the same room as the control side so I can see what is happening until I get HRD working. I have audio and can transmit so the RRC boxes are working.

I have an external USB-serial adaptor between a USB port on the computer and com2 of the control box with FTDI chip set.

Setting program mode to mode 3? Does that mean on the serial settings page that COM2 mode should be Mode 3, char-timeout rather than Mode 4?

Yes a real serial cable is in place on the radio RRC to radio port.

Dave

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Hardware, Cabling, Installations / Re: Remote Rig and HRD
« Last post by dj0qn on 2019-02-07, 06:36:51 »
Hi Dave,

I am not sure what you mean by "all works well". Are you saying it works remotely? If so, how? I am
not sure if I understand how you are controlling it if you can't get HRD to work.

Are you using an external USB to serial converter instead of the RRC's internal USB to serial converter?
If so, you can either use a normal USB cable instead and set COM2 to "Use USB Com Port as COM2 to YES.
If you want to continue to use a separate converter, then "Use USB Com Port as COM2" must be set to NO,
since it thinks you are using a real serial cable. Also, make sure the cable has an FTDI chipset instead of
Prolific to make it more reliable (I would just eliminate it and use a USB cable instead).

Otherwise, I assume you know to set Program mode to mode-3. Also I assume that you put a REAL serial cable
between the FT-1000's CAT port and the radio RRC's COM2. A USB converter cable will NOT work on the radio
side and the setting "Use USB Com Port as COM2" must be set to NO.

73,
Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX
 
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Hardware, Cabling, Installations / Remote Rig and HRD
« Last post by VE7VR on 2019-02-07, 05:28:31 »
Hello

I am sure the answer is in the forum somewhere but I can't seem to find it. I have a FT1000MP-MKV connected using the RRC boxes and all works well. It receives and transmits. The control RRC is connected to the computer with a USB-serial converter (com2). I have the latest version of HRD and want to use it to control the functions of the FT1000. There are only 2 com ports showing up and neither of them works. How do I get HRD to connect with the remote COM2 at the radio box?

Thanks Dave VE7VR
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General discussion forum / Re: TS-480 control connected but no screen
« Last post by dj0qn on 2019-02-06, 06:26:13 »
Glad you got it working, Aris.

I don't have your file any more to check, but that problem is caused by the setting "auto connect"
under the radio settings being set to YES. Make sure this is set to NO.

73,
Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX
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General discussion forum / Re: TS-480 control connected but no screen
« Last post by ne1la on 2019-02-06, 04:53:27 »
Thank you so much Mitch. You're a Godsend. It now turns on. Now the problem is that every time I turn it off, it turns back on by itself. No biggie. I'm just happy that it turns on. I was worried that one of the boards was fried. thank you again.

73,
Aris
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General discussion forum / Re: TS-480 control connected but no screen
« Last post by ne1la on 2019-02-06, 04:18:41 »
Thanks for letting me know Mitch. For some reason, it ended up in the spam folder. Will Try it. Thanks.
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General discussion forum / Re: TS-480 control connected but no screen
« Last post by dj0qn on 2019-02-05, 13:53:38 »
Hi Aris,

I sent you a mail back yesterday: you have the setting for COM0 wrong. You need to
change it on both RRC's to 57600 baud to make it work.

73,
Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX
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General discussion forum / Re: TS-480 control connected but no screen
« Last post by ne1la on 2019-02-05, 03:47:18 »
That's correct Mitch. I have a cable that's about 7 feet long and one that is a foot long. I emailed you my RRC settings. Thanks for your time Mitch.

73
Aris
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Paula,

I suspect that you have a flaky router. I don't think you have to wait until your contract is up to return a
router, that applies only to the service itself. maybe you should bite the bullet and buy your own modem
and router (some also have telephone support, look at the Xfinity website). Worst case, you save money
after it amortizes.

73,
Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX
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Mitch, yesterday the TP-Link fired up immediately, not even 5 minutes from unboxing to running. I was thrilled.

Today a different story, and I can't imagine what happened. Our router is relatively new (I know Comcast tends to squeeze every last day out of the gear it rents), but maybe changing to a different one when we're off contract later this year will resolve this issue.

73 Paula k9ir
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