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Configuration, RRC 1258 / RRC triggers PTT on USB connect!
« Last post by sa5alt on 2019-07-29, 16:02:55 »
Now that my previous woes are resolved, a new strangeness has appeared! When I connect the USB cable from the RRC Control, to my PC, PTT is triggered! PTT stays engaged until I disconnect the USB cable. There is no software communicating with the USB port, as far as I can tell. nor is the station set to VOX. Strange, no? This is with a TS-480.
Configuration, RRC 1258 / Re: Chopped up audio from RRC remote
« Last post by sa5alt on 2019-07-29, 15:53:23 »
All is now fine, I know neither what caused the problem, nor what resolved it. But a few days later, the problem is gone. I'm suspecting network issues, as now that it works, ping times are around 24ms and do not fluctuate more than +/- 2ms between successive pings.
General discussion forum / Re: How change from IP static to IP dynamic
« Last post by ik4ade on 2019-07-28, 08:57:38 »
Thank you Mitch,
73 Franco
General discussion forum / Re: How change from IP static to IP dynamic
« Last post by dj0qn on 2019-07-27, 19:22:07 »

Moving to a dynamic external IP address is super easy. Just go to the dynamic DNS menu of
the radio RRC, change the drop-down to the RemoteRig service and enable it to check every
10 minutes. Put that address into the SIP contact field of the control RRC and you are ready to go.

More complicated is the move to a 4G service. Each provider and country is different, so I can't say
specifically about your area, but most of the time the 4G providers do not provide the users with a true
external (public)  IP address, instead using internal addressing. This causes a double-NAT situation
where the port forwards will not work.

If this is the case with your 4G provider, then you only have two work-arounds:
- Pay the provider for a public IP address ( a fixed IP address is not necessary, but a public one is)
- Or use a VPN

Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX
General discussion forum / Re: SPID RAU Azimuth Rotator on com port 1
« Last post by sm2o on 2019-07-27, 18:53:05 »
Yes you can use RS-BA1 via Remoterig,  That's quite common. Just see the Remoterig as a extension of the serial cable.
73 de mike
General discussion forum / How change from IP static to IP dynamic
« Last post by ik4ade on 2019-07-27, 17:22:30 »
Hello! I am using  RRC1258s and 1216h webswitchs with IP static.
Now, in the radio shack, the wifi company has reduced the speeds in upload so is not possible to continue to use remoterig system.
I think to try with 4G from a public important company where I read big speeds.
Anyone can to explain to me all the procedure in remoterig pieces and over how to leave IP static and to exchange in IP dynamic?
Must I to set and to work also in 4G router?
Excuse me for my ignorance.
TNX, 73
General discussion forum / Re: SPID RAU Azimuth Rotator on com port 1
« Last post by M0UOO on 2019-07-27, 16:41:27 »
Thanks Mike,

You are a complete star... works like a dream.

Another question do you known if you can operate the Icom RS-BA1 with remote rig or does it need to be completely separate?

I find HRD hard work to scan the bands and would like to see the waterfall on the 7300 and also a VFO whoich rotates.

Thanks again.


M0UOO :) :)

General discussion forum / Re: Internet parameters
« Last post by KA3DCO on 2019-07-27, 03:38:57 »
Hi Mitch, and thanks again for sharing your knowledge of the RRC's and your willingness to help. I will work on your suggestions but it will take me some time. I have a friend or two who are much more tuned in to these things than I am. I will advise you how things work out as I go along. I don't expect to solve this in a hurry.

Thanks again,

73, Kenny
Configuration, RRC 1258 / Chopped up audio from RRC remote
« Last post by sa5alt on 2019-07-26, 13:45:38 »
Hi eveyrone,

today something unexpectedly happened without any (known to me) configuration changes anywhere. Happy for some help debugging this. I have a TS-480 setup with RRC-1258 MkIIs, which have been working great for well over a month. Today, when I started the control, the audio was choppy, in what I felt sounded like quite consistent periods: 500ms audio, 200ms drop, 500ms audio, 200ms drop, and so on.

Both RRCs use wired Ethernet connections, and the network between them seem reliable (no loss) with rtt of about 20-100 ms. The rtt vary quite a bit though between those extremes, so one hypothesis (given that this is UDP) is that the packets could in theory arrive out of order. But I've no basis for that, except that I see the ping time vary over time and can go from 20ms to 100ms between two consecutive pings.

It definitely seems like a problem on the Radio side: I experience the same chopped up audio if I use the RRC Nano, and it doesn't matter if I use mobile connection or Wifi then either.
General discussion forum / Re: Internet parameters
« Last post by dj0qn on 2019-07-25, 23:11:08 »
Hi Kenny,

You are correct in your assumption that the issue is with your internet connection and not with
the RRC's. The problem is to locate where the problem lies. It could be a number of things:

- The modem at the radio side
- The modem at the control side
- The router at the radio side (if separate device)
- The router at the control side (if different device)
- The internet service provider at the radio side
- The internet service provider at the control side

The first thing to do is to use the process of elimination to locate at least on which side the problem occurs. The easiest
way to do that would be to move the control equipment to another location when the problem occurs, e.g. a neighbor's
house. If the problem still is occurring, then you narrowed the problem to the radio side, or visa-versa.

Once you locate which side it is on, then the problem solving gets more detailed. My suggestion would be to setup the router to
allow admin access from outside of your network. The router should have settings to allow this. Test it to make sure the access
works ok using your smartphone. Then the next time the problem occurs, try rebooting the router from the control location
to see if this solves your problem.

If this doesn't solve your problem, then the problem lies either with the provider, or with the modem if a separate device. To reboot
the modem is more complex: If at the remote site, I would suggest at least temporarily setting up a PC on the RRC's network and
install Teamviewer to answer. Then call up a browser on the remote PC and load the modem's web page at Then you
can go to its menu to reboot it. If that solves your problem, then the problem is with the modem, or perhaps with an unstable internet
connect with your provider (the same applies if a combo router/modem).

To see if the connection is unstable, look at the modem's status page. You will see the signal strength and error rate listed. Then you can
contact your provider to get it fixed. Use Google to figure out what is good and bad.

To directly answer your questions:
Question one - when this happens is there anything I can do to re-start radio?
you can restart the router and/or modem per my directions above. Maybe that fixes the problem

Question Two - is there anything I can do to avoid this?

Locate the problem and get it fixed per above

Question three - what kind of internet performance should be required for good sound operation of the RRC units?

Not worth going into detail, since any modern cable or DSL connection has way more than the required bandwidth
needed. Actually more important is latency, but that would require more explanation and is probably not important
at this point.

Question four - if the internet is the problem what specifics can I take to my provider to compare my internet service with requirements?

See above. The modem's status page is key, use if a separate device, or your router's page if not.

There are other methods using network sniffers, etc., but I believe you can solve your problem using this guide.

Good luck & 73,
Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

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