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la3yna

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help: Ic-706 and RRC-Micro - how to?
« on: 2012-01-07, 16:59:20 »
hi,

A friend of mine have 1258 MK II and IC-706 he uses when he travels (so he use the ic-706 front panel!).

Can I connect to his radio with RRC-Micro - when he do not use the radio ?

And what is the correct Ci-V interface cable for this? connected to Com2 on radio side, or via TTL?


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Re: help: Ic-706 and RRC-Micro - how to?
« Reply #1 on: 2012-01-07, 18:30:20 »
Hi

No the IC-706 need to be connected to a Control-panel to work. With the TS-480 you can do it. TS-480 do not need to be connected to a control panel to work. The radio body can work stand alone.

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Re: help: Ic-706 and RRC-Micro - how to?
« Reply #2 on: 2012-01-08, 14:32:58 »
okay, I have a TS-480 I can test with..

What cable(s) do I need between RRC-1258 MKII and radio to computer control the rig? please give a direct link, because in the past I have read a lot, so pretty confused at the moment :)


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Re: help: Ic-706 and RRC-Micro - how to?
« Reply #3 on: 2012-01-08, 16:24:20 »
If you already remote control the TS-480 with the control panel you only need to add the CAT control cable from RRC Com2 to the radio CAT connector. If you start from 0 you need mic/ptt, speaker and CAT connections as described under Kenwood in  general in the manual.'

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Re: help: Ic-706 and RRC-Micro - how to?
« Reply #4 on: 2012-01-08, 17:39:47 »
okay, then I only need to make a CAT cable (straight cable...)

And the strapping is the same - not another strapping when in use with RRC-Micro?

How much extra bandwidth will RRC-Micro use?


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Re: help: Ic-706 and RRC-Micro - how to?
« Reply #5 on: 2012-01-08, 18:45:31 »
The strapping is depending on which radio you use not the control, so they are the same.

I don't know what you mean by extra bandwidth, RRC-micro is not using more bandwidth usually less. It's always set to audio quality 0. When connecting with RRC-Micro the audio parameters will be changed temporarily to match, and when disconnecting changed back to the values in the setup.

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Re: help: Ic-706 and RRC-Micro - how to?
« Reply #6 on: 2012-01-08, 19:01:38 »
thanks for answer.

I wonder how much extra bandwidth the CAT control will use, but I guess that is not a significant amount. I have poor internet connection on my radio QTH..

Some day you should make a iphone/android client that will connect to the RRC-Micro computer w/USB dongle connected so you can use it from the mobilephone... he he ; )


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Re: help: Ic-706 and RRC-Micro - how to?
« Reply #7 on: 2012-01-08, 19:24:27 »
I still not shure what you mean by "extra" extra from what ? RRC micro uses audio quality 0 = 85 kbit/s is flowing all the time and when tuning the bandwidth need  increase up to the double if you tune very fast.

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