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hb9edm

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Easy Rotator Control
« on: 2010-07-11, 18:07:30 »
Hi!

This post just to inform how to connect the ERC on the COM2

- The Expert 1k use the configuration written on the "Power Amp/rotators" section. It use the COM1

- The ERC (rotator control with yaesu G1000 DXC) use this configuration (COM2):

mode                        3 - char timeout
COM2 baudrate             4800
COM2 data bits              8
COM2 stop bits              1
COM2 parity              0-off
COM2 terminator (hex)   0d

ERC-cable at the radio site, straight cable at the control site (thsk HB9AZT)

I hope that this post can help.


best 73

hb9edm


P.S the ERC interface is very good, the support is fantastic! thks Rene
« Last Edit: 2010-09-05, 21:13:40 by hb9edm »
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TS480 - Expert 1K - ERC rotator - Heil

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Re: TS-480, Expert 1K, ERC
« Reply #1 on: 2010-07-11, 21:23:57 »
Hi

I do not understand what the problem is ?

TS-480 OK via COM0, expert OK via COM1 , rotor OK via COM2.

I don't think the life can be much better.

73 de mike

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Re: TS-480, Expert 1k, ERC
« Reply #2 on: 2010-07-11, 22:29:04 »
Hi Mike!

absolutely no problem! All is working fine.

My post was just an information for the connection with the ERC (Easy Rotator Control) and the remoterig via COM2.

I change the thread.
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TS480 - Expert 1K - ERC rotator - Heil

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Re: Easy Rotator Control
« Reply #3 on: 2010-09-04, 08:17:20 »
Happy to find your post. Just received my ERC-kit, and hope to have it assembled soon...

Just one question; at the radio site you say you use the ERC-cable. But the d-sub of ERC is female, and so is the d-sub of RRC? Do you use a null modem male-male adapter? Or a straight male-male adapter?

Of course you could just change the d-sub of ERC-cable to a male one (with same pins connected?), but in this case I would need a female-female adapter every time I connect my computer at the radio QTH  ::)
« Last Edit: 2010-09-04, 08:21:21 by SM0UXX »

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Re: Easy Rotator Control
« Reply #4 on: 2010-09-04, 09:19:19 »
Hi!

On the remoterig the com2 is male. The cable used from the ERC and the remoterig is jack to rs232 female.

No adapter.

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TS480 - Expert 1K - ERC rotator - Heil

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Re: Easy Rotator Control
« Reply #5 on: 2010-09-04, 20:36:16 »
Oups, missed that (only having the controller RRC here at the moment)  :-X

Thanks again for the configuration info!


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Re: Easy Rotator Control
« Reply #6 on: 2010-09-05, 20:45:47 »
I have some odd trouble after installing the ERC at my radiosite today. On location all worked perfect.

But via RRC from home-QTH I donīt get any readings in the ERC Control from the rotor. However in ERC servicetool, when pressing "read", I get the present antenna heading under "status".

Any ideas?

Iīm using the same computer, the same installation as I did on the radio-QTH so it should not be a software issue...

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Re: Easy Rotator Control
« Reply #7 on: 2010-09-05, 21:12:34 »
Hi!

strange problem.
ERC is used with which rotator?

Port settings are corrected?

Eventually you can try with other software like hrd rotator.
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TS480 - Expert 1K - ERC rotator - Heil

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Re: Easy Rotator Control
« Reply #8 on: 2010-09-06, 07:09:15 »
Using it with Yeasu G-1000DXA. The strange thing is that it worked 100% on location....

Serial settings in RRC exactly according to your post above.

Will mail Rene and see if he can give me a clue.

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Re: Easy Rotator Control
« Reply #9 on: 2010-09-17, 19:51:47 »
Finally fixed it, however I needed to use com1 instead, and made a null-modem on the radioside. Rene sent me this link http://easy-rotor-control.dk/html/erc_with_remoterig.html - maybe useful for someone else...

Really canīt see the difference from com2, but most important is that it now works  ;D