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Internet Data Usage of RemoteRig


For anyone interested, here I'd like to share the real life Internet data usage of my (VE3VEE) remote station. The usage may vary based on your settings. The Audio Quality settings I use are the #2 - Linear 16 bits 8 kHz in both, my Radio-RRC and also my Control-RRC.

This past weekend, I participated in the CQ WW DX Contest (PHONE). My TCVR was turned on the entire 48 period. The screen shot above shows my one day data usage. In 24 hours my station used 1.5 GB of upload + 1.5 GB of download = 3 GB of data in total. The entire 48 hour contest used up 6 GB of data. This is however an extreme situation when my TCVR was on constantly 48 hours non-stop. My regular usage is much less. I may share, in the future, my actual data usage for a one week period and for a one month period.

Marvin VE3VEE   

Hi Marvin,

Thanks, but I have a question: were you running a second receiver? That would double data usage.

Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

Mitch, no 2nd RX. I only have my TS-480.

Marvin VE3VEE


The above shows my one week usage. It is for the period of Monday to Sunday, November 5 to November 11. During the work week I spent an hour or two on the radio each evening, and during the weekend I spent several hours on the radio during both Saturday and Sunday. It resulted in me using up 1.4 GB of download and 1.4 GB of upload, 2.8 GB of data in total.

I'm posting it here just in case people who don't yet have their QTH set up for remote access wonder how much data they will need. This is a non issue for people with unlimited data plans, but it may be of interest to those without unlimited plans.

Marvin VE3VEE

I use mine to connect two remote two serial and two audio connections 24/7/365.  300-600 kbps.  I wish we had a Carrier Operated Switch (COS) input to keep reduce the usage (not VOX).


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