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Remote operation of ICOM-7300 and Yaesu G1000DX
« on: 2019-02-15, 22:24:25 »
Hello and my apologies if this question has been asked before. I did search for G1000DX references but the only topic I uncovered didn't address my particular question.

I thinking of purchasing a pair of standard RRC1258 devices to remote the operation of my IC-7300. The transceiver location also has a Yaesu G1000DX which is controlled by a ZLP DigiMaster GS232 interface connected via USB to the shack PC. The PC is running Logger32 and N1MM so the rotator is controlled by whichever program is running.

Can the GX1000DX be remotely controlled by via the RRC1258 and the ZLP DigiMaster? If so, what is the connectivity as I see there is an RS232 port on the RRC1258 and a mini USB?

Both the shack and the operating locations are equipped with good internet connectivity (wifi and ethernet).

You may guess I am a complete 'newbie' to remote operation so thanks in advance for any advice..

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Re: Remote operation of ICOM-7300 and Yaesu G1000DX
« Reply #1 on: 2019-02-15, 22:33:01 »
Hi Duncan,

No USB device may be controlled via the RRC, only serial devices.

Honestly, I think the RemoteRig may be overkill for what you are doing. You can use the Icom software
RS-BA1 to remote the 7300, since you would have to use software control anyway with the RRC. You can
remote the PC using Teamviewer and not have to worry about the rotor.

The only real advantage using RemoteRig would be good CW support, otherwise I think you can use a pure
software approach. I am a huge RemoteRig supporter, but not sure if it makes sense for you.

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Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

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Re: Remote operation of ICOM-7300 and Yaesu G1000DX
« Reply #2 on: 2019-02-16, 02:32:16 »
Hi Mitch;

Many thanks for your reply and my apologies; I should have said that I am 99% CW and the reason for looking at the RRC devices is the excellent CW support, specifically the local sidetone to eliminate issues with latency.

I guess there are two options for the rotator;

Teamviewer on the shack laptop and use the existing rotor control mechanism, or
a USB to RS232 serial adaptor for the DigiMaster rotor interface

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Re: Remote operation of ICOM-7300 and Yaesu G1000DX
« Reply #3 on: 2019-02-16, 04:25:45 »
Hi Duncan,

I suspected that CW may be the reason, otherwise it doesn't make much sense.

A USB to serial adapter will not work, because it needs a host such as a PC. You have a couple of possibilities:

- You can run Teamviewer
- You can swap out the USB adapter for the rotor controller for a serial one, then you won't need to have a remote PC running.

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Re: Remote operation of ICOM-7300 and Yaesu G1000DX
« Reply #4 on: 2019-02-17, 01:12:41 »
Hi Mitch;

OK, any thanks - I'd be happier not to have the local shack PC running so replacing the rotor USB adaptor with a serial one would make good sense..

Thanks again for your advice!

73,
Duncan
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Re: Remote operation of ICOM-7300 and Yaesu G1000DX
« Reply #5 on: 2019-03-16, 09:46:32 »
Hi folks;

Can anyone help me with the jumper configuration for the ICOM IC-7300? The 7300 is no specificially covered in the the RRC-1258 MKIIs manual, so I wonder if it is the same arrangement as the IC-7100?

Many thanks!


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Re: Remote operation of ICOM-7300 and Yaesu G1000DX
« Reply #6 on: 2019-03-16, 16:54:19 »
Hi Duncan,

In your case, you will be plugging the microphone directly into the RRC. The jumpers are there
to map the microphone pins for audio and PTT. Therefore, it depends upon which kind of
microphone you will be using. Find a matching radio type in the manual and use that.

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Re: Remote operation of ICOM-7300 and Yaesu G1000DX
« Reply #7 on: 2019-03-16, 17:34:32 »
Hi Mitch;

OK, many thanks. So I guess as long as the mic model number and therefore pin out is the same, then I can use the applicable jumper settings.

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Duncan

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Re: Remote operation of ICOM-7300 and Yaesu G1000DX
« Reply #8 on: 2019-05-14, 15:50:14 »
Good advice there from Mitch , Duncan ... RS-BA1 is ok - but NOT for any serious CW oepration.
I use both for my remote operation, with an IC7100 - and they have their pros and cons !

RRC-1258MkII is undoubtedly the answer for any serious CW operation ...
- you will have great fun configuring it  ;)

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Robin
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