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General discussion forum / K3 CAT and PTT at remote site
« on: 2022-08-07, 22:20:48 »
When visiting my K3 remote site i want to operate 6M FT8 using the site Win 7 PC.   I can use the
Line in/out jacks on the K3 for audio but how to do CAT and PTT?

The COM 2 jack on the  RRC remote is occupied by the rs232 cable from the radio and i dont want to interfer with the cabling for the normal remote operation.  The COM 1 jack on the RR remote box is not in use.  Is there a way to use it to establish local CAT when i am at the remote site?

I cant figure it out reading the manual.

Frank VO1HP

I am in Canada ...there is no dealer listed .   Can I buy 1216H and 1216L direct from Remote rig??

73 VO1HP

I have three temperature sensors on WS Bus B.  They have stopped working.  No temperatures being shown on the web page.

What to look for ?...any help?

Frank VO1HP

General / NANO Elecraft 1.6.2
« on: 2021-10-26, 00:43:37 »
I have not used the Elecraft NANO App on my Android phone for a while.  Trying it today but cannot login.  There is a new IP Address which I am using.  The App doesn't do anything when I press CONNECT and after a few minutes displays TIMEOUT  Could the Lic.ID have expired?

Frank VO1HP

I am having trouble with a new install of Webswitch and 1216L.  I installed it about a month ago and has been working  fine right from start until this morning.
Yesterday we were hit with very high winds in excess of 110kmph. There were some power "bumps" in the remote site area during the wind storm.

This morning the yagi will not turn.  I could see on the Rotator page some movement off the resting position NORTH when I ask for the antenna to point EAST or WEST.  The Rotator indicator was resting at NORTH which is the direction of the antenna.  However during one of my attempts to turn the yagi the Rotator on screen indicator jumped to 162 degrees as I was looking at it.  That is where it is resting now.

When I scan for 1-wire devices the Webswitch reports that no devices are connected to BUS A.
--1-wire devices
--No BUS-A 1-wire devices found!

However I can see the 1216L in the SYSTEM INFO Pge of the Webswitch seen below.  Is this what I should be seeing or  is there and inconsistency.?
-Company   Microbit
-Product   1216H WebSwitch
-Model   HAM
-Software   4.23
-Hardware   2
-Bootloader   1.10
-Build   Nov 3 2015 09:01:45
-1216L   HW >= 5, FW 5
-S/N   2975
-PID   4
-Uptime   0 Days, 1 Hours, 30 Mins, 8 Secs
-RFC2217   Disabled due to rotator in use

Has the 1216L been disconnected from the Webswitch?  -or- has it gone defective? --Is that why the scan shows no devices and the rotator indicator  indicator jumped to 162 as I was looking at it.?  In the past when I have turned off the WebSwitch power supply the Rotator indicator has gone to approximately this position.  The power is on for both the Webswitch and the Rotator box but there is absolutely no sign that the rotator is trying to turn the antenna.

Can anyone shed any light on what I am seeing?....will be travelling to the site tomorrow for a first hand look.

Frank VO1HP

I have three temperature sensors collecting Temp data at my remote site.  All working successfully running in parallel on BUS B in parasitic power mode.  Does web switch store in memory any on the data points collected?  Is it possible to collect data points automatically for future offline display on a time graph?

Frank VO1HP

I am successfully using WebSwitch 1216H and RCU 1216L to control my Ham IV rotator.  I especially like the PRESETS ...very convenient!     

Question:   Is it possible to have Ham IV scale pictures implemented in the WebSwitch web page to replace the circular scale that is currently available?

Frank VO1HP

General discussion forum / WebSwitch 1216H Initial Setup
« on: 2018-09-29, 21:07:30 »
I purchased a 1216H three years ago and didn't use it.  I have a RCU1216L on the way and now want to configure the WebSwitch unit.  Where do I find the initial setup procedure for the Webswitch 1216H?   O looked carefully on the website but cant find it there.  PLease advise

Frank VO1HP

Something has changed on my computer within last few days. 
When I browse to my Control box IP and click on any page except INFO I am presented with a LOG IN  box.
I can access the INFO page with out issue.  Any other page will bring up the LOGIN box telling me that AUTHENTICATION is required
and that the server at the RRC box IP connection is not private.

I changed the IP using MICROBIT manager to a fixed IP for testing but still same issue .  Now have  RRC setback to DHCP.

I recently started hosting a remote station RR box for a friend and I can access that box without issue all pages. 

Any direction on where to look?

Frank VO1HP

I have been using TRX Manager and RRC Micro on my HP laptop successfully to use my K3 remote while away travelling.  Successfully used this combo to work TM100VIMY from my remote while I was an opeartor at that station in Vimy France in March this year.  TRX Manager has a very realistic looking K3 front panel

I am interested in setting up the configuration to use WSJT-X for FT8 mode.  I have the setup working to a degree in that I am successfully decoding signals using WSJT-X v1.8 using a VAC from RRC Microbit to  WSJT-X.   However how to do rig control to read freq and mode and control PTT.?   COM 2 is already in use by RRC Microbit....I tried WSJT-X wth K3 radio config and COM 1 and 0  but that doesn't work.

Can I use a serial port splitter software to have two application (RRC Microbit and WSJT-X) access COM2 simultaneously?  or is there some other way?

Frank VO1HP

General / NANO ...what is BT?
« on: 2017-01-25, 16:10:21 »
I really like the  NANO app (Elecraft) & use it to check into local net on 3740khz....

1.  What is the BT selection box for ?  Bluetooth? ...have played with it in car but doesn't do anything? 

2. The app works great around the house on Wifi but when I go to the car it have to turn Wifi on the phone off in order to connect via cell data network.
Is that the way it is supposed to work? phone is old old Galaxy S3.

Frank VO1HP

General / Download Link??...where is it.
« on: 2017-01-21, 19:33:34 »
Last night I purchased a Nano license and downloaded the new version from the Play Store.   My invoice says there is a download link valid until November but where is the link??

The APP is working perfectly for me right now with my K3 remote....and there is a license ID on the connect page.

So is that it?..... do I need to do anything else?

Frank VO1HP

Feature Requests / Fixed audio level for digital modes
« on: 2017-01-21, 02:52:09 »
Develop feature to transport LINE OUT / LINE IN  audio from/ to  the remote K3 - back to the control point for digital modes JT65. Jt9 etc.   So as to eliminate using SPKRS AND MIC jack on K3 mini.

Frank vo1hp

The WAN IP Address of my remote modem changes frequently for some reason.  Don't know if it is initiated by the modem or by the network.

When that happens the SIP address in the RADIO Settings panel of the Home control RR Box does track or change to the new IP address at the remote......resulting in failed login.  My procedure is to use Teamviewer to access the remote PC and query the remote router using to discover its new WAN IP address and then manually enter it into the Radio Settings panel back at the Home station RR box.

Is this what I should be doing or am I missing something??

Frank VO1HP

I have a K3 remote and have added a KAT500 (there is no KPA 500 - yet).  I thought I needed  E850463 cable and Y adapter cable to allow the K3 to control the KAT500.  I installed the cables but have discovered that the K3 will not turn on.  If I turn it on manually the remote control works fine.

The RR Box cable is plugged into the ACC connector with a DB15M connector that only has three wires in it according to the diagram,  That cable runs to the IO port on the RR box --- one of the three wires is pin 8 which is the pin that takes a  ground to power on  the K3.  A Y splitter is needed to allow connection of the KAT500 and the RR Box to the  K3 ACC connector at the same time.   

The Y cable purchased from Elecraft has a VGA designation on the label and I have verified that there is no continuity from Pins 8 in each female end to the male end  ..   I checked the E850463 cable and there is no connection on PIN 8 between the male and female DB15 connectors!.... So the Elecraft Y cable and E850463 cable  are  NOT compatible with the RR box and the KAT500 combo.  There is no pin 8 connection to facilitate remote turn on/off the K3.

I will need to wire up my own plug it seems.

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