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First I had two CW filters installed in my TS-480. All was OK.

Now I decided to have just one CW filter and also an SSB filter. A very strange thing happened: it works when the control head unit is connected directly to the transceiver's body, but when I use the radio via internet remote I am not able to turn the SSB filter on.

Does anyone have the optional SSB filter in their TS-480? Is it functioning via remote?

What could cause this? All other features of my TS-480 work perfectly fine and have so for about 8 years.

Marvin VE3VEE

I understand Starlink doesn't have static IP, but RemoteRig would still likely work via a VPN.

Anyone has any first hand experience with Starlink? Just curious while snow melts on my LTE antenna in my remote QTH.  ;D ;D ;D

Marvin VE3VEE

My Wireles ISP is getting worse. I'm looking at alternatives. Rogers or Bell would likely provide faster and more consistent speed.

If you are on Rogers or Bell:
- What device (internet modem) do you use? Are you happy with it? Can you remotely access it, control it, restart it, etc?
- Does Rogers (or Bell) offer the IP number we need to access our Radio-RRC?
- Can you share your experience with Rogers or Bell mobile internet at your remote QTH?

I'm writing this during CQ WW DX CW contest because I've just stopped contesting due to my unusable Internet. :-(

Marvin VE3VEE

General discussion forum / Internet Data Usage of RemoteRig
« on: 2018-11-02, 10:29:01 »
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   

General discussion / Any way to try before I buy?
« on: 2017-08-27, 15:36:36 »
The description reads: "You can download and install the software, before you order. Everything works but itís not possible to connect to the remote RRC until you have the RRC-Micro USB Dongle/ PTT box.".

If it's not possible to connect, how can I really test it?

Marvin VE3VEE

General discussion forum / TS-480 Control Head Wanted
« on: 2017-02-27, 22:59:09 »
TS-480 Control Head Wanted. Anyone has one for sale?

Marvin VE3VEE

Hello everyone,

I don't know if this is a RemoteRig or TS-480 issue, but I'm asking for help on this forum as there are users of both here.

When using my microphone's PTT switch (or my foot-switch connected in parallel with it) there's an unwanted PTT-off delay of about a second and a half till I start hearing my RX. Interestingly though, this delay is NOT present when I play pre-recorded messages from my TS-480's voice memory module. After the message finishes, the RX comes on instantly.

The unwanted PTT-off delay may be a big annoyance in contests. Is there any way I can help it?

73 Marvin VE3VEE

General discussion forum / microKEYER II
« on: 2015-09-07, 13:45:41 »
Do all the features of microKEYER II work via RemoteRig?

I'm considering to buy microKEYER II. I would use it with my TS-480 tcvr and I would use Win-Test as the software.   

I've searched this forum, but I didn't find much written about microKEYER II. I've found several unanswered questions about microKEYER and that makes me a bit hesitant to go ahead and place my order.

73 Marvin VE3VEE

Occasionally, I take my TS-480 control unit to work, but I would prefer to stop taking with my CW paddle as well. What are my CW options? Is there an easy way to set up TS-480 + RemoteRig for keyboard keying and/or memory keying?

73 Marvin VE3VEE

General discussion / RRC Micro - OUT OF STOCK
« on: 2015-07-25, 14:51:06 »
For a long time I've been undecided whether to buy RRC-Micro or not... now it is out of stock, LOL. Is there a new version just about to be launched, or is it simply out of stock?

For me, the ideal solution would be a software-only solution without the need for any hardware dongle. Would you guys consider releasing a product like that... something like RRC-Nano app, but for PC Windows? 

73 Marvin VE3VEE

When the app was first released, it worked. It was a nice toy to play with. Then, a couple of weeks later, I observed that the app would "connect", but instead of displaying 14 MHz (where my TS-480 was), it would always display "10.320 kHz", but no radio sound, and the change band buttons were not responsive.

I even re-installed the app, but that didn't correct the issue.

Nice app, though. The only "issue" I found while it worked that the dial knob was tricky to use. I would have preferred "Up" and "Down" buttons for dialing instead of the less accurate dial knob.

73 Marvin VE3VEE

In a future version of RRC, would it be possible to avoid using USB cables between Control-RRC and laptop?

Recently, I started to use a Lantronix serial server (for my remote watt-meter). It requires no device and/or USB cables at my control location. It installed virtual com port(s) on my laptop and that's all. It would be excellent for me to be able to avoid the use of the USB cable(s) between my Control RRC and my laptop. I often move it between my home/car/work/etc, and the fewer cables the better.

73 Marvin VE3VEE

A strange issiu I've just observed. When my RRC at home is connected to the Internet via WiFi, there is a lot of strange noise in my audio as soon as I press PTT. I don't even need to talk and I can see my watt-meter jumping quite a lot very high. However, when I connect to the Internet via Ethernet cable, there's no noise in my audio and the watt-meter doesn't move when I press PTT and don't talk.

This is as if the microphone was picking up RF, and even the mic and processor settings have effect on the level of noise, but my radio station is over 100 kilometers away...

Any ideas what I could do to solve this mystery? I've opened the RRC to make sure the WiFi board was seated well an the antenna connector was tightened.

73 Marvin VE3VEE

Hello all,

Is it possible to adjust TX audio quality independently of RX audio quality? For example, could I set one RRC's Audio Quality to number "2" and the other RRC's Audio Quality to number "0"?

The "0" setting would be OK for me for my RX, but I would like Audio Quality setting of "2" for my TX audio.

If this is possible, which RRC unit should be set to "0" and which one should have the "2" setting?

I'm just trying to save on the Internet bandwidth. I can live with worse RX audio quality, but I would like to keep TX audio good.

73 Marvin VE3VEE

Hello all,

LP-100A's manual says the Wattmeter's baud rate is 115,200. I don't think the com ports of either the RRC-1258MkIIs or Webswitch 1216H support such high baud rate. Also, wouldn't such a high baud rate connection slow things down on a slow internet connection? Does anyone on this forum use an LP-100A?


73 Marvin VE3VEE

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