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General discussion forum / Mitch - DJ0QN SK
« on: 2024-01-22, 21:52:03 »
I was very sorry to hear of Mitch's passing ... He was always so very helpful and a super hero to this Forum. He was always helpful with suggestions and knowledge sharing. Fortunately, most all of that knowledge is now archived here for anyone else looking to get into RemoteRig configuration. Rest in peace, Mitch.
Dennis - WU6X

Configuration, RRC 1258 / RTP Audio Stalled
« on: 2022-12-14, 03:01:58 »
I'm getting a condition when connecting to a remote setup where the display lights, but no audio comes through. This is intermittant; sometimes it works fine. The STATUS page of the RRC shows, Connection status: "Faulty", SIP Status: "connected and transferring", RTP/UDP audio status: "Stalled (12)". Audio Quality is matched on both ends.

Radio: TS-480HX; RRC-1258 MkII; CAT cable connection to router; all ports forwarded properly on radio end. The local LAN connection works flawlessly, all ports forwarded and firewalls off. But profile for remote connection has the problem

Any ideas on where to look from here would be helpful.

Has anyone used the new iPhone-13 as a hotspot to connect to the RRC-1258 Control-RRC with wifi card? I've been able to scan and find an iPhone 7 and 10, and successfully use these as cellular network connections to the Internet and remotely control my home station, but the 13 fails to show up in a scan.

I have my TS-480HX setup in the shack using both RemoteRig ends connected via wireless router. Audio is distorted and un-readable with the mic connected to the RRcontrol box, but sounds perfect when connected directly to the radio. I'm thinking the RRcontrol box has developed a problem in the audio chain.
The next step was going to be to move the radio to my RV and operate off the antenna there in a remote base configuration via the wireless network.
Has anyone seen this or had this problem, or have any ideas on troubleshooting the issue further?
RRC 1258 MK2, software v2.95 with WiFi adapter boards installed on both ends.
73, Dennis - WU6X

After much trial, I have a SignaLinkUSB keying and transmitting digital modes using MixW2 software running on a Windows7 Pro laptop. I imagine that similar settings will work with Fldigi, MMTTY, HRD or other digital software. Note this is an AFSK solution, not FSK. The benefits of using the SignaLinkUSB and AFSK are cable reduction, full control of audio in/out of the Control-RRC, and the ability to use all the digital modes, not just RTTY.

Hardware and software configuration as follows:
1. Install an RS-232 serial cable between the TS-480 and Radio-RRC, straight through wiring.
2. Install CAT5 cable between SignaLink OUT and Control-RRC AUX/MIC connector IN.
3. Strap the SignaLink I/O header according to the RemoteRig manual, page 188; pin 3=mic signal, 4=mic ground, 5-PTT, and 6-ground
4. Connect the headphone out on TS480 panel to SignalinkUSB SPKR IN for decode audio; stereo cable.

1. Plug the SignaLinkUSB into the computer and select the USB audio codec for sound card playback/recording devices. Set them to be the default for the computer for now.
2. Make sure the speaker volume control is set to 100% so the SignaLinkUSB will have plenty of audio to work with.
3. See attached MixW2 config screens. Note that your COM ports may be different. Check the computer Device Manager and look for the port assigned to the SignaLinkUSB.
4. Set the Control and Radio RRC's as shown on page 192 of the RemoteRig manual
5. My Control-RRC Serial, Keyer and I/O settings are attached.

Test and Operation
1. Plug headphones or speaker into the MON jack of the SignaLinkUSB to monitor what is being transmitted
2. Connect radio to a dummy load and set to low power to test.
3. Set TX out on the SignaLinkUSB to zero and select RTTY mode.
4. Press the [TX] button in the software and watch that the radio is being keyed; you may have to advance the TX control on the SignaLink USB.
5.  Watch ALC. Increase TX out on the Signalink to keep ALC below top of scale. Press [RX] to stop.
6. If the radio PTT is enabled and you heard the mode being transmitted, you are ready to go with other digital modes as well.

Note: I also use this configuration to send CW, as well as feedback Band, Mode and Frequency to my logging software (N3FJP).

I hope this works for you and answers some of the questions I see being posted with sketchy documentation.
Questions? I'll try to assist if you email me at wu6x at hotmail dot com.
73, Dennis - WU6X

Configuration, RRC 1258 / WinKeyer w/RRC Query
« on: 2019-09-03, 18:16:36 »
Was using N3FJP contest software and the WinKeyer connected directly to the radio, paddle to the WinKeyer and USB cable connected to the WinKeyer. New setup here uses a RemoteRig control box (RRC) instead of a radio in the shack ... controlling a remote base station.

Configuration looks like this:

* Computer to WinKeyer USB  --> Paddle connected to WinKeyer --> WinKeyer connected to RemoteRig RRC paddle input

All settings I've tried on all three configurable softwares (N3FJP, RemoteRig and WinKeyer) produces a "squeeze key" type response from the RRC; continuous dit-dah, dit-dah, etc.

Anyone using this configuration that can offer a solution? PS: The paddle connected directly to the RRC works perfectly!

Dennis, WU6X

I'm experiencing an interesting and "repeatable" condition when switching between two different remotes (Profiles) in the US. If I remove power from the RRC for at least 5 minutes, an attempt to connect to either is immediate and without issues. If I simply change Profiles and let a soft reboot complete, the RRC will not connect to either remote.

The particulars:
* RRC is a 1258 MkII running v2.95, serial 2449
* Wired connection to Mikrotik router
* ISP offers me only a IP; not public. So, I'm DHCP from them, and then my router is a 2nd DHCP to my devices
* The RRC has a static IP, however, so it shouldn't matter
* Windows 7 Pro laptop, Chrome browser
* Another user connects reliably to either remote base with any issues

Any ideas why I have to do an extended hard reset to make the RRC work reliably?

Dennis, WU6X
Auburn, CA

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