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My remote setup is a TS-480, connecetc via two RRCs. The station also includes control of rotator, steppir and wattmeter via serial device servers.

After many months of reliable operation I can not connect the RRCs. When I press the power button on the TS480 panel there is no error tones, but the panel remaisn darkm there is no audio but I hear some clicks.

The strange thing is that when I open the web interface, the control RRC reports connected status. (see attached file)

I made a test, and I can connect via PC-Client normally, so I am sure everything is fine at the radio side.

I checked the 6-way TTL cable between the front panel and the RRC, and it is good.

Anyone has any clues? Should I suspect either my front panel or the control RRC is bad? Any tests I could do?


Marcelo, PY1KN

General discussion / CW extra character
« on: 2012-06-01, 04:53:29 »

I am finally using my Micro PC client. I have version 1.5.4, under windows 7 with Kenwood ARCP-410 (new version 1.10).

I programmed the CW macros to work pile-ups (F1=PY1KN; F2= PY1KN PY1KN; F3=5NN TU). I have worked a few stations this way.

I have noticed that quite a few copied my call with an extra N in the end, as PY1KNN. At first I thought it was due to QRM or something else, but it hapenned more than once and again today with A5A. KL2A is too good an operator to make such mistake (I corrected my call a few times).

Since I have no sidetone in RRC-Micro PC Client, I am intrigued, as the software might be including  an extra N at the end of my call.

Has anyone observed a similar problem?

Marcelo, PY1KN not PY1KNN

General discussion / PSK and AFSK
« on: 2012-04-18, 15:51:20 »

I did some brief tests of the new version, and it is great! Thanks for the update.

I haven't tried it yet, but is it possible for an AFSK or PSK software to access the audio device in the dongle?

This would open the world of digital modes with the PC-client.

Marcelo, PY1KN

General discussion / FSK
« on: 2012-02-08, 01:25:22 »
Is it possible to key FSK with the RRC-Micro? There is no COMFSK installed.

Marcelo, PY1KN

General discussion / TS-480
« on: 2011-12-01, 02:48:16 »
Mike and friends

I have been using the standard setup with 2 RRCs for months now, with success. Additionally, I have Com2 connected to the radio with a straight serial cable, and I can control the radio with either DX4WIN or Win-Test.

Now I decided to add a RRC-Micro PC to use on the road. I've just installed it, and I can get the SIP connected, the buffer bar moves, but there is no sound at all.

When I start HRD, I configure the Com port to the virtual pair of Com2, the software connects but when it comes to read the radio frequency, it fails.

I read somewhere in this forum that I might need to tie pins 7 and 8 at the radio port in order to get it working. Is that the case? If so, why does my cable works with the standard configuration + Win-Test and not with the Micro-PC + HRD?

Marcelo, PY1KN

General discussion forum / Steppir and COM1
« on: 2011-11-03, 18:48:53 »

I plan to control a Steppir SDA100 controller through the RR1258 Com1 port, using N8LP or similar software. I don't want to use a connection to the transceiver, since I only want to change the antenna manually.

The usual cabling to a PC is a cross-over to the Data Out connector of SDA100.

However, I just learned that Com1 pins at RRC1258 are already reversed (pin 2 is Tx and 3 is Rx). So I figure what I need is a straight cable from Com1 to Sda DataOut. Is that correct?

COM1                      SDA100 DataOut
  2 (Tx)   ----------------  2 (Rx)
  3 (Rx)  ----------------- 3 (Tx)
  5 (Gnd)  ---------------- 5 (Gnd)

Marcelo, PY1KN

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