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General discussion forum / Re: Elecraft K4 with RemoteRig
« on: 2022-06-28, 13:54:52 »
Tnx Mike, I thought CAT was used K3<->K3. Seems I have to wait for the Elecraft VK4 software or try Win4K4Suite and one of the many ways of transfering audio.

73, Palle, OZ1RH.

Check Port Forward in (both?) of the routers you use at the radio site.

I think the radio RRC-1258 should sign in to the RemoteRig DDNS server automatically. Check "DDNS status" in Settings that the RemoteRig DDNS server has the correct WAN IP adr of your router at the radio site.

Does your 3/4 G router at the radio site get a public WAN IP address? If it gets a private IP address like 192.168.n.n, 172.28.n.n or 10.n.n.n it can't be accessed from the internet. It is essential that the router at the radiosite get a public WAN IP address. It does not matter if it is static or dynamic as long it is public. Most internet providers only hands out private IP address on 3/4/5G unless you pay for a static one. But you do not need a static IP address, only a public one. Beware, most customer services don't know what a public IP address is, so they just ask you to pay. Check this board for 'Double NAT'.

73, Palle, OZ1RH.

General discussion forum / Elecraft K4 with RemoteRig
« on: 2022-06-16, 18:01:20 »

Has anyone tried to remote an Elecraft K4D with a RemoteRig using a K3/0 Mini? The commands for K3 and K4 are to a large extend the same, so it might be possible that a K3/0 Mini will be able to control at least some basic functions of the K4.

If Remoterig can power the K4D ON it should be possible to transfer audio and use Win4K4Suite to manage the K4D through the serial connection provided by Remoterig. However it would be better to use a K3/0 Mini for the basic functions where the commands the the same in the K4 and K3.

73, Palle, OZ1RH.

General discussion forum / Re: Digital modes
« on: 2019-09-14, 22:29:33 »
In case you has not solved it see for how digital remote can be done with an IC-7100.

73, Palle, OZ1RH

I suggest RFI in your ADSL-router. Check RF-Protection filter for DSL-Modems:

I assume you have set the Keyer Settings in the Control-RRC since the higher bands are OK. See page 71 and 72 in the manual

73, Palle, OZ1RH.

Hi Jeff, have you solved the problem?

Does your remote setup work on SSB? Notice that your remote K3 radio must be configured in CONFIG or MENU to use mike audio from the back for TX.

My Remoterig setup works running audio cables from K3/0-MINI Spkr and Mike to my pc Mike and Spkr. In order not to transmit Windows sounds I use an USB sound card, but that is not required. My strapping of the Remoterig boxes is done as described in the manual.

Some standard failures: Have you selected the right audio devices in WSJT-X? Hopefully you have not turned down audio volume in Windows Volume mixer. Are you sure WSJT-X does not pick up RX sounds from the loudspeaker?

73, Palle, OZ1RH.

There is an USB audio device on the K3/0, but it can't be used as input and output is reversed. I don't think you can fix it or an USB input device can be made into an output device using a Virtual Audio Cable. Instead ask Elecraft to fix this error.

However Mike and Speakers on the left side works for digital remote if you reverse the two cables between the K3/0 and your pc.

As your radio and control site are in the same house you should not have many problems if radio and control are on the same LAN. If you want to use a pc at the radio you may use COM1 as Mitch has written.

73, Palle, OZ1RH.

Sri, I had not figured out that you sometimes want to run barefoot.

I manage my 13,8 V at the radio site with a Rigrunner 4005i Wifi: so I can check voltage and current and even power cycle both my K3S and the RRC 1258 should I need to. That need has not happend yet, but nice to be in control. The Rigrunner has built in fuses and over voltage protection. Wifi might be an advantage during thunderstorms.

You could use a Rigrunner 4005i Wifi to power on/off you KPA1500 with 13,8 V to the REM port.

BTW the KPA1500 can be remoted via its ethernet port. I would do all 3: 12 V to REM, Rigrunner and use the ethernet port.

73, Palle, OZ1RH.

Power on and off seems easy, see page 23 of the KPA1500 operators manual:

Remote Operation
Additionally, the rear panel REM jack enables remote on and off switching: When 12 VDC is applied to the
KPA1500 REM connector, the amplifier is turned on. Removing 12 V turns the amplifier off. Less than 1 mA is
required. The 12V DC OUT jack on the K3/K3s can be used for this function.

73, Palle, OZ1RH.


>Instead of trying to run wsjt-x at the control site, I bought a NUC to put at the radio
Why are you making it so difficult for yourself to run WSJT-X? Just connect your Elecraft K3/0 Mini to your pc at your control site and run WSJT-X.

Unfortunately there is an error in the K3/0 Mini, as input and output (mike and speakers) are reversed both in the USB audio device and the two 3.5 mm Mike and Speakers ports at the left side. This means that the USB audio device can't be used, but the Mike and Speakers ports works for WSJT-X well when connected reversed by wires to your pc. I do my FT8 in this way.

I suggest more owners of K3/0 Mini make a request to Elecraft for having this error corrected at least in the USB audio device.

Regarding COM2 on the rear panel of the RRC-1258 it should be connected to the RS232 port on the K3S (or P3), so the COM2 of the Remoterig box is in use. However COM1 on the front panel of the RRC-1258 is not used by Remoterig and can be used for your KPA1500.

73, Palle, OZ1RH.

General / Re: App has expired
« on: 2018-07-23, 02:20:22 »
This happens once in a while for me too. I have both the Icom and the Elecraft app om my HTC 10, Android 8.0. Stopping and restarting the Nano app or the whole phone is a solution for me.

73, Palle, OZ1RH.

As I understand the question the problem is the same as I have. At the radio site there is a 'local' pc which should be able to control the K3 via CAT whenever the RRC is not in use and that without switching cables. After all the remote operator can't switch cables. The RRC (COM2) and the pc is connected to the P3 serial DB9 connector (RS232) through a Y serial cable. This does not work for me.

Mitch, is your idea to connect the 'local' pc at the radio site to COM1 of the radio RRC and to connect the radio RRC COM2 to the P3 as usual? Then the radio RRC is working as a logical Y cable if set to Mode 7?

As far as I know a Y serial cable only works in one direction, that is when one master sends to several slaves, but I would like to know if anyone has a solution for a Y cable at the radio site.

73, Palle, OZ1RH.

General discussion forum / Re: Random connection problem
« on: 2018-06-12, 12:31:38 »
Sounds like an internet problem with variable delay either at your control end or at the radio end. May be a big down or upload is running? You can get an indication of your internet connections by checking ping time with

73, Palle, OZ1RH.

General / Re: rrc nano icom missing!
« on: 2018-06-11, 20:18:21 »
If you have not found them yet download from

73, Palle, OZ1RH

General discussion forum / Re: Verizon Wireless Drop-Outs
« on: 2018-05-15, 23:49:14 »
Hello Paul,

Your ping times to your remote site seems quite OK, mostly under 100 ms. The few spikes to 150-200 ms should not be much of a problem if you configure 'Advanced settings' and 'Keyer settings' in the RemoteRig boxes. Values for 'Keyer settings' is in the manual and if I recall correctly the delay should be similar to the ping time so try 100 ms. Here on this forum Mitch, DJ0QN has given recommendations for 'Advanced settings' for 3G. However your 4G/LTE is much better than a 3G connection, so I don't think you need to increase 'Advanced settings' that much.

I have set up a PingPlotter checking from my QTH here in Denmark to your remote site and I get quite stable 200 ms ping time during almost an hour with only 2-3 spikes to 300 ms. That is fine as crossing the pond often adds about 100 ms.

73, Palle, OZ1RH.

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