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General discussion forum / Re: TS-590 does not transmit
« on: 2012-10-24, 16:00:57 »
This morning, I took the remoterig unit to my office, and it works fine from here!  The difference is I am using a USB Serial Converter.  I had thought I could Com Port as Com 2, but no cigar.  Anyway, the TS-590 works great.  Tom

General discussion forum / TS-590 does not transmit
« on: 2012-10-24, 06:02:49 »
I had been using my Remoterig setup with a TS-480HX, and it works great.  I decided to try my TS-590, and use the Kenwood software.  I made the cables, but on the control end, I am using the function "Use USB Com Port as COM2," because I don't have a serial port on my computer.  On receive it works fine - everything works perfectly.  On transmit it is another matter - it does not work.  Oddly, when I try to use the internal antenna tuner, the rig hangs on transmit.  To get out of transmit, I have to turn the 590 off and back on again.  Leaving everything hooked up, I went out to the garage, pushed the "Tune" button, and the 590 worked fine manually. 

On the Remoterig units, when I changed from the TS-480 to the TS-590, I simply set up a new profile, and left all the settings the same except for the settings that were in the Remoterig manual, for "general Kenwood."  I wonder if there is something I'm missing.  Any thoughts? 

Configuration, RRC 1258 / Ports not Open
« on: 2012-08-20, 05:20:49 »
I've finished the split cables for the FT-857, and set up everything - but it did not work.    I've updated the firmware in both units, and they show up fine on my network. 
According to Remoterig's dynamic DNS service, everything is working fine there.  I followed the instructions and set up the radio side with DMZ, and the port forwarding as shown in the user manual.  I had both units plugged into the same router.  So, I took the remote to my office, to see if perhaps it truly had to be on the internet - at home I have both RCCs plugged into the same router.  Still nothing - when I hit the on button on the front panel, nothing.

I've rechecked the cables, going through every pin, then the hardware configuration - everything is correct (unless there is an error in the cable plans). 

Then, I tried PFPortChecker, which said none of the ports (listed on page 211 of the user manual) are open.  It may be the way I have my router configured - My internet provider is Time Warner cable, with a cable modem.  I have a LInksys RVS4000 Router, set up as a gateway (because apparently, the Time Warner device is a router).  The RVS4000 is setup as I've stated above.  Any thoughts?

I plan on using the FT-857 in the detachable control panel mode.  My question concernings the split cable construction: the Aux/Mic cable seems to show the mic line is shielded.  How does one contruct that?  It was my understanding that one would use CAT 5 cable.  Has anyone on the list constructed this cable and have pictures of the cable?  Thanks in advance. 

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