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General discussion forum / Connection via browser
« on: 2011-09-17, 17:47:35 »
Guys,

I had a working RRC system and have just tried to update the firmware via USB. The USB update was OK according to the RRC manager and I can connect to both boxes via the USB cable, but to only one of them via a browser. I have moved the system to a local ethernet swith so it is all on my desk to test. This means I can move cables etc between working and non working items and this has counted out any silly errors with cables

I have tried to reflash the firmware a couple of times, and have made sure that I haven't made any slips with IP addresses etc. When I connect to my problematic box with USB I get serial number 1966592 and a mac address of 00:00:00:00:00:00. Cycling the power makes no difference.

What do I need to do to reconnect via the browser interface? Is there any way to do a hard reset?

Thanks
Steve

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General discussion forum / Re: connecting to the RRC boxes
« on: 2011-04-24, 10:17:42 »
Thanks Jan. Good to see you have resolved the printo out issue in newer FW releases. I bought this RRC pair used and I know that they haven't been used for 9 months - hence the old FW!
73
Steve

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General discussion forum / Re: connecting to the RRC boxes
« on: 2011-04-18, 18:58:46 »
Guys, here is the output without the USB plugged in:

==========================================
** 1285/1258 Bootloader V1.5            **
** Booting application                  **
==========================================
** Press capital x for xmodem apploader **
==========================================
Company : Microbit
Product : 1258
Hardware: 4
Software: 0.0.2.7
Compiler: 4.1.1 (WinARM)
Build   : Feb 18 2010 14:43:50
ROM/RAM : 282256/41740
ethRAM  : 2848 (max 3kB!)
USBRAM  : 0
ResetSrc: b [3]
Uptime  : 0
=========================
HW-device     = 0
CW-pot        = 1023
Debug level   = 2
Control panel = 1
Program mode  = 4 - Generic Yaesu/Kenwood
PID           = 0
=========================
U2LCR=83
U3LCR=83
enable       : 1
speedWpm     : 0
iambic       : 1
paddleReverse: 0
weight       : 30
sideToneHz   : 700
sideToneDb   : 45
lfDelayMs    : 0
keyDelayMs   : 100
audio = BOTH_OPEN
KSZ8041NL PHY detected
USB: Got new addr:0

DynDns: Init:0(1)0
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And with USB plugged in.

Debug level   = 2
Control panel = 1
Program mode  = 4 - Generic Yaesu/Kenwood
PID           = 0
=========================
U2LCR=83
U3LCR=83
enable       : 1
speedWpm     : 0
iambic       : 1
paddleReverse: 0
weight       : 30
sideToneHz   : 700
sideToneDb   : 45
lfDelayMs    : 0
keyDelayMs   : 100
audio = BOTH_OPEN
KSZ8041NL PHY detected
USB: Got new addr:0
**USB Suspend Event
**USB Resume Event
**USB Reset
**USB Suspend Event
**USB Resume Event
**USB Reset
**USB_GetDescriptor Rec=0 H=1 L=0
**dumpSetupPacket(EVT_SETUP): bmRequestType=80h bRequest=06h wValue=0100h wIndex
=0000h wLength=0040h
**dumpSetupPacket(EVT_SETUP): bmRequestType.Recipient=00h bmRequestType.Type=00h
 bmRequestType.Dir=01h

**dumpSetupPacket(EVT_IN): bmRequestType=80h bRequest=0

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The good news is that I have fixed it. I used hyerterminal to reset the settings and then altered the ip address to something my router could handle. I was then able to do a firmware upgrade over the browser interface. This update fixed the USB problem.

Thanks for the pointer gents. Now to get my TS-2000 working with this beastie.

73 Steve
M0BPQ

34
General discussion forum / Re: connecting to the RRC boxes
« on: 2011-04-18, 11:25:31 »
Thanks for the response guys. I will dig out a machine with a real serial port and give it a go. I will post the "print out" here for a response.

73
Steve

35
General discussion forum / connecting to the RRC boxes
« on: 2011-04-16, 22:31:06 »
I have got a used set of RRC MKII boxes. They have been used by a club mate with his K3 and I do not know how he set up IP addresses etc

I have connected to the radio box and updated the firmware and set the IP addresses just fine via the setup manager. However, I cannot connect to the control (head unit) box. I have used two laptops and a single set of cables that have been proven OK with a web switch and the radio box.

The symptoms with the head unit box are:

When plugged into my Ethernet hub, the power light flashes indicating the Ethernet connection is not there. (The cables test as good!). I cannot connect via a web interface using the standard IP address.

When I try to connect via USB the setup manager does not recognise the box at all. It seems that the box starts to cycle the boot sequence the power light flashes once then the lights on the AUX/MIC connector flash once. That sequence continues ad infinitum.

Holding the rest button for 10 seconds makes no difference. 

I have two set of RRCs working just fine already, so I have some experience. Is the control box damaged? What am I doing wrong?

73
Steve
M0BPQ

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I too had problems controlling my FT-847, and the problem was inthe cable construction. I think I put the pins in my engineering notebook so if you are still stuck, drop me a mail steve at mycall dot com and I will dig it out.
73
Steve

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Hi Paul,

I use a wifi bridge at the radio end, but no reason it shouldn't work at the face end as well. My solution was to get  a WRT-54GL off of ebay, flash it with DD-wrt and set it up in wifi bridge mode. It cost me about 60 Euro altogether. Not super portable though!

Hope that helps?
73
Steve
M0BPQ

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General discussion forum / Re: TS-480 RFI - more information
« on: 2010-08-20, 15:26:21 »
Dear All,

I have tried my IC-706g/RRC v1 on HF and it works just fine. The same PSU/antenna with the TS480/RRC v2 (preamp off) gives the problem that Dave describes above. I guess the obvious solution is to switch the RRCs around and see what happens, but I hate to break a working system...

More news if I get time and courage to move things around.
73
Steve, M0BPQ

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General discussion forum / Re: TS-480 RFI - more information
« on: 2010-08-15, 21:05:36 »
I can pretty much repeat the problems Dave is reporting with My TS-480 and RRC V2. When the comp is on, SSB is unusable. Should I do the op amp mod?

I also have an RRC mk1 and a IC-706G that I use on VHF/UHF SSB and I get excellent audio reports with that, even at 400W with the antenna only 5m away. I shall try that radio on HF to see if I get an RFI problem or if it is limited to the 480/MKII combination.

If anyone has any siggestions for Dave's problem please post it here so I can try it too.

73
Steve

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I too am suffering from similar problems. I have a stack of ferrite on all cables, rebuilt my RRC to radio cables with shielded ethernet cable and can still only tx on some bands at the 50w level, others much less. Ther also seems to be a problem when I use my PC to generate CW during contests with character elements getting lost. The end of my inverted L is about 10m away from the radio.

Dave, I only live 20 minutes away from you. I'd be happy to help out if you think that an extra pair of eyes would be useful.
73
Steve
M0BPQ

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General discussion forum / Re: TS-480 and RF feedback
« on: 2010-05-25, 11:49:39 »
Thanks for the helpful discussions guys,

I have just turned my codec preamp off as suggested and everything seems to be OK on the meters. I will try to make some QSOs to confirm what I can hear on my local rx.

For the record, I have my mic gain set to 51 and speech proc to 35 using the stock hand microphone.

Many thanks folks, es 73 de
Steve
M0BPQ


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General discussion forum / Re: TS-480 and RF feedback
« on: 2010-05-16, 15:38:14 »
Bjorn and co:

I have a similar problem. Using my FT-847 everything works just fine, but with the TS-480 I can run 100W between 18 and 28MHz, then only 50W on 14MHz, 25W on 40m,and less than 10W on 80m. My antenna is an inverted L with a tuner at the base and I have ferrite on every cable. Again, this is fine 80-10m @100W with the FT-847.

73
Steve

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General discussion forum / TS-480 CAT problems
« on: 2010-05-04, 11:45:00 »
Hi Folks,

I have just picked up a TS-480 to use with my second RRC set of boxes. i have the remote head working FB along with TX/RX audio.

I want to use my Microkeyer II for CAT control and am having problems. The CAT cable from the MKII at the head end works when plugged into the TS-480 directly so this is clearly fine. This leaves me with some  questions:

Which type of cable should I use from the radio RRC com port to the rig? Straight through or null modem?

Also, what settings should I use in the RRC config - I know the baud rate (9K6 in my case), but assume it is 8 bits, 1 stop bit no parity (as per kenwood manual). Should I be using the Forced "0" parity instead?

I assume it doesn't matter which COM port I use?

Thanks!
Steve
M0BPQ


 

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General discussion forum / Re: CAT set up
« on: 2010-02-21, 00:30:43 »
Thanks for your input Mike,

I have had another sessionon this tonight and tried your suggestions. I have finally got everything working, but not exactly as you suggested.

On my V1 boxes I now use the *front* com port, the rear ones as suggested don't work for me (the FT847 requires a serial pass through so perhaps that is the issue?).  I had tried lots of different things, but on a whim I swapped around pins 2 and 3 at the RRC control end. Voila - everything was OK! I went and repeated my back to back CAT cable test and nothing was working (it did before the pin swap). So, is my serial back to back adapter a null cable which had caused me all this pain? When I did a continuity test, it was straight through, so that wasn't the issue! I have to say that I don't really understand, and it isn't so easy to test continuity further as I am using a custom cable from a microham MKII. But it is finally working, so I am delighted.

Perhaps someone will be able to learn from this post in the future?
CU on the air
73
Steve
M0BPQ

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General discussion forum / Re: CAT set up
« on: 2010-02-14, 22:32:36 »
Hi,

Thanks for your reply.  I am sure this works for the V2 RRC, but I am using V1 with the RS232 board and there aren't any jumpers to alter - these were introduced in V2. I am missing something even more simple I am afraid!

Thanks es 73
Steve

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