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General discussion forum / CAT set up
« on: 2010-02-14, 10:02:45 »

I need some advice. I have an RRC v1 which I want to use with my FT-847. I have built the cables and tested them back to back and they work fine. When I place the two RRCs in line, the system also works for audio (TX and RX) and also PTT. The problem I have is that I cannot make CAT control work at all.

Just to refresh CAT works when the cables are back to back.  I have the DB9s plugged into the RS232 ports on the front of the RRCs. The radio requires 9K6 baud, 8 bits, 2 stop bits and N parity. I am using the "serial setting" screen to alter the settings and am using COM1 mode = 3, Com 1 baud rate = 9600, com1 data bits = 8, com 1 stop bits = 2, com 1 parity = 0.

Am I using the right COM mode for the FT-847 (I tried 4)? What value = N parity (I have tried, 0,1,2).

What have I missed? I know it is obvious and it is driving me mad....

General discussion forum / Re: webswitch 1216e
« on: 2009-12-14, 12:32:23 »
I have now sorted this out with Mike's help over email.

To place a record for others who may be struggling in the future

1) I set the IP address on a PC to
2) plugged both the PC and the 1216 into a network switch
3) Accessed the 1216 via (pwd 111111)

I then used the little app to alter the 1216 ip address to fit router on my home network.

It seems that using a network switch solved all my problems. I also had a small problem based around one particular PC that had several NICs installed - moving to a machine with a single ethernet port sorted me out there.

Thanks for Mike for his help.

General discussion forum / Re: webswitch 1216e
« on: 2009-12-11, 15:05:39 »
Thanks Mike,

I need a little help with the PC side of things: I have tried both static and dynamic IP address settings on my PC which is connected directly to the web switch via the ethernet cable, but I cannot connect using the default ip address in my web browser, or via the updater application.

Can anyone help? I am sure it is obvious, but I haven't worked it out yet!


General discussion forum / Re: New version for remoterig?
« on: 2009-12-10, 21:28:29 »
I bought my kit earlier last week and so I emailed Mike to ask what the changes were. He tells me that they are moving to a single board design so that they can sell the remote rig ready built, but that the functionality remains the same. He said that they are working on a new firmware realease with new features that with work with both old and new boards.

I hope that Mike doesn't mind me paraphrasing our email exchanges, but I hope to put minds to rest.

General discussion forum / webswitch 1216e
« on: 2009-12-10, 21:22:48 »
Hi Folks,

I have just bought a 1216E webswitch, but am having a problem getting started. I have plugged the box into my PSU and the green light comes on no problem. The switch is plugged into my ADSL router via a tested good ethernet cable.

So, I log into my router config homepage ( and whilst the router recognises that a cable is plugged into the port (with a green light) no new device is shown in the LAN IP address table. What am I doing wrong?

Is the switch provided with preloaded firmware?
Is there a problem becaue the webswitch IP address is and I need to change it to 192.168.178.x to match my router?
Should I connect to the webswitch direct from my PC to change the webswitch IP address first?

Or have I missed something else?


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