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General discussion forum / Re: 2nd remote head for TS-480SAT
« on: 2010-10-16, 19:27:55 »
I spoke to HRO this week; they should be available near the end of the month.

Mitch DJ0QN/K7DX


There is no problem to change the port on the RemoteRig. Over here,
many routers have port 5060 already blocked for internal VoIP (even
if you don't use it), so you MUST change it to something else. I have
to admit that I am not aware of any DSL/cable providers blocking ports
like I hear from the U.S. The exception is UMTS (3G), where the providers
do not want you using VoIP.

Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

General discussion forum / Re: More COM ports
« on: 2010-09-29, 09:58:47 »

Lantronix is considered the "gold standard". If you really want to be on the safe side,
I would order one of their products (expensive, but often good deals on Ebay).

Larry, N8LP, highly recommends these as well, and has had them in use for several
years. Looks at his web site for details:

He also has several software and hardware devices that may interest the group.
A summary is at

Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

General discussion forum / Re: Port 80 Security
« on: 2010-09-28, 05:43:52 »

You can (should) set an ID and password for the remote RRC.

If someone figures out your IP address and port, the most they
can do is to view your status. As soon as you click on one of the
lower menu items, it asks for your ID and password.

Of course you should change the RRC port from 80 to another port,
just as you did on your power switch

Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

General discussion forum / Re: Power Cycle Reboot Required
« on: 2010-09-27, 19:41:29 »

I received my NETIO-230A today. I upgraded to a newer firmware (2.33), and now you can enter a web port number.

Note for anyone doing so: there is a major bug that causes it not to allow you in the box after the upgrade.
You need to use IE instead of Firefox to get in. If this still does not work, you need to so a hardware reset
by turning the box off, then hold in the two buttons on the front panel while turning it on, keep holding
and waiting until you hear two beeps. Then you can log-on with admin / admin under IE (not Firefox).

A bit of a pain, sorry, but this gives you an inexpensive 4-port IP power strip that works the way you want it to.

Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

General discussion forum / Re: Power Cycle Reboot Required
« on: 2010-09-24, 22:29:12 »

With most routers, you can determine which port is forwarded. For example, if is port 80,
you can forward that port outside to The port 80 stays within the LAN.

I use WOL every day, but just use a client that works after I connect via VPN. My router (Draytek) also has
a WOL function built-in, just in case.

Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

General discussion forum / Re: Power Cycle Reboot Required
« on: 2010-09-24, 10:20:57 »
Hi Simon,

I just ordered the NETIO230A yesterday. It got a good review from c't Magazine.

I decided I needed more than the two ports that I currently have on my Infratec PM-211
Besides, I am having reliability problems with it and would not recommend anyone buy it, even with the slick interface.

I will install it at the remote station the middle of next week and let you both know.

Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

General discussion forum / Re: Power Cycle Reboot Required
« on: 2010-09-23, 20:53:38 »
Hi Guy,

That would be hard to believe, but I will let you know when I get my hands on one next week.

Worst case, you just forward internal port 80 for that IP address to a different external port number in the router.

Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

General discussion forum / Re: Power Cycle Reboot Required
« on: 2010-09-23, 19:22:08 »
There are actually lots of these on the market. One more example of an inexpensive 4-port is at:;PROVID=1024

Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

General discussion forum / Re: Power Cycle Reboot Required
« on: 2010-09-23, 14:00:48 »
That happened to me once as well after making some changes. Apparently the O/S hung while rebooting.

I am not sure if this is a real bug, since it can happen to any kind of computer. Of course, an embedded O/S should behave better, especially if installed in a remote location.

I "solved" the problem by placing the RRC on an IP power switch, along with a few other devices that tend to hang once in a while (rotator controller, etc.).

Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

General discussion forum / Network Noise Problems
« on: 2010-09-15, 18:29:53 »
I have been trying to resolve a problem for several weeks now, but am not really getting anywhere. Maybe someone else has had a similar problem and knows the cause.

Most of the time, I have a type of crackling "popcorn" type of noise on the control side. Often it even gets worse, with "holes" in the audio, as if the internet connection is bad. Although I believed till now it is caused by the router, I am not sure. The network is fast and should not be the cause. The RRC's show no SIP error. I have exchanged many mails with AVM's support, but they can not find a problem from their side, and the router is designed for high-speed video and audio streaming (I have IPTV installed). Removing other devices from my network does not have any effect.

Here are some details:
rig: TS-480
DSL control side: VDSL mit 50Mb down and 10mB up (T-Home)
DSL radio side: ADSL2+ with 16Mb down and 1mB up (Alice)
Router control side: AVM Fritz!Box 7390
Router radio side: DrayTek Vigor 2910
both LANs use only gigabit switches
RRC: SIP port 5090 (changed due to VoIP routers), have tried various settings for jitter buffer, delay and packet size without noticing a difference

If no one else has a tip, I will do some other types of testing, i.e. taking the control RRC and TS-480 head to another location, or maybe try a different router. This is really a head scratcher.

Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

General discussion forum / Re: 2nd remote head for TS-480SAT
« on: 2010-09-02, 15:29:51 »
I have an update on TS-480 head availability:

- The heads will be available sometime in October through both HRO in the U.S. and Difona in Germany. Difona will also be selling the RemoteRig series.
- The price will not be available until shortly before availability.

Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

General discussion forum / Re: 2nd remote head for TS-480SAT
« on: 2010-08-22, 23:54:51 »
Yes, this topic migrated to a different thread, so I guess you didn't see it at:;topic=283.0

What I said was:

An update on availability of the TS-480 heads: Japan is taking longer with the order and production as was hoped. It will likely now be October until the heads are available. I was hoping to bring some along from my trip to W6 this month, but that just won't happen.

I spoke to a local German dealer about this, and they are also contacting Kenwood to see if they can order the heads as well. They would like to attach onto the U.S. order to get the heads produced at the same time. More to come.

Mitch DJ0QN / K7DX

General discussion forum / Re: PC Client Doesn't Connect
« on: 2010-08-04, 12:15:20 »
Thanks for the reply, Mike.

I just needed an update on the timing. I knew it was in beta, but assumed that the response time would be faster to fix requests. If I had known, I would have saved my money until later on this year (I bought it just for this vacation).

I will remove the RemoteRig box today and go back to Skype/VNC until I am back from vacation the end of August.

Mitch DJ0QN

Hi Franco,

It really wasn't a suggestion, I was just quoting from the manual. Since it works one way, it may work the other. Just try it and see.

Mitch DJ0QN

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