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RRC-1258 MkII(s)
and
RRC-1258MkIIs Yaesu Twin
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Table of contents
Statement of Conditions .............................................................................. 6
General Description ..................................................................................... 7
Detachable control panel ................................................................................. 7
PC-based control ............................................................................................ 8
Step by step system setup .......................................................................... 9
Hardware .................................................................................................. 11
Front .......................................................................................................... 11
Back ........................................................................................................... 15
Strapping and jumpers ................................................................................. 19
Configuration with Microbit Setup Manager .............................................. 23
FW/HW ....................................................................................................... 24
FW update................................................................................................... 24
Setup ......................................................................................................... 25
Net info....................................................................................................... 25
Initial IP setup .......................................................................................... 26
Configuration with WEB-interface ............................................................. 29
Configuration with WEB-interface ............................................................. 29
Info ............................................................................................................ 30
Status......................................................................................................... 31
Profiles ....................................................................................................... 32
IP Settings .................................................................................................. 34
Radio Settings ............................................................................................. 37
Serial Settings ............................................................................................. 42
Advanced settings ........................................................................................ 46
Dynamic DNS setting (only Radio-RRC) ........................................................... 48
Keyer Settings (only Control-RRC).................................................................. 50
IO Settings .................................................................................................. 52
Ping settings (only Radio-RRC) ...................................................................... 56
Export settings (HTML) ................................................................................. 57
Export settings (bin) ..................................................................................... 57
Import settings (bin) .................................................................................... 58
Application firmware upgrade ........................................................................ 59
Bootloader firmware upgrade ......................................................................... 60
Restart device.............................................................................................. 60
Configuration with terminal-interface ....................................................... 61
CW-Keyer .................................................................................................. 62
General ....................................................................................................... 62
Settings ...................................................................................................... 62
Connections................................................................................................. 63
ICOM CI-V ................................................................................................. 65
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General ....................................................................................................... 65
Hardware configuration ................................................................................. 65
Radio settings (example) .............................................................................. 66
Connections................................................................................................. 67
ICOM IC-703, IC-706................................................................................. 70
General ....................................................................................................... 70
Hardware configuration ................................................................................. 70
Radio settings (example) .............................................................................. 71
Connections................................................................................................. 71
Power supply ............................................................................................... 72
Prepare the separation cable to IC-703 and IC-706 .......................................... 74
ICOM IC-R2500 ......................................................................................... 78
General ....................................................................................................... 78
Hardware configuration ................................................................................. 78
Radio settings (example) .............................................................................. 78
Connections................................................................................................. 79
ICOM IC-E2820 ......................................................................................... 82
General ....................................................................................................... 82
Hardware configuration ................................................................................. 82
Radio settings (example) .............................................................................. 82
YAESU FT-8x7, FT-1000............................................................................. 86
General ....................................................................................................... 86
Hardware configuration ................................................................................. 86
Radio settings (example) .............................................................................. 87
Connections................................................................................................. 87
YAESU General (FT-2000) ......................................................................... 92
General ....................................................................................................... 92
Hardware configuration ................................................................................. 92
Radio settings (example) .............................................................................. 93
Connections................................................................................................. 93
YAESU TWIN ............................................................................................. 97
General ....................................................................................................... 97
Hardware configuration ................................................................................. 98
Radio settings (example) .............................................................................. 99
Connections................................................................................................. 99
KENWOOD General .................................................................................. 104
General ..................................................................................................... 104
Hardware configuration ............................................................................... 104
Radio settings (example) ............................................................................ 105
Connections............................................................................................... 106
KENWOOD TS-480 ................................................................................... 109
General ..................................................................................................... 109
Hardware configuration ............................................................................... 109
Radio settings (example) ............................................................................ 110
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Connections............................................................................................... 110
Power supply ............................................................................................. 111
KENWOOD TM-D710 ................................................................................ 114
General ..................................................................................................... 114
Hardware configuration ............................................................................... 114
Radio settings (example) ............................................................................ 115
Power supply ............................................................................................. 115
KENWOOD TS-2000 ................................................................................. 118
General ..................................................................................................... 118
Hardware configuration ............................................................................... 118
Radio settings (example) ............................................................................ 120
Connections............................................................................................... 120
ELECRAFT ................................................................................................ 124
General ..................................................................................................... 124
Hardware configuration ............................................................................... 124
Radio settings (example) ............................................................................ 125
Connections............................................................................................... 125
ALINCO DX-SR8 and DX-R8 ..................................................................... 129
General ..................................................................................................... 129
Hardware configuration ............................................................................... 130
Radio settings (example) ............................................................................ 130
Connections............................................................................................... 130
Power supply ............................................................................................. 131
Schematics .............................................................................................. 132
I/O and PAD Interface Control-RRC .............................................................. 132
I/O and PAD Interface Radio-RRC ................................................................. 133
MIC/AUX Interface Control-RRC ................................................................... 134
MIC/AUX Interface Radio-RRC...................................................................... 135
Network and Firewalls ............................................................................ 136
DMZ ......................................................................................................... 137
Portforwarding ........................................................................................... 138
SIP ALG .................................................................................................... 139
Appendix A - Audio coding ...................................................................... 140
Appendix B - COM-port Keyer interface ................................................... 141
Appendix D - Technical Data ................................................................... 142
Appendix E - Safety and Regulatory Information .................................... 143
FCC Statement .......................................................................................... 143
Safety Notice ............................................................................................. 143
Disclaimer ................................................................................................. 144
FCC / CE - Declaration of conformity............................................................. 145
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Statement of Conditions
In the interest of improving internal design, operational function, and/or reliability, Microbit
2.0 AB reserves the right to make changes to the product described in this document without
notice. Microbit does not assume any liability that may occur due to the use or application of
the product(s) or circuit layout(s) described herein.
All parts of the software are property of Microbit 2.0 AB. The hardware design, schematics
PCB layout, concept, graphics, user manual, etc. are property of Microbit 2.0 AB. The device
may not be disassembled, copied or reversed engineered.
Copyright © 2010
Microbit 2.0 AB
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General Description
The Remoterig RRC-1258MkII (RRC) is developed especially for remote control of Amateur
radio stations via the Internet in a user-friendly and cost-effective way. The RRC units are
used in pairs, one is connected to the radio (Radio-RRC) and the other is connected to the
control equipment (Control-RRC). The system is unique in the way that no PC is needed for
the voice and data communication it’s handled by the two RRC. There are two versions
available RRC1258MkII and RRC1258MkIIs, the difference is that the (s) versions handles two
audio channels from the radio which is useful together with dual receiver equipment. The
Remoterig system can be configured to work together with most Amateur radio stations
available on the market from ICOM, Kenwood, Yaesu, Elecraft and Alinco. The Remoterig
system fits very well in the following situations:
You are not allowed to put up antennas at your home.
The noise level is too high to make Amateur radio activity possible.
You want to build so big antennas that can’t be done in urban areas.
You do not want to be dependent of PC:s for the remote control.
Etc.
The Remoterig system itself will not introduce any latency and the latencies introduced by
Internet will rarely be any noticeable problem. The Remoterig system also includes a unique
solution for operating CW over Internet and it also includes a CW-keyer. The Remoterig
system is connected to the Internet primarily via 10 or 100 Mbit Ethernet and fixed
connections like DSL, cable and WLAN. 3G based mobile solutions will also work but
sometimes with reduced performance. The system is portable and you can use it from almost
any network connection in the world. Session control, audio (VoIP) and data is transferred
using standardized protocols like SIP, RTP etc. where you can select different audio qualities
depending on available bandwidth. The RRC-1258MkII is easily configured via modern USB
and WEB based user interfaces.
Detachable control panel
You will get the ultimate function of the Remoterig system together with radio stations with
detachable control panels like Kenwood TS-480, Kenwood TM-D710, Kenwood TS-2000, ICOM
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IC-703, ICOM IC-706, IC-2820 and Alinco DX-SR8. You simply replace the cable between the
control panel and the radio with the Remoterig system. You will get the same feeling and
functionality as with the original setup.
PC-based control
The system also works very well for more traditional remote control from PC-based control
software’s like HamRadioDeLuxe. The Remoterig system solves the voice and data
transmission but you need a PC for the Control software itself in this setup.
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Step by step system setup
Below follows a recommendation about how to proceed when setting up the system.
1. Spend some time to read thru this user manual to get familiar with the product.
2. Apply 12V DC (good stabilized power) to both units.
3. Connect both units with CAT5 patch cables to the same Ethernet switch or router as
your PC which you will use to setup the system is connected.
4. Download the Microbit Setup Manager and the latest firmware from
http://www.remoterig.com to your PC. Follow the instructions about how to install the
Microbit Setup Manager (see chapter Configuration with Microbit Setup Manager).
5. Find out how your network is configured and configure the RRC to fit into your network
(see chapter Initial IP Setup) with the Microbit Setup Manager. This has to be done
with both units.
6. Check the installed firmware version. If the one you downloaded from Remoterig is
newer, update the units with the new firmware. Always update both units to the same
version (see chapter FW/HW about how to update).
7. When you have configured the units to fit into your network, Start your Web browser
and connect to the units one by one by entering their resp. IP-address. If you get in
contact with their internal web server everything is OK.
8. Disconnect all cables from the units and open the housings (see chapter Strappings
and jumpers) and make the hardware strapping according to the instruction which is
provided in the chapter for your radio in the end of this Users manual. Check the red
jumpers with a ohm meter to verify that they are not broken before assembling the
housings again.
9. Make the basic software configuration for your system which is described in the
chapter for your radio in the end of this Users manual.
10. Prepare the cables needed for your radio station and/or PC according to the cable
drawings provided in the chapter for your radio in the end of this Users manual.
Double check your home made cables with an ohm meter before connecting them to
the RRC and the radio to prevent harm of any equipment. Microbit do not take any
responsibility of damaged RRC-units or radio equipment.
11. After preparing the cables connect them to the RRC-units and the radio equipment.
Connect the power to all equipment. Check with your web browser again that you are
in contact with both RRC-units.
12. Now try to establish the connection between the Control-RRC and the Radio-RRC. If
you use a radio with a detached control panel it’s done when you press the ordinary
power on button. If you are using a PC-at the control end you need to browse to the
status page in the Control-RRC and connect by clicking on the “Connect” button on.
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13. When the connection is established, test the functionality. Check that you can hear the
receiver audio, check that PTT is working and microphone level is OK to be sure that
the strappings are OK.
14. When this basic functionality are OK you can go further connecting cables for CW,
rotor control, PA-control etc. Prepare all functions that you need and test them before
moving the RRC:s apart to different locations, everything gets much more complicated
to test when travelling is needed.
15. When it’s time to move the RRC:s apart you need to gather some information about
how the network at the remote site is configured. The first thing is to determine if your
Internet Service Provider (ISP) are providing you with a fixed or dynamic IP-address.
Fixed IP:s are rare so you probably have a dynamic IP-address if you are not paying
extra for a fixed one. A dynamic IP is no problem but you need to register a DynDNS
account (free) at http://www.dyndns.org. They have services which they are charging
money for but the free one has everything you need. Follow the instructions on their
website.
16. After moving the RRC-apart you need to connect a PC to the local network at the
remote site where the Radio-RRC should be connected and find out how the network is
configured (see chapter Initial IP Setup). You have to set up the new IP, Netmask and
Gateway. When it’s done use your web browser to connect to the Radio-RRC:s internal
web server and configure the DNS IP.
17. Configure the Radio-RRC:s DynDNS settings with the Hostname you registered at
DynDns (see chapter Dynamic DNS Setting).
18. Now it’s time to configure your remote router. We recommend that you first of enable
the remote configuring of your router, you may need it later. After that’s done
configure DMZ or port forwarding (see chapter Network and Firewalls). When this is
done your remote Radio-RRC should be reachable over the Internet.
19. When back at the Control QTH try to browse to the DynDNS address you registered
and entered into the Radio-RRC. You should get in contact with the Radio-RRC internal
web server exactly as it was local.
20. The only setting which need to be changed in the Control-RRC is the SIP-contact at the
Radio settings page. The SIP-contact should be changed to the DynDNS Hostname you
registered or to the fixed IP of the Radio QTH if you have one. Then everything should
work remotely.
Enjoy the remote controlling.
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Hardware
Front
PWR LED
Green light is indicating normal status. When the green LED is flashing the unit is trying to
connect to the Ethernet, normally it only takes a few seconds. If the LED do not end flashing
it's probably something wrong with the network connection.
USB
The USB-interface is used to initially set up the IP parameters. It can also be used for
downloading new software (can also be done via the WEB-interface). At the Control-RRC it
can also be used for PTT or CW control via the RTS and DTR signals in the virtual COM-port
delivered by the RRC USB device.
COM1
COM1 can in special cases be used to set parameters and check statuses if USB or WEB
cannot be used. The COM1 port can also be used for ex. rotator control as it can be
configured as transparent serial port between the RRC:s.
RS-232
Pin no
1
2
3
4
5
6
RS-232 Interface (9-pol D-sub female)
TXD (Out)
RXD (in)
GND
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7
8
9
CTS (In)
RTS (Out)
AUX/MIC
The AUC/MIC connector (RJ-45) is used for microphone connection or for connection of the
radio control panel (IC-703/706, DX-SR8). Inside the RRC behind the connector is a set of
straps with can be used to decide how the connector should be configured depending on radio
or microphone. The red and yellow LED:s are indicating SIP-status:
LED
LED Red
LED Yellow
Off
Flashing
On
Incoming audio stream OK
Incoming audio stream fail
SIP disconnected
SIP connection failed
SIP connection OK
Pin no
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
AUX (RJ45)
depends
depends
depends
depends
depends
depends
depends
depends
on
on
on
on
on
on
on
on
the
the
the
the
the
the
the
the
inside
inside
inside
inside
inside
inside
inside
inside
straps
straps
straps
straps
straps
straps
straps
straps
TTL Control-RRC
The TTL connector on Control-RRC (RJ-12) is used primary for connection of the radio control
panel (TS-480, RC-2000 and IC-E2820) and in other cases where you need to connect via a
TTL level (5V) port. The connector is configured so a straight cable can be used to a TS-480
and RC-2000 control panel.
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Pin no
AUX (RJ45)
6
5
4
3
2
1
AF output, Speaker 2W/8 ohm
TDO input, data from panel to radio (TTL)
RDO output, data from radio to panel (TTL)
GND
8V output, always active
GND
TTL Radio-RRC
The TTL connector on Radio-RRC (RJ-12) is used for connection of the cable which is normally
connected between the control panel and the radio (TS-480, RC-2000, and IC-2820). It's also
used for CAT control of radios with 5V.s inputs e.g. all ICOM with 3.5mm C-IV connector and
FT-8x7 with the mini DIN-connector. The connector is configured so a straight cable can be
used to a TS-480 control panel and to RC-2000.
Pin no
AUX (RJ45)
6
5
4
3
2
1
AF Input (TS-480)
TDO input, data to radio (TTL)
RDO output, data to radio (TTL)
GND
8V output, always active
GND
SP Control-RRC
At the Control-RRC the connector is used as a speaker output. It's connected in parallel with
the audio output pins in the MIC/AUX and TTL connectors. The connector is a standard 3.5
mm jack for a mini stereo plug and there is no switch in the connector. The speaker output
power is 2W at 8 ohm. In the dual RX (stereo) version there are signals from both the MainRX and Sub-RX available in the SP-connector. There is only a Lf power amplifier on the Main
RX signal so I recommend that you set jumper JMP-4 in the Headset position and use headset
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or Stereo speakers with built in lf-power amplifier if you use a Dual Receiver system. PC-type
speakers are very well suited for this.
Sub Receiver (*)
Main receiver
GND
(*) Sub receiver, only available in RRC-1258MkIIs version
SP Radio-RRC
At the Radio-RRC the speaker connector is an input for the speaker signals from the radio.
The Dual-Rx version has inputs for both the Main-Rx and Sub-RX. The Main-Rx input is
connected in parallel with the input pins in the MIC/AUX and TTL connector. The inputs has
resistive loads of 50 ohms. The connector is a standard 3.5 mm jack for a mini stereo plug
and there is no switch in the connector.
Sub Receiver (*)
Main receiver
GND
(*) Sub receiver, only available in RRC-1258MkIIs version
CW Control-RRC
The CW knob is used for adjusting the CW-speed of the built in CW-keyer. There is no knob
on the Radio-RRC.
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COM2 Control-RRC
COM2 is used to connect to a PC COM port (RS-232). It has a female connector which makes
it possible to use a straight cable between RRC and PC. The communication parameter is set
via the web interface.
RS-232
Pin no
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
RS-232 Interface for PC connection
(9-pol D-sub female)
RXD (out) to PC RXD
TXD (in) from PC TXD
GND
RTS - connected to JMP-3
CTS - connected to JMP-3
COM2 Radio-RRC
COM2 is used to connect to a Radio with RS-232 port. It has a male connector, which makes
it possible to use a straight cable between RRC and the radio. The communication parameter
is set via the web interface.
RS-232
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Pin no
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
RS-232 Interface for Radio connection
(9-pol D-sub male)
RXD (in) to pc RXD
TXD (out) from pc TXD
GND
RTS - connected to JMP-3
CTS - connected to JMP-3
(*)
(*)
(*)
Both Kenwood and Yaesu transceivers need the RTS and CTS pins to be strapped together.
JMP-3 inside the box can be used to strap them if you want to use a standard fully connected
cable.
PAD Control-RRC
At the Control-RRC the input is used to connect a CW-paddle. The input is for a standard 3.5
mm stereo plug. Normally the left paddle is connected to the tip and the right paddle to the
ring. Common is connected to the inner ring and ground. Note that the CW-Keyer function
must be enabled to activate this function.
PAD Radio-RRC
At the Radio-RRC the output is used to connect the output signal from the CW-keyer to the
radio straight KEY input. The output is for a standard 3.5 mm stereo plug. A standard cable
with 3.5 mm connector in both ends can often be used. Note that the OUT1 mode or OUT2
mode must be set to Keyer to activate this function.
PWR
The RRC is powered via the PWR connector (2.1/5.5 mm) with 10-18 VDC.
Radio
IC-706
TS-480
RS-232
Control-RRC (12 VDC)
up to 600mA, depending on
back lighter and audio volume
up to 500mA, depending on
audio volume
up to 400mA, depending on
audio volume
Radio-RRC (12 VDC)
max 160 mA (110mA 10Mbit)
max 160 mA (110mA 10Mbit)
max 160 mA (110mA 10Mbit)
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12V DC
Pin no
PWR
+
-
+ 10-18 VDC (centre)
GND
RESET
A short press on the reset switch will reboot the unit. By pressing and keep the button
pressed for 20 sec the unit reset to factory default settings with the following network
settings:
Control-RRC IP-address:
Radio-RRC IP-address:
Netmask:
Gateway:
DNS:
192.168.0.227
192.168.0.228
255.255.255.0
192.168.0.1
192.168.0.1
I/O
In the I/O connector is 3(2) inputs and 3 outputs, 8V and GND available (see below). The
connector is used for transferring signals from one RRC to the other. If the CW-keyer function
is not used the connector can be used for whatever controls signals needed in both directions.
The output transistor can sink max 200mA so install an external relay if it's not strong
enough.
Pin no
I/O (RJ45)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
IN1, active low (CW-Keyer right-paddle)
IN2, active low (CW-Keyer left-paddle)
OUT1, open collector
IN0, active low (only available at Control-RRC)
OUT0 open collector
OUT2 open collector
8V OUT (max 100mA)
GND
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ETHERNET
The unit can be connected to both 10 and 100 Mbit/s Ethernet based TCP/IP network. The
RRC can be configured for different connection types for Ethernet port, Auto, 10HDX, 10FDX,
100HDX, 100FDX and Auto-with-preferred-10FDX. Default is Auto-with-preferred-10FDX
which works best in most cases.
Pin no
Ethernet (RJ45)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
LINK
ACT
Out [+]
Out [-]
In [+]
In [-]
Green LED indicates link OK flashing LED indicates traffic
Yellow LED indicates speed = 100Mbit/s (off = 10MBits/s)
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Strapping and jumpers
Before connecting the RRC to your radio you need to put some straps in place depending
on your radio. Down below follows instructions of how to disassembly the RRC and
pictures showing where to find the different straps.
1:
Start with removing the screws holding the D-sub on the rear marked COM2. The tool
should be 5 mm (3/16").
2:
Open the box by pressing the D-sub until you can get your fingers behind the edge of
the lid and can slide the housing apart.
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3:
Behind the AUX/MIC connector there is a strapping area which looks like an IC-socket. There
are two rows with 9 holes. The row next to the AUX/MIC connector is connected to the
connector. The strapping is done by connecting the red strap wires, supplied with the RRC,
between the holes according to the description for the radio (see radio chapter). Normally the
same strapping should be done in both Control-RRC and Radio-RRC. (The picture shows the
strapping for IC-706).
4:
Control-RRC only: JMP-1 is placed behind the TTL connector. With the strap in place a DC
voltage is feed to the microphone element. All ICOM microphones should be DC-feed.
Dynamic microphones like the ones used by Kenwood should not be DC-feed. HEIL
microphones should not be DC-feed either.
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5:
Control-RRC only: JMP-2 is placed near the back of the RRC next to the RESET button. JMP-2
is used to select if the DC-power to the front panels should be 8 or 9 V. With the strap in
place it will be 8V, which fits all ICOM radios. Without the strap the voltage will be 9V, which
fits Kenwood TS-480 and RC-2000 panels that need 9V for the back-lighter.
6:
JMP-3 is placed next to the rear D-sub COM2. JMP 3 is used to connect RTS and CTS together
(pin 7 and 8) in COM2. Most of the Yaesu and Kenwood radios with RS-232 port need to have
them tied together. This is convenient if you want to use a prefabricated fully connected
cable.
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7:
JMP-4 is placed behind the CW-pot, and is available only in the Control-RRC. JMP-4 is used to
select between Speaker level or Headset level for the Main-Rx output. The Sub-Rx is always
Headset level. (JMP-4 is only present in the RRC-1258MkIIs version)
8:
When you are done you can slide the lid on the bottom part and put back the screws. Be
careful the threads do not stand to much force.
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Configuration with Microbit Setup Manager
The initial settings of the network parameters are easiest done with the RRC-Manager. The
RRC-Manager is a software which runs under Windows on a PC and connects to the RRC via
USB (an USB cable is supplied with the RRC). RRC-Manager can be used for:
IP Settings and verification
o IP-address
o Netmask
o Gateway
o DHCP
Firmware upgrade
o Application
o Bootloader
Start with downloading the RRC-Manager from the homepage www.remoterig.com. Install the
RRC-Manager by following the instructions which shows up. If you have an older Windows
version where Netframework 2.0 is not installed, the installer will guide you through the
installation of Netframework. When you have finished the installation a new shortcut to RRCManager will show up on the desktop. Click on the icon to start RRC-Manager
Connect your RRC to 12V and connect the USB-cable between your computer and the USB
jack on the front of the RRC. Windows will automatically install the necessary drivers. When
it's done the text in the bottom field will change from "RRC not connected" to "RRCconnected" which is an indication that you are in connection with the unit.
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FW/HW
Click on the "Get" button and the version of the firmware will show up in the upper window.
Go to the page www.remoterig.com and under downloads you can find the latest firmware. If
there is a newer firmware available download it to your desktop and change to the "FWupdate" tab.
FW update
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Click on the "Select file" button and browse to the file with the new firmware, it should be
something like “RRC-1258-CRC_v1.46_2009-11-26.bin” depending on the version and release
date. When you have selected the file click on the "Update" button and the update process
will start, the text in the bottom field will change to "Updating firmware". Attention -- Do not
interrupt the update process in any way!
After about a 1 minute the update is finished and the RRC will restart. When the text "RRCconnected" shows up again in the lower field of the RRC-Manager, you can change to the
"FW/HW" tab and check software version.
Setup
A new window wills pop-up with the basic IP settings. Change the settings so they fit into your
local network and press the "Save" button to save the new settings. The RRC will restart
again and when the text "RRC-connected" shows up again in the lower field of the RRCManager, you can click on the "Setup" button again to verify the changes.
Net info
Click on the “Get” button to read the IP setting currently in use by the RRC.
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Initial IP setup
The default Ip settings from the factory is 192.168.0.227 (Control-RRC) and 192.168.0.228
(Radio-RRC). The net mask is 255.255.255.0. and the gateway 192.168.0.1.
To be able to contact the RRC-units via the network you must configure the units to fit into
your home network. You can check your network configuration from your PC.
On the start menu select Run. In the Run dialog box enter cmd.
You will get a DOS-window.
At the DOS-promt enter ipconfig.
Then you will get the needed information:
Your PC IP address in this example is 192.168.0.101 this means that the IP of the RRC:s must
have IP:s in the area 192.168.0.2 to 192.168.255.
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The Netmask is 255.255.255.0 the Netmask in the RRC:s should be the same
The Default gateway is 192.168.0.1 the Gateway in the RRC:s should be the same
In this case all the default IP setting will be OK.
In an other network, this is the result of the ipconfig command.
Your PC IP address in this example is 192.168.128.10 this means that the IP of the RRC:s
must have IP:s in the area 192.168.128.2 to 192.128.255.
The Netmask is 255.255.128.0 this the Netmask in the RRC:S should be the same
The Default gateway is 192.16.128.1 the Gateway in the RRC:S should be the same
In this case you must change the IP:s of the RRC. I recommend to use 192.168.128.227 and
192.168.128.228
Use the Microbit Setup Manager to change the IP settings.
Select the Setup tab click on the “Get Setup” button and enter the IP addresses in the Setup
info dialog box.
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Configuration with WEB-interface
Before you can use your RRC-1258MkII you must configure both the hardware (strapping)
and the software settings. The units will have the default IP addresses 192.168.0.227
(Control-RRC) and 192.168.0.228 (Radio-RRC). The net mask is 255.255.255.0. The
configuration is easiest done via the web interface. Be aware of that your PC must be in the
same net e.g. having an IP-number between 192.168.0.2 and 192.168.0.254 and not be the
same as the RRC. If the default IP-addresses of the RRC not fit your network please use the
PC-program RRC-Manager to change the IP-addresses via USB. It's convenient to use DHCP
at the Control-RRC but wait to active DHCP until everything is setup and working.
Select setup page from the links on the left side and edit the parameters. After each setup
pages is finished press Submit to temporary store the new settings. When you do that a new
red Apply changes button appears on the pages. You can now change parameters on other
pages but the new settings will not take effect until you press Apply changes. When you do that
the unit will reboot and start up with the new settings. If you change your mind after clicking
on submit you can click on Restart device on the left to restart the device without changing
any settings.
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Info
The info page shows some static information about the RRC as firmware revision etc. and also
the basic IP-configuration.
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Status
On the status page you can check some parameters which can be useful when debugging etc.
But the most important is that here is the "Connect" and "Disconnect" button used to connect
or disconnect the Internet connection between the two RRC. When connecting you will see
how the SIP-status is changed to "Connected/Transferring" if everything is OK. Here is also
shown how your NAT-router has mapped the ports and the momentary status of the inputs
and outputs.
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Profiles
The profile menu is used to store and load settings profiles. This could be convenient if you
change settings often. But NO settings are needed here if you do not use it, so leave this
page to later if it’s your initial setup of the RRC:s.
You can use up to five profiles and you can give them describing names.
The first time you activate another profile than the default profile the default profile will be
copied to the other profiles.
When you save settings in the normal way with the red “apply settings” button the data will
be saved in the profile which is active for the moment.
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To change profile just select “Active profile” to the profile you want to change to, and press
submit. The new profile will then be loaded but will not be used before restart so you can
check all settings and the restart to make the new profile active.
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IP Settings
The IP Settings menu is used to setup the initial IP parameters needed for the unit to connect
to the IP network. Down below the settings are described more in details.
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Parameter
Setting
Unit ID (Banner)
Text, whatever you want, that will be shown at the
top of the web-page (within brackets). Used to
identify different RRC.
“empty” (default)
“text”
Select between a fixed IP address and DHCP. DHCP
can be practical for the Control-RRC but fixed IP
address is preferred in Radio-RRC.
No (default)
Yes
IP-address (only when fixed IP-address is used)
192.168.0.227 (default Control-RRC)
192.168.0.228 (default Radio-RRC)
nnn.nnn.nnn.nnn
Net mask (only when fixed IP-address is used)
255.255.255.0 (default)
nnn.nnn.nnn.nnn
Gateway (only when fixed IP-address is used)
192.168.0.1 (default)
nnn.nnn.nnn.nnn
DNS-address (only when fixed IP-address is used)
192.168.0.1 (default)
nnn.nnn.nnn.nnn
Fixed external IP-address of your NAT-router. Should
NOT be used in normal installations.
“empty” (default)
nnn.nnn.nnn.nnn
Type of Ethernet connection:
Auto
Auto, prefer 10 Mbit (default)
10HDX*
10FDX*
100HDX*
100FDX*
DHCP
IP
Netmask
Gateway
Dns server
Extern IP/Host
Eth-type
Auto prefer 10 Mbit is default as more speed is not
needed and the emissions from a 10 Mbit LAN is
much less than from a 100 Mbit LAN
(*) If you use fixed settings you must have a
managed switch where you can set the same
setting.
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Web page user
Web page pwd
Enable password protection for the web pages and
also the telnet connection by entering a username
(this field) and a password (next field). If this field is
empty the RRC will not ask for password. Some of
the pages are still accessible but no editing is
possible.
“empty” (default)
“username”
Password for the web pages and telnet connection.
“empty” (default)
“password”
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Radio Settings
The Radio settings are used to setup the RRC to act together with different radios. The
settings must be done in both Control-RRC and Radio-RRC and the parameters are partly
different for the both RRC.
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Parameter
Setting
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Program mode
Select the program mode depending on connected
radio:
0 = Transparent (for repeater links etc.)
1 = ICOM CI-V (generic)
2 = IC706 (with detached control panel)
3 = FT-8x7, FT-1000
4 = Kenwood, Yaesu, Elecraft
5 = TS480/TM-D-710 (with detached control panel)
6 = (*1)
7 = IC-R2500 (with detached control panel)
8 = TS2000 (with RC-2000 control panel)
9 = IC-2820
10 = Yeasu FT-950/FT-2000/FT-5000/…. Twin(*2)
11 = Transparent, 4-wire (for repeater links etc.)
12 = DX-SR8
(*1)
Sip password
Sip contact
Auto connect
Sip realm
Audio quality
These selections are only possible in special
editions of the RRC.
(*2)
Only available in the Yaesu Twin version.
Protect your remote rig and should be same in both
ends.
(default: no password)
Control-RRC:
Sets the fixed IP address or the DynDNS host name
to the Radio-RRC
Control-RRC:
When enabled the Control-RRC will connect to
Radio-RRC immediately after power up in program
mode 0, 1, 3 and 4.
No (default)
Yes
Radio-RRC:
Not used yet.
Sets the audio quality depending on available
bandwidth. Sample rate must be same in both RRC
but coding can be different (more information can
be found in appendix-A Audio coding):
0 = A-law 8 kHz
1 = Linear 12 bits 8 kHz
2 = Linear 16 bits 8 kHz (default)
3 = A-law 12 kHz
4 = Linear 12 bits 12 kHz
5 = Linear 16 bits 12 kHz
6 = A-law 16 kHz
7 = Linear 12 bits 16 kHz
8 = Linear 16 bits 16 kHz
9 = A-law 24 kHz
10 = Linear 12 bits 24 kHz
11 = Linear 16 bits 24 kHz
12 = IMA ADPCM 4 bits 8 kHz
12 = IMA ADPCM 4 bits 16 kHz
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Audio Dual-RX
Codec out gain
Codec inp gain
Codec inp HPF Hz
Codec inp preamp
COM0 baudrate
Sets if LF from the Sub-RX should be sent as an
separate audio channel. Be aware of that this
doubles the need of Bandwidth. (Only available in
the (s) version.)
Sets the attenuation for the audio output, in 255
steps and 0.5 dB per step. Should always be set to
255.
255 = no attenuation (default)
254 = -0.5 dB
253 = -1.0 dB
…
0 = max attenuation
Sets the gain for the audio input in 63 steps and
0.75 dB per step. Should be 18 at Control-RRC for
high level electret microphones and should always
be 0 at Radio-RRC.
0 = default Radio-RRC
…
18 = default Control-RRC
…
63 = max value
Sets the low cut frequency for the audio passband
[Hz]:
82
102
131
163 (default)
204
261
327
408
The upper cut frequency is set automatically
depending on the sampling rate.
Control-RRC:
Enables a +20 dB pre-amplifier for the audio input
at the Control-RRC:
No
Yes (default)
Set COM0 baudrate for the radio communication
[bps]:
1200
2400
4800
9600 (IC-R2500)
19200 (IC703/706)
38400 (IC2820,DX-SR8)
57600 (TS480, TS2000)
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COM0 data bits
COM0 stop bits
COM0 parity
Set COM0 data bits:
5
6
7
8 (default)
Set COM0 stop bits:
1 (default)
2
Set COM0 parity:
0 = Off (default)
1 = Odd
2 = Even
3 = Forced-1
4 = Forced-0
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Serial Settings
The serial ports COM1 and COM2 can be used as a transparent serial channel between
Control-RRC and Radio-RRC over Internet. The COM-ports can be used for CAT control,
rotator control etc. COM1 is always free to be used with the drawback that you cannot use
COM1 for configuration. COM2 is used for the radio control in some of the program modes and
can then not be used as a transparent serial channel.
Radio settings /
Program mode
COM1
free channel
COM2
free channel
0 - Transparent
1 - ICOM CI-V
2 – IC706
3 – FT-8x7, FT-1000x
4 – Yaesu, Kenwood, Elecraft
5 – TS480/TM-D710
6 – (*)
7 – IC-R2500
8 – TS2000
9 – IC-2820
10 – Yeasu FT-950/FT-2000
/FT-5000/FT-9000 Twin
11 – Transparent, 4-wire(*1)
12 – DX-SR8
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
no
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
yes
yes
COM1 and COM2 mode can be configured differently depending on what they will be used for.
The same settings must be done in both Control-RRC and Radio-RRC.
(*1) = Need special hardware
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Parameter
Setting
COM1 mode
Select mode for COM1-to-COM1 transparent transfer
of serial data between two opposite RRC. The setting
defines the event that triggers the data transfer over
Internet.
- Inactive (default)
- Char-by-char. A data packet is send for each
char, needs lot of bandwidth.
- ICOM CI-V. Used for CI-V control of IC-703/706
at the same time as you use the control panel.
- Char-timeout. A data packet is sent when there is
a pre-defined pause between two received char.
- Kenwood, Yaesu, Elecraft. Used for CAT control of
TS-480 or TS-2000 at the same time as you use
the control panel.
- User-def-terminator. Used if you want to define
the terminator char by yourself (see below).
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COM1 baudrate
COM1 databits
COM1 stop bits
COM1 parity
COM1 cts/rts
COM1 terminator
COM2 mode
COM2 databits
COM2 stop bits
Set COM1 baudrate [bps]:
1200
2400
4800
9600 (default)
19200
38400
57600
Set COM1 data bits:
5
6
7
8 (default)
Set COM1 stop bits:
1 (default)
2
Set COM1 parity:
0 = Off (default)
1 = Odd
2 = Even
3 = Forced-1
4 = Forced-0
Enable the transfer of CTS input to RTS output of
other RRC.
0 = No (default)
1 = Yes
Defines the terminator character used in COM1mode=5 (user-def-terminator). Character should be
in HEX-format.
00 (default)
Select mode for COM2-to-COM2 transparent transfer
of serial data between two opposite RRC. The setting
defines the event that triggers the data transfer over
Internet.
- Inactive (default)
- Logical parallel with COM0. Is used for level
converting for CI-V and FT-8x7. The settings
from “Radio settings” are used.
- Char-by-char. A data packet is send for each
char, needs lot of bandwidth.
- ICOM CI-V. Used for CI-V control of IC-703/706
at the same time as you use the control panel.
- Char-timeout. A data packet is sent when there is
a pre-defined pause between two received char.
- Kenwood, Yaesu, Elecraft. Used for CAT control of
TS-480 or TS-2000 at the same time as you use
the control panel.
- User-def-terminator. Used if you want to define
the terminator char by yourself (see below).
See COM1
See COM1
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COM2 parity
COM2 terminator
See COM1
See COM1
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Advanced settings
Under advanced settings it is possible to change the default port numbers used by the RRC. It
can be necessary if there are more than one RRC on your LAN or if you are using SIP based IP
telephony (using port 5060). You really need to know what you are doing when you change
port numbers especially on the Radio-RRC so that you don't disconnect yourself. Change web
and telnet port number ONLY if you have to due to other services or more than one RRC on
your LAN. If you lose the connection a car ride might be the next thing you do.
Parameter
Setting
UDP cmd port
Port number used for the Command channel.
12000 (default)
Port number used for the audio channel
11000 (default)
Port number used for the SIP session.
5060 (default)
UDP audio port
SIP port
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Web server port
Telnet server port
Rx jitter buffer size
Rx jitter delay
Audio packet size (ms)
Continuous RTP Tx
Debug level
Port number used for the internal http web server.
80 (default)
Port number used for the internal telnet server.
23 (default)
Set the maximum number of audio packets from the
received audio stream that is buffered. Dictates
maximum playback delay. Higher values result in
better tolerance against bad Internet connections.
Note that this value must be larger than the jitter
delay.
4 (default)
Set the number of audio packets received and
buffered from the audio stream before beginning
playback. Dictates minimum playback delay. Small
values gives short delays, higher values result in
better tolerance against bad Internet connections but
the delay will increase. Note that this value must be
less than the jitter buffer size.
3 (default)
Sets the max size (length) of the audio packets in ms.
If you have a good Internet connection with lots of
bandwidth or running both RRC:s under the same
LAN/WLAN it's possible to reduce the packet size
down to 1 ms. Smaller packets means decreased
delay but increased bandwidth.
20 (default)
Control-RRC: If VOX will be used switch on this
function. It means that the audio stream is sent
continuously from the Control-RRC to the Radio-RRC.
This can be a security problem for some user because
the audio from the mic is sent to the Internet all the
time.
Radio-RRC: Some mobile (3G) networks have a delay
before they open up for the audio stream which ends
up in problems when releasing the PTT. This function
often solves this problem.
No (default)
Yes
Not used, and should not be changed.
Off (default)
Low
Medium
High
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Dynamic DNS setting (only Radio-RRC)
The Radio-RRC has a DynDNS client to be used when the Internet Service Provider (ISP) uses
dynamic IP addresses instead of fixed IP address. The DynDNS client checks what IP address
your router has got from the ISP and sends the information to DynDNS:s DNS server. When
using DynDNS you enter "Own host name" instead of an IP address in the SIP contact setting
in the Control-RRC and you don't need to bother if the IP address at the Radio-RRC changes.
You need to register an account (free of charge) at
http://www.dyndns.com/services/dns/dyndns/ and get a domain name. There are other
providers of the same service but RRC-1258MkII only supports DynDNS.
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Parameter
Setting
DynDNS check interval
Sets how often the external IP address of your router
should be checked, value in minutes:
Own host name
Username
Password
Off (DynDNS client disabled)
10
20
30
40
50
60
180
600
1440
Domain name registered at DynDNS.com. Example:
my-radio-site.ham-radio-op.net
DynDNS account username.
DynDNS account password.
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Keyer Settings (only Control-RRC)
A very powerful function for remote CW operation is implemented in the RRC-1258MkII. The
system is able to handle delays and jitter caused by Internet in a unique way. This function is
also dependant on the I/O configuration, see IO settings.
Parameter
Setting
Enable
Enable the CW-keyer function.
No = CW-keyer is off (default)
Yes = CW-keyer is on
Set the CW-keyer iambic mode.
Old type, squeeze keyer
Mode-A
Mode-B (default)
Mode-B + auto-char-space
Set the reverse mode for the CW-paddle.
No, left paddle dot & right paddle dash (default)
Yes, left paddle dash & right paddle dot
Iambic
Paddle reverse
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Weight
Side tone hz
Side tone -dB
Lf delay ms
Key delay ms
Time ratio between dash and dot.
25-40 = 2.5-4.0/1
30 = 3.0/1 (default)
Frequency for the side-tone in Hz.
0,500-1500 = side-tone frequency in Hz
800 = 800 Hz (default)
0 = No local side tone is generated, can be used to test how
the CW sounds if you enable side tone in the radio and send
with memory keyer or PC.
Audio level for the side-tone in dB.
50-0 = audio level in –dB
20 = -20 dBm (default)
Mute (delay) time for audio from the radio at Control-RRC
after a dot/dash command. Recommendation - start with
same value as the ping time.
0-500 = delay in milliseconds
0 = no delay (default)
Delay time before the keying of the radio is executed at RRCradio.
0-250 = delay in milliseconds
0 = no delay (default)
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IO Settings
The inputs and outputs in both the Control-RRC and Radio-RRC are configurable to meet
different needs.
Control-RRC:
Parameter
Setting
IN0 mode
Select the function for Input-0 (IN0) signal in the I/O connector.
0 = I/O, input status is transferred to Radio-RRC (default)
1 = Keyer, straight key or external keyer
2 = PTT, PTT-switch or foot-switch etc.
Output 0 can be configured for one of two functions.
I/O = Indicating that SIP connection is up.
Keyer = The output act as a local output to for the keyer to key a local
radio. ( default is I/O)
OUT1 mode Output 1 can be configured for one of two functions.
OUT0 mode
OUT1 mode
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OUT2 mode
USB RTS as PTT
USB DTR as CW
I/O = The output follows Input 1 from the Radio-RRC.
Keyer = The output act as a local output to for the keyer to key a local
radio. ( default is I/O)
Output 2 can be configured for one of two functions.
I/O = The output follows Input 2 from the Radio-RRC.
Keyer = The output act as a local output to for the keyer to key a local
radio. ( default is I/O)
Select if the USB virtual COM port RTS signal is used as external PTT.
0 = No (default)
1 = Yes
Select if the USB virtual COM port DTR signal is used as straight key
output.
0 = No (default)
1 = Yes
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Radio-RRC:
Parameter
Setting
OUT0 mode
Select the function for output-0 (OUT0) signal the I/O connector.
0 = I/O, active when IN0 on Control-RRC is active (Control-RRC IN0-mode
setting must be in state I/O). (default)
1 = Keyer, output to the radio straight key input
2 = PTT, used as external PTT
3 = Connect, active when the SIP-connection is active
4 = On/Off, controlled by the ON/OFF button on this side (*)
5 = Keyer PTT, active when CW is send via the keyer (can be used to key
a PA). If you set “key delay” in the Control-RRC this output will be
activate “key delay” ms before the actual CW-keying is started.
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OUT1 mode
OUT2 mode
Select the function for output-1 (OUT1) signal the I/O connector (or tip in
the PAD-jack).
0 = I/O, active when IN0 on Control-RRC is active. (Control-RRC CWKeyer
function must be disabled). (default)
1 = Keyer, output to the radio straight key input
2 = PTT, used as external PTT
3 = Connect, active when the SIP-connection is active
4 = On/Off, controlled by the ON/OFF button on this side (*)
5 = Keyer PTT, active when CW is send via the keyer (can be used to key
a PA). If you set “key delay” in the Control-RRC this output will be
activate “key delay” ms before the actual CW-keying is started.
Select the function for output-2 (OUT2) signal the I/O connector (or ring in
the PAD-jack).
0 = I/O, active when IN0 on Control-RRC is active. (Control-RRC CWKeyer
function must be disabled). (default)
1 = Keyer, output to the radio straight key input
2 = PTT, used as external PTT
3 = Connect, active when the SIP-connection is active
4 = On/Off, controlled by the ON/OFF button on this side (*)
5 = Keyer PTT, active when CW is send via the keyer (can be used to key
a PA). If you set “key delay” in the Control-RRC this output will be
activate “key delay” ms before the actual CW-keying is started.
(*)
When the ON/OFF buttons are pushed the output change will be immediate, but will
resume to last saved position after power on. To make the changes permanent use the "apply
changes" button.
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Ping settings (only Radio-RRC)
The Radio-RRC has a Ping Watchdog function which can be used as an extra security. This
function is quite common in network equipments. It can be set to ping an IP address and
when it does not get any answer, it will make a hard reboot of the RRC. The status of the ping
watchdog can be checked at the status page. This function is only available on the Radio-RRC.
Enable ping watchdog
IP address to ping
Ping Interval (seconds)
Startup delay (seconds)
Failure count to reboot
Enables the function.
No = Function is disabled
Yes, test = Function enabled but it will not actually
reboot, can be used for test
Yes, reboot = Function is enabled.
IP address to ping is entered here, In normal cases
use the Gateway IP.
Interval between the ping is sent.
(1-65535, default 300 s)
Delay before the first ping is sent.
( 300-65535), default 300 s.
If Test mode is activated it can be set to 10-65535
Sets how many times the ping is allowed to fail
before reboot is done. (1-255, default 3 )
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Export settings (HTML)
This function creates a text file with the actual settings and status of the unit. This file can be
sent via email for support purposes for example.
Export settings (bin)
This function is used to backup your settings to a file in your PC. When clicking on the link a
dialog box will show up where you can decide where to store and the name of your backup
file.
Note! The exported file will only include settings for the active profile.
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Import settings (bin)
This function is used import your backup file from your PC. Click on select file and browse to
your file and then click import.
Note that the imported settings will be stored in the currently selected profile.
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Application firmware upgrade
The application firmware can be updated over the Internet via the web interface when bugs
are fixed and/or new functionality is implemented. You don't have to be where the RRC1258MkII is to do the updates. Download the new firmware from www.remoterig.com and
save the file on your computer (it has a name like RRC1258-CRC_v1.38_2009-09-04.bin).
Connect to the RRC you want to update and select 'Application-upgrade'. Then click on the
'Browse' button and select the file with the new firmware. After that you click on the 'Upgrade'
button and the new firmware will be transferred and saved into the RRC. When the firmware
is updated the RRC will restart. Note -- Do not interrupt the upgrade process in any way.
Wait a minute or two then connect to the RRC again and select 'Info' and verify that the
Software version is updated. If it looks like its not updated empty the web browser cache, to
prevent it from showing an old cached page. The update NEVER fails but the browser is a
common problem.
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Bootloader firmware upgrade
This follows the same steps as the application firmware upgrade procedure above.
Restart device
Restart device can be used if you want to reset and restart the RRC without saving any
changes (before apply changes) or just for ordinary reset.
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Configuration with terminal-interface
All parameters can also be programmed via the serial interface COM1 (RS-232) or Telnet port.
COM1 has the following settings: 38400 baud, 8 bits, No parity, and 1 stop bit. Select the sys
[s] and setup-edit [1] menus to configure the RRC. This method of configuration is not user
friendly and should be avoided.
=========================
a: audio
c: codec
d: debug
e: extio
f: flash
i: sip
l: led
q: audio quality
p: power
r: radio
s: sys
u: usb
=========================
s
sys
=========================
1: setup edit
2: setup view
3: setup clear
4: sntp
5: rtc
6: wdt reset
7: dns query
8: show network info
9: STUN test
0: memory
a: UDP send
b: UDP receive
c: Setup default 1(Control)
d: Setup default 2(Radio)
r: COM1-rts/cts on/off
q: exit
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CW-Keyer
General
The RRC-1258 has a CW-keyer function that makes CW operation possible over Internet even
if there are long latencies and lots of jitter. Note that the CW-keyer is by default disabled.
The CW-keyer side-tone is generated locally at the control RRC. When the dot or dash is
executed the audio from the radio can be muted at the Control-RRC to disable the radio sidetone or annoying clicks and sounds. The time the mute function is active is defined by the lfdelay setting. The value of lf-delay depends on the latency of Internet. A good start value is
the same value as the ping time between control and radio QTH.
Another unique feature is a kind of adjustable jitter buffer at the radio end. If the Internet
connection has varying latencies, you can set a key-delay before the keying of the radio is
executed. This delay makes it possible to reconstruct the transmission on-the-fly and the
system will be much more tolerant against varying latencies (jitter). Longer key-delays give
higher tolerance against jitter but also add delay until the keying is executed at the radio.
Even if you have a good connection you could try with a low value. Remember that when you
increase this value you must also increase the lf-delay value.
Settings
Keyer settings:
Control
Enable
Iambic
Paddle reverse
Weight [25-40]
Side tone hz [500-1500]
Side tone –dB [50-0]
Lf delay [0-500]
Key delay [0-250]
Yes
Mode-A
No
30
800
20
0
0
IO settings:
Control
IN0 mode
USB DTR as CW
OUT0 mode
OUT1 mode
OUT2 mode
I/O
No
Radio
Radio
I/O
I/O
Keyer
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Connections
PAD – Control-RRC:
At the Control-RRC the PAD-jack is used to connect a CW-paddle. The input is for a standard
3.5 mm stereo plug. The left paddle is connected to the tip and the right paddle to the ring.
Common is connected to the inner ring and house. Note - these signals are also available in
the I/O-connector.
Signal
PAD jack
IO setting
left-paddle
right-paddle
gnd
tip
ring
inner ring
-
PAD – Radio-RRC:
At the Radio-RRC the PAD-jack is used to connect the output signal from the CW-keyer to the
radio straight-KEY input. The output is for a standard 3.5 mm stereo plug. A standard cable
with 3.5 mm connector in both ends can often be used. Note - these signals are also available
in the I/O-connector.
Signal
PAD jack
IO setting
keyer-output
keyer-output
gnd
tip
ring
inner ring
OUT2 mode = Keyer
OUT1 mode = Keyer
-
USB – Control-RRC:
A PC with straight-key functionality can be used to perform the keying, alone or in
combination with a CW-paddle. To activate keying the PC could use the DTR signal in the
virtual USB COM-port delivered by the RRC USB device. The PC control works in parallel with
the CW-paddle so it is possible to shift between PC-keying and the CW-paddle without
changing the configuration.
I/O-connector – Control-RRC:
A PC with straight-key functionality or other external keyer can be used to perform keying,
alone or in combination with a CW-paddle. To activate keying connect pin-4 (IN0) to GND.
The external keyer works in parallel with the CW-paddle so it is possible to shift between
external keying and the CW-paddle without changing the configuration.
Note - The straight-key input (IN0) is a generic input and cannot be connected direct to a PC,
you need an interface, see appendix.
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Signal
I/O connector
IO setting
right-paddle
left-paddle
straight-key/PC
gnd
1
2
4
8
IN0 mode = Keyer
-
(IN1)
(IN2)
(IN0)
I/O-connector – Radio-RRC:
The output signal from the CW-keyer to the radio straight-KEY input can also be found in the
I/O connector.
Signal
I/O connector
IO setting
keyer-output
keyer-output
keyer-output
gnd
3
5
6
8
OUT1 mode = Keyer
OUT0 mode = Keyer
OUT2 mode = Keyer
-
(OUT1)
(OUT0)
(OUT2)
RRC-1258 I/O Con
8-pol RJ 45 Con
GND
FROM
PC
DASH
IN0
IN2
IN1
8
7
6
5
4
3
8-pol RJ 45 Con
2
1
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
8
1
1
8
DOT
KEY INP
3,5/6,3 mm stereo plug
OUT 0
GND
PADDLE
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ICOM CI-V
General
RRC-1258MkII supports the CI-V protocol used by almost every ICOM radio. Then you have to
use a PC-software e.g. HamRadioDeLuxe or similar rig control software at the control site. All
audio and data communication goes true the RRC:s and you don't need a PC at the remote
site. The Connect/Disconnect button on the web status page is used to connect/disconnect
to/from the remote site. It can also be done by the UP-button on the microphone or be set to
always be connected.
Hardware configuration
Normal:
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With SLCAB8R adapter cable:
SIP-Connect/disconnect via MIC UP button:
Radio settings (example)
Parameter
Control
Radio
Program mode
SIP password
SIP realm
SIP contact
Auto connect
Audio quality
Audio dual-rx (*)
Codec out gain
Codec inp gain
1 – ICOM CI-V
hello
1 – ICOM CI-V
hello
192.168.0.228
No
2 – Linear 16 bits 8 kHz
255
18
2 – Linear 16 bits 8 kHz
No
255
0
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Codec inp preamp
Yes
Codec inp HPF Hz
163
163
COM0 baudrate
9600
9600
COM0 data bits
8
8
COM0 stop bits
1
1
COM0 parity
0 - Off
0 - Off
(*) Available only in RRC-1258MkIIs, remember that the bandwidth demand is doubled.
Connections
Drawings of the connection cables can be found under appendix B.
Control-RRC:
Connect a standard RS-232 cable between the PC and the RRC COM2.
The microphone can be connected direct to the RRC AUX/MIC connector if you have a
microphone with RJ-45 connector, like the HM-103. If you have a microphone with a
circular connector like HM-36 you can buy an adapter cable, OPC-589, from ICOM or make
one by yourself.
The speaker is connected direct to the RRC SP-jack with a 3.5 mm stereo plug.
Radio-RRC:
From the RRC TTL connector to the radios CI-V jack you need to make a simple cable. The
cable should have a 4/6 modular connector in one end and a 3.5 mm stereo plug in the
other end. The 3.5 mm plug is connected to the radio CI-V jack.
Between the RRC AUX/MIC connector and the radios microphone jack you can connect a
standard patch cable if the radio have a RJ-45 jack. If the radio have a circular
microphone jack you need to make an adapter cable by yourself or buy one from e.g. a
Tigertronics distributor (for Signallink), its article number is SLCAB8R. If you use
Tigertronic cable you need to put the straps different. If you make the cable by yourself,
just cut a standard FTP (screened) patch cable and solder an 8-pin circular connector on
it. Make the cable as short as possible to prevent it from picking up HF.
The speaker signal from the radios external speaker jack to the RRC SP jack is connected
via a standard "off- the-shelf” cable with 3.5 mm stereo plugs in both ends.
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3
1
4
8
5
7
6
Front panel view
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Female
2
3
5
1
7
5
6
8-pol circular Mic connector
Female
Mic HM-36 etc
DET NR.
CNT
COPI ED
Same as ICOM OPC-589
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CONSTR. DRAWN
NAME
OK
DIMENSION
1:2
SCALE
2
3
5
6
5
4
3
2
1
7
8
COM 2
DSUB- 9pol
Male
8V
AF
PTT
MICE
MIC
GND
091121
DATE
RE PLACED BY
NOTE
1
8
1258 Cable I10 1(1)
DRAWI NG NR
RE PLACE
SPEAKER
3.5 mm stereo plug
AUX/MIC 8-pol RJ 45 Con
RRC-1258MkII
Generic ICOM cables
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CHECKED STAND.
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TTL 4/6 modular
SPEAKER
3.5 mm stereo plug
6
3
4
5
2
1
6
7
8
3
4
5
2
1
TDO
RDO
GND
I11c
I11b
GND
I11a
MIC
GND
MIC
PTT
8V
MICE
PWR ON indication
6
2
5
7
1
8-pol circular Mic connector
Female
Radio
Generic ICOM cables
RRC-1258MkII
MICE
PTT
8V
AUX/MIC 8-pol RJ 45 Con
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5
7
6
CI-V
3.5 mm stereo plug
SPEAKER
3.5 mm stereo plug
2
1
Front panel view
1258 Cable I11 1(1)
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ICOM IC-703, IC-706
General
The idea of remote controlling IC-703/706 is simple; it's just to extend the cord between the
radio and the control panel using Internet. When you press the power button on the panel the
radio comes to life at the remote side and sound and panel info flows across the Internet
between the pair of RRC-1258MkII:s. The look and feel of the panel is the same as if the
panel was directly connected to the radio.
Hardware configuration
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Radio settings (example)
Parameter
Control
Radio
Program mode
2 – IC706
SIP password
hello
SIP realm
SIP contact
192.168.0.228
Auto connect
No
Audio quality
2 – Linear 16 bits 8 kHz
Audio dual-rx (*)
Codec out gain
255
Codec inp gain
18
Codec inp preamp
Yes
Codec inp HPF Hz
163
COM0 baudrate
19200
COM0 data bits
8
COM0 stop bits
1
COM0 parity
0 - Off
(*) Available only in RRC-1258MkIIs.
2 – IC706
hello
2 – Linear 16 bits 8 kHz
No
255
0
163
19200
8
1
0 - Off
Connections
All necessary signals between the panel and the radio are connected with the 8 wires in the
cable OPC-581 or OPC-587 from ICOM. We just need to cut it apart and connect a RRC1258MkII in each end. The following signals are represented in the cable, (the numbering is
for the RJ45 connector to the RRC after converting the cable, not for the ICOM connector):
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
8V power to control panel (only when radio is ON)
LRXD - serial data 19200 bps from panel to radio
AF - audio to speaker.
PWK - power control, grounding it switch on the radio
MICE - mic ground
MIC- mic Signal
GND
LTXD - serial data 19200 bps from radio to panel
Cut the ICOM cable (OPC-581 or OPC-587) and connect both ends to a standard CAT-5 patch
cable for computer networks, use shrinking tubes to protect the soldering. One problem is
that the ICOM cable is very soft and there is more sewing tread than copper wire. The copper
wire is also varnished to make it even more difficult. Before you connect the cables to the
RRC:s, please check the cables by connecting them together with a 2xRJ45 connector. Also
pay attention to that a speaker or headset must be connected to the speaker jack on the IC706 front-panel otherwise the no audio will be sent from the microphone to the radio.
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Power supply
Control-RRC:
The Control-RRC is supplied with a common 13,8 V (10-18V) power supply. The display and
speaker amplifier needs a lot of power so you need 1A.
Radio-RRC:
The Radio-RRC should be supplied from the same power supply as the radio to avoid
humming. Please put a small fuse on the cable if you connect it to a 30 Amp PS.
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4
8
5
6
7
2
3
8-pol ICOM-con
Panel
8V
Blue
Green
Brown/White
MICE
MIC
GND
LTXD
Screen to White
White
Screen to Red
Black
Convert from
ICOM-cable to
8-pol CAT-5 cable
Brown
Blue/White
PWK
Red
White
Orange
Green/White
LRXD
AF
Yellow
Blue
7
8
6
3
4
5
2
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1
7
8
6
3
4
5
2
1
Brown
Brown/White
Green
Blue/White
Blue
Green/White
Orange
Orange/White
8-pol RJ 45 Con
8
8-pol RJ 45 Con
Orange/White
Black
Screen to Red
White
Screen to White
White
Red
Yellow
Blue
Radio
1258 Cable 1 1(1)
1
4
8
5
6
7
2
3
8-pol ICOM-con
Splitted Cable for IC706
RRC 1258 / RRC-1258MkII
(CAT-5)
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8-pol CAT-5 cable
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MIC
MICE
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Prepare the separation cable to IC-703 and IC-706
The cable between front and radio before it is cut apart. You have to buy this cable from your
local ICOM-dealer (art no OPC-581 or OPC-587).
Connector at radio end.
Connector at control panel end.
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- Identify the end with the connector to the
radio, se above.
- Cut the cable apart, don't make it longer
then needed at radio end. The mic signal is
sensitive of HF from antennas etc. as usually.
- Take away about 40 mm of the outer
covering.
- Separate the shields from the inner wire,
the red wire has a copper coloured shield and
the white has a green shield. The shielded
white wire is thinner than the white one
without a shielding. That way you can identify
them from each other. The outer shielding is
not connected to the RRC.
- Cut all wire to about 20 mm. Take way
about 3 mm of the cover from each wire and
tin-plate them. It's not easy but it's possible.
- Also tin-plate the copper and green
shielding.
- Use the supplied CAT-5 cable cut of 10-15 cm from each connector and take away 40 mm
of the outer cover.
- Separate the pairs.
- Take away 3 mm of the cover from each wire and tin-plate them.
- Identify the following colours:
1.
2.
3.
4.
6.
7.
8.
Orange/White
Orange
Green/White
Blue 5. Blue/White
Green
Brown/White
Brown
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- Cut a piece of shrinking tube to each wire. Cut them short enough so they don't shrink from
the heat of the solder iron.
- First tread a 100 mm long 6,4 mm shrinking tube on the separation cable.
- Then tread a 80 mm long 6,4 mm shrinking tube on the separation cable.
- Solder them together, follow the drawing above.
- Tread the shrinking tubes over the soldered joints and shrink them with hot air.
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- Tread the 6.4 mm shrinking tube over the joint and shrink it with hot air.
- Tread the second shrinking tube over the first and shrink them with hot air
- The first cable is now finished, Do the same with the other part. The one with the connector
to the control panel.
When you have finished both cables , connect them together with the supplied RJ45 extender.
- Check the cable with an ohm-meter. You should have connection from pin 1 at radio end to
pin 1 at radio end etc. Also check for short circuits between the pins.
- Connect the cable between panel and radio and check the functionality. Don't forget the
microphone. ( this should be done without involving the RRC.s at this moment.
When everything is OK you can connect the cables to the RRC:s
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ICOM IC-R2500
General
The technical solution is the same as for IC-706 and TS-480; you can remote control the
receiver over Internet from the control panel without any PC. We simply replace the cable
between the control panel and the receiver with two RRC-1258 units, one at the control panel
and one at the receiver. When you push the PWR-ON button an audio and data connection is
established between the units and you control the receiver as you do normally with the
control panel attached directly to the receiver.
Hardware configuration
Radio settings (example)
Parameter
Control
Radio
Program mode
7 – ICR2500
7 – ICR2500
SIP password
hello
hello
SIP realm
SIP contact
192.168.0.228
Auto connect
No
Audio quality
2 – Linear 16 bits 8 kHz
2 – Linear 16 bits 8 kHz
Audio dual-rx (*)
No/Yes
Codec out gain
255
255
Codec inp gain
18
0
Codec inp preamp
Yes
Codec inp HPF Hz
163
163
COM0 baudrate
9600
9600
COM0 data bits
8
8
COM0 stop bits
1
1
COM0 parity
0 - Off
0 - Off
(*) Available only in RRC-1258MkIIs, remember that the bandwidth demand is doubled.
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Connections
The cabling is quite simple and can be done with simple RJ connectors.
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1
6
5
1
2
3
4
CNT
HV
TDO
RDO
RDO
5
2
3
4
4/6 pol Modular Con
8V
OK
DIMENSION
1:2
SCALE
091125
DATE
RE PLACED BY
NOTE
1
6
1258 Cable I14 1(1)
DRAWI NG NR
RE PLACE
SPEAKER
3.5 mm stereo plug
ICOM cable
RRC-1258MkII to IC-R2500
Panel end
GND
TDO
NAME
CHECKED STAND.
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3.5 mm stereo plug
6
1
3
4
5
6
2
1
CNT
NAME
TDO
TDO
HV
RDO
6
1
2
3
4
5
6 pol Modular Con
GND
OK
1:2
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RE PLACED BY
NOTE
1258 Cable I15 1(1)
DRAWI NG NR
RE PLACE
SPEAKER
3.5 mm stereo plug
1
6
DIMENSION
SCALE
ICOM cable
RRC-1258MkII to IC-R2500
Radio end
CHECKED STAND.
Control Inp IC-R2500
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ICOM IC-E2820
General
It's not only shortwave transceivers which could be remote controlled, the remoterig system
also support ICOM:s D-star radio IC-E2820. The technical solution is the same as for IC-706
and TS-480; you can remote control the radio over Internet from the control panel without
any PC. We simply replace the cable between the control panel and the radio with two RRC1258 units, one at the control panel and one at the radio. When you push the PWR-ON button
an audio and data connection is established between the units and you control the radio as
you do normally with the control panel directly attached to the radio.
Hardware configuration
Radio settings (example)
Parameter
Control
Radio
Program mode
SIP password
SIP realm
SIP contact
Auto connect
Audio quality
Audio dual-rx (*)
Codec out gain
Codec inp gain
Codec inp preamp
Codec inp HPF Hz
9 – IC-E2820
hello
9 – IC-E2820
hello
192.168.0.228
No
2 – Linear 16 bits 8 kHz
255
18
Yes
163
2 – Linear 16 bits 8 kHz
No
255
0
163
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COM0
COM0
COM0
COM0
baudrate
data bits
stop bits
parity
38400
8
1
0 - Off
38400
8
1
0 - Off
(*) Available only in RRC-1258MkIIs
Connections
The cabling is quite simple and can be done with simple RJ connectors. Be aware of that the
original microphone is not useable. Use a simple ICOM microphone like HM-103 or HM-95.
Microphones with circular connectors can also be used with adapter cable OPC-589.
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1
CNT
NAME
4
2
3
GND
RDO
TDO
TDO
RDO
5
2
3
4
8V
8V
GND
4/6 pol Modular Con
1
OK
1:2
091125
1258 Cable I13 1(1)
DRAWI NG NR
DATE
RE PLACED BY
NOTE
091005
RE PLACE
SPEAKER
3.5 mm stereo plug
1
6
DIMENSION
SCALE
ICOM cable
RRC-1258MkII to IC-2820
Panel end
CHECKED STAND.
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1
SPEAKER
3.5 mm stereo plug
8
1
MIC
GND
MIC
GND
3
4
5
6
2
1
TDO
RDO
TDO
GND
8V
5
2
3
4
4/6 pol Modular Con
RDO
GND
8V
4/6 pol Modular Con
Control Inp IC-E2820
MICE
MICE
3
4
5
6
7
8
PTT
2
8-pol RJ 45 Con
3
4
5
6
7
8
RRC-1258MkII
OK
DIMENSION
1:2
SCALE
RE PLACE
DATE
RE PLACED BY
NOTE
SPEAKER
3.5 mm stereo plug
1
6
8
1
ICOM cable
091125
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DRAWI NG NR
Radio end
1258 Cable I12 1(1)
1
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NAME
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YAESU FT-8x7, FT-1000
General
RRC-1258MkII supports the YAESU CAT protocol used by almost every YAESU radio. Then you
have to use a PC-software e.g. HamRadioDeLuxe or similar rig control software at the control
site. All audio and data communication goes true the RRC:s and you don't need a PC at the
remote site.
Hardware configuration
Normal:
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With SLCAB8R adapter cable:
Radio settings (example)
Parameter
Control
Radio
Program mode
SIP password
SIP realm
SIP contact
Auto connect
Audio quality
Audio dual-rx *
Codec out gain
Codec inp gain
Codec inp preamp
Codec inp HPF Hz
COM0 baudrate
COM0 data bits
COM0 stop bits
COM0 parity
3 – FT-8x7, FT-1000x
hello
3 – FT-8x7, FT-1000x
hello
192.168.0.228
No
2 – Linear 16 bits 8 kHz
255
18
Yes
163
9600
8
1**
0 - Off
2 – Linear 16 bits 8 kHz
No/Yes (ev. for FT-1000xx)
255
0
163
9600
8
1**
0 - Off
(*) Available only in RRC-1258MkIIs, remember that the bandwidth demand is doubled.
(**) check with the radio users manual, some model need 2 stopbits.
Connections
Drawings of the connection cables can be found under appendix B.
Control-RRC:
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Connect a standard RS-232 cable between the PC and the RRC COM2.
The microphone can be connected direct to the RRC AUX/MIC connector if you have a
microphone with RJ-45 connector. If you have a microphone with a circular connector you
can buy an adapter cable, ADMY-817, from Yaesu or make one by yourself.
The speaker is connected direct to the RRC SP-jack with a 3.5 mm stereo plug.
Radio-RRC:
From the RRC COM2 connector to the radios CAT connector (D-sub RS-232) you use a
special cable. There are also "off-the-shelf" cables also but not as common as the straight
cable. The smaller radios in the FT-8x7 series do not have a D-sub or RS-232 port; they
only have a TTL-port accessible via a mini-DIN jack. You can either buy an adapter cable,
D-sub to mini-DIN, with a level converter called CT-62 from Yaesu or you can make a
cable by yourself and connect it to the RRC TTL connector.
Between the RRC AUX/MIC connector and the radios microphone jack you can connect a
standard patch cable if the radio have a RJ-45 jack. If the radio have a circular
microphone jack you need to make an adapter cable by yourself or buy one from e.g. a
Tigertronics distributor (for Signallink), its article number is SLCAB8R. If you use
Tigertronic cable you need to put the straps different. If you make the cable by yourself,
just cut a standard FTP (screened) patch cable and solder an 8-pin circular connector on
it. Make the cable as short as possible to prevent it from picking up HF.
The speaker signal from the radios external speaker jack to the RRC SP jack is connected
via a standard "off- the-shelf” cable with 3.5 mm stereo plugs in both ends.
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3
1
4
8
5
7
6
Front panel view
PC
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3
5
Y5c
5
4
3
2
1
7
6
8
DSUB- 9pol
Male
2
3
5
COM2
RRC-1258MkII
MICE
Y5b
MIC
PTT
GND
MICE
K14a
Same as Yaesu ADMY-817
8-pol RJ 45 Con
MIC
PTT
GND
DSUB- 9pol
Female
8
7
5
6
8-pol Circular
Mic Inp
1
8
1258 Cable Y5 1(1)
SPEAKER
3.5 mm stereo plug
Generic YAESU Cable
RRC-1258MkII to Yaesu
(FT-2000)
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Y6b
2
3
5 GND
7
8
DSUB- 9pol
Female
Radio
Rs232 port
GND
GND
DSUB- 9pol
Female
2
3
5
Y6a
PTT
MIC
PTT
MICE
MICE
5
7
8
6
8-pol Circular
Mic Inp
Generic YAESU cable
RRC-1258MkII -> Radio
MIC
RRC-1258MkII
COM2
8
7
6
1
2
3
4
5
8-pol RJ 45 Con
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5
7
6
SPEAKER
3.5 mm stereo plug
2
1
Front panel view
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3.5 mm stereo plug
6
1
8
1
GND
GND
6
2
3
4
5
1
AF
TXD
RXD
GND
8V
GND
6-pol modular
TX D
RX D
GND
8
7
6
Mini-DIN
FT-817,857,897
PTT
PTT
MIC
MIC
RRC-1258MkII TTL
8
7
6
MICE
MICE
2
3
4
5
8
1
1258 Cable Y7 1(1)
SPEAKER
3.5 mm stereo plug
FT-817,857,897
2
3
4
5
MIC
8-pol RJ 45 Con
1
Try Standard shielded CAT 5
YAESU 8x7 cable
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General
RRC-1258MkII supports the YAESU CAT protocol used by almost every YAESU radio. Then you
have to use a PC-software e.g. HamRadioDeLuxe or similar rig control software at the control
site. All audio and data communication goes true the RRC:s and you don't need a PC at the
remote site.
Hardware configuration
Normal:
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With SLCAB8R adapter cable:
Radio settings (example)
Parameter
Control
Radio
Program mode
SIP password
SIP realm
SIP contact
Auto connect
Audio quality
Audio Dual-RX (*)
Codec out gain
Codec inp gain
Codec inp preamp
Codec inp HPF Hz
COM0 baudrate
COM0 data bits
COM0 stop bits
COM0 parity
4 – Yaesu, Kenwood, Elecraft
hello
4 – Yaesu, Kenwood, Elecraft
hello
192.168.0.228
No
2 – Linear 16 bits 8 kHz
255
18
Yes
163
9600
8
1
0 – Off
2 – Linear 16 bits 8 kHz
Yes
255
0
163
9600
8
1
0 – Off
(*) Available only in RRC-1258MkIIs, remember that the bandwidth demand is doubled.
Connections
Drawings of the connection cables can be found below.
Control-RRC:
Connect a standard RS-232 cable between the PC and the RRC COM2.
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The microphone can be connected direct to the RRC AUX/MIC connector if you have a
microphone with RJ-45 connector. If you have a microphone with a circular connector you
can buy an adapter cable, ADMY-817, from Yaesu or make one by yourself.
The speaker is connected direct to the RRC SP-jack with a 3.5 mm stereo plug.
Radio-RRC:
From the RRC COM2 connector to the radios CAT connector (D-sub RS-232) you use a
special cable. There are also “off-the-shelf” cables also but not as common as the straight
cable. The smaller radios in the FT-8x7 series do not have a D-sub or RS-232 port; they
only have a TTL-port accessible via a mini-DIN jack. You can either buy an adapter cable,
D-sub to mini-DIN, with a level converter called CT-62 from Yaesu or you can make a
cable by yourself and connect it to the RRC TTL connector.
Between the RRC AUX/MIC connector and the radios microphone jack you can connect a
standard patch cable if the radio have a RJ-45 jack. If the radio have a circular
microphone jack you need to make an adapter cable by yourself or buy one from e.g. a
Tigertronics distributor (for Signallink), its article number is SLCAB8R. If you use
Tigertronic cable you need to put the straps different. If you make the cable by yourself,
just cut a standard FTP (screened) patch cable and solder an 8-pin circular connector on
it. Make the cable as short as possible to prevent it from picking up HF.
The speaker signal from the radios external speaker jack to the RRC SP jack is connected
via a standard “off- the-shelf” cable with 3.5 mm stereo plugs in both ends.
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1
4
8
5
7
6
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3
5
Y5c
Y5b
5
4
3
2
1
7
6
8
DSUB- 9pol
Male
2
3
5
COM2
RRC-1258MkII
MICE
MICE
PTT
GND
MIC
K14a
Same as Yaesu ADMY-817
8-pol RJ 45 Con
MIC
PTT
GND
DSUB- 9pol
Female
8
7
5
6
8-pol Circular
Mic Inp
1
8
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Generic YAESU Cable
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Y6b
2
3
5 GND
7
8
DSUB- 9pol
Female
Radio
Rs232 port
GND
GND
DSUB- 9pol
Female
2
3
5
Y6a
PTT
MIC
PTT
MICE
MICE
5
7
8
6
8-pol Circular
Mic Inp
Generic YAESU cable
RRC-1258MkII -> Radio
MIC
RRC-1258MkII
COM2
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YAESU TWIN
General
RRC-1258MkIIs Yaesu Twin supports the special high end concept where one Yaesu radio can
be used to control another Yaesu radio. No PC:s needed at either end. The RRC-1258MkIIs
Yaesu Twin package includes power supplys and all necessary cables. The boxes do not need
to be opened all strappings are done in production. All you need to do is to put the system
together and do the IP-settings.
The twin concept is mainly developed for using with two radios of the same model for
example two FT-5000, but two different models can also be used. The following combinations
of are tested:
Control
Radio
FT-950
FT-2000
FT-5000
FT-950
FT-2000
FT-9000
FT-950
FT-2000
FT-5000
FT-5000
FT-5000
FT-5000
In the combinations tested above all functions works and are tested by several test pilots,
anyway we cannot give any guaranties that we have not missed some minor function when
tested. The meter functions in the FT-950 have some limitations, the PWR, SWR and ALC are
replicated to the controlling radio but there is no scale marks on the meters so you have to
learn how the different values are represented.
Attention!
If you want to use the Auto tuner on the Remote radio, it’s very important that you connect
dummy loads to the corresponding antenna ports on the control radio. As the radio do not use
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full power when tuning and it’s done relatively fast, small and cheap 10-20W dummyloads can
be used (not included).
Hardware configuration
In the standard RRC:s the strappings are done manually by the customer, but In the RRC1258MkIIs Yaesu Twin package the strappings are done by a small pcb marked 1258Y which
is assembled at the strapping area. The small pcb is removable if you later want to use the
RRC:s for some other configuration. When you replace it is important that the notch which
marks pin one is placed according to the picture below.
For your reference the picture below shows how the strappings are done on the small pcb.
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Radio settings (example)
Parameter
Control
Radio
Program mode
10 – Yaesu FT950/2000/5000/9000 twin
hello
10 – Yaesu FT950/2000/5000/9000 twin
hello
SIP password
SIP realm
SIP contact
Auto connect
Audio quality
Audio Dual-RX
Codec out gain
Codec inp gain
Codec inp preamp
Codec inp HPF Hz
COM0 baudrate
COM0 data bits
COM0 stop bits
COM0 parity
192.168.0.228
No
2 – Linear 16 bits 8 kHz
255
18
Yes
163
38400(*2)
8
1
0 – Off
2 – Linear 16 bits 8 kHz
Yes (*1)
255
0
163
38400(*2)
8
1
0 – Off
(*1) Remember that the bandwidth demand is doubled if Dual-RX is activated.
(*2) Set the CAT speed in both Radios also to 38400 baud.
Connections
Drawings of the connection cables can be found below.
All necessary cables are included in the package.
Cable Y5d – Control Radio to Control-RRC
COM2
Cable Y6d – Radio-RRC to Remote Radio
COM2
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Cable Y5a – Mic to Control-RRC Mic jack
Cable Y6a – Radio-RRC Mic jack to Radio Mic
input
Cable 3.5 mm – 3.5 mm Audio Output from
Remote radio to Radio-RRC SP input jack
Cable 3.5 mm – 3.5 mm Keyer in from
Radio-RRC PAD jack Remote radio keyer
input jack
Adpater ¼”” to 3.5 mm Headset adapter
Adapter ¼”” to 3.5 mm Paddle adapter
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Adapter 3.5 mm to ¼” Headset output
adapter from remote remote radio
Adapter 3.5 mm to ¼” Paddle input adapter
to remote radio
Control-RRC:
Connect the RS-232 cable Y5d between the Control-RRC COM2 and the CAT connector on
the Radio.
The microphone can be connected direct to the RRC AUX/MIC connector if you have a
microphone with RJ-45 connector. If you have a microphone with a circular connector use
the adapter cable Y5a.
The speaker is connected direct to the RRC SP-jack with a 3.5 mm stereo plug.
Paddles are connected to the PAD jack. If you the paddles have a ¼” plug on your paddle
use the supplied ¼” to 3.5 mm adapter cable.
Connect the CAT 5 cable from the Ethernet jack to your switch or router
Connect the 12V power supply to the DC jack
Radio-RRC:
Connect the RS-232 cable Y6d from the Radio-RRC COM2 connector to the radios CAT
connector.
Connect the mic cable Y6a from the Radio-RRC AUX/MIC connector to the radios
microphone jack.
Connect the speaker signal from the radios headset output jack or similar to the RadioRRC SP jack with the standard 3.5 mm – 3.5 mm cable with stereo plugs in both ends. If
the radio have a ¼” jack use the supplied adapter ¼”” to 3.5mm.
Connect keyer cable (standard 3.5 mm – 3.5 mm cable with stereo plugs in both ends)
from the Radio-RRC PAD jack to the straight key input jack on the Radio. If the radio have
a ¼” jack, use the supplied 3.5 mm to ¼” adapter.
Connect the CAT 5 cable from the Ethernet jack to your switch or router
Connect the 12V power supply to the DC jack
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Female
2
3
5
7
8
Y5d
MICE
5
4
3
2
1
7
6
8
DSUB- 9pol
Male
2
3
5
7
8
COM2
RRC-1258MkII
MIC
PTT
GND
MICE
Y5a
Same as Yaesu ADMY-817
8-pol RJ 45 Con
MIC
PTT
GND
FT-950/2000/5000/9000
CAT port
8
7
5
6
8-pol Circular
Mic Inp
YAESU TWIN Cables
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Radio
CAT port
DSUB- 9pol
Female
2
3
5 GND
7
8
GND
GND
DSUB- 9pol
Female
2
3
5
7
8
Y6a
PTT
MIC
MIC
PTT
MICE
5
7
8
6
8-pol Circular
Mic Inp
YAESU TWIN cables
RRC-1258MkII -> Radio
(twin radio side)
MICE
RRC-1258MkII
COM2
8
7
6
1
2
3
4
5
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KENWOOD General
General
RRC-1258MkII supports the Kenwood protocol used by almost every Kenwood radio. Then you
have to use a PC-software e.g. HamRadioDeLuxe or similar rig control software at the control
site. All audio and data communication goes true the RRC:s and you don’t need a PC at the
remote site.
Hardware configuration
Normal:
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With SLCAB8R adapter cable:
SIP-Connect/disconnect via MIC UP button:
Radio settings (example)
Parameter
Control
Radio
Program mode
SIP password
SIP realm
SIP contact
Auto connect
Audio quality
Audio dual-rx (*)
Codec out gain
Codec inp gain
Codec inp preamp
Codec inp HPF Hz
COM0 baudrate
4 – Yaesu, Kenwood, Elecraft
hello
4 – Yaesu, Kenwood, Elecraft
hello
192.168.0.228
No
2 – Linear 16 bits 8 kHz
255
13
Yes
163
9600
2 – Linear 16 bits 8 kHz
No
255
0
163
9600
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COM0 data bits
COM0 stop bits
8
1
0 - Off
8
1
0 - Off
COM0 parity
*) Available only in RRC-1258MkIIs.
Connections
Drawings of the connection cables can be found under appendix B.
Control-RRC:
Connect a standard RS-232 cable between the PC and the RRC COM2.
The microphone can be connected direct to the RRC AUX/MIC connector if you have a
microphone with RJ-45 connector. If you have a microphone with a circular connector you
can buy an adapter cable, MJ-88, from Kenwood or make one by yourself.
The speaker is connected direct to the RRC SP-jack with a 3.5 mm stereo plug.
Radio-RRC:
From the RRC COM2 connector to the radios CAT connector (D-sub RS-232) you use a
special cable. There are also "off-the-shelf" cables also but not as common as the straight
cable.
Between the RRC AUX/MIC connector and the radios microphone jack you can connect a
standard patch cable if the radio have a RJ-45 jack. If the radio have a circular
microphone jack you need to make an adapter cable by yourself or buy one from e.g. a
Tigertronics distributor (for Signallink), its article number is SLCAB8R. If you use
Tigertronic cable you need to put the straps different. If you make the cable by yourself,
just cut a standard FTP (screened) patch cable and solder an 8-pin circular connector on
it. Make the cable as short as possible to prevent it from picking up HF.
The speaker signal from the radios external speaker jack to the RRC SP jack is connected
via a standard "off- the-shelf” cable with 3.5 mm stereo plugs in both ends.
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COPI ED
NAME
MIC
K14c
Speaker/Headset
Connector
DIMENSION
1:2
SCALE
6
5
4
3
2
1
7
DSUB- 9pol
Male
2
3
5
COM2
RRC-1258MkII
MICE
PTT
GND
8
8-pol RJ 45 Con
MIC
K14b
OK
100117
1
8
1258 Cable K14 1(1)
DRAWI NG NR
DATE
RE PLACED BY
NOTE
091124
RE PLACE
SPEAKER
3.5 mm stereo plug
Generic Kenwood cable
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PTT
GND
DSUB- 9pol
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7
1
8
2
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Mic Inp
DET NR.
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GND
K15c
DIMENSION
1:2
SCALE
2
3
5 GND
7
8
DSUB- 9pol
Female
Radio RS-232 port
PTT
GND
1
7
2
8
8-pol Circular
PTT
K15b
OK
2
3
1
100117
1258 Cable K15 1(1)
DRAWI NG NR
DATE
RE PLACED BY
NOTE
091124
RE PLACE
5
6
SPEAKER
3.5 mm stereo plug
4
8
7
Front panel view
Generic Kenwood cable
RRC-1258MkII -> Radio
MICE
COM2
DSUB- 9pol
Female
2
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5
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KENWOOD TS-480
General
The idea of remote controlling TS-480 is simple; it's just to extend the cord between the radio
and the control panel using Internet. When you press the power button on the panel the radio
comes to life at the remote side and sound and panel info flows across the Internet between
the pair of RRC-1258MkII:s. The look and feel of the panel is the same as if the panel was
directly connected to the radio.
Hardware configuration
To make things a little bit more complicated Kenwood have changed the layout of the Mic
connector during production and there are two different configurations. New radios with serial
number from 70600056 are using Configuration type 1 and older radios with serial number
below are using configuration type 2.
Configuration type 1:
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Configuration type 2:
Radio settings (example)
Parameter
Control
Radio
Program mode
5 – TS480/TM-D710
SIP password
hello
SIP realm
SIP contact
192.168.0.228
Auto connect
No
Audio quality
2 – Linear 16 bits 8 kHz
Audio dual-rx (*)
Codec out gain
255
Codec inp gain
13
Codec inp preamp
Yes
Codec HPF Hz
163
COM0 baudrate
57600
COM0 data bits
8
COM0 stop bits
1
COM0 parity
0 - Off
*) Available only in RRC-1258MkIIs.
5 – TS480/TM-D710
hello
2 – Linear 16 bits 8 kHz
No
255
0
163
57600
8
1
0 - Off
Connections
All necessary signals between the panel and the radio are connected with the 6 wires in the
connection cable. We just need to cut it apart and connect a RRC-1258MkII in each end.
Convenient for travelling is that the speaker is already present on the back of the control
panel so there is no need for an extra speaker, even if a separate speaker gives a much
better audio. The following signals are represented in the connection cable (6-pol modular):
1
2
3
SPK GND - speaker ground
8V power to control panel (always present)
GND
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4
5
6
RDO - serial data 57600 bps from radio to panel
TDO - serial data 57600 bps from panel to radio
AF - audio to speaker.
The easiest way to make these two cables from Control panel to Control-RRC TTL connector
and from Radio-RRC TTL connector to radio is to cut the cable supplied by Kenwood into two
pieces. You only have to crimp two new 6/6 modular connectors on the cables. Don't make
the one between Radio-RRC and radio to long.
The long Microphone extension cable supplied by Kenwood can also be used between RadioRRC AUX/MIC connector to the radio Microphone jack. Probably you need to cut it later to
prevent it from picking up HF from your antennas.
If the TS-480 is provided with a microphone with RJ-45 connector you can connect it directly
to the AUX/MIC connector on the Control-RRC. If it's provided with a circular 8 pin connector
you can used the adapter cable MJ-88 supplied by Kenwood with your TS-480 as a adapter
between the Microphone and the AUX/MIC connector.
Connection type 1
Connection type 2
Modular 8-pol connector:
Modular 8-pol connector:
3
4
5
6
MIC- mic Signal
MICE - mic ground
PTT
GND PTT
3
4
5
6
MIC- mic Signal
GND PTT
PTT
MICE - mic ground
If you use the wrong configuration everything will work but the system will be very sensitive
for HF (RFI).
Power supply
Control-RRC:
The Control-RRC is supplied with a common 13,8 V (10-18V) power supply. The display and
speaker amplifier needs a lot of power so you need at least 1A.
Radio-RRC:
The Radio-RRC could be powered with a separate Power supply or the same as the radio. If
you use the Radio PS make sure you have a 1A fuse on the output to the RRC. Do not connect
it direct to a 20-40A PS the cable will melt if something happens.
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6
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3
4
5
6
2
NAME
OK
1:2
6
5
4
3
2
1
7
GND
RDO
TDO
AF
RDO
TDO
AF
8V
8V
GND
GND
GND
3
4
5
6
2
1
6-pol modular
RRC 1258MkII TTL
MIC
PTT
GND
8
8-pol RJ 45 Con
RRC-1258MkII
MICE
K11b
DIMENSION
SCALE
DATE
RE PLACED BY
NOTE
091123
RE PLACE
6
1
1
8
Kenwood cables
100103
TS-480 Panel -> RRC-1258MkII DRAWI NG NR
Separated Panel
1258 Cable K11 1(1)
CHECKED STAND.
MIC
6-pol modular
1
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CNT
MICE
PTT
GND
TS-480 Control Panel
7
1
8
2
8-pol Circular
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(2)
(1)
GND MICE
PTT
MICE GND
(2)
6
3
4
5
2
1
(1)
(2)
(1)
(2)
(2)
GND
(1)
7
8
6
3
4
5
RDO
TDO
AF
RDO
TDO
AF
GND
6
3
4
5
2
1
6-pol modular
8V
GND
(1)
Control Inp TS-480
GND
PTT
8V
For Mic config type 2 (s/n < 70600056)
For Mic config type 1 (s/n > 70600056)
(2)
GND
(2)
(1)
MICE
MICE
GND
6-pol modular
RRC-1258MkII TTL
7
8
6
3
4
5
MIC
2
MIC
1
8-pol RJ 45 Con
Mic Inp TS-480
2
(1)
Try Standard shielded CAT 5
6
1
8
1
Kenwood cables
RRC-1258MkII -> TS-480 Radio
Separated Panel
1258 Cable K10 1(1)
1
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General
The Kenwood TM-D710 is a modern dual band FM-transceiver with separate control panel
which is perfect for remote control via Internet. The idea of remote controlling TM-D710 is
simple; it's just to extend the cord between the radio and the control panel using Internet.
When you press the power button on the panel the radio comes to life at the remote side and
sound and panel info flows across the Internet between the pair of RRC-1258MkII:s. The look
and feel of the panel is the same as if the panel was directly connected to the radio.
Hardware configuration
It's very simple to Interface the TM-D710 for remote control via the RRC:s. You only need to
make two simple cables. One from the Control panel to the Control-RRC and one from the
Radio-RRC to the Radio. The standard mic (MC-59) provided with the TM-D710 can be used
and connected directly to the Control-RRC. From Radio-RRC to Radio a standard CAT-5 cable
can be used for the Mic-signals. A standard audio cable with 1/8" inch connectors are used for
the audio. A speaker are also needed as there is no speaker in the Control panel.
All software settings are the same as for TS-480, but the straps are a little bit different in the
Control-RRC as the MC-59 mic needs 8V DC feeding. (see drawings below).
Remember that the buttons on the microphone will not work. If you need DTMF use an other
Mic with built in DTMF encoder. The MC-59 do not have it. It's also possible to program DTMF
functions to the radio which will available from the Control panel. All other functions works as
in the normal setup.
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Parameter
Control
Radio
Program mode
5 – TS480/TM-D710
SIP password
hello
SIP realm
SIP contact
192.168.0.228
Auto connect
No
Audio quality
2 – Linear 16 bits 8 kHz
Audio dual-rx (*)
Codec out gain
255
Codec inp gain
13
Codec inp preamp
Yes
Codec HPF Hz
163
COM0 baudrate
57600
COM0 data bits
8
COM0 stop bits
1
COM0 parity
0 - Off
*) Available only in RRC-1258MkIIs.
5 – TS480/TM-D710
hello
2 – Linear 16 bits 8 kHz
No
255
0
163
57600
8
1
0 - Off
Power supply
Control-RRC:
The Control-RRC is supplied with a common 13,8 V (10-18V) power supply. The display and
speaker amplifier needs a lot of power so you need at least 1A.
Radio-RRC:
The Radio-RRC could be powered with a separate Power supply or the same as the radio. If
you use the Radio PS make sure you have a 1A fuse on the output to the RRC. Do not connect
it direct to a 20-40A PS the cable will melt if something happens.
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8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
RXD
GND
TXD
9V
1
2
3
4
5
6
1
6
4/6-pol modular
8
RRC-1258MkII TTL
8-pol RJ 45 Con
K17a
1258 Cable K17 1(1)
SPEAKER
3.5 mm stereo plug
Kenwood TM-D710 cables
Control => RRC-1258MkII
Control Panel TM-D710
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3.5 mm stereo plug
8
1
MIC
3
4
5
6
1
2
K16a
RXD
GND
TXD
10V
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
1
8
8-pol RJ 45 Con
SPEAKER
3.5 mm stereo plug
8
1
4/6-pol modular
K16b
K16c
8-pol RJ 45 Con
1
2
MIC
3
MICE
4
PTT
5
GND
6
7
8
Mic Inp TM-D710
1258 Cable K16 1(1)
Control Inp TM-D710 Radio
GND
PTT
MICE
Try Standard shielded CAT 5
Kenwood TM-D710 cables
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RRC-1258MkII TTL
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
8-pol RJ 45 Con
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KENWOOD TS-2000
General
The technical solution for TS-2000 is the same as for TS-480 and IC-706 with the different
that TS-2000 has a special control panel witch works in parallel with the front panel control on
the radio. If you have the TS-2000 at your summer QTH you do not need to take the control
panel with you when you want to use the TS-2000 locally. We replace the cable between
panel and radio with to RRC-1258, one connected to the control panel and one connected to
the radio. When you press the power button on the panel the radio comes to life at the
remote side and audio and panel info flows across the internet between the RRC:s. The look
and feel of the control panel is the same as if the panel was directly connected to the radio.
Hardware configuration
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Radio settings (example)
Parameter
Control
Radio
Program mode
8 – TS2000
8 – TS2000
SIP password
hello
hello
SIP realm
SIP contact
192.168.0.228
Auto connect
No
Audio quality
2 – Linear 16 bits 8 kHz
2 – Linear 16 bits 8 kHz
Audio dual-rx (*)
Yes
Codec out gain
255
255
Codec inp gain
13
0
Codec inp preamp
Yes
Codec inp HPF Hz
163
163
COM0 baudrate
57600
57600
COM0 data bits
8
8
COM0 stop bits
1
1
COM0 parity
0 - Off
0 - Off
(*) Available only in RRC-1258MkIIs, remember that the bandwidth demand is doubled.
Connections
The TS-2000 is quite simple to connect because you do not need any special cable. All
necessary signals between the panel and the radio are connected with the 4 wires in the
connection cable. We just need to cut it apart and connect a RRC-1258MkII in each end. The
following signals are represented in the connection cable (modular):
RJ12
Modular 4/6
Radio
1
2
3
4
5
6
RJxx
Modular 4/4
Control panel
Description
1
2
3
4
8V power to control panel (always present)
GND
RDO - serial data 57600 bps from radio to panel
TDO - serial data 57600 bps from panel to radio
The easiest way to make these two cables from control panel to Control-RRC TTL connector
and from Radio-RRC TTL connector to radio is to cut the cable supplied by Kenwood into two
pieces. You only have to crimp two new 4/6 modular connectors on the cables. Don't make
the one between Radio-RRC and radio to long.
The long microphone extension cable supplied by Kenwood can also be used between RadioRRC AUX/MIC connector to the radio Microphone jack. Probably you need to cut it later to
prevent it from picking up HF from your antennas.
The microphone can be connected to the Control-RRC AUX/MIC connector using the adapter
cable MJ-88 supplied by Kenwood with your TS-2000.
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The speaker supplied with the TS-2000 is connected to the 3.5 mm SP-jack on the front of
the Control-RRC.
The speaker signal from the TS-2000 ext. speaker jack to the Radio-RRC SP jack is connected
via a standard "off-the-shelf” cable with 3.5 mm stereo plugs in both ends.
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8V
TDO
RDO
RDO
TDO
GND
K13c
GND
8V
DIMENSION
1:2
SCALE
6
5
4
3
2
1
7
6
3
4
5
2
1
4/6-pol modular
100103
1
8
1258 Cable K13 1(1)
DRAWI NG NR
DATE
RE PLACED BY
NOTE
091123
RE PLACE
1
6
SPEAKER
3.5 mm stereo plug
RRC-1258MkII TTL
MIC
PTT
GND
8
8-pol RJ 45 Con
RRC-1258MkII
MICE
K13b
OK
Kenwood cable
RC-2000 -> RRC-1258MkII
RC2000 Panel
CHECKED STAND.
MIC
4-pol Modular 4/4
1
COPI ED
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K13a
CNT
MICE
PTT
GND
RC-2000 Control Panel
3
4
5
7
1
4
4
6
2
3
8
7
8
2
8-pol Circular
Mic Inp
1
2
1
Front panel view
DET NR.
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1
SPEAKER
3.5 mm stereo plug
8
1
RRC-1258MkII
K12a
6
3
4
5
2
TDO
TDO
K12c
RDO
GND
8V
RDO
GND
8V
6
3
4
5
2
1
4/6-pol modular
1
Control Inp TS-480
7
2
8
1
4/6-pol modular
K12b
PTT
PTT
GND
MICE
MICE
GND
MIC
MIC
8-pol Circular
Mic Inp
1258 Cable K12 1(1)
2
3
1
5
6
1
6
SPEAKER
3.5 mm stereo plug
4
8
7
Front panel view
Kenwood cable
RRC-1258MkII -> TS-2000
RC-2000 Panel
RRC-1258MkII TTL
8
7
5
6
1
2
3
4
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ELECRAFT
General
Field reports from users of the remoterig system say that the system works with both Elecraft
K2 and K3.
Hardware configuration
Normal (if the microphone needs a bias voltage put JMP1 in place):
With SLCAB8R adapter cable:
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SIP-Connect/disconnect via MIC UP button:
Radio settings (example)
Parameter
Control
Radio
Program mode
4 – Yaesu, Kenwood, Elecraft
4 – Yaesu, Kenwood, Elecraft
SIP password
hello
hello
SIP realm
SIP contact
192.168.0.228
Auto connect
No
Audio quality
2 – Linear 16 bits 8 kHz
2 – Linear 16 bits 8 kHz
Audio Dual-RX
Yes/No
Codec out gain
255
255
Codec inp gain
18
0
Codec inp preamp
Yes
Codec inp HPF Hz
163
163
COM0 baudrate
9600
9600
COM0 data bits
8
8
COM0 stop bits
1
1
COM0 parity
0 - Off
0 - Off
(*) Available only in RRC-1258MkIIs, remember that the bandwidth demand is doubled.
Connections
Control-RRC:
Connect a standard RS-232 cable between the PC and the RRC COM2.
The microphone can be connected direct to the RRC AUX/MIC connector if you have a
microphone with RJ-45 connector. If you have a microphone with a circular connector you
can buy an adapter cable, MJ-88, from Kenwood or make one by yourself.
The speaker is connected direct to the RRC SP-jack with a 3.5 mm stereo plug.
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Radio-RRC:
From the RRC COM2 connector to the radios KIO3 module connector (D-sub RS-232) you
use a standard RS-232 cable.
Between the RRC AUX/MIC connector and the radios circular microphone jack you need to
make an adapter cable by yourself or buy one from e.g. a Tigertronics distributor (for
Signallink), its article number is SLCAB8R. If you use Tigertronic cable you need to put the
straps different. If you make the cable by yourself, just cut a standard FTP (screened)
patch cable and solder an 8-pin circular connector on it. Make the cable as short as
possible to prevent it from picking up HF.
The speaker signal from the radios external speaker jack to the RRC SP jack is connected
via a standard "off- the-shelf” cable with 3.5 mm stereo plugs in both ends.
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1
4
8
5
7
6
Front panel view
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3
5
COPI ED
NAME
MIC
E1c
Speaker/Headset
Connector
DIMENSION
1:2
SCALE
6
5
4
3
2
1
7
DSUB- 9pol
Male
2
3
5
COM2
RRC-1258MkII
MICE
PTT
GND
8
8-pol RJ 45 Con
MIC
E1b
OK
100220
DATE
RE PLACED BY
NOTE
1
8
1258 Cable E1 1(1)
DRAWI NG NR
RE PLACE
SPEAKER
3.5 mm stereo plug
Generic Elecraft cable
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CNT
MICE
PTT
GND
DSUB- 9pol
Female
7
1
8
2
8-pol Circular
Mic Inp
DET NR.
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3.5 mm stereo plug
8
1
RRC-1258MkII
GND
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3
5
COM2
DSUB- 9pol
Female
E2c
7
2
8
1
2
3
5 GND
DSUB- 9pol
Male
Radio RS-232 port
PTT
PTT
E2b
MICE
E2a
MIC
MICE
8-pol Circular
Mic Inp
1258 Cable E2 1(1)
2
3
1
5
6
SPEAKER
3.5 mm stereo plug
4
8
7
Front panel view
Generic Elecraft cable
RRC-1258MkII -> Radio
MIC
RRC-1258MkII
8
7
5
6
1
2
3
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ALINCO DX-SR8 and DX-R8
General
The technical solution for the transceiver Alinco DX-SR8 and the receiver DX-R8 is the same
as for IC-703/706, TS480 and TS-2000. All those transceivers are built in the way that the
control panel is working separated from the radio unit itself. We replace the cable between
panel and radio with to RRC-1258, one connected to the control panel and one connected to
the radio. When you press the power button on the panel the radio comes to life at the
remote side and audio and panel info flows across the internet between the RRC:s. The look
and feel of the control panel is the same as if the panel was directly connected to the radio.
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Hardware configuration
Radio settings (example)
Parameter
Control
Radio
Program mode
12 – DX-SR8
SIP password
hello
SIP realm
SIP contact
192.168.0.228
Auto connect
No
Audio quality
2 – Linear 16 bits 8 kHz
Audio dual-rx (*)
Codec out gain
255
Codec inp gain
12
Codec inp preamp
Yes
Codec inp HPF Hz
163
COM0 baudrate
38400
COM0 data bits
8
COM0 stop bits
1
COM0 parity
0 - Off
(*) Available only in RRC-1258MkIIs.
12 – DX-SR8
hello
2 – Linear 16 bits 8 kHz
No
255
0
163
38400
8
1
0 - Off
Connections
All necessary signals between the panel and the radio are connected with the 8 wires in the
connection cable, a standard patch cable. We just need to use two standard patch cables, one
between the control panel and the Control-RRC and the other one between the Radio-RRC and
the radio. Convenient for travelling is that the speaker is already present on the back of the
control panel so there is no need for an extra speaker even if a bigger separate speaker gives
better audio. The following signals are represented in the connection cable:
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1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
TXD - data from radio to control panel
RXD - data from Control panel to radio
8V - power to control panel (when radio is switched on)
Not in use
Mic signal / PWR on/off button
GND
AF - Audio to speaker.
SPK GND - Speaker ground
Power supply
Control-RRC:
The Control-RRC is supplied with a common 13.8 V (10-18V) power supply. The display and
speaker amplifier needs a lot of power so you need at least 1A.
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Schematics
I/O and PAD Interface Control-RRC
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MIC/AUX Interface Control-RRC
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MIC/AUX Interface Radio-RRC
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Network and Firewalls
One of the major obstacles when trying to remotely control something is the fact that the
Internet Service Provider (ISP) forces us to use dynamic IP addresses. We can never know,
from time to time, which IP address our modem / firewall / router has on its outside interface
(the IP address you will try to connect to). Most people use NAT routers that translates IP
addresses on the inside (your little LAN) to one common IP address on the outside using port
conversion.
To be able to stream audio and at the same time transfer CAT / CI-V commands or panel-toradio communications' we need to know which IP port numbers are used for each service.
There are some different techniques to fix this.
At the operator end (Control-RRC) there is normally OK just to use DHCP for the own IPsettings. For the Sip contact parameter you enter the public fixed IP address or DynDNSname to the router at the radio site.
At the radio end (Radio-RRC) the router must be configured so that port 5060, 11000 and
12000 (default settings) is directed to the Radio-RRC which should have a static IP address.
The easy way to get connected is to set the RRC IP address as DMZ server in the router. This
makes it possible to connect to all services (SIP, audio and control) as well as the web and
telnet interfaces without further configuration. If you are using SIP based IP telephony you
need to change the port SIP port from 5060 to an other port not used by the IP-telephony
service in both RRC:s. If you run a web server at the radio site you need to change the
webserver port from 80 to something else, for example 8000. If you are using port forwarding
you have to configure the router in a way that every service forwards packets to the right
host on the inside.
When setting up the router check that there is No SIP ALG activated.
You will also need to register the Radio-RRC to DynDNS (www.dyndns.com) so you can use a
host name to connect to the Radio-RRC regardless of its dynamic IP address (which can
change without notice, but rarely does).
The following default IP ports are used (changeable)
port number
function
5060
SIP (change this port number in both ends if you are using SIP based IPtelephony)
RTP, audio
DATA channel, control commands
WEB interface
Telnet Interface
11000
12000
80
23
SIP, RTP and DATA protocols are UDP-based, WEB and Telnet are TCP-based.
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DMZ
A typical setup screen for activating DMZ is shown below.
Enter the IP-number of the Radio-RRC in box and enable DMZ.
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Portforwarding
A typical setup screen for activating port forwarding is shown below.
There is one row assigned for each port (service) all refereeing to the IP of the Radio-RRC
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SIP ALG
If the router has a parameter called SIP ALG it should always be Disabled in both the
Control and radio end.
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Appendix A - Audio coding
Quality 1 or 2 is recommended for short wave listening, they are good compromises between
quality and need for bandwidth. Practical test have shown that quality 0 (G711) is not the
optimal coding if the signal to noise ratio is low which is common on the shortwave bands.
Quality 8 gives a very good audio quality even if you listen to music on FM. 16 kHz sample
rate and 16 bits deep gives a very good dynamic range and a large SNR and good audio
bandwidth. Quality 11 and 12 can be used when very limit bandwidth is available, the audio
quality is reduced. The other qualities are more of academic interest. A good speaker is
always a good investment also.
Note – Different codings can be used in the uplink and downlink, which can be useful in
asymmetrical Internet links like ADSL and most mobile systems. Sample rate must be same
in both ends but coding can be different.
Audio
quality
Coding
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
A-law (G711)
Linear-12bits
Linear-16bits
A-law (G711)
Linear-12bits
Linear-16bits
A-law (G711)
Linear-12bits
Linear-16bits
A-law (G711)
Linear-12bits
Linear-16bits
IMA ADPCM 4bits
IMA ADPCM 4bits
Sample
rate
[kHz]
8
8
8
12
12
12
16
16
16
24
24
24
8
16
Bandwidth
dual-rx=0
[kbps]
80
120
160
120
180
240
160
240
320
240
360
480
48
96
Packet size
dual-rx=0
[ms]
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
17,8
13,3
20
20
Packet size
dual-rx=1
[ms]
20
20
20
20
17,8
13,3
20
13,3
10
13,3
8,9
6,7
10
10
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dual-rx=1
[kbps]
160
240
320
240
360
480
320
480
640
480
720
960
96
192
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Appendix B - COM-port Keyer interface
There are lots of different solutions on the Internet, but this is very simple and can be
implemented in the D-sub housing. No values are critical; just use what you have in the junk
box.
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Appendix D - Technical Data
Product/Art no:
Remoterig RRC-1258MkII
Dimensions (LxHxD):
165 x 140 x 34 mm
Weight:
2 x 250 g (excl. power supply)
Ip class:
IP20
Power supply requirement:
10-18V DC via DC Plug 2.1 mm/5.5mm
Current drain at 13,8V:
App. 160 mA up to app. 600 mA depending on
audio level and ev. Back-lighter
Network connection:
RJ45 T-Base10/100
Speaker amplifier:
2W (8 ohm)
Mic input:
Dynamic or Electret with DC feed
Radio protocol (detachable
front):
Kenwood TS-480, TS-2000
ICOM IC-703, IC-706, IC-E2820, IC-R2500.
Alinco SR-DX8
Radio protocol (traditional
control):
ICOM CI-V, Kenwood PC-control, Yaesu CAT,
Elecraft
Protocol Internet:
TCP/IP, UDP, DHCP, SIP, RTP, DNS, DynDNS
etc.
Codec:
G711 A-law (8kHz/8bit), 8kHz/16bit,
16kHz/16bit mm.
Bandwidth demands:
From app. 90 Kbit/s up to app 1 Mbit/s
depending on codecs and settings.
USB:
USB 2.0 (mini)
Serial ports (transparent):
2 x RS-232 (57600 baud) 1 x TTL (57600 baud)
CW-keyer:
10-40 WPM, Iambic A/B, Squeeze, side-tone
Usable temp range:
0 to +40 °C
Humidity range:
30% to 90% RH
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Appendix E - Safety and Regulatory Information
FCC Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
This device may not cause harmful interference.
This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates,
uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with
the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is
no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by
one or more of the following measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
FCC Caution: Any changes or modification not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Safety Notice
Do not use this product near water, for example, in a wet basement or near a
swimming pool.
Avoid using this product during an electrical storm. There may be a remote risk of
electric shock from lightning.
Warning: Never operate this device with a headset or other audio accessories at high
volume levels. Hearing expert’s advice against continuous high volume operation, if
you experience a ringing in your ears, reduce the volume level or discontinue use.
Never connect a power supply of more than 18 VDC to the power jack. The supply
voltage must be between 10 V and 18 V. to prevent damaging the device.
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Disclaimer
The author has written this document to the best of his knowledge, but does not guarantee
that the contents will satisfy the desire and expectation of the reader. The author or Microbit
takes no responsibility for damage or injuries of any kind that may arise from the use and
miss use of the product or information contained. The author do not warrant the accuracy and
correctness of the information contained. All brand and names mentioned are trademarks or
registered trademarks of their respective holders.
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FCC / CE - Declaration of conformity
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Appendix F - Contact Information
Support site
www.remoterig.com
E-mail
info@microbit.se
Web site
www.microbit.se
Phone
+46 923 69620
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