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Author Topic: Remoterig?  (Read 9599 times)
NZ5E
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« on: August 25, 2010, 05:37:36 AM »

Any experience with Remoterig hardware/software?
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K0IZ
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« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2010, 05:24:41 PM »

I don't, but did consider RemoteRig.  Decided against for two reasons, which might or might not be relevent to your needs:

RemoteRig is basically a serial server, with audio added.  I used a Digi TS4 serial server (from eBay, $50) and an old PC for skype audio.  Only need at radio end.  So saved $400 ($450 - $50).

To use RemoteRig with a laptop or other portable PC with wireless, you need the new PC Client, which is software plus a PTT dongle.  Additional cost.  My way, no additional cost so saved another $165, and I can use Vox or a real footswitch PTT (using N8LP's free LP Footswitch software).
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WA2TTP
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« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2011, 09:55:45 AM »

K0IZ,
I plan on using your method also. I have a few questions.

What port re-director software did you use on the remote computer? Was it free?

Did you have any problems setting up the port re-direction?

Can the Digi TS4 serial server be password protected?

Did you secure a static IP address for your shack?

Steve
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K0IZ
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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2011, 05:46:35 PM »

Hi, Steve.  If you go to K0IZ at QRZ.com, at the bottom of my page you will see a diagram of my setup.  I'm very satisfied with how it works.

I use a Digi TS4 serial server.  Port redirection uses Realport software from Digi (either with unit or downloaded).  The only problem I ran into was need to set up TS4 (using Device Discover Utility from Digi) with optimatization configuration at  Latency rather than default throughput.

Server probably has some password protection, but haven't used.  I have a static address with open port that my ISP provided.  Was prepared to do DDNS instead.

If you email me via QRZ.com address, I will send you some other info.

John.
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