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Author Topic: Remote radio sound without a PC at radio end  (Read 1188 times)
K0IZ
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« on: June 18, 2010, 03:24:29 PM »

I am setting up an Elecraft K3 for remote radio operation.  Don't want a PC at the radio end for various reasons.  So plan to use a serial server at the radio end (into my router) and TRX Manager software at the operator end.  This creates a problem with sound, since Skype and IP Sound require a PC.  I have wondered if a pair of the VoIP devices (normally used with one of the services) would work.  Such as Cisco ATA 186.  Has anyone had experience?
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« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2010, 09:12:38 PM »

I don't have any experience with it, but you may want to read about the Remoterig RRC-1258MkII.  Their website is remoterig.com, and there are some reviews here on eham.  It is designed specifically for remote stations and includes voip and serial pass-throughs for front panels or cat control.
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« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2010, 07:32:55 AM »

I agree, Bob, that the RemoteRig units look very attractive.  A stereo version is supposed to be available Aug or later.  Since I want to do split freq and listen to both freq's, that is of considerable interest.

However I see one big downside to the RemoteRig units.  You have to have one of the units at the operator end.  OK if this is at a somewhat permanent location with a PC and ethernet connection.  But to travel with a laptop, you would have to also have the RemoteRig unit, wall wart, and some way to connect the RemoteRig to a WiFi.  Much more cumbersome compared with just a laptop and software.
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