You could use a VPN, and redirect the com-port or USB (or whatever) that
the amp is hung on, down the VPN to appear as a virtual port for the
Dashboard software running on your remote PC.
For Serial port redirects, look at Eterlogic VSPE tool. 100% free, and
*Very* good. No encryption or data security, so you will need a VPN to
Much as a lot of remote rig control works, like HRD and others I've used
via the Hamachi VPN (now part of LogMeIn.)
If you can get it working via the shack LAN from one PC to another, then
it should fly over a VPN OK. Unless any data handhake timing is very
Is there any clue in the amp's manual, as to it's control codes and
Just an idea.
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With a great assist from Molly at RF Concepts we got the correct HEX
files loaded into the 9500. It came back to life. Even works with the
collocated server a la PC control. Its a clunky dash board but a hopped
up new release is promised; soon I hope.
The down side is there was no joy when the server was accessed via the
Internet. All the programs running with dash boards on the screen are
fully operational via the Internet... rotor control, antena relays,
Kenwood, SKYPE, MSWord, etc. using LOGMEIN, VNC Tight or UltraVNC but
that ALPHA 9500 dash board will not play, it doesn't display anything,
won't accept button clicks, it just sits there, geez. So, no QRO for the
>99% Internet Remote station till it gets figured out. Oh, I miss my 87A
;-( Molly was able to control the 9500 remotely using WEBX. I wonder
what the difference might be between the screen scrapers and WEBX?
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