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Re: [TenTec] Orion 565 and RemoteRig

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] Orion 565 and RemoteRig
From: "Ron Castro" <ronc@sonic.net>
Reply-to: Ron Castro <ronc@sonic.net>, Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2011 11:41:46 -0700
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I'm planning a remote operation and have most of the parts "breadboarded" in 
the home shack, and I have spent a lot of time looking at this.  RemoteRig 
probably has the capability of running over one of the virtual serial ports, 
but using a remote computer with N4PY server/client software is a better 
option.  RemoteRig has excellent audio quality in both directions, even at 
the lower quality settings and is almost indistinguishable from "live", plus 
it's rigged to run CW in such a way that you it's totally seamless even with 
fairly long latencies.

With the remote computer, you can use Larry, N8LP's (telepostinc.com) free 
software to remote SteppIR controllers and Telepost's excellent Wattmeter 
and there are several remote rotator control programs around.  Larry also 
makes a remote control system that can control system that can be configured 
to switch things like directional RX antennas, fans, heaters, etc. as 
needed.  Just add a remote controllable linear like an ACOM or Alpha and 
you're good to go!

            Ron  N6IE

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Eric Rosenberg" <ericrosenberg.dc@gmail.com>
To: <tentec@contesting.com>
Sent: Thursday, March 24, 2011 10:10 AM
Subject: [TenTec] Orion 565 and RemoteRig

> Many of you responded to my earlier inquirey on remoting my Orion 565 via
> the internet.
> Almost all of the suggestions included using the shack computer and 
> various
> combinations of software.
> What I'm lookiing for is a way to connect and control the Orion without
> relying on the shack computer. Instead, I'll interface the system via the
> router.
> RemoteRig seems to fill the bill, but it isn't inexpensive! Likewise the
> Glentech products.
> Has anyone used either? Your opinions?
> 73 & Thanks,
> Eric W3DQ
> Washington, DC
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