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!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Eric Rosenberg" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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
> 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
> 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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