[TenTec] Orion 565 and RemoteRig
Dr. Gerald N. Johnson
geraldj at weather.net
Thu Mar 24 10:41:46 PDT 2011
Best I can tell, remoterig only remotes a few radios without a control
computer. Those rigs use a serial interface to a removable front panel
and allow for time delays between commands and responses or rig inquires
about control positions. Everything else it controls through the CAT
interface which requires a computer running software at the operating
position. A couple Tentecs have ethernet interface that controls well,
but also requires a computer at the control position.
As far as I can tell the only way to avoid relying on the shack computer
for remote control is to build a dedicated box with custom programming.
73, Jerry, K0CQ
On 3/24/2011 11:10 AM, Eric Rosenberg wrote:
> 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
> 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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