[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
> 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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