Questions tagged [remote-control]

Questions relating to the remote control of radio equipment, including transceivers, rotators, and tuners, as well as remote control of equipment used specifically to facilitate radio communications.

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Help getting use out of an old RC radio transmitter

I have an old "Walkera-RC 2.4ghz Radio Transmitter WK-2401" radio transmitter from an RC Helicopter. I want to use this transmitter with a receiver in order to transmit some sort of data ...
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Transmitting Video Underwater

My brother and I are considering designing and building a remotely controlled submarine. As far as experience, I have some knowledge on RC systems, and I am almost done with my General license. My ...
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Checklist for QRO remote setup

In a few weeks I'm hoping to set up a solid state linear amplifier at a remote shack that I've set up at the house of a friend who lives in a rural area. I've been connecting to this shack remotely ...
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Practicality of SDR-based TX/RX

When it's not possible to be at the same location as a TX/RX appliance, some form of remote control is needed. There's basically two ways to TX/RX: classical radio appliance, with or without digital ...
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“Remote” two-wire PTT and audio for rig

I live in a spot where I would be useful for weather spotting, but I can't reach the repeater with a handheld (I can hear just fine, but they can't hear me.) My base is in a detached garage, and I'd ...
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UK “Remote Operation” defination

I am a UK licensed Amateur Radio operator with an Intermediate License. I have a question surrounding the UK's (Ofcom's) definition of "Remote Operation". My understanding is that for any Remote ...
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Can WSJT-X's timing account for delay from RCForb?

I was using FT8 through a remote in RCForb. Reception in FT8 is spotty through the remote. I do not have an HF rig to test if the remote is the problem. So far, I think it is the delay through the ...
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Yaesu FT-450D CW from computer - DATA and CAT connectors

Yaesu FT-450D Transceiver USB-to-DB9 cable installed to the CAT interface Computer runs the ADMS-450 channel-programming program fine. Computer can run the PCC remote-control program fine. DATA ...
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Does an LDG YT-100 automatically trigger a tuning cycle if the SWR is high?

I have a YT-100 connected to my FT-857d in my remote-by-default shack in the attic (i.e. I operate it over a VNC connection from elsewhere in my house). Whenever I change band I have to go up to the ...
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Which HF transceivers can be operated remotely via Ethernet port without a host computer?

What HF transceivers will support remote operation without requiring a computer at the remote station? Here's a start: ICOM 7610 Flex Radios (not sure which) Any others?
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computer control for Yaesu FT-450

I just acquired a Yaesu FT-450 and am interested in what it can do when connected to my PC. I see that there is programming software available with which one can load information into the 450's ...
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Remote base identification

I have a remote base where stations can log in with DTMF touch pad. Does this remote base transmitter need to send out a CW ID?
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Remote wake up of Icom IC-706Mk2g

I known you can control the rig with the CI-V interface, but my question is: Once the rig goes to sleep (inactivity timeout) can it be turned back on without having to use the power button on the ...
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Are hashes (such as md5) legal in the US

If I were to implement a remote computer control system using amateur radio, would using hashes (such as md5, sha-*, etc...) for authentication be permissible under the United States rules?
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TS-590 Antenna Tuner Protocol

I'm looking for the protocol used by Kenwood's TS-590S antenna tuner port. I've worked as far as I can with Kenwood's tech support. They know what the pins are labeled, but don't have any information ...
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Can the TS-570 be fully controlled over RCP-2?

A fellow amateur here in VU-land reported the display on his 570 died. Apparently the 570 has a proprietary computer interface called RCP-2 ; Are all features on the rig available on the RCP-2?
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Remote control for Icom IC-7100

I just got my new Icom 7100, and while I'd love to operate it locally, there are just too many things near me that get interfered with from RF. As such, one solution is to remotely control it - I ...
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What Part 97 rule allows unattended, automated transmissions, such as APRS weather stations and beacons?

What rule allows Amateur Operators to establish and operate remote, automated stations like APRS weather stations or beacons? Are there different rules specifically for beacons, or do they all fall ...
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Using a Morse code key with a computer?

Are there standard ways to connect a hand key (straight or paddle) to a contemporary computing device (PC laptop with no parallel port, Mac, Android, iOS device, etc.) for developing or improving ones ...
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What SDR software is available that provides internet control?

I plan to use a SoftRock Ensemble RX II to receive HF transmissions. I'd like to be able to use it wherever I am when I have a few minutes, though, so I'm wondering what software exists that would ...
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Which HF transceivers feature a built-in Ethernet port for remote operation? [closed]

I would like to compile a list of HF transceivers that feature an Ethernet port (RJ45) for remote internet operation. It would also be interesting to add the supported operating system(s) for remote ...
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How to build a remote control unit that works on amateur radio frequencies?

The only remote control units I have used before was those little cheap 27Mhz puny range cheap units. I would like to build some sort of RC unit, which has a range up to 1km line of sight. I have a ...