Category: RemoteRIg RRC-1258

How do I Find My RRC’s IP Address?

There are a couple of ways to find the IP address assigned to the RRC.

Note: By default (out of the package from Elecraft) the RRC has a local STATIC IP address of 192.168.0.169.

  1. If using a windows computer, you can use the Microbit Setup Utlity.
    http://www.remoterig.com/wp/?page_id=8
    1. Download and install the utlity.
    2. Plug in a USB cable from your local PC to the mini-USB connector located directly below the “GREEN” power LED on the front of the RRC.
    3. The Microbit Manager will connect to the RRC and display a series of “Tabs” one of which will be labeled “Network”. On this tab will deplay the network information of the RRC.
  2. Local Router DHCP lease table
    1. If the RRC is configured for DHCP on the local LAN, most local routers show a table of “devices” on the local network and their corrosponding IP addresses.
      1. Log into your local router
      2. Look for DHCP table or “Clients” or “Hosts”
      3. the RRC ttypically shows up as “unamed” or “unknown” and sometimes the hexidecimal MAC address.
      4. You may have to manually test a few IP’s by plugging them into your browser and see if you acccess the buitl in Web Server in the RRC.

How Do I Connect To a Station With My K3 & RRC?

At this point you have already followed the previous KB articles on configuring your RRC and K3 to be ready to connect to the RHR network. This article will explain the final steps to actually make the connection.

1. Find your RRC’s LOCAL IP address. This will be something like 192.168.0.227 or 10.0.0.100 or something similiar.

2. Log into the RHR console.

http://my.remotehamradio.com

3. Enter the RRC’s local IP address into the web console.

 

 

4.Click “OK” to save the setting.

5. Now, simply select an available station in the console.

6. Select “Power on (with K3)” from the Power on Menu. (This selection will be remembered for future connections)

7. You will now get a pop up that informs you to power on the K3. You will have 10 seconds to power on the K3 before the session “times out”. If you get the timeout message you will have to repeat step 6 again.

 

At this point you should be now connected to the station of your choice and the K3 should work as expected.

When you are done with your operating, simply POWER OFF the K3 to diconnect from the site, there is nothing further to do.

Simply repeat steps 5-7 to connect to another station.

Happy DXing!

Using the built in WinKeyer function in the RRC

The RRC-1258 offers a emulated “winkeyer” integration. This is useful for using software to key the remote transmitter when using software like N1MM and logging programs.

Prerequisite:

1. K3/0/10/100-Mini

2. RRC-1258

3. You will need the USB cable supplied with the RRC which connects from your local PC to the micro USB connector immedietly below the GREEN power LED on the front of your RRC.

4. Set the WinKey emulation in the RRC’s “Serial Setting” config page.

Set the “COM3” mode to “Mode 8 Winkeyer” and apply the settings.

5. Select the Virtual COMFSK port from your device manager status. In this case, COM4 labeled “COMExtra” will be the WinKeyer virtual keyer port.

Standard RemoteRig Config Settings

Important notes:

1. K3 baud rate must be set to 38400.

2. RRC firmare must NOT be NEWER than 2.85, 2.86 and newer will not currently work on RHR, downgrade if need be.