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N1MM and Rig Control Macros

I am using my K2 remotely with N1MM for CW operation and Ham Radio Deluxe (HRD) for other modes. My problem was that I did not have good rig function control with N1MM. So I fnally started reading the N1MM... Continue Reading →

Remote Rig Access and CW

I have been using my K2 Station remotely, via Internet, for several months now. It works great but I really want to be able to use my keyer instead of a keyboard for CW. I have seen several people talk... Continue Reading →

Remote Rig Access Latency Greatly Improved

I was operating my remote-access Elecraft K2 last week in a short Contest. In the past, I had to wait as much as 1-3 seconds for a single up/down change in operating frequency on Ham Radio Deluxe. This night,  it suddenly... Continue Reading →

K2 PTT-line is Tied to Key Line – AGAIN!

As I found out before, the Elecraft K2 uses the same signal line for PTT input and for one of the Key lines (dit I think). This is a royal pain when integrating into a more complex arrangement such as... Continue Reading →

Finally on-the-air with Remote Station

After working on configuring my Elecraft K2 for remote operation. I am finally on-the-air. I had been using it in receive-only mode while I completed a "dead-man" timer, that would shutdown the transmitter if I ever lose my Internet connection... Continue Reading →

Remote K2 Power Timeout

Finally completed the power watchdog timer for the K2. This allows me to operate the K2 remotely within compliance of the requirement to have an automated means of shutting down a transmitter if it exceeds 3 minutes on the air.... Continue Reading →

First “Remote” QSO Success

I finally got the Transmit audio interface together and connected and started assembling the "dead man" timer. The timer is required on a remote Ham station to stop a runaway transmitter after it is on the air for 3 minutes.... Continue Reading →

Remote Audio for Ham Station

I have been using Skype for remote receive audio. That seems to work fine except I have to mute the microphone at the remote location to hear the audio from the rig clearly. So that is what I have been... Continue Reading →

Remote Rig Timeout Controller

To run a Ham Rig remotely, the FCC requires the ability to shutdown a "runaway" transmitter after no more than 3 minutes of activity. There are several ways to do this. My plan is to use a small Arduino computer... Continue Reading →

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