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Old 20-01-2013, 10:57   #1
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M802 CAT Freq Control with RMS Express

Can someone explain how to set up the M802 for freq control with RMS Express using WINMOR?

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Old 15-02-2014, 20:39   #2
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Re: M802 CAT Freq Control with RMS Express

Why ?
You can manually dial in the Dial frequency as depicted by RMS Express.
Use Upper Sideband (USB) on all bands.
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Old 15-02-2014, 21:27   #3
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Re: M802 CAT Freq Control with RMS Express

Since this thread is over one year old, I have long since got RMS Express to interface with M802 for freq control.

The reason you want software freq control is speed and accuracy as you go thru the propagation chart. Latest RMS is even faster with one button click of next best station selection without even looking at the freq propagation chart.

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Old 16-02-2014, 09:20   #4
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Re: M802 CAT Freq Control with RMS Express

Jack,

I understand your need for Cat control, but sometimes you will find RMS's that are very strong due to beamed antennas in your direction.
These RMS's might be way down on your channel list.
The VOACAP propagation prediction program does not take into consideration beamed antennas and station power output.
So, you are back to experimentation at different times of the day to test propagation. The way the oldtimers did it.
This way, you will find your favorite channels, giving your best connection options.

Also, a particular RMS might be scanning a number of frequencies using one radio.
Your connect attempt might be on the opposite side of the RMS's frequency rotation.
You might have been able to connect to the RMS, if it was actually listening on that frequency at the time.
By trying a few sequential attempts immediately following each other on the same frequency, you might be getting back into phase again with the RMS.

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Old 05-03-2014, 01:25   #5
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Re: M802 CAT Freq Control with RMS Express

Jack - realise it's was a while ago - but if you're still around - what settings did you use to get remote control ?
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Old 05-03-2014, 02:02   #6
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Re: M802 CAT Freq Control with RMS Express

I am currently traveling and it will be a month or so before I get back to the radio.
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Old 15-04-2015, 11:47   #7
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Re: M802 CAT Freq Control with RMS Express

Could someone who has figured this out please post an answer? I am faced with the same problem - remote control of the M802 with RMS Express.
My setup works fine with AirMail but so far have not gotten RMS Express to remotely control the radio (everything else seems to work under RMS Express)
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Old 15-04-2015, 14:08   #8
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Re: M802 CAT Freq Control with RMS Express

Start a win ore session
Under setup select radio setup
Under select radio model select Icom HF Marine Radios
set the com port under radio control port
Select update

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Re: M802 CAT Freq Control with RMS Express

Thanks Jack, that is pretty much what I have done. The TNC is controlled just fine but the radio does not change frequency under the control of RMS Express software.
Under setup, radio, I have selected Icom HF Marine Radios, Icom address 08, USB (have also tried USB Digital). Under Radio Control Port I have set up via TNC at 115200 Baud.
These are similar to the settings under AirMail where they work (including radio frequency control). The frequency control under RMS Express has eluded me so far - maybe I am missing a setting or am using a wrong setting someplace ....
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Re: M802 CAT Freq Control with RMS Express

Check the baud rate, if you use 115200 in airmail and it works then it is correct.
It has been awhile since I set up a m802 but did have it working with rms express.
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Re: M802 CAT Freq Control with RMS Express

If you don't get it working, give Gary a call at Faralon Electronics....he will figure it out.
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Re: M802 CAT Freq Control with RMS Express

WooooHooooo !!! Right on the nose! While I don't understand how a single serial link can have two different baud settings, it turns out that 115Kbaud was right for the DR7400 but under radio control (gong over the same link) it needed to be set to 4800 baud!
Thank you SO MUCH !!
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Re: M802 CAT Freq Control with RMS Express

Good news...it just seemed tha 115k baud rate was not correct
Glad I could help
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