Re: False Advertising
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Good Afternoon, guys,
This is a good discussion. I imagine Howard and MFJ are tearing their hair out solving problems and coming up with solutions. I bought my MFJ-1234 in order to remote my IC-7600. When I found I could not simply plug and play, I set the project aside for another day. Under the quick start guide it would have been nice to see the most direct approach to connecting the RigPI and control a radio. Any radio. But that not what the manual says and that frankly is where most people get lost
1. Connect the RigPI to the router with an ethernet cable.
2. Plug in the 5 v supply
The RigPI server is operating, connect. to the same network as the router.
3. Connect to rig.local with a browser. It can be a computer, tablet or smartphone.
4. Connect a USB cable from the RigPI
This should be the point where the Quick Start Guide tells you how to control a radio. Maybe a brief section on Icom, Kenwood and Yaesu, using their most popular radios would have been in order. But no. With the Quick Start Guide on page 10, you have to move forward to Page 31 before learning about connecting to the radio with the USB cable.
I agree it is a great concept and I look forward to using mine. I truly appreciate all the effort those here in the forum put into helping and walking people through the trials and tribulations of getting the RigPI to work. It may be that the RigPI is ready for release. But the manual should not get lost in the detail, with if this or that discussions once it starts the Quick Guide. A quick guide that allowed a clear simple successful connection of the RigPI server to the network and the radio to the RigPI would avoid a tremendous amount of angst.
Terry - W6LMJ