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Re: OPC 1443 Radio to Head Cable -Replacement by an Internet Connection ?

Max
 

I could be wrong, but I think all you need is a entertainment center that has a camera input which should be composite video. Some have more than one input for multiple cameras. You just connect a cable from the video out on the 7000 to one of the camera inputs on the entertainment center.

Max KG4PID

On Monday, June 21, 2021, 04:29:11 PM CDT, W3DRM - Don <drmcroberts@...> wrote:


Your post is intriguing. I have an IC-7000 and have used it over the years solely as a base unit but would like to get it mounted in my SUV. You mention "it is sure nice to display the color video display on your auto's entertainment video screen". Would you please elaborate a bit on how you did this with your IC-7000?


Re: OPC 1443 Radio to Head Cable -Replacement by an Internet Connection ?

W3DRM - Don <drmcroberts@...>
 

Your post is intriguing. I have an IC-7000 and have used it over the years solely as a base unit but would like to get it mounted in my SUV. You mention "it is sure nice to display the color video display on your auto's entertainment video screen". Would you please elaborate a bit on how you did this with your IC-7000?


Re: OPC 1443 Radio to Head Cable -Replacement by an Internet Connection ?

DunhamsDen
 

Okay, there are other and more complicated ways of doing things, but the IC-7000 is a great mobile rig.  It is sure nice to display the color video display on your auto's entertainment video screen as well as make use of the sound system.

There are flavors for everyone!


Re: OPC 1443 Radio to Head Cable -Replacement by an Internet Connection ?

Scott Honaker
 

I would not say dealing with the video is a show stopper but is added complexity and cost over the efforts I've seen with the IC-7100 (which is just data and audio in/out).  In the IC-7100, the data is serial data but not CI-V and the solutions generally pass the data without trying to interpret it (specifics are available at that link).  The real issue I see is that the IC-7100 is a simpler platform to get working and I have seen a number of efforts to virtualize that head cable.  I would say only the RemoteRig solution has been entirely successful and complete.  Adding video to the list of issues to solve (not addressed by RemoteRig) makes it quite a hurdle.

There are a number of TRUE (operation over the Internet) remote solutions.  You mentioned WFView and there is also Win4IcomSuite https://icom.va2fsq.com/remote-control/.  Both of those are designed for the more modern Icom radios (with USB and network connectivity) and focus on the transport of the real-time spectrum scope that is not an IC-7000 feature.  I mentioned the Icom RS-BA1 software because it specifically supports the IC-7000 and likely offers the best support for all the features of the radio that are available remotely.

When using digital modes remotely, there is another solution.  You can connect the radio to a local machine with whatever software you want to run (FLDigi/FLRig or WSJT-X), then use some kind of remote desktop software (Windows Remote Desktop, TeamViewer, AnyDesk, Chrome Remote Desktop, etc.) to remotely connect to the local PC/radio.  I have used all these solutions and have settled on Chrome Remote Desktop to make a bunch of WSJT contacts on the IC-7100 and IC-7610 in my office while sitting comfortably in front of the TV at home.

Scott N7SS


Re: OPC 1443 Radio to Head Cable -Replacement by an Internet Connection ?

DunhamsDen
 

There was a party in Europe that sold an HDMI cable with adapters for the Head and Radio ends which I purchased.  It was sold on eBay.  It worked.  I do not know if it would still be available.  I extended the HDMI connection a bit too far though, (20'), and experienced sync buz in my transmit audio coming from the video signal.  I overcame this by using CAT5 cable for the micraphone and running it directly to the RJ45 jack on the radio.  I don't if this will be of any help to you.  My transceiver and amplifier reside in the "trunk" of my Honda Ridgeline and works well!


Re: OPC 1443 Radio to Head Cable -Replacement by an Internet Connection ?

Kurt Sweeny
 

Scott,

 

Is the video running on the cable a show stopper. Theoretically, couldn’t the video signal be managed over an internet connection (more bandwidth required.) I see three categories of data types needing to be accommodated audio, video (thankstoScott) and rig control instructions. Maybe I am being simplistic and the devil is always if in the details, but taken as separate items each data type is managed over an internet connection all the time. Again I am clueless about the communication protocol on the head to body cable but maybe the info is out there. Sounds like a tuff one but would like to learn more.

 

Thanks Scott !

 

Kurt

KD6LZV

 

P.S. How well would  FLrig or VFView work for the IC-7000 remote application ?

 

From: ic7000@groups.io <ic7000@groups.io> On Behalf Of Scott Honaker
Sent: Saturday, June 19, 2021 11:02 AM
To: ic7000@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ic7000] OPC 1443 Radio to Head Cable -Replacement by an Internet Connection ?

 

The IC-7000 head cable is not easily replaced because it contains the video to the head.  The IC-7100 head was designed for this by using the RemoteRig devices. Interestingly, the control data sent over the cable on the IC-7100 cable is not CI-V.  This is likely true for the IC-7000 as well.  There are several efforts to do this with the IC-7100 because there is no video data.  https://www.reddit.com/r/amateurradio/comments/l0u3an/my_ic7100_remote_head_project/.

RemoteRig is not an option for the IC-7000.  The IC-7000 is supported by Icom's RS-BA1 software which could offer similar functionality.

Scott N7SS


Re: OPC 1443 Radio to Head Cable -Replacement by an Internet Connection ?

Scott Honaker
 

The IC-7000 head cable is not easily replaced because it contains the video to the head.  The IC-7100 head was designed for this by using the RemoteRig devices. Interestingly, the control data sent over the cable on the IC-7100 cable is not CI-V.  This is likely true for the IC-7000 as well.  There are several efforts to do this with the IC-7100 because there is no video data.  https://www.reddit.com/r/amateurradio/comments/l0u3an/my_ic7100_remote_head_project/.

RemoteRig is not an option for the IC-7000.  The IC-7000 is supported by Icom's RS-BA1 software which could offer similar functionality.

Scott N7SS


OPC 1443 Radio to Head Cable -Replacement by an Internet Connection ?

Kurt Sweeny
 

Group,

 

Has anyone tried to replace the OPC-1443 with an Internet connection; theoretically a remote connection with close to full radio functionality. Interested in throwing this around.

 

The cable would be tough to splice because of size and shielding of small wires. Some A/D conversions might be needed for mic and speaker audio.

Any ideas on the communication protocol used on the cable? Could 7000 be using the same codes on the OPC-1443 that are used on CI-V?

 

FLRIG and LMView look to be nice programs but leave something for the chronic fiddler of ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­settings .

 

Thanks

 

Kurt

KD6LZV


Re: C502 that small cap on the face plate

Steve W3AHL
 

See my post from 2014 with all the details:

https://groups.io/g/ic7000/message/35536

Steve, W3AHL


Re: Favor Needed

jadief@reagan.com
 

 

 

My ham radio friends:

I have had several of these requests; THIS IS  A SCAM!!!

 

I hope Don WEBER is aware of this...

 

FROM QRZ'S PAGE:

 

KA7QQV USA flag USA

DONALD L WEBER
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ALAMEDA, CA 94501
USA

 

Email: ka7qqv@...

 

I'll say no more!!

 

jad, K1TLV,

Mason, NH

"Licensed since 1959"

 

 

"don ---------" <ka7qqv@...>

Hello,

Need a favor from you. Do you have an account with Amazon or Apple Pay?

 

Thanks


Re: C502 that small cap on the face plate

montanaaardvark
 


I'd like to try to help but I don't know what you mean by the face plate.  I have a copy of a service manual and there's nothing in there called that.  Scrolling through the parts list I see several different C501s and 502s, so which one you want depends on what it's used for. 

The detachable head of the radio is called the display unit, and that could be called its face.  In that case, it's a 100 microfarad, solid tantalum. "S.TAN TEESVD 1C 107M12R"  That's on the back side of the display/VR board.
 

73,
Bob
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Retired RF Design Engineer
Now able to play with all the hobbies I never had enough time for


C502 that small cap on the face plate

Andrew ZS2PA
 

I see there are many references in the parts list to C501 and C502 but we need to find the correct one so that we can order the correct value part. The 100 16P could be 100uF / 16 V or 100nF/16 V or100pF / 16 V or it could even be tantalum, we just need to make sure.

 


Re: Remote Operation of the ic7000

Howard Jones
 

Have a look at WFView, First official version has just been released.
Also Rig Pi from MFJ
Good luck

On Tue, Jun 15, 2021 at 10:16 AM Kurt Sweeny <damele@...> wrote:

Does anyone have experience running the IC7000 , remotely?

 

I read the article in QEX (Nov/Dec 20220) by W3YJ who uses a Raspberry Pie 4, Fldigi/Flrig and NoMachine to operate his IC-7200 ( a much newer rig) remotely.

 

Not sure how easy it would be to adapt the 7000 to this approach. One challenge I see is that  the CAT connection doesn’t carry audio (?) If this is true, then a separate path would be need to carry  transmit and receive audio via sound cards (?)

 

Another approach I thought about was to somehow take advantage of the IC-7000 remote head. Is there a way to replace the  cable between the remote head and the main unit with an internet connection. How would the multiwire parallel connection be managed across the Internet?

 

Realize these are high level generic questions , probably with some false technical assumptions, but any interest ?

 

73

Kurt

KD6LZV

 

 

 



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Re: Remote Operation of the ic7000

WA8Y Steven
 

I have used my IC-7000 remotly with free software called RCForb Client and Server.

Google RemoteHams to download these two apps.

Another way; many loggers already use your PC to control the radio.

Using free software like TeamViewer,  REALVNC, etc you can use digital modes (without hearing the radio at the remote location).

But you need to work out how to power ON/OFF your IC-7000. 

Steve WA8Y 



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Re: Remote Operation of the ic7000

Hank Blackstock
 

I used this for a time to operate a 7000 remote and am currently using it for my 7300. It is a bit different than your normal computer control but it does use the cat system to tune the radio and other functions though a touch tone control box at the radio.. It is basically a remote control phone patch that uses a touch tone menu to control the radio. There is no need for software or a computer or even internet access. You can control the radio over the phone lines with any touch tone phone. It is very easy to operate while mobile once you learn the menus. Just dial up the phone number, enter the pass code and you are on the air.

http://www.remoteshack.com/index.htm




Hank Blackstock W5HJ 

No trees were harmed in the creation of this message, but a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced.

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On Monday, June 14, 2021, 7:16 PM, Kurt Sweeny <damele@...> wrote:

Does anyone have experience running the IC7000 , remotely?

 

I read the article in QEX (Nov/Dec 20220) by W3YJ who uses a Raspberry Pie 4, Fldigi/Flrig and NoMachine to operate his IC-7200 ( a much newer rig) remotely.

 

Not sure how easy it would be to adapt the 7000 to this approach. One challenge I see is that  the CAT connection doesn’t carry audio (?) If this is true, then a separate path would be need to carry  transmit and receive audio via sound cards (?)

 

Another approach I thought about was to somehow take advantage of the IC-7000 remote head. Is there a way to replace the  cable between the remote head and the main unit with an internet connection. How would the multiwire parallel connection be managed across the Internet?

 

Realize these are high level generic questions , probably with some false technical assumptions, but any interest ?

 

73

Kurt

KD6LZV

 

 

 


Remote Operation of the ic7000

Kurt Sweeny
 

Does anyone have experience running the IC7000 , remotely?

 

I read the article in QEX (Nov/Dec 20220) by W3YJ who uses a Raspberry Pie 4, Fldigi/Flrig and NoMachine to operate his IC-7200 ( a much newer rig) remotely.

 

Not sure how easy it would be to adapt the 7000 to this approach. One challenge I see is that  the CAT connection doesn’t carry audio (?) If this is true, then a separate path would be need to carry  transmit and receive audio via sound cards (?)

 

Another approach I thought about was to somehow take advantage of the IC-7000 remote head. Is there a way to replace the  cable between the remote head and the main unit with an internet connection. How would the multiwire parallel connection be managed across the Internet?

 

Realize these are high level generic questions , probably with some false technical assumptions, but any interest ?

 

73

Kurt

KD6LZV

 

 

 


Re: 7000 intermittent?

wabate
 

Hi Van,

Yes, Since the same coax and dummy load worked on HF,  6M should not have made a difference but, thinking as you did, I changed coax and dummy load anyway with the same result.

73,
Bill, K3PGB


Re: 7000 intermittent?

Dan Fisher AI4GK
 

I'm guessing he's a tube guy. (Fire & glass).


Re: 7000 intermittent?

Van
 

Did you try a different coax jumper to the Dummy load?
73
Van
WD6FGB

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Tuesday, 01 June 2021, 04:39PM -07:00 from Tom Norris fernblatt@...:

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On Tue, Jun 1, 2021, 9:40 AM david vanhorn <kc6ete@...> wrote:
"Fire and glass"?



On Tue, Jun 1, 2021, 9:53 AM wabate via groups.io verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:
Hi All,

After using my 7000  for years Murphy has shown up but in a way that defies my logic.  I typically do not use it on 6M.  I was testing on 6M and i twas receiving well.  Went to transmit (RTTY mode) full carrier but was only getting 20 watts out and the SWR was max.  Checked the antenna with another rig and the antenna was fine.  Put a dummy load on the 700 and got the same low output and high SWR.  Puzzled, I tried another dummy and got the same result.  Power was measured with my Bird meter. 

This is the goofy part.  Went back to the antenna and maybe one out of three key downs the output went to 80 W and a decent SWR,  Could not duplicate that anomaly with the dummy load.  Thought maybe the antenna relay was intermittent so I tried HF and got full output and low SWR into the dummy load.  Did not try UHF. 


My guess is the SWR sensing circuit is faulty.    Is the 6M SWR sensing circuitry different from HF?  I'm a fire and glass guy so limited on what I can do with SMD.


Comment?


73 and TIA,


Bill, K3PGB


Re: 7000 intermittent?

Van
 

Did you try a different coax jumper t0 the dummy load ?

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Tuesday, 01 June 2021, 04:39PM -07:00 from Tom Norris fernblatt@...:

Tubes

On Tue, Jun 1, 2021, 9:40 AM david vanhorn <kc6ete@...> wrote:
"Fire and glass"?



On Tue, Jun 1, 2021, 9:53 AM wabate via groups.io verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:
Hi All,

After using my 7000  for years Murphy has shown up but in a way that defies my logic.  I typically do not use it on 6M.  I was testing on 6M and i twas receiving well.  Went to transmit (RTTY mode) full carrier but was only getting 20 watts out and the SWR was max.  Checked the antenna with another rig and the antenna was fine.  Put a dummy load on the 700 and got the same low output and high SWR.  Puzzled, I tried another dummy and got the same result.  Power was measured with my Bird meter. 

This is the goofy part.  Went back to the antenna and maybe one out of three key downs the output went to 80 W and a decent SWR,  Could not duplicate that anomaly with the dummy load.  Thought maybe the antenna relay was intermittent so I tried HF and got full output and low SWR into the dummy load.  Did not try UHF. 


My guess is the SWR sensing circuit is faulty.    Is the 6M SWR sensing circuitry different from HF?  I'm a fire and glass guy so limited on what I can do with SMD.


Comment?


73 and TIA,


Bill, K3PGB

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