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1500 Remote Power Cycle?

I want to use a 1500 in a remote location. I need to be able to power cycle the radio via a relay in case of a hang-up. I notice that simply removing/restoring power does not work, as the radio is then unrecognized when PSDR restarts. Do I need to bypass or rewire the power button on the 1500 or is there a more 'elegant' solution?

Answers

  • JohnJohn Member
    edited June 2018
    You will have to ensure the software closes first then remove power from the flex transceiver otherwise you will get an error. Then power on the flex and then the software.
  • Dan ZimmermanDan Zimmerman Member
    edited January 2017
    Depending on your situation, a small 12V battery could hold the radio power.  A UPS could hold the computer on for a short time.   --  Just another possibility.....
  • JohnJohn Member
    edited June 2018
    or you could r/c off the software with some of the many software out there and then use a mains timer to switch the radio on/off ( the programmable ones with pegs to set the on and off )
  • Steve - AK0MSteve - AK0M Member ✭✭
    edited February 2019
    Did you ever actually set up your 1500 for remote use, and how did you address the power control issue?
  • Tim - W4TMETim - W4TME Administrator, FlexRadio Employee admin
    edited May 2018
    Leave the power switch in the ON (depressed) position and turn the 13.8 VDC power supply on and off.
  • Paul - K6HRPaul - K6HR Member
    edited May 2018
    Yes. I use a "Web Relay" to manage the power. I can reboot the PC and power cycle the radio using a web browser. see www.controlbyweb.com/webrelay/ 

    HTH
  • Dudley  WA5QPZDudley WA5QPZ Member ✭✭
    edited March 21
    The only way to reset the radio is to remove DC power..   You have to do this anytime the computer is restarted anyways..   Sometime you can get out of sync,  power down the radio and reboot the computer then bring DC back up on the radio .. 

    73,Dudley

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