Please can someone help? The REM ON (Remote On) RCA plug on the back of the FLEX-6300. I need some very simple to follow instruction on how I can use the REM ON RCA as I am a complete newbi to Flex and HAM Radio. How does the connection work? I have either the WEMo or the Global Cache iTach - TCP-IP to Contact Closure/Relay, So how do I get from a RCA cable plugged into the Flex to the RCA cable being connected to either of the afore mentioned?
Eventually, if you want to remote everything from your computer in another room, or, eventually, over the Internet, you will need an Internet remote relay unit. It is addressable over the Internet and you remotely toggle this relay(s) on/off. Connect one of the relays to the remote input of the Flex and, when the relay is closed, the radio is turned on, opening the relay, the unit will turn off.
I was hoping that Flex could remote the power with software but, apparently since this hasn't been done; the above will be a requirement for full remote capabilities.
ok great to see so much feedback, I took delivery of the Global Cache IP2CC iTach TCP/IP to Contact Closure (Relay) today, I am fine with the network setup side of things but still unclear how this connects to the 6300.
Am I correct in saying I connect a standard RCA plug into the back of the 6300 and then connect the two wires from the RCA plug into the back of the Global Cache IP2CC iTach TCP/IP to Contact Closure (Relay)? If this is correct does it matter which wire goes into which connector on the Global Cache IP2CC iTach TCP/IP to Contact Closure (Relay).
You are correct. To ease your concern, buy a RCA audoio cable cable, strip one end so the shield and center conductor are exposed. Plug the phone plug into the remote input. Touch the two exposed ends together and you will see the radio turns on. Remove the short, and you will see the radio turns off. What you did is what the relay will do remotely.
Ok heads up, and on to the next chapter. I have the Global Cache IP2CC iTach TCP/IP to Contact Closure (Relay) all setup and working on the internal network. I am using as suggested the roomie remote to control the Global Cache IP2CC iTach TCP/IP to Contact Closure (Relay).
Now how do I get all this to work from the internet i.e. get the roomie to talk to the Global Cache IP2CC iTach TCP/IP to Contact Closure (Relay) over the internet. can this be done using NAT and PAT on the broadband router/firewall, if so what ports are used and can I point the roomie to a DNS record/URL?
Not finding much out there on the internet ref the above setup. If possible I do not want to use a VPN back to the home network.
Thanks in advance
I asked Tim about powering an LED indicator via the remote function. Since it is a logic circuit he felt it was not the way to go so I am using the alternate method by tapping into the 5Vdc pins on the Accessory connector to power an LED. I have an LED on the corner of my dinette seat in my motorhome so I can see when the Flex under the seat is on or off.
Originally my plan was to control power to the radio with the web switch 7 and then use a raspberry pi / relay module to turn the rca remote power on and off.
Then Chris, k6ozy suggested a much simpler method, to connect the RCA remote plug to a permenantly shorted RCA connector. The idea being whenever the radio is receiving power it will be on; so that the web switch 7 then becomes the sole device to turning the radio on and off (by removing and supplying power to my power supply)
I would like to ask if there is any possible issues doing it this way? One thing that came to mind was perhaps having this always shorted would cause it to try to turn on before its ready after receiving power but I dont know if that is an actual concern (and why I am asking :)