Is 6700 ready to use remotely in my house ?

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Is the 6700 ready to be used remotely in my house ? or will I need to run a Ethernet cable from my shack downstairs to my kitchen upstairs ? Or will I need a wifi repeater to remote the radio to my laptop upstairs in the kitchen ? thanks John kb2huk
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John Molenda

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  • waiting on radio /excited !

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Stu Phillips - K6TU, Elmer

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John,

The simple answer is yes however you will need some way to connect your 6700 to the network in your home. You will either need an Ethernet cable or a WiFi connection at your radio in order to network it. The radio does NOT have a built in WiFi adaptor.

Currently the remote power on feature of the radio is not supported so you will have to turn the radio on/off with the front panel switch.

You will also need some way of hearing the audio from the radio - streaming audio is a feature on the software roadmap.

I operate my radio remotely using a balanced audio link to move the audio from my radio into the house - about 300 feet in my case and carried over a spare CAT5 cable.

Stu K6TU
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Robert -- N5IKD, Elmer

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With a Remote Rig anything is possible.

When DAX comes out in version 1.1 you may be able to do remote operation without the additional hardware expense of Remote Rig.