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HRD and MDS RC-1Y won't connect

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  • HRD and MDS RC-1Y won't connect

    I can operate the rotor with the manual controls on the RC-1Y. I can see my COM port (Prolific USB-to-Serial Comm Port (COM6)), and I have successfully installed the correct driver. But HRD Rotor Control won't connect when I select rotator "MDS RC-1". The "Connect" button is unchanged, and I can't move the rotor by clicking on the map. If I enter a callsign, the arrow next to the bearing of the station is grayed out and inoperable. The RC-1Y screen will "wake up" when I try to connect.
    I need help and I am hoping someone here can steer me.
    Windows 10, current version HRD

  • #2
    what did you configured it has? your speed looks wrong the com port should be set to 9600 not 4800...
    Richard, VE2DX on Jesus Island. VE2DX --> "From Canada 2 the World
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    • #3
      Thanks for the interest! 4800 is the default, but I did try every one of the speed settings, with no luck.


      • #4
        I finally got it working. It was a cable issue.
        Another question, is there a way to get Rotator panel to automatically track the callsign you currently have showing in the Logbook callsign field?