CTR programs to control your radio using your TCP/IP or Wi-Fi network. Since Microsoft
ActiveSync provides TCP/IP connectivity automatically for all Pocket PC's, if you already control your radio with a PC program, you're ready to
try CTR-Remote and CTR-Rcvr
on your Pocket PC or CTR-PC across your network!
To use this feature, simply install
CTR-Server on your PC. Once installed,
run the program, set the Com Port parameters then set the Connection Status to
Listen. Once in Listen mode you can minimize the
CTR-Server on your PC.
On CTR-Remote or CTR-Rcvr, set the TCP/IP Host Address
Comm...Com Port/Host Adrs menu) to the Host Address displayed in
Set the TCP/IP Host Port (under the Comm...Baud/Host Port menu)
to the Host IP Port displayed in CTR-Server then click the On-Line
box in CTR-Remote (or
NOTE: You can set the Host IP Port number to any number above 1024 in
case port 50000 is in use on your PC. They just have to match in both programs.
the connection is successful, CTR-Server will automatically go to On-line
mode and the On-line checkbox in CTR-Remote or
CTR-Rcvr will turn red.
Once on-line, the IP address of the remote PC/PPC connecting to the server will
Beginning with CTR-Server v1.01.00, you have two
1. Control RTS as PTT: This option allows
you to control the RTS pin on the PC's Com Port using the Hardware PTT
option in CTR-Remote v2.03.00 and above.
2. Com Port active in Listen Mode: This option keeps the PC's Com Port
active while in Listen mode. This option is used with
CTR-Rcvr when controlling the Icom PCR1000 receiver
to keep the receiver active after you go off-line.
Icom PCR1000 Users
If you are planning to use CTR-Server with
CTR-Rcvr and you Icom PCR1000
receiver, please note the following:
- CTR-Server will not work with any other
PCR1000 program. This is because PC based
programs automatically ramp up the baud rate from 9600 to 38.4 kbaud when
connecting. The command to ramp up will reset the radio's baud rate but not
CTR-Server and your program will fail to connect.
- Set the serial port on CTR-Server to 9600 baud, 8 bits, no parity, 2 stop
- To keep your PCR1000 running after you disconnect CTR-Rcvr, check the Com Port active in Listen Mode checkbox. This
will keep RTS active so the radio doesn't automatically turn off when you go
off-line with CTR-Rcvr.