There are several solutions to assemble a remote station:
Transceiver with direct Internet Access
The transceiver is directly connected to the network (LAN or internet). There is only a client software needed on the operator site. This software is delivered together with the transceiver.
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On the radio site the transceiver is connected through a hardware device - the remote controller - to the network. This hardware device performs the transforming of audio and control data for the network transfer.
On the operator site there is the complementary hardware device between the network and the detachable front panel of the transceiver necessary. Otherwise a client software runs on the operator's computer (see picture below).
Radio with detached Front Panel
Radio without detached Front Panel
All functions which are necessary for control and data transfer are software based. This version can be quite complex.
A good description of using HAM Radio Deluxe can be found on the ARRL website.
|Products:||RS-BA1 by Icom
HAM Radio Deluxe
IBR by W4MQ
Remote Control of the Host Computer
The computer controlling the transceiver is controlled with a remote desktop software. In addition the audio signal has to be transfered through the network.