This page generates programming instructions for RAK-2 and RCS series systems that have firmware version 6 in the embedded RFC-1. Users of earlier models, including RAK-1 systems and stand-alone RFC-1 systems, should use the programming pages that are compatible with those models.
Program a Telemetry Channel
Channel readings always begin with the identifier "Channel XX" where XX is the channel number such as 01, 02, etc. The channel identifier cannot be changed.
The channel reading follows the identifier and it is adjustable. Each channel has four memory locations that store settings for the reading. Among other things, the settings determine if a channel delivers an analog value or a status reading.
Telemetry channels can be programmed with a unit word and a decimal point. The range and scale of the reading can also be changed. There are four memory locations for each channel that determine these characteristics.
- the first two memory locations determine the unit word for analog readings
- the third memory location sets the maximum reading and decimal point location
- the fourth memory location sets the scale type and controls other options
Status readings are basically on/off type readings. The RFC-1/B offers several pairs of useful words to describe status conditions. The range and scale settings are ignored on status channels.
Use the selections below to setup a telemetry channel. All items must be completed.
The values and adresses will be calculated and displayed. Click the "Show Instructions" button to display step-by-step programming instructions.