The WA0TDA IC-7200 is back online following a multihour outage caused by Windows Update. The update began in the background on the host PC, at first leaving the station accessible at login, but unresponsive to control. I have seen this in the past and knew that the station would no longer work correctly without manually completing the pending update. This is simple – just approve the update by selecting “update & restart” from the power button, then manually restarting the RCForb host software.
This was completed, and at first seemed to be okay, but after a few minutes of operation, the station lost connectivity due to ports closing on the network. Killing and restarting the RCForb software fixed that, but all told the station was offline longer than expected.
Everything was working as of 10:00 AM CST.