Well, I have been talking to Jared on the support line and he has been extremely helpful in troubleshooting. Unfortunately, nothing thus far as seemed to fix my (above) issue. I have even installed a new complete unit, hoping that the first one was bad.
I am moving from a 6 Zone Hunter Pro-C to this Iro. Inside my older Hunter, the top left of the unit had three wires for the power cord (one was the ground) and then a three wire red / white / blue setup, that had red & white piggy backing off the power, and the blue in the REM slot - which I learned after looking at my old manual is for a remote.
Needless to say, I ditched these as they wouldn't apply to the new Iro.
On the right side, I had a black wire in the M/PV slot, a white wire in the COM slot, and then 6 red zone wires - which I labeled so the zones would stay the same in the new Iro. I did have one red zone wire that was not connected to anything inside the panel. I just set it aside. I also had what looked like old telephone wire (gold and silver in a clear casing in the photo) that also wasn't hooked up to anything.
I'm getting a signal from my phone to the Iro, and the Iro to my wireless network. I have utilize the app and start watering and the light will turn blue. Sadly, I have no zones actually activating or any sounds heard from the various valves in the yard.
Any suggestions from the community?