I can't say much about Rig Blaster since I have never owned one. I can say
that you are correct that it is much easier to have a multiple feature box.
I just obtained a Microkeyer which controls my rig, interfaces to the PC for
all the digital modes, allows for a connection of my microphone-no more
unplugging the thing all the time, and serves as a CW keyer also. The
Microkeyer is also better built that my homebrew and I get better digital
reports, improved isolation.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Wood" <email@example.com>
To: "Bill Coleman" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: "3830 RTTY" <email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, May 07, 2005 12:51 AM
Subject: Re: [RTTY] Rigblaster- worth the money?
> My main interest with a rigblaster or similar interface is the fact that
> can have multiple features in one box. The way my setup is now, I can
> either use CAT or digital modes, but not both. Lack of ports and such are
> keeping me from using rig control while going digital. I have tried
> configurations and none seem to work as of yet. And yes, my CI-V unit is
> Having to change my freqs manually during a contest is very time
> Turn the dial, reset the freq to match on the computer and make the next
> I just thought that it would be really neat to have all my stuff, mic,
> paddle, interface, CAT, routed through one box. Would make working a
> contest much easier and save the growing rats nest of cables behind my
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bill Coleman" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: "Mike Wood" <email@example.com>
> Cc: "3830 RTTY" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Friday, May 06, 2005 8:16 AM
> Subject: Re: [RTTY] Rigblaster- worth the money?
>> On May 6, 2005, at 11:31 AM, Mike Wood wrote:
>>> Been looking at the rigblasters and am wondering if they are worth the
>>> money. I am currently using a Buxcomm Rascal, but all the features of
>>> Rigblaster make it very attractive.
>>> Was wondering what you all have to say about them?
>> How handy are you with building electronic projects?
>> The commercial adapters certainly look nice and have good features --
>> but it really isn't hard to build your own interface. All it takes is a
>> couple of audio transformers and maybe an opto-isolator.
>> Bill Coleman, AA4LR, PP-ASEL Mail: email@example.com
>> Quote: "Not within a thousand years will man ever fly!"
>> -- Wilbur Wright, 1901
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