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Re: [RTTY] Comments on "RigExpert"

To: Ed Privette <ed@privette.com>, rtty@contesting.com
Subject: Re: [RTTY] Comments on "RigExpert"
From: Jim Rhodes <k0xu@iowadsl.net>
Date: Wed, 11 May 2005 10:49:18 -0500
List-post: <mailto:rtty@contesting.com>
They have moved the sound card out of the computer & into their box. How is 
this going to make it better? Just proves that his sound card isn't set up 

At 08:55 AM 5/11/2005, Ed Privette wrote:
>I took the liberty of forwarding the message below to you gentlemen for
>comment. I have used almost everything HAL ever built along with AEA,
>soundblaster, Rigblaster and others but have never used a RigExpert and was
>wondering if some of you might comment.
>Howard claims below that it copies 100% when sound card devices are copying
>nothing really got my attention!
>Any of you done a heads up comparison?
>Thanks, Ed W4EP
>Fwd: Re: [SteppIR] Which is Better?
> >I have a RigExpert on one computer and a RigBlaster Plus on a Second
> >computer both connected in parallel through the CT-17 to a Pro 3, PW-1 and
> >MonstIR.
> >
> >RigExpert is my primary digital mode interface BECAUSE it will decode
> >signals about 6 - 10 db better than the RigBlaster. There is no comparison
> >on really weak signals.. The RigExpert will still decode 100% copy when
> >the RigBlaster and MicroHam do not copy anything.
> >
> >Reason.. The Rigblaster uses internal sound cards which live in the very
> >noisy environment inside the computer... They suffer from ground loops,
> >noise, artifacts and aliasing that the RIgExpert does not have since it is
> >effectively an external sound card.  Also I like the fact that the
> >RigExpert is a simple single USB connection to the computer (no masses of
> >cables and wires) and does not require physical  tweaking as everything is
> >controlled in software...
> >
> >The MicroHam Keyer suffers from the same internal sound card problems that
> >the RigBlaster does.  Think of it as a more expensive RigBlaster with an
> >USB interface.
> >
> >I use the RigBlaster primarily as a display driver for Ham Radio Deluxe {I
> >like to have big frequency displays on one of my monitors} .. and some
> >experimentation with SCAMP as RIck Muething has not yet written a SCAMP
> >driver for RigExpert.
> >
> >Have recently seen some people experimenting with External 24 bit USB
> >Sound cards...with some apparent success
> >
> >__________________________________________________________
> >Howard S. White Ph.D. P. Eng., VE3GFW/K6  ex-AE6SM  KY6LA
> >"No Good Deed Goes Unpunished"
> >Formerly "Awfully Extremely Six Sado Masochist"
> >"Krazy Yankee Six Loves America"
> >Website: www.ky6la.com
> >
> >
> >
> >   ----- Original Message -----
> >   From: Jerry K3BZ
> >   To: (Reflector) SteppIR
> >   Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2005 10:49 AM
> >   Subject: [SteppIR] Which is Better?
> >
> >
> >   I have my SteppIR 3L controller connected thru a CT-17 to an ICOM
> > 756ProII. I'm just starting to get interested in digital modes and have
> > zero experience.  Opinions, please...Which would be a better for me and
> > why.... a Rigblaster Plus, a RigExpert, or a MicroHam?
> >
> >   73.  Jerry K3BZ
> >
> >
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