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Re: [RTTY] Sound Card Options

To: "'Earl'" <n5zm@arrl.net>, <rtty@contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [RTTY] Sound Card Options
From: "Joe Subich, W4TV" <W4TV@subich.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Mar 2006 17:19:46 -0500
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I am told that Santa Cruz is no longer in the soundcard business.
If you happen to have a card or can find one at a close out they
are excellent.

In the meantime I have just received a SoundBlaster Audigy SE
($29.99 direct from Creative).  It is a 24 bit card but has the
separate mic and line inputs that are key to making much of the
software work to its full potential.

I hope to have time to set up a test session among an old SB
PCI, SB Live Value (both 16 bit cards), the Audigy SE, a SB 24
External (only one input) and a SoundBlaster MP3 (external) in
the next day.  I will post the results to the microHAM list
when the tests are complete.


    ... Joe Subich, W4TV
        microHAM America

> -----Original Message-----
> From: rtty-bounces@contesting.com
> [mailto:rtty-bounces@contesting.com] On Behalf Of Earl
> Sent: Monday, March 06, 2006 9:48 AM
> To: RTTY
> Subject: [RTTY] Sound Card Options
> Hello All,
> Still trying to get the new computer set up. The integrated
> sound card is doing 'OK' with RTTY. I tried PSK31 the other
> day and it failed miserably.
> Question is, is the 'Turtle Beach Santa Cruz' sound card
> still the card of choice for the digital modes? Also I have
> had good luck with the SB Live card in the old machine. But I
> do not want to pull that card as I will fix it up for
> one of the Grandkids.
> The new computer is a Dell Dimension E510 (3.0 Ghz/512
> Ram/80GB SATA HD) with 7 USB Ports (no serial ports) and two
> available PCI Slots. But came without a sound card. Also setting
> up a 'microHAM microKEYER' at the same time. Fun huh!!
> Thanks, Earl N5ZM..
> --
> Earl F. Smith - N5ZM
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> White Hall, AR  71612-0065
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