[WriteLog] Sound card interfaces?

Dean St. Hill dmsthill at gmail.com
Thu Feb 16 19:33:19 EST 2017


I was an early adopter of the first microHam interface and also one of the
first to upgrade t the MK2R+ more than 10 years ago.

I have only positive things to sy not only about the interfaces but also
the quality of support from both OM7ZZ and W4TV.

After initially setting up several interfaces once I moved to the uHam
interfaces there was no turning back. On my SO2R setup I am decoding 3 -
sometimes 4 audio streams.

Mostly I like the streamlined interfacing using custom cables. Gets
expensive if you're swapping out rigs often but I have 4 cables that have
covered about 4 different rig changes over the years. There is also a great
second hand market for these cables so you can always find some at about
60% of new price.

These interfaces do a whole lot more and I am using mine to provided
amplifier switching with variable timing - and it can be used to sequence a
mast-mounted pre-amp. It can also provide band data outputs to control
automatic amplifiers too. Lots of functionality and very well documented.
lots of sample configurations to get you operational quickly.


Dean - 8P2K

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On Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 3:38 PM, W5XB <w5xb at att.net> wrote:

> Hi Diddlers,
> I have been using the Signalink for a couple of years with my 7800 and
> running AFSK.
> Looked at the specs on West Mountain and MicroHam—especially the USB
> interface III (it looks like it needs the CI-V which I do not have).
> In the past,  several have suggested the sound card chip itself is a major
> factor in copying weak signals, as well as the filtering of the USB power.
> It looks like the MicroHam devices  may be a superior sound chip to the
> SignaLink and others?
> I only run SO1R....and I don’t need lots of “fancy features.”
> I noticed during the WPX, I have some problems copying weaker stations and
> would like to try to improve that.
> I don’t know if Joe, W4TV monitors this list, but I am happy to hear ALL
> suggestions.
> What do you all recommend?
> Thanks and 73s, Grant, W5XB
> w5xb <at> att.net
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