What's New At Tigertronics?    


 

Updated April 27, 2017

 

 

 


New SignaLink radio cables for Baofeng, Wouxun, Yaesu, and Kenwood HTs

We are happy to announce the release of two new SignaLink radio cables that work with a wide variety of popular HTs including the Yaesu FT-50, FT-60R and VX-8GR, Baofeng GT-3 and UV-5R, Wouxun KG-UV6, Kenwood TH-F6A and TH-F7E, and many others (click here for a list of compatible radios).  Both new HT cables are approximately 3ft in length and come fully assembled.  They are available for online ordering at shop.tigertronics.com, or you can place your order by telephone.

SignaLink support for the new Elecraft KX2 QRP radio

The new Elecraft KX2 QRP radio works great with our KX3 radio cable and jumper module, allowing both the KX2 and KX3 to be used with the same radio cable and jumper module. The parts numbers needed are SLUSBKX3 for the SignaLink USB (radio cable included), SLCABKX3 for the radio cable only, and SLMODKX3 for the jumper module.  Order online at shop.tigertronics.com.

Sound card program setup instructions are now available

Detailed instructions for configuring some of the more popular sound card communication programs to work with the SignaLink USB are now available on our SignaLink Support Page.  We have also provided general setup instructions that can be used with virtually any sound card program to get it up and running with the SignaLink USB.

NEW SignaLink Plug & Play Jumper Modules

We have just added several new SignaLink "Plug & Play" jumper modules to fit a variety of radios including Yaesu, ICOM and Kenwood 8-pin round Mic jacks, the Elecraft K3 (rear panel), Yaesu 5-pin DIN Accy/Packet jacks, and Ten-Tec 5-pin DIN Accy Port Jacks.

These modules plug into the SignaLink in place of the supplied jumper wires that you would normally use to configure the unit.  This makes installation or swapping radios much easier, and completely eliminates the possibility of installing the jumper wires incorrectly! Please click here for part numbers and more detailed information.


Send and Receive Email using RMS Express / WINMOR

Access the WinLink 2000 system and send/receive email virtually anywhere in the world using your HF radio, SignaLink USB, and Rick Muething's (KN6KB) RMS Express program for the new WINMOR mode!


Check propagation paths with "WSPR" and your SignaLink USB

The November 2010 issue of QST magazine features a great article on the WSPR "Weak Signal Propagation Reporter" mode by Joe Taylor, K1JT.  This special mode uses low power, narrow bandwidth transmissions (decodable with s/n ratios as low as -28db!) to determine where propagation paths are open.  Reports consisting of the station call sign, power level and location are collected and displayed on a world map at WSPRnet.org, a web site devoted to WSPR and maintained by Bruce walker, W1BW.  For more information on this awesome propagation tool, please see the November 2010 issue of QST magazine, and visit www.WSPRnet.org.


The SignaLink USB works GREAT in Linux

Many of our customers have confirmed that the SignaLink USB works very well with the Linux Operating System, using a variety of programs including fldigi, and gMFSK.  One of our customers, Ken Hopper - N9VV, has written a nice article about his experience installing and operating the SignaLink USB in Linux.  We would like to express our thanks to Ken for sharing this with us, and to the authors of fldigi and gMFSK, W1HKJ - David Freese and OH2BNS - Tomi Manninen, for their tireless effort in developing and updating these programs.

NOTE:  The Linux operating system is not officially supported by our chipset manufacturer, or Tigertronics.  We will do our best to help you get your SignaLink working in Linux if you call for Tech Support, but please understand that we do not run this OS ourselves, so support for it will be very limited.  If you are not familiar with installing and configuring software/hardware in Linux, then we strongly suggest that you use a different OS with your SignaLink.


QST Magazine Review of the SignaLink USB

Richard Van Wyckhouse, KG4UHC has written a nice review of the SignaLink USB for QST Magazine.  The review was published in the April 2008 edition of QST, and is reprinted here (PDF format) with permission.  If you haven't yet read the review, click here to see what all the buzz is about!

 


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