USB Product Guide to find the part numbers for your
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Certified - Unlike virtually all of
our competitors, the SignaLink USB has been tested and found to comply with
the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC
Low Noise Sound Card - This provides optimum performance and
frees your computer's existing sound card for other uses.
It also greatly simplifies installation and operation, by reducing the
number of cable connections, and by providing consistent performance that is
independent of the computer's sound card.
Installation - The SignaLink USB has only one USB connection to the computer, and in most cases,
only one connection to the radio*. There are no computer audio cables to get
Setup and Operation - The SignaLink USB's built-in sound card
provides consistent audio levels and performance that is
completely independent of the computer's sound card. This lets us
streamline our Audio Level Setting procedure like never before. Simply
set the software "Transmit" audio controls as described in the
SignaLink manual, and then adjust the SignaLink's front panel "TX"
control for the desired RF power level. Setting of the RX Level is even easier, as this
is done completely by the SignaLink front panel "RX" control.
There are no software "Recording" controls to adjust!
Convenient Front Panel
Controls - You can now easily adjust your TX Audio, RX Audio and
Transmit Delay without having to open the SignaLink case. This lets
you optimize your Transmit Audio (RF Power), Receive Audio level ("waterfall
drive"), and Transmit "Hang Time" delay "on the
virtually ALL Radio Mic, Data,
and Accessory Ports -
The SignaLink USB works with virtually ALL radios, and can be attached to
your radios Mic, Data, or Accessory port. This allows most users to
attach the SignaLink to the back of the radio (Data or Accessory Port) and leave
the microphone plugged in!
Sound Card Digital
& Voice Modes
- The SignaLink USB supports virtually ALL Digital and Voice modes
that are available for sound card interfaces. This includes traditional modes such as CW, RTTY, AMTOR, and SSTV (to name a few), and
virtually ALL new modes
such as FT-8, JT65, PSK-31, MT-63, WINMOR, VARA FM 1200, and EchoLink.
Virtually ALL standard sound card communications programs will work with the SignaLink USB.
Isolation - Unlike some interfaces
on the market, ALL SignaLink models
COMPLETELY isolate your computer from your radio. This eliminates troublesome ground loops and prevents
hum and noise from degrading the signals. The SignaLink USB provides
isolation through the use of audio transformers and a relay-based PTT keying
Transmit Audio / "Side Tone"
Output - A rear panel "Monitor" jack can be used with
headphones or powered (amplified) speakers to monitor your Transmit Audio,
or Side Tone during CW operation.
Support - If your installation requires that you attach the
SignaLink to your radio's External Speaker jack, then you can plug an
external speaker or headphones into the SignaLink's rear panel
"Aux" jack and continue to hear your RX Audio.
External Power Required - The SignaLink USB is always powered
by the computer's USB port, so external power is NEVER required..
*NOTE: Some radio's do not have the "RX Audio" signal on the Mic connector and will require an audio cable to be installed between the SignaLink USB and the radio. This is never an issue if you attach the SignaLink to your radio's Data or Accessory Port.
Every SignaLink USB is supplied with the following items:
|See our SignaLink USB Product Guide to find the part numbers that you need for your radio.|
Extra Radio Cables:
NOTE: Mic cables are approximately 18 inches long. Data and Accy Port cables, HT cables, and our un-terminated radio cable are approximately 3 feet long.
Power Supply: USB Port Powered (max current draw is ~140ma on transmit, ~80ma nominal)
Audio Freq Response: Approx. 200Hz - 4000Hz @ 600 ohms
Sampling Size/Rate: 16 Bits, All standard rates are supported up to 48Khz
Computer OS: Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, 8.x and Windows 10 MAC OS 9.1 or later** MAC OS X 10.00 or later** Linux**
Computer Hardware: This depends on the program that you are running. See your program's Help or ReadMe file for details.
Radio In/Out Z: 600 Ohm (nom). TX/RX Levels are fully adjustable for compatibility with Hi-Z and Low-Z radio connections.
Auto-PTT™ Delay: Adjustable Transmit "Hang Time", 30 ms to 3 seconds
PTT Circuit: Relay Rating - 1A @ 24VDC (max), 0.5A @ 120VAC (max)
Radio Connection: TX Audio, RX Audio, PTT, GND - RJ-45 Female RX Audio/Speaker - 3.5mm mono* *Note: This connector accepts both stereo and mono plugs but it is wired for mono operation.
Computer Connection: USB 1.1/2.0/3.0 Compatible Standard USB "B" type connector
Other Connectors: Aux. Speaker - 3.5mm mono* *NOTE: This connector accepts both stereo and mono plugs but it is wired for mono operation.
Case: Extruded Aluminum - 6061T4
Dimensions/Weight: 1.6" x 3.2" x 3.6", 6.6 Ounces
Operating Temp: -30C to +60C
Specifications are subject to change without notice. Tigertronics reserves the right to change specifications to improve our products, or for any other reasons that we deem necessary.
**The Mac and Linux operating systems are not officially supported by our chipset manufacturer, or Tigertronics, but they have been used with the SignaLink USB for years. We will do our best to help you get your SignaLink working in these OS' if you call for Tech Support but please understand that we do not run this OS ourselves so support for it will be limited. If you are not familiar with installing and configuring software/hardware in the Mac or Linux OS, then we strongly suggest that you use a different Operating System with your SignaLink.
April 2008 QST Magazine Review of the SignaLink USB
Read Customer Comments about the SignaLink.
See a Product Comparison between the SignaLink USB and other interfaces.
Compare the supported Modes of the SignaLink USB to other interfaces.
View the SignaLink USB Frequently Asked Questions page.
Download software from our SignaLink Software page.
Download the Installation Manual from the SignaLink Support Page.
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