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Getting Started with Digirig Mobile
Maybe you read the manuals cover-to-cover, maybe you spend all day trying every possible option before reluctantly opening the documentation. Regardless, if you are a first time owner of a Digirig unit – this post is for you.
Digirig Mobile Rev 1.9
After about a year of intense fine tuning Digirig Mobile went through nine revisions and it is now ready to graduate into higher volume production. Let’s take a look at the specifics.
Troubleshooting Digital Modes
Digirig is often described as turnkey, just works and plug-n-play, however your mileage may vary. There is no shortage of complexity in radio even before we add computers. Such complexity makes this hobby a delightful bottomless pit of learning. It also leaves plenty of room for things to not work out-of-the-box.
Understanding Rig Control Options
Diversity is beautiful. Let’s look at all the rig control options we encounter in modern and classic amateur radio transceivers and the ways to realize their best potential for digital modes and remote operation.
VHF/UHF Digital Modes with budget HTs
Enjoy the digital modes such as FT8, JS8Call, SSTV and many more over VHF/UHF using an inexpensive amateur radio transceiver.
CAT Controls Stability And Rig Control Middleware
I vividly remember the struggle with rig control errors and PTT that seemingly developed the mind of its own. In many cases the reason for unstable behavior of otherwise correctly configured serial CAT interface is RFI.
Digirig Mobile Rev 1.5
The test batch of Digirig Mobile is all sold out and enjoying high grades from early adopters. Now the new revision 1.5 is publicly available with ample inventory. Let’s look at the changes and improvements…
Digirig Shack Rev 1.2
With Digirig Mobile getting all the attention, let’s not forget about its larger sibling Digirig Shack. The new prototype is built and looking sweet. Let’s look a the changes.
Yaesu FT-8xx Cables Build
We’ve got a positive confirmation of Digirig Mobile making friends with Yaesu FT-857D. Other classic Yaesu HF rigs share the same connectors, specifically: FT-100, FT817, FT-857, FT-897, FT8-817ND and FT897D.