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.
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.
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.
Digirig Mobile as Chirp Programmer for Baofeng
Love them or hate them, Baofeng HTs are here to stay. Digirig can easily double up as a serial interface for programming your radios with Chirp.
Xiegu G90 Cables Build
For Digirig’s serial CAT connector you’ll need a standard male-to-male 3.5mm stereo cord. Things get a little bit more involving with the audio cable.
Digirig Mobile Rev 1.3 – Pinouts
Now that the first shipments are arriving it’s time to look at the cables.
Mobile Revision 1.2
New revision of Digirig Mobile is redesigned to fit into a standard extruded aluminum enclosure. Better idea for rig isolation.
Mobile Version Test
Today I had a chance to test the Digirig Mobile prototype on the air. Several dozen FT8 QSOs concluded that it was a success. As a bonus to significantly decluttered cabling, I also had a more reliable CAT control.