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.
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.
One of the final touches required for enjoying digital modes is setting up the audio levels. There are multiple controls hidden in different places so the process might be somewhat difficult the first time around.
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.
Is it possible to have multiple simultaneous FT8 QSOs on the same radio? Check out how I did it.
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.