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Durham Radio Sales and Service Canada :: Amateur Radio :: TNCs and Modems :: RBPP RIGBLASTER DATA JACK PLUG AND PLAY


Rigblaster Data Jack Plug & Play USB Sound Card Interface for Amateur Radio

The West Mountain Radio RIGblaster plug & play, unlike the other RIGblasters, is designed to connect through a radio's data jack. The mic. jack makes standard RIGblasters universally compatible with over 2000 different radios. Using the mic. jack allows fully automatic switching between a mic. and a computer and proper operation regardless of mode or band. The new plug & play easily connects to an accessory or data jack on the rear of a radio but the operation can be limited by how the radio manufacturer designed their jack. If your radio has a data jack that allows operation on the bands and modes you wish, while supporting proper interaction with the microphone, a RIGblaster plug & play is a great choice.

The RIGblaster plug & play connects to the computer by USB providing Windows® "Plug and Play"™ installation. The entire installation is as easy as it possibly could be: one plug to the radio; USB and sound for the computer. A built-in USB to serial converter provides T/R switching, CW keying and CAT/CI-V rig control.

The RIGblaster plug & play is universally compatible on over 25 modes of operation and with every ham radio sound card program. In contrast, other USB sound card interfaces only work properly with the very few amateur radio sound card programs that allow audio device selection. The plug & play has fully isolated audio and keying, runs from USB power, and it is rugged and compact with a built in TTL level CAT or CI-V rig control interface. A special feature for Echolink provides carrier detect on CTS, DSR and DCD. A CW keying output is controlled via USB to serial.

IMPORTANT: Reminder: Do not plug in the RigBlaster's USB cable until after you have done the driver installation.

Features of the RIGblaster Data Jack Plug & Play:

  • The fastest and easiest hookup with the minimum time to the first QSO!
  • Supplied for use only with compatable data/aux jacks (see compatability list)
  • Built in USB interface compatible with all ham radio programs. (RS232 serial operation not supported)
  • Built in rig control, USB to serial TTL interface tested with Icom and Yaesu (TTL level CAT only); compatible with Ten Tec.
  • RIGblaster P&P uses a direct connection to your existing and proven sound card which will insure proper operation and compatibility with all Amateur Radio soundcard programs. Other sound card interfaces that have built in USB sound cards will only work with about 10% of the over 100 soundcard programs available.
  • Custom Windows driver pre-installation for painless plug & play installation. Windows 98SE and higher.
  • Built in isolated CW keying circuit for keyboard CW
  • Built in carrier detect for EchoLink system operation.
  • Unlike our other RIGblasters the plug & play model works with most modern radio data or aux jacks, not the mic jack. Must be ordered with a plug & play adapter for your specific radio.
  • Automatic switching from microphone to computer and Radio microphone muting is available if your radio supports this feature. This is usually accomplished by switching the radio into data mode.
  • Very small and compact and powered from the USB port of your computer.
  • Operation on all modes and bands is possible if supported by your radio's back panel jack.

What is a RIGblaster?

A RIGblaster is the easiest way to properly connect your radio to a computer so that you may operate using over 100 existing and probably any future ham radio sound card program. You will be able to operate over twenty exciting new modes that your radio would not operate otherwise.

A RIGblaster pro is the only way to do everything you can do with a computer and a radio.

Presently available ham radio sound card software, a RIGblaster, a radio and a computer is the easy and modern way to operate:

  • PSK31 (freeware on our CD and on the web)
  • MFSK16 (Windows freeware on our CD and on the web)
  • MT63 (Windows freeware on our CD and on the web)
  • Hellschriber (Windows freeware on our CD and on the web)
  • Digital SSTV (Windows freeware on our CD and on the web)
  • RTTY (Windows freeware on our CD and on the web)
  • AMTOR (Windows freeware on our CD and on the web)
  • PACTOR I(DOS freeware that requires a PSA chip set sound card ) Will not do Airmail, Sail mail or WinLink2000!
  • PACKET (Windows freeware on our CD and on the web)
  • APRS (Windows demo on our CD and on the web)
  • CW (Windows freeware on our CD and on the web)
  • Contest Voice Keying (Windows demo on our CD and on the web, $10)
  • WSJT FSK441 High Speed FSK meteor scatter NEW! (Windows freeware on our CD and on the web)
  • WSJT JT44 Extreme weak signal Tropo and EME NEW! (Windows freeware on our CD and on the web)
  • CW High Speed meteor scatter (DOS freeware on our CD and on the web)
  • FM repeater announcements, automatic and unattended. (Windows freeware on our CD and on the web)
  • Internet radio linking with the EchoLink® system. POPULAR! (Freeware, get the latest version at www.echolink.org)
  • Simplex or duplex repeater control with EchoStation. (Windows 30 day demo on our CD and on the web, $20 de K1RFD)
  • Digital voice over SSB bandwidth on HF. (Windows freeware on our CD and on the web)
  • Computer RIG control (pro, P&P only). (Freeware, shareware and demos on our CD and on the web)
  • ransmit speech processing (pro only) EQualizer, noise reduction and compression on our CD and on the web.
  • DX beacon monitoring (pro and P&P only) BeaconSee (Shareware on the web, $29)

Your computer and a RIGblaster take the place of old expensive adapters or TNC's and are the standard for sound card interfaces.


  • Plug & Play Unit
  • CD
  • 6 pin Mini Cable & Plug for Icom, Kenwood & Yaesu


Weight 1.00 lbs
Price: $169.95


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