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Durham Radio Sales and Service Canada :: Amateur Radio :: TNCs and Modems :: RBPRCUSB RIGBLASTER PRO USB/SERIAL


Rigblaster Pro USB/Serial Amateur Radio Soundcard Interface

Features of the RIGblaster Pro:

  • Built in rig control, RS232 to TTL interface tested with Icom and Yaesu; compatible with Ten Tec.
  • Rig control is possible along with sound card PTT control and CW keying on a SINGLE serial port using Hamscope or MixW software.
  • Single serial port pass through for radios directly RS232 controlled (newer Yaesu and Kenwood).
  • Rig control, FSK keying and sound operation is supported using two serial ports or when using two separate programs.
  • Your microphone may be bridged to computer as well as radio for on-the-fly digital recording.
  • Transmit speech processing is done by looping mic. audio through the sound card using appropriate EQ and compression software.
  • Plug in 2nd mic. jack allows instant automatic switch over to a headset mic. without unplugging your main mic.
  • Both 1/4" and 1/8" front panel headphone jacks to monitor computer receive and transmit audio; no searching for adaptors.
  • Computer speaker PTT activated mute-on-transmit works with speech processing and for general sound card operation.
  • Four ways to connect the receive audio from your radio: direct, mic jack, line out, speaker out. A radio speaker loop jack is included.
  • Fully automatic operation; your mic. always works, your computer always works, no manual switching, no plugging or unplugging, ever.
  • No extra manual selector switches needed, three DPDT relays for true automatic operation, unlike other sound card interfaces.
  • Simpler operation than other brands, you never have to remember to push un-needed switches when operating.
  • PTT override feature; your mic. can always override the computer, perfect for contesting or SSTV operation.
  • PTT interrupt feature can stop a computer program, our innovation, specially designed for DVK and transmit speech processing.
  • Complete with 8pin screw on and RJ45 radio mic. cable compatibility. 4pin screw on adaptor kit as an option.
  • Automatic switching between your mic. and the computer; never a hot mic.
  • A RIGblaster pro may be connected all the time, everything always works, no bypass switches required. However with the RIGblaster pro power switch in the "OFF" position the process switch must also be "OFF" for your microphone to work through the RIGblaster pro.
  • On/Off switch. You mic. works normally with other functions disabled. Other RIGblaster use less than 0.1 watts and do not need an on/off switch.
  • Fully isolated CW keying output for direct keying of your rig's CW. This jack is for use with non-sound card software using serial DTR control.
  • Fully isolated FSK keying output for direct keying of your rig's FSK jack. This jack is for use with non-sound card software using serial TXD control.
  • Front panel LED indicators show whether computer audio or mic. audio is routed to the radio.
  • Front panel LED indicator shows if the computer audio is present at an adequate level for transmit or receive.
  • Front panel LED indicators show PTT, CW and FSK activation status making it easy to check the operation of your software.
  • Front panel audio drive control allows setting the transmit audio from the computer to your radio without fumbling with your mouse.
  • Dual rear panel RCA PTT jacks provide for a foot switch, amplifier and sequencer connections. This supports our PPT override and interrupt features.
  • Total ground loop isolation using 3 shielded isolation transformers, 3 optoisolators, 3 relays and an isolating DC to DC converter.
  • Power supply included, no charge. Your choice of 120 VAC or 230 VAC
  • 12 VDC operation easily done without the included power supply. See our support page for the proper hookup.
  • USB interface included!

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)
  • SSTV (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, Sailmail 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)
  • Transmit 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.


  • Rigblaster Pro Unit
  • 12 Volt Power Supply
  • 8 Pin Screw on Microhpone Cable
  • CD
  • Owners Manual
  • Jumper Pack
  • 6 - 1/8" Audio Cables
  • DB9F to DB9M Serial Cable
  • USB Adapter


Weight 2.00 lbs
Price: $429.95


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