a review by ZS1JHG
I have been using DigiVox for PSK and digital modes with Tx hangup and computer freezing onoccasions and so started to look for a proper interface. The idea of having the sound card built intothe interface appealed to me.The SignaLink USB has isolation transformers to prevent ground loops and its own low noise soundcard. You have only one cable to connect to the Laptop Computer, a USB cable which carried theaudio in/out and PTT signals. Nice and neat and looks good on your desktop,no more dangling wireshanging off my Laptop Computer.The other Big plus is front panel controls for your TX and RX audio drive and the Delay is alsoadjustable (the transmit hangtime).The unit is supplied with a custom cable to connect to your radio by manufacturer data connectortype. Almost plug and play as you still need to open the box and setup internal jumpers.If you like a neat job then custom jumper boards are available for each radio data port pin-out type.Simply plug into the socket like an IC and away you go.When you get the transport box you expect a fairly large unit, open it up and you find that theSignalink is very compact and looks lost on top of a compact HF radio. The box and fittings give aquality fit and finish impression and the screws are allen key type, very neat. A set of stick on feetare also supplied plus an allen key.The knobs are however attached directly to the pcb so handle with care when adjusting.The instructions supplied are comprehensive with additional info on the Website for Vista andWindows 7 and info on certain Radio types that require special settings. So if you are havingproblems look in the trouble shooting section.