RIGblaster Product Comparisons

MFG. / INFO. West Mountain
Radio
West Mountain
Radio
West Mountain
Radio
West Mountain
Radio
West Mountain
Radio
West Mountain
Radio
Tigertronics Tigertronics MFJ MFJ MFJ Buxcomm
MODEL RIGblaster Duo RIGblaster
Pro
RIGblaster
Advantage
RIGblaster
Plus II
RIGblaster
Plug & Play
RIGblaster
NOMIC
SignaLink SL1 SignaLink USB 1279 1275 1273B Rascal V
PRICE $349.95 $299.95 $199.95 $159.95 $119.95 $59.95 $70 $100 $129 $99 $59 $49+CD
EASILY PLUG-IN SWITCHABLE BETWEEN DIFFERENT RADIOS YES
8pin&RJ45
All manufacturers' radios as supplied uses any 8 pin round mic
YES
8pin&RJ45
All manufacturers' radios as supplied
YES
8pin&RJ45
All manufacturers' radios as supplied
YES
8pin&RJ45
All manufacturers' radios as supplied
10 RADIOS AS SUPPLIED, 20 OTHERS WITH ADAPTER YES
8pin&RJ45
UNIVERSAL AS SUPPLIED
YES but only one cable type supplied YES but only one cable type supplied NO:SELL, THROW AWAY NO:SELL, THROW AWAY NO:SELL, THROW AWAY NEW CABLE FOR EACH RADIO $15
DETACHABLE QUICK CHANGE RADIO CABLE YES, 2 YES YES YES NO YES YES YES NO NO NO YES RADIO SPECIFIC
USB Interface YES Dual USB YES4 YES YES YES YES4 NO YES NO NO NO NO
AUTO SWITCHING 2ND MIC JACK NO YES NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO
DUAL RADIO INTERFACE YES NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO
1 MIC, 2 RADIOS YES NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO

1 PAIR OF HEADPHONES, 2 RADIOS

YES NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO

1 PAIR OF SPEAKERS, 2 RADIOS

YES NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO

MASTER STATION VOLUME

YES NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO

SUB HEADPHONE VOLUME

YES NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO

SIMULTAINEOUS HEADPHONE AND SPEAKER RX MONITOR

YES NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO

3 W x 2 SPEAKER AMPLIFIER

YES NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO

3 W x 2 HEADPHONE AMPLIFIER

YES NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO

RX MONITOR MIXING AND SWITCHING

YES NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO

TX SELECT OF RADIO WITH ONE MIC AND COMPUTER

YES NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO
HIGH QUALITY METAL CASE YES YES YES YES Plastic YES YES YES NO NO NO SOAP DISH BOX
DURABLE POWDER COAT FINISH YES YES YES YES NO YES YES YES NO NO NO SOAP DISH BOX
JACKS FOR ALL CABLES YES YES YES YES NO YES YES YES NO NO NO NO
FULLY AUTOMATIC,
NO MANUAL BYPASS SWITCHES
YES YES YES YES NO N/A N/A NO NO N/A NO N/A
FRIENDLY 8/5 E-MAIL & TEL SUPPORT YES YES YES YES YES YES NO NO NO NO NO NO
EASY RADIO CONNECTION DIAGRAMS INC. YES YES YES YES P&P YES YES YES NO NO NO N/A
UP TO DATE CD ROM OR DVD WITH OVER 150 PROGRAMS. EASY INSTALL MENUS YES YES YES YES YES YES NO NO NO NO NO NO
$15
12 VDC POWER SUPPLY INCLUDED

NO, Powerpole cord included

YES USB powered USB powered USB powered Not needed NO,$? needs cord,
mic power or DC supply
USB powered YES YES Not needed Not needed
FULLY ISOLATED PTT CONTROL YES YES1 YES1 YES1 YES1 YES1 YES1 YES1 NO NO N/A YES1
POSITIVE SOFTWARE PTT CONTROL YES YES YES YES YES YES NO NO YES YES YES YES
COMPUTER AUDIO SYSTEM MUST BE DISABLED TO USE MOST HAM PROGRAMS NO NO NO NO NO NO NO YES NO NO NO NO
WINDOWS SOUNDS NEVER TRANSMITTED BY BUILT IN VOX YES YES YES YES YES YES NO NO YES YES YES YES
AUTO MIC.
SWITCHING
YES YES YES YES NO NO NO NO YES YES NO NO
COMPUTER RIG CONTROL INTERFACE BUILT IN

YES

YES YES, including RS232/DB9 YES YES NO NO NO NO NO NO NO
TRANSMIT SPEECH PROCESSING NO YES NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO
MIC RECORDING OUTPUT NO YES NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO
STATON AUDIO MUTE ON TRANSMIT YES NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO
COMPUTER SPEAKER MUTE ON TRANSMIT NO YES NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO
COMPUTER AUDIO LEVEL INDICATOR NO YES NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO
TRUE FSK KEYING YES dual YES YES YES NO NO NO NO YES NO NO $10 EXTRA
TRUE KEYED CW YES dual YES YES YES YES NO NO NO NO NO NO N/A
SEPARATE CW and FSK KEYING JACKS YES YES NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO
2ND MIC. PLUG IN, AUTO SWITCHOVER NO YES NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO
FULL STATUS INDICATORS ON ALL FUNCTIONS YES YES NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO
DUAL .25 .125" HEADPHONE JACKS NO, adaptor included YES NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO
PTT/FOOT SWITCH JACKS 1 2 1 1 NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO
FRONT PANEL TX AUDIO DRIVE ADJUSTMENT YES YES YES YES NO NO NO YES NO NO NO NO
4 CHOICES FOR RECEIVE AUDIO NO YES NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO
NINE GROUND ISOLATING CIRCUIT ELEMENTS NO: 12 YES NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO
FULL BEACON MONITOR OPERATION YES YES NO NO YES NO NO NO NO NO NO NO
SSTV YES YES YES YES YES2 YES2 YES2 YES2 YES YES YES2 YES2
DIGITAL VOICE KEYER YES YES YES YES NO NO NO YES YES NO NO NO
The EchoLink® system Internet remote YES YES3 YES3 YES3 YES3 YES3 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
The EchoLink system COR detect NO NO NO NO YES NO NO NO NO NO NO NO