Detailed RIGblaster Comparison Chart

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Sound Source PC RIGblaster Bluetooth®
Wireless
Technology
PC PC PC PC PC SignaLink USB microHAM USB Interface III RigExpert "Standard" USB Timewave Navigator Isoterm Multicon USB
Computer Interface USB or RS-232 USB Bluetooth®
Wireless
Technology
USB USB USB or RS-232 USB or RS-232 RS-232 USB USB USB USB USB
Drivers Windows, Linux & Mac Windows, Linux & Mac Windows, Linux & Mac Windows, Linux & Mac Windows, Linux & Mac Windows, Linux & Mac N/A N/A Windows, Linux & Mac Windows, Linux & Mac Windows, Linux & Mac Windows Only Windows, Linux & Mac
Built-in Rig Control CAT, CI-V or RS-232 (DB9) CAT, CI-V or RS-232 (DB9) CAT, CI-V or RS-232 (DB9) CAT or CI-V CAT or CI-V         CAT, CI-V or RS-232 CAT, CI-V or RS-232 CAT, CI-V or RS-232  
True Keyed CW X X   X X     X   X X X  
True Radio FSK X X   X       X   X X X  
Max Mic/Key/Audio Flexibility X                        
Power Wall Adapter USB Wall Adapter USB USB N/A N/A Wall adapter USB USB & Radio or wall adapter USB USB USB
Use of Radio Accessory Jack X6 X6 X6 X6 X6   X2   X2 X2 X2 X2 X2
Quick Connect Internal Jumper Blocks X X X X         X4 N/A N/A N/A N/A
PC Speaker Pass-through X X X X X     X X        
PC Processing of Voice TX Audio X                        
Digital Mode to Smart Devices     X                    
Voice Mode to Wireless Headset     X                    
Microphone Jacks                          
Input, 8-pin Round Screw On (Adapters Available) X X X X       X          
Input, 1/8" Jack X                        
Output, RJ-45 (Adapters Available) X X X X   X              
Uses Radio Mic Jack         X   X2 X X2 X2 X2 X2 X2
Audio Input Jacks                          
PC Audio Input X     X X X X X          
Radio Audio Input X X X X     X X X        
Audio Output Jacks                          
Speaker Output 2 X X X       X X        
Radio Monitor Speaker Jack 1/8" 1/8" 1/8"         1/8" 1/8"        
Receive Audio Output         X       1/8"        
Headphone Output 2     X                  
Headphone Jacks 1/8" and 1/4"     1/4"                  
Combined Speaker/Headphone Output   X X   X X              
Mic Output (for Connection to PC Mic Input) X                        
Keying Output Jacks                          
Separate CW Output X       X         X5 X5 X5  
Separate FSK Output X                 X5 X5 X5  
Combined CW/FSK Output   X   X       X          
PTT Jacks                          
PTT Input (Can be Used for Foot Switch) X                        
PTT Output (Can be Used for Foot Switch) X                        
PTT Input/Output (Can be Used for Foot Switch)   X X X                  
Transmit/Receive Controls                          
Transmit Drive Level Adjustment Knob X X X X   X     X X X X X
Receive Audio Level Adjustment Knob   X X           X X X X X
Vox Delay Adjustment Knob   X X           X        
Vox/Auto Select Switch   X   X       X          
Process Switch X                        
Other Controls/Switches                          
Power On/Off Switch X                        
LED Indicators                          
LED - Computer Sound X                        
LED - PTT X   X X X     X X X X X  
LED - CW X     X X         X X X  
LED - FSK X X               X X X  
LED - USB       X X       X   X    
LED - Power X X           X   X   X  
LED - Mic X                        
LED - Sound Level X                        
LED - Process X                       X
LED - Transmit   X                      
Build                          
High Quality Metal Case X X X X Plastic X Low grade plastic Thin aluminum X (with plastic end caps) X X X X (with PC board end caps)
Made in the USA X X X X No X X X X No No X No

Notes:

1 - Requires a different cable for each radio
2 - Depends on purchased cable
3 - Different models cover 8 pin, 4 pin and RJ-45 radios
4 - One supplied free. Others cost $7.95
5 - Outputs are part of multi-pin connector
6 - Requires the purchase of an additional cable

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