The Leader in Sound Card Interfaces


A RIGblaster is the easiest way to properly connect your radio to a computer so that you may operate using over 100 existing and future ham radio sound card software programs. You will be able to operate any sound-card based digital mode that your radio could not otherwise operate. Only need rig control? View our RIGtalk models.

West Mountain Radio offers multiple feature rich RIGblaster models. The overview table below can help you determine which RIGblaster model suits your needs. To learn more about a specific model, click on the model name within the table. A Detailed RIGblaster Comparison Chart is also available.

Model Dual Radio
Operation
Radio
Compatibility
Digital
Sound
Source
Computer
Interface
Built-in
Rig Control
True
Keyed CW
Maximum
Mic/Keying/Audio
Flexibility
Price
RIGblaster Pro   All Manufacturers PC USB or RS232 CIV, CAT or RS232 X X $299.95
RIGblaster Advantage   All Manufacturers RIGblaster USB CIV, CAT or RS232 X   $199.95
RIGblaster Plus II   All Manufacturers PC USB CIV or CAT X   $159.95
RIGblaster Plug & Play   Specific Models PC USB CIV or CAT X   $119.95
RIGblaster Nomic   All Manufacturers PC USB or RS232       $59.95
RIGblaster Duo X All Manufacturers PC USB or RS232 CIV or CAT X X $349.95
RIGtalk (rig control only)   Specific Models None USB X     $54.95

The Benefit of a RIGblaster

Your computer and a RIGblaster can take the place of old expensive adapters or TNC's and are the standard for sound card interfaces. For example, a RIGblaster Pro priced at $299.95, when used with a computer and appropriate software, replaces the following station accessories:
  • A mic. equalizer/processor up to $250
  • A rig control interface up to $130
  • A multi mode TNC up to $550
  • A contest Digital Voice Keyer up to $180
  • A DSP receive filter up to $400
  • A receive enhancer up to $170
  • A DX beacon clock with receive up to $100
  • An Internet remote base up to $65
  • A sound card interface (of course) up to $140

Software is Available for These Modes and More

  • PSK31 (all models)
  • WinMOR HF-Email (WL2K)
  • MFSK16 (all models)
  • ALE
  • MT63 (all models)
  • Hellschriber (all models)
  • SSTV (all models)
  • Digital SSTV (all models)
  • RTTY AFSK (all models)
  • RTTY FSK (RIGblaster Duo, Pro, Plus II, and Advantage)
  • PACKET 300 &1200 baud AX25 (all models)
  • APRS with packet sound card software (all models)
  • MCW transmit and receive (all models)
  • CW transmit and receive (RIGblaster Duo, Pro, Plus II, Plug & Play, and Advantage)
  • Contest Voice Keying (RIGblaster Duo, Pro, Plus II, and Advantage)
  • WSJT FSK441 High Speed FSK meteor scatter (all models)
  • WSJT JT65 Extreme weak signal Tropo and EME (all models)
  • FM repeater announcements, automatic and unattended. (all models)
  • EchoLink® (web) Internet radio linking with the EchoLink® system. (all models)
  • Simplex or duplex repeater control with EchoStation. (all models)
  • Digital voice over SSB bandwidth on HF. (RIGblaster Pro and Advantage)
  • Transmit Speech Processing: EQ and Compression (RIGblaster Pro and Advantage)
  • Computer RIG control (RIGblaster Duo, Pro, Plug & Play, Advantage, and Plus II)
  • DX beacon monitoring (RIGblaster Duo, Pro, Plug & Play, Advantage, and Plus II)