Monthly Archives: December 2011

5 Great Holiday Gifts for the Amateur Radio Operator

It’s that time of year again! When all those sparkly lights set the Amateur radio enthusiast thinking about what new toys they would like to see under the tree this year. Ham Radio Science would like to suggest a few ideas to fill that empty spot under the Christmas tree. These are a few products that we got to use over the past year that we thought were pretty great. Here we go!

Tigertronics Signal Link USB – $99

SignaLink USB

New to Amateur Radio digital modes or would you like to replace that homemade interface that you hacked together? You might want to check out the SignaLink USB from Tigertronics. Easy plug an play interface to your radio and computer. Just specify the proper interface cable for your radio when you order, plugin the cable to the radio, connect the usb cable to your computer and you are ready to go digital. You will need to make a few level adjustments to the audio input and outputs, but overall the SignaLink USB is very easy to set up. Since it has its own sound card built in, you won’t have to worry about unwanted sounds going out over …