RigBlaster Pro and a 8000DLE

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RigBlaster Pro and a 8000DLE

Postby N2XD » Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:54 pm

Has anyone one used a rigBlaster pro with a 8000DLe? If so anything special with the cabling? Thanks.


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Re: RigBlaster Pro and a 8000DLE

Postby w-u-2-o » Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:57 am

John,

Why would you want to use a RigBlaster? To do so requires you to leave the digital domain, enter the analog domain, then re-enter the digital domain. This leaves you open to all kinds of RFI/EMI/etc., and requires the provisioning of appropriate cables and whatnot.

SDRs like ours are instead better served using wholly digital connections. Audio connections can be made using virtual audio cable software such as Muzychenko VAC, or, my preference, Voicemeeter Potato (yes, that's it's real name). Similarly, PTT, CAT and keying connections can be made using virtual serial port software such as Eterlogic VSPE.

No hardware required!

73,

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Re: RigBlaster Pro and a 8000DLE

Postby N2XD » Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:04 pm

Thanks Scott i will have to look into all this. I want to use HRD ,DM780. The only reason I was asking was because I have a Rigblaster Pro here and thought I would make use of it. But going the digital route would make more sense.

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Re: RigBlaster Pro and a 8000DLE

Postby Tony EI7BMB » Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:57 pm

John I had a rigblaster too but have never used it since going the virtual route , way easier once set up.
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Re: RigBlaster Pro and a 8000DLE

Postby N2XD » Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:46 pm

I downloaded voicemeeter potato yesterday already was using Eterlogic VSPE. When i get this figured out I'm sure it will work fine. I hope. Thanks.

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Re: RigBlaster Pro and a 8000DLE

Postby N2XD » Sun Mar 01, 2020 1:52 pm

I'm using all digital connections now . Also using Ham Radio Deluxe digital modes and WSJT-X. Really is great.


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Re: RigBlaster Pro and a 8000DLE

Postby w-u-2-o » Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:41 pm

:)

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