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Author Topic: PC control of multiple rigs  (Read 1664 times)
WA6IGR
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« on: April 13, 2013, 12:21:06 PM »

I would like to control two HF radios (K3 and TS520) and my UHF/VHF radio from my PC.  I would like to use my Windows 7 PC, its keyboard, microphone and speakers as the interface to all of the radios as I would like to put the radios in a rack closer to the cables running outside.  I am thinking of using a USB interface to each of the radios.  In looking at the common products like West Mountain Radio and Rig Expert, it is not clear to me that I can use my computer headset microphone on the computer to push microphone audio into each rig.  I primarily want to use the computer to act as a console for switching audio, microphone, PTT, and CW paddles between rigs even if I use the tuning dial and controls on the older radios. 

Can anyone point me in the right direction?

73,  Eric WA6IGR /4Z1UG
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W9FI
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« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2013, 03:28:31 PM »

Eric, I think you're looking for something similar to the following products.  The following sites show boxes that hooks up two radios to the same set of keys, microphones and speakers.  There are more examples around the internet as well.

http://www.k1xm.org/SO2R/
https://sites.google.com/site/rtavan/yccc-so2r-box-product-review
http://www.microham.com/contents/en-us/d161_U2R.html

Here's a DIY setup that also might fit your needs.

http://www.dl1iao.com/tech/so2r_basic.htm

The DL1IAO schematic gives some good information on running the same set of peripherals with more than one radio.  The control box is something you probably could adapt to your needs in a weekend's work.

Good Luck and 73,  Jim W.

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