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Review Summary For : Digirig Mobile
Reviews: 11MSRP: 39.97 + shipping
Digirig Mobile is an integrated digital modes interface for amateur radio. - combines audio codec and serial CAT interface - supports full featured CAT interface: PTT, bands, tuning etc. (not just VOX based PTT) - uses a single USB connection to computer minimizing the cables mess - small rugged aluminum enclosure ideal for mobile operations (size of 9V battery) - interfaces the transceiver using widely available 3.5mm stereo jacks (TRS) - isolation can be easily added using inexpensive USB isolator dongle Serial interface is 3.3V TTL.
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KV1E Rating: 2023-05-26
Works FB Time Owned: more than 12 months.
I use the Digirig for POTA and it helps by reducing the number of cables to carry and the amount of space required.
N1KDO Rating: 2023-02-28
just what I needed Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
This is a tiny digital interface for your radio. It supports CAT control and a audio CODEC. There are different flavors (internal strapping) to allow many different CAT interfaces: CI-V, TTL, RS-232. You can select which at order time.

I use this with my KX3. I bought it to take on my C6A vacation, it worked well and packed up very small. (I bought the matching KX3 cables, they appear to be well made, but were way too long and bulky, so I made my own, which was a trivial exercise in soldering.)

This is a very nicely made and useful product.
N7TB Rating: 2022-11-05
Amazing device and incredible customer support Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
Not only does the digirig work for all HF digital modes including Vara HF Winlink on my KX3, but also VHF Winlink. I bought it for my go bag because of its small size.

The most important aspect of this purchase is the amount of time Denis spent helping me get it setup. It wasn't the digirig's problem, it was my inability to read! For a product that cost's next to nothing in today's world, the level of customer support was amazing!


Terry, N7TB
N9BAV Rating: 2022-10-13
Digirig Small Package less clutter Time Owned: more than 12 months.
I think I have used all the Digital Interfaces that are available at one time or another. What I like is the Small footprint. The Digrigs small size is Great for POTA, SOTA, Mobile or in the shack, helps keep the clutter down. CAT Control and Audio in one device. The Cables Denis makes are very well made. I have one for each of my TS-2000, KX3, FT-857D. Setup is like any other interface. Denis has Great Customer service.
K9MTH Rating: 2022-10-05
Fits the bill exactly for laptop/Icom 706MKIIG portable set up Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
I have been looking for months for a solution to bring FT8/FT4 to my portable rig setup. Needed to be a USB connection to the computer. This is the answer! And the least expensive to boot. Plug and play (when you get the cables connected correctly).
The unit was ordered with the Icom-specific cables.
Therefore I also received the digirig device set for the Icom CAT needs. The additional cables purchased are working great also. Would recommend to just buy those also.
To date, have used the set up at home, and not portable yet. I see no reason I would have any issues out in the woods when I do get that chance.
I did consider a Rigblaster (what I use at the home QTH). And also the Signal link. This is all (as much as possible) surface mounted components, and is just a little larger than two 9-volt batteries. And the USB also provides the power, no wall-wart.
Again, would highly recommend this solution.
KA0AZS Rating: 2022-03-26
Easy Set Up, Good Value Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
I bought my DigiRig Mobile with cables for the IC-706MKIIG in my truck.

The DigiRig can do CAT control as well as sound, but unfortunately the auto tuner I use with my Little TarHeel II antenna (TurboTuner II) also uses the CAT port on the radio to to monitor the SWR for tuning. So I have to tune my radio manually! (Oh! The Horror!). This should not be an issue for someone using a different antenna/tuner set up.

The audio cable plugs into the ACC port on the back of the 706 (Mini Din 13 Pin).

My laptop (Windows 10) picked up the DigiRig right away and installed any needed drivers. It also created a Com port for use in CAT Control, but as mentioned above, I can't use that feature with my current set up.

I had copied my Winlink settings from my shack PC to the laptop, and simply had to adjust them to work with the DigiRig vs the SignaLink (VHF/UHF) and IC-7300 (HF) in my shack.

That took a little fiddling (typical Windows issues) but I was able to connect to my local Packet Winlink RMS on 2M immediately, and shortly after that connected with a 30M HF VARA RMS about 340 miles away from me. I don't currently have a functional VARA FM RMS in my area, but I was able to successfully test VARA FM in Peer to Peer mode on 2M with my home station.

The cost of the DigiRig and Cables was far less than the price of a SignaLink without cables, and I cannot tell the difference in performance compared to the one in my shack (also on an IC-706MKIIG).

Denis, the owner has been very fast to respond to queries, offering advice while I was adjusting my settings.

I bought this to give me a mobile/portable digital communications capability for ARES work. I think this will work nicely.
VA7MMW Rating: 2021-11-23
Awesome interface. Time Owned: more than 12 months.
This is a great interface for digital modes. Lightweight, portable, high performance, state-of-the art components including a symmetrical-plug USB-C interface. The unit in the picture above is one of the earlier versions with a micro-usb interface. The seller provides excellent customer service. Highly recommend this product.
M7JVF Rating: 2021-10-30
Geat compact interface solution Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
Ordered and shipped to UK in double quick time the Digirig Mobile and pre built cable set for the Xiegu G90

A quick email to Denis regards driver information resulted in a quick reply with link to download and install required driver for Windows 10
All up and running with Flrig in control and WSJT-X top level application, nice :-)

Really neat solution for digital modes working in grand fashion and signal flying around the globe

Highly recommend the Digirig solution, such a neat idea executed in style 10 out 10
9H5TB Rating: 2021-10-27
Great piece of rig! Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
Just received the Digirig and cables for my Xiegu G90. Setting up was a breeze, interfacing the radio and computer with HRD. Configured WJST-X just by choosing HRD from the drop down menu for radio choice and directed audio to USB pNp, thats it! Was on the air working FT8 on 60M, same no hassle issues working PSK. Overall, highly recommend the product, and you are purchasing from a fellow ham (Denis K0TX) who will definitely support and assist should you need.
KI6ZTD Rating: 2021-09-13
Well-made, easy to use, works great with my Xiegu G90. Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
I'm new to digital modes and was struggling getting the cables made, audio setup, serial setup, etc on my own. I'm a techie, but not an electronics guy... anything beyond making a Cat5 cable is beyond me. So getting an all-in-one unit with pre-made cables was really, really, nice. IMHO it's what the CE-19 should have been to start with.
Ordered with cables etc, much cleaner setup than anything I'd had tried previously.