With the availability of cheap tablets and laptops, operating digital modes when out "portable" is now even easier - except for the cabling! Unlike their larger cousins, many smaller radios do not have a USB interface so a cable is required to connect your computer's audio in/out to the transceiver - Our solution is a cost-effective hook-up (made by us) that connects to any laptop, smartphone or tablet that uses a "combo" audio socket. As these are purely "audio" cables, the PTT/keying will require VOX or "DigiVOX" to be enabled on your transceiver.
Option 1 : 3.5mm stereo and 3.5mm 4-pole for use with Elecraft KX2 and KX3
Option 2 : 6-pin mini-DIN plug for use with Yaesu transceivers - and any other with a "data" jack and "DigiVOX"
(known to work with FT-450, FT-950, FT-857, FT-897)
The optional snap-on ferrite can be useful if you have strong RF nearby - particularly if you're using a "bit of wet-string" right next to the radio! Just wrap the cable a couple of times through it.