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Operate Virtually All Sound Card Digital & Voice Modes!

Once again Tigertronics sets the pace in digital operating! The new SignaLink USB sound card - radio interface combines the legendary performance of our SL-1+ with a state of the art built-in low-noise USB Sound Card. This ground breaking
innovation delivers optimum performance while eliminating the need to attach to your computer's existing sound card. Convenient front panel controls and simplified installation make this one of the most user-friendly interfaces on the
market, continuing to show that the Tigertronics SignaLink is truly the "Ultimate sound card interface"!

Virtually ALL sound card Digital and voice modes are supported by the SignaLink USB. This includes traditional modes such as RTTY, SSTV and CW (to name a few), as well as today's hottest new modes like PSK31, WSPR, WINMOR, MT-63 and
EchoLink. Performance on all modes has been optimized by the use of special low-noise parts and careful design techniques, while ease of operation is provided by front panel controls that let you adjust your Transmit Audio, Receive Audio
and Transmit delay "on the fly".

The SignaLink USB works with virtually ALL radios and can be attached to the Mic jack, Data Port or Accessory Port. Most customers will want to attach the unit to the back of the radio (Data or Accy Port), as this will allow the microphone
to stay plugged in. A wide selection of Fully assembled radio cables are available for all common base and mobile radios. A special un-terminated radio cable is available for radios that use a non-standard connector, or for use with hand-
held radios (HTs).
The SignaLink USB comes fully assembled and tested. As with all Tigertronics products, it employs "State Of The Art" Surface Mount construction, and every unit is Robotically Assembled in our own modern factory to ensure maximum
performance and reliability. All components are of the highest quality, and every unit undergoes the same stringent quality control and inspection standards that you have grown to expect from Tigertronics! We invite you to compare every
aspect of the SignaLink USB to other sound card interface products. We think you will agree that we have offered a level of innovation, quality, and value that cannot be beat!


FCC Certified - Unlike virtually all of our competitors, the SignaLink
USB has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.

Built-in Low Noise Sound Card - This provides optimum performance and
frees your computer's existing sound card for other uses. It also
greatly simplifies installation and operation, by reducing the number of
cable connections, and by providing consistent performance that is
independent of the computer's sound card.

Simple Installation - The SignaLink USB has only one USB connection to
the computer, and in most cases, only one connection to the radio.
There are no audio cables to get mixed-up!

Easy Setup and Operation - The SignaLink USB's built-in sound card
provides consistent audio levels and performance that is completely
independent of the computer's sound card. This lets us streamline our
Audio Level Setting procedure like never before. Simply set the
software "Transmit" audio controls as described in the SignaLink manual,
and then adjust the SignaLink's front panel "TX" control for the desired
RF power level. Setting of the RX Level is even easier, as this is done
completely by the SignaLink front panel "RX" control. There are no
software "Recording" controls to adjust!

Convenient Front Panel Controls - You can now easily adjust your TX
Audio, RX Audio and Transmit Delay without having to open the SignaLink
case. This lets you optimize your Transmit Audio (RF Power), Receive
Audio level ("waterfall drive"), and Transmit "Hang Time" delay "on the

Works with ALL Radio Mic, Data, and Accessory Ports - The SignaLink USB
works with ALL radios, and can be attached to your radios Mic, Data, or
Accessory port. This allows most users to attach the SignaLink to the
back of the radio (Data or Accessory Port) and leave the microphone
plugged in!

Supports All Sound Card Digital & Voice Modes - The SignaLink USB
supports ALL Digital and Voice modes that are available for sound card
interfaces. This includes ALL traditional modes such as CW, RTTY, AMTOR,
and SSTV (to name a few), and ALL new modes such as PSK-31, MT-63, and
EchoLink. All standard sound card communications programs will work with
the SignaLink USB.

Complete Isolation - Unlike some interfaces on the market, ALL SignaLink
models COMPLETELY isolate your computer from your radio. This eliminates
troublesome ground loops and prevents hum and noise from degrading the
signals. The SignaLink USB provides isolation through the use of audio
transformers and a relay-based PTT keying circuit.

Transmit Audio / "Side Tone" Output - A rear panel "Monitor" jack can be
used with headphones or powered (amplified) speakers to monitor your
Transmit Audio, or Side Tone during CW operation.

External Speaker Support - If your installation requires that you attach
the SignaLink to your radio's External Speaker jack, then you can plug
an external speaker or headphones into the SignaLink's rear panel "Aux"
jack and continue to hear your RX Audio.

No External Power Required - The SignaLink USB is always powered by the
computer's USB port, so external power is NEVER required..

*NOTE: Some radio's do not have the "RX Audio" signal on the Mic connector and will require a mono cable to be installed between the SignaLink USB and the radio. This is never an issue if you attach the SignaLink to your radio's Data or
Accessory Port.

What's Included?

Every SignaLink USB is supplied with the following items:

* Fully Assembled Detachable Radio Cable - The SignaLink part number determines which radio cable is supplied with the unit (please specify when ordering). Cables are available for ALL radios that have a Data or Accessory Port that
uses a 5-pin DIN, 8-pin DIN, 13-pin DIN**, or 6-pin mini-DIN connector. Cables are also available for ALL radios that use a 4-pin round, 8-pin round, RJ-11, and RJ-45 mic connector. An un-terminated cable is available for radios that uses
a different type of connector, or for building a cable for an HT. All Data Port, Accessory Port and un-terminated radio cables are three feet in length. Mic cables are eighteen inches in length.

* USB Cable - This cable connects the SignaLink USB to your computer.
It is six feet in length.

* Mono Cable - This cable is used with radios that do not have Receive
Audio on the Mic jack. It is two feet in length. If you connect the
SignaLink USB to your radio's Data or Accessory Port, then you will NOT
use this cable.

* Jumper Wires - These are used to configure the SignaLink for your
specific radio. No soldering is required - The jumpers simply push into
a socket on the circuit board! The SignaLink software CD contains
jumper settings for the most popular radios. Settings for other radios
can be easily obtained by following the step-by-step procedure in the
SignaLink manual, or by contacting our Technical Support Staff. If you
do not want to install jumper wires, then be sure to see our NEW Plug &
Play Jumper Modules!

* Allen Wrench - Used to open the SignaLink USB case.

* Rubber Feet - These are included with every SignaLink USB and can be
installed by the user if desired.

* Software CD - This CD contains several of the most popular PC programs
for the most popular modes including PSK-31, SSTV, MT-63, CW, RTTY, AMTOR
and Packet. Software for other modes, as well as MAC software, can be
downloaded from our SignaLink Software Page. The entire Tigertronics
web site with all of the latest support information (including jumper
settings) is also included on the CD. Note that the CD is NOT required
for installation of the SignaLink, as the drivers are always provided
directly by the Operating System.

* Printed Installation Manual - The SignaLink manual contains both
step-by-step, and "quick" installation instructions for users of all
experience levels. Troubleshooting Tips and an Audio Level Adjustment
procedure are also included.

Extra Radio Cables:

* SLCAB4R - For 4-Pin Round Mic Connector
* SLCAB8R - For 8-Pin Round Mic Connector
* SLCABRJ1 - For RJ-11 Mic Connector
* SLCABRJ4 - For RJ-45 Mic Connector
* SLCAB5PD - For 5-Pin DIN Data / Accessory Port Connector
* SLCAB8PD - For 8-Pin DIN Data / Accessory Port Connector
* SLCAB13I - For ICOM 13-Pin DIN Accessory Port Connector
* SLCAB13K - For Kenwood 13-Pin DIN Accessory Port Connector
* SLCAB6PM - For 6-Pin mini DIN Data / Accessory Port Connector
* SLCABK3 - For the Elecraft K3's rear panel Audio In/Out & PTT jacks
* SLCABNC - Un-terminated cable (bare wires) for building your own cable


* SLHEAD - SignaLink Programming Header for wiring your own jumper module


Power Supply: USB Port Powered

Audio Freq Response: 100Hz - 10Khz**
**Upper frequency response is intentionally
limited by Low Pass Filter.

Sampling Size/Rate: 16 Bits, All standard rates are supported up to 48Khz

Computer OS: Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP, Vista & Windows 7
MAC OS 9.1 or later
MAC OS X 10.00 or later

Computer Hardware: This depends on the program that you are running
(see your program's Help or ReadMe file for details).
Most communications programs run fine on a 266Mhz
or faster Pentium type processor, but some may require
a faster computer.

Radio In/Out Z: 600 Ohm (nom). TX/RX Levels are fully adjustable for
compatibility with Hi-Z and Low-Z radio connections.

Auto-PTTT Delay: Adjustable Transmit "Hang Time", 30 ms to 3 seconds

PTT Circuit: Relay
Rating - 1AMP (max)

Radio Connector: TX Audio, RX Audio, PTT, GND - RJ-45
RX Audio/Speaker - 3.5mm Mono

Computer Connector: USB 1.1/2.0 Compatible
Standard USB "B" type connector

Other Connectors: Aux. Speaker - 3.5mm Mono

Case: Extruded Aluminum - 6061T4

Dimensions: 1.6" x 3.2" x 3.6"

Operating Temp: -30C to +60C

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