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Discussion in 'Amateur Radio Equipment Reviews' started by KA1BSZ, Jan 7, 2018.

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  1. KA1BSZ

    KA1BSZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    I've been using a MFJ 1275 with no problems and everyone in our radio club hates MFJ products. They kept saying " GET A SIGNAL LINK, GET A SIGNAL LINK, GET A SIGNAL LINK, they'll work better than that junk MFJ....So I got signal link, brand new and IT DOESN'T WORK!!!!tried many times to get it adjusted and does not work, it's a peace of trash!!!my mfj 1275 out preforms those signal links. Their junk!!!! $89.00 dollars wasted!!!
  2. W7UUU

    W7UUU Principal Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    If you're going to bash a brand at least get it right.

    SingnaLink is a brand of product. Signal Link is not.

    Mine works fine. Actually, it was the means to get me the digital portion of my ARRL Triple Play.

    Wonderful product. I love it - has worked perfectly since day one.

    You should have bought a Singnalink instead of a Signal Link :rolleyes::p

    KD3FB, KA2FIR, KF5RRF and 6 others like this.
  3. SM0XHJ

    SM0XHJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Have you wired the jumper block correctly for your rig?

    Which version do you have? What is it that isn't working? No PTT? No Audio?
    It would be helpful with some more info and some less exclamation marks ;)
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  4. NN4RH

    NN4RH Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Mine also works just fine (except mine is a Signalink, not a Singnalink ;) or a Signal Link). One of the best investments I've made in ham peripherals.

    We can help you set it up if you'd like. Let us know what digital mode software you use. Just first verify that you have the correct cable for your radio, and then read the instructions to ensure the jumpers are set correctly.
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  5. K3XR

    K3XR Ham Member QRZ Page

    Have three SignaLink USB devices two in the shack and one for the camper have never had a problem with any of them have had some problems that needed to be resolved when it came to computer settings but that was my fault not the fault of the device or the computer it can be frustrating at times until you get all figured out.
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  6. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Operator error = Their junk!!!!
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  7. WB4QBD

    WB4QBD Ham Member QRZ Page

    Must be smarter than equiptment operated..: [ US NAVY 1972-1978 ] 3 years now on 2 of them not a glitch.. o_O
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  8. WJ4U

    WJ4U Ham Member QRZ Page

    But hey, you got a selfie while holding your flip phone so there's hope.
  9. KT6A

    KT6A Ham Member QRZ Page

    You got a SignaLink for $89?!?

    It must be a used one then. Start looking at the condition of the one you were sold before considering it junk. Perhaps you were sold a broken device, or one that the previous owner screwed up already. Is it an SL+ or USB version?

    And for that matter, why aren't you asking "everyone in your radio club" for some immediate support?

    Vent much?
  10. KF5FEI

    KF5FEI Ham Member QRZ Page

    Between friends an I, we probably have 10 Signalink USB units. I don't think anyone has had any issues. Mine works great on my Kenwood, Yaesu and Icom radios. You do have to follow the setup explicitly, especially the PC volume settings, and on some radios you need to tell it to expect audio from the rear port.

    If you only paid $89 for a new one, it sounds like you got an SL-1+, which is a very simple device, comparable to other isolated adapters that rely on the PC sound card. Didn't know they even still sold those. Perhaps you got an NOS or returned unit?

    By the way, this might be of use:

    "Technical Support is available by phone every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, from 1 PM to 5 PM PACIFIC / 4 PM to 8 PM EASTERN, by calling (541) 862-2639. Support is available for all Tigertronics products. "
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