signal links are junk.

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  1. KD2NOM

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    My SignaLink works flawlessly - 3000 FT8 and PSK31 contacts and counting.

    By the way - you owe us $11.00 for the over use of exclamation points. It makes our heads hurt.
     
  2. AF7ON

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  3. WB7OXP

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    does it go up extra for #3?

    "peace of trash"

    that should be like $33 alone
     
  4. N5BCN

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    I have a SignaLink and it works find for me but I find the TX knob very sensitive/touchy. I've tried turning down the sound output in Windows Sound mixer, which helped, but still the entire range of adjustment is in the first 1/4 turn of the knob. Other than that, it seems solid and reasonably priced.
     
  5. KD2NOM

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    This was troubling for me at first as well. I have now found a very good TX and RX setting that allows me to use the Pwr slider in WSJT-X to go down to 5 watts and up to 100 watts on bands 10meter down to 40 meter. It also runs about 70-80 watts out on fldigi without having to touch the TX knob (I realize that is high - I don't use those modes very often so don't mind turning the TX down for them).
     
  6. KF5FEI

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    Yep. Found that when I used it on several radios. Put an 22k resistor in series on the TX audio line (cut track on jumper, installed resistor. This gives me quite a bit more adjustment -- with the sweet spot being about 12 o'clock.

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  7. N5BCN

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    Thanks, I'll have to give that a shot one of these days.
     
  8. KF5FEI

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    FYI -- this was a mod for Yaesu radios in some of Tigertronics old documentation. I can't take the credit.
     
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  9. K3RW

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    I thought they were touchy and 'junk' until my dad showed me that lowering a setting in the computer soundcard from 100% to more like 20% actually lets you move the knobs more than a gnat's hair without wild results.

    They work just fine.

    Newer rigs have the USB out on them so I don't use them, but once I got it dialed it, it was always good.
     
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  10. K3RW

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    Try adjusting the soundcard drive, much lower, like 20%. Made a huge difference.
     
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