If your ham radio computer is a Desktop PC (as I prefer to use for this), then you can just add an internal soundcard. Most modern motherboards have somethingMessage 1 of 46 , Mar 18View SourceIf your ham radio computer is a Desktop PC (as I prefer to use for this), then you can just add an internal soundcard. Most modern motherboards have something (crummy) built-in. I leave this enabled and install a decent 96khz soundcard (such as the Audigy 2 ZS - $25) for interface to the Softrock. The crummy motherboard audio is great for running some speakers. My main ham radio PC actually has several soundcards installed. The more the merrier, in my opinion. I love the old Soundblaster Live! cards for XP machines (although they are 48khz cards). Very high quality and can be had for between $1-$5. However, I found that fldigi doesn't like the Live! so I use an AudioPCI card for working the fldigi modes. *shrug*. Anyways, it's no sweat, just add a soundcard or two or three.
There have been lots of great threads about USB soundcard dongles as well!
On 3/18/2013 1:11 PM, Roger Critchlow wrote:
Yes, you are correct. The Softrock Ensemble RXTX requires a stereo audio input connection for receive and a stereo audio output connection for transmit. That's why the RXTX has line in and line out jacks in addition to USB, power, key, and antenna connections.
You don't need a Delta 44. Any audio interface with stereo line in and line out will suffice.
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On Mon, Mar 18, 2013 at 2:00 PM, David.Lopez <brewgod23@...> wrote:
I am looking at the picture on this site
"http://www.wb5rvz.org/ensemble_rxtx/11_extconn". Why is it that there
is no mention of an external sound card required? I was under the
impression that once I finished with my Softrock and can just connect
it directly to my computer and start making contacts, but this in not
I think I am understanding why I need a Delta 44 now. My computer only
has one headphone output and one mic input. If I connect my Softrock
to these ports how will I be able hear the audio and where will I
connect my mic to talk? That is where the Delta 44 comes in freeing up
my computer Mic input and Speaker output ports. Am I correct on this?
Thanks, for the report. I was not sure if I could use this sound card. I had other sound cards in sight but when I asked here they said it would not work.Message 46 of 46 , Mar 30View SourceThanks, for the report. I was not sure if I could use this sound
card. I had other sound cards in sight but when I asked here they
said it would not work. Now I know that this sound card will work
fine. I will search for the sound card mod to see how much of an
effort it will be before I go ahead and buy this sound card. I am
sure I will be able to handle it but just in case it will be a good
idea for me to check.
Can you send me pictures of your setup showing your cable connections
to antenna and computer and any other devices in your setup? You can
send them to my email address. If others can send me pictures of
thier setup, this will be great. I want to see how people
interconnect their units and external devices to the softrock (if
Thanks, 73 de N6RI