Digimode-Equipment

Digimode – Interface

Because I wanted to do Digimodes on HF via my Macbook Pro, I decided to get a new Interface.

After some research on the web, and considering the maximum amount I wanted to spend, I decided to buy the Tinygate Interface.

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After unpacking, I found a neat and complete set of all needed items. Even a RJ45-Cable for connecting the TRX, a USB-Cable, and a ready-to-go case, including self adhesive labels for front and back, are part of the game.
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Because all the SMD-parts are pre-soldered, the assembling of the kit is relatively easy to go.
The circuitboard is well made and the online documentation quite extensive and detailed.
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The board after assembling…
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Rear-view on the connectors after assembly of the case…
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The interface is automatically recognized by Win, Mac & Linux OS. Even on a Raspberry, this interface works “out of the box” without manual installing of any drivers.

One very important note for Mac-Users:
For the interface to work properly, it is necessary to set the samplingrate to 44.100Hz!!!
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The installation of the interface is also described in detail in the online-documentation of the Interface.

Documentation (German)
Documentation (English)

After the first days of operation, I have to say that the interface works like a charm. Even weak signals are readable, which my internal soundcard didn’t recognize. TX signals are also fine, and I always get fine IMD-level rapports on PSK31.
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Conclusion

If you’re looking for an affordable interface for doing digimodes, I can fully recommend the TinyGate Interface!

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