Re: Bring back the UDRC, alongside the DRAWS?

Budd Churchward
 

I have not made any cables. You probably got yours from Art Miller or Robert Sears. I think it is safe to assume that if the cable worked on your UDRC it is going to work on the DRAWS. Most of us are using standard cables with mini 6 pin DINs on both ends. Your radio doesn't have that connector so a cable had to be made for it. The mini 6 pin DIN is a pretty standard connector with the pins the same from radio to radio. If NWDR made a change to its connectors they would not be compatible with many radios. My DRAWS board came with two standard, off the shelf, cables. They are not doing anything special.

Budd Churchward
WB7FHC

-----Original Message-----
From: ve7fmn@...
Sent: Friday, December 07, 2018 8:36 PM
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Subject: Re: [nw-digital-radio] Bring back the UDRC, alongside the DRAWS?

It’s the one Mr. Churchward made. I do not have a schematic. One end goes into the UDRC2 the other into a TRRS connector as used by KX3.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@nw-digital-radio.groups.io <main@nw-digital-radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bryan Hoyer
Sent: Friday, December 7, 2018 5:28 PM
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Subject: Re: [nw-digital-radio] Bring back the UDRC, alongside the DRAWS?

Yes, the custom cable will work. You may have to change the alsamixer settings to get the correct audio input as DRAWS has an analog mixer in the front end to select Audio or Discriminator. Seeing as HF rigs don’t have discriminator you need to set alsamixer ti IN_2 instead of the default IN_1 as on the UDRC.

Send me your cable spec and I’ll check it. I have a KX3 Online with DRAWS in my shack.

Yes DRAWS can replace a SignalLink. Now I’m not bashing the SignalLink but the transformer coupled audio prevents doing 9600 FSK on the High End and 4800 GMSK on the Loe end.

On Dec 7, 2018, at 9:03 AM, ve7fmn@... wrote:

OK, so then it begs the question, two actually...
I had a custom cable made to interface between the UDRC-2 and my KX3. Will that cable work with my new to me DRAWS?
Can the DRAWS replace a signalink USB in additional to all of the other cool things it does?
PS, mine arrived day before yesterday, thank you, and I was thoroughly spanked by Canada customs and Canada Post (not thank you).


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From: main@nw-digital-radio.groups.io <main@nw-digital-radio.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bryan Hoyer
Sent: Friday, December 7, 2018 8:01 AM
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Subject: Re: [nw-digital-radio] Bring back the UDRC, alongside the DRAWS?


Making 2 products causes inventory issues and makes both more expensive.

After we launched the ThumbDV we still get a couple of requests per year for the PiDV but the economics don’t work out.

We spent a lot of time deciding on the GPS. With the UDRC one could add a USB GPS but that wouldn’t give you PPS, which is arguably not a necessity for Ham Radio but is pretty cool. DRAWS is also a 4 layer Board with additional features; ADC, serial port, and Expansion connector, which increases Ir’s cost.

We even did a survey and found that a majority of responders preferred the on board GPS.

By Comparison the popular Signal Link USB with Cable is $129.95 and has only 1 Radio Port and no GPS.

The best way to save Money is to do a group buy:

5% for 5 units 10% for 10. You can mix DRAWs and ThumbDV in the order.

Use coupons:

club5

club10




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