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The Navigator Software Defined Interface package includes:
1. Our Navigator install CD contains drivers for the following operating systems,
Windows Vista, Windows XP and Windows 2000. The Navigator Options
with six complete Navigator manuals in .pdf format are also included as well as
K1EL’s WinKey USB manual in .pdf and the K1EL WinKey Software Manager.
2. Links to the latest versions of freeware/shareware software like MMSSTV,
and Ham Radio Deluxe
to name a few. Why links? That’s the only way to keep you
up to date with an ever evolving software market that is constantly upgrading.
The latest version of MixW is also included. We decided upon MixW as it presents
the worst case scenario for set-up since it has no manual. DigiPan is also included.
3. A long (
4′ 10″) high quality USB 2.0 cable with factory installed ferrite cores on both
ends. This is the best cable to use in the RF rich environment of amateur radio. It
protects both the computer and the interface from RF entering at the USB connector.
4. Our “Quick Start Mini Manual” gets you up and running fast and we are here to help
you with live telephone technical support Monday-Friday from 1000-1800 EST
Click here to view the technical specifications:
Here are just some of the new
USB cable to your computer controls EVERYTHING using ANY software.
Everything is built into the Navigator including a high speed sound card.
The Navigator is a feature rich Software Defined Interface. See our specifications
page for further details.
K1EL’s newest Software Defined WinKey USB Keyer v21 is also built in.
Our Software Definable options make setup easy. Changing to a different rig is a
snap. No more removing covers, changing jumpers or using shorting straps just to
switch to another transceiver. Everything in the Navigator is Software Defined.
The Navigator has the lowest noise level on the market… bar none.
Quit losing those weak signals and start working stations you couldn’t copy before.
MARS ALE users:
The Navigator Interface meets Microsoft standards for an
audio codec device. TRUE
sampling rates can easily be set as high as 48,000.
You can plug TWO (or more) Navigator Interfaces into the SAME computer while
they each operate SEPARATE transceivers! No other interface can accomplish that.
can take advantage of this to allow operation of two (or more)
different transceivers simultaneously (and from the same computer if you wish).
The case is 100% extruded aluminum. (No thin bent aluminum or metal here.) Take
a look at the picture above. It’s so robust you could put four more 706’s on top.
Laser engraved, milled and drilled front and rear panels. (No paint or decals.)
The Navigator is FCC Class B certified as a USB digital device and meets or exceeds
the standards for RoHS, CE (Europe) and Industry Canada Standard compliance.
Separate dual channel input control for rigs like IC-7800, FT-1000MP, TS-2000, etc.
RF output control on front panel. No more touchy up-down sliders to contend with.
K1EL’s WinKey USB Keyer WK2 speeed control. K1EL’s newest USB Keyer is
Software Defined and a CW operator’s dream. Yes, 1/4″ paddle jack on rear panel.
Audio monitor level control on the front panel with built-in speaker for ALL modes
even for FSK. The sidetone is generated by the FSK controller. Can’t monitor your
own transmitted signal on your rig? You can now and even turn it off or on at will.
Separate Software Defined LED brightness control. Great for mobile, portable and
field day when a brighter bank of control LED’s on your Navigator mey be needed.
PWR LED is multi-color LED keeping you aware of the Navigator’s status.
One general purpose RS-232 port (DB-9P DCE) provided for other uses such as
a TNC, another logging program, SteppIR control, auto rotator control, etc.
One CI-V Auxiliary port. Have another CI-V device you would like to control?
One full sized 1/4″ paddle port. (K1EL WinKey WPM control on front panel)
One DB-25 port to connect the Navigator cable harness to your transceiver.
One USB port for direct connection to your computer.
No power supply or wall wart. The NAVIGATOR is powered from the USB cable.
No extra voltages are drawn from your rig to cause ground loops, RFI or AC hum.
Dual audio inputs through one USB cable. FT-1000MP & IC-7800 dual receive ready.
USB 2.0 and 1.1 compatible. Great for portable use even with those older laptops.
No extra audio inputs, audio output, power supply or CAT cables to your computer
are needed. Everything is carried through one
USB cable to your computer.
Three high quality 1:1 isolation transformers provide 100% audio isolation.
Your microphone jack is not used (except older rigs without an aux port). Our exclusive
Navigator design does it right by using the connections on the rear
of your transceiver.
Small footprint: Width 6 5/8″ Height 2 1/4″ Depth 6 5/8″ It’s light and ROBUST.
The Navigator is Windows XP compatible. Linux and Mac compatibility is currently
No more RF, audio or ground loop problems caused by that rat’s nest of cables.
The Navigator draws <160mA. Perfect for laptops, mobile, portable and Field Day use.
Self-contained USB Hub, Audio Codec, Serial Ports, WinKey controller, FSK controller
and Navigator Option controllers are built into the interface.
Quickly switch your new Navigator from the desktop to your laptop.
plug & play.
The Navigator uses hi-stability crystals assuring stable, solid and clear
AFSK & FSK.
High reliability SMT surface mount technology using lead-free RoHS compliant parts.
Extended ambient temperature range from 32-115 degrees F. Use it anywhere you wish.
Your Navigator always stays up-to-date with free flash ROM updates as they are needed.
No sound card, Com port or IRQ conflicts to contend with. All devices and interrupts
are handled by the USB software of your compter.
Your computer’s occupied serial, parallel, COM and audio ports are not used.