Look in any hamshack today and you’re gonna be hard pressed not to find a computer sharing space with the tranceiver. We them for, most importantly, buying equipment, but also for logging QSOs, looking up someone’s details from their callsign, looking for active DX spots…
Okay, before we hook them up, there’s a few things you need to do first.
Open up the SignaLink. Inside, there are some jumper settings you need to set up based on your radio, or, like I have, you can buy a jumper module that specifically correlates to your radio and just plugs in.
The jumper settings are in the instructions when you buy your SignaLink.
Once done, close it up.
On the KX3, There are a few menu settings you need to double check.
First. Set the Audio effects to off
If you use the jumper module plug, the Mic Bias can be set to on or off, but if you wire your jumpers yourself, You must set it to off.
Make sure the mic button is set to PTT or PTT UP DOWN
Okay, now, let’s hook up the box to the box.
Connect the Speaker on the SignaLink to the Phones on the KX3. Then, take the radio specific cable that came when you bought your SignaLink and connect Radio on the SignaLink to the mic jack on the KX3.
Then Connect the USB to your computer.
That’s it. You’re connected.
Next episode, we’ll connect the ICOM 7200 to the computer and get it’s settings correct. No need for the SignaLink on the 7200.
Thanks for watching and catch us next time on the DummyLoads.
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