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The Navigator Interface
One USB cable to your computer does it all.

Front view
Rear view
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         The Navigator System includes:
1.  Our Navigator auto-install CD contains drivers for the following operating systems: Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP and Windows 2000. 

 The Navigator Options software with several complete Navigator manuals in .pdf format are also included as well as K1EL's WinKey USB manual in .pdf and the WinKey Software Manager. 

2.  Links to the latest versions of all software like HRD Ham Radio Deluxe,  Digital Master DM-780, MMSSTV & MMTTY 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 being upgraded.  The latest version of MixW and DigiPan are also included on the CD.   

 3.  A long (4' 10") high quality USB 2.0 cable with factory installed ferrite cores both ends. This is by far the best cable to use in the RF rich environment of amateur radio.  It protects the computer and interface from RF thru the USB connector.

4.  Navigator Quick Guide booklet and our  auto-install CD gets you up and running fast and if you need help we are here with customer service at  or phone us at: (360) 379-1420  9-5 PDT M-F (except federal holidays).


5.  All system documentation is on the CD and is transferred to your computer's shared documents folder when you install. 

            GENERAL FEATURES                 

            FRONT PANEL
  • 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 speed 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 may 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. K3,  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 2000, XP and Vista compatible. 
  • 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.  Just 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. 
  • No sound card, Com port or IRQ conflicts to contend with.  All devices and interrupts are handled by the USB software of your computer. 
  • Your computer's occupied serial, parallel, COM and audio ports are not used. 
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