The Navigator Interface
One USB cable to your computer does it all.
1. Our Navigator auto-install CD
contains drivers for the following operating systems: Windows 7,
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
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
Just ONE USB cable to
your computer controls EVERYTHING using ANY software.
Everything is built into the Navigator including a high speed
sound card and audio monitor.
See our specifications page for further
K1EL's newest Software Defined WinKey USB Keyer v22 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.
- 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.
You can plug TWO (or more) Navigator Interfaces into the SAME computer while
they each operate SEPARATE
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.) 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.)
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.
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
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)
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
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
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