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W5TXR Electronic Labs
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Shipping to the US will resume in April.



    
For sales questions or to purchase an the Interface
 
For technical questions relating to the Interface
 
For post sales technical question pertaining to the Interface
 
For Interface Service / Repair  
 
 
 
A few have asked for it and it is now available
 for all assembled interfaces.
 
Introducing
Dow-Corning Conformal coating
for our assembled EchoLink™ Interfaces.
 
A conformal coating is applied to a PCB to protect the integrety
of the board. We use a clear coating so the parts can be seen and removed.
 
If the interface is placed in an area where there is high
 moisture or at a area where there is mice, ants and other bugs
 the coating is right for this application! 
 
This option is available for all new  assembled interfaces and can be added on to
previously purchased interfaces.
The Dow-Corning printed circuit board coating is very safe, yet it's very expensive.
an 18.1 kg can (including Haz mat shipping) is $545.00
It is the professional top of the line coating!
To add Conformal coating is $35 per interface.
Keep in mind, the Proto Playground™  is the only
area NOT coated unless you tell us otherwise.
That being said, If you want to add something to the proto Playground™
and ship it back we can either, add the coating to that area, OR
Hold off on the coating application until yoi are done with the Proto Playground™ project.
You decide. The only extra cost to you is shipping.
Call or e-mail for more details.
(830) 625-2998  engineering@w5txrlabs.com
 
 
The USB is here.
Order here!
Our's is the Best!
Just ask Gordo.


▲  Prices have changed slightly  ▲




Gordon West and myself at Hamcom 2011



The W5TXR Electronic Labs EchoLink Multimode Interface V2.5



The Old standard, DB-9 Serial version

Our True USB version!
Tested on Windows 3.1 to Windows 8
(It even works with Vista)



Availability:  NOW!
US Military: Shipping to ALL APO and FPO addresses!
Shipping Worldwide to most countries!

Unlike most of our competetors.
The W5TXR Electronic Labs interface
is Made in the USA.

(and FCC Part 15 certification is pending.)
Documentatation is available in the following foreign languages:
Spanish
German
Italian
Documentation will be available in the following languages:
French
Japanese
Hebrew

Review the documents and assembly instructions
download below.
Design Features:

The W5TXR Electronic Labs EchoLink / Multimode interface works with
analog transceivers as well as digital i.e. P25, Astro, D-Star

Optional : Nuisance Ham DTMF encoder - decoder system
Call for details
The Proto Playground™ is a unique
 large prototyping area for the experimenter with a row of+5,+12 and ground!

AC adapter included (assembled model only).
Passive Sound-Card operation for digital modes like RTTY, WSJT, PSK31, SSTV, WEFAX.... No configuration changes are required when changing modes. Software for these modes available at various Ham Radio related sites on the Internet.
SSTV & RTTY software is included or use your own.
Unlike other EchoLink Interfaces, an onboard (HT9170B) DTMF decoder IC is utilized for reliability.

Optional AC Adapter available for kit and assembled models.
Optional adapters available for European, middle East and Asian countries.
All audio and control I/O brought out to 3.5mm (1/8") jacks. 12-15vdc power is supplied through a standard 2.1mm coaxial barrel type jack. RS-232 I/O via standard DB-9 female connector.
An Auxiliary Control Relay is included.
 This relay is turned on and off using the DTMF keys on your remote radio. Use it to trigger or control anything you like. Route audio or power through the relay.
A high-pass filter in the TX audio to mic input line to reduce hum and PL tones. 
Internal trimpots for RX and TX audio level adjustments.
COS or VOX RX Control.
COS greatly reduces drop-out and "falsing" that is sometimes experienced when using VOX RX Control. (Requires COS signal from radio).
All components are mounted on the pc board. No wires!
Available as a kit or fully assembled

High quality components for reliable operation. The double sided (US Made) HQ FR4 Specification) PTH pc board is professionally designed and manufactured with RoHS compliance in mind, silkscreen (white part designator text) and soldermask (green anti-solder coating).
 Repeater controller friendly ! Can be connected directly to a multi-port repeater controller. No problems with audio feedback or isolation.


Ordering Information:
Transceivers with push-pull receive audio (Higher quality radios) e.g. Motorola GM300 and Mitrek must not let one side of the audio line come in contact with ground. Push-Pull audio (class B) Audio line has 2 'hots' If you are not sure call us when you order and we can determine which ever it is.
The audio finals will look something like figure 1 below
Figure 1

To Order call (210) 858-9880  or  (830) 625-2998

We accept credit cards!
Some of you have asked about e-mailing a credit card number,
NEVER, EVER EVER send your credit card information in an e-mail
e-mails are not secure. If a company asks you to e-mail a credit card
number , don't trade with them.

Many have asked for Pay Pal So here it is!
 
Just an FYI, I have added a 3% surcharge
on all credit card purchases.
 
Calculated shipping at checkout is for United States ONLY!
For other countries, Go ahead and checkout with the shipping and
we can calculate the difference in shipping


Prices on parts are increasing and we are struggling to keep our prices where they are at.




Our website is Still under
re -construction! 
It's a work in progress!
 
 














































































                                                    



-Add Conformal Coating
Conformal Coating for Assembled and tested interfaces ONLY! Dow Corning 3-1953 Let us know if you want the proto type area coated. Your choice.
Price: $35.00


  
EchoLink Interface RF Cable
Sheilded RF Interface Cable for: Kenwood (MC-48B) (8 Pin round) TM-201A / 201B / 211 / 221 / 231 / 241 TM-321 / 331 / 401A / 401B / 421 / 431 / 441 TM-521 / 531 / 541 / 621 / 631 / 701 / 721 TM-731 / 2530 / 2550 / 2570 TS-50 / 60 / 140 / 430 / 440 / 450 / 570 / 660 / 670 / 680 / 690 / 711 / 780 / 811 / 850 / 870 / 930 / 950 TW-4000/4100
Price: $46.35
EchoLink Interface RF Cable
Shielded Interace Cable for: Yaesu (MH-48a6j) (RJ-45) FT-1802M / 1807M / 1900R / 1907R / 2800M FT-2900R / 7900R / 8800R / 8900R
Price: $46.35
 
EchoLink Interface RF Cable
Shielded Interface Cable for: Motorola (HMN-4069X) RJ-45 MCS-2000 /
Price: $46.35
EchoLink Interface RF Cable
Shielded Interface Cable for: ADI MC-146D (8 pin round) (Identical to the Alinco EMS-57) ADI-146 /
Price: $46.35
EchoLink Interface RF Cable
Shielded Interface cable for: Midland 70-2306 (4 pin round) XTR Series /
Price: $46.35
    
Rack mount assembly for the interface and and (1) Alinco DR- Series
transceiver)  (Rack does not include interface or transceiver)  (Black powercoat)
                                                                                                                                      $79.00
RGS-142 Thermax Jumper  (not for long runs) (Specify connectors)  Call for pricing  thermax is very expensive.   $ 7.50 per foot !
36"  'N' Male /  'N' Female Amphenol connectors   $47.50
36"  'N' Male / 'N'  Male Amphenol Connectors     $ 54.50
                  
Turnkey Assembled and Tested Version
W5TXR Electronic Labs EchoLink Multimode Interface Turnkey Rack Mount
 
Call for current pricing
 
2 Meter
(1) Alinco DR-135MKIII  144-148 Mhz VHF FM Transceiver
(1) Cooling Fan
(1) 30" Thermax Jumper RGS-142
(1) W5TXR EchoLink Multimode Interface EL-2SAT (USB)
(1) 19" Rack Mount Laser Cut with rubber inset  (Black power coat)                           $
Add (1) PolyPhaser IS-50UX-C1                                                                              + $   80.00
Add (1) Astron RM-20M-BB 20Amp w/meters and battery B/U                                + $ 229.95
Rack Mount Linear power supply
 
 
2 Meter
(1) Yaesu FT-2900 144-148 Mhz VHF FM 75 WattTransceiver
(1) Cooling Fan
(1) 30" Thermax Jumper RGS-142
(1) W5TXR EchoLink Multimode Interface EL-2SAT (USB)
(1) 19" Rack Mount Laser Cut with rubber inset  (Black power coat)                           $
Add (1) PolyPhaser IS-50UX-C1                                                                              + $   80.00
Add (1) Astron RM-20M-BB 20Amp w/meters and battery B/U                                + $ 229.95
Rack Mount Linear power supply
 
 
2 Meter P25
(1) Motorola Spectra Astro P25 Mhz Transceiver (used)                           Call for current pricing
(1) 30" Thermax Jumper RGS-142
(1) W5TXR EchoLink Multimode Interface  EL-2SAT (USB)
(1) 19" Rack Mount Laser Cut with rubber inset  (Black power coat)
Add (1) PolyPhaser IS-50UX-C1                                                                              + $   80.00
Add (1) Astron RM-20M-BB 20Amp w/meters and battery B/U                                + $ 229.95
Rack Mount Linear power supply
 
 
1.25 Meter
(1) Alinco DR-235MKIII  222-225 Mhz VHF FM Transceiver
(1) Cooling Fan
(1) 30" Thermax Jumper RGS-142
(1) W5TXR EchoLink Multimode Interface EL-2SAT (USB)
(1) 19" Rack Mount Laser Cut with rubber inset  (Black power coat)                        $
Add (1) PolyPhaser IS-50UX-C1                                                                              + $   80.00
Add (1) Astron RM-20M-BB 20Amp w/meters and battery B/U                                + $ 229.95
Rack Mount Linear power supply
 
 
1.25 Meter
(1) Jetstream  222-225 Mhz VHF FM 50 Watt Transceiver
(1) Cooling Fan
(1) 30" Thermax Jumper RGS-142
(1) W5TXR EchoLink Multimode Interface EL-2SAT (USB)
(1) 19" Rack Mount Laser Cut with rubber inset  (Black power coat)                        $
Add (1) PolyPhaser IS-50UX-C1                                                                              + $   80.00
Add (1) Astron RM-20M-BB 20Amp w/meters and battery B/U                                + $ 229.95
Rack Mount Linear power supply
 
 
70 Centimeter
(1) Alinco DR-435MKIII  430-450 Mhz UHF FM 35 Watt Transceiver
(1) Cooling Fan
(1) 30" Thermax Jumper RGS-142
(1) W5TXR EchoLink Multimode Interface 
(1) 19" Rack Mount Laser Cut with rubber inset  (Black power coat)                       $
Add (1) PolyPhaser IS-50UX-C1                                                                              + $   80.00
Add (1) Astron RM-20M-BB 20Amp w/meters and battery B/U                                + $ 229.95
Rack Mount Linear power supply
 
 
70 Centimeter
(1) Yaesu FT-1907R  430-450 Mhz.  UHF FM 60 Watt Transceiver                Call for current pricing
(1) 30" Thermax Jumper RGS-142
(1) W5TXR EchoLink Multimode Interface 
(1) 19" Rack Mount Laser Cut with rubber inset  (Black power coat)
Add (1) PolyPhaser IS-50UX-C1                                                                              + $   80.00
Add (1) Astron RM-20M-BB 20Amp w/meters and battery B/U                                + $ 229.95
Rack Mount Linear power supply
 
 
900 Mhz
(1) Motorola GTX 900 Mhz Transceiver
(1) Cooling Fan
(1) 30" Thermax Jumper RGS-142
(1) W5TXR EchoLink Multimode Interface EL-2SAT (USB)
(1) 19" Rack Mount Laser Cut with rubber inset  (Black power coat)
Add (1) PolyPhaser IS-50UX-C1                                                                              + $   80.00
Add (1) Astron RM-20M-BB 20Amp w/meters and battery B/U                                + $ 229.95
Rack Mount Linear power supply
 
 
6 Meter
(1) Alinco DR-06  50-54 Mhz VHF FM Transceiver
(1) Cooling Fan
(1) 30" Thermax Jumper RGS-142
(1) W5TXR EchoLink Multimode Interface  EL-2SAT (USB)
(1) 19" Rack Mount Laser Cut with rubber inset  (Black power coat)                       
Add (1) PolyPhaser IS-50UX-C1                                                                              + $   80.00
Add (1) Astron RM-20M-BB 20Amp w/meters and battery B/U                                + $ 229.95
Rack Mount Linear power supply
 
 
10 Meter
(1) Alinco DR-03  28-30 Mhz VHF FM Transceiver
(1) Cooling Fan
(1) 30" Thermax Jumper RGS-142
(1) W5TXR EchoLink Multimode Interface EL-2SAT (USB)
(1) 19" Rack Mount Laser Cut with rubber inset  (Black power coat)                          $
Add (1) PolyPhaser IS-50UX-C1                                                                              + $   80.00
Add (1) Astron RM-20M-BB 20Amp w/meters and battery B/U                                + $ 229.95
Rack Mount Linear power supply
 
 
 
 
19" Rack Mount
 
 
 
Rack mount assembly for the interface.  (Laser cut w/ rubber inset) 
For standard 19" rack  (Black power coat)                                                                $ 50.00
 
   
Rack mount assembly for the interface and and (1) Alinco DR- Series
transceiver)  (Rack does not include interface or transceiver)  (Black powercoat)
                                                                                                                                     $ 79.00   
 
 
 
The 19" Rack Mount Version
Proto Playground™ is a Registerd trademark of W5TXR Electronic Labs and Mark A. Lacy
All Rights Reserved 2013
All of the W5TXR Electronic Labs EchoLink / Multimode Interface parts are RoHS Compliant.
What makes our EL-1SAT and EL-2SAT non complient is the solder alloy we use during assembly.
We use a high quality (Kester) Tin/lead/silver alloy because it is extremely durable and leaves
a nice shine on the joint.
Lead free solder contains A high percentage of tin and small amounts of copper and silver. It leaves a dull finish and it requires a significantly higher temprature to flow.
You may order RoHS or standard, It's your choice. Of course, If you order an RoHS kit, we supply the solder.
 
 
The Fine print and legal stuff:
Our SAT series  (Assembled - Tested)  Interfaces come with a 2 year limited warranty.
We will repair or replace (at OUR discretion) the defective Interface within the two year warranty period.
W5TXR Electronic Labs does NOT repair liquid damaged or damage due to lightning, power surges,
abuse, unauthorized equipment connected to interface.
Shipping charges are the responsibility of the customer and will be charged as such.
 
 
Purchase Rights and Online ordering:
If you are not 100% happy with the W5TXR EchoLink Multimode Interface or any other related non custom product that you purchased from us, return it within 30 days and we WILL refund you 100% of your item purchase price (minus shipping) .
30 days begins on the Completed date on the invoice.
To return an item, please call or e-mail us at sales@w5txrlabs.com for a
Return Authorization Number, please have your invoice number date of purchase
and the serial number of the interface.
 
See the warranty card for more specific information.
The merchandise must be complete, with all accessories, paperwork (CD), unblemished, and in original condition for a complete refund, (excluding shipping charges).
Refund will be in the form originally paid.
 
 
Partial Documentation
CD ROM included with Interface includes all
languages available at that time.
W5TXR Config Diagram.pdf (PDF — 23 KB)
 
 
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