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Timewave PK-232SC Plus
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Price: $599.95
Product ID : TIMPK232SC+
Manufacturer: Timewave
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Item Description

Multimode Data Controller with USB Sound Card

Detailed Description


  • Digital Signal Processor
  • 18 DSP Filters
  • Twin Peak RTTY Filters
  • Adaptive PACTOR filters
  • USB serial interface
  • Works with all sound card modes
  • Rig Control for Icom, Yaesu & Kenwood Transceivers
  • Single USB Computer Connection
  • Galvanic Computer Isolation
PK-232SC Modes:
  • RTTY-Baudot
  • Packet 300 bps HF
  • Packet 1200 bps VHF
  • Morse
  • FAX HF
  • TDM
Timewave’s customers swear by their DSP filters and PK-232 owners love the flexibility and reliability of the most popular data controller ever built. Now with the addition of a built-in sound card, rig control, computer isolation and total USB connectivity, the PK-232SC rolls it all into one! The PK-232SC brings a new level of performance to the legendary PK-232 with sharp, accurate DSP filters for all its internal data modes and dual transformer isolation for sound card data modes. Weak signals magically appear from the noise and QRM bounces off the new DSP filters for cleaner copy with fewer errors than the old analog filters.

More Filters, Better Filters, Automatic selection

The PK-232SC brickwall filters have tighter bandwidth and steeper skirts for improved noise and QRM rejection. New PK-232 firmware (Ver. 7.2) allows a wider selection of filters than the original PK-232, so the filter can match the mode. The correct DSP filter is automatically selected when you choose an internal mode. In RTTY, Timewave’s proven Twin Peak Filters pluck the mark and space tones from the noise and QRM for great copy. In PACTOR, the filter bandwidth automatically changes when the baud rate shifts in response to the error rate of the link. In Morse (CW), the operator can preset either 100 Hz or 200 Hz bandwidth. The PK-232SC is compatible with all Windows W2K,XP,Vista/Win7 software terminal programs for the PK-232.

Sound Card Interface and Rig Control

For maximum flexibility, Sound Card / TNC switching is both software and panel switch controlled. The sound card mode selection is software controlled. For example, when operating with Radio Operating Center software, changing to PSK31 from Pactor or MT63 is a simple menu click. 

The single USB cable from your PC also moves your logic level Kenwood RX/TX/RTS/CTS, Yaesu CAT, and Icom CIV and USB Rig Control interface to the back panel of your PK-232SC.

All the Proven Modes + All the Sound Card Modes

The PK-232SC supports all the new sound card modes in addition to all of the existing PK-232 modes - Pactor, VHF/ HF Packet, AMTOR/SITOR, Baudot, ASCII, Morse, HF Weather FAX, TDM, and NAVTEX.

The PK-232/PSK comes with a complete cable and connector set in addition to Timewave’s on-line and telephone support. As always, you can upgrade any PK-232 ever built to the latest PK-232SC!

Specifications - DSP
 DSP Filters, demodulator 16 bit Analog Devices 2105 with 16 bit A/D-D/A for Optimum filters for each mode, limiter, 4-pole discriminator, 5-pole post-detection low-pass filter
 Modulator  Phase continuous sinewave, AFSK generator
 Modulator output level  5-200 mV RMS
 Processor system  Zilog Z-80, ADSP2105
 Memory  32K Lithium battery-backed RAM, 128K ROM
 Audio Internal USB Audio Sound Card
 Hardware HDLC  Zilog 85C30 SCC
 Power requirements  +12 to +16 VDC @ 590 mA (700 mA. recommended)


Input/Output Connections

 Radio interface  Two 5-pin connectors, front panel selectable
 Direct FSK outputs  Normal/Reverse
 Scope outputs  Mark, space
 CW keying outputs  +100 VDC @ 200 mA max and –25 VDC @ 30 mA max
 Terminal interface  Certified USB 2.0 driver included.  USB "mini-B" connector.
 Terminal data rates  Autobaud Settings at 2400, 4800, & 9600 bps
 Rig Control interface  Yaesu CAT, Icom CIV, Kenwood TX/RX/RTS/CTS logic level, RS-232
 USB Ports  Two USB 2.0, 100 mA each



 Dimensions  11" (279mm)W x 8.25" (210mm)D x 2.5" (64mm)H
 Weight  3 lbs (1.35 kg)

Product Reviews

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Reviewed by dsvatik
dsvatik bought "Timewave PK-232SC Plus" on our website
06/23/2015 - 01:46:40 PM
Don't expext to use it out of the box
When I purchased this I really expected a quality product - what I got was a "manual" that was printed on regular paper that seems to cover every product they make. I bet it saves them a lot of money, but it does little to keep things straight when trying to understand what product goes with what description.

Add to that, all the cables have one end on them - the one that connects to their device. You'll have to purchase connectors that go to your radio (oops, they forgot to put that in their description) and then solder them onto their bare wire connectors. This is very annoying after paying $600 for the device. You'd think they'd include standard cables for the popular radios OR have you specify them so that the retailer can drop the proper cables in the box.

Three weeks later and I still haven't connected it because I haven't found the time to order the additional connectors then research which wire goes to which pins on my radios. This is so utterly annyoing.

If you have another choice, I'd look into it.

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