Writelog Soundcard Survey Results

(Last updated 28 VI 2001 @ 22:44z)

Type

Manf

Model

System

WL
Score

Comments

Call

Integrated sound

Analog Devices

ADI 1881 AC97

Homebrew system with Aopen MX3W Intel 810-based MB

7f

I've never run into any compatibility problems with soundcards (but have never tried anything by Creative). I buy the absolutely cheapest OEM cards I can find (or use on-board integrated solutions). They've always worked fine.

KO4MR

PCI

AOpen

AW724 (Yamaha YMF724-F chipset)

Homebrew system with Aopen MX3W Intel 810-based MB

7f

Works fine with Writelog recording/playback. Have not tried RITTY.

KO4MR

PCI

AOpen

fx-3d

IBM CLONE 266 MHZ

7f

Have not tried RITTY but have run PSK 31 with Digi-Pan but board does not work well at all with the PSK module in  Dx4win. In fact it's not acceptable at all but Digi-Pan is fine.

W5VW

Integrated Sound

Avance Logic

als4000

Homebrew, Athlon 1000

7f

Seems to work fine business including Rttyrite
n5kb@arrl.net

N5KB

PCI

Creative

Ensoniq AudioPCI

Homebrew AMD K6 333 MHz, 128 MB RAM, Win98 SE

7f

Only $24 at Amazon. Works great with Writelog RTTY & PSK, MMTTY,
MMSSTV, DigiPan. Mixer software included.
sentek@sprintmail.com

K8AC

PCI

Creative

SB Live

Dell Dimension 4100,933MHz

7b

Soundboard does not support full two-radio operation.
zigster@mediaone.net

KM9M

PCI

Creative

SB Live Platinum 5.1

Asus 1GHz P-III

7f

Works with all WL features including MMTTY. Front panel for mic/headphone a plus. w1nr@eecorp.comw1nr@eecorp.com

W1NR

PCI

Creative

SB Live Value Digital

Dell Dimension 4100

7b

Jbrannig@optonline.net

WB2TPS

PCI

Creative

Soundblaster Live! Digital Card

Dell Dimension 4100 PIII 1GHz

7f

benko@aztek-eng.com

W0QE

PCI

Creative

Soundblaster Live! Digital Card

Dell Precision Workstation 330 WIN2000 (SP2)

7f

wa9als@starband.net

WA9ALS

PCI

Creative

Soundblaster Live! 1024

AMD Ahtlon 1 GHz, 128 MB RAM

7f

The sound card is sometimes called SB Live! Value.
sm0lzt@svessa.se

SM0LZT

PCI

Creative

PCI64

PI; 233 MHz

7f

Will NOT work with RITTY 3.04. Works with MMTTY, Truetty, and RittyRite. gbright@bellsouth.net

W4OJC

PCI

Creative

Soundblaster PCI128

Homebrew P266MMX

7f

n1eu@hotmail.com

N1EU

PCI

Creative

Soundblaster PCI128

AOpen motherboard, Intel Pentium III processor, 650 Mhz, 128 RAM

7f

Running Writelog, MMTTY, Digipan, DX4WIN.
Using RigBlaster.
alanc@indyweb.net

WD9GMK

Integrated Sound

Creative

PCI128 CT-5880

?

7f

Doesn't work with RITTY
s51mm@qsl.net

S51MM

ISA

Creative

Soundblaster 16

Homebrew  AMD 500 MHz

7f

tmwebb@ionet.net

WA9AFM/5

ISA

Creative

AWE64
CT4390

PIII; 1 GHz

7f

Card works with RITTY 3.04, MMTY, TrueRTTY, RttyRite
gbright@bellsouth.net

W4OJC

ISA

Creative

AWE32

Pentium 233MMX with Windows 98

7f

w8ik@subich.com

K4IK

ISA

Creative

SB-64 AWE

AMD-K6 400 MHz, on Biostar 8500TTD M/B, 256mB SDRAM

7f

Old reliable, no known issues with WL. 
jon@praxisworks.org

K1US

ISA

Creative

AWE64

AMD K6-3D-400 MHZ CPU; 256 MB RAM clone; WIN2000

7f

n6ou@arrl.net

N6OU

PCI

Creative

CT-4810

AMD Duron with ABIT KT-7 motherboard

7f

k2jay@home.com

K2JAY

PCI

Creative

4.37.00.1998
sb16snd

?

3f

gutter@ges.cz

OK1FM

Integrated Sound

Crystal

WDM

Dell Precision Workstation 610, WIN2000

7f

wa0sxv@mellinger.com

WA0SXV

ISA

Digital Research Technologies

DRSOUND

Generic AMD K6/266MHz

7f

bnowak@telocity.com

N8SNM

Integrated Sound

 

(A/C '97)

 Dell Precision Workstation 330
WIN2000
(SP2)

7f
(note below)

FULL SUPPORT
wa9als@starband.net

WA9ALS

Integrated Sound

 

 

Dell Precision Workstation 330

61

Automatic routing of two radio audio not supported. Automatic routing of mic thru soundcard not supported. No support for simultaneous play and record. It will support WinRTTY on two radios.
nz3o@arrl.net

NZ3O

PCI

Ensoniq

ES 1371

Dell Dimension  v350

7f

Does NOT work with RITTY.  I can only run RITTY with a ISA sound
card.. I am not aware of any PCI cards that work with it which is why I have
never considered it for use as a program.
pgenenv@eircom.net

EI9FV

Integrated Sound

ESS

Maestro-3i

Dell
Inspiron 4000 (mfg March 2001)

67

Basic problem is that the sound card can't route the mike through to the speaker output, making it mostly useless for SSB contesting.
martyt@pobox.com

NW0L

Integrated Sound

ESS

Maestro 2E

Dell Inspiron 7500 laptop, WIN2000

7f

wa0sxv@mellinger.com

WA0SXV

Integrated Sound

ESS

Maestro 2E

Dell Inspiron 7500 laptop, WIN NT 4.0

7f

wa0sxv@mellinger.com

WA0SXV

PCI

ESS

ES1868

Homebrew P166 64MB Win95b

7f

ke5og@brooksdata.net

KE5OG

PCI

ESS Technology, Inc.

ES1869

Dell Dimension XPS P90

7f

Soundboard was the cheapest 16 bit I could find at Best Buy (abt $19.95)
aa8lb@arrl.net

AA8LB

ISA

Mozart

?

HB Pentium 233

27

k7gs@ieway.com

K7GS

Integrated sound

NeoMagic Audio (WDM)

 

Sony VAIO F-270

7f

n9qqk@urbancom.net

 

PCI

VIA Technologies

SOYO MB SY-7VCA

Generic System, Soyo MB, 256MB RAM, WINDOWS 2K

7f

Not all checked out... But it appears it will work  :-)
na2na@vqsl.net

NA2NA

Integrated Sound

Yamaha

OPL3-SAx

Toshiba Satellite Pro 490CDT

7f

n6ou@arrl.net

N6OU

PCI

Yamaha

DS-XG PCI Audio Codec

Intel Pentium II, 400Mhz,   AMD Pentium III, 750Mhz.

7f

I have 3 computers. I have a Creative SB-16 in two computers. I also use two Yamaha DS-XG in one computer so I can run 4 radio's with one computer. Both the Creative SB-16's and both the Yamaha DS-XG scored an 7f. I can't tell the difference between the $13.50 Yamaha and the Creative SB-16 in preformance at all.
k5dj@writelog.com

K5DJ