Serving Since 2003      
  • RigExpert WTI-1 Wi-Fi Interface

Connect your transceiver to the Internet via a Wi-Fi network. Use your laptop to operate phone, CW or digital modes from anywhere in the world!

The following resources are available on-line:

  • Functional description of this interface
  • Technical specifications
  • Examples of operating, either locally or remotely
  • Examples of connecting external devices via the RS-485 port
  • To connect the WTI-1 to your transceiver, you will need a special cable. Fortunately, pre-built cables for many transceivers are available. Moreover, you may construct a cable yourself, using the diagrams published on our website.

Please make sure to update your WTI-1 to the latest firmware and use the latest version of the ShackLink software on your PC.

A number of user’s guides provide step-by-step instructions of how to set up and operate your WTI-1 device. The guides are available in the PDF format at the Downloads section:

  • The Quick start guide describes in a short form how to quickly set up your WTI-1 device to start operating.
  • The User’s manual contains more detailed instructions and examples of the use.
  • The ShackLink software manual describes the ShackLink program deeply, so operating becomes easy even for an inexperienced user.
  • The Software setup examples will help you quickly set up your favorite software to operate digital modes via the WTI-1. Many other programs are supported, although not included in this manual.
  • Remote operation becomes easy with the Operating via the Internet guide.


General features

  • Transceiver audio interface for operating digital modes, voice recording and playback
  • CAT (Computer Aided Transceiver) system
  • FSK output
  • PTT and CW outputs
  • RS-485 port to connect external devices, such as antenna relays
  • WinKey emulation – work in progress

Initial configuration: direct connection to a PC

  • USB (Universal Serial Bus) connector
  • USB 1/2/3 compliant
  • Powered from the USB port
  • No USB drivers required
  • Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7/8 (32- or 64-bit) operating system

Normal operation: local area network connection

  • 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi network, 802.11 b/g/n
  • Infrastructure mode; a wireless access point or a wireless router is required
  • Open of encrypted networks are supported
  • External power supply (9…15 V DC, max. 0.5 A) is required
  • Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7/8 (32- or 64-bit) operating system on the operator’s computer
  • The virtual serial port, the virtual sound card and the controlling software is provided free of charge

Remote operation via Internet

  • ADSL or other high-speed Internet connection is required for remote operation
  • Static or dynamic IPV4 Internet addresses are supported at the transceiver side
  • The router should be set up to forward several UDP and TCP ports to the WTI-1
  • Any reasonably fast Internet connection at the operator side

Transceiver connection

  • Single 25-pin connector for transceiver cable
  • Various transceiver models supported

Audio interface

  • Insulated from digital nets
  • Maximum input/output amplitude is 1V
  • Input/output samplerate: 8 to 48 kHz
  • True 16-bit DAC/ADC used

CAT serial port

  • Baudrate: 300-115200 baud
  • Electrical compatibility: RS-232, CI-V, TTL or inverted-TTL (Yaesu, Icom, Kenwood, Ten-Tec, Elecraft and JRC transceivers)

PTT/CW outputs

  • PTT output: open collector and TTL-level
  • CW output: open collector
  • Maximum current is 500 mA

FSK output

  • Baudrate: 45-1200 baud
  • Open collector output

RS-485 port

  • Baudrate: 300-115200 baud
  • 3.5 mm, 3-pin audio connector

Dimensions: 12 x 8 x 3 cm

Weight: 0.3 kg

2-Year Warranty coverage by the RigExpertCare™ program


The RigExpert WTI-1 is made in Ukraine.

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RigExpert WTI-1 Wi-Fi Interface

  • Brands RigExpert
  • Product Code: RigExpert WTI-1
  • Availability: In Stock
  • US $320.00
  • US $129.95

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