Keith Dutson wrote:
>>The fact still remains RS-232 has been around a long time, and shows no
> immediate sign of disappearing
> What, other than amateur radio equipment, can be purchased new today that
> uses RS-232 to connect to the PC?
> 73, Keith NM5G
Where do you want to start Keith? Here's a short list, ranging from the
cheap (600 VA USP) to the expensive (cesium beam primary frequency
You will note most are products aimed at a professional market, that
would be expected to last - not things you expect to throw away in a few
** Pulse generator **
** 40 MHz handheld scope **
** Synthesised clock generator **
This is listed in the new products.
it has RS-232 and GPIB as standard, with no USB option.
A commerical oven with a temperature range of 30 to 70 deg C.
(RS-232, no USB option).
600 VA UPS
(no USB, only RS-232)
I can't find the Compaq web page for the R6000 6 kW UPS, but there are
plenty of places selling it new - i.e.
I know that has RS-232, as I own one. There is no USB on that at all.
RS-232 is standard, ethernet is extra.
** Lock in amplifiers **.
A 200 MHz lock-in amplifier
**GPS timing receiver ***
About 3 months ago I bougth a Motoroal M12+ GPS timing receiver. That
has RS-232. Motorola have stopped all their GPS products, so it is no
longer available, but was current a few months back.
** Rubidium Frequency standard **
(again I own one of these, but it is still available new).
** Cesium beam frequency standard (i.e. *expensive*) ***
Cesium beam primary frequency standard
(the manual is at
where if you search on RS-232 you fill find it. I've not bothered
searching for USB, but I very much doubt a bit of kit as expensive as
that would have USB.)
Please check out http://www.g8wrb.org/
of if you live in Essex http://www.southminster-branch-line.org.uk/
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