The issue for me is speed, not legacy. RS-232 has become obsolete for
amateur radio. Aleady my Orion requires way too much time to upgrade the
What is your prediction for the date the USB interface will become defunct?
73, Keith NM5G
From: David Kirkby [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Saturday, September 17, 2005 5:35 PM
Subject: Re: [Amps] Alpha releases New Amp 9500
Keith Dutson wrote:
> That is encouraging to see, David. Hopefully we will still have
> serial port accessories for quite a few more years.
> I just hope amateur radio product
> manufacturers convert to a more modern interface before all support is
> 73, Keith NM5G
I am sure the ham radio market will switch to the more modern
interfaces, and be quite happy to sell you another rig/amp or whatever
when the "modern" interface becomes defunct.
That sort of thing would not be tolerated so easily in the professional
market, which is no doubt why professional grade items tend to come with
RS-232, and home items with USB.
If professional items need the bandwidth that RS-232 can't provide, they
will normally use GPIB or ethernet.
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