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Subject: [CQ-Contest] KVM Switch
From: PaulKB8N@aol.com
Date: Sun, 12 Mar 2006 14:47:46 EST
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I was wondering if anyone had experience using a KVM (Keyboard, Video,  
Mouse) switch with their ham computer.  I have a small home office  associated 
my shack, and it would be advantageous from a space standpoint  to 
consolidate all my computer resources via one keyboard, monitor and  mouse.
These switches allow you to hook up a keyboard, mouse and monitor to the  box 
and then switch between up to four computers.  This really is  appealing, as 
I have two desktops and two laptops in the shack.
I'm concerned about RFI in both directions.  Has anyone used these and  had 
any good or bad experiences?  I have a very nice KDS monitor that seems  to be 
fairly quiet from an RF standpoint and I'd like to use the same keyboard  for 
all my applications, as it will help with logging accuracy.
I appreciate any inputs.  I am looking for these at a site call  
Buyexytras.com, which I've found to be a good source of low-cost PC  
peripherals.  (No, 
I'm not associated with them in any way.)
Paul, K5AF
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