Right I fussed with a couple of USB converters on XP and worked FB.
However most USB converters won't do RTTY (see the rtty sites about all of
this) so I got my self a 4port PCI serial card ($33) and now run the OMNI+
and Orion both at the same time (one com port for control and another port
for PTT and FSK for each rig). Run two copies of HRD and MMTTY so I can
work myself all from the same computer if I wish.
Ordering cards and cables on line only takes a couple of days to get them.
> You can also just get a 4 port USB to serial converter. www.keyspan.com
> one with four serial ports.
> Carl Moreschi N4PY
> 121 Little Bell Drive
> Bell Mountain
> Hays, NC 28635
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mark Erbaugh" <email@example.com>
> To: "Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2007 7:53 PM
> Subject: Re: [TenTec] controlling more than one ten tec radio withone
>> On Tue, 2007-08-21 at 18:46 -0400, Mike Bryce wrote:
>> > boys...
>> > I have at last got a computer in the shack.. yea, I know... way to
>> > but that being said, there's only one serial port on this used
>> > machine. (sister gave it to me. It's running windows ME..)
>> > Now, is it possible to get a serial port to usb device for each and
>> > every rig I have now, then plug the usb cables into a usb hub and
>> > select the one that I want?
>> > I would like to run the argonaut 5, the jupiter, and the RX320 all
>> > from the same computer and not have to keep swapping out the single
>> > serial port cable I have.
>> It probably depends on the USB / Serial adapter. Some USB / serial
>> adapters work with some software and not with other software. Others may
>> work with the other software. There may also be a problem with multiple
>> USB / serial adapters on a hub. The driver software may map the adapters
>> to different COM ports the next time you start the computer. The
>> drivers I have seen have no provision for hard coding which adapter is
>> which COM port. Lastly, I'm pretty sure you won't be able to have
>> different models or versions of USB / Serial adapaters installed at the
>> same time. Each requires a different driver and installing one driver
>> requires removing the other driver.
>> If you are only concerned with running one radio at a time, consider a
>> mechanical A-B-C-D serial switch. They should be available for $10 or
>> so. You will probably need some gender changers as most of the serial
>> switches I've seen use female DB-9's all around, and unfortunately, the
>> 4 output (from switch to radios) are the ones that need to be male.
>> I use the A-B-C-D switch approach in my shack.
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