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[TenTec] Resolution of Omni V & Logic interfacing

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Subject: [TenTec] Resolution of Omni V & Logic interfacing
From: "Gary Smith" <Gary@doctorgary.net>
Reply-to: Gary@doctorgary.net,Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Thu, 06 Dec 2007 23:20:58 -0500
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Problem was: Interface the RS232 to Logic 8 via a USB port.

I never dealt with a 232 in my whole life (though my Dad was the 
person who got them on the Nuclear subs in Rickover's day). I was 
told I need a DB 25 to DB 9 adapter and then a DB9 to USB adapter. 

I ordered from the internet these adapters. After using N4PY's mod 
for the Omni V I needed to create a wiring harness and that was 
straightforward from Carl's supplied information. I did everything by 
the book but the problems AI had were frustrating; do one thing and 
the interface is seen but no radio. Select other options in Logic 8 
and the radio is seen but does not respond.

I did the best I could and it simply failed to work. FInally I went 
to Best Buy, bought a different USB to DB9 converter and sonofagun it 
worked. The first connector was an eBay special and it is worthless. 
The one I got that worked is a Dynex (Probably much cheaper elsewhere 
as Best Buy is not know for low prices).

So if you're looking to go from DB9 to USB and failing, your 
impassable barrier might well be the cable you buy. (And they do need 

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