I use a USB to serial all the time on my WIN98SE system. Use it both for
rig control and packet. No problems here.
Jim Brown N0WE
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> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Additonal Comm Port
> On Mon, 13 Dec 2004 07:44:35 -0500, Jerry Muller wrote:
> >Another option you can use is to add a USB-COM adapter. They cost
> >10 bucks and work just fine.
> Not always, and not always reliably. Also, there are timing issues
> associated with USB to
> serial that can cause certain software not to work with them at all. A
> Belkin unit borrowed
> from KK9H to try crashed my W2K machine, even WITH the latest drivers.
> The PCMCIA cards are much more expensive, but they seem to be far more
> reliable. I use
> one made by Quatech (in Ohio, they've been around for quite a while,
> from their
> website) to control and key my radios. No known issues.
> Jim Brown K9YC
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