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[Yaesu] Any Alternative to FIF-232C Interface?

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Subject: [Yaesu] Any Alternative to FIF-232C Interface?
From: dts@senie.com (Daniel Senie)
Date: Tue, 3 Jun 1997 08:58:24 -0400 (EDT)
On Tue, 3 Jun 1997, Joseph J. Duerbusch K0BX wrote:

> I would suggest the MFJ 232 Interface cable.  It takes it power from the
> RS232 port, I have not rfi problems.  It is just plug and play.
> I have made several of the MAX232 interfaces.  They all work well. 
> Downside was the need for external 12 volts to run them.  Had RF getting
> into one of them.  

Eh? If you needed 12 volts, you were NOT using a MAX232. The Maxim part is
a 5 volt single supply part. For even fewer parts count, the MAX233
includes all the charge pump capacitors.

A few bypass caps would have eliminated RF issues.

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