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Re: [Yaesu] fif-232c

To: "'Pete Smith'" <n4zr@contesting.com>,"'Steve Dobbs'" <ne3f@verizon.net>, <yaesu@contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [Yaesu] fif-232c
From: "Joe Subich, W4TV" <w4tv@subich.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2006 10:07:51 -0400
List-post: <mailto:yaesu@contesting.com>
microHAM USB Interface II uses an FTDI USB -> serial chip with 
proprietary "Router" software to create multiple virtual serial 
ports (control, PTT, CW) for compatibility with most logging and 
CAT software.  

The microHAM software WILL NOT support non-microHAM hardware.  


   ... Joe Subich, W4TV 
       microHAM America 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: yaesu-bounces@contesting.com 
> [mailto:yaesu-bounces@contesting.com] On Behalf Of Pete Smith
> Sent: Tuesday, August 29, 2006 6:35 AM
> To: Steve Dobbs; yaesu@contesting.com
> Subject: Re: [Yaesu] fif-232c
> This info is from W6FB on the N1MM Logger reflector recently:
> "FTDI makes a USB-serial cable with TTL I/O. It costs about $20 and is
> available from Mouser. The cable has serial IO , RTS# and CTS#, so
> you can use it for CW or PTT but not both. With the difficulty in
> maintaining timing over USB with the standard communications method
> for serial, I wouldn't try CW over it, but rather use a K1EL keyer.
> It should work quite well for PTT, however.
> Software to support the FTDI stuff is available directly from their
> web site (www.ftdi.com). I believe the Microham products use the FTDI
> chip set as well."
> 73, Pete N4ZR
>  At 02:01 PM 8/28/2006, Steve Dobbs wrote:
> >I need to replace this unit due to a lightning hit .are 
> there any aftermarket units around that use a usb port? -- 
> and if so does anyone have a recommendation?
> >
> >Thanks
> >Steve
> >NE3f
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