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[CQ-Contest] USB to multiple serial port adapter?

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Subject: [CQ-Contest] USB to multiple serial port adapter?
From: "Robert Chudek - K0RC" <k0rc@citlink.net>
Reply-to: Robert Chudek - K0RC <k0rc@pclink.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Jul 2007 11:59:44 -0500
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You didn't mention what laptop you have. You may want to consider a "docking 
station" if that is an option. I put my Dell Latitude C640 into ham service 
over a year ago. I got an expansion/dock (actually 2 of them) off eBay. The 
dock provided two benefits. I could pull the laptop out of the shack at any 
time without hassling with cables or power adapters, and the expansion 
chassis/doc provided 3 PCI slots where I can add cards.

It has been a great setup because I can take my laptop to club meetings and 
have everything with me.

73 de Bob - KØRC in MN

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Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2007 22:39:05 +0000
From: Barry <w2up3@verizon.net>
Subject: [CQ-Contest] USB to multiple serial port adapter?
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It wasn't enough that lightning trashed my station last month.  
Yesterday, my desktop PC died. 
Rather than replacing it, I'm thinking of putting my laptop into service 
as the shack computer.  Naturally, it has no serial ports, so I wonder 
if there is a reliable USB to multiple serial port device that will work 
with the radio, Writelog, etc.
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