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Re: [CQ-Contest] USB to Serial Adaptors

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] USB to Serial Adaptors
From: John Unger <w4au@verizon.net>
Date: Wed, 09 Apr 2008 16:56:43 -0400
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I don't know if it's the best, but I bought a 4-port, model PL-4COM 
USB->serial adapter from Byterunner. It's a small box with 4 9-pin serial 
connectors and one SUB connector; no dongles. It works FB with all my 
computers running XP Pro. Power comes directly from the USB port, and I 
like this approach better than a PCI card because I can use it on my 
laptops as well as on my "big" computer. It seems to play nicely with my 
logging software, etc.

Of course, YMMV, as they say...

73  -  John, W4AU

>-----Original Message-----
>From: cq-contest-bounces@contesting.com
>[mailto:cq-contest-bounces@contesting.com] On Behalf Of Milt, N5IA
>Sent: Wednesday, April 09, 2008 7:23 AM
>To: CQ Contest
>Subject: [CQ-Contest] USB to Serial Adaptors
>There is no use to reinvent the wheeel.
>I am starting a station upgrade in the PC department.  The new PC's don't
>necessarily have serial ports on the mother boards.
>SO, in the collective wisdom and experience of the mob out there, what is
>the best USB to Serial adaptor available taking into account:
>1. performance
>2. availability
>3. pricing
>4. ease of setup
>5. longevity
>6. etc.
>Thanks in advance.
>Milt, N5IA, XZ0A, VP6DX

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