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
>[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] 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:
>4. ease of setup
>Thanks in advance.
>Milt, N5IA, XZ0A, VP6DX
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