Yes, I ran into a similar problem a few months ago. Tried five
different USB/RS-232 adaptors without success. Each one
failed in a different way. Finally hit pay dirt with a BAFO BF-
810, which happened to be one of the lower cost units I tried. It
has worked well now for several months with the following
limitation. To get the computer and Pegasus talking to each
other, I must first start the N4PY software and then turn the
radio on. If I have the radio on before starting the software,
communications is not established. I can live with that. :-)
The same is true for Ten Tec software.
I now have a BAFO 7 port USB hub in line with the BF-810 and
all is well.
Good luck on your search.
On 12 Jul 2002 at 8:22, Mark Erbaugh wrote:
> Has anyone had any luck using a USB -> RS232 converter to control a
> Pegasus? I've tried both the TT software and N4PY and they refuse to
> establish communications with the Pegasus. If I reconfigure them to
> use a 'real' COM port, all works FB.
> I've tried connecting the USB -> RS232 converter both to the USB port
> on the computer directly and through an externally powered 4 port hub.
> The particular converter is a GoldX GXUSB-1200 and I've tried two
> different units with the same results.
> I also tried hooking up my Rascal computer -> PTT interface to see if
> the GoldX converters could control that and that does seem to work.
> They can control PTT using either RTS or DTR lines.
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