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
The microHAM software WILL NOT support non-microHAM hardware.
... Joe Subich, W4TV
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> [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Pete Smith
> Sent: Tuesday, August 29, 2006 6:35 AM
> To: Steve Dobbs; email@example.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?
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