[CQ-Contest] What will happen to our contest devices?

J.P. Kleinhaus w2xx at cloud9.net
Thu Feb 5 10:37:05 EST 1998

My good friend Jim said:
> Thus the
> system will come with ISA slots, but no devices using them.
> Obviously, the customer can add ISA devices.  I believe in the
> short run this will actually be an advantage to hams because
> it will free up resources on the ISA bus like IRQs.

I wish that were true, but I fear the opposite.  Already, most new
PC's and replacement (high end) motherboards come with maybe one
or two ISA slots.  That's not *available* slots, but the sum total
of ISA slots in the machine.  The rest of the slots, assuming a tower
or large deskptop (not a slimline) case, are PCI bus.  Yes, you
have 5 or 6 PCI slots available and maybe an AGP slot for a graphics

I wonder when LZ engineering is releasing the new PCI DVP board?

What Jim said about IRQ's however, is right on the money.

73, J.P. W2XX

J.P. Kleinhaus, W2XX  (fdba AA2DU)
E-mail:  w2xx at cloud9.net

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