[CQ-Contest] SO2R without LPT port Was: RE: SO2R with KENWOOD Radios +++

Joe Subich, K4IK k4ik at subich.com
Sat Jan 22 18:05:02 EST 2005

> OK, extending the notion one further -- could one use a 
> USB-to-parallel cable (cost, ~$17.00) and supply all the 
> signals currently needed by a standard LPT port SO2R box?  
> All you need to do is control pins 14,16 and 17 for basic 
> SO2R functionality, plus DVK control and so on.  Doable?

I don't know ... it depends on the logging software, what the 
hardware supports and how well the USB virtual port drivers 
are written.  

As far as I can tell, most of the logging software is using 
direct access to the hardware and that is not compatible with 
the USB virtual port drivers. 


   ... Joe, K4IK 

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