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

Pete Smith n4zr at contesting.com
Sat Jan 22 22:14:30 EST 2005

I guess my question wasn't "Is it currently being done" but rather "is it 
doable?"  N1MM Logger is already USB-capable with most adaptors, for CW as 
well as radio comms.

At 06:05 PM 1/22/2005, Joe Subich, K4IK wrote:

> > 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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