[CQ-Contest] USB to serial port devices

Steve London n2icarrl at gmail.com
Fri Aug 31 10:17:06 EDT 2007

If it's a desktop PC, and has a spare PCI slot, why not use a 4-port PCI serial 
port board ?  They are readily available and reasonably priced.

Purchased mine off of eBay. $20 - works perfectly.

Steve, N2IC

Barry wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm setting up a new computer that has no native serial ports.  I bought
> a USB to 4 port serial port adapter which uses the Prolific chipset.
> It's not working properly.  In DX4WIN, frequency control works, but the
> mode is wrong.  In Writelog, it's not working at all.  I've tried
> updating the drivers on the CD included, with those on Prolific's web
> site without success.
> Any thoughts on what I might be missing?  If not, can anyone recommend a
> USB to serial device (and where to get it) that works for them for rig
> control (Icom) and CW generation under XP with Writelog and/or DX4WIN?
> Tnx,
> Barry
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