[CQ-Contest] USB to serial port devices

Zack Widup w9sz at prairienet.org
Fri Aug 31 11:04:03 EDT 2007

Hi Barry,

Which device are you using?

There are quite a few PCMCIA-to-RS232 converters around but they don't 
look to be too cheap.  If your laptop computer has PCMCIA slots, you 
might consider that. I saw a couple doing a Google search that had two 
serial ports on DB-9 connectors coming out ot the card.

73, Zack W9SZ

On Fri, 31 Aug 2007, 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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