[CQ-Contest] USB to serial port devices
w9sz at prairienet.org
Fri Aug 31 11:04:03 EDT 2007
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?
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