[CQ-Contest] SO2R controller survey

john at kk9a.com john at kk9a.com
Sun Jan 1 22:44:02 EST 2017

Top Ten is a great company with excellent customer service, I still use
their band decoders. I used a DX Doubler for many years however even when
computers came with a parallel port it was sometimes a pain to set it up
with Writelog and it required 3rd party software. I have also used the DXD
with PCI parallel ports but never tried the PIEXX USB adaptor. About five
years ago I purchased a MicroHam Micro2R which uses a USB port and I found
it easy to set up and use on any newer computer.

John KK9A

To:	Trent Sampson <vk4ts at outlook.com>
Subject:	Re: [CQ-Contest] SO2R controller survey
From:	Kelly Taylor <ve4xt at mymts.net>
Date:	Sun, 1 Jan 2017 18:57:39 -0600

The DX D is a great device that well accommodated the hardware available
in its day. N3RD is to be congratulated. 

Yet, despite the availability of the PIEXX USB to LPT adapter, and despite
useful that adapter is in helping hams with DX D boxes who upgrade out of 
having LPT ports, I'm not sure I'd recommend a new purchase of a DX D. 

(Great if you get one used, though. The lower cost should compensate for
compatibility issues.)

It's hard to know whether future applications will outstrip the ability of
PIEXX-DXD combination. 

The DXD was a great device in its day, and certainly continues to serve its 
users well today. How well it will continue to survive future innovations 
remains to be seen. 

73, kelly, ve4xt

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