[ct-user] add com port to laptop
Thu, 17 Sep 1998 14:10:06 -0700
Lawrence G. Dobranski & Carol Cantlon wrote:
> Early this year there was a thread discussing the use of the USB (Universal
> Serial Bus) that many of the newer laptops and desktops are equipped with as
> well as the lap of I/O on Laptops for contesting/DX-pedition purposes.
> The web site at http://www.eteklabs.com/kwik232.html describes a USB device
> that provides up to 4 Windows/DOS compatible RS-232 devices. I believe that
> Black Box (http://www.blackbox.com/) sells one as well. Radio Shack in
> their new 1998/99 Canadian catalogue has a USB hub and an adapter that
> provides a parallel interface.
> I know that many of my fellow contestors are plagued with the problem that
> the limit on the number of RS-232 devices that they can connect to their
> laptops or desktops for rig/tnc/rotor control. The blurb on this product
> implies that it is transparent...under DOS or Windows. If any one has tried
> this product or even better with CT the results might be of interest.
> Lawrence VA3LGD
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> Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org, va3lgd recently suggessted a way to add comports via a serial bus
port, does anyone know a source for adding serial ports to a laptop via a
pcmica card for us older lap top users. tnks fer help alex w2ox.v47kp
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