[ct-user] XP and USB

Jim Cain cainjim at mindspring.com
Wed Jul 6 17:46:04 EDT 2005

I just bought a bargain Dell laptop PC. I knew it would come with Win XP but was told that the latest version(s) of CT WIN would run OK.

What I didn't envision was that the laptop would lack both a serial and parallel port. It has three USB ports. I don't do computer control of the radio (an old TS930S) but can't live without CT sending CW. I've spent all day asking around, and looking at CT-User archives, and there doesn't seem to be a work-around.

Spending any more money, other than for perhaps a cable, is not an option.

Am I missing something?

Thanks for any help,

Jim Cain, K1TN/9
CT user since 1988.

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