[NA-User] NA With No Com Port
David A. Pruett
Thu, 27 Jun 2002 21:25:52 -0400
At 03:58 PM 6/27/02 -0400, Bob Patten wrote:
>I just purchased a notebook computer that has two USB ports but no com
>port. No problem keying the rig, will use the printer port. But can
>anyone tell me if it's possible to use NA with a USB port for rig control,
>perhaps with some sort of hardware adapter??
My friend Tim, K9TM was able to make NA talk to the radio using a
USB-to-COM adapter. He struggled with it for a while, but then got it
working so the manufacturer then wanted to know how he did it!
The only issue that I know of was that although the hub had four COM ports,
he could only make one work at a time. Frankly, I'm amazed that it worked
at all, considering what the "emulating" that was going on (NA running in a
Windows window "emulating" DOS talking to a USB port "emulating" a COM port
I copied Tim on this note - you can drop him a line and find out what brand
of adapter he had.