[SECC] Solved my two monitor problem

thompson@mindspring.com thompson@mindspring.com
Tue, 27 Mar 2001 03:35:49 -0500

At a recent small group meeting on the Writelog program at Jay's (K4OGG)
house I asked if you could hook up two monitors
to one PC.  I have three operating positions and one monitor will serve two
but the third position is several feet away.  I need an additional monitor
as I run all the same software at all positions (not fancy interconnect
yet).   The suggestion was to install an additional video card
as the PC is plug and play.

I was in Delta Electronics recently and found a SVGA/VGA multiplier for
hooking up  to 8 monitors to one PC.  I got the one with 4 as an option for
just a few $$$ more than a video card.   It works great.  These are designed
for classrooms.   I can hook up 2 more and have a small 9" VGA and a 14"
MultiSync plus a 14" Panasonic VGA that is on an old 286/16 that housed the
CQ 160 Contests Database until last year.   I think Bill W4AN has something
close to the 9" and I may give it a try.

Problem solved for now.  The multiplier handles SVGA, VGA, even EGA and I
think XVGA (up to 1200 by 1200 ) so even if I get a new PC
this will move right along.

73 Dave K4JRB

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