[TenTec] A USB to Serial converter that works and comes in a four up version too

Ed w3nr at comcast.net
Tue May 22 18:30:45 EDT 2007

Jerry Volpe wrote:
> _Keyspan USB 4-Port Serial Adapter (Model USA-49WLC) 
> <http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/5395>
> _Lots of inexpensive USB to serial adapters are available and most of 
> them work for general purpose serial communications. Trouble is lots of 
> times we are asking our Serial port to actually work as a 'switch' 
> activating a PTT or Key line, etc. Most of the USB to serial adapters 
> out there won't work in these applications. Keyspan greats a great 
> product. Works on Macintosh, Windows and Linux. They have the typical 
> single USB to serial as well as a single USB to four serial ports. They 
> may even have a two port version (don't recall). The keyspan devices are 
> not as cheap as some of the import ones but you will never have to worry 
> if they will do the job.

HHHMMM the $10 USD cable I bought from Ebay worked with no problem under 
Linux. Just a generic no-name cable. No MS drivers included, typical for 
this type of cable.



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