[TenTec] OT: USB to Serial interface

Dave Edwards kd2e at comcast.net
Thu Mar 3 17:37:04 PST 2011

Or, you could drift back and find a PC that was in that timeslot where they 
TRUE RS-232 on the mobo, and were still fast enough to run XP with no 
True, it might be a gamer's worst nightmare, but in the hamshack.....solid 
as a rock!!!
About 80 bucks on ebay.  I got one for my kid, one for the shack, one for 
the in-laws...
Runs my rig, PSK, logging, WSJT,  all without a hitch!

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kim Elmore" <cw_de_n5op at sbcglobal.net>
To: "Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment" <tentec at contesting.com>
Sent: Thursday, March 03, 2011 9:22 AM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] OT: USB to Serial interface

> Thanks Geoff  and Walt,
> This *may* have occurred at the last update, or it could have been
> two updates ago. I had a period of inactivity that had some updates.
> The system is relatively recent: AMD Athlon 64 dual core running
> processor 4600+ running at about 2.5 GHz, a Gigabyte GA-MA770-UD3
> mother board and 2 GB of RAM, all running with a 500 GB NetCell RAID
> 3 disk array.
> Whenever the port is in use, (usually by EXTFSK), the problem
> vanishes. But, when I unload EXTFSK and whatever is using the port
> the problem returns. As I said, I tried the internal COM port on the
> board and had *exactly* the same results. It's possible that the
> internal COM port is not a true, native RS232 port but instead a UTS
> that is built onto the board. I don't have a PCI card that does
> native RS232 but I'll see if I can borrow one to try from work,
> simply because this is so odd and I'm curious.
> In the mean time, the work-around is to simply set the VOX/AUTO
> switch on my RigBlaster plus to VOX unless I'm using the digital
> modes. When using digital modes, I'll simply set the switch to AUTO.
> Kim N5OP
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