[TRLog] Splitting a serial port
Thu, 20 Jun 2002 22:35:33 -0400
K7JB John wrote:
> This is an interesting thread and I too have been looking for a way to
> add a second serial port to my single comm port laptop and palmtop. I
> called American Starlex the supplier of this PCMCIA to 9 pin Serial
> cable card. But, they told me they did not know nor is Eiger very
> supportive of this product, whether or not it would work under Windows
> 98 or DOS 5.0!
Works under Win 95, 98, NT, 2000. As for DOS you need to have a PCMCIA
Card Services program or something similar. Once the card is recognized
by the computer you should be good to go...worked for me using IBM DOS
7.0 on a TP760ED. I have also seen the card work on a pair of different
Compaq Laptops and some other brand running 98
> So my bottom line is does anyone know if the Eiger EXP-SC1000/SC2000, @
> $50, mentioned here work with an HP Omnibook 4150 running Windows 98 or
> DOS 5.0 on the HP-200LX palmtop?
> The tech support at American Starlex told me that he knows that it will
> run OK under Windows 95 but is not sure about Windows 98. No special
> drivers required just enable the PCMCIA port.
> The second serial port is of course a great plus for running (1)
> FT-1000MP or other radio and (2) a Kantronics KAM or other TNC for
> either general packet work or DX spots. Besides N6TR, Logger and
> Incidentally, my local super computer store, "Fry's' I get lost every
> time I go there", had a similar product. But, they were out of stock
> and price was $169.95! Ouch!
> Any comments would be appreciated.
> 73's JB
> Very Best 73's John
> Paul Beringer wrote:
> > Wondering if anyone has ever tried to split a serial port to control an Icom
> > 706 and also use the networking function. My laptop has just one serial port so
> > I have to use networking and forgo radio control.
> > Paul
> > NG7Z
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