[WriteLog] USB to Serial Adapter

Ed Muns w0yk at msn.com
Sat Nov 19 20:23:36 PST 2011

I use the Edgeport/4 which is an industrial-grade adapter retailing for over
$300, but surplus on eBay for around $30.  It has 4 Serial ports and has
been flawless in CW, RTTY, rig control, TNC control.  I've used it with
Windows XP and Windows 7.  It is bullet-proof.

There are a number of other single-Serial port adapters in the $20-30 range
that have proven solid as well.  Search this reflector archive and the RTTY
reflector archive for specific recommendations.

Ed - W0YK

Mike, K0MWM, wrote:
> What is a KNOWN USB to Serial Adapter that works with 
> WriteLog. I have tried two-one known for it's problems 
> (TrendNet that uses the Prolific Chipset you have said NOT to 
> use) and another from IO Gear. My problems is none of the 
> manufacturers are listing what chipsets are inside. You said 
> to get the FTDI Chipset. Even calling their tech support 
> people is worthless. They have never heard the word chipset 
> before. Suggestions? The problem is my computer says there is 
> "No Rig" even when configures for Comm Port 15-the one the 
> adapter says is the correct one.

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