[amsat-bb] Re: USB to serial converters

Jim Leder k8cxm at fuse.net
Tue Dec 30 12:37:41 PST 2008

I just bought a new laptop with no serial ports and Vista installed. I 
bought 2 Sewell SW-1301 USB/SERIAL adapters to use with it for digital modes 
and Satpc32 control. They sent drivers at level 3.0 that worked fine with XP 
but would not work with Vista, however I did locate newer drivers for the 
chipset, level 3.2, that work perfect with Vista. The adapter is 
inexpensive, $12.45 US. I am connecting to a Kenwood TS2K. Performance seems 
to be very good, better than the native serial port on my old, now dead, 

 Sewell Direct can be found at http://sewelldirect.com/

 I'm sure there are others just as good, and maybe better, but these are 
plenty cheap and they do work.

Good luck and 73 ...

     Jim Bob Buckeye
  **** Jim Leder****
    K8CXM since 1961
 IBM retiree since 1999

There are 10 types of people in this world -- those who understand binary
and those who don't.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mark Spencer" <mspencer12345 at yahoo.ca>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Tuesday, December 30, 2008 3:10 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] USB to serial converters

I'm wondering if anyone can recommend a USB to serial convereter that works 
well with SAT32PC and an ICOM 706 or a FT 736.

Conversely if anyone has had bad experiences that would be usefull to hear 
about as well. I've heard that some USB to serial converters work better 
than others.

Many thanks

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