[amsat-bb] Re: USB to serial converters
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
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