[amsat-bb] Re: Computer hardware

Nigel Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF nigel at ngunn.net
Fri Oct 3 08:00:48 PDT 2008

You're right. New computers rarely come with serial or parallel ports.
Newer radios and controllers are USB, older radios will need a USB/Serial converter.

WB2LLP wrote:
> I am looking for a newer laptop but when I read the ads, I notice that serial and parallel ports are not listed.  Are they not in use and if so, what is used instead to control the radios and rotators?
> Gene 
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