[amsat-bb] Re: Kansas City Tracker with a modern computer?

Bill Dzurilla billdz.geo at yahoo.com
Wed Jan 19 17:24:40 PST 2011

Thanks to Alan and all others who responded.  You have convinced me that it would be better to go with a modern interface, which means that the Kansas City Tracker is available for sale to anyone who has an old computer and can make use of it.  I have the board and the cable.  Email me at billdz.geo at yahoo.com.

73, Bill

--- On Wed, 1/19/11, Alan P. Biddle <APBIDDLE at UNITED.NET> wrote:

> From: Alan P. Biddle <APBIDDLE at UNITED.NET>
> Subject: RE: [amsat-bb]  Kansas City Tracker with a modern computer?
> To: "'Bill Dzurilla'" <billdz.geo at yahoo.com>, amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Date: Wednesday, January 19, 2011, 7:39 AM
> Bill,
> Great card in its day, though it did have a VERY loud
> signal on the low end
> of two meters.  I could hear mine half a mile
> away.  It was a DOS-era card,
> and you will probably find conflicts with modern versions
> of Windows.  For
> about the $150 for an ISA-to-USB card, you can get a
> modern, supported
> interface.
> 73s,
> Alan
> -----Original Message-----
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> On
> Behalf Of Bill Dzurilla
> Sent: Wednesday, January 19, 2011 12:03 AM
> To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Kansas City Tracker with a modern
> computer?
> Hi,
> I picked up an old Kansas City Tracker, circa 1990, and was
> wondering if
> there is any way to use it with a modern computer.  It
> is designed to plug
> into the ISA slot of a PC.  I don't know much about
> computers, but my
> understanding is not modern computers no longer have ISA
> slots.  Could it be
> adapted to plug into a USB port or something that a modern
> computer has?  
> 73, Bill NZ5N
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