[amsat-bb] Re: Kansas City Tracker with a modern computer?
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.
--- 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
> 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
> -----Original Message-----
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> 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
> 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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