[amsat-bb] Re: Better/best operating system for SatPC32?

Jim Jerzycke kq6ea at verizon.net
Sat May 18 16:35:10 PDT 2013

The entire time I've been running SatPC32, I've been using a Keyspan 
4-port USB-to-serial converter.

I run my FT-847, my Fox Delta rotor interface, and my HP Z3801 
Timebase/GPS clock without ANY crashes.

People may complain that these adapters "cost too much", and then they 
buy multiple cheap adapters, with rotten drivers that don't "steer" the 
USB ports correctly, and blame the program they're trying  to run when 
things crash.

You pays your money and you takes your chances.

I'd rather pay more, and have solid equipment.

Jim  KQ6EA

On 05/18/2013 10:48 PM, James Luhn wrote:
> I had numerous crashes with satPC32 until I followed the suggestion of several here on this list. What solved my crash issues was the replacement of the internal serial to USB adapter with a serial IC and then use an external USB to serial adapter. Since I have made this simple mod I have not had one problem.  Before I made the change, my computer would lock up in less than an hour.  This is probably a driver issue.  Since everything works now, I probably will not pursue this issue.
> 73,
> James
> Sent from my iPad
> On May 18, 2013, at 1:30 PM, amsat-bb-request at amsat.org wrote:
>> Better/best operating system for SatPC32?
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