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Re: Digital sats with less



I've had excellent results using Keyspan adapters,
both with Windows and Linux. I got tired of having
several dongles, so I bought the 4-port Keyspan unit,
and it works perfectly, and unclutters my operation a
bit.
73, Jim  KQ6EA

--- Gould Smith <gouldsmi@bellsouth.net> wrote:

> Hi Gary,
> 
> Yes the USB to serial adapters work, but they are
> not all equal.  I have 
> found the ones with the FTDI chip and drivers to be
> the most reliable.  In 
> my computer upgrade I installed a USB to serial port
> and also got a PCI to 
> dual serial port card (very cost effective).
> 
> The new computer came with no serial ports, but I am
> using three serial 
> ports for digital work.
> First one for 9600 bps modem to WiSP software.
> Second for SatPC32 to LVB tracker and rotor control
> Third for SatPC32 to FT-847 for Doppler tracking.
> 
> Granted, I had to install/uninstall theUSB/serial
> driver about 8 times 
> before it worked.  The PCI card with two serial
> ports worked the first time. 
> Once I got the drivers installed correctly I have
> had no trouble and used 
> the serial ports with multiple devices without a
> problem for the last month.
> 
> 73,
> Gould, WA4SXM
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Gary" <w4gns@isp.com>
> To: "Gould Smith" <gouldsmi@bellsouth.net>
> Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2006 7:27 PM
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Digital sats with less
> 
> 
> >
> > Question on the computer to TNC hook up .Do the
> USB to serial adapters 
> > work ? If not ,how are you guys interfacing, using
> modern computers 
> > ,without a serial port?
> > 73 W4GNS
> >
> >
> > At 12:49 PM 8/31/2006, you wrote:
> >>Hello All,
> >>
> >>While re-configuring my digital station the last
> couple of weeks I have 
> >>had the opportunity to try some things I normally
> wouldn't.  I was 
> >>surprised the last couple of days to find that I
> could work GO-32 with 
> >>less that I expected.
> >
> > 
> 
> 
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