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[aprssig] kpc-3 and usb

Paul Zawada engineerz at gmail.com
Tue Jan 10 02:10:40 UTC 2006


On 1/9/06, Edwards, Chris <cedwards at trane.com> wrote:
> anyone have any success at getting a usb/serial adapter to work with a
> kpc-3? I had it working in hyperterminal but once I started aprs+sa it
> failed.

I realize that Mac OS X and other UNIX platforms are frowned upon by
many on this mailing list since they are "too hard" for many folks to
use, but FWIW I use a KPC-3+ will a USB adapter all the time.  I use
the KPC-3+ mainly in KISS mode talking to Xastir, but from time to
time put the KPC-3+ in cmd mode and talk to it with Z-Term (a terminal
program like hyperterminal).  I have also used it with Win XP running
on Virtual PC on my Mac without any problems.

The USB adapter is made by "iConcepts" and I believe it has the FTDI
chip (though I'm not 100% sure.)

--zawada




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