[aprssig] GPS recommendation

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Fri Nov 24 13:53:15 CST 2006

sarlabs at twcny.rr.com wrote:
> Now there may be USB to serial converters out there. My experience with the
> serial to USB converters shows that not all are equal and not all work with
> all applications... So this may not be the way to go, unless you like being
> a trailblazer.

*USB-to-serial converters ONLY WORK WITH A COMPUTER.*

You *CANNOT* convert a non-computer USB peripheral (such as a GPS) to 
work with a non-computer serial device (such as a Kenwood D700 or 
TinyTrak) with a USB-to-Serial "dongle".     These converters are not 
just hardware devices -- they depend on a complex multi-layer stack of 
software drivers running in Windows (or some other OS).


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