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[aprssig] DIN vs DB9

Jason Winningham jdw at eng.uah.edu
Sun Apr 22 22:10:15 UTC 2007


On Apr 22, 2007, at 3:37 PM, Brian B. Riley wrote:

> I would be more interested in one with a DIN connector to eliminate  
> the criminal waste of mass brought about by having the useless DB9F/ 
> DB9M in the cable train.

What's criminal is using a friction-fit connector - at least the DB9  
has locking screws to keep it plugged up.  Many problems I've had  
with mobile APRS have been caused directly by a friction-fit  
connector coming unplugged.

I am coming to despise USB, in part because of the easily dislodged  
connectors.

-Jason
kg4wsv







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