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[aprssig] DIN vs DB9

Brian B. Riley brianbr at mac.com
Mon Apr 23 00:55:41 UTC 2007


I am talking about all the extra mass floating around, why not put a  
DIN Male on a short pigtail from the PCB and do away with the DB9M  
on  the board and the DB9F and DIN male on the adapter cable.

Actually If you sold the board without the DB9 on it just pads for me  
to solder the wires from the DeLuo I would buy a couple. I would take  
the DeLuo Wire down to where the other are ziptied and either add a  
zip tie or cut one of yours off and put another on to include  the  
GPS Wire and then heat shrink it.



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On Apr 22, 2007, at 6:10 PM, Jason Winningham wrote:

>
> 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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