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[aprssig] DIN vs DB9

Kurt A. Freiberger kurt at badgers-hill.net
Mon Apr 23 03:39:46 UTC 2007


A. Hellishly expensive.
B. Hard to get.
C. Most vendors reply, "Say What?" when you give them the part number.

But damn nice.  I used these on a comms manager project.

USB connectors suck.  Period.

73/Kurt

'Scott Miller' wrote:
> There's always these:
> 
> http://www.usbfield.com/usb-field-connector.htm
> 
> There's no getting around the mini-DIN issue with the Deluo GPS unless you
> just cut off the connector and add your own.  Of course, you can always use
> heat-shrink tubing and tie-wraps to secure it, too.
> 
> Scott
> N1VG 
> 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org 
>> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On Behalf Of Jason Winningham
>> Sent: Sunday, April 22, 2007 3:10 PM
>> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
>> Subject: Re: [aprssig] DIN vs DB9
>>
>>
>> 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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Kurt A. Freiberger     Austin, TX	kurt at badgers-hill.net
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