[aprssig] USB Software Update
droobie at maine.rr.com
Tue Feb 6 20:37:18 CST 2007
Many of Deluo's devices (GPSes, etc) use the PL2303 too. That's nice
if I wanted an inexpensive GPS though.
I'm not the kind of person that wants to hack up something like
that. I needed a serial adapter for my Cisco routers, switches, and
firewalls, as well as for my TNCs (D700 and the DR135TP).
As for Tiger Direct, I buy from them pretty often, but only things
that are in stock and preferably not a deal logged on Techbargains, etc.
There's many people who have the same thing, however.
At 09:18 PM 2/6/2007, Ben Jackson wrote:
>On Tue, Feb 06, 2007 at 06:46:12PM -0500, Drew Baxter wrote:
> > The PL2303 based adapters work very well. I have yet to have a
> > problem with one and the Mac as well as Windows supports them.
>For $20 more you can get that same chip AND a GPS:
>(also I have found geeks.com to have far superior customer service
>compared to tigerdirect)
>I have 3 of these and I have had one on my desktop PC in a window for
>I also disassembled one and found the TTL serial level data (but not
>the 1PPM pulse it should have somewhere). It does not work over 60k'
>according to the specs. See the list archives for more detailed info
>from a few months back.
>Ben Jackson AD7GD
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