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[aprssig] Laptops with true Serial Port

Rodney Baker rodney.baker at optusnet.com.au
Wed Feb 7 11:38:20 UTC 2007

On Wednesday 07 February 2007 04:30, aprssig-request at lists.tapr.org wrote:
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> Date: Tue, 6 Feb 2007 11:12:05 -0500
> From: "Robert Bruninga" <bruninga at usna.edu>
> Subject: [aprssig] Laptops with true Serial Port
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> We need to purchase NEW laptops but have to have a serial port.
> Our purchasing department says they cannot find any.  I know
> they are hard to find if at all.  Does anyone have any leads?
> Not Ebay, not used.  Must be in current production.
> I have heard of many problems with USB to serial adapters, and
> want to avoid that.  We must have COM1 or COM2.

My HP-Compaq NX-5000 has both a 9 pin serial and 25-pin parallel port - I 
purchased it around 18 months ago. It's not an expensive or particularly 
rugged unit but it does what I need...

I believe that at least some of the current NX-series still have serial ports.

Rodney Baker VK5ZTV
rodney.baker at optusnet.com.au

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