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[aprssig] NEW laptop for APRS with a Serial Port?

Alan P. Biddle APBIDDLE at UNITED.NET
Sun Apr 13 20:35:34 UTC 2008


Hi,

I am interested in why you are excluding USB adapters?  They are available
for south of $30, and sometimes $20, and if you shop wisely they will
support everything a real port will.  Some are clunky, most are not.  My
Dell Vista supports CAT control, keying, serial GPS, rig programming, etc
that way.  They are well behaved in that the assignments don't jump around
between uses.  This is one of those issues which doesn't have a unique right
or wrong answer, so I am just curious.

Alan
WA4SCA







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