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

KENT HUFFORD khufford at comcast.net
Sun Apr 13 21:26:38 UTC 2008


I agree that we should embrace FireWire, USB 2.x, Bluetooth, WiFi, WiMAX,
and 3G. 

The new laptop will need most all. 

But, still have hardware and some software that needs serial. 

Thanks,
Kent

-----Original Message-----
From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]
On Behalf Of Earl Needham
Sent: Sunday, April 13, 2008 4:51 PM
To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
Subject: Re: [aprssig] NEW laptop for APRS with a Serial Port?


At 01:38 PM 4/13/2008, KENT HUFFORD wrote:
>Most new laptops don't come with Serial Ports, and some not even a 
>PCMCIA slot.
>
>I am looking for a fast, new laptop (VISTA), (not a MAC) that has a 
>built-in SERIAL Port.

         Well, you have to look pretty hard these days for that, but 
occasionally you find one.  It goes right back to what Jason posted 
earlier about 20th century radio -- we need to upgrade our stuff -- 
and a good start would be to move away from serial ports to USB or 
FireWire or something else more current.

         Here's one -- but I bet it's expensive!

         <http://www.toughbook-europe.com/ENG/notebook_cf-19.aspx>
         <http://www.toughbook-europe.com/media/CF-19mk2_GB_210x297_iso.pdf>

         7 3
         Earl

KD5XB -- Earl Needham
Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cw_bugs
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