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[aprssig] USB to Serial Converter

KA7O ka7o at ka7o.net
Sat Dec 19 20:25:43 UTC 2009


Even if I don't intend to use one on a Linux box, I've had very good
luck using those that say they'll work with Linux. Such as:
http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=ET-800P&cpc=SCH

Most 'Linux' supported USB to RS-232 devices use a Prolific 2303
(PL2303) chip.

The ones I've had problems with are the ones that say they'll only work
with Windows - they're often more expensive as well. To a one, none of
them used a PL2303 chip.

At work, we've used several different brands of adapter from several
vendors using this criteria and have had great success in programming
many models and brands of radios.

Not having a copy of Win 7 on hand, I've no idea if this will carry over
to the new version of Windows or how available Win7 drivers may be.

On 12/19/2009 12:40 PM, Frank or Barbara Rossi wrote:
> I know this was talked about previously, but I did not pay attention.
> Now with a Laptop with Win 7 and only USB, I need a USB to Serial
> Converter.
> I should have paid attention.
> 
> I know there was discussion about ones that worked and ones that did Not.
> 
> Without me looking into the archives, What is a good USB to Serial
> Converter out there guaranteed to work ?
> Thanks
> N3FLR - Frank
> 
> 
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