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[aprssig] Prolific USB<>RS232 woes (Was Re: New tablet usable for APRS.)

Dave dave at g8kbv.demon.co.uk
Fri Feb 3 13:48:46 UTC 2012

Thanks Arthur.

I've pulled the zip, and will play later.  From a brief look, they are 
earlier Prolific drivers (2008) than currently available, but if they 
work and do not cause problems, I'll be happy.

I'll report back when I've tried it all.  Might be a day or three at this 

Best 73 etc.

Dave G0WBX.

On 2 Feb 2012 at 9:41, KB1TX at aol.com wrote:

> Dave:
> I had similar problems with USB/232 and Byonics TT 3 and 4. Byon
> suggested I use the driver they use, and it loads as ports 8 and 15 on
> my HP desktop running Windows 7 -32.
> http://www.byonics.com/downloads/sabrent_usb_to_serial_drivers.zip It
> may take several tries to get it to load completely. My system loses
> the internet connection after a couple seconds of the download, but
> eventually I get it all. Arthur L Smith KB1TX KB1TX at AOL.COM Chocorua,
> NH, USA In a message dated 2/1/2012 6:58:53 P.M. Eastern Standard
> Time, dave at g8kbv.demon.co.uk writes:
>     While on the subject of USB<>RS232...
>     Does anyone have any idea what the trouble is with the recent
>     Prolific drivers, on XP, Vista and 7 (32 bit.) Myself and others
>     have found that many Ham applications can have trouble now when
>     using such chipset based adapters, ranging for scrambled
>     communications, to random BSoD's.

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