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[aprssig] newbee with D72 and AVMAP G5

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Wed May 2 00:05:01 UTC 2012

On 5/1/2012 10:31 AM, Andrew Rich wrote:
> COMPORT = 3.5 jack on side ?
> Not USB ? question


The only 2.5mm jack on the side is an EXTERNAL gps hookup, just like the 
predecessor TH-D7 and D700.

The main serial port has been converted to USB by virtue of a serial<-->USB 
chip stuck in front of it inside the radio.  Physically you get a mini-USB 
connector instead of a 3.5mm jack.     In turn, you install a driver on the PC 
to recreate a virtual COM port from the physical USB  connection to the PC.  
(This is functionally identical to the typical serial<-->USB cable dongle, 
except  the conversion is inside the radio instead of in a lump in the middle 
of a cable.)

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