[aprssig] IC-706 CT-17 cable

Mike Miller lists at kc9doa.com
Sat Jan 25 13:38:57 CST 2014


Hadn't heard about fake FTDI chips, Prolific fakes are common.

Mike kc9doa

On 25 Jan 2014 at 14:19, Kent Hufford wrote:

> The driver software for the USB adapter.
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> WARNING WILL ROBINSON..
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> Some cheap USB to serial adapters or USB to Radio adapters
> (Wouxun/Baufang, etc) use a Chinese version of the FIDI
> adapter. If you have one of these cables and a modern Windows
> software, the Windows software will see you Chinese fake FIDI
> adapter and try and load a real US licensed version of the
> driver, which will show up with a yellow flag in Device manager
> and will not work. 
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> You then have to trick modern Windows into loading the fake
> Chinese FIDI driver to run your adapter.
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> Some of the more expensive Chinese adapters use a real US Fidi
> chip and will run with the real FIDI driver.
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> Kent
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> KQ4KK
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> From: aprssig-bounces at tapr.org
> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] On Behalf Of Steve
> Noskowicz
> Sent: Saturday, January 25, 2014 1:57 PM
> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] IC-706 CT-17 cable
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> I see that $13.29 is a very reasopnable price, but I wonder
> what's on the CD.
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> From: Kriss A Kliegle <kliegle at myfairpoint.net
> <mailto:kliegle at myfairpoint.net> >
> To: aprssig at tapr.org <mailto:aprssig at tapr.org>  
> Sent: Friday, January 24, 2014 7:19 PM
> Subject: [aprssig] IC-706 CT-17 cable
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> Here’s a link from Amazon:
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> http://www.amazon.com/Interface-Ic-706-Ic-781-Ic-820-Ic-r7100/d
> p/B00G8IM8QC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8
> <http://www.amazon.com/Interface-Ic-706-Ic-781-Ic-820-Ic-r7100/
> dp/B00G8IM8QC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1390612548&sr=8-1&keywords
> =CI-V+Icom++IC-706>
> &qid=1390612548&sr=8-1&keywords=CI-V+Icom++IC-706
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> Here’s a list of all available:
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> http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps
> <http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&
> field-keywords=CI-V%20Icom%20IC-706>
> &field-keywords=CI-V%20Icom%20IC-706
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> 73 de Kriss KA1GJU
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