[aprssig] IC-706 CT-17 cable

Ray Wells vk2tv at exemail.com.au
Sat Jan 25 15:38:31 CST 2014


Yep!

The Prolific, manufacturer of the "real" chips, keeps producing updated 
software to outsmart the Chinese imitators hardware.
Windows gets and installs the latest "correct" software, which the 
Chinese hardware won't cooperate with. Bugger!
Search online for an old version of the "real" software, which will work 
with the Chinese hardware. I did this for my Icom IC-R2 scanner, my 
Baofeng UV-5R handheld and a "green" mains power monitor. Install the 
old software version and instruct Windoze to never update it.

The version of software that works for me is Prolific v3.2.0.0 dated 
31-07-2007.

Ray vk2tv


On 26/01/14 06:19, Kent Hufford wrote:
>
> The driver software for the USB adapter.
>
> WARNING WILL ROBINSON..
>
> 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.
>
> You then have to trick modern Windows into loading the fake Chinese 
> FIDI driver to run your adapter.
>
> Some of the more expensive Chinese adapters use a real US Fidi chip 
> and will run with the real FIDI driver.
>
> Kent
>
> KQ4KK
>
> *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
>
> I see that $13.29 is a very reasopnable price, but I wonder what's on 
> the CD.
>
> *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
>
> Here's a link from Amazon:
>
> 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
>
> Here's a list of all available:
>
> http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=CI-V%20Icom%20IC-706
>
> \
>
> 73 de Kriss KA1GJU
>
>
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