Re: RS-232 to USB A cable KD8DZ

Michael Mickelson
 

Thanks to everyone who replied.  Glad I found this K3 group.  I think Bob mentioned it on the Elecraft List a while back.  Mike kd8dz


On Fri, Nov 1, 2019 at 7:34 AM Ken Talbott <ktalbott@...> wrote:
The obsoleted Prolific XA and HXA devices  work well, but require extra effort.  The devices were declared end-of-life and the driver support was removed because of widespread piracy of the hardware. How to:

http://ke4rg.blogspot.com/2015/04/prolific-2303hxaxa-this-device-cannot.html

If you can't find the driver, I will try to help. BTW, I don't think the Prolific PL2303 HXB is affected, just the XA and HXA.

Finally, I operate  a humanitarian Prolific rescue. If anyone wants to scrap the cables I'll pay shipping.

GL de ken ke4rg

-----Original Message-----
From: Elecraft-K3@groups.io <Elecraft-K3@groups.io> On Behalf Of Scott Small AD6YT
Sent: Thursday, October 31, 2019 10:04 PM
To: Elecraft-K3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] RS-232 to USB A cable KD8DZ

"Prolific"=pain, in my experience

TrippLite high speed using ftdi chipset will be least pain on a mac, fwiw.
Trying to recall the other name for it pre/post buyout.

Scott
ad6yt

On Thu, Oct 31, 2019 at 7:00 PM Carl Moreschi <n4py3@...> wrote:
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> No the preferred chipset is FTDI.
>
> Carl Moreschi N4PY
> 58 Hogwood Rd
> Louisburg, NC 27549
> www.n4py.com
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> On 10/31/2019 1:46 PM, Michael Mickelson wrote:
> > Is the preferred chip set the Prolific PL2303 HXB for this cable?
> >
> > de mike kd8dz
> >
> > --
> > Michael Mickelson
> > J. Reid Anderson Professor of Physics and Astronomy, emeritus
> > Denison University
> > 740-587-0687 H
> > 740-644-1238 M
> >
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Scott Small








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Michael Mickelson
J. Reid Anderson Professor of Physics and Astronomy, emeritus
Denison University
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740-644-1238 M
 

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