Re: RS-232 to USB A cable KD8DZ

Michael Mickelson

Thanks Steve.  Several have recommended avoiding the Prolific.  I have one of the FTDI cables on order. de Mike kd8dz

On Sun, Nov 3, 2019 at 7:35 PM Steve <99sunset@...> wrote:
The inexpensive Chinese 6 dollar cables use the Prolific drivers which are available for download.  The better cables use FTDI.  The difficulty using the Prolific cables and drivers is that each time Microsoft updates drivers, it will replace your Prolific drivers with FTDI and your cable will fail to operate.  Save yourself the difficulty buy just using the better cable to begin with.  These are available from Elecraft or RT Systems.  

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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