Re: RS-232 to USB A cable KD8DZ




My dad who has been gone since 1989 and was a ham in the 30’s used to say “Hams are cheap”, but that’s not politically correct today and some people’s feelings might be hurt.




Jerry, W1IE


From: <> On Behalf Of Ken Talbott
Sent: Monday, November 4, 2019 07:21 AM
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] RS-232 to USB A cable KD8DZ


Hams are frugal

Ken ke4rg


From: <> On Behalf Of Mel Marcus
Sent: Sunday, November 3, 2019 10:15 PM
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] RS-232 to USB A cable KD8DZ


I have been watching this thread concerning the usb to serial cable.  I am not sure why people just don't purchase the Elecraft one.




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Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] RS-232 to USB A cable KD8DZ
From: "Steve" <99sunset@...>
Date: Sun, November 03, 2019 5:22 pm

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.  

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