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Author Topic: Computer setup for Logger 32?  (Read 881 times)
W8DRK
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« on: April 21, 2003, 09:25:53 AM »

I just ordered a refurbrished Dell 2350 computer to use in the station. I have also downloaded the new version of Logger. In the past I have used one of N9ZLE's adaptor cables (for an Icom 706 mk2), along with my old KPC-2 Kantronics TNC, on a 2 serial port 386 running Log-EQF. This new system only has one serial port. What is the most cost efficient way to interconect both devices to the Dimension 2350? Can I use the USB port to connect the TNC? Would it be better to try and find a serial expansion board? Would the one off my old 386 work? Any info would be appreciated! 73 de Dave/ W8DRK  
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K0HZI
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« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2003, 08:24:50 PM »

Dave,  I doubt that the board from the old 386 would work, most likely it is a ISA board and the new computer most likely has PCI slots and newer slots.  One soultion would be a USB to serial adapter or a PCI serial card.  Myself lucky to have two serial ports on a year old motherboard (Biostar).  Think that the serial PCI would be the best route to go, think one board gives you four more serial ports.  USB to serial adapters do have some issues with various ham software applications, and give you only one serial port for each adapter.  Good luck.
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W8DRK
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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2003, 11:40:36 PM »

Thanks for the information Jerry. I will do some checking and see where to find one! I sort of thought that might be the best way to go, but wanted to get some input from others who know quite a bit more about it than I do. When it comes to computers, I don't fully understand all I know about the subject!! 73 and again thanks: Dave/ W8DRK
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