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Reviews Categories | Interfaces, Radio to computer, amp, rotor, coax switch, internet | N5ZTW Interface Cables--Computer to Radio Help


Reviews Summary for N5ZTW Interface Cables--Computer to Radio
N5ZTW Interface Cables--Computer to Radio Reviews: 1 Average rating: 2.0/5 MSRP: $10.95 and up
Description: These are shielded cables that connect your computer to your
computer-controlled radio. Different "models" of cables are
available on ebay from this vendor in the Ham Radio-->
Accessories listing.
Product is in production.
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WF7A Rating: 2/5 Mar 18, 2004 02:03 Send this review to a friend
Could've been a winner, but...  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
This was a hard review to write: I bought an interface cable on ebay from Bill, N5ZTW, who constructs a variety of them for different radios. He shipped the cable straight away and also tossed in a demo copy of N4PY's program to operate Ten-Tec's radios with a PC. Great customer service!

Why am I having a hard time with this review? The cable is constructed very nicely and solidly--no question about that _except_ that it was wired incorrectly: the signal wires on pins 7 and 8 were swapped instead of being wired straight through. This caused a minor brain hernia here trying to figure out what was wrong with the computer's settings until I decided to "ring out" the cable.

I gave Bill a positive review on ebay because I _do_ like the cable and feel that it is well made and worth its initial asking price. Chalk it up to an "oops", but with only five wires to solder for each connector, well...it's a quality control problem that could've easily been avoided. Had it been wired correctly, I would've gladly given Bill a "5" here.
 


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