I don't know what you mean when you say 'but then I'd be using the
computer's sound card with attendant problems of volume settings, etc'.
I use d to have an xgg cable and once it was set, it was set, no problem.
Now I use a direct usb cable to my radio, no interface needed, and that
looks like a separate sound card to the system. Again, set and forget.
From: John Fuller [mailto:jwfuller@...
Sent: 14 March 2013 21:07
Subject: [ham-radio-deluxe] Re: BSOD-->cable entanglement
Thanks, everyone, for the suggestions about mating the computer-to-radio
cable. I do use a desktop PC, not a laptop. The serial card was a good
suggestion, but I made an "executive decision" to order an $11 RS232-to-USB
adapter with FTDI chip from Amazon.com, which apparently sells about
everything but live sheep. It will arrive shortly and then I'll know whether
this was a good decision or not.
Using this XGGCOMMS cable without SignaLink would probably be okay, but then
I'd be using the computer's sound card with attendant problems of volume
settings, etc. I already have the SignaLink box, so that's a done deal. I've
been using it to make QSOs and it seems to work fine.
If this "adventure" continues, I'll post an update.
Meanwhile, I'm off to figure out why this new WiFi modem Verizon sent me
blows its Internet connectiion out when I'm on 40, 30 or 20 meters. Always
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