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Re: new PTT

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  • David K. Bodman KD4CLJ
    Perhaps a version of the DV-Dongle could be created that has an external ptt jack, and this could be the DV-Dongle II?? David, KD4CLJ ... that I ... (same
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      Perhaps a version of the DV-Dongle could be created that has an
      external ptt jack,
      and this could be the DV-Dongle II??

      David, KD4CLJ


      > 1a. Re: real ptt
      > Posted by: "john_ke5c" ke5c@... john_ke5c
      > Date: Tue Nov 25, 2008 3:58 pm ((PST))
      >
      > > Has anyone put together a solution to create a physical PTT, so
      that I
      > > can use my mouse while in QSO.
      >
      > This sounds like a reasonable feature request. I'd like to see it
      > done by footswitch a la many contest programs. Many new computers,
      > however, come only with USB ports, and interfacing to those is a lot
      > more complicated than interfacing to the old serial and parallel
      > ports. One problem I've run into using USB to serial adapters is
      > telling which device is where, especially for identical devices
      (same
      > USB enumeration ID string or whatever it's called correctly). With
      > serial ports what you plug into COM1 always shows up on COM1. With
      > two identical USB to serial adapters, the first one you plug in (A)
      > shows up on ttyUSB0 and the second (B) on ttyUSB1. Plug in B first,
      > and now it's on ttyUSB0. The same thing happens in Windoze in terms
      > of which port is assigned. Using the retrospectoscope, this might
      > have been incorportated as a PTT jack in the dvdongle and somehow
      > reported/polled on it's USB port...
      >
      > 73 -- John
      >
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