[aprssig] IC-706 CT-17 cable

Steve Noskowicz noskosteve at yahoo.com
Sat Jan 25 14:50:19 EST 2014

A few years ago, I thought it was the Prolific chips that were bootlegged in China.  Have trhey now moved to copying the FTDI chips too? 
73, Steve, K9DCI
I've had no probs with FTDI chips.
Sorry if this is a dupe.  mailer seems to be hickupping...

 From: Kent Hufford <khufford at atlanticbb.net>
To: 'Steve Noskowicz' <noskosteve at yahoo.com>; 'TAPR APRS Mailing List' <aprssig at tapr.org> 
Sent: Saturday, January 25, 2014 1:19 PM
Subject: RE: [aprssig] IC-706 CT-17 cable

The driver software for the USB adapter.
Some cheap USB to serial adapters or USB to Radio adapters (Wouxun/Baufang, etc) use a Chinese version of the FIDI adapter. If you have one of these cables and a modern Windows software, the Windows software will see you Chinese fake FIDI adapter and try and load a real US licensed version of the driver, which will show up with a yellow flag in Device manager and will not work. 
You then have to trick modern Windows into loading the fake Chinese FIDI driver to run your adapter.
Some of the more expensive Chinese adapters use a real US Fidi chip and will run with the real FIDI driver.
From:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] On Behalf Of Steve Noskowicz
Sent: Saturday, January 25, 2014 1:57 PM
To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
Subject: Re: [aprssig] IC-706 CT-17 cable
I see that $13.29 is a very reasopnable price, but I wonder what's on the CD.
From:Kriss A Kliegle <kliegle at myfairpoint.net>
To: aprssig at tapr.org 
Sent: Friday, January 24, 2014 7:19 PM
Subject: [aprssig] IC-706 CT-17 cable
Here’s a link from Amazon:
Here’s a list of all available:
73 de Kriss KA1GJU

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