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Re: FW: RDS Encoder?
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Subject: Re: FW: RDS Encoder?
From: Russ Hines <russ@wb8zcc.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2018 17:24:14 -0500
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The key seems to be the chip used in these USB adapters.  Most adapters that use the Prolific chip, do not work well if at all.  Those adapters that use the FTDI chip, usually work great.

Two cents duly submitted,

Russ Hines
JMS & Associates, Inc.
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On 11/16/2018 1:14 PM, Mark Croom wrote:
I'm with Dave -- I'm a fan of the Startech stuff. Those things do seem to work OK. I have a bunch of them controlling BTools switchers on automation systems and I carry one in my laptop kit -- it always works when I need it to.


On Fri, Nov 16, 2018 at 12:12 PM <davecurrie8663371234@gmail.com> wrote:

I have had way too much experience with USB to 9 pin serial adapters.

School of hard knocks taught me that the inexpensive (cheap) USB adapters won’t work.

I have found that the Startech adapter does work well.  Here is a link:   https://www.startech.com/Cards-Adapters/Serial-Cards-Adapters/1-Port-USB-Serial-RS232-Adapter-Cable~ICUSB2321F

Cost should be less than $ 30.00 – well worth the few extra dollars.





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From: Bruce <bruce@psalmfm.org>
Sent: Thursday, November 15, 2018 11:45 AM
To: CRTech <crtech@crtech.org>
Subject: Re: [CRTech] RDS Encoder?


We use an Inovonics 730 with the serial input.

I have not tried it, but might a USB to Serial cable adapter work for you?

$10 or so.




International Falls, MN



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To: CRTech

Sent: Thursday, November 15, 2018 10:33 AM

Subject: [CRTech] RDS Encoder?


What are you all using to get full function RDS encoding into your signal? I keep looking at Inovonics, but they still use 9 pin serial ports to get data. My automation computer does not have a serial port nor does it have any slots available to put one in. Are there any dynamic encoders out there that use a usb connection from computer to encoder?

Jim McDermott
President, Lake Area Educ Broadcasting
Spirit FM Radio & The Pulse Channel

Lake of the Ozarks, MO
www.spiritfm.org -- www.pulsechannel.org

Mark W. Croom
Riverfront Communications, LLC
Yankton, SD
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