[time-nuts] Z3805 utility, Was: AW: (no subject)
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Mon May 24 16:07:44 UTC 2010
As time marches on, some of these gizmos are getting left behind. Win-7 in
64 bit mode is a bit picky about drivers on USB devices. If they don't have
the proper signature on them, they won't load. Mostly something to watch out
for if you pick this stuff up at hamfests.
From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On
Behalf Of Steve Rooke
Sent: Monday, May 24, 2010 9:45 AM
To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement
Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Z3805 utility, Was: AW: (no subject)
My experiences with these serial USB adapters has been very good but
I've sort of only used these with Linux. They should be recognised by
the OS as a serial port providing device and allocated a device. You
need to find out what that device is as it's unlikely to be the next
COM port in succession to your on board serial ports. If you cannot
find it any other way under Windows, try opening Control
Panels->System->Hardware Devices->Ports and you should see it listed
there (plug in/out to see it come and go).
Under Linux you get a nice usbtty device automatically created when
one is plugged in. I've then linked that to a dosdevices com device
under the .wine directory and things like Z38XX.exe or GPSCon.exe work
fine under wine. If your using VMWare, you can easily allow it to take
over the usb device and it will allocate a com port so I see no reason
why it should not work on a straight Windows box (only tried in XP
On 24 May 2010 22:01, Neville Michie <namichie at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have been reading the posts with interest.
> My biggest difficulty with ex-telecom GPSDO units has been
> trying to get a USB to serial converter on a PC to talk to the unit.
> There always seems to be another layer that has to be set before it works.
> So far I have always managed to make them work in the end, but getting the
> COM port allocation and baud rate in not enough, there is some other
> allocation to be set.
> Modern PCs do not gladly speak to COM ports, but will do in the end.
> Just when I have forgotten what I did last time, I decide to connect it to
> laptop or an alternate
> PC, and the fun starts all over again. It would be very easy to think that
> the GPSDO was not talking.
> cheers, Neville Michie
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