996T Serial Connection

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mike_s104

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are you able to use the rear serial connector on the 996T for computer control? the manual shows the front connector being used but I think that would look a little tacky on my desk.
 

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Yes, but you need a null modem to do it. You can find those at just about any computer store.

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The manual mentions to use the front port for computer control and the rear port for GPS. Doesn't mean you can't use it for computer control, I have used the front port for GPS also.
 

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DaveIN said:
The manual mentions to use the front port for computer control and the rear port for GPS. Doesn't mean you can't use it for computer control, I have used the front port for GPS also.

cool...thanks. do you like the GPS feature? if I get one I'll probably leave it at home though.
 

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The GPS feature works great, but it's for mobile operation not, base. No reason to use it at home.
 
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