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IDA 24-66 programming cable

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Aug 17, 2011
Hello all,
I'n not really sure if this is the right forum for this or not but here goes.I collect vintage and older dispatch consoles.I have an IDA 24-66 console that I am trying to find a programming cable for.If i can't find one then I may have to construct one.the problem is the original cable has an 8 position RJ45 connector at one end and a DB25 connector with a built in TTL to RS232 convertor in it. Most computers now days don't have DB25 serial connectors so I am looking at using a TTL to USB convertor that has a screw terminal block that I can connect the RJ45 cable to.I just don't know anything about this type of technology to know whether this type of convertor will work.If any of you can help on this,I would greatly appreciate it.Thanks
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