Thanks so much trace1 and LtDoc for the input. I just got my 2200h so will call TAF and ask them about how well the cable and software work.I dealt with the 'Antenna Farm' when it was in Texas (nearby), but not since the move to Colorado. I can't complain about the company from my limited dealings.
About the compatibility of the cables, USB/serial converters. They are not all the same, primarily in the drivers and how the things were designed. Some cables/adapters are more proprietary than others on purpose. Can't help with that choice. Good luck.
His prices are very tempting, I'm just the type of guy that likes to know when to expect something when I order it. Kind of like a kid waiting for this birthday presents..I have purchased stuff from them 3 times. Prices are good but shipping is sometimes slow and they don't notify you when your order is shipped. I usually have to call to find out about it.
I think you are right on. I have bought things from more than a few places, but do usually buy from HRO. The shipping is what burns my rear sometimes. I wanted something made by MFJ the other day and could not find it anywhere else, got hit hard on postage from them.never had a problem buying some antenna parts (NMO mount, NMO-UHF adapter for a Comet antenna). Shipped promptly, got emails with tracking and order info, and they were cheaper (including shipping) than anyone else.
HRO and AES wanted to charge me 12.95 shipping on items that would fit in a small USPS Flat rate box (5.00), not to mention in HRO's case (DeKalb county RAPE off 8% tax). don't get me wrong, I normally buy from HRO for radios and high dollar items, as their sales staff is EXCELLENT and they stand behind their sales well beyond you walking out the door.
but for small items, The Antenna Farm was a better deal for me. and I have no complaints, prompt, affordable and painless. and they were the ONLY ones who would not charge me $13 shipping on $20 worth of items (in fact, it was only $3.95 for my order).
I give them a solid thumbs up.