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Ribless USB Cable for HT1250


Premium Subscriber
Oct 15, 2007
SW Missouri/Central Iowa/N Central FL
Can someone suggest a known good ribless USB programming cable for an HT1250 available on eBay? There are several listed, but the reviews range from "works perfect" to "made my cat pregnant" to the point I don't trust the reviews. It's been a long while since I last programmed this radio and can't find the cable I had. I've borrowed a friend's RIB box and serial -> USB adapter, so I know everything works.....I would just like a cable that doesn't require the box and adapter. I'll be using Win10. Thanks.


Oct 23, 2017
Bought one off Amazon from Valley Enterprise, works great. I believe they also have an ebay store