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PDW Support / SSL Email Support
« on: 21 Mar 2023, 17:54:29 »
The typical free email providers ended SSL email support some time ago.
Xfinity / Comcast is ending there support for it at the end of this month. Which puts me in a pickle as for I have get to locate an email service that still supports whatever SSL version is PDW supports.

Anyone know of a free or reasonably priced email service that supports the version of SSL that PDW uses?

Thanks in advance.

Alright thanks.

Lastly. I have not seen this mentioned anywhere. With regards to the audio cable. Is it best practice to use a stereo or mono cable?

Thanks for the reply.

Being that I already have a few USB to Serial adapters and a couple of com ports already on my PC (albeit from a PCI 2 card), my best option is to purchase the RS232 Interface then.

Does that sound correct?

Thanks for the reply.

I knew I would leave out something important in my original post.
Yes I want to only decode POCSAG at 1200 baud.

Yesterday while surfing the forum I did read that thread. My setup is much more basic than what you are wanting to do.

I'm trying to understand the physical difference between the RS232 Interface vs. the RS232 Interface w/ USB adapter.

Can someone please comment?

RS232 Interface - I have to provide the RS232 serial port on the PC side. USB to Serial or PCI board with Serial ports will both work. The cable used to connect the interface to the PC will be a 9 pin serial cable (modem or null)?

RS232 Interface with Serial to USB converter - The USB to Serial chip (Prolific) is on the interface board? The physical connection between the interface board and the PC is USB? When plugged in the PC will install the drivers to create a com port?

Thanks again.

Hello all.

Long story short. I'm a long time user of PDW. Had a setup using a RS scanner w/ dtap in to a sound card on a XP box. It was rock solid. Worked great for years.

I recently built a new PC with Win 7 64bit with an AMD octo processor. After doing this, using the same radio hardware setup, the decoding went in to the toilet. In the past I have always been able to iron out the issues one way or the other. However, in this case I have exhausted my troubleshooting options along with my patients.

I've come to the conclusion that I need to purchase one of the interface boards (sold here) for my setup. However, I am not real clear on what the best option would be for my setup. And most of all the best option of reliability.

My PC's mobo does not have an onboard RS232 port. However I installed a PCI2 board that has four RS232 ports (two of which are used to PC control some scanners). And of course I have several USB ports available that could be used for USB to RS232 converters.

I only need to run one instance of PDW. Although having the option to run more than one instance in the future would be nice.

The pipe dream would be to buy a board, configure PDW and have it just work. But I know some tweaking will likely come in to play.

I "think" the route I want to go is the "RS232 interface, with serial to USB converter (Prolific chipset) and audio cable (3.5 mm connectors)"?

Thanks in advance for the help.

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