WSPR crashes / Windows 7 / 8

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WSPR crashes / Windows 7 / 8

Hi folks ...

since some times before I have reported here that WSPR crashed often .
(WSPR 2.20 / WSPR 2.21 & WSPR 3.0 , always in Windows 7 and Windows 8)
But I did not know exactly the reason about the crashes .
Now THE PROBLEM COULD BE SOLVED :
The problem exist with using bad USB-cables and WRONG or difficult drivers !

All USB-cables with Cable-Interfaces from PROLIFIC for radios like YAESU or ICOM
- Cables with USB-PROLIFIC-Chipset and PROLIFIC-Drivers -
ARE NOT WORKING STABLE under Windows 7 & 8 !!!
In fact , by use of the PROLIFIC-Shit ...(Messy Fake-Ware from China )
You will get... - especially under Windows 8 - by connecting the cable on
the USB-Port , ...You get immediately a HARDWARE-Conflict :
WSPR will freezing , shut-down and the computer crashed too and wants to restart again.

THE WAY TO SOLVE ALL PROBLEMS IS :
!!! USE O N L Y USB-INTERFACE-CABLES WITH : FTDI-CHIPSET and FTDI-DRIVERS !!!
So You will NEVER get a problem again with USB !

With all the Prolific-USB-Cables I could also NOT running the CAT-Control of
my IC-7000(as WSPR-Beacon-TRX configured with CAT ), IC-9100 and also NOT with my YAESU-Radios!!!
And also my software HRD / Ham-Radio-Deluxe was NOT running with the Prolific-Shit-Cables !

Here You can - for example - order FTDI-Chipset-Interface-Cables : (also for YAESU,ICOM and more Radios or USB-Applications...)

Producer: Future Technology Devices Int. LTD
http://www.valley-ent.com/catalog/icom-ct17-interface-cable-ic7000-ic703...

I must order all the cables from there because I could not found a dealer in europe !

Hope - that what I wrote here - will be helpful ...

73 de Jens / HB9JOI