Re: Quikcam parallel port

Daniel W. Erskine (
Wed, 03 Apr 1996 13:29:25 -0600

Colin Francis wrote:
> > Greetings:
> > Sorry I haven't been able to respond to your Email. Have you resolved this
> > issue, yet? Drop me a line sometime, and sorry I'm late in responding!
> >
> Hi Daniel
> Thanks for your reply
> It looks like i may have to buy the cable from Connectix.. I am a radio
> ham and at a meeting tonight we had a chat about the cu-seeme etc and
> being hams (amatuer radio operators) a questioin was raised "Why not try
> and emulate quikcam with an Ato D converter system plugged into the
> parallel port and use a standard video camera as we have been sending
> and receiving slow scan television over the air waves for years." not
> being that technical i suggested we formed a working group to look at
> the feasibility of such a project. Not wanting to do connectix out of
> bussiness we feel if we could design such a system and put it out to all
> as a circuit diagram it may allow a lot of older,less affluent or
> experimenters to gain access to the medium.
> Any info you may have which may help us to acheive our aim would be very
> much appreciated. i'm sure most would sooner build up a box of bits for
> abt $20 than pay $100 not to mention the satisfaction of doing same.
> Cheers nad i appreciate the efforts you put in on this mailing list

> Col ZL3FH in new Zealand

Thank you for your kind words. I'm going to forward this to the List, and see
if anyone out there can assist you in your quest!

Hope this helps,
"THERE IS NO SANITY... Just organized CHAOS!!!"

Daniel W. Erskine ""