[App_rpt-users] usbfobs

Scott Zimmerman n3xcc at repeater-builder.com
Mon Jul 4 13:31:10 EDT 2016


Have you purchased and used any of the chips from Alibaba? I have had BAD luck in the past getting 
cm119's from eBay and such. I get them from a CMedia distributor for about $2 each. Yes, they are 
more expensive, but I know if I take the time to solder them to a board, they will work!!!


Scott Zimmerman
Amateur Radio Call N3XCC
474 Barnett Road
Boswell, PA 15531
On 7/3/2016 10:11 PM, Steve Wright wrote:
> On 04/07/16 13:47, app_rpt-users-request at ohnosec.org wrote:
>> When I asked for information on the CM108/119, the manufacture indicated
>> they were no longer making the chips, and recommended a newer version. I
>> wondered if many of these with potting are nothing more than nock-off parts,
>> covered so you can't see they are not the real part (no label); not that it
>> matters if they can't be modified any how. Don't know.
> CM119 chips can be bought new off alibaba.com for cents each, qty 1, and free freight, and a
> breakout board to mount them is equally trivial.
> Steve
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