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Tip: How to terminate cables connected to TRS-80 Model I computers to prevent random execution of the power-up routine.
BYTE Apr 1981 (v.6#4) pg. 331

Build an RS-232C breakout box, a decade voltage-level indicator, and a terminal simulator. These diagnostic tools will help you make working serial connections.
BYTE Apr 1983 (v.8#4) pg. 28
Correction BYTE Aug 1983 (v.8#8) pg. 432

Unshielded twisted-pair cable for high-speed data transmission. Results of tests on various grades of cables for local area networks.
COMPUTERCRAFT May 1991 (v.1#2) pg. 54

RS-232 cables made easy. No-solder off-the-shelf components simplify fabricating computer serial cables.
COMPUTERCRAFT Jan 1992 (v.2#1) pg. 50

Tabular listings and pinout drawings for serial, printer and mouse ports, and video interfaces.
COMPUTERCRAFT Feb 1993 (v.3#2) pg. 47

Tabular listings and pinout drawings for local-area network connections, power-supply connections, MIDI interface, null modem connector, RJ-11 connector, and adapters.
COMPUTERCRAFT Apr 1993 (v.3#4) pg. 45

An explanation of the United States Electronics Industry Associates (EIA) RS-232 standard for data communications. Includes circuits for RS-232 -to- TTL converter and a breakout box. All twenty five pins of a typical DB-25 connector are discussed.
CQ. THE RADIO AMATEUR'S JOURNAL Jan 1985 (v.41#1) pg. 88
Correction CQ. THE RADIO AMATEUR'S JOURNAL Apr 1985 (v.41#4) pg. 116

Building flow-control mechanisms to pass ASCII files from one computer to another. Both RS-232C hardware and software wiring patterns are described.
CQ. THE RADIO AMATEUR'S JOURNAL Jan 1989 (v.45#1) pg. 98

Proper twisted pair wiring for different applications. Tips on selection of the correct level (1 through 5) and how many pairs to run to each location (telephone outlet, TV outlet, etc.).
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Jan-Feb 1993 (v.8#1) pg. 12

Top ten wiring mistakes when prewiring a new house for audio, video, telephone, automation, computers, etc.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Jan-Feb 1995 (v.10#1) pg. 50

Clutter busters. Selecting and installing special multiport receptacles which combine plug-ins for entertainment, computer equipment, telephones, and electrical equipment.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Mar-Apr 1995 (v.10#2) pg. 49

Essential advice for prewiring new homes for computer, telephone and video from a central distribution area.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Jun 1997 (v.12#3) pg. 29
Added Info ELECTRONIC HOUSE Aug 1997 (v.12#4) pg. 6

Overview of the role of dedicated service panels to receive outside signals (cable TV, digital satellite, telephone, Internet, ...) and distribute them throught a house.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Dec 1998 (v.13#6) pg. 34

Building a smart home. A step-by-step guide for the decisions which must be made by the homeowner when building a home equipped with state-of-the-art technologies.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Feb 2000 (v.15#1) pg. 60

Understanding the advanced wiring systems in today's smart homes.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Apr 2000 (v.15#2) pg. 38

Before you build. Step 12. Prewiring. Equipping your home with high-speed wiring.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Oct 2001 (v.16#10) pg. 31

Tip on using better cable to exceed the 250-ft. line-length limit for Novell networks.
ELECTRONICS NOW Jan 1995 (v.66#1) pg. 12

Breakout box for RS-232 signals.
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Summer 1984 (v.2#1) pg. 52

Tip: Use rubber cement to hold ribbon cable in proper alignment when installing insulation-piercing cable connectors.
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Fall 1984 (v.2#2) pg. 80

Tips on using a simple "breakout box" to reconfigure the standard RS-232 serial I/O port.
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Nov-Dec 1985 (v.2#6) pg. 96

Build a data-reversing RS-232 cable. Reverse pins 2 and 3 by installing a DPDT slide switch in the side of a D-connector's plastic hood.
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS May-Jun 1986 (v.3#3) pg. 56

Super buffered breakout box eliminates the frustrations associated with connecting peripherals equipped with DB-25 connectors to personal computers.
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Nov 1986 (v.3#6) pg. 56

How to fabricate your own computer cables. Tips on tools needed and the preparation and soldering of wires.

Breakout box for a parallel port. Breadboard arrangement makes each of the input, output, and handshaking lines readily available for attaching devices, running experiments, etc.

Apple connections. Add DB connectors to the rear of your Apple computer to make it easier to attach and remove peripheral devices.
KILOBAUD MICROCOMPUTING #49 Jan 1981 (v.5#1) pg. 122

RS-232 break-out-box. Built this re-configuration device that uses wire jumpers to configure RS-232 hookups.
MICROCOMPUTING #75 Mar 1983 (v.7#3) pg. 108

Transfering BASIC programs from one computer to another. How to fabricate cables and use modems (or null modems) to transfer ASCII files between computers.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Apr 1985 (v.1#7) pg. 38

A simple cable communications system. A standard TV/video-game r-f modulator, plus a home-brew dual-IC receiver, lets you use coaxial cable to transmit analog or digital signals over long distances.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Sep 1985 (v.2#3) pg. 53

Testing and interfacing of RS-232 serial data. Includes schematic for a typical RS-232C breakout box.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] May 1986 (v.3#5) pg. 71

RS-232C breakout box. Used to isolate and solve serial interface problems.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Aug 1986 (v.3#8) pg. 58
Correction MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Oct 1986 (v.3#10) pg. 5

Modem eliminator is easily made from two RS-232 connectors placed back-to-back and wired as shown in this article.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Jul 1987 (v.4#7) pg. 71

Curing computer-induced electromagnetic interference on shortwave receivers. Build this fiber-optic interface unit for attaching a digital computer to a SW receiver.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Mar 1989 (v.6#3) pg. 90

Tips on proper connections for an RS-232 null modem cable.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Dec 1992 (v.9#12) pg. 72

Wiring wisely for fax, modem and more. What you need to know when selecting high-grade cabling for data applications.
POPULAR HOME AUTOMATION Mar 1997 (v.2#1) pg. 12

Whole-house wiring 101. A room-by-room guide to planning your audio, video, telephone, and data communication cable needs for now and the years to come.
POPULAR HOME AUTOMATION Jul 1998 (v.3#3) pg. 26

Getting wired. A guide to wiring the home for video, telephone, power, computers, etc. Part 1.
POPULAR HOME AUTOMATION Nov 1999 (v.4#6) pg. 67

Set up your computer system with hitch-free hook-ups. How to make your own connector cables for printer, modem, etc.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1985 (v.162#3) pg. 58