I got an ICOM ID 880H several months ago, and I'm having a blast with it. D-Star is amazing. My information indicates that there are two programming/data cable options, the OPC-1529R, only available with a 9-pin RS-232, and the OPC-478UC only available with a USB. The 1529 allows low-speed data, the 478 does not, at least at the time my info sheets were written. My laptop, which I would be using for EMCOMM, hence my great interest in data, has no RS-232. Further, somebody told me that the cable would not work well with a RS-232 - USB adapter. And my experience with those adapters hasn't been stellar anyway. Are there any work-arounds, updates/upgrades, software, etc. solutions? Or have you used an adapter with satisfactory results?