Yep, you were right. The shame of it is that the Startech which did not work cost more than the Dtech that did work. And, the Dtech cable is longer and of higher quality though like you pointed out, the male/female converter was probably the culprit.
Thanks for your help and for taking the time to delve into my connection issues. It was very much appreciated.
DHEllis59, Dover, DE
Astro Tech RC 6, Orion Starshoot II Pro Imager,
QHY 5 II Guide Camera and 30mm Guidescope,
Orion ST120mm With Electronic AccuFocuser,
Explorer Scientific EXOS GT 2 With PMC Eight
Celestron Luminous 31mm, Meade MWA 10mm, and 5mm EPs
Celestron Skymaster 15x70 binoculars,
20/20 or better vision in both eyes due to recent cataract surgery!!!
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