Regarding the A1000's Serial Port-- I seem to recall there being more to it than just the gender being non-standard.
Weren't there some pin assignments that were different or am I confusing that with the A1000 parallel
I went through a box of old Amiga parts and found my "Amiga" DB25 serial cable. Specifically, I labeled it the "A1000 serial cable". Sure enough, it is male on both ends so it will mate up with the A1000's serial port and I can connect any female RS-232 modem on the other end.
In truth, there may be nothing special about my cable apart from having male pins on both ends, but from my research, I see the A1000 supplies voltages on three pins: 14, 21 & 23. So as long as none of the modems I wish to attach use these pins for anything, it shouldn't be a problem.
Maybe a simpler question to ask is, are the A1000 and A2000 serial ports identical except for the change in gender? I already know my WiModem232 works fine on the A2000.
It is kind of a shame there isn't an "Amiga 1000" specific version of the WiFi Modem since +5V is supplied on pin 21. No usb power would be necessary.
Another difference with the A1000 serial port is pin 22 (Ring Indicator) is not connected. Guess there are no Amiga 1000s being used to run a BBS?