DXLab Commander provides a secondary CAT port that can be connected to
"follow" frequency and mode directives emitted by another transceiver
control application (like OmniRig).
I have Commander controlling my IC-7800, and and Commander's secondary CAT
port connected to CW Skimmer via com0com; works fine.
Behalf Of Dave Baxter
Sent: Monday, March 01, 2010 9:18 AM
Subject: [dxatlas] Re:CAT issue?
In general, even with a software serial "splitter" like Eltima's (there
are other good free ones about you know!) You cannot "share" a serial
port device (your radio) between two (or more) apps.
Unless... You have some radio/interface management software in between,
such as OmniRig, that other app's can in turn connect to, and use the
data from that. And in turn, it keeps it's data tables updated as to
what the radio is doing.
But... HRD uses it's own internal drivers, as does I suspect DX4WIN
(from a brief look at it's web-page) CW Skimmer I think is the only
one here that uses Omnirig.
At the moment, you're asking a single user machine (your IC-7800) to be
a multi user device. It's all going to end in tears.
Or, you'll have to somehow divert HRD's and DX4WIN's serial traffic, so
in turn they control and poll OmniRig for their data. If you have
Eltima's virtual serial port development tools, and a compiler of your
choice, you could do that I suspect. But it wont be a trivial task.
---- Original Message ----
Posted by: "DavidM" w2pk@...
Sun Feb 28, 2010 4:40 pm (PST)
Having a problem getting CW Skimmer to connect with my IC-7800 through
an Eltima serial port splitter. Hoping someone can provide some
suggestions on this.
Here's the situation:
DX4WIN (logging program)and Ham Radio Deluxe both connect well -
simultaneously - through the port splitter. CW Skimmer does so only
infrequently. Ideally, I'd like get all three to connect at the same
Baud rate is correct, RTS and DTR are both set to "high," poll interval
and time-out are both at recommended settings, and I think I'm good at
8-N-1. So what else could it possibly be??
Thanks for any and all advice!
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