Hi Larry. Most or many programs will not know how to handle COM ports greater than 8. The problem is that they are usually USB com ports and the normalMessage 1 of 2 , Nov 19, 2012View SourceHi Larry. Most or many programs will not know how to handle COM ports greater than 8. The problem is that they are usually USB com ports and the normal operating system calls do not return them. It is possible for program developers to issue different opsys calls that do return values for USB ports, but many programs are not set up for that.However you can reassign the USB com ports to a lower value that will then work. For example if your computer has COM2 free, you could reassign COM11 to COM2 and then WSJTX would be able to operate the PTT on that port.The way to reassign a COM port is by using Device Manager (Control Panel/System/Hardware/Device Manager). Select the port you want to reassign in Device Manager and open the properties dialog. Then click the 'Advanced' button and there you will be able to change the COM port assigned to the USB device, These instructions are for Windows XP. For other operating systems the location of the Device Manager and the options may vary somewhat.Hope this helps,73 - Russ K2TXB
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With the help of some of the guys on the Sked page, I was able to make two contacts on JT9 last night. The problem was the program was not transmitting with COM 11 selected which is the PTT port for my Flex 5000A. I had to select None and then manually key the Flex to make a contact. The audio paths are working fine. What is the issue with other COM port selections? It's more than just the interface as the program will not enter the transmit mode with a COM port other than None.